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Oct

Blue-Golds win Ridge and Valley


The Blue-Gold’s Carter Lomas heads toward the end zone after picking up a blocked field goal Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Hunter Aspenson breaks away from a pair of Kickapoo-La Farge defenders.

 

Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben defeated visiting Kickapoo-La Farge 27-7 for a homecoming victory Friday night in Ridge and Valley action.

The Blue-Golds also secured the Ridge and Valley Conference title for the third straight season.

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21
Oct

River Ridge volleyball sweeps to conference crown – Unbeaten Wolves poised to make deep playoff run


The undefeated River Ridge volleyball team is 18-0 and won the Six Rivers West Conference crown for the third straight year. For the second season in a row, the team did not lose a set in conference action and finished with a Six Rivers West record of 12-0. (Photo submitted)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The River Ridge High School volleyball team has had another outstanding season and is poised to go deep into the Division 3 playoffs, beginning on Tuesday night, Oct. 22, when the third-seeded Lady Timberwolves host 14th-seeded Boscobel.

Mon
21
Oct

Rotary Club acts to eradicate polio

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Rotary Club members in Prairie du Chien are taking action on World Polio Day (Oct. 24) to raise awareness, funds, and support to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.

Mon
21
Oct

Terrifying tales told at Villa After Dark Saturday


Things are about to get a little spooky. Take a tour, hear scary folklore, collect clues and solve a puzzle at the Villa After Dark event at Prairie du Chien’s Villa Louis Historic Site Saturday night, Oct. 26. (Submitted photo)

By Correne Martin

Follow a lamp-lit pathway through the Villa Louis mansion and other buildings and watch for scary sights along the way. Get vamped up for Halloween by attending Villa After Dark on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Take a self-guided tour through the grounds and be greeted by five aptly-dressed characters from Prairie du Chien’s past. They will be waiting inside five of the historic site’s buildings, including the rarely-opened blockhouse, with terrifying tales to tell. Stories will include folklore like the Loup-Garou (a French-Canadian werewolf legend) and the Wendigo (an Ojibwe legend) as well as true accounts like that of the murders at Fort Crawford, said Wisconsin Historical Society Southwest Sites Interpretation Manager Samantha Matern.

Mon
21
Oct

Hocus Pocus: Halloween Fun Guide for PdC area

Halloween falls on Thursday, Oct. 31, this year. 

Official trick-or-treat hours in Prairie du Chien are from 5 to 8 p.m. the evening of Halloween. The city siren will blow at the beginning and end of these hours.

During this time, local kids are also welcome at the Prairie du Chien High School parking lot where the annual Trunk or Treat will happen. The time is also from 5 to 8 p.m.

Marquette trick-or-treat hours have been planned for 4 to 7 p.m., also on Halloween. McGregor’s hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Bagley trick-or-treating will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

Mon
21
Oct

Trick-or-treat in Prairie du Chien Saturday

The coming weekend is Prairie du Chien’s big weekend to celebrate Halloween, trick-or-treating, costume contests, fun and games.

Bring the kids to Blackhawk Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 3 p.m., for the city’s annual trick-or-treating at downtown businesses. Orange pumpkins will be in the windows of participating  merchants.

The route starts with Mississippi Meats, Radio Shack and True Value, then passes through small business row, up and down Blackhawk Avenue. It also includes Backstage Pass on Wacouta Avenue, A Cut Above and Café Hope on North Beaumont Road and the River District Inn and Waterfront Hotel on Main Street.

Mon
21
Oct

Ronald F. Wittbrodt

Ronald F. Wittbrodt, 78, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, following a brief illness. 

He was born Dec. 10, 1940, in Bay City, Mich., the son of Casimir and Marjorie (Weber) Wittbrodt. He married the love of his life, Patricia Williams, on March 9, 1962, in St. Joseph, Mo. Ron worked as a master electrician, mainly for H & H Electric, until his retirement in 2008.  Ron was a member of the IBEW.  

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21
Oct

Mark Andrew Pfeiffer

Mark Andrew Pfeiffer, 65, of Terre Haute, Ind., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, surrounded by his loving family. 

Mark was born in Pensacola, Fla., on Dec. 10, 1953, to U.S. Navy Dr. Donald W. and Marlys Pfeiffer. 

Wed
16
Oct

High school friends take on Air Force adventures together


Friends Nick Weber and Andrew Scott enlisted in the Wisconsin National Guard after graduating from Prairie du Chien High School in 2016. (Submitted photos)

Andrew Scott and Nick Weber are on a base classified as a Forward Operating Base (FOB). They are both E-4 ranked senior airmen in the Air Force and are responsible for maintenance and oversight of F-16 fighter jet systems.

This is an example of the F-16 fighter jet the Prairie du Chien airforcemen work on at their Madison Air Force base and during their current deployment in Afghanistan.

By Correne Martin

High school friends Andrew Scott and Nick Weber are airmen in the Air Force National Guard and have been deployed in Afghanistan together since July. The pair of 2016 Prairie du Chien High School graduates perform maintenance on and oversee systems within F-16s, the wildly-utilized fighter jets.

Now E-4 ranked senior airmen in the Air Force, Drew and Nick started their adventures as a dynamic duo in high school. They were teammates on the Prairie du Chien football and basketball teams. They even got a chance to play together when the varsity basketball team went to state in 2016, according to Scott.

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Oct

Nancy Ann Heinrich

DEATH NOTICE: Nancy Ann Heinrich, 84, of Beloit, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 in Wisconsin Rapids. Nancy was born August 5, 1935, in Beloit. No funeral services were held, per Nancy’s wishes.

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