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Mon
18
Sep

Fun At The Mississippi Mud Run


A log run provided one of the numerous obstacles for the Mississippi Mud Run Saturday.

Obstacles become even harder when participants are muddy and slippery.

Mississippi Mud Runners found this event to be tiring. Proceeds for this year’s Mississippi Mud Run go towards the Prairie du Chien FFA and volleyball programs, as well as Prairie du Chien Parks and Recreation youth programs.

These three competitors enjoy pulling themselves by ropes through the water Saturday morning on St. Feriole Island for the seventh annual Mississippi Mud Run. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

A trio of young women climb the tires up and over a school bus Saturday morning.

 

A good time had by all at Mississippi Mud Run

Mon
18
Sep

River Ridge Has Victorious Homecoming


River Ridge’s Brett Moravits powers for extra yardage against a Highland tackle attempt during the Timberwolves’ Homecoming game Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Tyler Millin (21) eludes a would-be tackler in Bloomington Friday night.

Brett Moravits (2) and Ethan Esser (75) team up for a tackle versus Highland.

River Ridge quarterback Cole Crubel runs for a good gain in first-half action against visiting Highland Friday night.

 

River Ridge 

levels Highland

River Ridge blanked Highland 44-0 during the Timberwolves’ Homecoming football game Friday night in Bloomington.

River Ridge dominated the line of scrimmage on offense and defense, and had numerous big plays en route to the victory to improve to 3-2 overall and 3-1 in the Six Rivers.

Mon
18
Sep

Manhu Residency in Prairie du Chien


The five members of Manhu (front) join the students in a salute to Prairie du Chien’s school spirit Thursday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Several students had a good time learning a dance with members of Manhu.

R.J. Atkinson attempts to play a leaf while Chad Achenbach (55) gets ready for his turn.

Three members of Manhu perform before the student body in the gym at Prairie du Chien High School Thursday afternoon.

Bamboo flutes were among the many instruments played by Manhu.

 

Prairie students enjoy performance by Manhu

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Thu
14
Sep

Lyle D. Bedward Sr.

 

Lyle D. Bedward Sr., 79, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, at his home surrounded by his family. 

 

He was born July 27, 1938, in Prairie du Chien, the son of Richard and Mildred (Seely) Bedward. Lyle served in the U.S. Army. He married Margaret Jelinek on Nov. 16, 1963, at St. John’s Church in Prairie du Chien. She preceded him in death on July 3, 2008. 

Wed
13
Sep

Motorcyclist misses curve, slides into ditch

One motorcyclist was injured in a crash in Millville Township Sept. 9, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities said Anders Carlson, 43, of Chicago, Ill., was traveling east on County Highway C, near Rail Hollow Road in Millville, on his 2006 Triumph motorcycle when he failed to properly negotiate a curve. The motorcycle slid into the ditch causing Carlson to suffer minor injuries.

The Boscobel Rescue Squad, Mt. Hope Fire Department, and Woodman First Responders assisted at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

Wed
13
Sep

Driver eludes officers, charges pending for meth possession, etc.

A local man led police officers on a high speed chase through the streets of Prairie du Chien Tuesday, Sept. 12, but ended up arrested on methamphetamine-related charges, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.

During the early morning Tuesday, the sheriff’s department K-9 unit, along with a city of Prairie du Chien officer, were patrolling Wells Street when they observed a 2001 Volkswagen Passat, operated by Christian Weber, 25, of Prairie du Chien. Upon seeing the squad car, Weber made multiple abrupt turns, began accelerating and drove through the stop sign at Ninth and Brunson Streets. The Crawford County deputy activated his emergency lights and siren, though Weber accelerated and continued making abrupt turns, according to the sheriff’s department. Weber continued at a high rate of speed, eastbound on Campion Street, then up Bluff View Drive.

Wed
13
Sep

Mud conditions optimal for Saturday’s run


Regardless of whether you do the full course or the one-mile kids run, come prepared to get dirty at the Mississippi Mud Run Saturday, Sept. 16, on St. Feriole Island.

By Correne Martin

The mud conditions for this year’s Mississippi Mud Run are optimal, according to organizers, and Prairie du Chien’s four-mile, backwater obstacle course is nearly ready for the hundreds who will meet up to challenge themselves Saturday, Sept. 16, on St. Feriole Island.

“The river conditions are great,” said coordinator Lorie Floyd Tuesday. “The water’s going down fast, so [I’ll wait to] rope it off until I know the exact conditions. The last few years, there’s been a lot of water, but this year’s mud is going to be just perfect.”

Competitors and leisurely participants are reminded to “be prepared to get dirty.”

Race day registration will open at 7 a.m. The one-mile kids’ race will start at 8:30 a.m. Parents are asked that only one family representative race per child to make maneuverability greater for everyone. The full course will start at 9:30 a.m.

Wed
13
Sep

Local Artist Featured at Healing Arts Gallery


“Bedding Down” is one of seven watercolors by Dave Elvert on display in the Bill and Coreen Adamany Healing Arts Gallery in Crossing Rivers Health.

 

Local artist showing at Healing Arts Gallery

By Ted Pennekamp

 

David Elvert of Wauzeka is the latest area artist to have his works on display at the Bill and Coreen Adamany Healing Arts Gallery at the Crossing Rivers Health Medical Center.

Wed
13
Sep

River Ridge Over Benton


River Ridge’s Taylor Langmeier pops the ball over the Benton player Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge’s Skylar White blocks the ball back to the Benton side Tuesday night.

 

River Ridge 

girls defeat 

Benton

On Tuesday, the River Ridge volleyball team took on undefeated Benton on River Ridge’s home court. 

River Ridge won in five sets, 25-22, 22-25, 25-23, 18-25 and 15-8. It was a battle to the end with lots of great spiking, digs, and blocks. 

Tue
12
Sep

Michael G. Vavricka

Michael G. Vavricka, 67, of Fennimore, died on Friday morning Sept. 8, at his residence in Fennimore. 

 

Michael was born on April 18, 1950, in Dodgeville, the son of Joseph and Daisy (Timmens) Vavricka. He married Alana Harms on July 9, 1977, at the Highland Presbyterian Church.

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