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4-year-old found safe after getting off at wrong stop

By Correne Martin

Never tell your kids you’re calling the cops because they are being bad.

Those words of advice come straight from a parent who experienced his worst nightmare Wednesday, March 22, after school let out in Prairie du Chien.

Dwight Kussmaul was waiting for his two young daughters to get off the bus one block from their home, on Beaumont Road. His third-grade daughter arrived first and shared a frightening message: her younger sister, Jaelyn, a 4-year-old kindergartener, was missing.

“She said she wasn’t on the bus,” he recounted.

Because the B.A. Kennedy Elementary students board the bus before their Bluff View Intermediate counterparts, big sister was expecting Jaelyn to be on there. But she wasn’t.

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Prairie du Chien names leading seniors


Evan Teynor and Mariah Slaght

The Prairie du Chien High School Class of 2017 valedictorian and salutatorian are Evan Teynor and Mariah Slaght, respectively.

Valedictorian Evan Teynor is the son of Eric and Colleen Teynor. He will attend the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., this fall, beginning his undergraduate degree with the goal of later getting into chiropractic school and earning a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

While at the University of St. Thomas, Evan also plans on participating in track and field.

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Vehicle malfunction likely in crash


As traffic waits, Milo’s Towing loads the Jeep Liberty that crashed in rural Bridgeport Thursday morning, March 23. Shalli Poots, 19, of Prairie du Chien, was the driver who sustained minor injuries in the accident. (Photo by Correne Martin)

A young Prairie du Chien woman’s vehicle apparently malfunctioned, causing a crash that damaged a guardrail in rural Bridgeport Thursday, March 23, around 10:50 a.m., according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.

Shalli Poots, 19, was driving west on Highway 60 in a 2004 Jeep Liberty when her vehicle started shaking, due to a mechanical malfunction, Officer Shawn Lenzendorf said. Poots told the officer the Jeep started pulling toward the center line. As she was trying to pull it back into her lane, she hit the northside guardrail, causing her vehicle to spring back across the eastbound lane and hit the northside guardrail before going through the guardrail, down the embankment and coming to a rest on its wheels.

Poots complained of minor head pain and was transported to Crossing Rivers Health for evaluation. Due to disabling damage, the Jeep was towed by Milo’s Towing, of Prairie du Chien.

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Vision screens offered free to youth


Pat Dearth (right) and Carol Crusan (left) of the Seneca Lions Club recently provided free vision screening for students in Crawford County schools. Prairie Catholic School 4K students pictured (from left) are Ellie K., Benjamin O., Ava K., Abigail L., Erin N., Jorey T., Blake K. and Collin V. (Submitted photos)

 By Correne Martin

The Seneca Lions Club, in conjunction with the Crawford County Public Health Department, recently conducted vision screening at area schools. The free screening was targeted for the elementary students in the Seneca, North Crawford, Wauzeka-Steuben and Prairie du Chien school districts.

Pat Dearth, president, voluntarily provided the fast and accurate test to the many students, with some assistance from Carol Crusan, third vice-president, using the Plusoptix vision screener. The small, portable camera-like machine helps to identify possible vision problems by taking pictures of the eyes so trained Lions Club members can check the pupil for potential abnormalities. The Lions then refer the students and their parents to the eye doctor for more thorough examination.

“I’ve done 600 kids this year,” Dearth said. “at the schools and a few small day cares.”

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Richard “Dick” Mark Boland

 

Richard “Dick” Mark Boland, 65 of Seneca passed away, surrounded by family, to be with God on Friday, March 24. 

 

He was born on July 26, 1951, in Prairie du Chien, to Daniel and Mary Rita (Finley) Boland. He married Susan Schreck, of Seneca, on Aug. 4, 1979, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Seneca.

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Theresa M. Bushnell

 

Theresa M. Bushnell, 81, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Saturday, March 25, at the Crossing Rivers Health Care in Prairie du Chien. 

 

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Sheila Marie Noordhoek

 

Sheila Marie Noordhoek, 48, of Prairie du Chien, died Tuesday, March 21, at her home in Prairie du Chien. 

 

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Virginia (Jeanie) Arlene Doll

 

Virginia (Jeanie) Arlene Doll, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, 95, of Wauzeka, died on March 23, at Boscobel Care and Rehab., Boscobel, after a long period of declining health. 

 

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Calvin G. Koecke

 

Calvin G. Koecke, 89, of Dubuque, Iowa, peacefully passed into the loving care of Jesus at UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital in Dubuque on Monday, March 20, due to dementia-related pneumonia. 

 

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Donna Foley

 

Donna Foley, 75, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died suddenly March 22, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. 

 

Donna Jean was born on Aug. 22, 1941, in Prairie du Chein, the daughter of Lawrence and Eileen Price Doll. She married Dick R. Foley on Feb. 11, 1961, in Wauzeka. Dick died in 2010.  She was an office manager for Methwick Manor for 15 year, retiring in 2013.

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