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Crawford County reports $4.9 million in damages so far from heavy rain and flooding

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Wisconsin Emergency Management Operations Center has reported preliminary damage figures as of Sept. 29 for damages sustained by Crawford and 11 other counties in the heavy rains of Sept. 21 and Sept. 22.

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03
Oct

Bass Pro buys Cabela’s

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Inc., two American outdoor companies with similar humble origins, and with a shared goal to better serve those who love the outdoors, announced Monday that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Bass Pro Shops will acquire Cabela’s for $65.50 per share in cash, representing an aggregate transaction value of approximately $5.5 billion, according to a jointly released press release. The outdoor-recreation retailers are expected to close the deal in the first half of 2017.

Neither Cabela’s nor Bass Pro Shops has released comments about potential store closures.

Mon
03
Oct

John T. “Jack” Syvrud

 

John T. “Jack” Syvrud, age 81, of Cottage Grove, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Sept. 30. 

He was born on April 25, 1935, in Monroe, the son of John “Ted” and Margie Syvrud. Jack graduated from Shullsburg High School in 1955. He moved to Madison in 1961, where he worked for Madison Metro for 30 years. 

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30
Sep

Joni Kay Welke

 

Joni Kay Welke, age 45, of Chippewa Falls died Tuesday, Sept. 27, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. 

She was born on July 22, 1971, in Prairie du Chien, to Jon and Carol (Nelson) Burlingame. She grew up there and graduated from Prairie du Chien Senior High School in 1989. 

Fri
30
Sep

Garry Michael Berger

 

Garry Michael Berger, 59, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 in La Crosse, surrounded by his children in prayer and worship. 

He was born Thursday, June 21, 1957 to Charles and Mary (Richter) Berger in St. Charles, Ill.

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30
Sep

Constance Lee Wagner

 

Constance Lee Wagner, 68, of Jacksonville, Ark., formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sept. 22, at her home following a brief battle with cancer. 

She was born Nov. 13, 1947, the second oldest of five children to Merrill and Wanda (Thompson) Rutter.

Thu
29
Sep

Julie K. Bruegmann

 

Julie K. Bruegmann, age 52, of Wauzeka, passed away suddenly on Monday, Sept. 26, at Gundersen-Boscobel area Hospital.

Julie was born on Aug. 4, 1964, at Blue Island, Ill. to Dale and Gayle (Kay) Bruegmann. She was a graduate of Wauzeka High School. She attended UW-La Crosse, Southwest Tech, and Madison Vocational School.

Wed
28
Sep

Seneca Versus Wauzeka-Steuben


Seneca’s Liv Swanson skies for the spike against host Wauzeka-Steuben. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Amari McCarthy pops the ball over Seneca’s Erin Sime in Ridge and Valley action Monday night.

Seneca’s Erin Sime hits the ball to the Wauzeka-Steuben side as Emily Garfoot (4) gets ready.

The Hornets’ Tatem Baures slams the ball back to Seneca during the first game.

Erin Sime of Seneca (3) hits the ball back to Allison Oswald (6) and Molly Heisz (1) of Wauzeka-Steuben Monday night.

 

Seneca sweeps Wauzeka-Steuben

The Seneca volleyball team defeated host Wauzeka-Steuben three games to none in a Ridge and Valley contest Monday night. 

Seneca has a 6-2 overall record and a 3-0 conference record. Wauzeka-Steuben is 2-7 overall and 2-4 in the Ridge and Valley. 

Wauzeka-Steuben will travel to Kickapoo on Sept. 29. Seneca will travel to De Soto on Sept. 29.

Wed
28
Sep

Multiple citations and injuries consequences from accident

A one-vehicle crash in Patch Grove Township Friday, Sept. 23, resulted in multiple citations for a Bloomington man, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported.

At about 9:35 p.m., the sheriff’s office was notified of a crash near Harville Road, from which several occupants of the vehicle were being transported to the hospital via private vehicle for injuries sustained in the crash.

Wed
28
Sep

Driver crashes into house in Bloomington

One man was cited for numerous operating violations after a car versus house crash in Bloomington Sept. 16, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

At about 7:40 a.m., that Friday, deputies responded to a report of the crash at 525 Canal St. Authorities said, Jacob Johnson, 23, of Bloomington, was traveling southbound on Highway 35/Canal St. in his 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. He left the roadway while negotiating a curve, hopped the curb, and struck the front porch of a house at that location. After the crash, Johnson fled the scene, according to a sheriff’s office report.

Residents were home at the time of the crash, but were not injured. The house sustained damages to its front porch. Johnson’s vehicle sustained heavy front end damages and was removed from the scene by B&M Towing, of Bloomington.

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