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Mon
27
Jan

Antoine family, friends headed to Russia

Antoine presentation
Mary Antoine gives a presentation to adults and children about her son Matt and the sport of skeleton in the Prairie du Chien Public Library Saturday morning.

 

The road to Russia

Antoine family and friends gearing up for trip to Winter Olympics

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Prairie du Chien’s Mary Antoine, along with six family members and friends, will be trackside to cheer on Mary’s son Matt as he races in the skeleton at the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Fri
24
Jan

Nedra Sinram

 

Nedra Jean Sinram, 85, Prairie du Chien, formerly of Monona, Iowa, and Nashua, Iowa died Monday, Jan. 20, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born June 30, 1928 to Edwin and Bernice (Schultz) Brunner in Roseville, Iowa.  Nedra graduated from Greene High School in Greene, Iowa.

Fri
24
Jan

Ken Borne

 

Ken Borne, 83, passed peacefully Jan. 21, in Bradenton, Fla. 

He was born Feb. 11, 1930 in Prairie du Chien, the second son of five children to Harry and Marilla (Kahler) Borne. In his early years, he competed in sports at Prairie High with his brothers Harry and Bob, achieving many awards in various sports. He spoke proudly of his athletic achievements in his youth.

Ken married Betty Jean Rodenkirch, of Prairie du Chien on April 28, 1951, at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church. Their enduring love carried them through the next 63 years.

Wed
22
Jan

Sprosty, Sutton engaged

Tug and Kim Sprosty, of Steuben, and Ron and June Sutton, of Prairie du Chien, wish to announce the engagement of their children, Danyelle Sue Sprosty, a Seneca High School graduate, and Clarke Andrew Sutton, a PdC High School graduate. A wedding is planned for 2014.

Wed
22
Jan

PdC Girl Scouts host open house Jan. 28


While the Cookie Program may be the most well known aspect of Girl Scouts, girls will also participate in other activities and day camps fostering enduring characteristics of making friends, working together and, of course, having fun.

If you join Girl Scouts this winter, you’ll still have time to help out with the tastiest part of the year, the Cookie Program!

Girl Scouts get into action through activities like hiking and taking day trips.

By Caitlin Bittner

Most people know about Girl Scouts because of the tasty treats they sell in the spring of the year, but they are so much more than that.

Badgerland Council Director of Marketing Christy Gibbs said that the mission of Girl Scouts is to build courage, confidence and character so that the girls can make the world a better place.

“A girl who was a Girl Scout for even just a few years is more likely to grow up to earn a college degree, earn more money and give more hours of community service than the girl who was not a Girl Scout,” said Gibbs, who went on to note that the Girl Scout Research Institute conducted a study showing the truth of her statement.

Wed
22
Jan

No injuries in standoff

No one was injured in a standoff Sunday, Jan. 19, in Bridgeport Township, according to Crawford County Sheriff Dale McCullick.

At about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Crawford County law enforcement responded to a domestic dispute on Cyprus Lane in Bridgeport, where a 36-year-old man and his 34-year-old wife had been arguing at their rural Bridgeport home. During the argument and prior to officers arriving, the man barricaded himself inside his bedroom with numerous weapons. When sheriff’s deputies arrived, they took the woman and their four children out of the home to safety.

The Crawford County Crisis Resolution Team (CRT) was activated, including members of the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, Prairie du Chien Police Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol. Officers surrounded the home.

Wed
22
Jan

Car rear-ends semi

On Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7:33 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a two-vehicle accident in Bridgeport Township.

A 2003 Freightliner pulling a refrigerated trailer owned by Riverland Trucking of Winona, Minn., and operated by Roger E. Loth of St. Charles, Minn., was eastbound on Highway 18 approximately .1 mile west of South Main Street.

Following the semi was a 1997 Oldsmobile owned and operated by John J. Hoffman of Guttenberg, Iowa.

Due to heavy snowfall, the semi was traveling approximately 35 mph.

The Hoffman vehicle rear-ended the semi-trailer.

There were no injuries.

The semi was driven from the scene.

The Oldsmobile had heavy front end damage and was removed by Bob’s Towing.

Wed
22
Jan

Semi knocks roof off of Ferryville building

On Jan. 13, at approximately 6:54 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of Market Street and Main Street in the village of Ferryville.  

Harry C. Wilkinson, 79, Thompson, Ill., was attempting to turn onto Market Street from Main Street. Wilkinson was operating a 2005 Kenworth semi with a trailer attached. While making the turn, Wilkinson’s trailer struck the side of the Cheapo Depot building. The roof of the building was dislodged and fell onto Market Street.

The trailer of the semi had extensive damage. Wilkinson claimed no injuries in the accident and no one in the store was injured.

Wed
22
Jan

PdC council looks at making two blocks of Wacouta one-way, transfers boat launch fees

By Correne Martin

The Prairie du Chien Common Council approved a first reading Tuesday night of a proposal to change South Wacouta Avenue, from Iowa Street to Blackhawk Avenue, to a one-way street, with the traffic direction being northerly. In addition, parking would be converted to diagonal on the west side of South Wacouta, from Wisconsin Street to Blackhawk Avenue, potentially creating seven to 10 additional parking spaces.

Wed
22
Jan

Woman donates something special to Eagles’ telethon

michelle little
As someone who has personally battled numerous heart and cancer health problems, Michelle Little is donating a handmade variegated afghan to the Eagles Heart and Cancer Telethon. It will be auctioned at the Eagles Club. Michelle’s afghan was being cleaned and wasn’t available for this picture. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

Every year, the Eagles’ Heart and Cancer Telethon comes and goes and Michelle Little, of Bridgeport, contemplates donating something special to be auctioned. She’s wanted to give for years, but for reasons she’s uncertain, she has consistently passed on the opportunity.

But this year is different.

Michelle has decided to present telethon organizers with a variegated, king-size afghan that she created many years ago, but never used because she had no need for a blanket so big. She always kept it in plastic and in good condition for the most appropriate person or fundraiser. Now it is time for Michelle to part with the afghan and the proceeds from its sale will benefit regional heart and cancer programs.

“It’s the Heart and Cancer Telethon, and I just felt like I wanted to do this. I also want people to know how severe illness like I’ve experienced can really change your life,” Michelle stated.

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