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Sep

CASA connects people with pets

CASA-Dawson
Toby, Dawson and Jess are just three of the lovable dogs who will be available for adoption on Sept. 21, at Sugar Creek Park outside of Ferryville. To see more of the dogs and cats looking for good foster or forever homes, please visit www.casa-rescue.com.
CASA-Jess
CASA-Toby

 

By Caitlin Bittner

 

While getting a puppy or kitten is always exciting, new best friends come in all shapes and sizes. If adding a dog or cat to your home is something you want to do, Crawford Area Shelter for Animals, Inc. (CASA) could be just the place to look.

 

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19
Sep

‘Best friends’ escape Marquette Road rollover

Best friends escape rollover
Prairie du Chien resident Michael Duve comforts his injured dog Monday morning after his Ford Explorer rolled over in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of South Marquette Road and East La Pointe Street. Duve, Janice Stuckey and Harlen Stuckey were all injured in the crash, but refused medical treatment. The extent of their injuries was not reported by local authorities.
SUV rollover
(Photos by Correne Martin)

 

Three local residents were injured in a two-vehicle collision that rolled an SUV onto its side on South Marquette Road, Monday morning, Sept. 16, according to the Prairie du Chien Police Department.

 

At about 10:30 a.m., the police department was notified of a rollover crash at the intersection of South Marquette (Hwys. 18/35) and East La Pointe Street, in front of the Super 8 Hotel.

 

Thu
19
Sep

Park project moving right along

Park
Photo by Ted Pennekamp

 

Thu
19
Sep

Campion Boat Landing work to start soon

Campion Boat Landing
Three concrete slabs are on the ground next to the Campion Street Boat Landing. The slabs will be used for the new boat launch, located north of the current launch.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Washington Street Park project is nearing completion and the Campion Street Boat Landing project should begin soon. According to Prairie du Chien Park and Recreation Director Mike Ulrich, the Washington Street Park project should be completed in one-and-a-half to two weeks and then the Campion Boat Landing project will begin in earnest. 

 

Thu
19
Sep

City proposes flood mitigation project

 

By Correne Martin

 

The city of Prairie du Chien is proposing a $685,000 flood mitigation project on the east side of the city that is dependent upon approval of a Community Development Block Grant application and possible FEMA funds. Spurred by the local flooding event of June 21-23, the goal of the two-part project would be to prevent future disasters caused by severe rainfall and flooding.

 

Mon
16
Sep

Attackers of UWP student still on the loose

PLATTEVILLE—UW-Platteville police are looking for five white men suspected in a student assault that occurred late Saturday, Sept. 7.

A female UWP student was jogging on the walking path north of Bridgeway Commons around 11:15 p.m. when she saw five men wearing dark hoodies standing at the bridge. The five men ran after her, pushed her down to the ground, and began pulling at her clothing, according to UWP officials.

The student’s gray sweatshirt and T-shirt were torn off before one of the men in the group told the others to stop and started pulling the other men off her, UWP officials said. The student was uninjured other than hitting the back of her head.

Mon
16
Sep

Computer scam hits area

The Prairie du Chien Police Department has been notified of new scam in the area. Chief Chad Abram said subjects are calling people at their residence and stating their Microsoft software is out of date and they need to access your computer to fix it.

 
Once the scammer is allowed access to the computer, he/she will gather personal information as well as upload numerous viruses. The scammers will then call back and want the customer to pay for the service.

Abram said if you encounter this type of call, contact the authorities and, as always, do not give any information to the caller.

Mon
16
Sep

Info sought about theft

On Monday, Sept. 9, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department investigated the theft of barn boards on Cottontail Lane in the township of Wauzeka. Approximately 50 15-foot boards were stolen from the property. The boards were described as some being painted red and others faded.

This incident occurred sometime between the evening of Saturday, Sept. 7 and the evening of Monday, Sept. 9.

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.

Mon
16
Sep

Woman dies after car drifts, hits embankment

A deadly accident occurred Saturday, Sept. 7, at about 3:30 p.m. in the town of Kickapoo, east of Readstown.

Sharon K. Grim, 70, of rural Viola, was driving a mid-size sport utility vehicle northwest on Highway 14, traveling down the “Sugar Grove Hill,” when her vehicle traveled off the right side of the highway on a curve to the left, just southeast of Moore Road.

The vehicle traveled several hundred feet in the ditch line, parallel to the highway. Upon impact with an embankment, the vehicle became airborne, overturned and Grim was ejected. The vehicle came to rest upright, pinning Grim between the lower portion of the vehicle and the embankment. It did not appear that Grim was wearing a  seat belt.

The Viola and Readstown Fire Department extricated Grim from the wreckage and she was flown by Med Link Air to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, where she later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.

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16
Sep

Driftless Area artists express their passions at weekend festival

Art fest puzzleman
William Waite, Prairie du Chien, was one of the most distinctive creators at the Driftless Area Art Festival in Soldiers Grove last weekend. He displayed, explained and sold his Wood “Brain-Teaser” Puzzles to the thousands of fest-goers who enjoyed a beautiful weekend surrounded by art in the park. (Photos by Correne Martin)
Art fest one-of-a-kind
The animated Larry Durfey, Holmen, described to those visiting his booth Saturday how he keeps busy in retirement with his unique form of photography, which involves a technique in which a chemical reaction produces one-of-a-kind pictures.
Art fest Finnegan
Oil painter Joan Finnegan, Lanesboro, Minn., talks about her craft with a few Driftless Area Art Festival guests Saturday.
Art fest kids
These kids got found their artistic style and Halloween spirit all at the same time with some pumpkin decorating.
Art fest natureframes
Michelle Workowski, whose booth adjoined her husband Ken’s, prepared some merchandise for sale in their space of natural wood home furnishings.
Art fest seller
Jamie Heiden, Holmen, who was named the People’s Choice Award Winner in 2010, 2011 and 2012, completes a sale with a customer. Heiden’s work is non-traditional photography, in which she combines layers of the same photograph to create a deeper-looking, more artistic finished product.

By Correne Martin

Thousands of people stepped into the whimsical village-like gallery of originality at the Driftless Area Art Festival last weekend at the Beauford T. Anderson Park in Soldiers Grove. Visitors were treated to two days of visual, culinary and performing arts, and the fall-like temperatures certainly added to the enjoyment for those taking advantage of the cultural opportunity. Artists chatted with people of all ages who attended with their friends and family. Many children and dogs took in the offerings as well.

Eighty-four visual artists hailed from all over the region, including communities like Wauzeka, Prairie du Chien, Bloomington, Viroqua, Blue Mounds, Trempealeau, Fairchild, Holmen, Arkansaw, Verona, Dodgeville, Bangor, Mineral Point and Hillpoint in Wisconsin; as well as Wabasha, Spring Grove, Winona and Lanesboro in Minnesota; and Decorah, Guttenberg and McGregor in Iowa.

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