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04
Jan

Woman on probation arrested before possibly driving drunk

On Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 7:27 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of an intoxicated woman who was in her vehicle and was possibly going to attempt to drive. The vehicle was parked on Main Street in the village of Gays Mills.  

A Crawford County deputy arrived on scene and made contact with Karen L. Clarke, 56, Soldiers Grove. Through the investigation and speaking with witnesses and employees, it was found that Clarke was removed from two bars for her level of intoxication and being disorderly. During the investigation, it was found that Clarke was on probation and was not to consume alcohol.

Clarke admitted to consuming alcohol and to operating her vehicle previously in the evening. Clarke was subsequently arrested for a probation violation and received a citation for operating after revocation. Clarke was transported to the Crawford County Jail.

Wed
04
Jan

Safe found along highway in Wyalusing

A small safe was found in Wyalusing Township on Christmas Eve and Grant County authorities are trying to find the owner.

On Saturday, Dec. 24, at about 2:30 p.m., the Grant County Sheriff’s Office recovered a small black Sentry safe, measuring 2 feet by 2 feet, along Highway 18 in Wyalusing Township. The safe was shut, locked and did not appear to be damaged. At this time, it is unknown who the safe belongs to or how it got there.

If you have any information on the safe or you are the owner, please contact the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at (608) 723-2157.

Wed
04
Jan

PdC man arrested for fifth OMVI

A Prairie du Chien man was arrested for fifth offense operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, following an incident Monday night, Jan. 2, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.

At 10:30 p.m., the sheriff’s department received a complaint of a possibly-impaired driver who struck a traffic barrier in the parking lot of Kwik Trip in Prairie du Chien. A Crawford County Sheriff’s deputy, who was close when the complaint was received, observed the vehicle operating on Webster Street and South Michigan. When the vehicle pulled into a residence on South Michigan, the deputy made contact with the driver, identifying him as Charles Humbert, 57. Humbert showed signs of impairment and had trouble standing or walking on his own, according to the deputy. After further investigation, Humbert was arrested for OMVI, fifth offense.

The Prairie du Chien Police Department and Crossing Rivers Health assisted in the incident.

Wed
04
Jan

‘River Rat’ to tell stories at historical society’s annual meeting


Kenny Salwey grew up on the Whitman Swamp in Buffalo County, 6,000 acres of seasonally-flooded Mississippi River backwaters. He will be in Prairie du Chien, Jan. 12, to share his entertaining childhood stories.

Community members invited to listen to familiar tales

By Correne Martin

If you’re interested in listening to some good ole river stories about more leisurely times when mother nature was foremost in the lives of those who depended on the river for their livelihood, Kenny Salwey’s keynote speech at the Prairie du Chien Historical Society’s annual meeting is the moment to savor.

The meeting will be Thursday, Jan. 12, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at Huckleberry’s Banquet Hall, in Prairie du Chien. Social time begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30, a short business meeting and then the speaker.

Wed
04
Jan

City enters into arbitration over Regal Marina

Public works department reorganized, polling places to consolidate at Hoffman Hall in 2017

By Correne Martin

The city of Prairie du Chien and Regal Marine Group have entered into arbitration over possible termination of the lease between the city-owned and Regal-leased marina, according to details that emerged from closed session at Tuesday night’s Prairie du Chien Common Council meeting.

A statement released late Tuesday by the council gave some background on the issue, mainly stating, “On Nov. 2, 2016, the city of Prairie du Chien served Regal Marine Group, Inc., with a notice of termination of marina lease. On Dec. 22, 2016, the city received from counsel for Regal Marine Group, Inc., a demand that the termination issues be resolved by arbitration. The city of Prairie du Chien will participate in said arbitration.”

Wed
04
Jan

River Ridge Girls Win


Maria Breuer goes up for a short jumper in the lane Thursday against North Crawford. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge’s Nicole Sturmer drives the left baseline in first half action.

Rachael Herrick shoots between two defenders Thursday afternoon.

River Ridge’s Skylar White dribbles the right baseline before going up for the shot.

Taylor Langmeier of River Ridge looks to score down low against North Crawford in the first game of the River Ridge Tournament Thursday afternoon.

 

River Ridge girls win championship

The River Ridge girls basketball team won their own tournament Thursday afternoon at River Ridge High School. 

River Ridge beat North Crawford 53-34 in the opening contest. River Ridge led at the half 24-14 en route to the victory. 

Taylor Langmeier pumped in 17 points to pace the Lady Timberwolves. Maria Breuer netted 12 and Nicole Sturmer added 11. 

Wed
04
Jan

Chinese Lunar New Year Festival


Teacher Adam Stout talks with Cassandra Mellem and Ben LaHaie as they help to create a dragon costume. (Photos submitted)

The head of a dragon takes shape recently as students worked on costumes for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year Festival.

 

Chinese Lunar New Year Festival 

a family event at Prairie du Chien High School

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Everyone is invited to celebrate the Year of the Rooster at Prairie du Chien’s Fourth Annual Chinese Lunar New Year Festival at Prairie du Chien High School on Jan. 7. 

Wed
04
Jan

River Ridge is #joeystrong


The River Ridge School District is #joeystrong. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

River Ridge School District continues to be #joeystrong

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The River Ridge boys basketball team has been playing with an added perspective this season as the students, staff and fans have rallied around Joseph Hamann and his family after Joey was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in early December.

Tue
03
Jan

Randy Dee Aspenson

 

Randy Dee Aspenson, 57, of rural Mt. Sterling went to be with his Lord and Savior on Dec. 28, 2016.

 

Tue
03
Jan

Aileen Mary Hager

 

Aileen Mary Hager, 66, Luana, Iowa, passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at her daughter’s home in Monona, Iowa. 

 

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