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Rendezvous slows life's pace


Angie Henderson, of Prairie du Chien, tosses a cast iron skillet at a “man” (a manikin) in an effort to knock his hat off his head. She was one of many women, of all ages, who tried to stand her ground in the unconventional competition. (Photos by Correne Martin)

An expressive blacksmith at this year’s Rendezvous was hard at work fabricating an ornate fire poker, which he planned to donate to a benefit in Iowa.

Felted wares of numerous kinds were for sale at this gentleman’s camp at the Prairie du Chien Rendezvous Friday.

These U.S. riflemen were among a group of reenactors who gave a short skit during which they tried a rule breaker by a court martial. The “case” accusing a soldier of “derelict of duty and public drunkenness” entertained Rendezvousers Friday afternoon, June 18, on St. Feriole Island. Some even jumped in as jurors.

When the summer heat is blazing, a puddle from the prior evening’s rain makes for the perfect place to cool off. This youngster set his drink and toy down for a moment to take a little dip during Friday’s Rendezvous.

During a quiet moment Friday afternoon, at the 44th annual Prairie Villa Rendezvous, a lone flutist took shade under a tree and casually serenaded a small crowd gathered near the buffalo burger stand.

This gentleman was pretty animated and engaging with Rendezvousers passing by his tipi.

Walking sticks, katanas, furs, and jewelry were among the “period” pieces sold by Rendezvous vendors, both in the camp section and flea market area of the annual Prairie du Chien event.
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Jun

Frederick Phelps

Frederick I. Phelps, 70, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Monday, June 21, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. 

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Jun

Traveling theatre coming to Wyalusing State Park for play, educational workshop


Jackson Hoemann (left) and Kaylene Howard will be among the Summit Players performing and teaching participants about Shakespeare at Wyalusing State Park Saturday evening. (Photo by Summit Players Theatre/A.J. Magoon)

Traveling theatre company Summit Players Theatre is returning to live, outdoor performances, after a year off due to COVID-19, and will be performing Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” Saturday, June 26, at Wyalusing State Park. The performance at 7 p.m. will be free and preceded by a 45-minute educational workshop, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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Jun

4-H youth learn quilting as they work toward Quilts of Valor for veterans


Rylie Cook, 14, used mentor Sue Lynch’s longarm quilting machine to practice following a pattern of stars and swirls, which affixed the quilt top to the bating and backing. (Submitted photo)

Happy Hi-Liter 4-H student Gracie Sime displays her jelly roll pattern quilt top.

Garrett Sime, 9, irons a quilt top’s strips and binding while working on his sewing project.

By Correne Martin

 

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Jun

Covered wagon group will be out riding this weekend in Millville


A covered wagon train may be found touring the rural Millville roads this Saturday and Sunday. The public is invited to come out and catch a glimpse into the old-fashioned way to travel.

By Correne Martin

 

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Jun

Historic Reed House on St. Feriole Island receiving upgrades


The Reed House at 210 N. Villa Louis Rd., near the intersection of Rolette Street, is one of few structures remaining on St. Feriole Island. The city-owned landmark is being restored for future use. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

 

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Jun

Motorcyclist injured in accident

On Saturday, June 19, at 6:56 p.m., the Crawford County Communications Center received a report of a motorcycle versus motor vehicle crash at the intersection of State Highway 35 and State Highway 82 in the village of De Soto. 

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Jun

SUV stolen, damaged, recovered

On June 2, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a stolen vehicle from Petersburg Lane in the township of Haney. 

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Jun

Man charged with fourth OWI

A 37-year-old Garnavillo, Iowa man has been charged in Crawford County court with one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (fourth offense). Adam Knaack faces up to a $10,000 fine and six years in prison if convicted. 

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Stolen camper recovered, arrest made

On June 12, at 3 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a stolen camper from D & J Topper and RV, in the township of Bridgeport.

A 2010 AmeriLite by Gulf Stream was stolen from the property and driven away. Law enforcement began to work with local area businesses for video footage of the crime.

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