Courier Press

Mon
23
Jun

Rollover blocks Highway 27

On Friday, June 20, at 5:58 a.m. the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a one vehicle roll over in Prairie du Chien township, on Highway 27, approximately one mile east of the city of Prairie du Chien.

A 1994 GMC pickup pulling a trailer, which was owned and operated by Anthony Rodriguez, of Viroqua, was south bound on Highway 27 when the Rodriguez vehicle left the south side of the highway and both the truck and trailer overturned.

Rodriguez claimed no injuries in the accident. The truck and trailer were heavily loaded with household items, which were mostly destroyed.

The highway was partially blocked for approximately three and half hours while the truck and trailer was removed and the scene was cleaned up.

Rodriguez was cited for operating without valid registration and operating without insurance.

Mon
23
Jun

Marquette Rd. water and sewer work


Working three separate crews sometimes finds everybody working in the same area. Pictured are four excavators all working in a one-block stretch of Marquette Road.

Crews from H. James will continue to work on water and sewer utilities in the area of Iowa and Wisconsin Streets this week as well as storm sewer from Dunn Street up to Blackhawk Avenue. Another two weeks of similar work will be seen, at which point, grading of the new road will begin, making way for placement of base course and new concrete pavement.
With the heavy rains sustained last week, the Mississippi River is once again above flood stage and water is over a portion of North Main Street. A temporary adjustment to the detour route is sending traffic from Main Street east on Washington Street, north on Beaumont Road and west on Frederick Street back to Main Street. This adjustment will only last as long as is necessary to avoid flooding on Main Street. Please pay attention to traffic control signs and watch for pedestrians and other roadway users.

Provided by WisDOT Project Leader Jay Adams

Mon
23
Jun

‘I’ve been working near the railroad’

The contractor has been working near the railroad lately and will continue to work in close proximity to the BNSF tracks at six different locations on the Marquette Road project. When work brings the contractor underneath or within 25 feet of the tracks, a railroad representative must be present to alert workers of incoming trains and also to serve as direct communication to trains in case any construction should adversely impact the rails. The fees associated with the BNSF representative are shared between the DOT and the contractor.

Mon
23
Jun

Detour changes as river rises

The detour route for Prairie du Chien’s Marquette Road construction project shifted on Saturday to North Beaumont Road due to rising water levels on the Mississippi River. The river rose over North Main Street during the weekend. The Prairie du Chien Public Works Department placed “No Parking” signs on Washington Street and Beaumont Road Friday in preparation for the change.

The parking restrictions and traffic flow are as follows:

•Washington Street from Main to Beaumont, both sides are restricted.

•North Beaumont Road from Washington Street to Frederick Street are restricted on the west side.

•North Beaumont from Washington to mid-block to the north is restricted on the east side.

•North Main from Washington Street to mid-block to the south is restricted on the west side.

•A temporary stop sign is located on North Beaumont Road at the intersection of McLeod Street, stopping both northbound and southbound traffic.

Fri
20
Jun

Emily Louise Moody

 

Emily Louise Moody, 100, of McGregor, Iowa passed away on June 19. 

She was born on April 28, 1914 in Lodi, Wisc. the daughter of John F. and Bertha (Montross) Mahlke. After graduating from high school in Lodi, in 1932, she went to Chicago, Ill. where she was a telephone operator and later a clerk for Illinois Bell Telephone Company for twelve years.

On Aug. 12, 1939, she married Lewis Moody in Chicago, Ill. They continued to live and work in Chicago until 1948 when they moved to rural McGregor, Iowa.

Thu
19
Jun

Construction Cash winner - Week 4

JoAnne Broder, of Prairie du Chien, was the Courier Press’ Construction Cash winner for week four of the promotion. She registered at Excalibur Laundry. Jay White, of Excalibur, presented Broder with $50 in Construction Cash to be spent at any of the 27 participating businesses. Be sure to register at one of the local Construction Cash participating businesses, and you could be our next winner.

Wed
18
Jun

Prairie du Chien students receive scholarship to attend Conserve School

Zachary DuCharme and Jacob DeBruin
Zachary DuCharme (left) and Jacob DeBruin were awarded Lowenstine Honors Scholarships in recognition of their efforts towards environmental stewardship. (Photo submitted)

 

Prairie du Chien residents Zach DuCharme and Jacob DeBruin have been awarded a Lowenstine Honors Scholarship to attend Conserve School in Land O’ Lakes (Wis.) for the fall of 2014. This scholarship, valued at more than $15,000, is awarded on a competitive basis to students who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement, character and a commitment to environmental stewardship. 

 

Wed
18
Jun

Rocksvolds married 50 years

Kersten “Rocky” and Karen Rocksvold
Kersten “Rocky” and Karen Rocksvold

 

Kersten “Rocky” and Karen Rocksvold were married in Minneapolis, Minn., on June 20, 1964. They will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with their three children and their spouses, along with their nine grandchildren.

Wed
18
Jun

50 years for Knickerbockers

Gary and Judy (Eilers) Knickerbocker
Gary and Judy (Eilers) Knickerbocker

 

Gary and Judy (Eilers) Knickerbocker, of Prairie du Chien, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien, on June 27, 1964. The couple are blessed with three children: Jackie Knickerbocker (deceased); Dr. Tanya Kickerbocker of Yakima, Wash.; and Thomas (Jeannine) Knickerbocker of Montgomery, Ill. They have two beautiful grandchildren: Jackson (5) and Brandon (3) Knickerbocker. Bishop William P. Callahan has invited them to a Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving and reception July 13, at the Holy Cross Diocesan Center in La Crosse.

Wed
18
Jun

Computer Support Plus looks forward to new phase in business

Comp Support Staff
Even though the location has changed, the dedication to technical service the staff of Computer Support Plus offers has not. Pictured from left are, (front) Derek Dressler, Chris Trautsch, Jamie Trautsch, Chad Trautsch, (back) Rob “Gerb” Gerbig and John Holley, the employees who can assist you with your technical needs. (Photo by Caitlin Bittner)

 

By Caitlin Bittner

 

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