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Edward F. Hall

Edward F. Hall, 74, of Potosi, passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at MercyOne in Dubuque, Iowa. 

He was born on May 18, 1945, on the family farm, the son of Guerdon and Gila (Marcue) Hall.

Edward graduated from Platteville High School in 1964. After graduation, he worked on the family farm and worked construction with Burnham Construction. Edward was employed at John Deere Dubuque Works for a short time before his employment with Loudspeaker Component Corporation, where he worked for 38 years. On May 10, 1975, Edward was united in marriage to Karen Sedbrook at the Lancaster Congregational United Church Christ. He enjoyed playing cards, hunting, fishing, and loving every day riding his Harley. Edward dearly loved spending time with his family and grandchildren and talking “shit.” He will be greatly missed.

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James 'Jim' McCabe

James “Jim” McCabe, 51, of Red Wing, Minn., died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at the Bayview Nursing Home in Red Wing. 

He was born Oct. 11, 1968, in Beloit, to James Leslie and Susan Elizabeth (Mazanet) McCabe. In 1986, he graduated from West Grant High School and then went on to attend the University of Wisconsin in Platteville for two years. In 1989, he married Pam Prochaska and they had a son, James Jr. They later divorced. He worked at various grocery stores and most recently at Duluth Trading Company. Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, and searching for morel mushrooms. He was a big Green Bay Packers fan, and really enjoyed spending time with his family and his beloved dog Bo.

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Philip Murawski

Philip F. Murawski, 78, of Prairie du Chien, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. 

He was born May 2, 1941, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Joseph and Sophie (Mucha) Murawski. 

He graduated in 1960 from Lane Technical High School in Chicago, Ill. Philip served in the U.S. Army during peace-time. He married Millicent Chulafich in Chicago, Ill., on Feb. 4, 1967. Philip enjoyed making people smile by telling jokes, visiting the casino and taking road trips. He spent numerous years working as a machinist in the manufacturing industry. 

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18
Nov

Schools could once again exceed revenue limits for energy efficiency


The 20 solar panels at Prairie du Chien High School produce “green” electricity that saves the district $8,000-$10,000 per year. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Wisconsin Legislature has been reviewing a bill that would once again allow school districts to exceed the revenue limit without a referendum for energy efficiency projects. Assembly Bill 553 would reverse a line-item veto in the 2017-2019 state budget in which then Governor Scott Walker instituted a 1,000-year moratorium on the practice.

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18
Nov

Prairie du Chien football ends fine season


Prairie’s Mason Kramer fights for extra yardage after catching a pass along the sideline in first-half action Friday night in McFarland. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Blackhawks’ Traeton Saint runs through an arm tackle Friday night.

Prairie quarterback Dylan Coleman eludes a Lake Country Lutheran pass rusher.

Dylan Coleman swings a pass to Mason Kramer.

A trio of Prairie du Chien defenders arrive to gang-tackle the Lake Country Lutheran ballcarrier Friday night.

Mason Kramer heads upfield after catching a sideline pass.

Traeton Saint follows the blocking of Tyler Hannah.

Ben Riter (88) goes high for a pass.

 

By Zach Mara

 

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Nov

Caregivers: Register for ‘Day Out’

By Correne Martin

Caregivers know it’s just as important to take care of themselves as it is their loved ones. But finding the best time and back-up caretaker to make that happen is never easy. 

To help area guardians get the respite they need, a Caregivers Day Out is being offered Saturday, Dec. 7. From 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Aging and Disability Resource Center, of Prairie du Chien, will give caregivers that necessary time away to do whatever they choose, whether it’s to go Christmas shopping, grab lunch with friends, catch a movie at the theater, take a nap, etc. 

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18
Nov

Long Rifles seek plan B for 2020 Rendezvous

Group working in advance so high river won’t mean cancelation entirely

By Correne Martin

Having no Rendezvous in Prairie du Chien this past June resulted in more lasting effects than the general public may have realized. But the Big River Long Rifles are working to secure a back-up site in advance of next year’s Prairie Villa Rendezvous so that, even if the river is high again in 2020, they can swiftly move the event, rather than cancel it altogether. 

“We’ve heard enough from the local people about what was lost. We don’t want to have to cancel again,” explained BRLR club member Julie Warrington. “We want to reach out and get the community’s support. In order to have a Rendezvous next year, we need to have a really solid plan B.”

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13
Nov

PdC RDA makes verbal offer to buy Blackhawk Junction Mall

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
13
Nov

County approves budget, discusses depressing situation

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

During its budget hearing Tuesday morning, the Crawford County Board of Supervisors approved of a budget which will have a total tax levy of $8,964,950. Last year’s levy was $8,263,948. The tax rate for county purposes will be $7.48, which is up from the $7.11 of last year.

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13
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Big game on horizon


Dual threat Prairie du Chien quarterback Dylan Coleman is a dangerous runner as shown here against Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau in the Level 3 contest Friday night. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Lake Country Lutheran quarterback Luke Haertle (12) throws a pass against St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy on Sept. 30. (Photo by Curt Hogg/Now News Group)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

A big football game looms for Prairie du Chien Friday night as the Blackhawks, a number 2 seed, will square off against number 1-seeded Lake Country Lutheran in a neutral site game in McFarland.

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