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New solar farm powering hundreds of Scenic Rivers members


The Mount Hope solar farm went live on property owned by Bob and Sharon Wood, north of U.S. Highway 18, in February. The solar array is owned by SoCore and the electricity is contracted to Dairyland Power and Scenic Rivers Energy cooperatives.

By Correne Martin

The solar farm near Mount Hope has been attracting quite a lot of attention in recent months. It just went live in February. The 1.25 megawatt solar installation is said to power about 300 homes for one year, according to Steve Lucas, CEO of Scenic Rivers Energy Cooperative, of Lancaster.

Dairyland Power Cooperative has a 25-year purchase power agreement with owner and solar developer SoCore Energy, of Chicago. Scenic Rivers also has a 25-year contract, for .25 megawatts, or 250 kilowatts.

Dairyland is a La Crosse wholesale electricity provider that serves distribution cooperatives and municipal utilities across Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota. Scenic Rivers is a retail service provider servicing 13,000-plus members in the counties of Crawford, Grant and Lafayette and the neighboring communities. Dairyland will direct its 1 megawatt of power generated at the farm to Scenic Rivers.

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Semi rolls over inside the city


Truck driver Richard Snitker, of Monona, Iowa, was uninjured when the semi he was traveling in rolled over in Prairie du Chien last week. He was attempting to avoid a collision with a passing vehicle when the accident occurred. (Photo by Correne Martin)

A truck driver was uninjured in a semi rollover in the city of Prairie du Chien Wednesday afternoon, March 15, according to the Prairie du Chien Police Department.

At about 1:45 p.m., the police department was notified of the rollover at the intersection of Pine Street and State Highway 35, across from 3M. Officers learned, Richard Snitker, 59, of Monona, Iowa, was traveling south on Highway 35 in a 2003 International semi and attempting a left turn onto Pine Street when he observed a vehicle passing him on the highway. In Snitker’s attempt to evade a collision with the passing vehicle, the semi rolled over on Pine Street into the grassy area near Design Homes.

Officers said there were no injuries in the accident, though the passing vehicle remains unidentified. Snitker was operating a 2003 International Semi.

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Jeanette E. Pulda

 

Jeanette E. Pulda, 80, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday, March 19, at the Atrium Care Center in Lancaster.

 

She was born June 1, 1936, in Eastman, the daughter of George and Harriet (Sprosty) Pulda. Jeanette enjoyed her work at the Opportunity Center in Prairie du Chien. 

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Richard R. “Dick” Kazda

 

Richard R. “Dick” Kazda, 73, of Wauzeka, passed away Friday, March 17, at the Gundersen Lutheran Health Center in La Crosse.

 

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Jane A. Kleinow

 

Jane A. Kleinow, 63 of Prairie du Chien, passed away suddenly Sunday, March 19, at the Crossing Rivers Health Care in Prairie du Chien. 

 

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Donald E. Kasparek

 

Donald E. Kasparek, 100, of Prairie du Chien, died Thursday, March 16, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, following a brief illness. 

 

Donald was born on Aug. 5, 1916, the ninth, and last, child of Joseph and Johanna (Mezera) Kasparek. 

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Frederic E. Wagner

 

Frederic E. Wagner, 84 of La Crosse, died on Friday, March 17, at the Gundersen Health System of La Crosse. 

 

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Rose Marie Everts

 

Rose Marie Everts, 84, of Prairie du Chien, beloved wife, mother, grandma and great grandma passed away suddenly after a recent fall on Thursday, March 16, at the Mayo Franciscan Healthcare Center in La Crosse. 

 

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James LeRoy Wolcott

 

James LeRoy Wolcott, 66, passed away unexpectedly at home Saturday, March 11. 

 

James was born April 14, 1950, at Beaumont Hospital, in Prairie du Chien, to Glenn and Mildred (Eggleston) Wolcott. Jim graduated from Seneca High School in 1968. 

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Maxine M. Oswald

 

Maxine M. Oswald, 87, of Wauzeka, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 15, at her home. 

 

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