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Colin Ross “Buzz” Eckert, Sr.

 

Colin Ross “Buzz” Eckert, Sr., 84, of Joliet, Ill,, husband of a former Prairie du Chien resident, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, May 9, at home, with his loving family by his side.

 

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May

Prairie du Chien Soccer


Kaitlyn Waller and Prairie du Chien out-hustled River Valley all match long to earn the victory. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie's Gabby Toberman races a River Valley player to the ball Thursday afternoon.

 

PdC varsity soccer beats River Valley, varsity reserve ties

On Thursday afternoon the Lady Hawks took on River Valley at home for Parents’ Night for Prairie du Chien soccer. There was a varsity reserve and a varsity game and both teams did a phenomenal job. 

“A special thank you to all the parents who were able to make it tonight as I know your daughters greatly appreciated it,” said Coach Amber Hynnek.

The Prairie varsity defeated River Valley 3-0.

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14
May

Prairie du Chien Softball


Prairie's Lauren Kennedy lets fly with a pitch versus visiting Platteville Thursday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien closes in on a Platteville base runner between third and home plate.

 

Platteville over 

Prairie du Chien girls

The Prairie du Chien Lady Hawks lost a tough game against Platteville, 17-0, on Thursday afternoon at Bluff View Intermediate School.

Prairie’s starting pitcher, Rilee Wikan, was injured in a slide during practice Wednesday and was unable to pitch.  

The girls also struggled defensively with multiple errors. 

Mon
14
May

Rod and Gun Club building chimney swift towers at La Riviere


John Tieden and Dennis Kirschbaum with the Prairie Rod and Gun Club work on one of the two chimney swift towers at La Riviere Park of Prairie du Chien. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Four Prairie du Chien High School students helped to build three sections for each of the two chimney swift towers for La Riviere Park. Above are Blake Garcia, Jacob Joy, teacher Ron Kucko and Aaron Neisius. Sawyer Fuller is not pictured. (Photo by Dennis Kirschbaum)

The two towers being built at La Riviere Park will look similar to this chimney swift tower in Elkader. (Submitted photo)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Prairie Rod and Gun Club is working on several interesting projects, one of which is the construction of a pair of chimney swift towers at La Riviere Park of Prairie du Chien.

Mon
14
May

Two women cited for retail theft

On Thursday, May 10, at 7:04 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was called for a possible ongoing theft at Walmart, in the township of Bridgeport. It was reported that a white Nissan left the parking lot of Walmart and drove to Nathan Plaza and was possibly in possession of stolen property.

A Crawford County deputy made contact with the vehicle and its occupants. Sheena R. Slater, 26, Wauzeka and Trista Hernandez Cruz, 21, Wauzeka, both were found to be in possession of stolen property from Walmart. Items were identified by Walmart Asset Protection and returned to the store. 

Citations were issued to both for retail theft and both Slater and Hernandez Cruz were told they were not allowed back on Walmart property. 

Mon
14
May

Fishing float owner believes the DNR is harassing him


Bill Hubbard owns Hubbard’s Fishing Float in Harper’s Ferry, Iowa. He feels he’s not being respected by the Wisconsin DNR as an authorized activity on the Mississippi. (Photo by Correne Martin)

This smartphone photo was taken by Bill Hubbard to show the proximity of the DNR warden to his customers trying to fish on his commercial float.

By Correne Martin

A Harper’s Ferry, Iowa, small businessman believes he’s being harassed by the Wisconsin DNR and is speaking out after an April 26 encounter that resulted in his arrest for interfering with fishing. 

Bill Hubbard Jr., 53, of Harper’s Ferry, is the owner of Hubbard’s Fishing Float, located at Lock and Dam No. 9, on the Iowa side of the river, yet accessible near Gordon’s Bay boat landing on Wisconsin Highway 35. Hubbard has run the floating dock and café for 16 years, following in his father’s footsteps. For more than 70 years, the float business itself has provided a good place for anglers—both experienced and amateur—to enjoy fishing the Mississippi River.

Fri
11
May

Florence E. Krachey

Florence E. Krachey, 87, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Thursday, May 10, at Orchard Manor in Lancaster.

 

Fri
11
May

John G. “Joco” Cejka

 

John G. “Joco” Cejka, 86, of Prairie du Chien, died peacefully Wednesday, May 9, at the Wisconsin Veteran’s Home in King.

 

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11
May

Marylu Sauer

 

Marylu Sauer, of Madison, had the soul of a gypsy, the spirit of a hippie and the heart of an angel. She passed away unexpectedly on May 5.  

 

Fri
11
May

Sharon B. “Pat” Niemann

 

Sharon B. “Pat” Niemann, 76, of Prairie du Chien, and formerly of Postville, Iowa, passed away Friday, May 4, at Crossing Rivers Health Center in Prairie du Chien.

 

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