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Wed
28
Dec

PdC Girls Basketball


Prairie du Chien’s Kylee Weber catches a pass versus Viroqua Tuesday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Lady Blackhawks’ Faith Dillman (34) fights for a loose ball versus Viroqua Tuesday in second-half action.

Prairie du Chien applies defensive pressure Tuesday afternoon against Viroqua.

Molly Mason gets good position and goes up for the shot under the basket.

Prairie du Chien’s Keya Welch drives to the hoop against the defense of Ally Stilwell of Viroqua Tuesday afternoon at Prairie du Chien High School.

 

Viroqua defeats 

Prairie du Chien

Viroqua defeated host Prairie du Chien 53-47 in a nonconference girls basketball game Tuesday afternoon.

Viroqua led 31-19 at the half. Prairie took the second half 28-22.

Gabby Ritchie pumped in 11 points to pace the Lady Blackhawks. Molly Mason added 10. Hope Meyer netted 9. 

Wed
28
Dec

New tower along Hwy. 27


A new telecommunication tower has been erected along Highway 27 south of Eastman, next to the Achenbach farm. Space on the tower is leased by NEIT and is likely to include cellular and Internet service.

By Correne Martin

Two new guyed telecommunication towers are in the works in Crawford County.

Cousins Steve Achenbach and David Byer recently formed a partnership, Hy-View Towers, LLC. Their first project is a new tower 310 feet tall, erected a few weeks ago near Achenbach’s farm along Highway 27 south of Eastman. According to Achenbach, space on the tower is currently leased to Northeast Iowa Telephone Company (NEIT), of Monona, Iowa.

The second tower, located off of Tavern Road in the village of Soldiers Grove, is not subject to county review. It’s 250 feet tall on Iverson Trust land and is also expected to benefit NEIT.

Achenbach couldn’t confirm details but said, through the lease, NEIT is looking to provide additional cellular service as well as high-speed Internet service to the area. Steve Hanson, NEIT’s director of business development, could not be contacted by press time to validate the carrier of either service.

Wed
28
Dec

Bluff View Builds CWD Kiosk


Bluff View technical education students who built a CWD drop-off kiosk are Lexi Petsche, Faith Meyer, Trevor Ziegler, Chandler Farmer and Chazz Farmer.

The CWD drop-off kiosk is in front of NCS Gunsmithing, Sales and Indoor Archery in Prairie du Chien.

Instructions are found on the kiosk.

 

Bluff View students build kiosk to 

collect samples in effort to fight CWD

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Bluff View Intermediate School Technical Education department, along with the school’s “Into the Outdoors” program have teamed up with the Wisconsin DNR to provide a service for Crawford and Grant County deer hunters.

Wed
28
Dec

No need to control your laughter at the Fun Raising Follies


Don’t Worry. Be Happy. Come to the Fun Raising Follies, hosted by the Mississippi River Sculpture Park at Prairie du Chien High School Jan. 6-7, for some joy, happiness and laughter. Who doesn’t need a pick-me-up after Christmas? Besides, Cousin Cletus will be performing, along with many more of your friends, family and neighbors. (File photo)

By Correne Martin

Caution: Exposure to the Fun Raising Follies in Prairie du Chien may cause sudden outbursts of joy, happiness and uncontrollable laughter.

The Mississippi River Sculpture Park is a non-profit organization whose goal is to preserve area heritage and history of Prairie du Chien, Marquette and McGregor. Every year, in January, the sculpture park committee hosts the Fun Raising Follies, a community variety show featuring all local talent.

Wed
28
Dec

Catholic education offered in Prairie du Chien for 150 years


Sisters Angeleen, Therese, Mary Neva and Mary Faith, who are all in their late 80s and early 90s, live at the mother house of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Elm Grove. Recently, Pat Coorough, a Catholic parishioner from Prairie du Chien, visited the sisters and took this picture. All of these sisters once taught at St. John’s School in Prairie du Chien.

The 2016-2017 Prairie Catholic School teachers and staff include (front row, from left) Principal Wade Marlow, Jean Pelleymounter, Michelle Kapfhamer, Mary Huser, Clarissa Russell, Jenni Nack, Mike Wallace; (back row) Connie Lessard, Joahn Post, Julie Schwager, Jennifer Wachuta, Lori Hemmer, Kathy Igou, Rachel Felten, Luana Stiemke, William Huser, Janet Steiner and Judy Gillitzer.

By Correne Martin

A Catholic education was first offered in Prairie du Chien in 1866, through a parochial school at St. Gabriel’s Church. Still, 150 years later, that faith-based light of knowledge has fostered a whole child concept, top-notch academic standards and family values for masses of local students who’ve gone on to become model members of society.

Little information is available about the first years of that Catholic education. But, according to a chronological history of St. Gabriel’s and St. John’s churches in Prairie du Chien, the School Sisters of Notre Dame began 120 years of teaching primary school in the city in 1872. St. Mary’s Academy, a girls school under the direction of Catholic nuns, existed in Prairie du Chien from 1870 to 1968. Campion Jesuit High School was founded in 1880, and operated as a boarding school for boys until 1975.

Fri
23
Dec

Eugene Louis Trudo

 

Eugene Louis Trudo, 87, of McGregor, died Sunday, Dec. 18, at Crossing Rivers Health, Prairie du Chien. 

 

Eugene Louis was born on Feb. 12, 1929, to Elmer and Elsie (McNally) Trudo in Clermont. He attended high school in Clermont, Iowa, and earned his GED through the Navy. 

Wed
21
Dec

River Ridge is joeystrong


Joseph Hamann with his parents Amy Jo and Kirk. (Photo courtesy of River Ridge High School)

A part of the River Ridge student section shows their support for basketball player Joseph Hamann who is fighting cancer. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Timberwolves’ Cole Crubel drives the lane for a lay-up.

Brett Moravits lays the ball over the outstretched hand of Jake Wedig of Belmont.

Ryan Redman (20) of River Ridge applies full court defense against Belmont.

River Ridge’s Gavin Steiber goes strong to the hoop Tuesday night.

 

River Ridge 

is ‘joeystrong’

River Ridge blasted visiting Belmont 73-29 Tuesday night in a Six Rivers West boys basketball game.

The Timberwolves used a full court press to great effect to get numerous turnovers and easy baskets to break away and turn the game into a rout.

Wed
21
Dec

Christmas Cards to U.S. Armed Forces


Eighth-grader Abby Feye and seventh-grader Audrey Wayson stand in front of numerous Christmas cards that will be sent to United States Armed Forces personnel. (Photo by Tracy Moravits-Feye)

 

Bluff View students 

send Christmas cards to 

service men and women

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
21
Dec

Crawford County Board


Awards totalling $6,000 were made from the Crawford County Community Fund to four organizations during Tuesday morning’s Crawford County Board meeting. Seated are Rachel Jovi (village of Gays Mills/Stump Dodger Trail); Nancy Ashmore (Ready, Set, Grow/Prairie du Chien Memorial Library); and Rick Lange and Carol Abrahamzon (Kickapoo Indian Caverns/Mississippi Valley Conservancy). Standing are Kile Martz (village of Gays Mills/Stump Dodger Trail); Larry and Sherry Quamme, Jeanne Rutter and Marsha Stross (village of Ferryville/Sugar Creek Playground). (Photo by Barb Daus)

 

County Board authorizes 

$2.04 million in notes to pay for 

several projects and refinance debt

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
21
Dec

Prairie du Chien takes on $2.1 million loan for library project

By Correne Martin

The city of Prairie du Chien is obtaining $2.1 million in loan financing to move forward with its public library renovation and expansion project, which is slated to begin in 2017.

A resolution authorizing $2.1 million in general obligation bonds was approved Tuesday night by the common council for the construction work and new library equipment and materials.

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