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Chat with area fish biologists

 

Jan. 7 live online chat set with fish biologists and wardens along Mississippi River

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN - To help ice anglers explore the fantastic fishing found on the 200-plus miles of the Mississippi River bordering Wisconsin, state fish biologists and conservation wardens stationed along Ol’ Man River will host a live online chat Jan. 7.

Mon
30
Dec

PdC boys basketball

PdC boys hoops
Luke Rickleff tries to land a short jumper over Mondovi’s Ethan Palmer late in the Aquinas Tournament consolation game. (Photo by Nate Beier)

 

PdC boys at Aquinas Tournament

La Crosse Aquinas defeated Prairie du Chien 50-30 in the first game of the Aquinas Tournament in boys basketball Friday.

Aquinas took a 12-7 lead after the first quarter and a 24-10 advantage at halftime. 

Aquinas led 42-21 after three quarters en route to the win. 

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Dec

River Ridge boys basketball

River Ridge hoops
River Ridge's Tyler Schmidt fights for the ball against North Crawford Friday afternoon.

 

River Ridge boys 

host tournament

The River Ridge boys basketball team hosted the River Ridge Tournament this past weekend. 

Albany nipped River Ridge 48-46 in the Consolation Championship Friday evening.

River Ridge led 15-10 after one period and 30-20 at halftime. 

Mon
30
Dec

Bi-State wrestling

Wrestling
Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben’s Taylor Elliott suspends Weston/Ithaca’s Hunter Dischler in the middle of the mat while trying to maintain control during the 113-pound championship match at the 32nd annual Bi-State Classic. Elliott won with an 11-5 decision. (Photo by Nate Beier)

 

PdC-WS grapplers at Bi-State: Elliott wins second straight title

On Friday and Saturday, the Blackhawk wrestling team took part in the 32nd annual Bi-State Wrestling Classic held in the La Crosse Center.  The tournament consists of 55 teams from the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben wrestlers finished in 13th place in their respective division.  

Mon
30
Dec

virtual school

 

Prairie du Chien’s virtual school 

offers another option for students

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
30
Dec

Passenger receives minor injuries in accident

On Dec. 22, at 5:03 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a one-vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection of Highway 60 and Highway 61 in the township of Marietta.

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30
Dec

Car strikes house, driver leaves the scene

On Dec. 21 at 12:11 a.m., a 1997 Chevy Cavalier, driven by Becky Burgin, 33, Seneca, was being operated south on Main Street in Seneca. Burgin attempted to turn onto West Avenue off of Main Street but drove into a private driveway by mistake.

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30
Dec

Two people extricated from vehicle

On Sunday, Dec. 22 at approximately 4:29 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a motor vehicle accident in Wauzeka Township on Highway 60 approximately .8 of a mile east of Gran Grae Road.

Mon
30
Dec

Rotary Club’s 25th annual New Year’s Day Brunch to benefit the community

The Prairie du Chien Rotary Club invites the public to celebrate the first day of 2014 at the 25th annual New Year’s Day Brunch. The joyous event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Huckleberry’s Banquet Facility. As with all Rotary fundraisers, proceeds from the brunch are donated back into the communities to support worthy projects and causes.

Tickets are available at the door. Children 6 and under are admitted for free. Also, 50/50 cash prize drawings will be held throughout the day.

“After 25 years of hosting this event, it continues to be a strong fundraiser for our club, thanks to the support of our community friends. The funds raised enable us to continue to do worthwhile work in the areas of youth, family and community development,” said Jay White, Rotary Club president.

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30
Dec

Pucker up for a ‘lucky’ kiss at Droppin’ of the Carp


“Lucky, the Carp” is the center of attention at the annual Droppin’ of the Carp. She will be sparkling in all her glory once again this year, at Lucky Park, Tuesday night for New Year’s Eve, waiting for all superstitious event-goers to plant kisses on her lips in exchange for good fortune in 2014. If you can’t pass up the opportunity to capture that special moment with “Lucky,” dress up in your warmest, most creative and amusing outfit and join in the fun in downtown Prairie du Chien. (File photo by Randy Paske)

By Correne Martin

Whether you believe the number 13 is lucky or not, the 13th annual Droppin’ of the Carp at Lucky Park in downtown Prairie du Chien could bring you a little good fortune in the new year. This is only if you buy into the superstition and plant a kiss on the world-renowned local fish, “Lucky, the carp,” on New Year’s Eve Tuesday night. It would make for a good photo opportunity, if nothing else.

Of course, there’s much more to the Droppin’ of the Carp and Carp Fest than the lowering of “Lucky,” but the famous frozen fish is certainly the most felicitous aspect of the entire celebration. Between 2,500 and 3,500 fans attend the carp drop from year to year, and this holiday, despite a chilly New Year’s forecast, an enthusiastic crowd is expected yet again.

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