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29
Jan

PdC EMS looks to let ambulance license lapse


Since 1965, the Prairie du Chien EMS has provided services in the Crawford County area. But, due to declining membership, loss of a medical director, a downgraded license and a lack of calls received, the organization has come to the point of surrendering its ambulance license. (Photo by Correne Martin)

A corkboard in the PdC EMS building displays some of the fun memories members have had.

By Correne Martin

Since 1965, Prairie du Chien EMS has provided services in the Crawford County area. But, due to declining membership, loss of a medical director, a downgraded license and a lack of calls coming in, the organization has come to the point of surrendering its ambulance license altogether.

“We all feel deeply disappointed,” said Joe Morovits, PdC EMS president.

“We worked so hard to keep this business going for the public,” added Jerry Barrette, former 34-year member. “I feel like we were taken for granted. People thought we’d always be here.”

Mon
29
Jan

Fredrick “Fred” Everett Huff

 

Fredrick “Fred” Huff, 63, of Farmersburg, Iowa, died Sunday, Jan. 21, at Veterans Memorial Hospital, Waukon, Iowa, after a brave battle with cancer. 

 

Fredrick Everett was born on Aug. 22, 1954, to Everett and Dorothy (Seitz) Huff in Waukon, Iowa. He graduated from MFL High School in 1973.

Mon
29
Jan

Proposed Great River Road Trail

 

Proposed trail 

along Great River Road taking its first steps

By Ted Pennekamp

 

There is a movement afoot for a proposed multi-use trail along the Great River Road (Highway 35) in Crawford and Vernon counties.

Mon
29
Jan

Seneca over Wauzeka-Steuben Girls


Seneca’s Haley Wall shoots a fade-away jumper in the middle of the lane as several Wauzeka-Steuben players defend in first-half action Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Lady Hornets’ Ravyn Krachey shoots from just inside the arc Thursday night.

Jordan Mormann of Wauzeka-Steuben flips a pass into a teammate as Seneca’s Alivia Salinas defends Thursday night.

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Erin Krachey has a tough shot against the defense of Michelle Clark (14) of Seneca. Emily Garfoot defends from behind.

 

Seneca 

ousts WS girls

Seneca ousted visiting Wauzeka-Steuben 69-50 in a Ridge and Valley girls basketball game Thursday night. 

Seneca improved to 10-3 on the season and 9-1 in league play to remain tied for first with Kickapoo.

Wauzeka-Steuben dropped to 10-8 overall and 7-3 in conference action. They are in third place in the Ridge and Valley. 

Mon
29
Jan

Prairie Girls Basketball

 

RC girls get past Lady Blackhawks

The Prairie du Chien girls basketball team lost a hard fought battle against host Richland Center on Friday, Jan. 26, with a final score of 50-46. 

The Hawks had seven girls contribute to scoring, with Brytta Sagedahl and Macey Banasik leading with 13 points each. Ella Hager had 7, MaKenzie Knapp had 5, Hope Meyer had 4, and Gabby Ritchie and Abby Feye each had 2. 

Thu
25
Jan

Shirley J. Sheckler

Shirley J. Sheckler, 80, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Mayo Health System in La Crosse, after a brief illness. 

 

Thu
25
Jan

Richard C. “Dick” Stark

 

A longtime Prairie du Chien businessman, Richard C. “Dick” Stark, 82, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Mayo Health System in La Crosse, following a brief illness. 

 

Thu
25
Jan

Terry Burrington

 

Terry Burrington, formerly of Prairie du Chien, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Agrace Hospice in Janesville where he had been admitted on Monday. 

 

Wed
24
Jan

Spahn & Rose Foundation awards grant for chamber addition

The Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce has been pondering the idea of adding to its facility for the purposes of a community/conference center, observation deck and a wrap-around walkway. With a recent $5,000 grant from the Spahn & Rose Foundation, the chamber has now reached over 70 percent of its project costs. Spahn & Rose has been in business since 1904 and is headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa. The Prairie du Chien lumber yard has been in town since 1991 and at its current location since 2005. Every year, the Spahn & Rose Foundation donates to nonprofit organizations in the communities that are home to its 24 lumber yards. According to Brent Posten, Prairie du Chien’s general manager, this is the first time any entity from Prairie du Chien has ever applied for the grant. Chamber CEO Bob Moses said he expects the project to utilize Spahn & Rose materials during the construction process. Moses said the goal is for groundbreaking to happen in April.

Wed
24
Jan

Fame achieved by people with Crawford County connections

Rachel Mergen

Numerous men and women of various fame were born and raised in Crawford County. Others simply spent time in the local communities at some point in their lives. There are certainly more than just seven such individuals, but what follows is a cross-section of those with local connections who are known across the country and, in some cases, the globe.

Barbara Bedford
Barbara Bedford, born as Violet May Rose in the Prairie du Chien and Eastman area, was a silent film actress, who appeared in many films. Her long list of film appearances included in the “The Last of the Mohicans,” “Tumbleweeds” and “Cradle of Courage.”

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