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Wed
31
Oct

Huser, Katzung run like the wind at State Cross Country


Amber Huser and Meg Katzung are all smiles at the State Cross Country Championship in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday. (Photos submitted)

The Prairie du Chien cross country team showed their support for Meg Katzung and Amber Huser Saturday in Wisconsin Rapids.

Meg Katzung hits her stride at the state cross country championship Saturday.

Amber Huser kept good running form throughout the state cross country meet.

 

At the Division 2 WIAA Cross Country State Championships in Wisconsin Rapids on Oct. 27, we hear the gentle sound of the runner’s feet coming around the bend. Beach Boys fans close their eyes and start to pick up “Good Vibrations.” 

Christopher Cross says we’ve got such a long way to go to make it to the finish line. So watch us as we run like the wind. As the race went on and the finish was getting near, our legs weak, no time to sleep, we ran like the wind to be free one more time. 

Wed
31
Oct

River Ridge fans, school, coaches and team excited for state tournament


Just as they have all season, River Ridge students, staff and fans are sure to be out in force at the state volleyball tournament in Green Bay. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

For the first time ever the River Ridge High School volleyball team will compete in the 46th Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Tournament to be held at the Resch Center in Green Bay.

Tue
30
Oct

Michael J. 'Mick' Cull

Michael J. “Mick” Cull, 81, of Bloomington, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, at Our House Senior Living Memory Care in Richland Center. 

He was born July 17, 1937, in Prairie du Chien, the son of Kenneth and Marie (Mergen) Cull. Mick graduated from Bloomington High School in 1955. He farmed on the Cull Family Farm in Little Grant Township, where he raised beef and hogs until his retirement. Mick was a devoted member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council #4416 in Bloomington, and he was also a member of the Grant County Cattlemen’s Association.

Mick is survived by his sister, MaryAnn (Phil) Ryan; nieces, Annie M. Cull and Rochelle Cull; and nephews; Michael (Cheryl) Ryan, James (Sheila) Ryan and Tony (Pegi) Cull.

Tue
30
Oct

Jeanne M. Ruehlow

Jeanne M. Ruehlow, 63, of Savannah, Ga., and originally from Prairie du Chien, passed on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Jeanne was born on Nov. 11, 1954, to the late William J. and Ellen “Honey” A. (Kramer) Walker, who raised six girls in Prairie du Chien. Jeanne graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1973 and then from Upper Iowa University.

Jeanne married Donald C. Ruehlow in 1977, and together they had two children, Nicole and Daniel.

Tue
30
Oct

Thomas J. McGrath

Thomas J. McGrath passed away Oct. 23, at Hospice Alliance House in Pleasant Prairie. 

Tom was born Sept. 28, 1934, in Prairie du Chien, to Thomas P. and Ruth Marie (Smrcina) McGrath. After graduating from high school in Prairie du Chien, Tom enlisted and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force, where he was awarded the National Defense Service medal. Tom settled down in California, where he worked as an iron worker until his retirement. Tom was well-known for his physical strength, his strong work ethic and his wonderful sense of humor and story telling. He was an avid fisherman and loved doing jigsaw puzzles and gambling in his later years. 

Mon
29
Oct

Norma R. Smrcina

Norma R. Smrcina, 84, of Waukon, Iowa, died Friday, Oct. 26, at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. 

Mon
29
Oct

Michael Charles Cavanaugh

Michael Charles Cavanaugh, 72, of Dunedin, Fla., died Sunday, May 27. Michael was born on Aug. 22, 1945, to Orrel and Mary (Kluss) Cavanaugh in Miami, Fla. After graduating high school, where he was a star basketball player, Mike attended Amundsen Junior College in Chicago, Ill. 

Mon
29
Oct

Meeting to discuss Badger-Hawkeye Bridge from Cassville to Guttenberg

The Badger-Hawkeye Bridge Coalition and Cassville Economic Development are hosting a regional informational meeting next week to discuss an initiative to construct a new Mississippi River bridge crossing between Cassville, Wisconsin, and rural Guttenberg, Iowa—located 30 miles north of Dubuque, Iowa and 30 miles south of Prairie du Chien.

This meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Cassville Elementary School gymnasium, 412 Crawford St., Cassville. 

The meeting is open to all interested individuals and groups from Grant, Clayton, Crawford and Dubuque counties and surrounding areas who wish to receive information about where the proposal stands currently and where it could go in 2019 with community assistance.

Mon
29
Oct

Man arrested after allegedly endangering his brother’s safety

A Bloomington man was arrested on the tentative charge of first degree recklessly endangering safety after an incident involving his brother that happened Friday morning, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department.

On Oct. 26, around 8:10 a.m., the sheriff’s department responded to 11134 Hickory Rd. in Bloomington Township. An investigation showed that  Robert Steiger, Jr., 26, was woken by a family member who was operating a piece of machinery near the residence. Steiger exited his residence, armed with a shotgun, and confronted his brother, a 15-year-old male. Steiger was upset his brother had woken him, so he approached his brother and discharged a 12-gauge shotgun near him while he was on the machinery, the sheriff’s department said.

Mon
29
Oct

Active shooter training


A couple Prairie Catholic teachers evacuate the main floor of the school during an active intruder drill, which was part of ALICE training provided by the Prairie du Chien Police Department Friday. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Sgt. Kyle Teynor sporadically wandered the hallways of Prairie Catholic, blaring air horns and rattling door knobs to heighten the emotions of the staff participating in active shooter training last week.

Pictured is just one example of how staff barricaded a classroom door with close by furniture and other heavy objects.

By Correne Martin

Alert. Lock down. Inform. Counter. Evacuate.

These are the five strategic methods taught in ALICE active shooter civilian response training. The staff at Prairie Catholic School was the latest in the area to review and practice these methods, thanks to Prairie du Chien Police Sergeant Kyle Teynor and funding from the Wisconsin Department of Justice. 

On Friday, the staff spent several hours examining signs of violence, psychology of perpetrators and the environmental design of their specific classrooms and the school campus. 

Are their rooms prepped for quick and easy ways to barricade their doors if doing so became necessary? 

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