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Wed
25
Sep

Elinor Pine

 

Elinor T. Pine, 92, of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

She was born Oct. 19, 1920 in Turkey River, Iowa, to Mathias and Catherine (Harasche) Adams. She was one of ten children. Her early years were spent on the family farm. She excelled academically; but sadly, due to the Great Depression, she was only allowed to complete the eighth grade. 

Wed
25
Sep

Sandra Cashman

 

Sandra J. Cashman, 70, of Boscobel, formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, and Gays Mills, passed away Thursday Sept. 19, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital La Crosse.

She was born on Sept. 1, 1943 in Dubuque to Elmer and Eileen (Hillery) Eppler. She was a married on Feb. 11, 1961 in Dubuque, to Milton Cashman, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 2009.

She was employed for many years as a cook at The Red Apple Inn at Gays Mills.

Wed
25
Sep

Patsy Lee Neely McCormick

 

Patsy graduated from Soldiers Grove High School in 1957 and attended Vernon County Teachers College. On Aug. 19, 1961, crossing rival lines, she married Seneca native, Francis McCormick. Moving often in the early years they lived in La Crosse, Merrill, Stanley, Sheboygan, Amherst and Stevens Point before finally settling on the Mighty River in Ferryville. Patsy taught school, sold insurance and worked in retail while raising four daughters. Her love of adventure took her to the south of Texas on a regular basis, Europe, Ireland and China. Her eternal positive attitude, gentle grace, and belief that all things happen for a reason kept her and those around her at peace. 

Wed
25
Sep

Clement Nolan

 

On September 17, Clement J. Nolan, 91, peacefully left this world to be eternally united with Beverly, his beloved wife of 67 years who preceded him in death last December. 

He was born in Prairie du Chien, and was a former resident of Marquette. He most recently lived with and was cared for by his daughter Sue and many other family members in Wauwatosa. 

Wed
25
Sep

Clement Nolan

 

On September 17, Clement J. Nolan, 91, peacefully left this world to be eternally united with Beverly, his beloved wife of 67 years who preceded him in death last December. 

He was born in Prairie du Chien, and was a former resident of Marquette. He most recently lived with and was cared for by his daughter Sue and many other family members in Wauwatosa. 

Tue
24
Sep

Couple marries in Denver

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Sheila (Thomas) Kautman, Prairie du Chien, is pleased to announce the marriage of her daughter Christine Elaine Thomas, to Brian Carlyle Sharp. They were married on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Mile High Station, in Denver, Colo. Shawn Marie Thomas, sister of the bride, was her maid of honor.

Tue
24
Sep

Theft details sought

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department investigated the theft of a blue 15-gallon air compressor and a DeWalt worksite radio from a construction site at 55108 County N in the township of Wauzeka. The theft occurred between 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17 and 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

The Crawford County Crime Stoppers urges anyone having information about this or any other crimes to call 326-8933 or 1-866-779-PAYS. Anyone calling either of these numbers with a Crime Stoppers tip will remain anonymous and a reward of up to $1,000 will be paid for a tip which solves a crime with an arrest, charges being filed or recovery of stolen property.

Tue
24
Sep

Attempted homicide, robbery, kidnapping, car theft counts pending against Madison man

PLATTEVILLE—The man who led law enforcement officers from four different counties on a high-speed chase and search Sept. 10 is facing 12 felony charges and several other charges.

James M. Kruger, 36, Madison, is facing charges of fleeing or eluding an officer in the city of Platteville. Grant County felony charges include attempted homicide, robbery, felon possession of a firearm, kidnapping and recklessly endangering safety as well as a charge of criminal damage to property—which can be a felony or misdemeanor depending on the amount of damage—are pending.

Also pending are seven Iowa County felony charges: knowingly fleeing an officer, reckless endangerment, operating a motor vehicle without owner consent, felon possession of a firearm, theft, false imprisonment, bomb scare, carrying a concealed weapon and operating while intoxicated (drugs).

Tue
24
Sep

Prairie du Chien seeking ‘Bird City’ designation

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Ruby throated hummingbirds are just one popular species for bird watchers. Prairie du Chien and the surrounding area is a great place for local bird watchers as well as visitors, so Bird City Wisconsin status would be a natural step. (Courier Press file photo)

By Ted Pennekamp

Former Conservation Warden Dennis Kirschbaum, the Prairie du Chien Tourism Council and the Prairie du Chien Rod and Gun Club are involved in gaining a “Bird City” designation for the city of Prairie du Chien.

“We are in the application process,” said Kirschbaum, who noted that the Rod and Gun Club and the Tourism Council will likely both donate towards the $100 application fee.

Modeled on the “Tree City USA” program, Bird City Wisconsin (BCW) has developed 22 conservation criteria across five categories. If a community meets at least seven criteria, it can be recognized as an official Bird City.

“I’ve been looking into it since the beginning,” said Kirschbaum, an avid birder. The BCW program was launched in 2010 with initial funding and support coming from a variety of sources.

Tue
24
Sep

Bridgeport Town Board denies hearing request

By Ted Pennekamp

The Bridgeport Town Board voted 2-1 to deny an administrative hearing request by the Crawford Stewardship Project and four other plaintiffs during a meeting Wednesday night. Board member Rodney Fishler voted in favor of the hearing stating, “The hearing is to answer the people’s questions. They were promised (answers) by the board.” Board members Mike Steiner and John Karnopp voted against a hearing on advice from the Town’s Attorney Todd Infield, who noted that the motion for such a hearing was filed in an untimely manner. The motion needed to be filed within 30 days of the board’s decision in March to grant a permit for the Pattison Sand Company of Clayton, Iowa to open a frac sand mine on property along the Wisconsin River and Highway 60 in the town of Bridgeport. The motion was not filed within 30 days.

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