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Thu
24
Oct

Keith Harville

Keith Harville, 94, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at Crossing Rivers Health. 

He was born July 17, 1925, the son of Harry and Isadora (Brodt) Harville. 

Keith served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He married Ruby Hohstadt on Oct. 14, 1947, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. He and his wife farmed many years in Patch Grove Township. Keith later retired from 3M Company in Prairie du Chien. He belonged to the Patch Grove American Legion, the West Grant Saddle Club and the Patch Grove United Methodist Church. Keith also served on the West Grant School Board. Ruby preceded him in death on Feb. 28, 2015.

Wed
23
Oct

Blackhawks’ soccer advances


Prairie’s Caleb Brainard goes high to kick the ball forward versus Dodgeland-Hustisford Tuesday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Ramon Gonzalez (18) moves in for a great opportunity in front of the Dodgeland net.

Ben La Haie passes to Ramon Gonzalez in first-half action Tuesday afternoon.

Josh Dyer heads the ball upfield against Dodgeland.

Three Prairie du Chien players defend in front of the Blackhawks' net.

Joey Gourdin looks for an open teammate Tuesday.

Ben La Haie (15) races a Dodgeland player to the ball.

 

It was a cold and windy night on the Bluff View pitch Tuesday when the Blackhawks hosted the Cardinals of Dodgeland/Hustisford in the first round of regional play.

Prairie had a very strong first half on both sides of the ball. The defensive back line of Joey Gourdin, Jaret Semanko on the inside and Jack Peterson and Ben LaHaie on the wings and Jonah Hornseth and Creighton Groom in rotation held the Cardinals to just 13 shots and 4 corners in the first half.  

Wed
23
Oct

Bridgeport looking into renovation of Town Hall


The Bridgeport Town Hall might be getting a new roof and other improvements to make it more energy efficient.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Bridgeport Town Board is looking into the possibility of renovating the Town Hall, located at 38446 Old School Lane, which is near Prairie du Chien Country Club.

During a recent Town Board meeting, it was noted that the town would like to keep the cost around $40,000 if they decide to renovate.

Wed
23
Oct

County N project a little behind schedule

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The $3.8 million Famechon Hill Project on County N in Crawford County is an estimated two weeks behind schedule due to damage caused by the heavy rain and flash flooding of Sept. 12, along with other relatively heavy rains in the weeks since.

Mon
21
Oct

Prairie du Chien runners do well at conference meet


Prairie’s Meg Katzung and Karly Jaynes run in the conference meet at Platteville Thursday. (Photos by A. J. Gates, Grant County Herald Independent)

Prairie's Lee Steiger is by himself at the conference meet Thursday.

Max Anthony runs on a flat part of the course.

 

The Prairie du Chien cross country team competed in the SWC Conference Meet at Platteville on Thursday.

Girls:

The girls were looking to make a little noise at the conference meet. They certainly came to compete as 10 girls hit new career PR’s and an 11th hit a season PR as they headed to a 3rd place finish.  

Mon
21
Oct

River Ridge tops Southwestern


River Ridge’s Logan Drone (1) runs against visiting Southwestern Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Will Esser finds plenty of running room for a big gain.

 

River Ridge bested visiting Southwestern 47-12 in a Six Rivers football game Friday night. With the victory, River Ridge earned a spot in the WIAA Division 7 playoffs. The third-seeded Timberwolves will host the sixth-seeded Pirates of De Soto on Oct. 25.

River Ridge, playing on their Senior Night, got on the board first with a 52-yard touchdown pass from Logan Drone to Connor Mumm with 10:41 to play in the first quarter. The PAT was good and the Timberwolves went up 7-0. 

Mon
21
Oct

Blue-Golds win Ridge and Valley


The Blue-Gold’s Carter Lomas heads toward the end zone after picking up a blocked field goal Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Hunter Aspenson breaks away from a pair of Kickapoo-La Farge defenders.

 

Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben defeated visiting Kickapoo-La Farge 27-7 for a homecoming victory Friday night in Ridge and Valley action.

The Blue-Golds also secured the Ridge and Valley Conference title for the third straight season.

Mon
21
Oct

River Ridge volleyball sweeps to conference crown – Unbeaten Wolves poised to make deep playoff run


The undefeated River Ridge volleyball team is 18-0 and won the Six Rivers West Conference crown for the third straight year. For the second season in a row, the team did not lose a set in conference action and finished with a Six Rivers West record of 12-0. (Photo submitted)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The River Ridge High School volleyball team has had another outstanding season and is poised to go deep into the Division 3 playoffs, beginning on Tuesday night, Oct. 22, when the third-seeded Lady Timberwolves host 14th-seeded Boscobel.

Mon
21
Oct

Rotary Club acts to eradicate polio

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Rotary Club members in Prairie du Chien are taking action on World Polio Day (Oct. 24) to raise awareness, funds, and support to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.

Mon
21
Oct

Terrifying tales told at Villa After Dark Saturday


Things are about to get a little spooky. Take a tour, hear scary folklore, collect clues and solve a puzzle at the Villa After Dark event at Prairie du Chien’s Villa Louis Historic Site Saturday night, Oct. 26. (Submitted photo)

By Correne Martin

Follow a lamp-lit pathway through the Villa Louis mansion and other buildings and watch for scary sights along the way. Get vamped up for Halloween by attending Villa After Dark on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Take a self-guided tour through the grounds and be greeted by five aptly-dressed characters from Prairie du Chien’s past. They will be waiting inside five of the historic site’s buildings, including the rarely-opened blockhouse, with terrifying tales to tell. Stories will include folklore like the Loup-Garou (a French-Canadian werewolf legend) and the Wendigo (an Ojibwe legend) as well as true accounts like that of the murders at Fort Crawford, said Wisconsin Historical Society Southwest Sites Interpretation Manager Samantha Matern.

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