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Hoppers continue state tournament run


The Hoppers’ Cory Check races from second to third versus Waupaca Friday afternoon at the Class A State American Legion Tournament. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Cory Check reaches for home on a play at the plate.

Clayton DuCharme gets a good jump off of first base versus Waupaca Friday afternoon.

The Hoppers’ Blake Bremmer (00) tags out the Waupaca runner on a steal attempt.

Prairie du Chien’s Dylan Coleman throws to first base to complete a double play for the Hoppers against Waupaca.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Prairie du Chien Grasshoppers American Legion baseball team has advanced to the final four of the State Class A American Legion Tournament being held in Westby.

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29
Jul

City looking into possible purchase of Blackhawk Junction


The west side of Blackhawk Junction Mall houses four businesses including Suppz Gym, Mississippi Meats, H&R Block and Associated Bank.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Crawford County Delinquent Tax Committee was told Thursday afternoon that the city of Prairie du Chien might be interested in the purchase of Blackhawk Junction Mall.

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25
Jul

Charles H. Altepeter

Charles H. Altepeter, 86, of Clearwater, Fla. and formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019, at his home, surrounded by family. 

He was born Nov. 23, 1932, in Virgil, Ill., the son of Joseph and Adele (Zang) Altepeter. 

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Helen Anderson on Feb. 4, 1956, at St. Patrick’s Church in St. Charles, Ill. Charles worked at Howell’s Furniture and later owned and operated Ray’s Evergreen in St. Charles. 

Helen preceded him in death on Oct. 20, 2005. 

Thu
25
Jul

Betty J. Langdon

Betty J. Langdon, 62, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the Orchard Manor Care Center in Lancaster, following an extended illness. 

She was born May 15, 1957, in Racine, the daughter of Henry and Catherine (Pasquale) Bouzek. 

She married David Langdon on March 21, 1981, in Racine. Betty worked as a nursing assistant and later for Check King in Prairie du Chien. 

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, David of Prairie du Chien; her children, Henry (Kim) of Prairie du Chien, Brian of Verona, and Gina (Aron) Darragh of Wauzeka; her brother Thomas (Diane) Bouzek of Prairie du Chien; her sister Catherine “Kitty” (James) Stacy of Verona; and nine grandchildren. 

Thu
25
Jul

Rodney M. 'Ram Rod' Williams

Rodney M. “Ram Rod” Williams, 51, of Platteville, died on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at his home of natural causes. 

Rodney was born on Feb. 15, 1968, in Prairie du Chien, the son of Ronald “Ron” and Brenda (Swab) Williams. 

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25
Jul

Jeannine I. Schreck

Jeannine I. Schreck, 85, of Prairie du Chien, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.  

She was born April 8, 1934, in Seneca, the daughter of Jewel and Gertrude (Gonier) Larmore. She married Charles Schreck on June 30, 1952, in Seneca. He preceded her in death on June 27, 2014. She worked as a client service agent for Crawford County for many years.

Jeannine is survived by her daughters, Renee (Kent) Salmon, of Ferryville, Robin (Dennis) Boland, of Reedsburg,  Susan Boland, of Seneca, Lill Schreck, of La Crosse, and Ellie (Tom) Ray, of Steuben; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son-in-law, Dick Boland; her brother, Norman, and a sister, Donna.

Thu
25
Jul

First Crawford County Alzheimer’s Walk Oct. 5

Start the support at Culver’s Share night July 30

By Correne Martin

Oct. 5 will be Crawford County’s inaugural Alzheimer’s Walk. The event on St. Feriole Island in Prairie du Chien starts with an 8 a.m. registration and 9 a.m. walk/run.

The hope is for the community to step forward to help raise awareness and start a foundation for continued dementia care services locally, said Heather Moore, dementia outreach specialist with the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. All funds raised will stay within the county for services such as respite, care education consultations and other in-home supportive services. 

Thu
25
Jul

Two crashes on Highway 18 Bridge

On July 22, at 3:27 p.m., the Crawford County Communications Center received a report of a two-vehicle crash on the Highway 18 Bridge in Prairie du Chien Township, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.

Benjamin Prostine, 30, Soldiers Grove, was driving a 2010 Ford Transit Van east on Highway 18 and slowing due to traffic backed up on the highway. At the same time, a 2004 Chevy Impala, driven by Tenisha Eick, 24, of Prairie du Chien, was also eastbound behind Prostine’s vehicle. Eick rear-ended the Prostine vehicle. She was transported to Crossing Rivers Health by Tri-State EMS for treatment of her injuries. Prostine claimed no injuries from the crash.

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25
Jul

Area man’s life saved in grain bin rescue

By Correne Martin

A grain bin entrapment ended with a man’s life saved on June 28, thanks to the quick thinking of those on-site and the use of a grain bin rescue tube. 

According to Boscobel Fire Chief Todd Fischer, emergency officials were called about 5:20 p.m. to the Bailey residence on County M in Watertown Township. David Bailey, 66, had become stuck inside a grain bin and shed structure, where he was surrounded by shelling corn for over an hour before a truck driver pulled in and found him. The driver, Bailey’s son, a neighbor and another individual immediately started placing plywood sheets around Bailey to create a protective barrier for him. 

Thu
25
Jul

General hospital/Satter building comes down


A good chunk of the former general hospital/Satter building is expected to come down this month. Demolition of the 116-year-old brick building started Tuesday. (Photos by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

The former general hospital and O.E. Satter County Building, along Dunn Street, started coming down Tuesday. 

Late in 2018, from a sheriff’s sale, Mark Thornburg purchased this property adjacent to the home that’s been in his family’s name since 1967. The asbestos was removed from the old hospital this summer and now the structure is being razed. 

Thornburg said he is not looking to sell or develop the land into anything other than a suitable site for his son and wife to build a new home upon. 

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