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12
Oct

Citizens can help Crime Stoppers catch law breakers


Crawford County Crime Stoppers board members pictured include Ryan Fradette, Stacy Polodna, Patti Schauf-Yager, Tina Sander and Chair Gary Knickerbocker. Additional board members include Vice-Chair Lauren Knutson, Secretary Mary Ann Heisz, Treasurer Mark Forsythe, Norb Aschom, Chad Abram, Pat Boldt, Wade Hutchison, Dale McCullick, Jaden McCullick, Caroline Mindham, Wayne Mindham, Orrin Olson, Bob Selch, Penny Selch, Terry Sprosty, Kyle Teynor and Helen Zabel.

By Correne Martin

Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime. This is achieved by overcoming two key elements that inhibit solving crime: fear and lack of interest/concern.

Crawford County Crime Stoppers, which is operated by a volunteer community board of directors, provides a toll-free phone number (866-779-PAYS) for citizens of any age, who may have information concerning a crime, to call. When a call is made to Crime Stoppers, the organization logs the date, time and information provided by the caller. A code number is assigned to that person so the entry can be logged. There is no pressure for the caller to reveal his or her identity; they remain completely anonymous.

Mon
12
Oct

Prairie du Chien volleyball


Katie Check bumps a Lancaster serve to the front row Thursday night.

Prairie’s Lauren Nicholson (10) battles at the net against visiting Lancaster Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Paige Rickleff (8) and Jacqueline LaHaie (3) challenge on the front line.

Lauren Nicholson slams a winner.

Maria Skemp gets ready to hit one over her Lancaster counterpart.

Anna Zeeh smashes the ball between two Lancaster defenders.

Paige Rickleff (8) bumps the ball forward to a teammate Thursday night.

Jacqueline LaHaie goes up for a kill against visiting Lancaster in SWC volleyball action Thursday night.

 

Prairie girls 

sweep Lancaster

Prairie du Chien swept visiting Lancaster three games to none in SWC volleyball action Thursday night.

Prairie won by scores of 25-17, 25-15 and 25-13. 

Prairie du Chien improved to 10-10 overall and 3-4 in conference action. Lancaster fell to 0-5 in the SWC.

Mon
12
Oct

Mississippi River travel book


Gayle Harper

The cover features one of nearly 200 beautiful photographs in Roadtrip with a Raindrop.

 

‘Roadtrip with a Raindrop’ author coming to Prairie du Chien

By Ted Pennekamp

 

When Gayle Harper learned that a raindrop falling into the headwaters of the Mississippi would travel the River for 90 days to reach the Gulf of Mexico, she knew immediately that her project of a lifetime had appeared. 

Mon
12
Oct

Darlene Frances Proof

 

Darlene Frances Proof, 74, of Macomb and formerly of Praire du Chien, passed away Oct. 3. 

Darlene loved her family dearly and served for three years in the United States Army as Medical Corpsmen.

Mon
12
Oct

Robert H. Steele (Bob)

 

Robert H. Steele (Bob), 86, of Wauzeka, passed away peacefully on Sept. 29 at the home of his daughter in Naples, Fla., with his two daughters at his side. 

He was born May 10, 1929 in Boscobel, the oldest of eleven children born to Ernest and Kathryn (Welch) Steele. He married Nellie Riley in 1955. and is survived by their three children Shannon, Sheryl and Rodney Steele. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; one son Robert Steele; three sisters, Delores Chamberlin, Joan Poole and Kathryn (Little Sister), four brothers, John (Jack), Larry, Thomas (Kelly), Gerald (Chick) Steele, and his longtime companion Lorena Bronson. 

Mon
12
Oct

Rose A. Kalina

 

Rose A. Kalina, 81, formerly of Madison, passed away Oct. 7 after a battle with cancer. 

Wed
07
Oct

Advisory task force seeks input on school district upgrades, possible referendum

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Prairie du Chien School District is in the midst of a planning effort to assess facility and space needs required to deliver current and future curriculum at all grade levels.  A condition assessment report has been completed to evaluate code, maintenance and American Disability Act (ADA) issues that may need to be addressed over the net 10 years so that capital budgets can be planned for in advance.  

Wed
07
Oct

WS and PdC Cross Country


Wauzeka-Steuben's Joel Martin and Zach Lomen run along a flat part of the course Tuesday afternoon at the Boscobel Invitational. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Hornets' Tyler Walters runs on an early portion of the course.

Prairie’s Josh Lenzendorf (back left) and Jacob Lenzendorf (right) run with a Southwest-Cuba City runner.

Prairie du Chien’s Kelsey Achenbach (left) and Madeline LaRocque run side by side in the Boscobel Invitational Tuesday afternoon.

 

WS, PdC harriers 

run in Ryan Zimpel Invitational

The Wauzeka-Steuben and Prairie du Chien cross country teams competed in the Ryan Zimpel Memorial Boscobel Invitational Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 6.

The Prairie du Chien boys finished third with 112 points. 

Wed
07
Oct

Crash results in injuries, OMVI charges

An Iowa man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash Saturday night that resulted in an OMVI and possible other charges, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.

On Oct. 3, at about 7:15 p.m., the sheriff’s department was notified of the crash on State Highway 35, about two-tenths of a mile north of Caya Road in the township of Seneca.

Steven Welch, 47, of Fairfax, Iowa, was operating a 2006 Ford Mustang north on Highway 35 when he lost control and struck a guardrail, causing the vehicle to overturn multiple times and come to rest in a creek. Fifty feet of guardrail was damaged during the crash.

Welch sustained several injuries in the crash and was transported to Crossing Rivers Health by TriState Ambulance for medical treatment and later transferred to Iowa City Hospital for continued treatment.

Wed
07
Oct

City opts for new health insurance under regional municipality consortium

By Correne Martin

Prairie du Chien city employees will transition to a new health insurance program beginning Jan. 1, 2016, as the common council approved a new two-year contract Tuesday night with the Western Wisconsin Municipal Consortium (WWMC). Until coverage under the consortium begins, the city has renewed with Network Health for November and December at a 1.4 percent reduction in the current premium.

WWMC is an association of about 40 municipalities in the region that have come together to achieve improved health insurance options for their employees. Jerry Den Boer, owner and president of Benefit Advisors Insurance Agency, of the Coulee Region, has worked with many municipalities for the past two years to create the consortium.

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