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02
Apr

Crawford County leaders to be honored

Seven awards will be presented at the eighth annual Crawford County Leadership Awards program, organized by the advisory board to the Crawford County Community Fund. The event, honoring the awardees, will be held on Thursday, April 19, in Prairie du Chien at Crossing Rivers Health Center. It will begin with an hors d’oeuvres and dessert reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend and is asked to RSVP by Friday, April 13, to Camille Smith, Crawford County Community Fund Advisory Board chair (608-769-2503 or camillemsmith@icloud.com). 

Those being honored in their respective categories include: 

Business Development Award: Pam Ritchie for her work with Café Hope and the Opportunity Center;

Mon
02
Apr

Christine Susan Brandt Carlson

 

Christine Susan Brandt Carlson died March 29, in Prairie du Chien, two days short of her 57th birthday, from complications of her struggle against breast cancer.

 

Mon
02
Apr

James L. “Jim” Kussmaul

 

James L. “Jim” Kussmaul, 81, of Bloomington, passed away Saturday, March 31, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. 

 

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02
Apr

River Ridge boys host Wauzeka-Steuben


The Timberwolves' Blake Crubel unleashes a pitch to the Hornets' batter Thursday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge's Ryan Redman nears second base on a steal attempt as the Wauzeka-Steuben defense reacts. Redman was safe on the play and later scored.

 

River Ridge 

defeats WS boys

River Ridge defeated visiting Wauzeka-Steuben 5-3 in a nonconference baseball game Thursday afternoon.

The Timberwolves scored 2 runs in the bottom of the third to take a 2-0 lead.

River Ridge scored 3 more in the fourth to increase the lead to 5-0.

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02
Apr

Frederick E. “Fritz” Reiger

 

Frederick E. “Fritz” Reiger, 98, of Boscobel, and formerly of Wauzeka, passed away on Thursday, March 29, at the Boscobel Care and Rehab in Boscobel. 

 

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02
Apr

Werner Herman Siegenthaler

 

Werner Herman Siegenthaler passed away peacefully on Friday, March 30, at Boscobel Care and Rehab. He struggled with Parkinsons, but never complained. He continued to live his life the best he could with the support of his loving wife and family along with the caring staff at Boscobel Care and Rehab and St. Croix Hospice.

 

Mon
02
Apr

Elizabeth “Betty” Luella deLorimier

 

Elizabeth “Betty” Luella deLorimier, 82, of Janesville, died on Thursday, March 29, at Cedar Crest Health Care Center. 

 

Mon
02
Apr

River Ridge versus Wauzeka-Steuben softball


Wauzeka-Steuben's Siena Krachey fires a fastball to the plate versus host River Ridge Thursday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Wauzeka-Steuben's Jordan Mormann attempts to tag Carly Hampton of River Ridge on a pick-off attempt Thursday afternoon.

 

WS girls 

best River Ridge

Wauzeka-Steuben bested host River Ridge 16-1 in a nonconference softball game Thursday afternoon.

The Lady Hornets scored 5 runs in the top of the second inning to go up 5-0. 

Wauzeka-Steuben scored 2 runs in the fourth and 2 more in the fifth to increase their lead to 9-0.

Mon
02
Apr

White nose syndrome continues to spread


White nose syndrome is named for the powdery white fuzz that develops on hibernating bats’ noses, ears and wings. (Wisconsin DNR Photo)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The recent discovery of white nose syndrome in bats in Spook Cave in Iowa shows that the disease is continuing to spread relatively rapidly.

In 2016, the number of bats in Spook Cave near McGregor surpassed 300. In 2017 only eight bats were found. In 2018, just four bats were located.

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28
Mar

PdC City Council District 1 candidates


Ron Leys and Nathan Bremmer

A retired three-term incumbent is being challenged by a full-time law enforcement officer who’s new to politics in the city of Prairie du Chien’s first district common council election, Tuesday, April 3. Ron Leys is opposed by challenger Nathan Bremmer in the race. The two will appear in a candidate debate Tuesday, March 27, at 6 p.m., at city hall. Both took some time last week to answer a series of questions regarding city issues. Their responses follow. 

 

RON LEYS

¬What is your educational, political and community background that you feel qualifies you to serve? 

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