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Wed
04
Mar

County to update aerial imagery this spring

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
04
Mar

Great at State!


Tyler Hannah (195#) and Rhett Koenig (106#) proudly display their State Championship brackets and medals. Hannah, a senior, finished third as a freshman, third as a sophomore, and second as a junior in becoming a four-time state place winner. Koenig, a freshman, becomes PDC's first male underclassman to win an individual state title.

Rhett Koenig sprawls on his opponent’s shot attempt just before scoring a takedown on a go-behind in his State finals match. The takedown sealed a state championship in sudden victory for Koenig, a freshman, by a score of 7-5 over Chase Beckett of Portage.

Tyler Hannah (left) looks to score on the edge of the mat in his semifinal match against Bryce Burns of GET Mel/Min. Hannah would get a takedown in sudden victory 3-1 to advance to the finals.

Matt Rogge locks up a double arm bar and prepares to run it to take his opponent to his back for near fall points. Rogge would go on to win by technical fall 16-0 against his opponent from Lake Country Lutheran. Rogge would go on to finish in third place in his third trip to the State Tournament.

Luke Kramer uses a front headlock against his Wittenberg-Birnamwood opponent in Thursday night action. As a freshman, this was Kramer’s first trip to the State Tournament.

Traeton Saint secures a leg on his way to a single leg takedown in Thursday action against his Barron opponent. Saint would win by technical fall 17-2 to advance and finish in fifth place. This marked Saint’s fourth trip to the State Tournament, and his third time placing.

Bradyn Saint locks up his opponent from Freedom for near fall points en route to an 11-0 major decision in Thursday night action to advance to the quarterfinals. Saint would go on to finish in fifth place in his second trip to State.

Colten Wall (right) fights for hand/wrist control in his quarterfinal match-up with his opponent from Omro. Wall would lose a hard fought match 7-2. Wall is a two time state qualifier.

Prairie produces 2 state champs, 3 place winners

Tue
03
Mar

Jonathan C. Ogbulu

Jonathan C. Ogbulu, 63, of Wauzeka, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. 

He was born Oct. 8, 1956, in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, the son of Benedict and Comfort (Nwagbara) Ogbulu.

Mon
02
Mar

Tollie E. Simonson

Tollie E. Simonson, 93, of Eastman, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, surrounded by his wife and family at Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse. 

Mon
02
Mar

Ramona M. Jelinek

Ramona M. Jelinek, 88, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at Prairie Maison Nursing Home in Prairie du Chien. 

Ramona was born Aug. 23, 1931. in Bagley, the daughter of Richard and Florence (Stagman) Ward. 

Fri
28
Feb

Crawford County Clerk will not seek re-election

Geisler was county clerk for 24 years

Janet Geisler, Crawford County Clerk, has announced she will not seek re-election to the office of county clerk. She was elected to the position in 1996 and has served the people of Crawford County for the past 24 years, which makes her the longest serving county clerk. 

Wed
26
Feb

Elizabeth T. Wall

Elizabeth T. Wall, 97, of Clearwater, Fla., passed away at her home on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Aunt Betty had a very good run. The last of the 10 children of Vannette Lafontaine and George Krock to leave this earth..

Wed
26
Feb

New Prairie du Chien fire chief brings volunteer mentality aboard

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
26
Feb

Crawford County Clerk will not seek re-election

Geisler was county clerk for 24 years

 

Wed
26
Feb

Adams’ rhythm takes him to the top


From auctioneering behind the barn to winning a Wisconsin state championship, Ryan Adams was recognized at the 70th Annual Wisconsin Auctioneers Convention. (Submitted photo)

By Correne Martin

 

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