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Bloomington resident accused of meth possession

A 32-year-old Bloomington man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of possession of methamphetamine.

Fame Forrest Poole III faces up to 3.5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, Poole’s vehicle was stopped by a police officer near Wells Street and the Highway 18 Bypass in the city of Prairie du Chien. A search of the vehicle revealed a clear plastic baggie containing a white crystalline product, the complaint said.

Poole admitted to investigators that he uses meth, the complaint said.

An electronic scale was also found.

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13
May

Lawrence (Larry) Joseph Pelock

 

Lawrence (Larry) Joseph Pelock of Prairie du Chien, died Tuesday, May 11, at Crossing River’s Health hospital in Prairie du Chien.

He was born Dec. 1, 1940 in Prairie du Chien, the son of John (Jack) Joseph and Helen Mary (DuCharme) Pelock. He graduated from Prairie du Chien High school in 1959, joined the Wisconsin Army National Guard serving from 1968 to 1974. In 1968 he married Carol (Titlbach) and later divorced. 

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13
May

Helen Catherine (Lapp) Lipke

 

Helen Catherine (Lapp) Lipke, 89, passed away peacefully on May 12, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. 

Helen was born on March 28, 1927, in her home in High Falls, New York at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Helen spent most of her life in Prairie du Chien, and her last months in Galesville. 

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12
May

Doris Johnson

 

Doris Johnson, 93, of Prairie du Chien passed away Wednesday, May 11, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien. 

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12
May

James A. Sprosty

 

James A. Sprosty, 65, of Batavia, passed away early Tuesday, May 10, at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton.

He was born on Jan. 25, 1951, in Prairie du Chien, a son of the late Bernard and Leone (Nolan) Sprosty. He attended Seneca Grade School and graduated from Seneca High School in 1969. 

Thu
12
May

Roy Wilhelm “Bud” Jamesen Jr.

 

Roy Wilhelm “Bud” Jamesen Jr., 88, of McGregor, Iowa died Sunday, May 8, at Crossing Rivers Health Center, Prairie du Chien. 

Thu
12
May

John Arnold Williams

 

John Arnold Williams, 61, of Prairie du Chien passed away Wednesday, May 11, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien. 

He was born Feb. 10, 1955 in Platteville, the son of William and Bernice (White) Williams. He served in the US Army National Guard. John married Doris Barr on July 3, 1986 in Reno, Nev. He worked at 3M Company in Prairie du Chien for 35 years until his retirement. He was a talented carpenter and enjoyed hunting and fishing. John was always willing to help where needed; he was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather who will be sadly missed by all. 

Wed
11
May

Find all you need in ‘one stop’ at Johnson’s


At the newly remodeled Johnson’s One Stop in Seneca, third- and fourth-generation members of the Johnson family stand proudly in front of the new hardware counter, made with repurposed galvanized steel from the old feed mill that once stood where the store is today. Pictured (from left) are Brad, Debbie, Brandon, Artie and Jordan. (Submitted photo)

By Correne Martin

The scope of products and services at Johnson’s One Stop has evolved continually since it originally opened as a general store in Seneca in 1937. In fact, its most recent remodel, which began a year ago in May, was finished before Johnson’s annual spring sale this April.

Robert and Avis Johnson established Johnson’s One Stop nearly 80 years ago about one block north of where the current building stands today. When livestock feed became a big seller, in the early 1960s, the business moved to its present location, near a feed mill, and constructed a new facility on top of farm land. More emphasis was also put on hardware and farm hardware at that time.

In the late 1970s, the feed portion of the business was sold to allow for expansion of the growing hardware market. Then, in the late 1990s, as building materials sales grew, so did Johnson’s once again. Of course, all the while, groceries have been a strong part of the business as well.

Wed
11
May

Free bike safety education provided at Gundersen Clinic in time for summer


Lylian Kussmaul, River Yager, Shelby Schroeder, Zachary Ross, Taia Dressler and Robert Groom were the lucky winners of free bicycles, donated by Prairie Industries, at the Gundersen Prairie du Chien Clinic bike safety event May 4. About 50 local children attended and everyone went home with a prize. (Submitted photo)

By Correne Martin

The Gundersen Prairie du Chien Clinic hosted a Healthy Living Program on bicycle safety Wednesday afternoon, May 4, from which local children took home knowledge about riding their bikes, prizes and, in the case of six participants, brand new bikes.

This year’s program featured Ashley Erickson, a Prairie du Chien police officer, who educated about 50 children ages 4-14 and their parents about using hand signals, wearing properly-fitting helmets, knowing the parts of a bicycle, understanding stop light rules, crosswalk safety, railroad safety and looking both ways before crossing the road, among other information.

Following Erickson’s presentation, the anxious bunch alleviated their energy by putting their knowledge and skills to work on a challenging bicycle course in the Gundersen parking lot. Each child was also correctly fitted with a new helmet.

Kids were also treated to popcorn, cotton candy, animal crackers and drinks.

Wed
11
May

Sex offender compliance check conducted in county

The U.S. Marshals, along with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry Program and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, conducted a residence verification operation for registered sex offenders.  

On April 20, deputies checked the addresses of 35 registered sex offenders in Crawford County. One was found to be non-compliant.  The Sex Offender Registry Program Specialist will investigate and make recommendations to the district attorney as necessary.

This initiative is part of the working relationship between the U.S. Marshals Sex Offender Investigations Branch and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registration Program which monitors all 24,187 Wisconsin Sex Offenders.  

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections maintains a database for the general public at http://offender.doc.state.wi.us/public/.

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