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Wed
21
Jan

Eastman man charged with fifth OWI

A 45-year-old Eastman man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (fifth offense).

Corey Lee Hammond faces up to six years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, Hammond was driving in Prairie du Chien when he attempted to make a turn, missed the street and ended up in snowbank in a nearby yard. Hammond then backed up and proceeded down the street, the complaint said.

A Prairie du Chien Police Officer then stopped Hammond and subsequently placed him under arrest.

Hammond has previously been convicted of an OWI four times.

Wed
21
Jan

Where do your taxes go in the city of Prairie du Chien?


TOTAL TAXES ON A $100,000 HOME

By Correne Martin

Full payment or at least the first installment of property taxes in Prairie du Chien are due to the city by Saturday, Jan. 31. (Second installments must be paid to the county treasurer by July 31.) Prairie du Chien tax bills are around $2,890 per $100,000 of property value, which equals a decrease of about $5.39 over the previous year.

A breakdown of the 2014 tax bill, generated by City Administrator Aaron Kramer, can help property owners understand exactly where their money is going.

Wed
21
Jan

PdC gymnasts hold Senior Night


Prairie du Chien’s Dayton Fleshner goes from the low bar to the high in the uneven parallel bars Monday night in the Bluff View gym. (Photos by Laurie Pedretti)

Prairie’s Jesse Gutknecht displays strength and flexibility during her floor exercise routine.

Senior Morgan Pedretti performs on the balance beam Monday night at Bluff View.

Paige Severson pushes off on her vault against visiting Dodgeville-Mineral Point.

Coach Amber Narvaez hugs senior Morgan Pedretti on Senior Night.

 

PdC gymnasts host Dodgeville on Senior Night

Prairie du Chien hosted Dodgeville-Mineral Point in a gymnastics meet at Bluff View Intermediate School Monday night. Dodgeville-Mineral Point won the meet 114.775-87.100. It was Senior Night for Prairie du Chien. 

Jesse Gutknecht scored 4.45 on bars to earn fourth place on the bars.

Paige Severson scored 5.35 on bars to earn third place on bars and scored 7.5 on vault for fifth place.

Mon
19
Jan

Dale E. LeFevre

 

Mon
19
Jan

Out To Lunch


Members of Out To Lunch include, front row: Jordyn Fischer, Brianna Herreid and Anna McDuffy. Second row: Kelly Check, Mariah Schwager and Erin Morovitz. Third row: Hope Russell and Autumn Kivi. Fourth row: Jacob Mara, Carter Wittrig and Kyle Wilkenson. Fifth row: Ethan Kilby and Claton Kansier. Sixth row: Nate Oehler, Adam Rider and Daniel Rider. (Photo submitted)

 

A note of distinction for Prairie du Chien vocal group

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Prairie du Chien High School’s long-standing vocal jazz group “Out To Lunch” has earned yet another noteworthy distinction. The a cappella group will be one of only three music groups which will perform at the Wisconsin State Education Convention in Milwaukee which runs from Jan. 21-23. 

Thu
15
Jan

Emma Jean Wall

 

Emma Jean Wall, 87, of Platteville and formerly of Eastman passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the SW Health Care Center in Platteville. 

She was born Oct. 17, 1927 in Wauzeka, the daughter of Frederick and Mabel (Maxwell) Borth. She married Mitchell Wall on Nov. 9, 1947 at St. Wenceslaus Church in Eastman. He preceded her in death on March 21, 2006. They farmed in the Eastman area until 1978, later retiring and moving to Seneca. Emma loved gardening and was renowned for her beautiful flowers. 

Wed
14
Jan

First baby born at Crossing Rivers


Chaise Anderson and Rachel Mezera proudly show off their firstborn, Paisley Grace Anderson, the first baby born at Crossing Rivers Health in 2015—on Monday, Jan. 12, at 10:38 a.m. According to hospital records dating back to 1991, this is the latest in January that the New Year’s baby has been born. (Photos by Correne Martin)

One-day-old Paisley Grace was snuggled up in a cozy, pink blanket for her first photo shoot at Crossing Rivers Health Tuesday.

By Correne Martin

New Year’s baby watch 2015 at Crossing Rivers Health is officially over. A precious newborn girl, Paisley Grace Anderson, ended the wait when she arrived into this world on Monday, Jan. 12, at 10:28 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 1.3 ounces, and measuring 18.8 inches long.

Mom Rachel Mezera and dad Chaise Anderson, who live in Patch Grove, are the new parents. Rachel is a Prairie du Chien High School graduate and Chaise a Wauzeka-Steuben High School graduate. Grandparents are Teresa and Dale Champion, of Prairie du Chien; Randy and Laurel Mezera, of La Crosse; Tammy and Steve Montalto, of Wauzeka; and Kraig Anderson, of Patch Grove.

“She’s been pretty good, either sleeping or feeding,” Rachel said, stroking the baby’s fine dark hair, about 27 hours after meeting her firstborn. “She likes her pacifier.”

Wed
14
Jan

Marquette Road reconstruction, from Mooney to La Pointe, set for 2017

By Correne Martin

Engineers presented the proposed 2017 Marquette Road project to a room of about 25 local citizens, mostly business owners, on Tuesday night at Prairie du Chien City Hall. The reconstruction will occur between La Pointe and Mooney Streets and consist of turning the existing four-lane undivided highway into a modified three-lane roadway with a two-way, left-turn lane and widened shoulders.

The project is provisionally scheduled to begin around April 2017 and last most of the construction season, likely through October. Plans are not yet finalized, and won’t be until August of 2016. Real estate acquisitions, which include four minor pieces of right-of-way, are the next phase for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. According to Heidi Schwarz, project engineer from Knight Engineers and Architects, of La Crosse, no businesses will close as a result of the acquisitions, though some signs may be moved.

Wed
14
Jan

PdC gymnastics meet


Paige Severson shows good form on the parallel bars. (Photos by Laurie Pedretti)

Morgan Pedretti jumps during her floor exercise.

Lexi Kregel does the splits during her floor exercise.

Jesse Gutknecht carefully maneuvers on the balance beam.

Prairie’s Dayton Fleshner poses on the balance beam Monday night.

 

Prairie du Chien 

gymnasts host meet

Prairie du Chien hosted their first gymnastics meet of the season Monday night in the Bluff View gym. 

Prairie du Chien had a team score of 78.075. Platteville/Belmont/Lancaster scored 125.75.

Wed
14
Jan

Amundson

 

Overflow crowd at school 

board meeting, no action 

taken regarding principal

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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