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Wed
26
Feb

Riverway Board

 

Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board 

requesting change in law regarding sand mines

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board will soon be sending a report to Governor Scott Walker and to state legislators asking for changes to the Riverway’s nonmetallic mining law, according to Riverway Board Executive Director Mark Cupp. 

Mon
24
Feb

Elliott to State

Elliott Statebound
Taylor Elliott of Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben controls Christian Lamon of Sparta in his second-round match at 113 pounds. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Elliott earns 

fourth trip to State Meet

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Prairie du Chien’s Taylor Elliott took first place at 113 pounds at the Division 2 Sectional Wrestling Meet at Adams Friendship on Saturday to earn a trip to the State Wrestling Tournament in Madison, which runs from Feb. 27 through March 1.

Wed
19
Feb

River Restoration Projects

 

Pool 9 and Pool 10 habitat restoration

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.

 

Mon
17
Feb

Antoine takes bronze

Antoine gets bronze
Prairie du Chien’s Matt Antoine pumps his fist following his medal-winning run Saturday.
Antoine, bronze
Some of the many fans of Matt Antoine cheer while watching one of Matt’s runs during an Olympic celebration in support of Matt held by Jim’s Bar of Prairie du Chien Friday and Saturday. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Antoine brings home bronze medal

On Saturday morning, with many of his hometown fans watching and cheering him on, Prairie du Chien’s Matt Antoine won the bronze medal in the men’s skeleton at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Matt laid down two flawless runs at the Sanki Sliding Center on Saturday to secure the bronze. Antoine was in fourth after Friday’s first two heats, but moved 0.32 seconds ahead of Tomass Dukurs in the final run to claim a podium position.

Wed
12
Feb

Man cited in accident

On Friday, Feb. 7, at approximately 12:06 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a one-vehicle accident on County E near Oak Grove Ridge Road in the township of Seneca.

When deputies arrived on scene, the operator of a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan had already left the scene of the accident. The driver had a third party contact law enforcement about the accident. The driver was found to be Sean P. Boland, 39, Gays Mills. Jennifer A. Boland, 40, Gays Mills, was also a passenger in the vehicle during the accident.

Boland was eastbound on County E when he lost control of the vehicle. After cresting a hill the vehicle began to fishtail, going into both lanes of traffic. The vehicle then left the north side of the roadway and went airborne over a culvert for approximately 15 feet before striking a tree and stopping. The vehicle sustained severe damage and no injuries were claimed in the accident.

Wed
12
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.

Wed
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.

Wed
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.

Wed
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.

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