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Thu
13
Aug

Visit the local farmers markets for fresh fruits and vegetables


Kathy Moczulewski sells and educates customers about her delicious heirloom vegetables. She also provides herbs for purchase at the Prairie Street Farmers Market. (Photos by Addison Mumm)

Jim Fox has been growing produce his whole life. Fresh fruits and vegetables are available every weekend at the West Side Farmers Market.

Prairie Street Farmers Market is open every Saturday starting in May and ending in October.

By Addison Mumm

 

With growing health concerns, many people have turned to organic foods. What better place to get healthy fresh fruits and vegetables than at local farmers markets.

 

For years, farmers markets have been available to Prairie du Chien and the surrounding areas. Depending on the growing season, fruits, vegetables, baked goods and meats are available for the choosing.

 

Wed
12
Aug

Steuben Veterans Memorial completed, dedication held


Jim Atkinson (left) and Fritz Curtis stand proudly with the newly finished Steuben Veterans Memorial. The memorial was dedicated on Tuesday night. For more photos from the event, find the Courier Press on Facebook.

Tim Hazen (left) sings “The Star-Spangled Banner,” while Steuben Legion members Fritz Curtis and Ken McCormick salute the American flag. (Photos by Caitlin Bittner)

By Caitlin Bittner

On Tuesday, Aug. 11, the Steuben Legion Daugherty Larsen Post 446 and Auxiliary dedicated its official veterans memorial. Among the speakers for the event were Bob Scallon, Ken McCormick and Fritz Curtis.

Before Scallon read the list of charter members, he noted that without Curtis, the memorial would not have been possible. “Most of it is done because of him,” said Scallon.

The Steuben Legion post began on Oct. 5, 1952, and had approximately 15 members on its charter. Jim Atkinson was one of the founding members who was still able to be present at the dedication. Many laughs and memories were shared by all who were present.

During the evening, Tim Hazen sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America” with the crowd joining in for the latter.

The total cost of the veterans memorial was about $1,250, according to Curtis.

Wed
12
Aug

Charity Bowl


Bryce Bedward (18), Hardees of Prairie du Chien Owner Dave Bowar and Aaron Neisius (43) serve up some delicious meals at the 2015 Charity Bowl at Prairie du Chien High School Tuesday evening. An intra-squad scrimmage was held following the meal. Bowar and Hardees donate all of the meals. Football players and parents help to serve the meals at the popular event which raises money for the Prairie du Chien Football Program. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

This is just part of the crowd enjoying a nice, breezy evening and a great meal courtesy of Hardees of Prairie du Chien at the 2015 Charity Bowl Tuesday. Patrons also donated numerous nonperishable food items which will be donated to the Prairie du Chien Food Pantry.

 

Serving up a good 

time at 2015 Charity Bowl

Tue
11
Aug

Pickup truck causes damage to two other vehicles

On Aug. 7, at 8:44 p.m., the Crawford County Communications Center received a report of a two-vehicle car crash on County Road E near Easter Rock Lane in the township of Marietta. During the investigation, it was determined there were three vehicles involved in the crash.

Aspen S. Jacobson, 38, Steuben, was operating a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck westbound on County Road E. The Jacobson vehicle struck a legally parked 2012 Dodge Ram pickup truck, which was pushed into a legally parked 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck. Both of the legally parked vehicles were owned by Bradley E. Wellner, 58, Boscobel.

Jacobson was cited for failure to maintain control and operating a motor vehicle without proof of insurance.

Assisting the Sheriff’s Department was Terry’s Tire and Tow.

Tue
11
Aug

Man faces drug, disorderly conduct charges

A 30-year-old Eastman man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with several counts including the manufacture of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor bail jumping (two counts), disorderly conduct (domestic abuse), and resisting an officer.

Pierre Diante Gardner faces up to six years and three months imprisonment and fines totalling $41,500 if convicted of all counts.

Tue
11
Aug

Man arrested after nearly hitting pole

On Aug. 8, at 2:50 a.m., a deputy with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was patrolling the village of Soldiers Grove when he observed a 2001 Ford Explorer drive off Highway 61, nearly striking a light pole at the intersection of Highway 61 and New Well Road. The vehicle continued driving across New Well Road, went up a steep embankment, through a yard, and then drove back onto Highway 61 traveling southbound.

The deputy initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and identified the driver as Anthony E. Visgar, 38, Soldiers Grove. The deputy observed signs of alcohol impairment and asked Visgar to perform standardized field sobriety tests. Based on the results of the standardized field sobriety tests, Visgar was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.

Tue
11
Aug

Mission trip success for Holy Family J Walkers


Members from the Holy Family Parish were Morgan Wittrig, Carter Wittrig, Mariah Schwager, Wesley Schwager, Jack Stoeffler, Andrew Horner, Sam Peterson and chaperone Mary Stoeffler. Joining the group from St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Eastman was Jaci Bedtka. (Photo submitted)

By Caitlin Bittner

From Tuesday, July 7 to Wednesday, July 15, the Holy Family Parish in Prairie du Chien was able to once again send youth group, the J Walkers, on a mission trip to Birmingham, Ala.

“We were able to go with the help of the George Family Foundation,” said group leader Mary Stoeffler. The foundation gave the travelers from Prairie du Chien $1,500 toward their trip, enabling the area participants to go for $175 each.

The J Walkers consist of high school students from the area of the Catholic faith. It is led by Stoeffler and Kurt Kravchuk. “We’re more of a service oriented group. It is our goal to teach kids to help and to give to others,” explained Stoeffler.

Tue
11
Aug

John L. Wachter

 

John L. Wachter, 96, of Monona, Iowa died Saturday, Aug. 8, at his home. 

John Lyndon, son of John and Ethel (Wetzel) Wachter, was born June 25, 1919 in Prairie du Chien. He was baptized in the Zion Evangelical Faith on Sept. 15, 1919 by Rev. Lyndon C. Viel. His boyhood and youth were spent on the Wachter farm north of the city of Prairie du Chien, He graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1937. In 1942 he received his B.S. degree in agriculture and education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He taught vocational agriculture at Shullsburg and Hillsboro, and for thirty years at Monona, Iowa, for a total of forty years, retiring in 1981. 

Mon
10
Aug

Hail damage


Robert Baines of Paintless Dent Repair “massages” a dent out of the roof of a vehicle at Phil’s Auto Body of Prairie du Chien recently. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Area businesses very busy in wake of June hail storms

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Area auto body shops, roofers and insurance companies continue to be very busy in the wake of two hail storms in June in Crawford County. 

Mon
10
Aug

Mississippi swimmer in Prairie du Chien


Chris Ring is swimming the length of the Mississippi River in support of Gold Star Families. (Photo courtesy of legaciesalive.com)

 

Swimmer raising awareness 

for veteran’s families stops in Prairie du Chien

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Navy veteran Chris Ring was escorted by the Prairie du Chien Fire Department fire and rescue boat from Lock and Dam 9 to the beach on St. Feriole Island on Saturday as part of Ring’s swim down the length of the Mississippi River. 

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