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The best things in life come in small ‘pink’ packages


Josh and Danielle Snyder welcomed their firstborn, a daughter, Kinsley Olivia, on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, at 1:45 a.m. She was 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. The happy couple and baby Kinsley were all ready for their first photoshoot as a family of three by early last Wednesday afternoon. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Sweet, tiny and tranquil, with a full head of dark hair, Kinsley Olivia Snyder was the first baby of 2016 born at Crossing Rivers Health medical center in Prairie du Chien.

By Correne Martin

When a happy couple welcomes a healthy, firstborn child into the world, the moment is as endearing and glorious as any miracle imaginable. Those incomparable emotions were evident on the beaming faces of the young Prairie du Chien couple who delivered the New Year’s baby at Crossing Rivers Health on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

With her warm, smooth complexion and full head of dark hair, Kinsley Olivia was born to Josh and Danielle Snyder at 1:45 a.m. under the watchful eye of Dr. Robert Key, of Mayo Clinic, Prairie du Chien. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. They were the first of numerous families who filled Crossing Rivers’ birthing suite last week.

Kinsley was the very first grandbaby on Danielle’s side of the family and the first granddaughter for Josh’s family. Grandparents include Shelley Buss, of Cedarville, Ill., Kevin and Donna Buss, of Davis, Ill., and Scott and Crystal Snyder, of Manistique, Mich.

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11
Jan

All talent invited to be part of this year’s Eagles Heart and Cancer Telethon

By Correne Martin

Local talent has been the anchor of the Eagles Heart and Cancer Telethon in Prairie du Chien for more than four decades. Many of the gigs are the kind of entertainment viewers have come to expect from year to year. And that’s what makes the telethon momentous.

The 2016 telethon will take place at Bluff View School on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Live audience members can view the fun and excitement in person, or it is available on the Prairie du Chien Mediacom channel or online at www.ustream.tv/channell/eagles-heart-and-cancer-telethon. Organizers would love for residents to consider sharing their talents, no matter the variety.

“We’re always looking for something new and exciting,” Host and committee member Tom Nelson said. “We need to generate new ideas to keep moving forward.”

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Jan

Man charged with child porn crimes

Ricky Olson, 56, Gays Mills, has been charged with distributing child pornography, receiving child pornography, possessing child pornography, attempting to use a minor to produce child pornography, and attempting to transfer obscene matter to a minor. The indictment alleges that he committed these offenses in February 2015.

Olson was arrested on Jan. 6 in Crawford County.

If convicted, Olson faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years and a maximum of 20 years in federal prison on the distribution and receiving counts; a maximum of 10 years on the possession charge; a mandatory minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years for the attempted production charge; and a maximum of 10 years on the charge of attempting to transfer obscene matter to a minor.

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Traffic stop last week led to a marijuana bust

On Jan. 5, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit initiated a traffic stop on a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier in the village of Soldiers Grove for multiple equipment violations. The deputy made contact with the driver who was identified as Cheyenne Raymond, 28, Soldiers Grove, her passengers Erin Glenn, 38, Soldiers Grove, and two juveniles.  

During the course of the traffic stop, the deputy identified indicators of substance abuse within in the vehicle.  K-9 Breck was utilized and indicated to the presence of one or more controlled substances within the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle was conducted due to the indication from K-9 Breck and yielded approximately four ounces of marijuana, a digital scale and other items associated with the delivery of marijuana. A glass “bong” smoking device was also located.

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Vehicle hits embankment

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, at about 10:15 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a one-vehicle crash on Highway 171 near West Point Road in Gays Mills. It was reported by another motorist that the vehicle was on its driver’s side, trapping two occupants inside.

The driver was Sandra Davidson, 60, and the passenger Kenneth C. Davidson, 63, both of Readstown.

Sandra Davidson was operating the 2002 Chevrolet Colorado east on Highway 171 when she met an oncoming vehicle. She steered to give the vehicle more room, when she lost control on the slippery roadway, went into the southbound ditch and struck an embankment. Davidson’s truck rolled onto its driver’s side, where it came to rest. The other vehicle stopped immediately and its driver called law enforcement.

The truck sustained moderate damage in the crash. First responders pushed it upright, allowing the Davidsons to exit. Both were uninjured.

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11
Jan

Driftless Notes


Publisher and Editor Julia Henley, along with other area media professionals, hope that Driftless Notes Magazine and other such entities have a ripple effect upon the economic development of the Driftless Region.

 

Area media professionals teaming up to promote 

environment, economic growth in Driftless Region

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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11
Jan

Fire flare up


The Prairie du Chien Fire Department was called to 329 S. Wacouta Ave. in Prairie du Chien shortly after 10 a.m. Monday morning for a fire that had begun to smolder again following a previous fire at the residence Sunday night. Firefighters had responded to the scene Sunday at approximately 9 p.m. South Beaumont Road and other locations were blocked off to traffic Monday morning but a vehicle got through, ran over a hose and put a hole in it. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)
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06
Jan

Teen faces marijuana charges

A 17-year-old Patch Grove boy was charged in Crawford County Circuit Court on Jan. 4 with one count of the manufacture/delivery of marijuana and one count of possession with intent to deliver marijuana.
Walker Allan Rowcliffe faces up to $20,000 in fines and seven years in prison if convicted of both counts.

According to the criminal complaint, Rowcliffe was pulled over for suspected speeding in the city of Prairie du Chien on Dec. 17, 2015.

A search produced a plastic baggie containing suspected marijuana, a bag containing approximately $1,500 in cash, and a blue Tupperware container containing approximately one ounce of suspected marijuana, according to the complaint.

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06
Jan

No injuries in collision with manure hauler

On Saturday, Jan. 2, at 10:34 a.m., the Crawford Sheriff’s Department was notified of a two-vehicle accident in Eastman Township on Highway 27 south of DuCharme Ridge Road.

A 1995 GMC manure hauler owned by Ideal Trucking and Foraging of Fennimore, and driven by Michael Fordney, 39, of Fennimore, was southbound on Highway 27 and intended on making a right turn into a private drive.

The Ideal Trucking vehicle crossed the center of Highway 27 and was operating on the opposite shoulder of the highway for a short distance when it re-crossed Highway 27 in the path of a southbound 2009 Ford owned and operated by Lee Jeffers, 75, of rural Gays Mills.

The Jeffers’ vehicle struck the Ideal Trucking manure hauler and several mail boxes.

There were no injuries.

The Ideal Trucking vehicle did not have any apparent damage.

The Jeffers’ vehicle had front end damage and was towed from the scene.

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Jan

Vehicle hits guardrail, citations issued

On Sunday, Jan. 3, at approximately 12:54 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a one-vehicle crash on Tavern Road in the township of Clayton. It was reported by a passerby that the vehicle was unoccupied and halfway in the northbound lane of traffic.

The driver was found to be Laura Schaller, 28, Soldiers Grove. Schaller was operating a 2001 Chevrolet Prizm southbound on Tavern Road when she lost control of the vehicle, crossed the center line into the northbound lane of traffic, and struck a guardrail. The vehicle came to rest entangled in the guardrail. The vehicle sustained severe damage and was towed by Terry’s Tire and Tow of Boscobel.

Schaller was issued citations for driving too fast for condition, failure to notify police of an accident, no insurance, and possession of open intoxicants in a motor vehicle.

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