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Blackhawks sending 4 to state


Qualifying for the WIAA State Tournament for Prairie du Chien are Bradyn Saint (152#), Matt Rogge (113#), Reid Koenig (145#) and Traeton Saint (138#).

Sophomore Bradyn Saint takes down his opening round Sugar River opponent with a blast double leg. Saint would win by fall in 2:57.

Senior Reid Koenig uses a tight waist to ride his Lodi opponent in the opening round. Koenig would win by major decision 9-0. (Photos submitted)

Sophomore Matt Rogge toes the line against his Lodi opponent in the match to advance to state. Rogge won 6-2.

Junior Traeton Saint applies heavy pressure as he works for a take down in the finals against his River Valley opponent. Saint would win 2-1 in ultimate tiebreaker.

 

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawk wrestling team is advancing four individuals to the state tournament. Adams-Friendship was the host of a WIAA Division 2 Sectional on Saturday, Feb. 16. PDC was represented by seven individuals, all of whom advanced from last Saturday’s Regional Tournament. 

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Feb

Daniel J. Hawes

Daniel J. Hawes, 83, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born Oct. 26, 1935, on the family farm in Harpers Ferry, Iowa, the son of Urban and Ruth (Farley) Hawes. 

He married Kathleen Kramer on Nov. 16, 1968, at Immaculate Conception Church in Wexford, Iowa. Daniel worked in road construction before taking over the family farm near Harpers Ferry, and then later went back into road construction working for F.C. Raemisch, in Waunakee, until his retirement. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 139 and was an avid hunter. He especially enjoyed coon hunting. 

Mon
18
Feb

Experience bald eagle’s mystique at appreciation days

By Correne Martin

Our national bird, the bald eagle, will be celebrated Feb. 22-23, at Bald Eagle Appreciation Days in Prairie du Chien, sponsored by the city’s tourism council. A few events are scheduled for Friday night at Country Inn and Suites; then on Saturday, a full day of programs will take place at Hoffman Hall. All activities are open to the public and most are free. 

At Country Inn and Suites, starting Friday at 6:30 p.m., nature photographer Ty Smedes will present “Bald Eagles, Hawks and Owls of the Upper Midwest.” At 7:30, a feature of Neil Rettig’s award-winning cinematography, will be shared by local birding professional Dennis Kirshbaum. 

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18
Feb

Gays Mills man injured in Feb. 12 car versus semi accident

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 5:23 p.m., the Crawford County Dispatch Center was notified of a car versus semi crash on US Highway 61, north of Mt. Zion.

Aaron Fortney, 49, Gays Mills, was driving a 1998 Buick LesSabre north on Highway 61 delivering mail. He went to make a left turn onto Hope Lane when his vehicle crashed with a 2007 Peterbilt semi that was passing on the left.

Fortney sustained back and neck injuries and was transported to Vernon Memorial Hospital.

The semi driver Trevor Lee Sansburn, 29, Lake Park, Minn., escaped injury.

Both vehicles sustained disabling damage and were towed from the scene

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18
Feb

Man, 55, arrested for 9th OWI following hit and run

On Feb. 9, at 2:41 p.m., the Crawford County Communications Center received a report of a hit and run traffic crash at the stop sign on Homesteader Avenue at State Highway 35, in the township of Prairie du Chien.

An officer with the Prairie du Chien Police Department arrived on scene and determined the suspect vehicle rear-ended a 2019 Toyota Corolla, operated by Jeffrey A. Sharp, 51, Onalaska. Sharp informed the officer the suspect vehicle left the scene traveling northbound on State Highway 35. Sharp was able to read the license plate information of the suspect vehicle and provide it to the officer on scene. It was determined the suspect vehicle, a 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor SUV, was registered to Margaret L. Haas, 54, Wauzeka. 

Wed
13
Feb

K-9 Rico gives demonstration


After starting to bite, Rico was commanded to let off. But then, he went back to business, taking the “criminal” to the ground.

Officer Casey Cox and K-9 Rico represented the Prairie du Chien Police Department at the Feb. 9 Pet Expo at Nelson True Value. Rico showed the audience how he would chase and bite a criminal under his handler’s commands. Volunteer Bob Witt wore the bite suit for the demonstration. Cox explained additional details about Rico, his training, his skills and duties, associated expenses and characteristics of the K-9. For more about Rico, find the Prairie du Chien Police K9 Unit on Facebook. The annual Pet Expo featured a pet parade, demonstrations and more. Event-goers learned about the Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter and adopting cats and dogs through the organization, along with how they can volunteer or otherwise assist. People also had the opportunity to shop pet sales specials at True Value. (Photos by Correne Martin)

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13
Feb

New hotel development to offer Mississippi waterfront views


The Waterfront Hotel has taken quick shape over the past month on Main Street in Prairie du Chien. Just Wednesday, passers-by could see the entry corridor taking shape. It will be three stories with 58 rooms and hopefully be open by late July/early August. Since this sign was erected, some modifications have been made to the design. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

There’s a new hotel development in downtown Prairie du Chien. Brian and Brittany (Sheckler) Nichols are spearheading the project, called the Waterfront Hotel, fittingly because it overlooks the Mississippi River from its location on Main Street. Despite the awful winter the city has had, construction is moving along and hopes are for it to open in late July or early August, pending weather, Brian said.

Wed
13
Feb

There’s a Crush for everyone


Some of the members of the Gay Straight Alliance gathered this Valentine’s week to build excitement about their Crush pop fundraiser, a special way for friends, secret crushes and loved ones to express their feelings for other students. Pictured (from left) are Sophia Valley, Madison White, Ava Longstreth, Maci Dalton, Shayla Trautsch, MiKayla Thomas, Katrina Rodenberg and Amy Foster. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

Having a crush is a big deal for anyone in high school, especially around Valentine’s Day. The Gay Straight Alliance at Prairie du Chien High School is making sure students have the proper means to spread the love, in a cheeky way, to their friends, secret crushes or special sweethearts. 

The organization sponsored a first-of-its-kind Crush pop fundraiser over the past week as something fun to do for Valentine’s Day, simply to increase awareness about the group and to advocate for diversity and inclusion. The premise is that, from orange to grape to strawberry, there’s a crush for everyone. 

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13
Feb

PdC school year extended to June 6

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Prairie du Chien School District school year will be extended to June 6 this year in a measure to make up for snow days passed unanimously by the Prairie du Chien School Board at its regular meeting Monday night.

Wed
13
Feb

Cardinals defeat Timberwolves


Connor Mumm drives the right baseline for a score in the first half against Highland.

Lance Nichols hauls down an offensive rebound versus visiting Highland Monday.

Colton Clark of River Ridge slices between two Highland defenders for a layup. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Lance Nichols (4) and Blake Crubel apply full-court defensive pressure Monday.

 

Highland defeated host River Ridge 57-51 in a Six Rivers West boys basketball game Monday afternoon. The game was moved up to 4:30 p.m. due to impending snow.

The Cardinals built a 25-19 lead by halftime. The second half was even, with each team scoring 32 points.

Highland improved to 5-11 overall and 3-6 in the conference. River Ridge is now 5-11 on the season and 3-6 in the Six Rivers West.

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