Courier Press

Error message

  • Warning: array_merge(): Argument #1 is not an array in _simpleads_render_ajax_template() (line 133 of /home/pdccourier/public_html/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/simpleads.helper.inc).
  • Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in _simpleads_adgroup_settings() (line 343 of /home/pdccourier/public_html/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/simpleads.helper.inc).
  • Warning: array_merge(): Argument #1 is not an array in _simpleads_render_ajax_template() (line 157 of /home/pdccourier/public_html/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/simpleads.helper.inc).
Wed
28
Jun

PdC police stop van, make meth arrest

On Saturday, June 25, at 12:15 a.m., the Prairie du Chien Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a 2005 Dodge Caravan for a non-valid driver operating the vehicle.  

Upon further investigation, officers located items associated with ingesting narcotics and methamphetamine.

Based on the results of the traffic stop, Raymond E. McCullick, 28, Prairie du Chien, was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia and operating a motor vehicle while revoked.

A criminal complaint is pending at the District Attorney’s Office.

Wed
28
Jun

Wauzeka driver dies in head-on collision

A Wauzeka man lost his life in a van versus semi crash near Fennimore early Tuesday morning, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department.

At about 4:15 a.m., June 27, Lee Steinhorst, 33, was driving a 2003 Dodge Caravan north on Highway 61, two-tenths of a mile south of Greenwood Road, in Fennimore Township. His vehicle crossed the centerline into the southbound lane of traffic, colliding head-on with a semi tractor trailer, driven by David Olson, 61, of Houston, Minn. The vehicles came to rest in the roadway. Steinhorst was pronounced dead at the scene by the Grant County coroner. Olson was not injured, authorities said.

Boscobel and Fennimore Police, Fennimore Fire and EMS and the Wisconsin State Patrol assisted at the scene. The vehicles were removed by Doan’s Auto Body, of Fennimore, and Kieler Service Center, of Kieler. This crash remains under investigation.

Wed
28
Jun

Traffic stop results in man being reunited with family members

On Sunday, June 25, at 11:30 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a driving complaint of a white cargo van crossing the centerline multiple times on Highway 35.

A Crawford County deputy was able to locate the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop near Highway 35 and County Road C. The driver was identified as 78-year-old John W. Manney. On June 24, Manney was reported as a missing and endangered person from Champaign, Ill.

Contact was made with the Champaign Police Department and Manney was reunited with his family.

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Champaign Police Department, Ferryville First Responders, Ocooch Mountain Rescue and Crossing Rivers Health.

Wed
28
Jun

Seneca Ridge and Valley Rally next weekend


Tim and Barb Boland, of Seneca, are serving as the Ridge and Valley Rally royalty for the 2017 hometown event. This year’s festivities will kick-off with a 5K/10K walk-run at 7:30 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. parade, with other fun at the park to follow. (Submitted photo)

By Correne Martin

The 24th annual Ridge and Valley Rally will be Saturday, July 8, at the Seneca Community Club town hall. Another year of fun for all ages is planned in Seneca for those who wish to spend their day in the little town. Citizens are invited to come out to this yearly fundraiser and show some pride in their community. All proceeds benefit the Seneca Community Club.

A 5K/10K walk-run will kick-off the day, with registration at 6:30 a.m., and the competition beginning at 7:30  a.m., between the two ball fields on Taylor Ridge Road. Early registration fees apply prior to July 1. To register now, visit http://senecarally.weebly.com/walkrun.html. Or, with questions, contact Myrna Stevenson at (608) 734-3650 or myrnas@centurytel.net.

Wed
28
Jun

Wauzeka-Steuben softball builds 40 years of history under 2 head coaches


Wauzeka-Steuben Head Coach Don Bauer talks to his team in 1993. (Photo courtesy of Wauzeka-Steuben High School Yearbook)

Amy Ward catches the ball, tries to keep her foot on the bag, and make the tag, but the Elmwood player is safe at second during the Class C State Tournament on Thursday, June 12, 1986 at Saratoga Stadium in Waukesha. (Courier Press file photo)

Lisa Wallin rockets the softball toward home plate during action at Prairie du Chien Monday afternoon, May 15, 1989. Wallin struck out 10, walked one and gave up three hits in pitching a 2-0 shutout of Prairie du Chien. Wallin would later become Wauzeka-Steuben Head Coach Lisa Wallin-Kapinus. (Courier Press file photo)

The Wauzeka-Steuben High School softball program reached a milestone this past season as 2017 marked the 40th year for the Lady Hornets.

There have been only two head coaches in the history of the program which began in 1977, and there have been several highlights throughout the years. 

Wed
28
Jun

Walter Edward Ready, Jr.

 

Walter Edward Ready, Jr., stillborn son of Walter Edward, Sr. and Jessica Ready.  He was born at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. 

 

Wed
28
Jun

Jim (Jimmie) Pitzer

 

We lost our beloved Jim (Jimmie) Pitzer on June 25, at the age of 81. Jim lived in Prairie du Chien and passed away surrounded by family at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse after a short illness. 

 

Mon
26
Jun

‘Decoding the Driftless’ continues filming in area


Rob Nelson, left, and Jonas Stenstrom, right, test their equipment and get some preliminary shots of producer and on air personality George Howe, center, before embarking on a long hike up two bluffs near Bagley in search of an algific talus slope. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

The wildflower northern monkshood is found near algific talus slopes. (Photo by Tim Jacobson)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

A natural history documentary about the Driftless Region called “Decoding the Driftless” has gotten its second wind with the coming of the summer season and has been filming in the Prairie du Chien area in recent weeks.

Mon
26
Jun

Slick road causes rollover

On Tuesday, June 20, at 10 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a one-vehicle rollover on County Road C, one tenth of a mile west of Ridgetop Drive in the township of Utica.

Jesse A. White, 35, La Farge, was traveling west on County Road C in a Hyundai Tiburon. White lost control of his vehicle while negotiating a curve due to the wet roadway. White said it was raining and his vehicle hydroplaned. The White vehicle went into the north side shoulder and over the embankment which caused the vehicle to overturn before coming to rest.

White claimed no injuries from the crash. The White vehicle sustained severe damage from the crash and had to towed by Sleepy Hollow Towing. White was cited for non-registration of an automobile.

Mon
26
Jun

Vehicle strikes section of antenna tower

On Sunday, June 16, at 5:07 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report that several vehicles had struck pieces of an antenna that were lying on Highway 61 in Scott Township near Wheatville Road.
The actual location was on Highway 61 near Old 61 Road.

A northbound 2000 Chevrolet owned and operated by Lukas Tainter, 18, rural Boscobel, struck a section of a TV antenna tower that had fallen from a pickup load of tower sections driven by Brandon Hernan, 23, Boscobel.

The vehicle had heavy damage and was towed from the scene by Fry’s Towing. The accident remains under investigation.

Pages

Subscribe to Courier Press