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Wed
12
Feb

Habitat restoration projects

 

Habitat restoration project updates

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The following are some brief updates regarding various habitat restoration projects in the Prairie du Chien area in Pool 9 and Pool 10.

 

Wed
12
Feb

Wyalusing Academy

 

Public input sought on Wyalusing Academy

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Clinicare Corporation, the owner of the former Wyalusing Academy property in Prairie du Chien, has scheduled the conference room in City Hall from 5-8 p.m. on Feb. 26 for public input regarding what can be done with the property. 

Tue
11
Feb

D. Mark Lochner

 

D. Mark Lochner, MD, 67, of Waupaca, loving husband to Catherine (Thomas) Lochner and amazing father to his five children, died peacefully after a courageous four year battle with ALS on Monday, Feb. 10, in his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born on Nov. 15, 1946 in Prairie du Chien, son of Donald and Norma (Saunders) Lochner, the second eldest of twelve children. He graduated from Campion Jesuit High School in 1964. He attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, graduating in 1968. He went on to attend the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Medicine followed by a three year residency in Family Medicine, also in Madison.

Tue
11
Feb

Kent Foley

 

Kent Thomas Foley, 31, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 6, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester from complications due to DuChenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Kent was born April 24, 1982 in Rochester, Minn. to Steve and Cheryl (McManamy) Foley.

Mon
10
Feb

Elliott sets school record

Taylor Elliott
Taylor Elliott

 

Elliott sets 

Prairie du Chien 

wrestling wins record

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Prairie du Chien senior Taylor Elliott continues to have an excellent season while also adding to his career total as Prairie du Chien High School’s all-time winningest wrestler. 

Mon
10
Feb

Winter Olympics

Opening Ceremonies
The U.S. delegation marches into Fisht Olympic Stadium on Friday during the Opening Ceremonies. (Photo by Nick DeJulio)

 

‘We are having an extraordinary time in Sochi’

By Nick DeJulio

 

Mon
10
Feb

Mary Antoine at Olympics

Olympic Park
Mary Antoine stands in front of the Olympic Park. (Photo contributed by Mary Antoine and Nick DeJulio)

 

Olympic Opening Ceremony was spectacular

By Mary Antoine 

 

Mon
10
Feb

Freightliner truck, pickup sideswipe

On Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 9:09 a.m., the Crawford County Dispatch Center was notified of a two-vehicle crash in the village of Eastman on Main Street at Shanghai Ridge Road.

Terry Weishoff, 44, Lake Mills, was driving a 2014 Freightliner straight truck south on Main Street when he veered left to go around a southbound 1991 GMC pickup driven by Robert Stuckey, 64, Eastman. Weishoff thought Stuckey was turning right when he passed. In fact Stuckey was going to turn left.  Weishoff’s vehicle sideswiped Stuckey’s vehicle.

Weishoff and Stuckey claimed no injuries.

Weishoff’s vehicle sustained minor right side damage.  Stuckey’s vehicle sustained moderate left side damage.

Both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene.

Mon
10
Feb

Sen. Baldwin’s staff holding local office hours

Staff from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s office will be providing office hours in Crawford County on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Crawford County Administrative Building, Room 215, Prairie du Chien. Constituents will have the chance to meet with staff and request assistance with a federal agency or discuss other federal issues. No appointments are necessary. The public is encouraged to stop by during these office hours.

Mon
10
Feb

Agriprocessors’ ex-manager gets 41-month prison term

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA—A former manager at an Iowa slaughterhouse will spend 30 more months in prison for harboring and financially exploiting immigrant workers who were in the U.S. illegally, a federal judge ruled recently.

U.S. District Judge Linda Reade gave former Agriprocessors Inc. manager Hosam Amara a 41-month prison term, the most recommended under advisory sentencing guidelines. But she said that Amara would get credit for 11 months he has already spent in custody since his arrest in Israel and extradition to the U.S., and she rejected a prosecution request for a longer sentence.

Amara is the latest figure to be sentenced to prison after a May 2008 immigration raid at the Agriprocessors Inc. plant in which 389 workers were arrested. The plant in Postville had become the nation’s largest kosher slaughterhouse, and the majority of its 1,000 workers had come to the U.S. illegally from Guatemala, Mexico and elsewhere.

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