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Fri
14
Oct

William Daniel McCoy

 

William Daniel McCoy, 91, of Prairie du Chien passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Crossing River’s Hospital.

Wed
12
Oct

Halls of Terror


Prairie du Chien Librarian Nancy Ashmore holds two copies of the book “The Fright Seeker’s Guide to Random Haunts and Other Horrific Things” donated by Nate Gilberts and Nick Gilberts of Scream Xtreme Monday. The Halls of Terror is one of two Wisconsin attractions featured in the book.

 

So good it’s scary

Horrifying Halls of Terror awaits for those who dare

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
12
Oct

River Ridge Volleyball


River Ridge’s Skylar White smashes the ball past Grace Morgan of Potosi Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Grace Mergen finesses the ball over to the Potosi side in the first game Tuesday night.

Rachael Herrick deftly pops the ball past the Potosi defender.

Skylar White (9) and Lexi Harper (6) go up for the block in first-game action.

River Ridge’s Taylor Langmeier pounds a winner against visiting Potosi.

Karli Jandro of River Ridge makes a good return against Potosi in the second game.

 

River Ridge 

girls beat Potosi

The River Ridge volleyball team hosted Potosi Tuesday night and won with scores of 25-20, 21-25, 25-22, and 25-18. It was Senior Night for River Ridge.

Stats include:

 Kills - Taylor Langmeier 21, Skylar White 17

Wed
12
Oct

It’s time to spread a little Fallfire

With the support of several area businesses, cartoonist John Mundt, Esquire, of Prairie du Chien, is hosting the 13th annual Fallfire Art Contest now through Saturday, Nov. 5. Open to artists of any age, and in all mediums, Fallfire is now accepting submissions.

Inspired by the sights and sounds of autumn, Mundt, illustrator of “The Collected Short Stories of L. Frank Baum,” founded the contest in 2004 to challenge artists to “flex their creative muscles.” Participants are asked to create a work inspired by the word “fallfire.”

“Fall always puts me in a very creative mood. I hope to share that feeling with this creativity-inducing exercise,” Mundt said.

Wed
12
Oct

Oktoberfest: A ‘gute zeit’ for the whole family


As you and your family enjoy Oktoberfest on St. Feriole Island Saturday, you will likely see and hear the festive presence of Fred Isaak, accordion player for River City Ruckus, one of the bands performing again this year. You can find him, along with plenty of activities, and authentic German food and beer, under the big top tent in the Memorial Gardens. (Courier Press file photo)

“Bunny,” the French bulldog, attracted plenty of children wanting to pet the cute puppy, who was one of the winners of the 2015 Oktoberfest canine costume contest.

By Correne Martin

Talk about authentic German cuisine! The 2015 Oktoberfest crowd devoured 435 brats, 240 pork loins, 120 jumbo hot dogs, 80 knackwurst, 150 soft jumbo pretzels, 180 bread pudding muffins, 108 pumpkin bars and 12 loaves of German bread. Plus, over 2,000 attendees consumed limitless pints of German beers.

To help provide such a “gute zeit” for event-goers of all ages, 15 committee members plan and organize Oktoberfest, along with assistance from more than 40 volunteers, working on 17 different activities offered at this true family affair.

“What sets us apart from other Oktoberfests is that we want it to be family-oriented. We want to have authentic foods and beers, music and activities for the whole family,” declared Mike Ulrich, Prairie du Chien parks and recreation director.

Wed
12
Oct

Learn all about cancer in ‘clear and simple’ series


Lynn Groom, Crossing Rivers Health education coordinator, presents the Cancer Clear and Simple program to the hospital’s partners group. (Submitted photo)

By Correne Martin

Cancer. What happens when you are diagnosed? What does it all mean? Can we prevent it and how can we do so?

A free, two-part educational cancer series designed to build health knowledge and improve health-related decision making is offered in Crawford County this month. Cancer Clear and Simple spans the topics of cancer basics, prevention, causes, self-care, and finding it early. There will be discussion, videos and interactive activities, as well as demonstrations on how cancer spreads and how to create your own healthy SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time specific) goals.

Tue
11
Oct

Man arrested for murder accused of staging a hanging

By Ted Pennekamp

 

A Georgia man arrested for the murder of a Bridgeport woman is accused of trying to stage her suicide according to the probable cause statement filed Monday afternoon in Crawford County Circuit Court. 

Tue
11
Oct

Conrad L. Baughman

 

Conrad L. Baughman, 72, of Harpers Ferry, Iowa, passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center just 20 days following the death of his wife Sandra.

Tue
11
Oct

Ervin Stanley Walker

 

Ervin Stanley Walker, 99, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Seneca, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

He was born on May 22, 1917, to Raymond and Mildred Walker, of Homer. Ervin Walker married Gertrude Adams on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 1939, in Dubuque, Iowa. Bill and Ardyth Adams were their witnesses. Bill was Gertrude’s brother, and Ardyth was Ervin’s sister. Bill and Ardyth were also married. In 1993, Gertrude passed away. Ervin married Laura Elliot in 1997.

Mon
10
Oct

FEMA Tours Crawford County


FEMA representatives, along with state and county officials, look at what is left of Rush Creek Road as part of their tour of Crawford County Friday. (Photo by Dennis Pelock)

 

FEMA holds meeting, tours Crawford County to assess damages

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) representatives toured Crawford and several other counties in southwest Wisconsin on Oct. 6 and Oct. 7 in order to look at damage from recent heavy rains and floods and to get estimates from the towns, villages, cities and counties.

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