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20
Sep

Gays Mills man arrested for marijuana possession

On Monday, Sept. 18, at 5:30 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department K9 Deputy initiated contact with the operator of a Chevrolet Tracker in the village of Gays Mills.

The operator of the vehicle was identified as Timothy Copus, 45, Gays Mills. Contact was initiated because the deputy noticed the vehicle displayed false plates and the deputy had prior knowledge that Copus did not hold a valid driver’s license.

As a result of the deputy’s contact, Copus was arrested. Charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, operating while under the influence of a restricted controlled substance (second offense), and operating while revoked were referred to the district attoney’s office.

K9 Breck was utilized for an open free air sniff and he alerted to the presence of an odor of a controlled substance.

This case currently remains under investigation.

Wed
20
Sep

Liquor license extended 90 days to improve the marketability of Sue Z’s

By Correne Martin

The Prairie du Chien Common Council approved at its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19, an extension of the Class B liquor license held by the former Sue Z’s Bar, at 1000 S. Beaumont Rd., with interest in making the property more marketable. The premises has, for more than 50 years, operated as a tavern. It was last in operation as Bobbleheads Bar for a short period of time.

According to a memo from Zoning Administrator Cassie Rickleff, the current title holder is Peoples State Bank, which took ownership in April 2017. The transfer came upon an agreement the bank made with petitioner Susan (Zuerbuchen) Selch. Peoples is currently attempting to market the premises. Both Peoples and the previous owner believe keeping the license will allow greater value for the property. Rickleff’s recommendation seemed to agree with that theory.

The council approved the extension, granting 90 additional days past Sept. 19.

Wed
20
Sep

PTO a strong supporting arm for PdC schools

By Correne Martin

At the beginning of the school year, students at B.A. Kennedy and Bluff View in Prairie du Chien received some rather short school supply lists. Minimal items per child were requested, particularly in comparison to other schools’ lists.

Thanks to the Prairie du Chien public schools’ parent teacher organization, this support greatly assists parents and guardians, especially those with multiple children in the schools, in terms of keeping school supply costs affordable.

For the past five or six years, each grade, from 3K through eighth, has received $500 from PTO funds to use toward classroom supplies. On top of that, the PTO buys a substantial amount of disinfecting wipes and facial tissue for both schools.

According to Diane Zahara, PTO president, 600 boxes of Kleenex and 600 containers of Clorox wipes were purchased for the 2017-2018 school year, equaling a $4,400 expenditure for the organization.

Wed
20
Sep

Father Fagan to share video of Tanzanian health facility local contributions helped build


Father Paul Fagan (back, center) is pictured with some friends from Rhinelander, Madison, Minnesota and Arizona in Tanzania, where the visitors got to see first-hand the mission work he has been able to conduct there. (Submitted photos)

The operating room of the Songambele Health Facility in Tanzania did 326 operations in its first year, including 102 urgent c-section births.

By Correne Martin

For the 48th consecutive summer, Father Paul Fagan is back in Prairie du Chien from his missionary work in Tanzania. As always, he’s here to share the extraordinary progress that’s been made in the eastern African town of Nkololo, as a result of contributions from countless Wisconsinites.

The soon to be 85-year-old priest will give a public video presentation, with help from his friend, videographer and Tanzanian tour guide Ryan Skaife, at the Holy Family Parish hall at St. John’s Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien, Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m.

Wed
20
Sep

Richard Joseph Weber Jr.

Richard Joseph Weber Jr., 55, died Thursday, Sept. 7, in rural Allamakee County following a farming accident. Richard was born April 12, 1962 in Waukon, Iowa to Richard Sr. and Shelby (Alderman) Weber. He was a 1981 graduate of Key High School in Lansing, Iowa. Following high school, Richard attended Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar and completed the welding program. 

 

Wed
20
Sep

Prairie Volleyball


Caitlin Pattison of the Blackhawks bumps the ball up to the front row versus visiting Platteville in SWC volleyball action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Brytta Sagedahl eases one past the Platteville defender.

Emily Groom smashes a winner versus visiting Platteville Tuesday night.

Prairie’s Kylee Weber pounds the ball to the Platteville side in conference action.

Lindsey Nicholson sets up her teammates Tuesday night.

 

Platteville 

defeats PdC girls

The Prairie du Chien volleyball team hosted conference leader Platteville on Tuesday night.  

The JV (Fr/So) team and the varsity reserve team both won their matches two games to one. What a great effort.

Platteville defeated Prairie’s varsity three games to none.

Wed
20
Sep

SMRT Bus Recognition


Scenic Mississippi Regional Transit buses provide three round trips per day from Prairie du Chien to La Crosse and various points in between. (file photo)

 

SMRT Bus Service receives recognition, continues growth

by Ted Pennekamp

 

The Scenic Mississippi River Transit (SMRT) Bus Service has recently been recognized by Wisconsin Rural Partners as one of Wisconsin’s Top Rural Development Initiatives in 2017 because ridership continues to increase and a rider survey shows that 100 percent of riders are either satisfied or very satisfied.

Tue
19
Sep

Barbara Johanna Kostrau

 

Barbara Johanna Kostrau, 90, formerly of Bagley, died on Thursday, Aug. 31. 

 

She was born Berlin, Germany on Dec. 8, 1926. Barbara grew up as the eldest of four children in Berlin, Germany, immigrated to the United States in 1958, and became a U.S. citizen in 1965. 

Tue
19
Sep

Richard Lee Rice

 

Richard Lee Rice, 60, passed away on Sept. 7. He came into this world three months early on Nov. 29, 1956, to Ronald and June Rice. He was a fighter from the start. 

 

Tue
19
Sep

Harriet “Babe” Skrade

 

Harriet “Babe” Skrade, 94 years young, passed away following a recent stroke, at Bethany Riverside Nursing Facility in La Crosse, on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

 

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