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Fri
26
Sep

John William Wilkinson

 

John William Wilkinson, 78, of Mt. Hope, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. 

Wed
24
Sep

Courthouse exhibit offers centuries old judicial documents, furnishings


An old map of Crawford County, stamps, a record book, a tumbler used to draw juries and a ballot box are some of the antiques that make up the new, permanent, judicial exhibit at the Crawford County Courthouse.

Ornamental chairs, tin ceiling tiles, glass lamps and pictures of the courthouse are among some of the retired furnishings on display as part of the new “Damn Yankee Court! Changing Laws, Changing Landscapes.” (Photos by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

A document detailing the last hanging on the gallows. The original Crawford County courthouse deed, signed by Joseph Rolette in 1822. An article regarding a very prominent citizen’s drunken acts about the town. Maps showing the once larger boundaries of Crawford County, as early as 1818 to the present. Brochures describing the “dungeon” or territorial prison that still exists beneath the courthouse today.

All of these records, pictures, articles and some replicas from the local judicial system are available in a new, permanent exhibit on display in the Crawford County Courthouse: “Damn Yankee Court! Changing Laws, Changing Landscapes.” The gallery, which also includes ornamental artifacts once used within the courthouse itself, is located on the main floor and is open whenever the courthouse doors are open—Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is also expected to evolve as more items of local, historical interest are displayed.

Wed
24
Sep

Whooping cough case confirmed in Crawford County

On Monday, Sept. 22, the Crawford County Public Health Department received information that a school-aged child in the county had been seen and treated by a doctor for whooping cough/pertussis. Other cases have been confirmed in surrounding counties, Director Gloria Wall said.

According to Wall, in the Crawford County case, symptomatic family members were educated properly by their doctor to stay home and treated with antibiotics. Symptoms of whooping cough include cold-like symptoms, with a runny nose, sneezing and dry cough. The cold-like symptoms slowly get worse, marked by coughing spells that are uncontrollable. Between spells, the person may appear well as there is usually no fever. Vaccinated persons may have milder symptoms that appear like bronchitis.

Vaccine is currently available to protect your family from this highly contagious disease, free of charge, at the public health office.

Wed
24
Sep

River Ridge Homecoming


The River Ridge Marching Band performs during the Homecoming Parade.

 

River Ridge 

celebrates Homecoming Week

By Michelle Quick

 

Celebration of Homecoming activities took place at River Ridge High School the week of Sept. 15 to Sept. 19. The theme for Homecoming was “Throwback” and the football game was against Shullsburg.

Wed
24
Sep

Seneca wins


Emily Garfoot steps in to make a pass during Saturday’s game against New Glarus at Iowa-Grant. (Photo by Nate Beier)

 

Seneca 

dominates Weston

Seneca swept Weston in a Ridge and Valley volleyball match Tuesday night. 

Seneca dominated the match, winning by scores of 25-9, 25-9 and 25-11. 

Morgan Payne had 12 kills and Nicole Manders had 3 kills. 

Wed
24
Sep

New Wauzeka trail

 

Wauzeka to have new 

bicycling, walking trail

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The village of Wauzeka will soon have a multi-use trail for the benefit of all citizens. Construction for the approximately half-mile-long trail is expected to begin late this week or early next week. 

Tue
23
Sep

Linda Schulkamp

 

Linda Schulkamp, 64, former owner/operator of the Valley View Inn and West Grant High School board member, has passed away. 

Linda and her family were residents of Grant County for many years and met wonderful customers at the Valley View Inn who became friends. Linda employed many West Grant students and taught them about work ethic and success. 

Linda is survived by her husband, Dan; her children, David and Darcie; and her grandchildren, Isaiah and Hayden.

Tue
23
Sep

Jenny Jeanne (Conlon) Manning

 

Jenny Jeanne (Conlon) Manning, 51, of Harpers Ferry, Iowa died peacefully with her family at her side on Sunday, Sept. 21, at her home. 

She was born on Nov. 23, 1962 to Rodger and Ann (Koenig) Conlon in Dubuque, Iowa. Jenny graduated from Wahlert High School in Dubuque, Iowa. She also attended Capri College for Cosmetology and graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, with a business degree. Jenny settled in McGregor, and worked as a cosmetologist in her own shop, “Jenny’s Shear Magic,” where she enjoyed her elderly clientele and the surrounding community.

Mon
22
Sep

Mississippi Mud Run


Participants logged in a rewarding and fun time at the Mississippi Mud Run Friday morning.

The four-mile course became a tiring experience.

Three competitors go through and over a pair of concrete tubes Friday morning during the Mississippi Mud Run on St. Feriole Island. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

These three young women have a great time getting down and dirty as they wallow through a mud hole during the fourth annual Mississippi Mud Run Saturday morning on St. Feriole Island. All proceeds from the Mud Run go toward the construction of Phase II of the Prairie du Chien Skate Park.
Mon
22
Sep

River Ridge Homecoming


The Timberwolves' Brock Kazda hauls in a pass down the left sideline. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The River Ridge ballcarrier runs up the middle.

River Ridge plows forward Friday night.

The Timberwolves' Ryan Redman (31) fights for extra yardage.

 

Miners 

top Timberwolves

Shullsburg defeated River Ridge 56-23 during the Timberwolves’ Homecoming game Friday night in Bloomington. 

The Miners scored on a 15-yard fumble return to get on the board first 6-0 in the opening quarter. Shullsburg then scored on a 21-yard run to increase the margin to 12-0 after one period. 

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