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Wed
20
Sep

Prairie Volleyball


Caitlin Pattison of the Blackhawks bumps the ball up to the front row versus visiting Platteville in SWC volleyball action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Brytta Sagedahl eases one past the Platteville defender.

Emily Groom smashes a winner versus visiting Platteville Tuesday night.

Prairie’s Kylee Weber pounds the ball to the Platteville side in conference action.

Lindsey Nicholson sets up her teammates Tuesday night.

 

Platteville 

defeats PdC girls

The Prairie du Chien volleyball team hosted conference leader Platteville on Tuesday night.  

The JV (Fr/So) team and the varsity reserve team both won their matches two games to one. What a great effort.

Platteville defeated Prairie’s varsity three games to none.

Wed
20
Sep

SMRT Bus Recognition


Scenic Mississippi Regional Transit buses provide three round trips per day from Prairie du Chien to La Crosse and various points in between. (file photo)

 

SMRT Bus Service receives recognition, continues growth

by Ted Pennekamp

 

The Scenic Mississippi River Transit (SMRT) Bus Service has recently been recognized by Wisconsin Rural Partners as one of Wisconsin’s Top Rural Development Initiatives in 2017 because ridership continues to increase and a rider survey shows that 100 percent of riders are either satisfied or very satisfied.

Tue
19
Sep

Barbara Johanna Kostrau

Barbara Johanna Kostrau, 90, formerly of Bagley, died on Thursday, Aug. 31. 

 

She was born Berlin, Germany on Dec. 8, 1926. Barbara grew up as the eldest of four children in Berlin, Germany, immigrated to the United States in 1958, and became a U.S. citizen in 1965. 

Tue
19
Sep

Richard Lee Rice

 

Richard Lee Rice, 60, passed away on Sept. 7. He came into this world three months early on Nov. 29, 1956, to Ronald and June Rice. He was a fighter from the start. 

 

Tue
19
Sep

Harriet “Babe” Skrade

 

Harriet “Babe” Skrade, 94 years young, passed away following a recent stroke, at Bethany Riverside Nursing Facility in La Crosse, on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

 

Tue
19
Sep

Bernice R. Fuller

 

Bernice R. Fuller, 91, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Atrium Post Acute Care Center in Lancaster.

 

Tue
19
Sep

Gilda J. Welsh

 

Gilda J. Welsh, 86, of Oconomowoc and formerly of Fennimore and Prairie du Chien, died on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital. 

 

She was born on June 11, 1931, in Marion Township Grant Co., the daughter of Lou and Elizabeth (Bender) Freymiller. Gilda was united in marriage to Loren Welsh on Sept. 5, 1956, at the Marion Church. 

Mon
18
Sep

Worn and tattered flags can be disposed

On Monday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m., the Crawford County American Legion will again hold its annual flag disposal program. This program is held in conjunction with the legion’s annual meeting.

The William Schoville Post 220 of Soldiers Grove will sponsor the program this year in Soldiers Grove.

Ken McCormick, Crawford County American Legion commander, asks all Crawford County residents who have or are flying American Flags to take a look at them and, if they are worn or tattered, please turn them in so they can be properly retired.

Old, worn flags may be left with any American Legion member or at the Crawford County Veterans Service Office, before Friday, Sept. 22.

Mon
18
Sep

Readstown man charged with having meth

A 39-year-old Readstown man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of possession of methamphetamine (repeater).

Jeremy Phinney faces up to a $10,000 fine and 3.5 years in prison if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, on Aug. 20, at 1:20 a.m., two Crawford County Sheriff’s deputies approached a man who was near the Lions Shelter at the village park in Soldiers Grove. As they approached, the man immediately got on his cell phone.

As the deputies were speaking to the man, later identified as Phinney, he was sweating and appeared extremely nervous.

The Crawford County Law Enforcement Center confirmed that Phinney was on probation for narcotics convictions.

The deputies then performed a search and found a plastic baggie containing a large “chunk” of meth, the complaint said.

Mon
18
Sep

Man accused of intent to deliver meth

A 27-year-old Lone Rock man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine.

Brandon Bird-Duell faces up to a $25,000 fine and 12.5 years in prison if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, on Aug. 24, a Crawford County Sheriff’s deputy pulled into the Mobil Station in the village of Ferryville.

The deputy noted a man standing next to his motorcycle. The man (Bird-Duell) eventually admitted to the deputy that he did not have a valid motorcycle endorsement on his driver’s license, nor did he have proper registration for the motorcycle.

Bird-Duell then consented to a search, the complaint said. A small, clear, plastic baggie containing meth was found.

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