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All talent invited to be part of this year’s Eagles Heart and Cancer Telethon

By Correne Martin

Local talent has been the anchor of the Eagles Heart and Cancer Telethon in Prairie du Chien for more than four decades. Many of the gigs are the kind of entertainment viewers have come to expect from year to year. And that’s what makes the telethon momentous.

The 2016 telethon will take place at Bluff View School on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Live audience members can view the fun and excitement in person, or it is available on the Prairie du Chien Mediacom channel or online at www.ustream.tv/channell/eagles-heart-and-cancer-telethon. Organizers would love for residents to consider sharing their talents, no matter the variety.

“We’re always looking for something new and exciting,” Host and committee member Tom Nelson said. “We need to generate new ideas to keep moving forward.”

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Man charged with child porn crimes

Ricky Olson, 56, Gays Mills, has been charged with distributing child pornography, receiving child pornography, possessing child pornography, attempting to use a minor to produce child pornography, and attempting to transfer obscene matter to a minor. The indictment alleges that he committed these offenses in February 2015.

Olson was arrested on Jan. 6 in Crawford County.

If convicted, Olson faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years and a maximum of 20 years in federal prison on the distribution and receiving counts; a maximum of 10 years on the possession charge; a mandatory minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years for the attempted production charge; and a maximum of 10 years on the charge of attempting to transfer obscene matter to a minor.

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Traffic stop last week led to a marijuana bust

On Jan. 5, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit initiated a traffic stop on a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier in the village of Soldiers Grove for multiple equipment violations. The deputy made contact with the driver who was identified as Cheyenne Raymond, 28, Soldiers Grove, her passengers Erin Glenn, 38, Soldiers Grove, and two juveniles.  

During the course of the traffic stop, the deputy identified indicators of substance abuse within in the vehicle.  K-9 Breck was utilized and indicated to the presence of one or more controlled substances within the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle was conducted due to the indication from K-9 Breck and yielded approximately four ounces of marijuana, a digital scale and other items associated with the delivery of marijuana. A glass “bong” smoking device was also located.

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Vehicle hits embankment

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, at about 10:15 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a one-vehicle crash on Highway 171 near West Point Road in Gays Mills. It was reported by another motorist that the vehicle was on its driver’s side, trapping two occupants inside.

The driver was Sandra Davidson, 60, and the passenger Kenneth C. Davidson, 63, both of Readstown.

Sandra Davidson was operating the 2002 Chevrolet Colorado east on Highway 171 when she met an oncoming vehicle. She steered to give the vehicle more room, when she lost control on the slippery roadway, went into the southbound ditch and struck an embankment. Davidson’s truck rolled onto its driver’s side, where it came to rest. The other vehicle stopped immediately and its driver called law enforcement.

The truck sustained moderate damage in the crash. First responders pushed it upright, allowing the Davidsons to exit. Both were uninjured.

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River Ridge girls win


Amber Patterson of River Ridge goes up for a shot down low against visiting Shullsburg Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Rachael Herrick (20) of River Ridge battles against McKailah Strang of Shullsburg for a loose ball Thursday night.

Bridgette Myers looks to score against Shullsburg in Western Six Rivers action.

Darion Brooks gets ready to hoist up a 3-pointer against visiting Shullsburg.

 

River Ridge beats Shullsburg

River Ridge beat visiting Shullsburg 46-36 in a Western Six Rivers girls basketball game Thursday night. 

River Ridge was behind early in the first half but came back to lead at halftime 24-20. River Ridge took the second half 22-16. 

Bridgette Myers paced the Lady Timberwolves with a game high 15 points. Sierra Schier and Amber Patterson each netted 8.

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Driftless Notes


Publisher and Editor Julia Henley, along with other area media professionals, hope that Driftless Notes Magazine and other such entities have a ripple effect upon the economic development of the Driftless Region.

 

Area media professionals teaming up to promote 

environment, economic growth in Driftless Region

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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Fire flare up


The Prairie du Chien Fire Department was called to 329 S. Wacouta Ave. in Prairie du Chien shortly after 10 a.m. Monday morning for a fire that had begun to smolder again following a previous fire at the residence Sunday night. Firefighters had responded to the scene Sunday at approximately 9 p.m. South Beaumont Road and other locations were blocked off to traffic Monday morning but a vehicle got through, ran over a hose and put a hole in it. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)
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Arnie McCullick,

 

Arnie McCullick, 81, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Steuben, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 8, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, surrounded by his family. 

He was born in Crawford County, on Oct. 30, 1934 to Gerald and Bertha McCullick. He was raised on farms on Haney Ridge and in Seneca Township. He married Carmen Powers in 1955; four children were born to this union. They divorced in 1986.

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Shirley J. Luebker

 

Shirley J. Luebker, 80, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Atrium Care Center in Lancaster. 

She was born June 18, 1935 in Woodville, the daughter of Clarence and Esther (Albrightson) Engleman. Shirley graduated as valedictorian from Woodville High School in 1952. She graduated from UW-River Falls in 1957, being named in “Who’s Who In American Colleges and Universities.” At UW-River Falls, she met and married her soulmate, Gene Luebker on Feb. 11, 1956. After graduation, she and her husband taught in various school districts and eventually moved to southwest Wisconsin.

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Ronald D. Standorf

 

Ronald D. Standorf, 76, of Dubuque, Iowa died Thursday, Jan. 7, at home surrounded by those he loved.

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