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Mon
31
Oct

Young driver rescued from river

On Saturday, Oct. 29, at 3:59 p.m., the Crawford County Dispatch Center was notified of an occupied vehicle in the water off State Highway 60 at Boydtown.

Hayllie Hayden Ronnfeldt, 18, of Boscobel, was driving a 2011 Ford Focus west on STH 60 at the Boydtown Boat Landing when her vehicle went into the Wisconsin River. Ronn-feldt went off the highway into the boat landing, then drove the car into the water. A passerby saw the car in the water and called 911. Reggie Lomas, of Wauzeka, who was driving by stopped and swam to the car, broke the window and got Ronnfeldt out and assisted her back to land.

Ronnfeldt was taken by rescue squad to Gundersen Hospital in Boscobel where she was treated.

The Ford Focus was a total loss.

Assisting at the scene was Wauzeka First Responders and Fire Department, Boscobel Rescue Squad, Boscobel Fire Department, Boscobel Police Department and Bob’s Towing.

The accident remains under investigation.

Mon
31
Oct

Substance abuse topic of program Nov. 9


A simulated teenager’s bedroom will be part of the substance abuse program held Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Crossing Rivers Health. Local law enforcement and youth development professionals are teaming up with the hospital to give a presentation about the misuse and abuse of substances in area communities.

By Correne Martin

Is substance abuse a problem or a crisis?

A panel of experts in the fields of law enforcement, medical and youth development are teaming up to provide an eye-opening presentation on substance abuse, the latest trends, what to look for when misuse or abuse is suspected, and where to turn for help. The town hall-style presentation will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 6 to 7 p.m., in the Crossing Rivers Health (CRH) George Family Education Center.

“Our goal is to be part of the solution and not the problem,” said Heidi Kirschbaum, emergency room coordinator at CRH.

The public is invited to attend and hear local professionals address problems in area communities regarding use and abuse of alcohol, heroin, meth, opioids (prescription drugs), etc.

Mon
31
Oct

PdCHS musical a comedy about a man-eating plant

Feed the need for musical hilarity with the delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant, “Little Shop of Horrors.” Prairie du Chien High School is performing the musical Nov. 3-5 and 11-12. Thursday and Friday performances take place at 7:30 p.m., while Saturday performances include both 1 p.m. matinees and 7:30 p.m. showings, all in the Prairie du chien High School Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

“Little Shop of Horrors” has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Aladdin”) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

Mon
31
Oct

Seneca to State


Liv Swanson spikes the ball against Benton Thursday night. (Photos by Sandy Connors)

Michelle Clark denies the Bangor spike Saturday.

The Seneca volleyball team poses with the Sectional Trophy.

Members of the Seneca High School volleyball team jump for joy as coach Dawn Ray hoists the Sectional Championship trophy high.

 

Seneca volleyball team 

heads to State Tournament

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
31
Oct

Wauzeka-Steuben School Budget

 

Wauzeka-Steuben School District asks residents 

to ‘be part of the solution’ regarding district budget

On Monday, Oct. 24, the Wauzeka-Steuben School District conducted its Annual Meeting. At this meeting, District Administrator Robert Sailer presented information on the basics of school funding for public schools in the state of Wisconsin. He also reviewed the financial history of the district and the projected expenditures and revenues for the 2016-2017 school year.  

Fri
28
Oct

James "Jim" Boetius McCarty

 

James Boetius McCarty, of Fort Myers, Fla., died Oct. 12, as the result of a tragic bicycle accident.

Jim was born on Dec. 30, 1939, and raised in Shorewood, where he attended St. Roberts and Marquette University High School. He attended Regis College in Colorado, graduated from Marquette University and received a masters degree in social work from Loyola University in Illinois.

Fri
28
Oct

Trina M. DuCharme

 

Trina M. DuCharme, 55, of Eastman, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Gundersen Lutheran Care Center in La Crosse, after an extended illness. 

She was born March 10, 1961, in Prairie du Chien. Trina began working for 3M Company at the age of 19, and had recently retired after 34 years of service spent mostly in human resources. She was active in the Relay for Life and the United Way. She enjoyed playing pool.

Thu
27
Oct

Probable cause found in murder case

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Crawford County Circuit Court Judge Lynn Rider found probable cause Wednesday afternoon to proceed with the case involving a 49-year-old Georgia man charged in the death of his girlfriend in the town of Bridgeport on Oct. 5. 

Wed
26
Oct

A tail-wagging moment: Ground broken for animal shelter


Board members Jami Quick, Bev Pozega, Jill Cipra, Joe Kramer and Randy Paske.

Many of those attending brought their dogs.

The board unveiled the new sign at the location of the future animal shelter, on Cliffwood Drive, behind Country Inn and Suites

City Administrator Aaron Kramer handed RABAS vice-president Bev Pozega a donation from the city of Prairie du Chien for $15,000.

Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter officially broke ground Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 25, on the site of its future shelter on Cliffwood Drive, behind Country Inn and Suites. RABAS board members, volunteers and Top Notch Construction contractors Pete and Paul Langmeier were on site. Pictured (from left) are Paul Langmeier, Joe Kramer, Brandon Christensen, Joan Senn, Donna Heilmann, Randi Kluesner, Randy Paske, Bob Witt, Diane Witt, Mayor Dave Hemmer, City Administrator Aaron Kramer, Jill Cipra, Deb Eades, Tina Osterhaus and Bev Pozega with her golden doodle dog. (Also pictured) Sweetie, Paula Gutzmer’s therapy dog, was among at least a dozen canine companions at the groundbreaking who anxiously await the new shelter for their friends as well. More photos can be found at pdccourier.com or on the Courier Press’ Facebook page. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Wed
26
Oct

Items stolen from Freeman property

During the month of October, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received reports of theft from the property of 55245 County B in the township of Freeman. Several miscellaneous items of value have been stolen such as ammunition, hydraulic jacks, Milwaukee hammer-drill, Stihl pole chainsaw, money, etc.  

The Crawford County Crime Stoppers urges anyone having information about this or any other crimes to call 326-8933 or 1-866-779-PAYS. Anyone calling either of these numbers with a Crime Stoppers tip will remain anonymous and a reward of up to $1,000 will be paid for a tip which solves a crime with an arrest, charges being filed and/or recovery of stolen property.

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