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McGregor man charged: possession and delivery of meth

A 27-year-old McGregor, Iowa man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and one count of possession of marijuana.

Thomas D. Wiemerslage faces up to a $26,000 fine and 13 years in prison if convicted of both counts.

According to the criminal complaint, as part of a narcotics investigation, Wiemerslage  was seen standing in the driveway of a Prairie du Chien residence on Aug. 24.

Wiemerslage was holding a black safe and, as officers approached, he attempted to throw the safe into the garage near where he was standing. The officers looked inside the safe and found numerous (estimated at more than 100) small clear plastic baggies, some of which had a red bulldog design on one side and others which had a Grim Reaper design.

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Sep

‘Farmer’s Almanac’ predicts winter warmer than normal


online exclusive

By Correne Martin

With the warm weather this past week, it’s hard to utter the dreaded “W” word. But colder temperatures and snowy precipitation are inevitable of “winters” in Wisconsin.

No one seems to be able to predict the weather better than “The Old Farmer’s Almanac,” the 2018 edition released Sept. 12. Since the oldest, continuously published periodical touts itself as “the only weather prognosticator with traditionally 80 percent accuracy,” it’s understandable why so many Midwestern farmers  and seniors put such great stock into the yearly projection.

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Chamber honors community contributors


The Chamber’s most prestigious awards went to Mary Antoine and Aaron Kramer. Mary received the President’s Award from Curt Zinkle and Aaron accepted the C.F. La Pointe plaque from CEO Bob Moses.

Among the honorees at the Sept. 14 Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce banquet were the George Family Foundation, with the Philanthropy Award, and Pizza Hut, for 40 years of service. Pictured (from left) are Roy George, Cindy (George) Standorf, Chamber CEO Bob Moses, Penny (George) Remz, Pizza Hut Manager Cindy Spiker and Chamber Board President Curt Zinkle. (Photos by Gary Howe)

Crawford County Title was shown appreciation for the company’s community investment. Pictured with their chamber award are (from left) Sue Groom, Char Bender, Jim Johnson and Hope Woodman.

Joe Cerven displays the plaque he and his parents, Greg and Rhonda, received from the chamber recognizing The Local Oven’s community investment.

The Dousman House in Prairie du Chien was bursting with business and industry conversations and energy Thursday evening, Sept. 14, as the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual meeting and awards presentation. Over 175 chamber members and guests attended.

The night’s crowning moment gave prominence to a small, distinguished group of community investment-minded movers and shakers.

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18
Sep

Fun At The Mississippi Mud Run


A log run provided one of the numerous obstacles for the Mississippi Mud Run Saturday.

Obstacles become even harder when participants are muddy and slippery.

Mississippi Mud Runners found this event to be tiring. Proceeds for this year’s Mississippi Mud Run go towards the Prairie du Chien FFA and volleyball programs, as well as Prairie du Chien Parks and Recreation youth programs.

These three competitors enjoy pulling themselves by ropes through the water Saturday morning on St. Feriole Island for the seventh annual Mississippi Mud Run. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

A trio of young women climb the tires up and over a school bus Saturday morning.

 

A good time had by all at Mississippi Mud Run

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Sep

River Ridge Has Victorious Homecoming


River Ridge’s Brett Moravits powers for extra yardage against a Highland tackle attempt during the Timberwolves’ Homecoming game Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Tyler Millin (21) eludes a would-be tackler in Bloomington Friday night.

Brett Moravits (2) and Ethan Esser (75) team up for a tackle versus Highland.

River Ridge quarterback Cole Crubel runs for a good gain in first-half action against visiting Highland Friday night.

 

River Ridge 

levels Highland

River Ridge blanked Highland 44-0 during the Timberwolves’ Homecoming football game Friday night in Bloomington.

River Ridge dominated the line of scrimmage on offense and defense, and had numerous big plays en route to the victory to improve to 3-2 overall and 3-1 in the Six Rivers.

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Sep

Manhu Residency in Prairie du Chien


The five members of Manhu (front) join the students in a salute to Prairie du Chien’s school spirit Thursday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Several students had a good time learning a dance with members of Manhu.

R.J. Atkinson attempts to play a leaf while Chad Achenbach (55) gets ready for his turn.

Three members of Manhu perform before the student body in the gym at Prairie du Chien High School Thursday afternoon.

Bamboo flutes were among the many instruments played by Manhu.

 

Prairie students enjoy performance by Manhu

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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Sep

Lyle D. Bedward Sr.

 

Lyle D. Bedward Sr., 79, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, at his home surrounded by his family. 

 

He was born July 27, 1938, in Prairie du Chien, the son of Richard and Mildred (Seely) Bedward. Lyle served in the U.S. Army. He married Margaret Jelinek on Nov. 16, 1963, at St. John’s Church in Prairie du Chien. She preceded him in death on July 3, 2008. 

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Sep

Motorcyclist misses curve, slides into ditch

One motorcyclist was injured in a crash in Millville Township Sept. 9, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities said Anders Carlson, 43, of Chicago, Ill., was traveling east on County Highway C, near Rail Hollow Road in Millville, on his 2006 Triumph motorcycle when he failed to properly negotiate a curve. The motorcycle slid into the ditch causing Carlson to suffer minor injuries.

The Boscobel Rescue Squad, Mt. Hope Fire Department, and Woodman First Responders assisted at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

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13
Sep

Driver eludes officers, charges pending for meth possession, etc.

A local man led police officers on a high speed chase through the streets of Prairie du Chien Tuesday, Sept. 12, but ended up arrested on methamphetamine-related charges, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.

During the early morning Tuesday, the sheriff’s department K-9 unit, along with a city of Prairie du Chien officer, were patrolling Wells Street when they observed a 2001 Volkswagen Passat, operated by Christian Weber, 25, of Prairie du Chien. Upon seeing the squad car, Weber made multiple abrupt turns, began accelerating and drove through the stop sign at Ninth and Brunson Streets. The Crawford County deputy activated his emergency lights and siren, though Weber accelerated and continued making abrupt turns, according to the sheriff’s department. Weber continued at a high rate of speed, eastbound on Campion Street, then up Bluff View Drive.

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Mud conditions optimal for Saturday’s run


Regardless of whether you do the full course or the one-mile kids run, come prepared to get dirty at the Mississippi Mud Run Saturday, Sept. 16, on St. Feriole Island.

By Correne Martin

The mud conditions for this year’s Mississippi Mud Run are optimal, according to organizers, and Prairie du Chien’s four-mile, backwater obstacle course is nearly ready for the hundreds who will meet up to challenge themselves Saturday, Sept. 16, on St. Feriole Island.

“The river conditions are great,” said coordinator Lorie Floyd Tuesday. “The water’s going down fast, so [I’ll wait to] rope it off until I know the exact conditions. The last few years, there’s been a lot of water, but this year’s mud is going to be just perfect.”

Competitors and leisurely participants are reminded to “be prepared to get dirty.”

Race day registration will open at 7 a.m. The one-mile kids’ race will start at 8:30 a.m. Parents are asked that only one family representative race per child to make maneuverability greater for everyone. The full course will start at 9:30 a.m.

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