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River Ridge-Cassville wrestling

RRC wrestling vs. MFL MarMac
Alex Morgan of River Ridge-Cassville attempts an escape against Seth Heying of MFL MarMac Friday night in their 126-pound match. MFL won the meet 51-24. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)
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Antoine to go for the gold in the Winter Olympics

Antoine heading to Russia
Prairie du Chien’s Matt Antoine will be representing the United States in the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Matt Antoine

IGLS, Austria – The U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation (USBSF) has announced that Prairie du Chien’s Matt Antoine is among the athletes who will represent the United States in the women’s and men’s skeleton events at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Antoine, John Daly (Smithtown, NY) and Kyle Tress (Ewing, NJ) qualified for the three available men’s positions. Noelle Pikus-Pace (Orem, Utah) and Katie Uhlaender (Breckenridge, Colo.) earned the two women’s spots. 

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Jan

Debra Gucciardo

 

Debra Jean Gucciardo, 59 , Wauzeka passed away Oct. 17, 2013. A memorial service will be held Jan. 25 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wauzeka. Visitation we be at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. A lunch will follow at the family home. All are welcome.

 
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Paul Dohse

 

Paul R. Dohse, 60, of McGregor passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 

He was born March 8, 1953 in Prairie du Chien, the son of Carl and Frances (Goite) Dohse. He married Kari Corlett on May 18, 1991 at Pikes Peak in McGregor. Paul worked as a chef for many area restaurants including; The Red Cedar, The Barn and Captain’s Reef. He and Kari owned and operated the Heidelburg Restaurant in Luana, Iowa also. He was an avid Packer and Brewer fan.

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James Cipra

 

 James Donald “Cips” Cipra, 67, Rockford, devoted and dearly loved father of “The magnificent seven” died at 8:30 A.M. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at his home, peacefully with family. 

He was born Feb. 11, 1946, in Prairie du Chien, son of Frank and Esther Berntgen Cipra. He married Joellyn Lindner of Marquette, Iowa on Sept. 24, 1966. He was a US Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War. He was employed at Ingersoll for 37 years, retiring in 2002. He will be remembered as a very giving man who loved his family, and was an avid Packer fan. 

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Roger J. Pellock

 

 A well known Prairie du Chien businessman, Roger J. Pellock, 79, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, at his home surrounded by his family. 

He was born Dec. 18, 1934 on the family farm in Eastman, the son of Jack and Helen (DuCharme) Pellock. He graduated from Seneca High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army stationed in Korea as a Staff Sergeant following the Korean Conflict. Shortly after he finished his tour of duty, Roger returned to the area and met, then married, the love of his life, Mary Ellen Leard on Aug. 3, 1957 at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. 

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Violet Clark

 

Violet G. Clark, 89, formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, at the Palatka Health Care Center in Palatka, Fla. 

She was born Sept. 14, 1924 in Brodtville, the daughter of Ned and Goldie (Rockwell) Yost. She married Floyd Clark on Oct. 14, 1942 in St. Louis, Mo. She and her husband owned and operated the Delta Motel in Prairie du Chien and Violet later retired from 3M Company in Prairie du Chien. 

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Wintry conditions factor in multiple crashes

Vehicles hit head on
On Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 8:13 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a head on collision in Wauzeka Township. A 2013 GMC van owned by LDL Construction of Boscobel and operated by Ronald Paetz of Blue River was westbound on Highway 60 approximately 500 feet east of Highway 131. A 2008 Ford Escape owned and operated by Kyle White of Prairie du Chien was eastbound on Highway 60. White reported hitting slush on the highway and losing control. The White vehicle then crossed the center of the road and struck the oncoming Paetz van head on. Both Paetz and White were transported by EMS to the Boscobel hospital. White was cited for failure to have control. Both vehicles were total losses. The Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Tri State and Boscobel EMS, Wauzeka  First Responders and Fire, Terry’s Tire and Tow, and the Crawford County Highway Department.

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Jan

EHD

 

More EHD deer 

carcasses found 

in Clayton County

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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City of PdC’s budget book details return on taxpayers’ investment

By Correne Martin
 
Every December, Prairie du Chien City Administrator Aaron Kramer compiles a budget book for the coming year. It includes a review of the current year, an assessment of what projects are to come the next year, a rundown of revenue and expenses for the coming year, a chart showing how Prairie du Chien ranks among other cities, as well as some miscellaneous information and pictures.

If you are a taxpayer in the city of Prairie du Chien, this budget book would be of great interest to you. Copies are available at City Hall, and on the city’s website (www.prairieduchien.info).

Prairie du Chien taxpayers will see a decrease of about $2.19 on a home assessed at $100,000 on their 2014 tax bill, determined by the total tax values and rates from the city, the county, the K-12 and college school systems, and the state combined.

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