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Feb

Accident causes injury and road blockage

On Saturday, Jan. 31, at 11:09 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a two-vehicle accident with injury and with blockage in Bridgeport Township on Highway 18 at Selch Drive.

A 2006 Chevrolet owned and operated by Loretta Weipert, 42, Farmersburg, Iowa, was southbound on Highway 18.

Weipert made a left turn into the path of a northbound 2008 Toyota owned and operated by Barbara Stofflet, 66, Boscobel.

Both Weipert and Stofflet declined medical transport.

Both vehicles had heavy front end damage.

Weipert was cited for failure to yield.

The Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Prairie du Chien Police Department, the Prairie du Chien/Bridgeport First Responders and Fire, Tri State Ambulance and Bob’s Towing.

Wed
04
Feb

Vehicle totaled in crash

On Sunday, Feb. 1, at 1:55 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a one-vehicle crash in Wauzeka Township on Highway 131 approximately 1,000 feet north of Skunk Road.

A 2002 Dodge pickup operated by Jeramiah Huber, 18, Steuben, was negotiating a curve when the truck left the west side of the road.

The truck came to rest on its side against some trees.

Huber was not injured. The vehicle was a total loss. Weather was a factor.

The truck was removed by Terry’s Tire & Tow.

Wed
04
Feb

Crooner's passion


Spencer G. Lone Tree sings and plays guitar in the studio while recording his latest CD “Side By Side.” (Photo submitted)

 

Crooner’s passions help him live life to the fullest

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Author, illustrator, lecturer and balladeer – these are the passions that drive Spencer G. Lone Tree in living life to the fullest, even in the face of his ongoing battle with cancer.

Wed
04
Feb

County thefts investigated

On Friday, Jan. 30, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department investigated a theft from a machine shed located on County B near Pine Knob Road in the township of Utica. Stolen from the shed; 14/2 outdoor electrical wire, 12/2 indoor electrical wire, and an aluminum radiator for a Dodge truck.

The sheriff’s department is also investigating the theft of an LED Solar Powered Stop Sign. The stop sign was located on County S approximately one tenth of a mile west of North Halls Branch Road in the township of Seneca. The sign was stolen sometime during the night hours of Sunday, Jan. 25 and the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 26.

Wed
04
Feb

Pickup truck strikes school bus

On Feb. 3 at 8:18 a.m., Clayton County deputies responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 18 and Falcon Avenue outside of Monona. According to the initial reporting party, an MFL MarMac school bus was westbound on Highway 18 and struck a pickup truck that was crossing Highway 18 on Falcon Avenue leaving the Kwik Star parking lot. An additional reporting party, the driver of the school bus, reported that there were 53 children, a driver, and one monitor on the bus and that there were no reported injuries.

Upon investigation, it was determined that a juvenile driver of the pickup truck failed to yield upon entering a through highway and was cited for the offense. One child from the school bus was transported to Crossing Rivers Health for further examination.

Wed
04
Feb

PdC council hears proposal to reduce citywide cleanup to once a year

Public info meeting may be set for flood mitigation project

By Correne Martin

Prairie du Chien Mayor Dave Hemmer had to cast his vote to break a 5-5 tie from Tuesday night’s common council discussion regarding changes to the biannual citywide cleanup. The public works committee recommended to the council that cleanup events be reduced from twice a year to once a year and a fee-based tag/ticket system be implemented for removal of larger items.

Wed
04
Feb

Wauzeka comes together for veterans memorial


Braving the cold and the snow to present the future site of the Wauzeka Area Veterans Memorial are (from left) Lorinda and Roddy Dull, of Eternal Art Monument Company, Boscobel; Mike Bassett, who donated the land for the memorial; Joanne Peloch, veterans memorial committee member; and Suzette Ray, Wauzeka Legion Auxiliary member. Missing are committee members Kathleen Kramer and Deb McCarthy as well as Tina Bassett. (Photo by Correne Martin)

This bronze, fiberglass eagle statue was created by Sculptor David Oswald, of Sparta. It will serve as the centerpiece of the new memorial. It is currently in storage.

Shown is an architectural drawing of what the completed Wauzeka Area Veterans Memorial will look like.

By Correne Martin

To honor the brave in this “Land of the Free,” a Wauzeka committee is in full planning and fundraising mode for a veterans memorial to be erected near the intersection of McCloskey Avenue and Highway 60, across from Bassett Trucking. Plenty of fundraising remains toward the $86,000 goal, but land has been donated, a sign acknowledging the memorial site has been erected and other monetary donations are flowing in.

The veterans memorial project started about two years ago. A number of Legion, Auxiliary and community members felt strongly that Wauzeka needed an updated memorial and site. They wanted it to become a location where hometown citizens and visitors could reflect, appreciate and honor those veterans who have and continue to serve in the United States Armed Forces.

Wed
04
Feb

Van G. Ferguson

 

Van G. Ferguson, 61, of Richland Center, died on Monday, Feb. 2, following a nine-month struggle with cancer. 

Tue
03
Feb

Georgian P. “Cookie” Halverson

 

Georgian P. “Cookie” Halverson, 92, of Fennimore, formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday Feb. 1, at Grant Regional Health Center Lancaster. 

She was born on March 2, 1922 in Minneapolis, Minn. to Charles and Matrona (Golvin) Vaubel. She was married on July 12, 1948, in Janesville to William E. Halverson and he preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 2012. She was a member of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien. 

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02
Feb

‘Come Hell or High Water’ shown at old Metro Theatre

By Correne Martin

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the flood of April 1965, the Prairie du Chien Historical Society will present “Come Hell or High Water” at the Metro Theatre (inside Kramer Auction Service, 203 E. Blackhawk Ave.) in Prairie du Chien. The film will be shown at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 8. Pop and popcorn will be available.

“Come Hell or High Water” originally aired on PBS after the historic flood of 1965. Through the first-hand accounts of then-Prairie du Chien residents, the film relives the major flood and its affects on the community, particularly the old Fourth Ward (St. Feriole Island), which was relocated in the 1970s.

“Some of the people who lived on the island explained what it was like growing up there and how hard it was to move,” said Bob Ziel, member of the Prairie du Chien Historical Society. “There’s a lot of talk about the river and the high water. There are clips from the island and some of the mess left behind.”

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