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Mon
21
Sep

Chester L. Barr

 

Chester L. Barr, 76, of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, Sept. 18, at the Atrium care Center in Lancaster. 

He was born Nov. 29, 1938 in Beetown, the son of Elsworth and Elsie Barr. He married Delores Kramer on Sept. 15, 1962 and they later divorced. Chester grew up on the family farm, working later at Northern Engraving. He worked as a delivery and salesman for Prairie Beer and later became the owner and operator of the Pine Tree Inn in Bridgeport. Chester was active in the tavern league, Wisconsin Badger Camp and the St. Jude Foundation. He served on the Bridgeport Town Board, and loved the Chicago Cubs, the Green Bay Packers, playing pool, John Deere tractors and enjoyed hunting. 

Fri
18
Sep

Virginia C. Kruger

 

Virginia C. Kruger, 95, of Harpers Ferry passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Thornton Manor in Lansing, Iowa. 

She was born Oct. 25, 1919 in Sparta, the daughter of William and Frances (Schaller) Ziegler. She married Fred Cassel in 1939, who later preceded her in death in 1996. She worked as an assembler for Deltrol Electronics in Milwaukee. She later married Merlin Kruger on Oct. 28, 2000. Virginia was an active member of the Eagles Club and enjoyed gambling and playing cards. She enjoyed time with friends and family and always had a joke. 

Fri
18
Sep

Ann E. Rowe

 

Ann E. Rowe, 95, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Chippewa Falls, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Crossing Rivers Health. 

She was born July 28, 1920 in Bloomer, WI the daughter of William and Esther (Ruff) Lendle. She married Buford Rowe on Sept. 7, 1939. He preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 1984. 

Fri
18
Sep

Leonard “Leo” Weipert

 

Leonard “Leo” Weipert, 59, of McGregor, Iowa passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, at Atrium Post Acute Care in Lancaster. 

Leonard Junior Weipert, the son of Leonard Neuman and Ruth Wilda (King) Weipert, was born May 1, 1956 in Waukon, Iowa. He attended Waukon High School.

Thu
17
Sep

Prairie du Chien Coast Guard Auxiliary crew saves man from drowning

On Sept. 12, a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary crew from the Prairie du Chien Flotilla was returning from patrol when crew members observed a man fall from a dock at the Winneshiek Marina north of Prairie du Chien. The man disappeared beneath the water. Quick action by the crew of the Kaylee-Annie located the man who was still beneath the surface and pulled him onto the dock preventing his drowning.

Coxswain Steve Gress stated that he reached under the water trying to locate the man and finally found him still submerged and being pulled beneath the dock by the current. Gress pulled him to the surface, and with crew member Joanie Dickerson, pulled the man from the water onto the dock.

Wed
16
Sep

Soccer team wins!


Evan Teynor throws the ball to Jack Stoeffler (10) as Nolan Stram and Chas Sagedahl get ready in first half action.

Prairie’s Nolan Stram (right) battles for the ball against a Richland Center player Tuesday afternoon on the Bluff View pitch. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Evan Teynor boots the ball upfield against the Hornets.

Preston Hendrix gains control of the ball near the Richland Center goal.

 

Prairie soccer 

team beats Hornets

The Prairie du Chien boys soccer team hosted the Richland Center Hornets for Parents’ Night Tuesday evening at the Bluff View pitch.  

The Blackhawks started the game slow and only 2 ½ minutes in, let a Hornet run slip through for an early score and a quick 1-0 deficit.  

Wed
16
Sep

Christian event at Achenbach farm to celebrate rural life

On Monday, Sept. 21, at the Lonnie and Jane Achenbach farm in rural Eastman, Rural Life Day will celebrate God’s gift of the fruits of the earth and show appreciation toward farmers who are good stewards of these fruits and resources. The event, sponsored by the Rural Life Committee of the La Crosse Diocese, will begin with Bishop William P. Callahan saying Mass at 10 a.m. Clergy Father Viktor Feltes and Father James Weighner will also be there.

Wed
16
Sep

Man detained for marijuana possession

On Sept. 11, the Crawford County K-9 Unit initiated a traffic stop on a 1991 Toyota pick-up in the town of Seneca. Deputies made contact with the operator, Michael P. Baures, 52, Seneca.

Baures told deputies he had ingested marijuana earlier in the evening and showed signs of marijuana use, which led to further investigation into his impaired driving. K-9 Breck gave a positive alert to the presence of a controlled substance odor. Marijuana and paraphernalia were found on Baures.

Baures was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a restricted controlled substance (first offense), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a vehicle without insurance and operating a vehicle without a seat belt.

Wed
16
Sep

Vehicle hits garbage container, man arrested

On Sept. 12, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a Crawford County sheriff’s deputy was patrolling Highway 60 in Bridgeport Township when he observed a vehicle make an abrupt turn off Highway 60 onto Vet Lane, striking an object that was later identified as a Waste Management garbage container. The speed of the vehicle significantly increased after turning. The deputy pursued the vehicle to the end of Vet Lane, where the driver exited the vehicle and fled into the woods on foot. After a foot pursuit, the driver was taken into custody and identified as Damien J. Prew, 26, Wauzeka.

Possible charges of operating a motor vehicle after revocation, no interlock ignition device, hit and run property adjacent to highway, failure to maintain control and reckless driving are being referred to the District Attorney’s Office.

Prew is currently held at the Crawford County Jail on a probation violation.

Wed
16
Sep

City intervenes with Bridgeport incorporation filing


The city of Prairie du Chien lies within the orange area of this map, and the town of Bridgeport surrounds it.

By Correne Martin

A border battle of sorts has transpired between Bridgeport Township and the city of Prairie du Chien.

Bridgeport filed an incorporation petition with Crawford County Circuit Court on April 19 and published a notice of such filing in the Courier Press on July 22, taking the initial steps necessary to become a village. The city of Prairie du Chien subsequently intervened, approving, at an Aug. 4 council meeting, a resolution indicating willingness to annex the entire township into the city, as authorized by state statute, because it’s a party of interest to the petition.

“We want to protect our borders from Prairie du Chien,” Bridgeport Town Chairman John Karnopp said, noting that the city’s annexation of property for the new hospital sparked the township’s action toward incorporation.

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