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It's not a party unless there are horses


The Childrens Ranch in rural Prairie du Chien hosted its annual Easter Party on Saturday. As always, a long line of children formed for the horse rides, which offered each child two sets of rides around the arena. Families also enjoyed painting, petting and getting their pictures taken with horses, like Comet below, as well as the Easter bunny. (Photos by Correne Martin)
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Time to take Fort Crawford Museum Challenge


Kathy Koch grew up in Prairie du Chien and her husband, Gary, met her after college while working at Wyalusing Academy. For years, they’ve invested in the betterment of the Prairie du Chien community. They believe the Fort Crawford Museum’s role in preserving the area’s history is so important that they challenge the public to consider donating to the museum, and they plan to match those contributions up to $3,000. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

Museum season is about to begin and Fort Crawford Museum volunteers are challenging the community to help inject more enthusiastic financial support into the site’s revenue stream.

Overseen by the Prairie du Chien Historical Society (PDCHS), Fort Crawford’s 2018 budget is $85,000. Those dollars sustain facility and grounds maintenance, exhibit creation and conservation, collection cataloguing and preservation, and other general operation costs. 

The museum is open seven days a week from May 1 through Oct. 31. 

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Crawford County leaders to be honored

Seven awards will be presented at the eighth annual Crawford County Leadership Awards program, organized by the advisory board to the Crawford County Community Fund. The event, honoring the awardees, will be held on Thursday, April 19, in Prairie du Chien at Crossing Rivers Health Center. It will begin with an hors d’oeuvres and dessert reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend and is asked to RSVP by Friday, April 13, to Camille Smith, Crawford County Community Fund Advisory Board chair (608-769-2503 or camillemsmith@icloud.com). 

Those being honored in their respective categories include: 

Business Development Award: Pam Ritchie for her work with Café Hope and the Opportunity Center;

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Christine Susan Brandt Carlson

 

Christine Susan Brandt Carlson died March 29, in Prairie du Chien, two days short of her 57th birthday, from complications of her struggle against breast cancer.

 

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James L. “Jim” Kussmaul

 

James L. “Jim” Kussmaul, 81, of Bloomington, passed away Saturday, March 31, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. 

 

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River Ridge boys host Wauzeka-Steuben


The Timberwolves' Blake Crubel unleashes a pitch to the Hornets' batter Thursday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge's Ryan Redman nears second base on a steal attempt as the Wauzeka-Steuben defense reacts. Redman was safe on the play and later scored.

 

River Ridge 

defeats WS boys

River Ridge defeated visiting Wauzeka-Steuben 5-3 in a nonconference baseball game Thursday afternoon.

The Timberwolves scored 2 runs in the bottom of the third to take a 2-0 lead.

River Ridge scored 3 more in the fourth to increase the lead to 5-0.

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Frederick E. “Fritz” Reiger

 

Frederick E. “Fritz” Reiger, 98, of Boscobel, and formerly of Wauzeka, passed away on Thursday, March 29, at the Boscobel Care and Rehab in Boscobel. 

 

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Werner Herman Siegenthaler

 

Werner Herman Siegenthaler passed away peacefully on Friday, March 30, at Boscobel Care and Rehab. He struggled with Parkinsons, but never complained. He continued to live his life the best he could with the support of his loving wife and family along with the caring staff at Boscobel Care and Rehab and St. Croix Hospice.

 

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Elizabeth “Betty” Luella deLorimier

 

Elizabeth “Betty” Luella deLorimier, 82, of Janesville, died on Thursday, March 29, at Cedar Crest Health Care Center. 

 

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River Ridge versus Wauzeka-Steuben softball


Wauzeka-Steuben's Siena Krachey fires a fastball to the plate versus host River Ridge Thursday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Wauzeka-Steuben's Jordan Mormann attempts to tag Carly Hampton of River Ridge on a pick-off attempt Thursday afternoon.

 

WS girls 

best River Ridge

Wauzeka-Steuben bested host River Ridge 16-1 in a nonconference softball game Thursday afternoon.

The Lady Hornets scored 5 runs in the top of the second inning to go up 5-0. 

Wauzeka-Steuben scored 2 runs in the fourth and 2 more in the fifth to increase their lead to 9-0.

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