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Thu
18
Dec

Mae P. Cox

 

Mae P. Cox, 90, of Prairie du Chien passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

She was born Aug. 13, 1924 in Boscobel, the daughter of William and Nellie (Huffman) Radloff. She married Allen Cox on May 11, 1949 in Edgerton. He preceded her in death on July 8, 1968. Mae worked for Fairbanks and Morris Ordnance in Beloit, and later for Nunn Bush Shoes in Edgerton, retiring after 36 years. 

Wed
17
Dec

Temporary stop signs now permanent

PdC council denies residential accessory structure regulations

By Correne Martin

The city of Prairie du Chien has a number of new, permanent stop signs in place following common council review and action Tuesday night. During the Marquette Road construction project this summer, signs were installed temporarily on several main streets to aid in traffic safety. Since the project’s completion, the public works committee and council needed to decide whether they should remain indefinitely.

The council approved permanent stop signs at the following intersections: South Dousman and East Iowa, South Dousman and East Crawford, West Blackhawk and Main, and West Washington and North Main. The council also chose to remove the temporary signs at North Ohio and Haydn.

Wed
17
Dec

Time for lights and time for cheer


On the west side of the Highway 18 Bypass in Prairie du Chien, a huge, festive display of Christmas lights by Jerry Krachey is sure to brighten your spirits. Among the spectacle are Santas, snowmen, trees of various colors, penguins, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, a train and much more. (Photo by Correne Martin)
Wed
17
Dec

Carp Fest


John Rook and Erin Paske, who were visiting from the Netherlands, puckered up to kiss Lucky the Carp last year on New Year’s Eve in Lucky Park at the entrance to St. Feriole Island. (Courier Press file photo)

 

 

Bigger and better Carp Fest fast approaching

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Tue
16
Dec

Philip A. Polodna

 

Philip A. Polodna, 50, of North Prairie, died Dec. 11.

Philip was born Oct. 6, 1964 in Prairie du Chien, the son of Carrol and Helen (Stuckey) Polodna. He graduated from University of Wisconsin Platteville with a degree in engineering. Philip married Amy Helker on June 20, 1992 at Mark’s Lutheran Church in Waukesha. 

Mon
15
Dec

PdC-WS wrestlers win


Brenden Fleshner of Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben gains the upper hand on Adam Rynes of Richland Center Friday night in their 285-pound match. Fleshner went on to win by fall in 3:27. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Nicholas Rogge of Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben controls Kolten Achenbach of Richland Center Friday night in their 113-pound match at Prairie du Chien High School.

Brandon Check, left, of Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben squares off against Hunter Whitney of Richland Center Friday night at 152.

Tyler Cota, right, of Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben attempts to take down Cade Furgason of Richland Center in their 126-pound match.

 

PdC-WS wrestlers 

take down Richland Center

The Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben wrestling team defeated visiting Richland Center 44-34 in SWC action Friday night. The individual match results are as follows.

285-Brenden Fleshner (Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steub) over Adam Rynes (Richland Center) (Fall 3:27)

Mon
15
Dec

Driftless Land Stewardship


The prescribed fire crew works at the Riverland Conservancy’s Merrimac Preserve in May of 2014. (Photo submitted)

 

Driftless Land Stewardship, a unique specialty business

By Ted Pennekamp

 

A rather unique business has been operating near Bagley since 1997, yet many area residents are probably unaware of exactly what this business does. 

Mon
15
Dec

City, chamber to host public meeting on 2017 Marquette Road work

The city of Prairie du Chien and the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce will host a public information meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 13 to present the preliminary plans, detour routes and construction schedule for the next phase of the Marquette Road reconstruction, scheduled for 2017. The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the community room of City Hall. Representatives from the city, the Wisconsin DOT, Knight Engineering and Architects, and the Chamber will be in attendance.

The project is tentatively scheduled to begin in April or May of 2017, and be completed in October. The work will be done in three segments (the order of the segments is yet to be determined) based on construction of the storm sewer:

Segment one (southern storm sewer trunk) - La Pointe to 10th Street

Segment two (middle storm sewer trunk) - 10th to south of Parrish Street, Parrish Street intersection, and north of Parrish Street to Wells Street

Mon
15
Dec

15 local storage units burglarized

By Correne Martin

About 15 storage units located near Cleary Building Corp., in Bridgeport township, were broken into sometime on Tuesday, Dec. 9 or during the morning hours of Wednesday, Dec. 10, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department. CT Investments owns the units.

The sheriff’s department first received a report of the burglaries on Wednesday, Dec. 10, just after 10:30 a.m. According to Sheriff Dale McCullick, of the 15 units broken into, only some had belongings stolen.
One storage unit renter, who just moved to the area, called the Courier Press to share that she and her husband “are out several thousand dollars worth of stuff,” including ice fishing and fresh water fishing equipment, power tools, a tool chest, a $1,200 bow and more.

Mon
15
Dec

Crawford County K-9 team settling in


Deputy Joe Breeser and 20-month-old Belgian Malinois, Breck, have been patrolling Crawford County as a unit since earlier this fall. You may have noticed them in their new squad, complete with an Ultimate K-9 Kennel, which keeps the dog’s space cooled and warmed in the back of the vehicle. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

Crawford County Sheriff’s Department’s first K-9 team, Deputy Joe Breeser and Breck, a 20-month-old Belgian Malinois, have been on duty since mid-September and, so far, hard-core activity has been slow but their days have been full of learning opportunities.

Breeser and Breck first met at Southern Police Canine in Nashville, N.C., during six weeks of handler training, which started in July. Breck was 14 months old at the time.

“The first couple weeks were rough,” Breeser said. “There was a lot of bonding with the dog. He  was already well-trained when I got there, but working with me was what he needed to learn.”

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