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Oct

Prairie du Chien Football


Prairie du Chien’s Drake Coleman (86) levels a would-be tackler and allows Tyler Smock to get to the outside for a good gain Friday night against visiting River Valley. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The River Valley ball carrier is stopped by Prairie du Chien’s Chris Check (64) and Keenan Holley (25) in first-half action Friday night.

Cory Check (44) and Carter Pederson (4) tackle the River Valley runner.

Cory Check tries to elude a River Valley defender.

Drake Coleman hauls in a catch and gets ready to turn upfield against River Valley Friday night.

Prairie’s Reid Koenig gains good yardage on a kickoff return.

 

River Valley blanks Prairie du Chien gridders

By Zach Mara

 

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks faced off against conference rival River Valley Blackhawks Friday night. The game was Prairie du Chien’s Senior Night, celebrating the high school careers of the senior football players and cheerleaders. 

Mon
16
Oct

Prairie du Chien Volleyball


Prairie du Chien’s Emily Groom (1) battles at the net against Richland Center’s Madison Rizner Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Kylee Weber of Prairie du Chien skies for a slam versus Richland Center.

Alexis Nolan of Prairie du Chien pounds the ball for a winner against Richland Center.

Gabby Toberman of the Lady Blackhawks hits one back to the Hornets’ side.

Brytta Sagedahl of Prairie du Chien smashes the ball past Madison Rizner of Richland Center Thursday night.

 

Prairie spikers 

have Senior Night and Pink Night

Prairie du Chien volleyball had an exciting night on Thursday night. It was Senior Night and Pink Night. The team honored its seniors and did some fund-raising and acknowledgments for breast cancer awareness. There was great participation.  

The JV (Fr/So) team won their match two games to one and ended their season with a conference record of 9-1.  The varsity reserve fell to a strong Richland Center team three games to none.   

Mon
16
Oct

Runde Acquitted

 

Dubuque man found 

not guilty of attempted homicide

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
16
Oct

Numbers continue to show need for annual Clean Sweep


This photo from the 2015 Clean Sweep shows just how many TVs and monitors piled up for disposal. The cause of such a large spike in collection of TVs, from 23,822 pounds in 2014 to 49,253 pounds in 2015, is undetermined. Another big year of 41,293 pounds of TVs happened in 2016. (Submitted photo)

By Correne Martin

Crawford County collected 41,293 pounds of televisions alone at its 2016 Clean Sweep collection. The year before that, 49,253 were accrued, according to the Crawford County Land Conservation Department (LCD).

Even at $5 per TV disposed, collection of these and other electronics to be scrapped and recycled has become a need for county consumers. That’s why the chemical clean sweep, electronics recycling and household prescription drug collection has become such a desired event for over a decade in Crawford County.

For 2017, the Clean Sweep will be Friday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Crawford County Highway Shop, one mile south of Seneca. This offering is essentially free to county residents who can provide proof of residency.

What’s accepted?
Chemicals acceptable include:

Mon
16
Oct

‘Two ways out’ the focus of fire safety, prevention this year


Fireman Ben Pintz walks his way through a group of B.A. Kennedy students, always a very popular part of the program.

Kindergartener Westen Wall holds up a number in the ‘911 chant.’

Ms. O’Brien’s 3K students listen intently to a few of the puppets who helped the fire department share its message.

Interim Fire Chief Tim Deluhery Sr. speaks to the young crowd.

By Correne Martin

Fire prevention and safety are important topics for young children to learn and understand. Doing their part to ensure local youth are aware, the Prairie du Chien Fire Department visits Prairie du Chien public and private elementary students every Fire Prevention Week to present a light-hearted yet straightforward program. The hope is that the opportunity can help remind children and their families about smoke alarm battery changing, not playing with matches or lighters, dialing 911, home escape planning and practicing, and other critical, potentially life-saving matters.

The theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8-14, is “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out.” According to the National Fire Prevention Association, nearly half of all Americans have not developed a home fire escape plan. Of those that have, one-quarter have never practiced it.

Mon
16
Oct

National polka star coming to PdC


Mollie B, at the Frankenmuth Summer Music Fest 2016, will be showcasing her vocal talents, dancing and performing on the button accordion, trumpet, banjo, bass horn and drums while in Prairie du Chien for Oktoberfest.

Mollie is pictured in 1984 (with brother Chad playing drums in the background) singing with the Jim Busta Band.

By Correne Martin

The musical entertainment at this year’s Oktoberfest is bigger and better than ever. The lineup is so top-notch that plans for Saturday’s festival at the Memorial Gardens include a music tent, where national polka star Mollie B will be the headliner. She will join her father’s ensemble, the Jim Busta Band, and they will trade the stage with the 20-member La Crosse Oktoberfest Singers throughout the day.

Mollie Busta is the host of RFD-TV’s “Mollie B Polka Party,” in which she sings, dances and plays  a variety of different instruments. The “Mollie B Polka Party” currently airs in over 55 million homes on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.and Saturdays at 9 p.m.

Thu
12
Oct

Two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 61

On Friday, Oct. 6, at 1:10 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a two-vehicle accident on Highway 61 with no injuries and no blockage in Scott Township.

Jean G. Troxel, 49, Soldiers Grove, was traveling southbound on Highway 61 in a 2004 Buick. The Troxel vehicle was traveling behind a 2013 Subaru being operated by Brenda A. Foust, 52, East Dubuque, Ill. The Foust vehicle was slowing down for a vehicle making a left turn onto Long Ago Lane. The Troxel vehicle was unable to avoid the Foust vehicle rear-ending it.  

Both drivers claimed no injuries at the scene and both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene.

Wed
11
Oct

Shirley Ann Deiter

 

Shirley Ann Deiter, 59, of Belmont, died on Friday, Oct. 6, at Post Acute Medical in Greenfield. 

 

Wed
11
Oct

Crawford County to get FEMA funding


Steuben received major flooding following the July 19 storm. A county road in Steuben was just one item of public infrastructure that was severely damaged in the county. President Trump on Tuesday gave his major disaster declaration for Crawford and 10 other counties.

 

County to get FEMA storm damage funding

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Crawford County will receive $353,476 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding to help cover the costs of damage to public infrastructure as a result of the severe storm of July 19.

Wed
11
Oct

School Construction Costs

 

PdC school facilities upgrade could rise to $19.5 million

School board fighting to keep cost below that level, however

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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