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Three injured in crash by Patch Grove

Three individuals were injured in a two-vehicle crash near Patch Grove Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 18, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department.

At 2:35 p.m., the sheriff’s department was notified of the crash at the intersection of Highways 18 and 35 near Patch Grove. The investigation shows a vehicle driven by Ronald Harding, 70, of Davenport, Iowa, was headed west on Highway 18 and attempted to make a U-turn when he crossed the inside westbound lane. As he attempted to make the lane deviation, he struck a westbound vehicle traveling on the inside lane, driven by Thomas Newberry, 68, of Fennimore. Harding and his passenger, Linda Harding, 67, were transported to the Crossing Rivers Health by Tri-State EMS. Newberry was transported to Crossing Rivers Health by West Grant EMS.

The crash remains under investigation. Assisting at the scene were the Patch Grove Fire Department, Bloomington Fire Department and B&M Towing.

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24
Oct

Prairie du Chien sets trick or treat hours for 5-8 p.m. Monday

Downtown trick or treating is Saturday

By Correne Martin

Trick or treat hours in Prairie du Chien are from 5 to 8 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 31, as set by the Prairie du Chien Police Department. Sirens will blow at the beginning and end of the time period.

Residents are asked to leave a light on if they would like trick or treaters to stop at their houses.

Also, on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m., costumed children are invited to visit boo-tiful downtown Prairie du Chien businesses for trick or treating. This early opportunity to visit the downtown businesses has been a tradition in the past.

Police Chief Chad Abram provided a few safety tips for local kids planning to enjoy the evening around town.

•Parents or grandparents are recommended to go trick or treating with their kids.

•Wear reflective clothing or have some type of lighting that makes you visible to others.

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Oct

PdC native to celebrate her music with hometown shows


Chellanie (Adams) Grunwald will be playing a hometown EP album release party on Saturday, Oct. 29, at The Blackhawk in Prairie du Chien, from 8 to 10 p.m. She is also playing a show on Friday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m., at Daddy’s Dew Drop Inn in Bagley. (Photo by Barbara Birnbaum Potter)

By Correne Martin

After 11 years in the Nashville music scene, Chellanie (Adams) Grunwald is finally releasing her very own country/blues extended play (EP) track and she will be showcasing her vocal talents at two performances this weekend in the Prairie du Chien area.

On Friday at 8 p.m., Chellanie will play at Daddy’s Dew Drop Inn in rural Bagley. On Saturday at 8 p.m., she will host an official hometown EP release party at The Blackhawk in downtown Prairie du Chien.

“I’m excited about these two shows. This new EP is very special to me,” she said. “I hope to see a lot of people out not only because it’s Halloween weekend but also because I think it will be a fun time with live original acoustic music.”

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Oct

96th Wisconsin State Assembly Candidates

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, area voters will make choices on the national and state election level. One of those races is the 96th Wisconsin State Assembly representative. Candidates are incumbent Lee Nerison and challenger Alicia Leinberger. Editor Correne Martin met with both of them personally to ask them a number of questions. Their answers are below. More candidate Q&As are upcoming in the Courier Press.

Mon
24
Oct

County Gets FEMA Funding

 

Crawford County one of 10 to 

get FEMA funding for flood damage

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
24
Oct

Huser on to State


Amber Huser holds her fourth-place medal. (Photos by Kathleen Hein)

Amber Huser of Prairie du Chien runs at the Platteville Sectional Saturday. Huser finished fourth to qualify for the State Meet.

 

Huser to run at state

The Prairie du Chien Cross Country team had an amazing day on Saturday at the sectional meet in Platteville. Amber Huser finished fourth overall, earning one of the top five spots to qualify as an individual for the WIAA State Championship Cross Country Meet next Saturday in Wisconsin Rapids.   

The first five girls all broke 20 minutes for the 5K to qualify in arguably the fastest sectional in the state.  

Wed
19
Oct

Coulee Cab to consider eliminating safe ride hours, Tavern League SafeRide not affected

By Correne Martin

It was reported to the Prairie du Chien Common Council Tuesday night that its Coulee Cab taxi service may eliminate its safe ride hours on Friday and Saturday nights due to lack of public use at that time. The Crawford County Tavern League’s SafeRide program would continue to run in the city however.

“They simply don’t have the ridership during those hours,” City Administrator Aaron Kramer said of the Coulee Cab service. He noted that, if the late night/early morning hours were eliminated, those hours would be shifted to weekday afternoons and early evenings.

A public hearing is set for the Tuesday, Nov. 15, council meeting, at 7 p.m., in the council chambers. Citizens and Coulee Cab’s Friday and Saturday night users should attend and share their opinions.  

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19
Oct

Forum to host southwest Wisconsin’s State Senate and Assembly candidates

Thursday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m., the Vernon Women’s Alliance will host a candidates forum at the Viroqua Elementary School cafetorium, 115 Education Ave., Viroqua. All are invited to attend and submit questions to those running for State Senate and the State Assembly.

Participating will be 32nd State Senate district candidates Jennifer Shilling, Dan Kapanke, and Chip DeNure as well as Alicia Leinberger, candidate for the 96th State Assembly District. Representative Lee Nerison was unconfirmed at press time. Each candidate will give an opening and closing statement, in addition to responding to audience-submitted questions.

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19
Oct

Tranel, Bennett to engage in Boscobel forum

The two candidates to represent the 49th District in the Wisconsin Assembly are expected to attend a forum in Boscobel one week before Election Day.

Republican incumbent Travis Tranel and Democratic challenger Jesse Bennett face off in the Nov. 8 election for the district that includes all of Grant County and a small portion of Lafayette County.

Boscobel Public Library and GFWC Boscobel Women’s Club will host a question-and-answer forum for the candidates at 7 p.m., Nov. 1, at the library. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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Oct

Gain strength together with new cancer support group


Christine Carlson (left), a breast cancer survivor and champion behind the new cancer support group in Prairie du Chien, is pictured with social worker and friend Tara Nalepinski, of Crossing Rivers Health. The first support group for individuals touched by any type of cancer, is Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the hospital’s Polodna Room. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

For cancer sufferers and survivors, family members, friends and caregivers, it’s so important to know there are others out there going through similar disheartening circumstances. Just being in the company of those individuals who have been touched by any type of cancer is comforting and motivating.

Because of the reassurance she’s personally felt while working with the most compassionate, Christine Carlson, a breast cancer survivor, wants to channel her energy into starting a cancer support group in Prairie du Chien.

The first meeting will be Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Polodna Room at Crossing Rivers Health. The free meetings will follow the third Wednesday of every month at that same time. Individuals touched by any form of cancer are welcome.

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