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Mon
23
May

Dairy royalty to be named


Crawford County Dairy Royalty judging took place at Peoples State Bank in Prairie du Chien May 14. Pictured are 2015-16 Present Dairy Royalty (front row, from left) Crawford County Dairy Princess Attendant Amari McCarthy, Crawford County Dairy Little Miss Squirt Lindsey Nolan and Crawford County Dairy Princess Mary Jo Cody; (back row) Dairy Princess candidate Emily Steger, Little Miss Squirt candidates Grace Callahan and Darci Jelinek and Dairy Princess candidate Brooke Nagel. (Photo by Tammy Nolan)

The Crawford County June Dairy Month Kick-Off Banquet will be held on Sunday, May 29 at the United Methodist Fellowship Hall, Eastman. The night will kick off at 7 p.m., with a cheese and cracker social where attendees can meet the candidates for the Crawford County Dairy Royalty contests. A spaghetti and chicken Alfredo dinner prepared by the Eastman United Methodist Church will follow at 7:30 p.m.

The program is filled with lots of delightful dairy tidbits, from the dairy promotion report, the introduction of the dairy breakfast host family and the honorary Dairy Month chairpersons, to the final messages from the 2015 Crawford County Dairy Royalty. This year’s candidates will present their prepared dairy speech as they are introduced, followed by the coronation of the 2016 Crawford County Dairy Princess and Little Miss Squirt, along with their attendants.

Mon
23
May

Eastman Wastewater Upgrade

 

Eastman wastewater treatment 

facility project moving forward

By Ted Pennekamp

 

In March, the village of Eastman requested approval from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to upgrade its wastewater treatment facility. Approval has been granted and the project is moving forward.

Mon
23
May

Seneca Girls Win


Seneca’s Haley Wall gets ready to rifle in a pitch with a Kickapoo runner on third base. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Alivia Salinas hits the ball to left-center against visiting Kickapoo Friday afternoon in Ridge and Valley softball action.

 

Seneca girls 

top Kickapoo

The Seneca High School softball team easily defeated visiting Kickapoo 14-9 in a Ridge and Valley contest Friday afternoon.

Seneca improved its record to 15-8 overall and 10-4 in conference action. 

Kickapoo fell to 3-14 on the season and 2-11 in the Ridge and Valley.

Mon
23
May

Seneca Boys Win


Seneca’s Noah Allan lets fly as the Kickapoo runner heads for third base. Allan struck out nine Kickapoo batters. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Jared Payne of Seneca plays defense as the Kickapoo runner dances off of first in Ridge and Valley action Friday in Seneca.

Gavin Greene gets a jump off of first base versus Kickapoo Friday afternoon.

 

Seneca 

boys cruise 

past Kickapoo

Seneca jumped out to an early lead on Kickapoo and captured a 9-2 victory on Friday at Seneca High School. 

The game was decided quickly as Seneca exerted its will early with five runs in the first three innings. 

Mon
23
May

Gervase A. “Gerry” Arndt

 

 Gervase A. “Gerry” Arndt, 98, formerly of Markham, Ill., Framingham, Mass. and Chelmsford, Mass., passed away on May 19, at the Life Care Center in Billerica, Mass. He was the husband of the late Marie M. (Stoehr) Arndt, who passed away in 1987.

Born in Kendall, Wis. on March 28, 1918, he was a son of the late Walter W. and Myrtle (Abbott) Arndt. 

Mon
23
May

Ethel Laufer

 

Ethel Laufer, 88, of McGregor, Iowa died Friday, May 20, at Gundersen Health Systems in La Crosse. 

Ethel was the daughter of Clarence and Edna (Drahn) Henkes and was born on Feb. 21, 1928 in McGregor, Iowa. She graduated from McGregor High School in 1946. Ethel was united in marriage with Donald LeRoy Laufer on April 16, 1948 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in McGregor, Iowa. Six children were born to this union, Donald Jr., Susan, Lynn, Mark, Karen and Michael. Ethel was a homemaker for her family. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, cooking and gardening in her younger years. Most of all, Ethel enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. 

Fri
20
May

Elmer Dirksen

 

Elmer Dirksen, 85, of Eastman passed away Thursday, May 19, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, after a brief illness. 

He was born Aug. 19, 1930 in Lennox, S.D. the son of Henry and Fannie (Mundhenke) Dirksen. He married Mary Ann Kelly on Feb. 7, 1957 in Bryant, S.D. Elmer loved farming and tending animals. He was a good mechanic and enjoyed fishing. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be sadly missed by all. 

Fri
20
May

Ruth Zlabek

 

Ruth Zlabek, 76, of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, May 13, at the Great River Care center in McGregor. 

She was born Aug. 21, 1939 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Russell and Marie Jacobs. She married Richard Zlabek on June 12, 1963 at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. He preceded her in death on May 9, 2002. Ruth worked as a bookkeeper for the Brisbois Motor Inn in Prairie du Chien.

Wed
18
May

Prairie du Chien Wins


Prairie’s Hunter Sheckler rounds third and heads for home. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Zach Neisius of Prairie du Chien gets a jump off of second base against Platteville.

The Blackhawks’ Jack Wasechek gets a good lead off of third base.

Brogan Potter heads home for 1 of 11 runs for Prairie du Chien Tuesday afternoon.

Chas Sagedahl eyes home plate as a Platteville runner leads off of second. Sagedahl went on to pitch a 2-hit shutout in 5 innings. He struck out 7 and walked none.

 

Prairie boys 

down Platteville

Prairie du Chien blanked visiting Platteville 11-0 in 5 innings in an SWC baseball game Tuesday afternoon.

The Blackhawks scored 3 runs in the bottom of the second inning and erupted for 8 big runs in the third as they cruised to the win. 

Chas Sagedahl hurled a 2-hitter in 5 innings. He fanned 7 and walked none.

Wed
18
May

Military History Gallery of Crawford County


This is a Bronze Star that was donated to the Military History Gallery of Crawford County. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

These are just a few of the artifacts and photos that will be a part of the Military History Gallery of Crawford County in the Crawford County Administration Building.

 

Gallery to share story of Crawford County’s military

By Ted Pennekamp

 

A new permanent gallery coming to the Crawford County Administration Building will offer visitors an insight into the rich military history of the county. 

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