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Wed
20
Dec

PdC looks at overhauling Marquette Road, Villa Louis boat landing, marina

By Rachel Mergen

On Tuesday night, the Prairie du Chien Common Council met to discuss the 2018 Marquette Road Project, North Michigan Street Project, the Villa Louis Boat Landing Project, the marina and salaries and compensations.

A public information meeting for the 2018 Marquette Road Project is scheduled for Feb. 1. It is expected that work will begin in the spring. The council clarified that the frequently used, paved recreational trails within the construction area will remain after construction.

North Michigan Street
The North Michigan Street Project will include work on the entire sewer system. Additionally, driveways and sidewalks will be redone in the process, along with other fixtures. The base bid, which will open in January, is to include North Michigan Street with two alternatives. These alternatives are from the Haydn Street alley to Illinois Street and on Park Street from Michigan Street to Illinois Street.

Wed
20
Dec

Seneca Girls Victorious


Makenna Greene (20) goes in for one of Seneca’s numerous layups Tuesday night.

Emily Garfoot eyes a three-pointer from the left side Tuesday night.

Seneca’s Alivia Salinas drives to the basket but looks for an open teammate.

Seneca’s Alivia Salinas drives to the hoop against the defense of De Soto’s Riley Anderson.

Seneca’s Michelle Clark (14) fights for a loose ball against Riley Anderson (10) of De Soto Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Haley Wall hoists up a three-pointer in first-half action versus visiting De Soto.

Corrina Lenzendorf (30) battles for a rebound against visiting De Soto.

 

Seneca 

girls easily 

defeat De Soto

The Seneca girls high school basketball team easily defeated visiting De Soto 65-18 in a Ridge and Valley contest Tuesday night. 

Seneca improved to 6-3 on the season and 5-1 in the Ridge and Valley to stay tied for first place with Kickapoo. 

Wed
20
Dec

Board chair gives statement on nurses’ termination

Combined health and human services department created

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Crawford County Board Chairman Tom Cornford gave an opening statement about the recent termination of two county nurses at the beginning of the County Board meeting Tuesday morning. 

Cornford said, “We are going to have a discussion in reference to the rumors and paper articles about the two nurses.

Mon
18
Dec

William Henry “Bill” Sander

William Henry “Bill” Sander, 85, of Boscobel, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Good Samaritan Society in Fennimore. 

 

Mon
18
Dec

Julia Elizabeth Keister

 

Julia Elizabeth Keister, 86, of Prairie du Chien, passed away peacefully on Dec. 17, surrounded by her loving family. 

 

Mon
18
Dec

Wilbur L. Rupp

 

Wilbur L. Rupp, 102, of Prairie du Chien, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 12. 

 

Mon
18
Dec

Ruthann Rodenkirch Therring

 

Ruthann Rodenkirch Therring passed from this life Dec. 13, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. 

 

Mon
18
Dec

Connie L. Franklin

 

Connie L. Franklin, 68, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, due to complications from frontal temporal dementia. 

 

Mon
18
Dec

Fisherman falls through on Gremore Lake

 

An area fisherman was rescued after falling through thin ice Saturday in rural Prairie du Chien.

According to the Crawford County Sheriff's Department, at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, the county dispatch center was notified that a man had fallen through the ice on Gremore Lake. Roger Swatek, 65, of Wauzeka, was ice fishing when the ice gave way and he fell into the water. Other fishermen attempted to help Swatek when they became stranded in their ice fishing sleds in the open water. Another fisherman came and assisted the Bridgeport Fire Department with the rescue by utilizing his air boat. Swatek was taken to shore and transported to Crossing Rivers Health for medical evaluation.

Mon
18
Dec

Prairie Wrestlers Win


Senior Blake Garcia pins his Belmont/Platteville opponent with a double arm bar.

 

Prairie du Chien 

wins conference opener

On Thursday, Dec. 14, the Prairie du Chien wrestling team hosted Belmont/Platteville in the conference opener for both squads. It was also Parents’ Night for the wrestlers and cheerleaders. 

Prior to the start of the varsity action, Clayton DuCharme picked up his first career victory in the JV 145# match. 

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