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Mon
09
Dec

Trail of Trees is Wednesday

The Fort Crawford Museum and Prairie du Chien Historical Society will celebrate the holiday season with its annual Trail of Trees Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m.

As has happened for the past seven years, museum volunteers have placed 25 lighted evergreen trees on the veranda of the historic Fort Crawford Hospital. Each tree is then “sponsored” by an organization, business or family. The sponsor then decorates their tree.

This year, all of the trees were quickly sponsored, many by people who have participated in the Trail of Trees since its inception. The trees are now all decorated, awaiting the lighting gathering Wednesday.
All of the decorations are unique and change from year to year. Some of the trees are very personal, decorated in memory of a departed family member and friend. Others display traditional Christmas and holiday themes, while some reflect individual creativity.    

Mon
09
Dec

Singing Santa’s favorite song


After the crowd of cheerful children woke Santa Claus from his slumber at Saturday’s Wake Up Santa fundraiser at Prairie du Chien City Hall, the jolly old man invited everyone to sing along to his favorite song, “Jingle Bells.” Pictured with Santa, from left, are youngsters Brooklyn Ritchie, Tristan Pozega, Macy McGeough and Emi Grady. To raise funds for the Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter, the annual event offered breakfast and pictures with Santa, Santa’s Secret Workshop, reindeer games, crafts, story reading and more. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Julia Grau fights her nerves while sitting upon Santa’s lap at the Wake Up Santa event, as she and Mr. Claus discuss the reasons she made the “nice” list this year.

Clanging pots and pans has become the tradition in waking up Santa for the Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter’s annual fundraiser. Santa was caught sleeping in the Prairie du Chien City Hall Community Room Saturday morning after a long night of preparing the elves for the Christmas season. Around 50 youth and their families attended the event this year.

Keegan Nelson buys presents for his whole family inside Santa’s Secret Workshop Saturday morning, while Kaleb Hafke checks out the selection behind him.
Mon
09
Dec

PdC girls stop Decorah

 

Prairie du Chien 

girls defeat Decorah

Prairie du Chien defeated host Decorah 32-21 in nonconference girls’ basketball action Saturday. 

Decorah led 12-6 after the first period, but Prairie came back to take a 17-15 lead at the half. 

Prairie outscored Decorah 6-5 in the third period and 9-1 in the fourth en route to the victory. 

Mon
09
Dec

Dodgeville tops PdC boys

 

Dodgeville 

tops Prairie boys

Dodgeville defeated visiting Prairie du Chien 64-37 in SWC boys basketball action Thursday night. 

Dodgeville built a 22-4 first-quarter lead and a 39-16 halftime advantage. 

The Dodgers outscored the Blackhawks 17-8 in the third period to increase their lead to 56-24. 

Mon
09
Dec

Cassville over River Ridge

 

Cassville 

beats River Ridge

Cassville beat host River Ridge 53-28 in Western Six Rivers boys basketball Thursday night. 

The Comets bolted out to a 13-5 first-quarter lead and a 27-7 halftime advantage. 

Cassville took the third period 21-7 to increase the margin to 48-14. 

Mon
09
Dec

RRC grapplers

 

RRC grapplers at Black Hawk

The River Ridge-Cassville wrestling team competed in the Black Hawk Invitational Saturday.

RRC finished eighth out of 14 teams with 82 points. 

Mount Horeb won the meet with a total of 218.5. 

In the 120-pound championship match, Pickett, Darlington-Black Hawk, pinned David Seng, RRC, in 3:36. 

Mon
09
Dec

Seneca wins

 

Seneca beats De Soto

Seneca edged past host De Soto 33-30 in Ridge and Valley girls basketball action Thursday night. 

Seneca took the early lead, 11-6, after one quarter, and led 18-14 at the half. 

De Soto outscored Seneca 13-4 in the third quarter to go up 27-22 heading into the final frame. 

Mon
09
Dec

RR girls win

 

River Ridge 

girls best Lancaster

River Ridge bested visiting Lancaster 45-26 in nonconference girls’ basketball Friday night. 

River Ridge took a 10-9 lead following one period and a 24-15 advantage at the half. 

The Lady Timberwolves went on a 17-8 run in the third quarter and took the final frame 4-3 to earn the win. 

Mon
09
Dec

PdC-WS wrestlers

Aquinas Quad
Drew Yeomans tries to turn his opponent for near fall points during Friday's dual against Byron at Aquinas Friday night. (Photos by Nate Beier)
Aquinas Quad
Jack Feye works to maintain position on his Byron opponent Friday night at the Aquinas duals.

 

PdC-WS 

wrestlers 

kick off season

On Friday, the wrestlers from Prairie du Chein/Wauzeka-Steuben traveled to LaCrosse to compete in the Aquinas Blugold’s Quad. Other teams at the quad where host Aquanis, Independence-Gilmanton, and Byron, Minn. 

Byron bested all three teams compiling a dual record of 3-0 on the night. The other teams, including PDC-WS, were all 1-2 in duals on the night.  

Thu
05
Dec

Kaye Stiff

Kaye Stiff
Kaye Stiff

 

Kaye Louise Stiff, MD, 59, passed away peacefully on Nov. 22, in Westminster, Colo. after a short illness. 

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