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Wed
25
Sep

Fight for veterans exposed to Agent Orange comes to PdC


Vietnam veterans advocate Steven Pape, Richard Lindbeck and Jim Armstrong of River Town Ironworks hold a metal flag to support Vietnam veterans.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

 

Richard Lindbeck, the president of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Wisconsin State Council visited River Town Ironworks Tuesday afternoon. Rivertown has been creating metal flags in an effort to raise funds for veterans.

Tue
24
Sep

Francis E. Heisz

Francis E. Heisz, 83, of Prairie du Chien, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at his home. 

He was born on May 13, 1936, in Pine Creek, the son of Charles and Evelyn (Garvey) Heisz. Francis married Patricia Kahler, who died in 1999. He married Corrine Hull on Feb. 23, 1981. Frank loved the Brewers, Packers and Badgers. He enjoyed fishing and everything the Mississippi River had to offer. Francis took great pleasure in the Prairie Dog Blues Festival and music and visiting the Villa Louis. 

Mon
23
Sep

Kickapoo hits flood stage, expected to drop quickly


Debris that washed up from the Sept. 12 storms and flash flooding sits at the canoe landing along Plum Creek Road in rural Wauzeka, as the foggy Kickapoo River waters rose to the riverbank edge by Monday morning, Sept. 23, around 7:30 a.m. (Photo by Correne Martin)

 

The Kickapoo River continued to rise in Crawford County due to rains of the past several days.

At Soldiers Grove, the river crested at 12.35 feet on Sept. 22, according to the National Weather Service. Minor flood stage at Soldiers Grove is 13 feet. The river is expected to drop relatively fast.

At Gays Mills, the Kickapoo crested at 13.5 feet on Sept. 23. Flood stage at Gays Mills is 13 feet. The river is expected to recede quickly.

Mon
23
Sep

Potosi-Cassville edges River Ridge


Brayan Barrita (28) returns a kickoff in second-quarter action while Archie Cooley (18) looks to block. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge quarterback Cole Crubel rolls to his right while looking for a receiver.

Will Esser scores the first touchdown of the game in the first quarter for River Ridge during their homecoming game versus Potosi-Cassville Friday night.

 

Potosi-Cassville defeated host River Ridge 24-21 at the Timberwolves’ homecoming game Friday night in Bloomington.

River Ridge dropped to 4-1 overall and 2-1 in the Six Rivers Conference. Potosi-Cassville upped their overall record to 3-2 and their conference mark to 1-2.

The Timberwolves got on the board first with a 3-yard TD run by Will Esser. The PAT by Kaine Baus was good and River Ridge had a 7-0 lead.

Mon
23
Sep

Crawford, Grant cover crop program a big win for region


A plane from Sky Share LLC of DeWitt, Iowa, applies cover crop seeds to a cornfield in Crawford County in early September. (Photos courtesy of Karyl Fritsche)

This is some of the equipment used to transfer and load the cover crop seed mixture into the planes at Prairie du Chien Municipal Airport.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Anyone driving by the Prairie du Chien Municipal Airport in early September may have noticed three yellow planes along with equipment for loading seed parked near the terminal building.

The planes are owned by Sky Share LLC of DeWitt, Iowa, and were hired by Black Sand Granary of Patch Grove to apply a cover crop seed mixture to farms in Crawford and Grant counties.

Mon
23
Sep

Linda L. Schilter

Linda L. Schilter, 75, of Bagley, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at Orchard Manor Care Center in Lancaster. 

She was born on Sept. 1, 1944, in Lancaster, the daughter of Willard and Ada Caley. 

Linda married Albert Schilter on Sept. 12, 1980, at the Villa Louis in Prairie du Chien. He preceded her in death on April 5, 1995. 

Linda worked as a CNA at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital for many years until her retirement. She was a member of the Bagley Women’s American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed the outdoors, camping and “God’s little creatures.” 

Mon
23
Sep

Wauzeka-Steuben taking action toward community revitalization, school referendum

By Correne Martin

Strategic economic development plans have been a focal point for members of the greater Wauzeka community as of late. The most paramount goals are to attract and retain residents and businesses and increase enrollment at the school. Also materializing is a potential referendum for general operations, aimed at April 7, 2020.

Citizens, school leaders, parents and others vested in the villages of Wauzeka and Steuben and the Wauzeka-Steuben School District have formed a collective that has held visioning and marketing meetings as early as February of 2018. Driftless Development, the Crawford County Economic Development organization, as well as CESA have stepped forward to lend expert guidance.

Mon
23
Sep

Pop-Up Shop sign-up urged this week

Ever wanted to start your own business? Now’s the time

 

Prairie du Chien Main Street announced its new Pop-Up Shop program earlier this month. It’s an essentially risk-free, immediate offering to local entrepreneurs who want to open up a business for three months—in October and through Dec. 31.

The program will partner a few local entrepreneurs with downtown commercial landlords, with most supportive costs and marketing assistance falling into the hands of PdC Main Street, in collaboration with Couleecap, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Viroqua Chamber Main Street. There will be a rent discount offered to landlords, who will benefit by having this three-month “open house” of sorts on their property.

Fri
20
Sep

Klema, Scherer top ‘fair story’ contest

Sue Klema was the Grand Champion winner of the Crawford County Fair’s “Every Person Has a Fair Story” writing contest. Sue’s story will be entered into the state contest at the state fair convention in January.

The Reserve Grand Champion honor went to Wendy Whitney-Scherer.

 

Glory in the Showring

By Sue Klema

I grew up showing Holstein cattle at the Crawford County fair, so when my husband, Arnie, brought home a Jersey cow from the UW-Platteville sale, I didn’t know what to think. Who would have thought that I would fall for this lovely breed? We have had the pleasure of being in the presence of many of these amazing animals with the beautiful eyes and gentle souls.

Fri
20
Sep

Deb (Trehey) Foster

Deb (Trehey) Foster, loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister, passed away at the age of 65. 

She was born in Seneca, on April 17, 1954. 

Deb will be forever remembered by her husband, Bob; their four wonderful children, Joe (Meghan) Foster, Chuck (Katie) Foster, Kristin (Josh) Pyzik, Jill (Matt) Sears; by her mother, Marilyn Trehey; and her beloved grandchildren, Brynley, Lewis, Weston, Theodore, Helen, Lincoln, Walter and Maelie. Other surviving family members include her siblings, Susie (Albert) Patten, Sandy (John) Davies, David (Nancy) Trehey, Mary Jo (Greg) Palmer, Marcia (Todd) Hanson, Mike (Peg) Trehey; and sister-in-law, Teri (Jim) Off. Deb will also be remembered by the rest of her extended family and many dear friends. 

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