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Man proposes highway bridge at Cassville


The iconic ferry has been a part of Cassville’s traditions for 184 years. Though it boosts tourism in the small community, it’s not a 24/7 service and it’s at the mercy of the Mississippi River. A Cassville native is leading a petition effort to someday build a bridge connecting Wisconsin and Iowa, to help spur economic development opportunities in the community.

By Correne Martin

A petition to build a bridge spanning the Mississippi River, from Cassville to Clayton County, Iowa, needs more signatures if it is to attract attention from Wisconsin, Iowa and national legislators. The proposal is one that looks at the future of the shrinking Grant County community and provides a solution for what can be done to bounce back from the blow Cassville sustained when its two electrical power plants closed in late-2015.

Leading the charge, the petition’s creator is Lance Wamsley, who was born and raised in Cassville and whose father was manager of the Alliant Energy plant when its doors closed. Now living in Lancaster, he started the petition Aug. 1. Since then, it has accumulated 1,755 supporters toward a goal of 5,000.

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25
Sep

Crawford County bird tests positive for West Nile

Crawford County Public Health was notified last week that a dead crow found in Crawford County tested positive for West Nile virus. Surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1.

According to Crawford County Health Director Gloria Wall, residents observed the crow and noticed it was sickly, so they reported it to the state dead bird hotline. When it actually died, the bird was sent in for assessment.
The positive bird means that residents of Crawford County need to be more vigilant in their personal protective measures to prevent mosquito bites to prevent West Nile disease.

West Nile virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes acquire the virus by feeding on infected birds.

Mon
25
Sep

Local soldiers to deploy with mobilizing Iowa National Guard

The Iowa Army National Guard is mobilizing 390 soldiers based in four Iowa cities for deployment to the U.S. Central Command, which could assign them to Iraq, Afghanistan, North Africa and other regions.

The troops are members of the 248th Aviation Support Battalion, which includes helicopter maintainers, helicopter test pilots, and logistical support personnel.

Jason Hager, of Prairie du Chien, is among the men and women deploying, in addition to Steve Gray and Michael Spring, both northeast Iowa residents who work at Pattison Sand Company.

The soldiers are based in Boone, Muscatine, Davenport and Waterloo, and they represent the Iowa National Guard’s largest single-unit deployment since 2010, according to information Col. Gregory Hapgood Jr., the Guard’s public affairs officer at Camp Dodge, gave the Des Moines Register.

Mon
25
Sep

Mount Hope shooting incident still being investigated

Investigation ongoing since Sept. 1

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) continues regarding the shooting incident near Mount Hope involving a Grant County Sheriff’s Department deputy and a suspect who was shot and died as a result.

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25
Sep

River Ridge beats C-FC in wild affair


Running back Brett Moravits fights for extra yardage along the sideline against Cochrane-Fountain City Friday night in Bloomington. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Tyler Millin follows his blocking and gets to the outside for a big gain.

A pack of Wolves brings down the ballcarrier Friday night.

A pair of Timberwolves converge on the Cochrane-Fountain City running back.

Cole Crubel rolls out and looks to pass versus the Pirates.

River Ridge beat visiting Cochrane-Fountain City in a nonconference back and forth, high scoring football game in Bloomington Friday night. 

The Timberwolves got on the board first with a 51-yard run by Tyler Millin and a 2-point pass from Cole Crubel to Ryan Redman to grab an 8-0 lead in the first quarter. 

Blake Crubel scored on a 20-yard run and the 2-point run with 8:25 to play in the first period to increase the margin to 16-0. 

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25
Sep

Merton Dale Cota, Sr.

Merton Dale Cota, Sr. dedicated his life to serving the U.S. government; spending four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, 18 years in the U.S. Air Force and 24 years in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He received numerous awards for his hard work throughout his long career. Recognized for his sense of duty, responsibility and organization, and respected by his peers, he retired on Dec. 30, 2016.

 

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22
Sep

Keith K. Werger

 

Keith K. Werger, 73, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Guttenberg Care Center, Guttenberg, Iowa. 

 

Thu
21
Sep

MaDonna P. “Donna” Stephens

 

MaDonna P. “Donna” Stephens, 85, of Prairie du Chien, and formerly of Platteville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, at Southwest Health Center in Platteville, following a brief illness. 

 

Thu
21
Sep

Bridgeport barn destroyed in blaze

The rubble from a barn fire was still smoldering Thursday along Vineyard Road in the town of Bridgeport. The Rural Bridgeport/Prairie du Chien Township Fire Department was called Wednesday at about 7:30 p.m. to the Scott Michel farm. The barn was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived. There were no injuries and no livestock died as a result of the fire. The barn and some farm machinery, including a baler and a tractor, were destroyed as were some round hay bales. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Thu
21
Sep

James A. “Jim” Schultz

 

James A. “Jim” Schultz, 68, of Prairie du Chien passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, at his home following an extended illness. 

 

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