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Excellent season ends for River Ridge girls


River Ridge's Rylee Zinkle goes high to slam one back to Waterloo in the sectional final Saturday night. (Photos submitted)

Faith Schier of the Lady Timberwolves gets ready versus Waterloo Saturday.

 

The River Ridge volleyball team made the trek up to Dodgeland High School in Juneau on Saturday night to take on the Waterloo Pirates. The Pirates were ranked second in the Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association poll and they were a number one seed. River Ridge was the number 3 seed but had taken out Wisconsin Heights, a number 2, and Brodhead, a number 1 seed. The Lady Timberwolves were ranked ninth in the WVCA poll. 

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Nov

Katzung, Reichmann at State Cross Country Meet


Meg Katzung (15) races in her third consecutive State Cross Country Meet. (Photos submitted)

A boy watches as Meg Katzung runs on a flat portion of the course.

Meg Katzung goes up an incline at The Ridge's Golf Course.

Jacob Reichmann of Wauzeka-Steuben begins a downhill portion at the State Cross Country Meet in Wisconsin Rapids Saturday. (Photos by Kirsten Reichmann)

Jacob Reichmann was 32nd out of 149 runners in Division 3.

 

Two area cross country runners competed in the State Cross Country Meet held at The Ridge’s Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday. 

Meg Katzung, a junior from Prairie du Chien, ran in her third consecutive trip to the state meet and finished 53rd out of 151 runners in the Division 2 girls meet in a time of 20:34.2.

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Nov

Iowa Grant defeats Seneca


Seneca’s Savanna Wallin stuffs a shot by host Iowa Grant for a point for Seneca in the second game of the sectional semifinal match Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca's Delaney Boland hits the ball over to Iowa Grant.

Anya Aspenson of Seneca pops the ball over the hands of an Iowa Grant defender.

 

Top-seeded Iowa Grant defeated visiting and second-seeded Seneca three games to one in a WIAA Division 4 sectional semifinal volleyball match Thursday night. 

Iowa Grant won by scores of 25-16, 19-25, 25-16 and 25-11 as Seneca’s season came to an end.

Seneca was the regional champion and also won the Ridge and Valley Conference championship with a 7-0 conference record.

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Nov

Prairie du Chien gridders defeat Arcadia


Prairie du Chien’s Mason Kramer hauls in a pass on the far side of the field and breaks away for the Blackhawks’ first touchdown of the night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Traeton Saint takes advantage of a good block and runs for nice yardage versus Arcadia.

A trio of Prairie du Chien defenders stop the Arcadia ballcarrier Friday night.

Mason Kramer makes a nice catch for a big gain.

 

By Zach Mara

 

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04
Nov

USSA helps area sisters enjoy hunts of a lifetime


Bobbi Joe Finney and her grandpa Joe kneel behind Bobbi Joe’s black bear. (Submitted photos)

Destanie Finney proudly displays her nice doe.

Serenity Finney shot this nubbin buck on her USSA hunt.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Three hunts of a lifetime came true in September and October for sisters Bobbi Joe, Destanie and Serenity Finney of Waterville, Iowa.

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04
Nov

Mary Margaret DuCharme

Mary Margaret (Peggee) DuCharme, 65, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Dubuque, Iowa.  

She was born July 25, 1954, to Elmer and Bea DuCharme in Prairie du Chien. She grew up on DuCharme Ridge near Eastman, while living primarily in Iowa as an adult. 

She is survived by her son Michael Kuhse (Erin) of Scarsdale, N.Y.; daughter Amanda (Steve) Rattigan of Naples, Fla.; two grandchildren, Finn and Claudia Kuhse of Scarsdale, N.Y.; brother Patrick DuCharme and his wife, Marty Hollis of McFarland, and brother Mike DuCharme of Gillette, Wyo. 

She was predeceased by an infant daughter Bea; her parents Elmer and Bea (nee McNeil) DuCharme.

Private graveside services were held in Eastman.

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Faye Marie Tesar

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Faye Marie Tesar, 78, of Prairie du Chien, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at home surrounded by family. 

She was born June 13, 1941, in Prairie du Chien, daughter of Joseph and Esther (Tippery) Pitzer. 

She married the love of her life, Frank Michael Tesar, on Jan. 23, 1960, in Prairie du Chien. Faye loved fishing, gardening, baking and spending time with her family and grandchildren. She especially enjoyed a good cup of coffee while conversing with others and reminiscing stories and memories of the Fourth Ward.

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Nov

Adeline Hammel

Adeline Maxine Hammel, 93, of McGregor, Iowa, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at Great River Care Center, McGregor, Iowa. 

Adeline Maxine was born Jan. 22, 1926, to George and Mildred (Lamphere) Ingles, at home, in Lodomillo Township, Littleport, Iowa. 

She attended country school in Mays Prairie in Waterville, Iowa. In her younger years, Adeline worked as a waitress at Indian Isle for many years. Adeline also worked at 3-M in Prairie du Chien. She loved to travel, read and play cards.

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04
Nov

Agatha Breuer

Agatha C. Breuer, 108, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Bloomington, passed away on Friday, Nov 1, 2019, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born on July 24, 1911, the daughter of John and Mary (Sandman) Bierman. 

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Victor Reichmann

Victor N. Reichmann, 77, of Wauzeka, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at the Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. 

He was born July 1, 1942, the son of Edwin and Viola (Hurda) Reichmann. 

Victor graduated from Wauzeka High School, then Platteville University with a degree in biology and a minor in art. He taught biology, coached baseball, and coached basketball in area schools a few years. Victor then worked in the art supply stores in Milwaukee and Boscobel. In his most recent years, he worked with produce and plants, especially flowers, which he sold at area farmers markets. His talent as an artist and great knowledge of produce and plants will be long remembered. 

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