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Wed
12
Mar

Antoine coming home

Great Olympics experience
Matt Antoine wears his bronze medal while standing next to Apolo Anton Ohno, an eight-time Olympic medalist in short track speed skating. (Photo by Mary Antoine)

 

Olympics ‘a truly great experience’

Antoine will go for the gold in four more years

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Tue
11
Mar

Jim White

 

 Jimmy “Jim” J. White, 76, of Prairie du Chien passed away at the Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. 

Jimmy was born on Jan. 22, 1938, in Boscobel, the son of Virgil and Dorothy (Derby) White. He married JoAnne Cech on June 6, 1959 in Prairie du Chien.

Mon
10
Mar

Stolen chainsaw recovered, man arrested

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department investigated the theft of a stolen MS290 Stihl chainsaw from the Seneca Township Shop located on Town Hall Road in the township of Seneca.

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received information pertaining to a possible person of interest in the theft of the chainsaw. The information gathered was that Ricky T. Olson, 55, Gays Mills had reportedly been seen using a Stihl chainsaw over the past weekend and it was thought that it was the chainsaw stolen from Seneca Township.

Upon receiving the above information, Crawford County Lieutenant Investigator Ryan Fradette made contact with Olson at his residence located in the township of Seneca. Olson was found to be in possession of the stolen chainsaw and he admitted to stealing the chainsaw from the Seneca Township Shop.

Mon
10
Mar

Television and pistol stolen in burglary

On Saturday, Feb. 22, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department investigated a residential burglary on Hilldale Road in the township of Marietta.
The residence was forcefully entered between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3:45 p.m., Feb. 22.

The following items were stolen from the residence; a 52-inch Sony/Bravia LCD digital flat screen TV, a pistol, and some medication.

The Crawford County Crime Stoppers urges anyone having information about this or any other crimes to call 326-8933 or (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 or recovery of stolen property.

Mon
10
Mar

Boscobel man charged with manufacturing, delivery of cocaine

A 56-year-old Boscobel man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of possession with intent to deliver cocaine, and three counts of the manufacture and delivery of cocaine.

William R. Hackett faces up to 55 years in prison and fines totalling $175,000 if convicted of all four counts.

According to the criminal complaint, Hackett is accused of possessing cocaine with intent to deliver in the town of Marietta on or about Nov. 16, 2013.
He is also accused of delivering cocaine in the town of Marietta on or about Oct. 11, 2013, Oct. 19, 2013, and Nov. 16, 2013.

Mon
10
Mar

Eastman man guilty of fifth OWI

A 59-year-old Eastman man has been found guilty in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (fifth offense) and one count of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (fourth offense in five years).

Patrick J. Peloch faces up to a combined $20,000 in fines and 12 years in prison.

According to the two criminal complaints, Peloch was charged with operating while intoxicated on May 7, 2013 and on June 12, 2013.

According to the complaint regarding the May 7 incident, Peloch was pulled over in Ferryville for not wearing his seat belt.

Mon
10
Mar

Photograph taken by PdC native is headed to Smithsonian


Prairie du Chien native Dawn LaPointe’s photographic image, entitled “Sunset Paddle” has been professionally juried into the “Wilderness Forever” exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., to open in September. The special exhibit celebrates the golden anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

Dawn LaPointe and her husband, Gary Fiedler, are a husband and wife photography team based in the Duluth, Minn., area. Their artwork reflects their shared love, reverence and appreciation for nature. (Submitted photo)

A wilderness photograph created by Dawn LaPointe, a native of Prairie du Chien, has been professionally juried into the “Wilderness Forever” exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., to open in September. The special exhibit celebrates the golden anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The entries for the Wilderness 50 were reviewed by a panel of experts in photography, science and conservation, and were judged on the basis of technical quality, originality, and artistic merit.

LaPointe’s photograph, titled “Sunset Paddle,” was the winner in its category and division, “People in Wilderness,” amateur. There were more than 5,500 entries in the photo competition. Of 300 semi-finalists, two were LaPointe’s: “Through the Fog” and “Sunset Paddle.” LaPointe’s photograph will be among 50 on exhibit in large format at the Smithsonian this fall.

Mon
10
Mar

Volleyball team brightens hospital’s radiology department with support for mammo capes

By Correne Martin

Though the girls on the Prairie du Chien High School volleyball team have never experienced a mammogram, they came through in a big way to make early detection a bit more uplifting in the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital’s radiology department. Motivated by the breast cancer diagnosis of one of the player’s moms, the girls planned and carried out various fundraisers that resulted in a $500 donation to the Partners of Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. Half of that contribution has already been turned into 28 mammo capes for the hospital’s medical imaging/radiology department.

“My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was in third grade. She did the 60-mile (Susan G. Komen) walk in the Twin Cities,” said junior Jamie Kozelka. “I’ve noticed other schools have had ‘Hitting for a Cure’ nights and I thought it’d be cool if we could do one ourselves. I just wanted to do something in support of breast cancer awareness.”

Mon
10
Mar

Prairie's season ends

Dodgeville over Prairie du Chien
McKenzie Banasik drives the left baseline, is fouled and scores on the play. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Dodgeville 

defeats PdC girls

Dodgeville defeated visiting Prairie du Chien 36-26 in a Division 3 Regional girls basketball game Friday night. 

Dodgeville played tough defense to take the first period 5-0. 

Each team scored 8 points in the second quarter as the Dodgers led the Lady Blackhawks 13-8 at the half. 

Mon
10
Mar

Recall petition

 

Citizens seeking recall 

of Bridgeport officials

By Ted Pennekamp

 

This week, some residents from the town of Bridgeport began circulating a recall petition aimed at recalling two Bridgeport Town supervisors. 

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