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Oct

Accident causes injury to local teen

On Oct. 17 at approximately 11:35 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a two-vehicle crash with injuries on Highway 18 north of Selch Road in the township of Bridgeport.

Erica L. Fassbinder, 17, Prairie du Chien, was operating a 2003 Chevrolet Impala northbound on Highway 18 in the right lane. William L. Herreid Jr., 61, Prairie du Chien, was operating a 2005 Volvo semi-truck on Highway 18 in the left lane. Fassbinder attempted to make a lane change and sideswiped the Herreid vehicle. Fassbinder had two passengers in the vehicle, Joleen F. Thornton, 16, and Larry S. Cresson, 18, both of Prairie du Chien. Thornton was transported to Crossing Rivers Health for injuries sustained in the crash.   

Herreid’s semi-truck sustained minor damage and the Fassbinder vehicle sustained severe damage from the crash. Fassbinder was cited for unsafe lane deviation.

Wed
22
Oct

Charges pending in snowmobile theft

On Oct. 5, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department investigated the theft of a 1985 Polaris 440 snowmobile at Homesteaders Trailer Court in Prairie du Chien Township.

On Oct. 14, a deputy conducted an interview with Christopher J. Frihart, 33, Prairie du Chien. Frihart admitted that he took the snowmobile without permission and hauled it to Clayton County Recycling in Monona, Iowa for money.

Charges on this case have been referred to the Crawford County District Attorney’s Office.

Wed
22
Oct

River Ridge voters to decide on $13 million referendum


REPAYMENT SCHEDULE

By Correne Martin

Voters in the River Ridge School District have a supremely consequential task ahead of them. On Tuesday, Nov. 4, they are asked to head to the polls and cast their ballot regarding the 2014 Facility Referendum for River Ridge Schools. Taxpayers must answer “yes” or “no” to whether the school district should be allowed to borrow up to $13 million for the purpose of combining the current district facilities to create one Pre-K–12 campus at the Patch Grove site.

Permission to borrow is good for five years and cannot exceed a total of $13 million, according to Carol Wirth, a Wisconsin Public Finance Professionals adviser contracted by the school. That amount equates to a tax increase of about $200 per $100,000 of fair market property value (or $16.67 per month or $.55 per day).

Wed
22
Oct

Gregory W. Hutchins

 

Gregory W. Hutchins, 64, of Prairie du Chien passed away Wednesday, Oct. 8, at MediClub Hospital in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. 

Tue
21
Oct

Donald F. Marfilius

 

Donald F. Marfilius of Stanwood, Mich., formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away Oct. 8. Services were held Oct. 14, at St. Michael Catholic Church. Hansen Janowicz Funeral Home of Remus, Mich. was in charge of arrangements.

 
Tue
21
Oct

Dale E. Boldt

 

Dale E. Boldt, 83, of Prairie du Chien passed away Monday, Oct. 20, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born Feb. 18, 1931 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of George and Emily (Bauer) McClure. She married Darol “Rusty” Boldt on Feb. 16, 1952 at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. She worked in the Prairie du Chien school district for twenty five years, served her community as a city alder person for thirteen years and was an active member of St. Gabriel’s Church. She was also very proud of her Irish heritage and her membership in the democratic party. Dale and Rusty enjoyed serving as past St. Patrick’s Day parade royalty. 

Tue
21
Oct

Rose Hoelker

 

 

Rose Hoelker, 99, of Eastman, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Sannes-Skagdalen Nursing Home in Soldier’s Grove. 

Tue
21
Oct

Aaron Long

 

Aaron M. Long, 39, of Prairie du Chien, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital. 

He was born Nov. 14, 1974 in Prairie du Chien the son of Clato and Phyllis (Groom) Long Jr. He married Michelle Hedstrom Aug. 14, 2004 at the United Methodist Church in Prairie du Chien. He was an avid sports fan who loved hunting and fishing. Aaron worked for a number of years at McGregor Loudspeaker and was a member of the Eagles Club Aerie 1502.

Mon
20
Oct

Fall Color Run


Prairie du Chien Police Chief Chad Abram gets a big dose of bright orange during the inaugural Fall Color Run as part of Oktoberfest 2014 on St. Feriole Island on a great fall Saturday. Many colorful characters ran in the 5K race. (Photos by Randy Paske)
Mon
20
Oct

Wauzeka-Steuben homecoming football game


It was a hard-hitting, back and forth battle but unfortunately Weston prevailed during Wauzeka-Steuben's homecoming game Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Eagles edge Hornets

The Wauzeka-Steuben football season ended with a hard-fought 12-6 loss in the Hornets’ Homecoming game Friday night against Weston in Ridge and Valley action. 

The score was 6-6 at the end of the first quarter and 12-6 at halftime. 

The teams went back and forth in the second half, but the score remained the same as the Silver Eagles took the victory.

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