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Wed
08
Mar

Man arrested after kicking over barstool, punching window and yelling profanities

On March 4, at 12:43 a.m., the Crawford County Communication’s Center received a call from a bartender at Halver’s Town Tap in Gays Mills requesting an officer to speak with an intoxicated man about some concerning statements he was making. The bartender stated the intoxicated man asked him to call law enforcement because he wanted to speak with an officer.   

Deputies responded to the bar and made contact with Tyson R. Couey, 36, Highland. Couey went to the bar alone, was heavily intoxicated and did not have a ride from the bar. Deputies offered to give Couey a ride or assist him in making phone contact with a designated driver. While Couey was speaking with the deputies, he began yelling profanities towards other patrons of the bar and kicked a barstool over.

Wed
08
Mar

Steuben man rescued from woods

On Monday, March 6, at 7:11 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a man who went into the woods and did not return home. The report came in from the area of Downing Lane outside of Steuben.

Bruce A. Downing, 62, Steuben, was shed antler hunting near his property on Downing Lane. While he was in the woods, he suffered an injury to his ankle. Downing was located at approximately 9 p.m. by members of a search party. Downing was given first aid and removed from the woods. Downing was transported to a nearby hospital for his injuries.  

Wed
08
Mar

Children left unsupervised, mother gets arrested

On March 7, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of children being left at the Mobil gas station in Ferryville. A deputy arrived on scene and learned the children, ages 6 and 8, were those of a 28-year-old woman from Mount Sterling.

During the investigation, it was learned that the children had been dropped off and left unsupervised at the station on numerous occasions. The mother arrived on scene and immediately started yelling profanities at the store clerks. The woman also made threats to a worker a few days prior. The deputy placed the woman under arrest for disorderly conduct and transported her to the Crawford County Jail.

The children were taken by their grandmother. Crawford County Human Services assisted the sheriff’s department.

Wed
08
Mar

Intoxicated man fires gun, arrested

On March 4, at 10:18 p.m., the Crawford County Communication’s Center took a report from a concerned citizen who heard three consecutive gunshots and someone screaming at or near the residence of 26436 Highway 61 in the township of Marietta.

Deputies arrived on scene and made contact with a woman who initially stated she was in bed sleeping and denied hearing gunshots. The woman was intoxicated and stated she was home alone and did not know the whereabouts of her husband. After further questioning, an intoxicated man, later identified as Lucas J.R. Frey, 30, emerged from a nearby room. Frey was questioned about the gunshots and screaming coming from the residence. Frey admitted that he was the person who discharged a firearm and was yelling. Frey admitted to being in a heated argument with the woman and wanted to “let off a little steam.”

It was determined that Frey discharged a Ruger Redhawk .44 Magnum into the ground on the north side of the residence.

Wed
08
Mar

Restoration hoped for French-Canadian cabin on St. Feriole Island


Efforts to completely restore the Gauthier/Coorough House on St. Feriole Island, at the intersection of Bolvin and 5th Streets, started last month. The city of Prairie du Chien transferred ownership to the Prairie du Chien Historical Society, which is currently working to get the log cabin listed on the National Register of Historic Places.The project and an endowment for its future are anticipated to cost $100,000. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

In 1840, Madeline Gauthier sold her Prairie du Chien log cabin home to her daughter, in return for “love, affection and one dollar.” With it, she included an inventory of all the furnishings that adorned the inside of the house. That document made its way to the Register of Deeds and, now, the Prairie du Chien Historical Society is hoping to use it in a major restoration of the structure, located on St. Feriole Island.

This renovation would allow a home for interpretation of the community’s French-Canadian heritage, which is not currently derivable from any entity in Wisconsin, according to Mary Antoine, historical society president. Estimates for the overhaul as well as an endowment to maintain the property are in the $100,000 range, she said.

Wed
08
Mar

The Port burglarized, authorities seek suspect


These images of the alleged burglar and the missing lock box were released by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department Tuesday. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers, 326-8933.

Early Tuesday, March 7, at 4:33 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a burglary at The Port convenience store in Bridgeport.

According to authorities, at around 1 a.m., an adult white male forcefully gained entry into the convenience store. The suspect attempted to access a safe, cash register and ATM machine. Eventually, he got into the ATM machine and removed the ATM cassette, which is essentially the lock box that holds cash. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash from the machine as well as miscellaneous items from the store.

The man is described by the sheriff’s department as about 6-foot in height, medium build, with a large nose. He was wearing a black shirt or jacket, a black face mask, goggles and light-colored gloves.

The Crawford County Crime Stoppers urges anyone having information about this or any other crimes to call 326-8933 or (866) 779-PAYS.

Wed
08
Mar

Hampton Sentenced

 

Local man gets 

five years prison 

for death of his wife 

by drunk driving

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
08
Mar

Railroad Projects This Spring


Numerous structures on the WSOR line between Prairie du Chien, Wauzeka, Boscobel and Madison will, or have been, repaired or replaced. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Several railroad projects for 

2017 in Prairie du Chien area

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Numerous railroad projects are in the works for the Prairie du Chien and Wauzeka areas this spring and summer and will be conducted by the Wisconsin and Southern Railroad (WSOR). 

Wed
08
Mar

Charles F. Brooks

 

Charles F. Brooks, 86, formerly of McGregor, Iowa, passed away Friday, March 3, at his home in Dunnellon, Fla.

 

Charles was born Feb. 17, 1931, in McGregor. He was the son of Robert and Ruth (Philips) Brooks. Charles graduated from McGregor High School with the class of 1949. 

Tue
07
Mar

Rita M. Clayton

Rita M. Clayton died Mar. 4, in Overland Park, Kan. 

 

She was born Jan. 13, 1920. She is preceded in death by her husband, DuWain “Duke” Clayton, in 1991, and is survived by daughter, Sharon Martin and son, Gary Clayton and wife, Melanie; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. 

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