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Mon
16
Jan

Wauzeka-Steuben Boys Basketball


Wauzeka-Steuben’s Drew Zimmerman drives for a reverse layup Thursday night against visiting De Soto. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Hornets battle for a rebound in second-half action Thursday night.

Braden Folbrecht defends against De Soto’s Isaiah Zink in the second half.

The Hornets and Pirates fight for a loose ball Thursday night.

 

Hornets 

nip Pirates in 2OT

Wauzeka-Steuben nipped visiting De Soto 69-66 in double overtime Thursday night in a Ridge and Valley boys basketball game. 

The Hornets improved to 5-4 overall and 3-2 in conference action. 

De Soto fell to 6-4 on the season and 2-3 in the Ridge and Valley.

Mon
16
Jan

Professional Compensation Advisory Committee

 

Advisory Committee seeks to attract, retain quality teachers

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
16
Jan

Burton I. “Rinx” Walters, Jr.

 

Burton I. “Rinx” Walters, Jr., 72, of McGregor, Iowa died Friday, Jan. 13, at Crossing Rivers Health, Prairie du Chien. 

 

Burton was born on March 15, 1944, to Burton Sr. and Lorraine Violet (Schott) Walters in Sausalito, Calif. Burt was baptized and confirmed at First Congregation Church, McGregor. He graduated from Mar-Mac High School in 1962.

Fri
13
Jan

Bradley Stephen Kaufman

 

Bradley Kaufman passed Jan. 10, in his home of natural causes. 

 

Wed
11
Jan

Active off-season assures quality, style of Villa Louis estate


Villa Louis Site Director Susan Caya-Slusser stands on the grand stairway at the entrance of the historic Victorian mansion, as furniture and statues are covered for the off-season.

La Crosse photographer Roger Grant takes pictures of some of the Dousman family’s tableware for a new Villa Louis guidebook that will be available this coming tourist season. Samantha Matern, education specialist and lead interpreter, is ready with another piece of silver to be photographed. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Susan Caya-Slusser (left) and guidebook co-author Mary Antoine peruse the Villa Louis storage shelves for artifacts needed for a project.

These original samples of floral wallpaper will be included in the new guidebook.

Some of the original textiles in storage at the Villa Louis lie below boxes of other items put away for the season.

By Correne Martin

The tourist season ended in October and, for the first time, due to spectacular fall weather, the Villa Louis kept its doors open to public visitors through November. It’s presently the off-season, but that doesn’t mean the hallways in the historic Victorian mansion or the grounds of the elegant local attraction are silent.

Staff has plenty of work to do, mainly deep cleaning of the Dousman family collection, conducting inventory, planning for a new guidebook, preparing for the next summer season and keeping up with maintenance. Three full-time and three part-time employees, out of 29, remain on staff throughout the year. (The rest are mainly seasonal interpretive staff.)

Wed
11
Jan

Intent to deliver charges pending, Crawford County K-9 part of investigation


During a search of a vehicle driven by Steven Gauger, 52, Prairie du Chien, local authorities located one ounce of meth, four ounces of marijuana and other drug-related items. They also located marijuana and drug paraphernalia on Gauger himself, who was arrested Saturday, Jan. 7. (Submitted photo)

A local man may be charged with intent to deliver drugs after he was arrested for drug possession and operating with a restricted, controlled substance last week in Prairie du Chien, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department. The arrest was a result of an investigation involving Crawford County K-9 Breck.

On Jan. 7, the sheriff’s department conducted a joint narcotics investigation, along with the Prairie du Chien Police Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol. Investigators located Steven Gauger, 52, of Prairie du Chien Township, at the Casey’s General Store on Highway 35 in Prairie du Chien Township. The county K-9 unit arrived on scene and K-9 Breck was utilized for an open free air sniff of the vehicle Gauger was operating. Breck alerted to the presence of one or more controlled substances he is trained to detect, authorities said.

Wed
11
Jan

Pickup hits a tree

On Monday, Jan. 9 at 5:58 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a one-vehicle accident in Bridgeport Township on Velvet Lane.

A 2010 Ford pickup owned and operated by Ken Jahnke, 58, rural Prairie du Chien, was negotiating a sharp corner when the vehicle left the road, entered a ditch and struck a large tree. Jahnke claimed no injuries. The vehicle had heavy damage and was removed by Bob’s Towing.

Wed
11
Jan

Vehicle loses control, damaged in accident

On Monday, Jan. 9, at 9:30 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a one-vehicle traffic crash on Highway 131, 100 yards south of County B in the township of Clayton.

Alexus B. Konkol, 20, Gays Mills, was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt northbound on Highway 131 when she lost control due to slippery road conditions. The Konkol vehicle spun 180 degrees and left the east side of the roadway. The Konkol vehicle struck a traffic sign and stopped on the east shoulder of the road.

Konkol claimed no injuries in the crash and the vehicle was towed from the scene due to damage.

Also assisting on scene was Sleepy Hollow Towing.

Wed
11
Jan

Car slides down embankment

On Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 8:25 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a one-vehicle slide off on Highway 131 just north of County S in Haney Township.

Cara M. Dobson, 36, Wauzeka, was traveling northbound on Highway 131 in a 1997 Suzuki sport utility vehicle. The Dobson vehicle was negotiating a curve, started to slide on the ice-covered curve, slid across the southbound lane of traffic, continued off the left side of the roadway, went down an embankment and came to rest against some trees.

Dobson claimed no injuries from the accident.

Wed
11
Jan

Car slides into creek, man uninjured

A 1996 Mitsubishi, driven by Tyler George, 19, of Lynxville, slid off icy roads and into a creek off Highway 35 at County D in Crawford County mid-afternoon Tuesday, Jan. 10. According to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, George was passing a car when he lost control and went into the creek, in 3 to 4 feet of water. He was able to exit the car on his own. George was taken to Crossing Rivers Health to warm up and be checked out, but he was uninjured in the accident. The car was a total loss. Tri-State Ambulance, Eastman First Responders and Fire Department, the Crawford Conty Highway Department and Bob’s Towing assisted at the scene. (Photo by Todd Myers)

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