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Mon
28
Oct

Debra Dwornik

 

Debra A. Dwornik, 53, of Prairie du Chien passed away at her home with her beloved husband Phil of twenty three years, mother, sister, and two dogs by her side from advanced cancer that was untreatable. She will be dearly missed by her husband, loving and caring parents, Terrance and Joanne A. Luebke and cherished sister, Tina C. Luebke. This sudden loss will be felt by all her friends and those who got to know her from working at the Nelson True Value Hardware Store for the past eleven years where she shared advice, laughter and jokes. Unfortunately there was not enough time to fulfill all her dreams including her last one of returning to Wyalusing Park one last time as she had planned. 

Mon
28
Oct

Ivanelle Sauer

 

Ivanelle Ann Sauer, 82, McGregor, Iowa, passed away on Oct. 26, surrounded by her family at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born on April 25, 1931 in McGregor, Iowa, as the daughter of the late John E. and Azalia C. (Rubendall) Corlett. Ivy graduated from McGregor High School in 1949.

Fri
25
Oct

Mary Hannah

 

Mary K. Hannah, 68, of Prairie du Chien passed away surrounded by her family Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Madison, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. 

She was born Dec. 27, 1944, in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Arthur and Kathryn (Rosenbaum) Steiner. She married James Hannah on May 28, 1966. Mary loved working with elementary school children, especially those with special needs. She was an avid Packer, Badger and Brewer fan and enjoyed attending her family’s sporting events. She was active in the American Legion Auxiliary where she acted as president. 

Wed
23
Oct

River Ridge volleyball

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Sarah Floyd (15) and Sierra Schier (32) both go for the ball against visiting Benton Tuesday night in Division 4 regional volleyball action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)
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Johanna Allen (7) bashes a winner against visiting Benton in regional volleyball action.

 

River Ridge 

girls top Benton

River Ridge narrowly bested visiting Benton three games to two in a tense Division 4 regional volleyball match Tuesday night. 

Bridgette Myers of River Ridge had 15 service aces in the match. Roni Zinkle recorded 6.

Amber Patterson had 8 blocks. 

Wed
23
Oct

Jet-ski and trailer stolen

On Tuesday, Oct. 8, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department investigated the theft of a jet-ski and jet-ski trailer from Lakeview Court located on County K in the township of Prairie du Chien.

The above property was stolen sometime between mid-September and Oct. 8. The jet-ski was described as a dark green over white colored 1997 Bombardier displaying IA registration number IA3273AL. The jet-ski was covered with a grey tarp. The jet-ski trailer was described as a white colored Yacht Club having a two-inch ball hitch.

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.

Wed
23
Oct

Van stolen, runaways apprehended

On Oct. 16, at 2:40 a.m., Crawford County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Phil Baumgartner was patrolling Highway 60 in the area of the Horse Shoe Tavern when he noticed a vehicle pull in behind the tavern and shut off its lights. Deputy Baumgartner turned around to check on the vehicle and met a 2006 Chrysler van leaving the parking lot. Deputy Baumgartner stopped the van in front of the Horse Shoe Tavern on Highway 60.  

Wed
23
Oct

George Family Foundation gives $135,000 to new hospital


The George Family Foundation is managed by the five George siblings, pictured, from left: Penny, Cindy, Roy C., Deidre and Eleanor.

The George Family Foundation recently announced its support for the construction of the new center for health in Prairie du Chien. The George Family, including Roy C (Vicki), Cindy (Bob Standorf), Deidre (Randy Stark), Penny (Harry Remz), and Eleanor (Oliver Lybeck), gifted a generous contribution of $135,000 to the project.

Wed
23
Oct

Gays Mills man dies after crash

On Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2:10 p.m., the Crawford County Dispatch Center was notified of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 61 at the intersection of County W in Mount Zion.

Gene “Jake” Lomas, 86,  rural Gays Mills, was driving a 2003 Buick Century. He was stopped at the Highway W stop sign, then pulled out from the stop sign into the path of a southbound 1995 Toyota Avalon driven by Drew Furlano, 21, Woodstock, Ill.

Wed
23
Oct

Violent sex offender caught, ankle device found cut off

On Monday, Oct. 21, at approximately 8 p.m., Willard D. Tyler, 46, a registered violent sex offender, was apprehended by a Crawford County deputy near Dutch Ridge Road and Biederman Hollow. Tyler is now in custody at the Crawford County Jail.

Wed
23
Oct

Rosemary Waltz

 

Rosemary A Waltz, 84, of Boscobel passed away on Sunday Oct. 20, at Boscobel Area Hospital.

She was born April 29, 1929 in Hickory Grove Township, the daughter of Carl and Teresa (Schuhart) Kretschman. She married Joseph Waltz on May 1, 1951 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fennimore. 

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