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Mon
11
Nov

Wyalusing Academy for sale

 

Wyalusing Academy 

is looking for buyers

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wyalusing Academy in Prairie du Chien has closed as of Nov. 8 and is now up for sale by its owner Clinicare Corporation, whose corporate office is in West Allis, Wis.

Wed
06
Nov

Wyalusing Academy to be sold

 

Wyalusing 

Academy to be sold

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Clinicare President David Fritsch said Tuesday afternoon that Clinicare Corporation will be looking to sell the buildings and grounds of Wyalusing Academy. 

Wed
06
Nov

Wyalusing Academy

 

Union, Clinicare at odds

Disagreement over WARN Act, Wyalusing Academy closure

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
04
Nov

Matt Antoine

Matt Antoine
Skeleton takes place on the same mile-long track used in bobsled and luge. Above, Matt loads himself onto his sled head-first after sprinting through a 50-meter starting chute.

 

Antoine sweeps National Team Trials 

and gets leg up on Olympic Team berth

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Prairie du Chien’s Matt Antoine has raced himself onto the National Skeleton Team and now has an inside track to make the United States Olympic Team for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in February of 2014. 

Wed
30
Oct

Wyalusing Academy

Wyalusing Academy
Representatives of Clinicare Corp. said that Wyalusing Academy will be closed by Nov. 8.

 

Wyalusing Academy voluntarily relinquishes 

license to operate; will cease operations on Nov. 8

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
28
Oct

Globally Important Bird Area

Cerulean warbler
A cerulean warbler perches in an oak tree in the Effigy Mounds-Yellow River Forest Bird Conservation Area. (Photo by Sue Fletcher)

 

Effigy Mounds-Yellow River Forest Bird 

Conservation Area receives ‘globally important’ designation

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Thu
19
Sep

Teen gets out before train strikes car

 

A Bagley teen safely escaped a vehicle that was stuck on the railroad tracks just before it was hit by a train Sunday, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department

 

On Sept. 15, the sheriff’s department was notified of a train versus car crash located near Highway 35 and Lakeshore Drive in Prairie du Chien Township. Justin J. Mezera, 16, Bagley, was operating a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier and had turned into a private driveway located at 31558 Lakeshore Drive. 

Thu
19
Sep

Gays Mills man cited for marijuana possession

 

On Sept. 14, Crawford County deputies were conducting foot patrol in the village of Gays Mills. While on patrol, deputies made contact with Gary Wickham, 31, Soldiers Grove, in his vehicle. Wickham was observed smoking from a “bubbler” device believed to be used to ingest marijuana. In searching Wickham’s vehicle, deputies found a bag containing marijuana, a glass smoking device with burnt marijuana residue and other paraphernalia, along with an open beer bottle. 

 

Wickham was cited for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, and was warned for false display of license plates, no insurance and open intoxicants.

Mon
16
Sep

Attackers of UWP student still on the loose

PLATTEVILLE—UW-Platteville police are looking for five white men suspected in a student assault that occurred late Saturday, Sept. 7.

A female UWP student was jogging on the walking path north of Bridgeway Commons around 11:15 p.m. when she saw five men wearing dark hoodies standing at the bridge. The five men ran after her, pushed her down to the ground, and began pulling at her clothing, according to UWP officials.

The student’s gray sweatshirt and T-shirt were torn off before one of the men in the group told the others to stop and started pulling the other men off her, UWP officials said. The student was uninjured other than hitting the back of her head.

Mon
16
Sep

Computer scam hits area

The Prairie du Chien Police Department has been notified of new scam in the area. Chief Chad Abram said subjects are calling people at their residence and stating their Microsoft software is out of date and they need to access your computer to fix it.

 
Once the scammer is allowed access to the computer, he/she will gather personal information as well as upload numerous viruses. The scammers will then call back and want the customer to pay for the service.

Abram said if you encounter this type of call, contact the authorities and, as always, do not give any information to the caller.

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