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3 middle schoolers found with marijuana

By Correne Martin

Three middle school boys were caught in possession of marijuana at Bluff View Intermediate School Tuesday, Dec. 1, according to the Prairie du Chien Police Department.

“Principal Aaron Amundson called us Tuesday morning because the school had found marijuana on some students,” Police Chief Chad Abram stated. “Upon arrival, we learned 11-, 12-, and 13-year-old boys were in possession of a small amount of marijuana. All three have been referred to juvenile services for possession of THC.”

Abram thought the drugs were found “on their persons.” He said he didn’t believe the three were relatives.

“This is the first drug-related call we’ve had at Bluff View in a long time,” he added.

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Dec

Prairie du Chien Police Department fundraising for K9


Tony Pallotta, of Working K9, Toronto, Canada, showcases the young Belgian malinois puppy that has been earmarked for the Prairie du Chien Police Department. Officer Casey Cox will receive pictures and videos of the young K9 as he grows and trains to become an officer of the law. Once he’s at least one year old, the K9 and Officer Cox can go through one week of training together. (Submitted photo)

The Cabela’s Campfire Committee has provided the Prairie du Chien Police Department a kickstart to its campaign for a new K9 unit. This initial amount will allow the down payment to be made on the K9, while the goal is to raise $70,000 toward the full purchase, training and perpetual care of the dog. Pictured, last week, the Campfire Committee presented the check to the police department: (front row, from left) Jim Hunt, Sona Ellis, Holly Gilberts, Marissa Clark, Kay DeLanzo, Deborah Green, Meriam Walter; (back row) Brendan Devine Meyer, K9 Handler Casey Cox, Sergeant Kyle Teynor and Chief Chad Abram. (Photo by Correne Martin)

The Prairie du Chien Police Department received a kick start last week toward its fundraising efforts for a K9. Chief of Police Chad Abram, Sergeant Kyle Teynor, and Officer Casey Cox received a check for $2,791.66 from the Cabela’s Campfire Committee to begin the implementation of a K9 unit for the department.

The Campfire Committee and employees of Cabela’s, along with police department employees, have raised funds over the last 12 months to support this donation.

“Community partnerships like these are the corner stones for embedding trust and enforcement relationships within the community in which we serve,” Abram said.

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Dec

Lorraine Mabel Moll

 

Lorraine Mabel Moll, 88, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Wauzeka, passed away on Dec. 4, at Grandview Care Center,  in Blair. 

She was born on Dec. 29, 1926 to Irvin and Josephine (Toberman) Oswald in Prairie du Chien. Lorraine attended country school through the eighth grade near Wauzeka.

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Dec

Lilie DeeAnn Josephine Ferrel

 

Lilie DeeAnn Josephine Ferrel, the stillborn daughter of Cassandra “Cassie” Stuckey and Seth Ferrel passed away on Dec. 3, at Crossing Rivers Health. 

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Dec

Lawrence F. Novey

 

Lawrence F. Novey, 92, of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, at Crossing Rivers Health.

He was born in Prairie du Chien on Oct. 21, 1923 to Albert and Anna (Bouzek) Novey. On Jan. 5, 1952 he was united in marriage with Joan Bock.

Fri
04
Dec

Lilie DeeAnn Josephine Ferrel

 

Lilie DeeAnn Josephine Ferrel, the stillborn daughter of Cassandra “Cassie” Stuckey and Seth Ferrel passed away on Dec. 3, at Crossing Rivers Health. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 pm at the Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien.  

There will be a one hour visitation before the funeral at the funeral home. 

Burial will be in Bridgeport Cemetery in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin following the services.  

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Dec

Patricia R. Wachter

 

Patricia R. Wachter, 83, of Woodman passed away Friday, Dec. 4, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

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Dec

Loras John Kluesner

 

Loras John Kluesner, 75, of Marquette, Iowa, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Prairie Maison, Prairie du Chien. 

Loras John was born Aug. 2, 1940 in Farley, Iowa, to Joe and Norma (Schute) Kluesner. He graduated from MFL High School in 1958. After high school, Loras enlisted into the United States Air Force and served his country for six years. 

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02
Dec

Get real for Christmas, buy a Wisconsin grown tree


Dusted with snow, these real Christmas trees are cut and ready to be taken to their new home for the holidays, decorated and enjoyed. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Whether you buy it at a farm or in a tree lot, buying a real Christmas tree is good for Wisconsin’s economy and environment.

“Having a real Christmas tree is a better environmental option because they are a recyclable and renewable resource,” said Casey Langan, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation spokesman. “Most tree farms plant two to three trees for every one that is cut and after the holidays the trees don’t end up in a landfill like artificial trees eventually do.”

With more than 600,000 evergreens harvested each fall, according to the most recent agricultural census, Wisconsin is fifth in the nation in the number of trees cut and acres (more than 23,000) in production.
Cheryl Nicholson, executive secretary of the Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association, said there are plenty of trees this year.

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02
Dec

Local attorney announces candidacy for county circuit court judge

Lynn M. Rider has announced her candidacy for circuit court judge of Crawford County. The presiding judge, James P. Czajkowski, has announced he will not be seeking re-election for another term. The general election will be held in April and, if elected, Attorney Rider would take office Aug. 1, 2016.

Rider first came to Prairie du Chien in 1984 to serve as a law clerk while she was a law student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Upon graduation from law school in 1985, she became an associate at the law firm of Czajkowski and Brady. She was elected district attorney and served one term. Thereafter, she became a partner with Attorney James P. Czajkowski. She has remained at Czajkowski Higgins & Rider, S.C. since, currently practicing with Lara Czajkowski Higgins and Amanda Tisdale.

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