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Wed
08
Mar

The Port burglarized, authorities seek suspect


These images of the alleged burglar and the missing lock box were released by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department Tuesday. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers, 326-8933.

Early Tuesday, March 7, at 4:33 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a burglary at The Port convenience store in Bridgeport.

According to authorities, at around 1 a.m., an adult white male forcefully gained entry into the convenience store. The suspect attempted to access a safe, cash register and ATM machine. Eventually, he got into the ATM machine and removed the ATM cassette, which is essentially the lock box that holds cash. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash from the machine as well as miscellaneous items from the store.

The man is described by the sheriff’s department as about 6-foot in height, medium build, with a large nose. He was wearing a black shirt or jacket, a black face mask, goggles and light-colored gloves.

The Crawford County Crime Stoppers urges anyone having information about this or any other crimes to call 326-8933 or (866) 779-PAYS.

Wed
08
Mar

Hampton Sentenced

 

Local man gets 

five years prison 

for death of his wife 

by drunk driving

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
08
Mar

Railroad Projects This Spring


Numerous structures on the WSOR line between Prairie du Chien, Wauzeka, Boscobel and Madison will, or have been, repaired or replaced. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Several railroad projects for 

2017 in Prairie du Chien area

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Numerous railroad projects are in the works for the Prairie du Chien and Wauzeka areas this spring and summer and will be conducted by the Wisconsin and Southern Railroad (WSOR). 

Wed
08
Mar

Charles F. Brooks

 

Charles F. Brooks, 86, formerly of McGregor, Iowa, passed away Friday, March 3, at his home in Dunnellon, Fla.

 

Charles was born Feb. 17, 1931, in McGregor. He was the son of Robert and Ruth (Philips) Brooks. Charles graduated from McGregor High School with the class of 1949. 

Tue
07
Mar

Rita M. Clayton

Rita M. Clayton died Mar. 4, in Overland Park, Kan. 

 

She was born Jan. 13, 1920. She is preceded in death by her husband, DuWain “Duke” Clayton, in 1991, and is survived by daughter, Sharon Martin and son, Gary Clayton and wife, Melanie; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. 

Mon
06
Mar

Franklin E. Haas

 

Franklin E. Haas, 62, of Prairie du Chien, died unexpectedly, Monday, March 6, at his home following a brief illness. 

 

According to Franklin’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral service. A private memorial service will be held later. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is assisting the family.

Mon
06
Mar

Horseshoe’s raffle results in donation to Crawford County Ridge Runner UTV/ATV Club

The Horseshoe Tavern, of rural Prairie du Chien, donated $2,606 in proceeds from its Feb. 25 rabbit hunt gun raffles to the Crawford County Ridge Runner UTV/ATV Club, which will use the funds toward purchasing signs for the trails. There were 32 teams that participated in the rabbit hunt, including 128 people of all ages. Others who didn’t hunt also came out for a good time and to take a chance on the gun raffles. Pictured (from left) are Grant and Greg Russell and Vicki and Royce Walters. The Russells represented the Horsehoe and all are founders of the club, which meets the first Wednesday of every month at various sponsoring-taverns around Crawford County. Recently, Freeman Township and the village of Wauzeka passed ordinances allowing their roadways to serve as UTV/ATV trails. To join the Ridge Runners, call Vicki, treasurer, at (608) 875-5044 or find the club on Facebook. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Mon
06
Mar

Organic Valley takes over W-S Elementary one morning


The 4K students pounded on the floor in appreciation for the Organic Valley staff members who shared the names of their favorite books and explained why they like them.

Dressed in flannel, cowboy hats and handmade Holstein cow caps, Wauzeka-Steuben elementary students sang the “Life of a Farmer” as a special thank you to Organic Valley farmers’ cooperative for coming to the school and stimulating excitement about cooperation, farm-to-table initiatives and reading. (Photo by Correne Martin)

The students created displays on bulletin boards outside each elementary classroom. This one depicts a fictitious cooperative.

Meshing Dr. Seuss with farm knowledge was the highlight of this class’ display.

These happy and adorable little cows listened attentively during the assembly.

Organic Valley is run by farmers who grow the food, milk the cows and bring you cheese. Farmer Justin Trussoni spoke with the third grade at Wauzeka-Steuben about the growing process and comparing organic to non-organic.

Kimberly Frederickson, Organic Valley director of learning and organizationl development, summarized farm-to-table for the students. She also noted that the cooperative doantes over $2 million each year to schools and non-profit organizations.

Fifth grader Alex Manning shared his essay about cooperation during the assembly.

Fourth grader Brett Wagner also talked about cooperation.

By Correne Martin

It was Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and certainly an extra special one at Wauzeka-Steuben Elementary School Thursday, March 2. Organic Valley, the thriving farmers’ cooperative out of La Farge, had about a dozen employees and farmers in the school for Read Across America Week, to stimulate some fun conversations about farm-to-table and to grow tomorrow’s readers and writers.

The two-hour addendum to regularly-scheduled curriculum was a real treat for the students, who studied Organic Valley all week, as well as the teachers. The morning started with a “moo-ving” assembly in which the youths, many dressed like cowboys and even cows, learned about Organic Valley. Then, staff from the school and the organization shared the names of their favorite books and many mentioned Dr. Seuss’ classics. Dr. Seuss himself was also in attendance.

Mon
06
Mar

Prairie's Season Ends


Prairie du Chien’s Jonathan Dyer goes up for a shot against visiting Richland Center. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Josh Lenzendorf and Nathan Banasik block a shot by Richland Center in the regional semifinal Friday night.

Prairie’s Nathan Banasik drives versus Platteville at Prairie du Chien High School in the regional final Saturday.

 

Hillmen end 

Hawks’ season

Fourth seeded Platteville defeated top seeded Prairie du Chien 52-38 in a WIAA Division 3 Regional final to end the Blackhawks’ season Saturday night.

The Hillmen led the Blackhawks 19-13 at the half and then took the second half 33-25 for the win.

Mon
06
Mar

Seneca Boys Advance


Seneca’s Jared Payne passes over the North Crawford defense Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Thomas Johnson scores against visiting North Crawford in the regional semifinal Friday night.

Seneca’s Devin Wallin goes in for a lay-up attempt after stealing the ball against North Crawford.

 

Seneca boys 

on to sectional

Top seeded Seneca beat visiting and fourth-seeded Potosi 68-40 in a WIAA Division 5 Regional final Saturday night. 

Seneca, the top ranked team in Division 5, is now 24-0 on the season and advanced to play second-seeded Shullsburg in Reedsburg on March 9 in the sectional semifinal.

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