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Wed
10
Feb

Hawks qualify 7 wrestlers for state


Seven Prairie du Chien High School wrestlers qualified for the Division 2 Individual State Wrestling Tournament to be held in Adams-Friendship on Saturday, Feb. 13. Prairie du Chien also qualified for the State Team Wrestling Tournament in Adams-Friendship on Feb. 20. The seven individual qualifiers are, front row: Maddox Cejka, Rhett Koenig, Ryder Koenig and Bradyn Saint. Back row: Luke Kramer, Matt Rogge and Mason Baumgartner.

Sophomore Kurt Wall uses a leg cradle in his sectional match.

Senior Matt Rogge picks his opponents ankle while riding in his semifinal match. Rogge would win this match and also qualify for his fourth consecutive state appearance.

Senior Bradyn Saint looks to run through his opponent in the finals on his way to a two-point takedown. Saint would win, and qualify for his third consecutive state appearance.

The PDC Blackhawk wrestling team is advancing seven individuals to the state tournament. Richland Center was the host of a WIAA Division 2 Sectional on Saturday, Feb. 6. This sectional was represented by wrestlers from 25 teams from four regionals. 

Wed
10
Feb

PdC School Board approves new learning scenarios

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
03
Feb

River Ridge-Cassville at Lancaster Regional


River Ridge-Cassville’s Gavin Esser took fourth at 195. (Photo by Jason Nihles, Platteville Journal)

Several River Ridge-Cassville wrestlers competed in the Division 3 Lancaster Regional Saturday.

Mineral Point won the regional with a team score of 255. Fennimore had 228, Iowa Grant-Highland 224, Lancaster 157.5, Pecatonica-Argyle 103, and River Ridge Cassville 44. 

Wed
03
Feb

River Ridge girls get victory


River Ridge's Faith Webb works against Benton’s Hannah Reints in a Six Rivers West basketball game Monday night at River Ridge. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Shayna Graf of River Ridge battles for a rebound against Jocelyn Cummins of Benton in first-half action.

The River Ridge girls basketball team notched another game in the win column by defeating visiting Benton 67-33 in a Six Rivers West contest Monday night. 

The Lady Timberwolves led 29-13 at the half en route to the victory.

Wed
03
Feb

Prairie matmen are regional champions


Prairie du Chien wrestlers who qualified for sectionals are, front row: Bradyn Saint, Rhett Koenig, Maddox Cejka, Luke Kramer, and Ryder Koenig. Back row: Mason Baumgartner, Chad Achenbach, Kurt Wall, Chase Fisher, and Matt Rogge.

Maddox Cejka toes the line in his semifinal match at regionals. Cejka would win by major decision and then go on to victory in the finals for a Regional Title at 132#.

Rhett Koenig applies heavy pressure from his feet in his Regional Championship match. Koenig would pin his opponent in the second period to win the Regional Title at 113#.

On Saturday, Jan. 30, the WIAA wrestling tournament series started in the state of Wisconsin. Prairie du Chien was the host for a WIAA D2 Regional, with six teams competing for a crown. 

Wed
03
Feb

Sober house up and running in former Villa Succes building


The director of the sober house, Kari Sanding, stands in the kitchen.

The sober house has a nice living room for residents.

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
03
Feb

Public health giving vaccine as quickly as it is received


First responder Crisse Reynolds, a volunteer at the Jan. 27 COVID-19 vaccine clinic, shares follow-up recommendations with a freshly vaccinated Donald Peterson, of Gays Mills. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Registered Nurse Ben Harris, from Crossing Rivers Health, spent his day at the Armory vaccinating county residents at the clinic.

Michelle Breuer, public health nurse, was one of only two women carefully drawing up the Pfizer vaccine, alongside her colleague Cindy Riniker.

Brian Reynolds explains to one of the vaccine clinic participants Jan. 27, some of the side effects and reactions to watch out for after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Lisa Kennicker, a Crawford County Public Health nurse, administers the COVID-19 shot to Donald Peterson, of Gays Mills.

Volunteer firefighter Harry Remz explains to a clinic participant some of the follow-up information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

Cindy Riniker (right) and Michelle Breuer draw up syringes of the Pfizer vaccine.

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
03
Feb

Mansion known as Villa Louis was constructed 150 years ago


This is the earliest image of the “new house” commissioned by H. Louis Dousman to be built for him and his family on the estate now known for the Villa Louis mansion.

Pictured is the Villa Louis’ first floor hall, as it was in the 1880s.

H. Louis Dousman

E. Townsend Mix

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
03
Feb

Livestreamed telethon raises nearly $30K


The 2021 alternate Eagles Heart and Cancer Telethon was livestreamed online only, as the typical televised portion was canceled. This year’s efforts raised $28,625 toward heart disease and cancer research, and the donations are still coming in. (Submitted photo)

By Correne Martin

 

Tue
02
Feb

Terry E. Reglin

Terry E. Reglin, 66, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in La Crosse.

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