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Hit-and-run driver destroys mailbox

On Monday, Nov. 18, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department investigated a hit and run accident on Del La Mater Road in the village of Gays Mills.

Sometime between 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 and 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, a mailbox located at 48651 Del La Mater Road was struck by a vehicle and destroyed. The suspect vehicle had been traveling eastbound at the time of the accident.

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.

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25
Nov

Teens arrested in burglary case involving Kickapoo Exchange

 On Oct. 7, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of burglary at the Kickapoo Exchange Food Coop, located at 209 Main St. in the village of Gays Mills.  

The burglary happened sometime on Oct. 6. Stolen from the Kickapoo Food Coop was a large amount of change that was in a locked coin box and alcohol.  

Further investigation revealed that the individuals involved in the burglary also broke into the Old Towne Store and damaged property at the Village Greenhouse in Gays Mills.

The Gays Mills Village Officer and Crawford County deputies were able to identify the alleged offenders as Seth A. Baker, 17, Gays Mills, and a 16-year-old boy from rural Haney Township.  
Charges of burglary, criminal damage to property, possession of burglary tools, entry into a locked coin box, and illegal entry into a locked building were referred to the Crawford County District Attorney’s Office.

Mon
25
Nov

Hunter shoots his hand

A Mukwonago man shot his hand while deer hunting on private property in Beetown Township Saturday morning, Nov. 23, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department.

At about 6:30 a.m., Gregory Knott, 32, was hunting on property owned by James Knapp, on Highway 35, in rural Beetown. He was seated in an elevated ladder stand and loading a .45 semi-automatic handgun when the gun discharged, striking him in the palm of his left hand. Knott was taken by private vehicle to Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster and later transferred by private vehicle to UW-Madison Hospital.

No arrests or charges were made, according to the sheriff’s department.

Mon
25
Nov

Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Service hosted by UMC

By Correne Martin

The Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Service in Prairie du Chien will be hosted this year by the United Methodist Church (625 S. Dousman St., across from the hospital) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27. People of all faiths, all ages and all communities are welcome to come together on this evening for a service based on the Bible scriptures and the concept of giving thanks.

Mon
25
Nov

Bloomington’s Tour of Homes includes historic to brand new houses, Make it a day trip by attending Breakfast with Santa


Rick and Carol Udelhofen home, 720 4th St.

Ryan and Jeni Neis home, 540 Pleasant St.

Bill and Sharon Kluesner home, 726 3rd St.

Roger and Sharon Lestina, 210 Prospect St.

A Tour of Homes is being held in Bloomington Sunday, Dec. 1, in conjunction with St. Mary’s Breakfast with Santa. There are four homes on the tour, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The breakfast is held at St. Mary’s School in Bloomington from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. At the breakfast, there is also a craft show, raffle and cookie sale.

Tickets for the Tour of Homes will be available for purchase at each home, and also at the Breakfast with Santa event.

A description of each home is as follows:

Mon
25
Nov

Neva Lessard

 

Neva I. Lessard, 70, of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, at her home surrounded by her children and grandchildren. 

She was born Oct. 12, 1943 in Bagley, the daughter of Frank and Bessie (Bedward) Baures. She married Richard Lessard on Nov. 8, 1958 in Prairie du Chien. He preceded her in death on March 18, 2006. She worked as a caregiver for Homeward Bound in Prairie du Chien for 17 years. 

Mon
25
Nov

Edward Meng

 

Edward H. Meng, 102, of Bagley passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

He was born Feb. 7, 1911 in Wyalusing Township the son of John and Ida (Wolf) Meng. He married Birdie Clark on Feb. 24, 1940 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dubuque, Iowa. He farmed most of his life in the Bagley area. Ed was an active member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Bagley. 

Fri
22
Nov

Wilbur Stuckey

 

Wilbur G. Stuckey, 90, passed away surrounded by his family Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, one day before his 91st birthday. 

Wed
20
Nov

All Conference cross country

All Conf. cross country
Jacob Schneider and Ethan Ingle

 

Two cross 

country runners earn 

All Conference recognition

Two members of the Prairie du Chien High School Cross Country Team earned All Conference recognition in the Southwest Wisconsin Conference for the 2013 season. 

Senior Ethan Ingle was named to the All Conference First Team.

Wed
20
Nov

All Conference volleyball

All Conf. volleyball
Jamie Kozelka, Brooke Moret, and McKenzie Banasik
All Conf. volleyball
Courtney Pattison

 

Four PdC

volleyball 

players earn 

All SWC recognition

Four members of the Prairie du Chien High School volleyball team have earned All Conference recognition in the Southwest Wisconsin Conference for the 2013 season. 

Junior Courtney Pattison was named to the First Team. 

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