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Feb

Three vehicles crash

On Feb. 8, at 12:43 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a three-vehicle crash in the village of Wauzeka on E. Main St.

Kevin J. Mullikin of rural Wauzeka was attempting a left turn from a private parking lot onto E. Main St. when he collided with a 1995 Toyota Camry driven by Cody J. Robinson of Boscobel.

After the collision, the Robinson vehicle crossed the centerline and collided with a legally parked 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan owned by Thomas P. Breuer of rural Bloomington, causing minor damage to the van.

The 2001 Pontiac Sunfire operated by Mullikin sustained severe damage from the crash and was towed from the scene by private party. The Robinson vehicle sustained moderate damage and was driven from the scene by the owner.

Robinson claimed possible back injuries as a result of the crash.

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12
Feb

Gays Mills man charged with resisting, obstructing

On Feb. 2, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a call from a woman who was concerned about the wellbeing of her children. Her mother was currently watching the children at her residence in the village of Gays Mills. The woman stated that her ex-husband was at the residence intoxicated.

After speaking with the women, Crawford County deputies made phone contact with the man, who was identified as Ronald E. Sanders, 36, Gays Mills. Deputies attempted to have Sanders voluntarily turn himself in for probation violations. Sanders refused the deputies requests. Deputies were able to locate Sanders several hours later at 16568 Highway 131, Gays Mills. Deputies attempted to take Sanders into custody for the probation violations. At this time Sanders began to resist and fight with the deputies. Deputies were able to secure Sanders and arrested him for the probation violations.

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12
Feb

Truck hits guard rail in Utica

On Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a one-vehicle accident in Utica Township.

A 2003 Ford one-ton dually pickup owned and operated by Mitchel Baker, 22, Gays Mills was westbound on Highway 171 approximately six-tenths of a mile east of Old Gays Road. The steering in the pickup failed, the front tires turned abruptly to the right causing the truck to strike the guard rail several times. Because of the loss of steering, the westbound lane of the highway was partially blocked until a wrecker could remove the vehicle.

There were no injuries. The truck received moderate damage.

Assisting at the scene were the Crawford County Highway Department and Digger Don’s Towing.

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12
Feb

Cow causes chain reaction accident

On Monday, Feb. 10, at 5:28 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a three-vehicle accident on Highway 60 approximately three-tenths of a mile east of Brown Hollow Road in Wauzeka Township.

A 2004 Dodge Caravan operated by Cassandra S. Whiteaker, 17, Boscobel, was eastbound on Highway 60 when it struck a cow. Noah J. Nichols, 15, Boscobel, was a passenger in Whiteaker’s vehicle. After the Whiteaker vehicle struck the cow, a 2004 Ford Freestar operated by Kenneth W. Thiede, 55, Muscoda, attempted to stop and was rear-ended by a 1981 Kenworth Semi which was operated by Edward C. Pugh, 67, Reedsburg.     

The Whiteaker vehicle sustained extensive damage. The Thiede vehicle had minor damage and the Pugh vehicle had minor damage. No injuries were claimed in the accident.
Assisting the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department were the Wauzeka First Responders, Boscobel EMS and Wauzeka Fire Department.

Wed
12
Feb

Crawford County Sheriff’s Department warns of area scams

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department wishes to inform the public of ongoing scams.

Recently, several area residents have been contacted via phone regarding individuals claiming to be “agents” for Publisher’s Clearing House.

The “agent” informs the potential victim(s) they’ve won a large amount of money and a new car. Then, in order to redeem their prize, the victim is informed to go to a local business and purchase a “Green Dot Money Pack Card” in the amount the “agent” specifies. Once the card is purchased, the victim is asked specific questions pertaining to the card, and by obtaining the information from the card the “agent” (scammer) can collect the money on the card from their unknown location.

Wed
12
Feb

Dress to Impress for Less—Prom Dress Shopping held in Prairie du Chien Feb. 16

The 2014 Post Prom Party in Prairie du Chien is struggling to take place due to lack of funds. The Post Prom Party is a safe and alcohol-free event after prom where high school students can enjoy entertainment and games. In hopes to raise funds, a small committee of women have put forth tremendous efforts and are holding a fundraiser, Dress to Impress for Less—Prom Dress Shopping. It’s a four-hour event at NCS Gunsmithing on Sunday, Feb. 16, from noon to 4 p.m.

NCS had donated its facility for this event, which will offer prom dress shoppers and sellers a fun and convenient outlet to find that perfect gown and accessories or sell last year’s dress at a good price. Girls can bring in prom dresses, shoes, jewelry and hair accessories and get cash for it all. No checks, credit cards or money orders are allowed as a form of payment by those seeking the items.

Wed
12
Feb

Habitat restoration projects

 

Habitat restoration project updates

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The following are some brief updates regarding various habitat restoration projects in the Prairie du Chien area in Pool 9 and Pool 10.

 

Wed
12
Feb

Wyalusing Academy

 

Public input sought on Wyalusing Academy

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Clinicare Corporation, the owner of the former Wyalusing Academy property in Prairie du Chien, has scheduled the conference room in City Hall from 5-8 p.m. on Feb. 26 for public input regarding what can be done with the property. 

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10
Feb

Winter Olympics

Opening Ceremonies
The U.S. delegation marches into Fisht Olympic Stadium on Friday during the Opening Ceremonies. (Photo by Nick DeJulio)

 

‘We are having an extraordinary time in Sochi’

By Nick DeJulio

 

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10
Feb

Mary Antoine at Olympics

Olympic Park
Mary Antoine stands in front of the Olympic Park. (Photo contributed by Mary Antoine and Nick DeJulio)

 

Olympic Opening Ceremony was spectacular

By Mary Antoine 

 

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