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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. 

Mon
22
Sep

Seneca Homecoming


Seneca’s Nick Payne (88) finds good running room along the right sideline against visiting Kickapoo-La Farge during the Seneca Homecoming football game Friday night. Unfortunately, KLF prevailed 41-6 in the contest. (Football photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Brady Fernette surveys the field as he drops back to pass Friday night.

Brady Fernette runs behind the block of Cody Ostrander.

 

KLF too 

much for 

Seneca 

gridders

Kickapoo-La Farge defeated host Seneca 41-6 Friday night during Seneca’s Homecoming football game. 

Mon
22
Sep

Long lost love letter

Love letter
This is what remains of a letter sent by an unknown man to Miss Loretta Tierney on July 25, 1898. The letter was found in a wall at 241 N. Beaumont Road, Prairie du Chien.

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mystery, romance, intrigue, inquiring minds want to know. 

What appears to be a 116-year-old love letter was found recently by Rodney and Rita Jones in a wall of the house they are remodeling at 241 N. Beaumont Road, Prairie du Chien. 

Mon
22
Sep

Man charged: operating a car without owner’s consent

A 27-year-old Gays Mills man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent.

Donald J. Tweedy faces up to six years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted. According to the criminal complaint, Tweedy drove off in his mother’s vehicle without her consent on June 3, sometime between 6:30 and 8 p.m.

On June 4, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was informed by the Grant County Sheriff’s Department that a vehicle matching the description of the stolen vehicle was involved in a high-speed chase in Grant County and was stopped by the use of stop sticks in the city of Platteville. The occupants of the vehicle fled the scene on foot and were not located, according to the complaint.

On June 11, a Crawford County Sheriff’s Department deputy interviewed Tweedy who admitted he had taken his mother’s car, a 1998 Mustang, without her consent, the complaint said.

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