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Wed
29
Oct

Godden Pit dredging is underway

Construction on the dredging of Godden Pit in Prairie du Chien is underway this week.

With the amount of water still located in the pit, the contractor, Rule Construction, will need to pump some of the water out prior to starting excavation in the low areas. The plan is to pump water out of Godden Pit to Taylor Street, just west of the Fremont/Taylor intersection. The water will drain west along the curb and gutter until it reaches the storm inlets at the Ohio/Taylor intersection (and continue heading west in the storm sewer). The pumping will be done at a low rate so the water stays mostly within the curb and gutter and does not cause any drainage issues at the Taylor/Dousman intersection. No pumping will occur while it is raining.

Wed
29
Oct

Longtime U.S. House Rep. Kind challenged by Army veteran Kurtz


Ron Kind and Tony Kurtz

The race for U.S. House of Representatives District 3 is intensifying as Ron Kind, a Democrat incumbent from La Crosse who is seeking a 10th term, is challenged by Tony Kurtz, a Republican Army veteran from Prairie du Chien. The two were recently asked the same set of questions and their responses follow.

 

RON KIND

Why are you running for a 10th term?
I still feel there’s unfinished business, work that needs to be done. I want our children’s future to be as bright as what you and I dreamed of as kids. We need to strengthen and grow the middle class. We need to make sure we can compete globally in areas such as affordable quality health care, education and personal safety. I’m very concerned about the hyper-partisanship we are experiencing. I would like us to find common ground; I know it exists. This “my way or no way” attitude is not the way to approach politics. We need compromise.

Wed
29
Oct

Prairie du Chien cross country


Hannah Herreid runs on a nice fall day at the Secional Meet in Platteville Saturday.

 

Cross country 

team finishes 

in fine fashion

By Coach Patrick Klein

 

On Saturday, Oct. 25, we traveled to the Platteville Golf and Country Club for the WIAA Division 2 Sectional Cross Country Championship. 

Wed
29
Oct

For the last weekend, experience the Halls of Terror for yourself. I did


Deranged zombies, creepy clowns and bloodied bodies help make up the Halls of Terror on St. Feriole Island in Prairie du Chien. Don’t miss the last weekend Friday, from 7 to 11 p.m., and Saturday, from 7 to 10 p.m. A lights-on haunt experience with fewer ghouls and fewer scares will be offered from 6 to 6:45 Halloween night. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Local youth Kelsey Stickley and Adam Rider accompanied myself (Correne Martin) and Audrey Posten during the Halls of Terror Friday, Oct. 24. Which one of them looks more afraid?

By Correne Martin

I haven’t subjected myself to the fright and gore of a haunted house since my college years when I heedlessly entered an unforgettable haunted barn in Lena, Ill. I’ll never forget falling down a chute in the darkness. They called it “the last ride,” and it certainly felt like it. Prior to that experience, I hadn’t ventured through a haunted house since the heydays of the old Brodtville schoolhouse near Patch Grove. As a middle schooler back then, I regrettably touched some repulsively gooey brains and freaked out in front of a few cackling witches, that’s for sure.

Wed
29
Oct

Election: Assembly District 96


Lee Nerison and Pete Flesch

 

Election 2014: 

Assembly District 96

Pete Flesch

 

Age: 57

Party: Democrat

Mon
27
Oct

River Ridge sails through regional


Seneca’s Morgan Payne (5) battles over the net against River Ridge’s Johanna Allen Thursday night in the regional semifinal. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge’s Amber Patterson (24) tips the ball as Seneca’s Morgan Wall (8) awaits.

Johanna Allen (7) of River Ridge and Morgan Wall (8) of Seneca play tough at the net.

River Ridge’s Bridgette Myers pounds the ball through the Seneca front line defense.

River Ridge’s Johanna Allen (7) sends the ball past Seneca’s Nicole Manders.

 

River Ridge sweeps Seneca

River Ridge swept visiting Seneca three games to none in regional semifinal volleyball action Thursday night. 

River Ridge won by scores of 25-13, 25-15 and 25-17 in the Division 4 match. 

Bridgette Myers had 21 kills and 3 service aces for River Ridge. Amber Patterson had 2 blocks. Sydney Bloom had 15 digs. Roni Zinkle had 20 assists. 

Mon
27
Oct

Ann D. Meyer

 

Ann D. Meyer, 54, of Prairie du Chien passed away Monday, Oct. 27, at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. 

She was born June 12, 1960 in Dodgeville, the daughter of John and Dorothy (Vondrum) Kunz. She married Terry Meyer on July 11, 1981 at St. Mary’s Church in Fennimore. Ann worked as a dental assistant for McKeever Dental in Prairie du Chien and later became a dental assistant instructor at Southwest Technical School in Fennimore. Ann received her LPN license and worked for the Good Samaritan Society. She was active in the Holy Family Parish where she worked in church maintenance and as a CCD instructor. She was proud to be a consecrated Marian Catechist. 

Mon
27
Oct

Wisconsin River Trail

 

Wisconsin River 

Trail project continues

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
27
Oct

Crawford County investigates theft cases

Last week, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department began investigating two cases of theft for which they are seeking information from the public.

On Friday, Oct. 24, the department initially investigated the theft of a black Mercury 15 Hp four stroke outboard boat motor. The motor was stolen from a storage lot located on County Highway K near the intersection of State Highway 35 in the township of Prairie du Chien. The motor was stolen sometime between Friday, Oct. 10 and Friday, Oct. 24.

On Sunday, Oct. 26, the department was notified of a theft of deer antlers from a residence located on Dittman Hill Road in the village of Wauzeka. The antlers had 11 points and were still attached to the head of the deer along with the tags. The theft occurred on Saturday, Oct. 25, sometime between 5 and 10:30 a.m.

Mon
27
Oct

Gays Mills man charged with substantial battery

A 24-year-old Gays Mills man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of substantial battery.

Anthony M. Larson faces up to 3.5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, Larson punched a 17-year-old boy in the head during an incident on Oct. 11 in a driveway of a residence in the town of Clayton.

The 17-year-old fell and struck his head on the blacktopped driveway, according to the complaint.

The 17-year-old was woken up by others at the scene and was taken to Vernon Memorial Hospital where he received stitches to close a laceration to his face. He told investigators that he was very dizzy, with a very bad headache and had been bleeding from the mouth and head, according to the complaint.

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