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Wed
01
Jun

ATV-UTV Routes


Royce Walters, a member of the Crawford County Ridge Runners, drives an ATV from Prairie Motor Sports, one of several sponsors of the club and the ATV-UTV route in Crawford County.

 

New ATV-UTV route system up and running, 

Crawford County Ridge Runners seeks new members, sponsors

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Crawford County Ridge Runners ATV-UTV Club is up and running and continues to seek new members and sponsors. 

Wed
01
Jun

Area Athletes on to State Track Meet

 

Area track athletes going to State Meet in La Crosse

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Three athletes from area schools have qualified for the State Track Meet to be held at UW-La Crosse on June 3-4.

Wed
01
Jun

Memorial Day


Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Tony Kurtz gets emotional during his speech about those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country and for freedom. Standing behind Kurtz at the Fort Crawford Cemetery are Hunter Domeier of Troop 520 who recited the “Gettysburg Address” and Bree Doll of Cadet Troop 1081 who read “In Flanders Field.” (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Prairie du Chien Honor Guard marches along South Beaumont Road during the Memorial Day Parade in Prairie du Chien.

The Prairie du Chien High School Marching Band performs while marching toward the Fort Crawford Cemetery Monday morning.

Members of the Prairie du Chien Boy Scouts salute the American Flag during the ceremony at the Fort Crawford Cemetery on Memorial Day.

Members of the Prairie du Chien Girl Scouts put flowers on the headstones in the Fort Crawford Cemetery during the Memorial Day Observance in Prairie du Chien Monday morning.
Wed
25
May

Donna M. Kaufman

 

Donna M. Kaufman, 88, of Prairie du Chien passed away Tuesday, May 24, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

She was born Aug. 30, 1927 in Wyalusing Township, the daughter of William and Edith (Ellis) Long. She married Richard Kaufman on Sept. 5, 1952 in Prairie du Chien. He preceded her in death on May 1, 2009. Donna was an active member of the Eagles Club in Prairie du Chien and enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, garage sales and gardening. 

Wed
25
May

Prairie's Season Ends


Molly Mason tosses the ball to Kelly Check at first base to get the out on a ground ball. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Lauren Nicholson winds up versus Boscobel Tuesday.

Lauren Nicholson hits the ball into the ground in front of home plate to get a single.

Kelly Check lays down a beautiful bunt for a base hit that advances two runners Tuesday afternoon in Division 3 Regional softball action against Boscobel.

JaZmien Chestnut beats the throw to second base for a double against Boscobel.

 

Boscobel ends 

Prairie’s season

Boscobel defeated host Prairie du Chien 7-5 in a Division 3 Regional softball game Tuesday afternoon. 

Prairie scored first with a run in the second inning to go up 1-0. 

Boscobel scored 3 runs in the top of the fourth and Prairie scored 1 in the bottom half as Boscobel led 3-2. 

Wed
25
May

Invasive Species


This is an example of Japanese hops.

 

Didymo, Japanese hops discussed in first of series about invasive species

By Ted Pennekamp

 

June is invasive species awareness month, so now is a good time to begin a series of articles about the many invasives found in Crawford County and what citizens can do to help get rid of or prevent them. 

Wed
25
May

Crawford County Dairy Breakfast at Achenbach farm June 4


Owners of Achenbach Hy-View Farms in rural Eastman include Steve and Terri Achenbach and Matt and Keri Achenbach. Also pictured are Owen, Keaton, Emory and Briggs. Not pictured are Steve and Terri’s other children: Angie, Adam, Jenni and Megan. (Submitted photo)

June is Dairy month and that means the Crawford County Dairy Breakfast is upon us. This year’s breakfast will be Saturday, June 4, from 6 to 10 a.m. at the Achenbach Hy-View Farms,  29243 State Highway 27, between Prairie du Chien and Eastman. As always, for a couple dollars per plate, breakfast-goers will enjoy a fresh and filling meal as well as the unique farm experience. Children under 12 eat at a discounted price, and children under 5 eat free.

The farm is owned and operated by Steve and Terri Achenbach and son Matt and Keri Achenbach.

Wed
25
May

Vandalism investigated at Kembles Greenhouse

Kembles Greenhouse, in Prairie du Chien, reported thousands of dollars in vandalism to its plants and trees last week, according to Prairie du Chien Police Chief Chad Abram.
On Saturday, May 21, a city police officer was dispatched to Kembles and, upon arrival, learned that all of the business’ trees, valued at about $3,500, had been cut in half and ruined. The officer was called back another day, after some other trees and plants were possibly sprayed with an unknown chemical, as they were starting to wilt. The case remains under investigation.

Wed
25
May

Construction on multi-use path to begin early July


The Safe Routes to School grant will allow for a 10-foot, asphalt, multi-use path to be constructed, beginning in July, on the north side of Wells Street, from 19th Street east to 22nd Street—near Bluff View Intermediate School. This will connect into other paths/sidewalks in the city of Prairie du Chien. (Photos by Correne Martin)

The Safe Routes to School path will also be constructed this summer on the south side of Campion Boulevard, from 18th Street west to 10th Street, near the Prairie Health chiropractic office. This will aso connect into other paths/sidewalks, which will ultimately provide a six-mile public trail around the city.

By Correne Martin

A 10-foot-wide, asphalt, multi-use path will be constructed this summer on parts of Wells Street and Campion Boulevard in Prairie du Chien, as part of a Safe Routes to School project that’s been more than a decade in the making. The city, Delta 3 Engineering and New Age Construction, the bid-winning company from Muscoda, are hosting a public information meeting on Tuesday, June 21, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., to discuss the proposed route and scope of work and answer questions from concerned residents. The meeting will take place in the community room at city hall.

“If anyone has questions about sod, trees, sprinkler system modifications, etc., they would want to voice their opinion,” City Administrator Aaron Kramer said.

Tue
24
May

Larry Dale Gramling

 

Larry Dale Gramling, 75, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at home in Brice Prairie, Wis. on Sunday, May 22. A celebration of life will take place at the Holmen American Legion, Holmen, on Thursday May 26 at 11 a.m. with luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred in his memory to the Holmen American Legion, Post 284.

Information and online condolences may be given to the family at www.dickinsonfuneralhomes.com.

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