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11
Dec

Wauzeka-Steuben Over Seneca


Kaleb Marx of Wauzeka-Steuben drives the baseline.

The Hornets’ Nick Benish goes up for a shot against Seneca Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca and Wauzeka-Steuben battled in a close game Thursday night.

Seneca’s Jared Payne hoists a 3-pointer Thursday night.

 

Hornets 

defeat Indians

The Wauzeka-Steuben boys basketball team remained unbeaten after edging host Seneca 55-51 in a Ridge and Valley contest Thursday night. 

The Hornets improved to 5-0 on the season and 2-0 in conference action. They will host Kickapoo on Dec. 12.

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11
Dec

River Ridge Open House


Several River Ridge School District residents take a look at the middle school section of the new library Saturday afternoon.

 

River Ridge District 

residents tour new school facilities

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Many citizens, school officials, staff and students attended the open house Saturday afternoon for the new addition and other facilities upgrades to River Ridge Schools. 

Mon
11
Dec

PdC native, canine find talent in search and rescue


Adam Kelly and his adopted dog Zephyr conduct search and rescue missions together in Michigan. (Submitted photos)

Adam Kelly and Zephyr make a discovery on one of their missions.

Zephyr gets some training done on the water.

The search and rescue dog has plenty of time to play too. Here she is dashing through the snow.

By Rachel Mergen

Adam Kelly, a Prairie du Chien native, has lived the vast majority of his life with man’s best friend loyally at his side. For as long as Adam can remember, his family has been the proud owners of a furry companion, and the longest gap he has ever experienced without a dog was his time working toward bachelor’s and master’s degrees. One of the most exciting moments to him was just being able to have a dog once again when he went to Florida for further education.

Adam’s family dog, Zephyr, isn’t exactly the average pet though. Zephyr, now living in Michigan, finds herself as a well-trained, search-and-rescue (SAR) canine.

Zephyr’s life was given a second chance when rescued as a stray and put up for adoption at a Florida PetSmart. Adam accidentally came across the German Shepherd mix puppy, when he had casually stepped into the store to find some treats for his lapdog, Roxie.

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11
Dec

Man grabs his narcotics out of deputy’s hands and fleas, but loses his balance

An area man faces numerous charges in Crawford County after impaired driving was observed Dec. 9, according to the sheriff’s department.

On Saturday, the county K-9 unit conducted a traffic stop on a 2007 Dodge Caravan on Highway 35 in the township of Freeman. The deputy made contact with the driver, identified as Curt Tollefson, 39, of Lynxville. The deputy said he observed Tollefson show signs of impairment. A search of his person yielded several grams of marijuana, schedule 4 controlled substances and two different schedule II narcotics, for which Tollefson did not have a prescription, according to the sheriff’s department.

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11
Dec

2018 Fair Ambassador Court to be crowned

The Crawford County Fair Ambassador Committee will present the crowning of the 2018 Fair Ambassador Court, at Johnson’s One Stop in Seneca on Saturday, Dec. 30, at 10 a.m.

The public is invited to join the committee and the ambassadors for the crowning and the meet and greet afterward. Snacks will be provided by the 2017 Fair Ambassador Court and the candidates for the 2018 court.

For additional Crawford County Fair information, visit crawfordcountywisconsinfair.com. The 2018 Crawford County Fair will be held Aug. 22-26, in Gays Mills.

 

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11
Dec

Marlene Helgerson

 

Marlene Helgerson, 77, of Prairie du Chien, lost her courageous battle against cancer on Thursday, Dec. 7.

 

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11
Dec

Betty J. Standorf

 

Betty J. Standorf, 88, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien.

 

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11
Dec

Patricia Caroline White

 

Patricia Caroline White, 72, of Prairie du Chien, died Sunday, Dec. 3, at Crossing Rivers Health, Prairie du Chien. 

 

Patricia Caroline was born March 7, 1945, to Leo and Ruth (Sime) McGinley in Prairie du Chien. She graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1963 and attended Beauty School in Fargo, N.D. 

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11
Dec

James Raymond Teaser

James Raymond Teaser, 85, passed away at his home in McGregor, on Dec. 2, after a short illness. 

He was born in southwestern Minnesota on Nov. 16, 1932, at Hunt Hospital in Fairmont, the youngest child of Henry Raymond and Mary Lillian Hines Teaser. Jim grew up on the family farm that was homesteaded by his great-great grandfather, Irish immigrant James Murphy. 

Wed
06
Dec

LaRiviere Park nature center building in need of a new home

By Correne Martin

The nature center at LaRiviere Park needs to go, and the city of Prairie du Chien would like to offer it to the public first, at the cost of self-removal, before demolishing it. This decision was made at Tuesday night’s common council meeting, upon recommendation from the LaRiviere Park Board.

According to city history, this Design Home Building was moved from the city sewer plant and previously used as a contractors unit in 1990 at no cost to the city. Initially, it was used by Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and cross country teams, as well as a nature center one summer. The last time the building was actually used was 10 years ago.

The city inspector advised that upgrading the facility for public use would mean providing electrical, water, water heater and bathroom upgrades according to state code. The roof would need to be replaced. The cost for all this would likely be between $10,000 and $15,000.

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