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Wed
15
Oct

Eastman and Wauzeka postmasters retire


Galen Freymiller served as the postmaster of the Wauzeka Post Office for 18 years and gave the USPS over 34 years as a whole. He retired on Sept. 30.

By Correne Martin

Just as the old Bob Dylan song goes: The times, they are a-changin’. The United States Postal Service has seen its fair share of changes through the years with regard to automation, variety of mailings, technology, office hours and personnel. Recently, the post offices in Eastman and Wauzeka have experienced yet another change, with the retirement of their postmasters, Marcia Clark and Galen Freymiller, respectively. Both completed their three-decade careers with the postal service on Sept. 30.

“The postal service has been a great place to work. I enjoyed mail distribution and interacting with the people,” said Clark, a McGregor resident who was postmaster in Eastman for 23 years. “The many changes through the years have made it challenging. But the people of Eastman welcomed me into their community and my co-workers made my job easier.”

Tue
14
Oct

Carl C. "Mike" Wachter

 

 Carl C. “Mike” Wachter, 97, Prairie du Chien passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

Mon
13
Oct

River Ridge beats Highland


Desmond Crapp breaks free and races to a 55-yard touchdown in the third quarter. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Brock Kazda stiff arms a Highland defender on the way to a good gain on an end around.

River Ridge opened up some running room Saturday afternoon gaining 291 yards on the ground.

River Ridge’s Kirk Martin sprints down the sideline for a TD Saturday afternoon against host Highland.

 

Timberwolves 

fly past Cardinals

River Ridge spoiled Highland’s Homecoming by beating the Cardinals 35-13 on a nice fall Saturday afternoon for high school football. 

Highland got on the board first with a fumble recovery and made the kick to take a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter. 

Mon
13
Oct

Oktoberfest


The hay bale maze is a popular event for youngsters at the annual Prairie du Chien Oktoberfest celebration at the St. Feriole Island Gardens. (Courier Press file photo)

 

Everyone invited to enjoy Oktoberfest 2014

By Ted Pennekamp

 

There’s plenty of entertainment scheduled at Prairie du Chien’s fifth annual Oktoberfest, set for Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the St. Feriole Island Memorial Gardens.

Mon
13
Oct

Local fisherman presumed drowned near Lock and Dam

A Ferryville fisherman presumably drowned on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 11, at the Lock and Dam 9, near Lynxville, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department. However, as of Sunday afternoon, the man’s body had not been located and the search continued.

At 12:40 p.m., Saturday, the sheriff’s department was notified of a boater who had fallen overboard at the lock and dam. Roger S. Goodell, 64, of rural Ferryville, and a friend were fishing in that area of the Mississippi River.

Fri
10
Oct

Scott Lamphiear

 

Scott Lamphiear, 50, of Rainy River, Ontario, Canada passed away Aug. 6 from complications of Multiple Sclerosis. A celebration of life will be held at Thunderbird Lanes in Baraboo on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 2 to 6 pm. Parents Lynn Lamphiear of Baraboo, Harry  and Sandy Hopkins of Bagley and Scott and Kelli (Lamphiear) Hagan of California will be in attendance.

 
Fri
10
Oct

Ernest (Ernie) M. Otteson

 

Ernest (Ernie) M. Otteson, 87, of Osage, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, Oct.8, at the Faith Home in Osage, after an extended illness.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, October 13, at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, with burial in Calvary Cemetery both in Prairie du Chien. Military honors will be held graveside by the Prairie du Chien Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage, Iowa. There will also be visitation one hour before services at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church. www.champion-bucheitfuneralhome.com

Wed
08
Oct

River Ridge volleyball


Bridgette Myers skies and skims one over the net. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Johanna Allen gets the ball over and past the Potosi player during the second game.

Amber Patterson finesses one over Taylor Kennedy of Potosi.

Bridgette Myers (14) hits the ball past the Potosi defenders as the rest of the River Ridge team readies for the next play.

Roni Zinkle battles at the net during the second game Tuesday night.

 

River Ridge 

girls come back 

against Potosi

River Ridge lost the first game of its match against visiting Potosi Tuesday night 23-25 but came back to win the next three games 25-23, 25-19 and 25-21 to earn the victory three games to one in Western Six Rivers volleyball action. 

Wed
08
Oct

Man killed in rollover

On Oct. 6, at 11:39 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a one-vehicle rollover crash located at the intersection of Highway 27 and Bob White Glen Road in the township of Utica. The reporting party informed dispatch that the driver was non-responsive.

Crawford County deputies arrived on scene and found Benjamin J. Quamme, 33, Mount Sterling, pinned in the vehicle and non-responsive. Deputies removed Quamme from the vehicle as Ocooch Mountain Rescue arrived on scene. Deputies and EMS performed CPR for more than an hour while Tri-State Ambulance and Med Link Air arrived. Quamme was later pronounced dead on the scene.

Wed
08
Oct

Firefighter terminated after fire attendance, conduct violations

By Correne Martin

A 26-year Prairie du Chien volunteer firefighter has been terminated from his position with the local fire department following fire attendance and conduct violations (of the department’s bylaws) as determined by the Prairie du Chien Police and Fire Commission.

Frank Pintz Jr. was accused at a disciplinary hearing, at Prairie du Chien City Hall last Wednesday, Oct. 1, of lying about his attendance at an April 27, 2014, fire call at 810 E. McLeod St. According to testimony at the hearing, Pintz called and directed his son, Ben Pintz, lieutenant and eight-year firefighter who was driving a fire truck back to the station at the time, to mark him as having attended the call. Frank Pintz later admitted to Fire Chief Bruce “Harry” Remz he was neither at the scene or the fire station.

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