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Jan

Jim Cunningham

 

Jim Cunningham, 67, of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, after a lingering illness. 

 

Tue
31
Jan

LaVerne Daniel DuCharme

 

LaVerne Daniel DuCharme, 78, a lifelong resident of Eastman, died peacefully surrounded by family Jan. 30, after a brief battle with cancer. 

 

Mon
30
Jan

Hawkettes To State


The Hawkettes are, row 1: Katie Licht, Paige Severson, Katie Zahara, Mariah Slaght and Bree Holler. Row 2: Kara Katzung, Kina Myers, Morgan Kiesau, Caitlin Nolan, Lauren Kennedy and Archi Patel. The team is coached by Kelli Saxe.

 

Regional champ 

Hawkettes headed to state

The Prairie du Chien Hawkettes competed at the 2017 WACPC Southern Dance Regional Competition on Saturday, Jan. 28.  

The team earned second place in Division 2 Kick. The team also earned first place in Division 4 Pom, making them the Southern Regional champions. The girls are advancing to state next weekend in both divisions.

Mon
30
Jan

67th Ice Fisheree


The Prairie du Chien Ice Fisheree is always well attended, and the 67th annual event should be no exception.

 

67th Annual Prairie du Chien 

Ice Fisheree is February 4 and 5

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The 67th Annual Prairie du Chien Ice Fisheree will be held on Feb. 4-5. The event is headquartered at the Lakeview Marina Bar, three miles north of Prairie du Chien on County Road K.

Mon
30
Jan

Eagles Heart and Cancer Telethon raises over $40k

For the third year in a row, over $40,000 has been raised for heart disease and cancer research through the Heart and Cancer Telethon. For the 42nd year, the telethon has become a true community celebration. Though its organized by the Prairie du Chien Eagles Club, it’s the community that makes it an entertaining and heartfelt production. For more photos and information, visit eaglestelethon.org.

Mon
30
Jan

Pet Expo is Feb. 11

Pet enthusiasts are invited to attend the fifth annual Pet Expo at Nelson True Value on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Co-sponsored by Nelson True Value, Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter, Tender Care Animal Hospital and Howe Printing, this event benefits the local effort to build an animal shelter.

The Pet Expo will include a bake sale featuring home-made treats—just in time for Valentine’s Day—and a food stand.

An entire slate of pet-related activities will be featured. At 9:30 a.m., watch a dog obedience demonstration by local residents and their dogs that have been in training for several months.

A best pet trick contest will take place at 10 a.m. The first 10 pets registered will compete for prizes donated by True Value and Prairie Cinema. To register for the contest, call Bev Pozega at 326-2914. Come to the expo to vote for your favorite trick.

Mon
30
Jan

Snow a factor in accident

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 7:10 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a one-vehicle crash on Highway 131 in the village of Gays Mills just south of the Crawford County Fair Grounds.

When a deputy arrived on scene, there was no vehicle at the scene but the deputy noticed where the vehicle lost control, crossed the center line, went over the north side embankment and through a fence. The vehicle was able to drive through a field to get back onto the roadway.

While the deputy was investigating the crash, the driver of the vehicle, Logan J. Lomen, 20, Wauzeka, called the Sheriff’s Department to report the crash. Lomen informed deputies that he was traveling north on Highway 131 in his GMC Envoy when he lost control of the vehicle due to the snow covered roadways.

Mon
30
Jan

Car goes over embankment, strikes tree

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 9:15 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a one-vehicle crash on Vineyard Road near Hoffland Lane in the township of Bridgeport.

Michael A. Mezera, 53, Prairie du Chien, was traveling west on Vineyard Road in his Nissan Murano when he lost control of the vehicle due to the snow-covered roadway while negotiating a curve. The Mezera vehicle went into the north side shoulder, continued over the embankment, and struck a tree before coming to rest in the ditch.

Mezera claimed no injuries from the crash. The Mezera vehicle sustained severe damage and was towed from the scene by Bob’s Towing.

Mon
30
Jan

Man cited after crash involving two vehicles

On Sunday, Jan 29, at 2:11 p.m., the Crawford Sheriff’s Department was notified of a two-vehicle accident in Bridgeport Township on Highway 18 near Utopia Lane.

A 2008 Nissan pickup owned and operated by Michael Tromp, 51, Muskego, made a lane change and struck a 2014 Ford owned and operated by Paul Valentine, 80, Lancaster.

Valentine and his passenger refused treatment.

The Valentine vehicle was a total loss.

Tromp was cited for unsafe lane change.

Mon
30
Jan

Crash results in OWI arrest

On Saturday, Jan. 28, at 1:37 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a one-vehicle crash in the village of Mount Sterling. The crash occurred in the front yard of 402 N. Main St.

A 17-year-old boy from Wauzeka was operating a 1999 Ford Ranger northbound on North Main Street when he left the right side of the roadway.  The boy’s vehicle drove over the curb and struck a tree head-on in the front yard of 402 N. Main St. A citizen called the Sheriff’s Department after the crash indicating that the driver was trying to flee from the scene. A Crawford County deputy arrived on scene and made contact with the driver who stated he was heading home and that he was not sure of how he crashed. The driver said he thought he was in the village of Eastman.

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