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Dec

Daniel J. Crubel

 

Daniel J. Crubel, 55, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 17, surrounded by his loving family at Orchard Manor Nursing Home. 

 

Tue
20
Dec

Jon A. Burlingame

 

A longtime Prairie du Chien businessman, Jon A. Burlingame, 75 passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien. 

 

Tue
20
Dec

Helen C. Devlin

 

Helen C. Devlin, 96, of Mount Hope, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 15, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Fennimore.

 

Tue
20
Dec

Glen DuCharme

 

Glen DuCharme, 65, of McGregor, Iowa, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Crossing Rivers Health, in Prairie du Chien.

 

He was born April 23, 1951, to Ivan and Helen (Ford) DuCharme, in Prairie du Chien. Glen graduated from Seneca High School in 1969.

Tue
20
Dec

Phyllis M. Acuff

 

Phyllis M. Acuff, 85, of Streator, Ill., formerly of Aurora, Ill., peacefully passed away on Saturday, Dec. 17, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. 

 

She was born July 14, 1931, in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Lawrence E. and Thelma M. nee Wenigar Standorf. 

Tue
20
Dec

Henry John Kleinow Jr.

 

Henry John Kleinow Jr., 92, of Prairie du Chien, joined the Lord his Savior on Sunday, Dec. 18, at his home in Prairie du Chien. 

 

He was born on Sept. 6, 1924, in Marquette, Iowa, to Henry and Elizabeth (Henry) Kleinow. Henry attended school in McGregor, Iowa,, graduating from high school in 1943. 

Mon
19
Dec

Driftless Documentary


Duke Welter fly fishes on a Driftless Region trout stream as part of the filming of Decoding the Driftless. (Photos courtesy of Sustainable Driftless)

Academy Award winning Prairie du Chien area cinematographer Neil Rettig films a scene.

 

Driftless Region documentary raising funds

Filming nearly half finished

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
19
Dec

Vehicle goes over embankment in snowstorm

The beginning of the snow storm Friday evening appeared to be a factor in a one-vehicle crash on Shortcut Road, about a mile off Highway 27, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.

On Dec. 16, at 5:22 p.m., the snowstorm was in progress, making for poor road and weather conditions. Chad Jelinek, of Seneca, was northbound on Shortcut Road when he saw headlights lights over a steep embankment. He notified the sheriff’s department and checked on the driver.

A 2003 Ford F-150, owned and operated by Donald Gantz, 67, of rural Eastman, had run off the south side of the road and came to rest against a group of trees. Gantz declined medical treatment. The vehicle had heavy damage.

Seneca First Responders, Ocooch Mountain Rescue and Bob’s Towing assisted at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.

Mon
19
Dec

Driver hits utility pole

A local woman was arrested for operating while under the influence, among other charges, after she crashed her vehicle into a utility pole in Prairie du Chien Friday evening, Dec. 16, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.
The sheriff’s department and Prairie du Chien Police Department responded to the scene just after 7:30 p.m., and found a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix with heavy front end damage as a result of striking a utility pole, along the northbound shoulder of County K, just south of Cliffwood Drive. The driver, Sandra Guritz, 55, of Prairie du Chien, and passenger, Gregg Johnson, 52, of Onalaska, had left the scene and were later located at a nearby residence.

Guritz had been driving south on County K when her vehicle began sliding sideways across the northbound lane of traffic, exited the roadway and struck a utility pole. There were no injuries and both occupants were wearing their seat belts.

Mon
19
Dec

94 years experience resigning from city

On Jan. 6, the Prairie du Chien city office will see 94 years of experience and service walk out the door, as two employees retire and another moves on to a new opportunity. City Clerk Barb Elvert (right) is retiring after 42 years working for the city. She started her duties at the old city hall down Blackhawk Avenue. Terry Meyer, wastewater treatment manager and public works co-manager, is also retiring after 28 years. He started with the city driving the sludge hauler and worked his way into administration. Zoning Administrator Julie Jackson (left) is leaving her position with the city after 24 years to take a different position with Crawford County. “It is with a great sense of sadness that we bid Barb, Terry and Julie farewell. It is not just the loss of their experience and professionalism that will be felt, but more importantly their sense of dedication to the residents of the city that we will hope to carry forward,” City Administrator Aaron Kramer said.

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