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Tue
21
Nov

Edmund “Lee” Glesne

 

Edmund “Lee” Glesne, 92, of Marion, Iowa formerly of Prairie du Chien, died Monday, Nov. 13, at Winslow House in Marion, Iowa. 

 

Tue
21
Nov

Charles J. “Charlie” Linder

 

Charles J. “Charlie” Linder, 70, of Eastman, passed away Monday, Nov. 20, at the Great River Care Center. 

 

Tue
21
Nov

Charles J. “Charlie” Linder

 

Charles J. “Charlie” Linder, 70, of Eastman, passed away Monday, Nov. 20, at the Great River Care Center. 

 

Tue
21
Nov

Prairie du Chien girls suffer one-point loss in opening contest

By Correne Martin

Prairie du Chien’s first girls’ basketball game of the season was a tight one for all four quarters against non-conference Fennimore, with the Golden Eagles sneaking by for the win, 37-36.

Playing on the road Friday, the Blackhawks took care of the ball well but showed weakness in their confidence and communication, according to Coach Paula Shedivy.

“It was one of those typical first games,” Shedivy said, noting that her team consists of two seniors aside from a number of younger players. She said the girls just need to settle in, understand the pace of the game and get those early jitters out of the way.

The back-and-forth competition was exactly that from the get-go for both teams. The score was 22-21, in Fennimore’s favor, at the half.

“We struggled at the free throw line,” Shedivy added. The Blackhawks finished the game three for 10 in charity throws. “We also need to work on being a little more aggressive.”

Tue
21
Nov

Seneca’s experience, hot night from the field garners first victory of season

By Correne Martin

The Seneca girls’ basketball team started its season in non-conference action with Highland visiting. The home team offense seemed on fire as the Indians recorded the victory, 64-17.

“We shot really well. We spread the ball out on them and were able to get a lot of good looks at the basket. Then we just knocked ‘em down,” veteran coach Kim Redman said.

She starts four seniors and overall thought her team’s experience and scoring abilities were credited for their initial win. The girls managed to outscore the Cardinals 32-11 by halftime and then just didn’t give their opponents many good looks at the hoop.

Leading the charge on Seneca’s offense, Alivia Salinas finished with an impressive 22 points. Fellow senior Emily Garfoot tallied 13 points. Also in double digits, junior Erin Sime had 11 points, while sophomore Makenna Greene rounded out the top scorers with eight points.

Tue
21
Nov

Crawford County 4-H members recognized for their achievements


Members in grades 9 through one year after high school (front row, from left) were honored: Emma Payne, Samuel Kramer, Theresa Kramer, Matthew Kramer, Alexis Snyder; (middle row) Sawyer Brown, Ashley Bedtka, Jessica Bedtka, Cecilia Kramer, Veronica Kramer, Faith Morga; (back row) Laura Cornwall, Brooklynn Nagel, Cathleen Anderson, Becca Cornwall, Kelsey Achenbach, Elliot Anderson and Kylie Zimmerman.

Members in grades 6-8 recognized for their achievements were (front row, from left) Lydia Kramer, Marie Achebach, Faye Brassington, Autum Butler, Isaac Kramer, AJ Morga; (back row) Isabella Sprosty, Taylor Snyder, Lily Mitchell, Matthias Gerhards, Maximus Cooley and Maureen Cooley.  

Members in grades 3-5: (front row, from left) Camryn Lenzendorf, Alex Morga, Mia Olson, Sophia Walz, Ben Payne, Claudia Walz, Carson Sime, Madelyn Kramer; (middle row) Emma Hady, Alisha Brassington, Dallas Butler, Julius Cooley, Benjamin Kramer, Clint Mitchell, Macy Mitchell; (back row) Nicholas Walz, Brooke Mitchell, Michaela Cauffman, Blake Mitchell, Robert Cooley, Lindsey Nolan, Rita Achenbach, Jacob Payne, William Zander and Gracie Sime.

Graduating Cloverbuds are (front row, from left) Violet Mitchell, Danielle Hromadka, Avi Olson, Hope Cornwall. Back Row (L-R): Grant Sime, Lauren Otte, Bailey Otte and Colette Kramer.

Cloverbuds recognized included (front row, from left) Jackson Butler, Simon Kramer, Aaron Hromdaka, Warren Snyder; (back row) Kendra Mitchell, Hesston Brownlee, Nathaniel Walz, Millie Dahlberg and Hayley Mitchell.

Crawford County 4-H members were recognized on Oct. 20 for their achievements in 4-H for the 2016-2017 year. In order to receive recognition, members must have completed a record book for the year. The 4-H record book is an excellent way for members to keep track of their goals and accomplishments throughout the year.

Cloverbuds (members in grades K-1) who were recognized that evening were Devyn Kay Allert, Halo Aspenson, Hesston Brownlee, Jackson Butler, Millie Dahlberg, Aaron Hromadka, Jacob Kramer, Simon Kramer, Hayley Mitchell, Kendra Mitchell, Warren Snyder, Nathaniel Walz and Stetson Zeeh.

Cloverbuds who are in second grade graduated from the program to regular 4-H members. They were Hope Cornwall, Danielle Hromadka, Colette Kramer, Violet Mitchell, Avi Olson, Bailey Otte, Lauren Otte, Lena Schmidt, Grant Sime, Kristina Sletten and Jazzmine Walters.

Tue
21
Nov

White’s 27 points leads River Ridge past visiting Hornets


River Ridge sophomore Skylar White is a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court. She is pictured here battling Wauzeka-Steuben’s Jordan Mormann for the rebound in non-conference action Thursday. (Photos by Correne Martin)

The ball popped up as the two teams scrambled for the ball as River Ridge hosted Wauzeka-Steuben Thursday night in Patch Grove. Pictured (from left) are Allison Oswald, Erin Krachey (25), Skylar White, Rachael Herrick, Jordan Mormann and McKenzie Graf.

River Ridge’s Maria Breuer passes from the inside back out of the lane.

Faith Schier brings the ball down the court.

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Nellie Groom (left) and Haley Atkinson fight with Timberwolf standout Skylar White for a rebound.

Ella Sander fights for the rebound.

McKenzie Graf shoots from outside the 3-point line.

Erin Krachey surveys under the hoop for Wauzeka-Steuben, as Skylar White comes up quick.

Hornet Ella Sander sweeps the ball to her side, looking for the pass, as River Ridge’s Rachael Herrick comes up on defense.

By Correne Martin

Sophomore Skylar White had a big first night for the River Ridge girls’ basketball team. With 27 points, she fronted the Timberwolves’ performance on their home court in a non-conference showing against Wauzeka-Steuben.

White’s efforts in addition to her teammates’ contributions added up to the win, 53-37.

“The first half, we got some good looks back and forth out of their zone,” River Ridge coach Caron Townsend commented. “But the second half, we got a little tired. Skylar had two or three steals right off the bat in the second half and that grabbed the momentum for us but we gave up 20 points in that half.”

Townsend said her girls need to get in shape so they don’t have such a second-half drop as the season continues.

Adding to White’s points on the board, River Ridge’s Maria Breuer posted 12 points for the night.

Mon
20
Nov

Crawford County levy increases slightly

By Correne Martin

The Crawford County Board of Supervisors approved its 2018 budget Nov. 14, increasing its portion of the tax levy for landowners slightly, by 0.4 percent, to cover $9,986,122 in total proposed funds.

“After assembling initial departmental requests for this budget, it was $662,000 above the allowable levy limit,” said Duane Rogers, board vice chairman.

To balance the 2018 budget, the board’s key moves will involve pulling $300,000 from the general fund and reducing highway department requests by $250,000 ($64,000 of that will be paid by unused borrowing from last year).

Though Rogers acknowledged the disappointing news that the total of all fund balances had decreased—for the second consecutive year—he said it increased in the years leading up to this and believes the county is “still in pretty good shape.”

Mon
20
Nov

Arts center advisory council forms in PdC district

By Correne Martin

An official advisory committee for the Prairie du Chien School District’s new arts center has formed and, last week, was fully recognized by the board of education at its Nov. 13 meeting. This council is tasked with creating a vision of how the arts center—the grandiose facility on the front end of Prairie du Chien High School—will function as part of the community.

“A survey will be coming back out to the public,” Board President Christine Panka said. “What we heard during the referendum is [residents] wanted this facility utilized to the max for the community, in addition to what the school wants to do.”

So the intention of the committee is to determine the best functionality possible.

Mon
20
Nov

Country on the River takes year hiatus

Organizers of Country on the River have decided to take a year off in 2018 and come back “bigger, better...and even more country” in 2019, according to the Country on the River Facebook page.

A statement on the page reads, “Thank you to all of you who have supported Country on the River for the past eight years. We have tremendous appreciation for everything you have done to make this event happen every single year.

However, we regret to announce that the festival will not be returning in 2018. Instead, we’ll be taking a year off to look at improvements to make to the event.”

The post goes on to invite patrons to its sister festival, WE Fest, in Detroit Lakes, Minn.

There have been many rumors that Country on the River is considering relocating to another city, though the Courier Press has not been able to confirm any such details.

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