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Wed
09
Nov

45th president stuns nation

Republican Donald Trump winning the electoral vote and being named the 45th president of the United States of America has stunned the nation. He upset those who voted against him and surprised many who voted in his favor.

According to numerous national news outlets, Trump claimed victory with 276 votes to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 218, with 44 votes still undecided.

In Wisconsin, 48 percent of voters, or 1,407,401 people, felt Trump is the man for the job, and 47 percent, or 1,380,512 people chose Clinton for president.

Once Crawford County’s results came in on election night, they showed that many of the townships and villages in the county supported Trump. The county’s final unofficial results depicted a decision for Trump with 3,844 votes over Clinton, who had 3,426 votes. Here’s the breakdown (Trump - T, Clinton - C):

Wed
09
Nov

Third time’s a charm at River Ridge

Voters of the River Ridge School District decided the third time was the charm, for all district students and staff to be located at one site. The district’s Patch Grove facilities will see additions and remodeling, to the tune of $9.5 million, on one pre K-12 campus.

In a presidential election that featured high voter turnout, the school district’s electorate voted in favor of Question 1 in Tuesday’s referendum. However, question 2 failed, meaning the school’s football field and track will remain in Bloomington, while all students and staff will be moved to one location in Patch Grove.

Unofficial voting results showed 938 “yes” votes and 851 “no” votes for question 1, and, for question 2, there were 969 “no” votes and 801 “yes” votes. Broken down into community, results were as follows:

Wed
09
Nov

Stream Restoration Projects


Stream restoration not only creates healthy trout populations, but has many other benefits as well. (Photo courtesy of TUDARE)

 

TUDARE to help restore streams in 

Crawford County, organization works toward making 

Driftless Area a showcase of what restoration can be

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
09
Nov

Rev. John Charles “Father Jack” Kilburg

 

The Reverend Father John Charles “Father Jack” Kilburg, M.S.F., 87 of Seguin, Texas, passed away on Nov. 6. 

Mon
07
Nov

Evelyn F. Hillman

 

Evelyn F. Hillman, 94, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Monday, Nov. 7, at the Prairie Maison Care Center.  

She was born Oct. 13, 1922, in Ferryville, the daughter of William and Rose (Cox) Seymour. 

Mon
07
Nov

Seneca Volleyball


The Seneca girls rock the house after winning a point at the State Volleyball Tournament Friday at the Resch Center in Green Bay. (Photos by Sandy Connors)

Seneca’s Becky Trautsch sets the ball up for a teammate.

Emily Garfoot pounds the ball to Newman Catholic at the state tournament.

Liv Swanson goes high for the spike against Newman Catholic Friday morning.

 

Seneca girls 

show dignity, pride

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Seneca girls volleyball team ended a fine season Friday at the State Volleyball Tournament at the Resch Center in Green Bay. 

Mon
07
Nov

PdCHS Drama Hawks entertaining audiences with ‘Little Shop of Horrors’


Owen Feye, acting as Seymour, the botanical genius of a shop assistant, gains instant fame after discovering an unusual plant he names Audrey II. Still a small plant, he learns that it lives and grows after eating blood and flesh. He’s pictured feeding it a few drops of blood and asking it to grow and draw attention from his love interest, Audrey. (Photo by Correne Martin)

The three main characters, Audrey and Seymour, and Mr. Mushnik, their employer, are in awe of the money coming into the Skid Row flower shop since the overnight sensation plant draws attention to the shop.

The main female lead in the musical, Audrey, the flower shop’s arrangement maker, is played by Anna McDuffey. She’s in an abusive relationship but has a crush on her co-worker, Seymour. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Carter Witzig is Mr. Mushnik who owns the little flower shop on Skid Row. Here, he sings about calling his overnight sensation assistant “his son” in order to increase the business’ fortune.

David Yager was full of energy and hilarity in his role as the dentist/boyfriend of Audrey in “Little Shop of Horrors.” He is shown here wearing a laughing gas mask and singing about the enjoyment he feels in inflicting pain on others. Meanwhile, Seymour ponders whether to shoot him before the gas mask becomes stuck and asphyxiates him.

Mr. Mushnik sings with the Goddesses of Swag.......

By Correne Martin

If you missed the “Little Shop of Horrors” presented by the Prairie du Chien High School Drama Hawks, you have a few more chances to see the horror comedy rock musical in the high school’s little theater: Friday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The cast and crew of about 25 have put on four spectacular shows already and audiences are loving it.

“A lot are quite familiar with the story,” Director Phil Stiemke said. “We did a short concert-type presentation a few years ago and some of this year’s kids were there for that. Some of them have a lot to do in this one.”

Mon
07
Nov

Piggly Wiggly receives Governor’s Award for Exemplary Employment


Those congratulating Curt and Shelly Zinkle on the Governor’s Award for Exemplary Employment were (front row, from left) Fabian Hurley, Chelsey Natwick, Marvin Bannister; (back row) Samina Grimes-DVR counselor, Amy Grotzke-Workforce Development director, Delora Newton–DVR administrator, Shelly Zinkle, Curt Zinkle, Kim Thompson–Opportunity Center employment specialist and Amy Studden–DVR business services consultant.

By Correne Martin

Zinkle’s Piggly Wiggly in Prairie du Chien was recognized on Oct. 26, with the Governor’s Award for Exemplary Employment for the store owners’ commitment to recruit and hire job seekers with disabilities. Curt and Shelly Zinkle accepted the award from the Department of Workforce Development Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).

The Zinkles have worked with the Opportunity Center in Prairie du Chien to find employment opportunities for people with disabilities served by the center.

Mon
07
Nov

Seventh graders emerged in mock election campaign


These seventh graders just found out what their political map looks like for the day. The Republicans (seated in the forefront) realized their campaign has not been gaining them as high of a percentage of votes as their Democratic counterparts. Pictured (from left) are Mani Watson, Duke Scherf, Faith Meyer, Dom Tanner, Joseph Ruskey and Syler Wall.

The Democratic Party, including campaign manager Lily Kregel and presidential nominee Eva Keene, focus on seeking support from interest groups while their social studies teacher Josh Rabbit prepares to video a dinner party speech.

Speech writer Faith Meyer and vice-presidential nominee Joseph Ruskey go over a speech just before Ruskey shares it with his classmates. An updated political map and some of the students’ propaganda hang in the background. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Political posters, many of which reflect issues of the true national election, hang all over Mr. Rabbit's room.

By Correne Martin

The seventh grade students in Josh Rabbit’s social studies classes at Bluff View Intermediate School are as perplexed about the 2016 presidential election as the adult electorate. They’re in the home stretch of attending rallies, spending money on and appealing to voters’ emotions through advertising, focusing on winning key states, and reciting their views on the most controversial points of this election. It’s the end of a full campaign and, just like the rest of the United States citizens, they will realize the impact of the election’s conclusion Nov. 8.

Mon
07
Nov

Donna M. Hamm

 

Donna M. Hamm, 74, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at the Atrium Care Center in Lancaster. 

She was born May 21, 1942, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Leonard and Harriet (Mendyk) Winkleski. Donna worked for the U.S. Post Office and later for the Veteran’s Administration in Milwaukee. She loved animals and music. 

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