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Brush guard stolen

On Saturday, Oct. 11, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department investigated a theft on Thistle Lane in the township of Seneca. A brush guard was stolen off of a 2010 Dodge truck. The brush guard has three and a half inch black tubing with a chrome grill that is dented and has a WI plate of DG81231 attached.

The Crawford County Crime Stoppers urges anyone having information about this or any other crimes to call 326-8933 or 1-866-779-PAYS. Anyone calling either of these numbers with a Crime Stoppers tip will remain anonymous and a reward of up to $1,000 will be paid for a tip which solves a crime with an arrest, charges being filed or recovery of stolen property.

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22
Oct

Tractor and car collide, minor injuries

On Friday, Oct. 17, at 9:22 a.m., The Crawford County Dispatch Center was notified of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 27 at Gran Grae Road, seven miles north of Prairie du Chien.

Lowell Kapinus, 51, rural Prairie du Chien, was driving an Agco farm tractor south on Highway 27 making a left turn onto Gran Grae Road when a northbound 2005 Nissan Altima driven by Patricia Glenn, 68, Cedar Rapids, Iowa crashed into the right front tire of the farm tractor.

The Glenn vehicle sustained driver side damage and was towed from the scene. The farm tractor did not sustain any damage.

Glenn and her passenger Margaret Prohaska, 75, Cedar Rapids, were taken by ambulance to Crossing Rivers Health and treated for cuts sustained from the breaking window glass.

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22
Oct

Accident causes injury to local teen

On Oct. 17 at approximately 11:35 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a two-vehicle crash with injuries on Highway 18 north of Selch Road in the township of Bridgeport.

Erica L. Fassbinder, 17, Prairie du Chien, was operating a 2003 Chevrolet Impala northbound on Highway 18 in the right lane. William L. Herreid Jr., 61, Prairie du Chien, was operating a 2005 Volvo semi-truck on Highway 18 in the left lane. Fassbinder attempted to make a lane change and sideswiped the Herreid vehicle. Fassbinder had two passengers in the vehicle, Joleen F. Thornton, 16, and Larry S. Cresson, 18, both of Prairie du Chien. Thornton was transported to Crossing Rivers Health for injuries sustained in the crash.   

Herreid’s semi-truck sustained minor damage and the Fassbinder vehicle sustained severe damage from the crash. Fassbinder was cited for unsafe lane deviation.

Wed
22
Oct

Charges pending in snowmobile theft

On Oct. 5, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department investigated the theft of a 1985 Polaris 440 snowmobile at Homesteaders Trailer Court in Prairie du Chien Township.

On Oct. 14, a deputy conducted an interview with Christopher J. Frihart, 33, Prairie du Chien. Frihart admitted that he took the snowmobile without permission and hauled it to Clayton County Recycling in Monona, Iowa for money.

Charges on this case have been referred to the Crawford County District Attorney’s Office.

Wed
22
Oct

River Ridge voters to decide on $13 million referendum


REPAYMENT SCHEDULE

By Correne Martin

Voters in the River Ridge School District have a supremely consequential task ahead of them. On Tuesday, Nov. 4, they are asked to head to the polls and cast their ballot regarding the 2014 Facility Referendum for River Ridge Schools. Taxpayers must answer “yes” or “no” to whether the school district should be allowed to borrow up to $13 million for the purpose of combining the current district facilities to create one Pre-K–12 campus at the Patch Grove site.

Permission to borrow is good for five years and cannot exceed a total of $13 million, according to Carol Wirth, a Wisconsin Public Finance Professionals adviser contracted by the school. That amount equates to a tax increase of about $200 per $100,000 of fair market property value (or $16.67 per month or $.55 per day).

Mon
20
Oct

Fall Color Run


Prairie du Chien Police Chief Chad Abram gets a big dose of bright orange during the inaugural Fall Color Run as part of Oktoberfest 2014 on St. Feriole Island on a great fall Saturday. Many colorful characters ran in the 5K race. (Photos by Randy Paske)
Mon
20
Oct

Attorney general candidates face off in a debate on Wisconsin Public Television

Republican candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel and Democratic candidate Susan Happ will face off in a debate broadcast live 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT).

The Wisconsin 2014 Attorney General Debate, produced in partnership with Wisconsin Public Radio and The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, airs live 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 on WPT, online at wpt.org and on Wisconsin Public Radio’s (WPR) Ideas Network and News and Classical Network.

The live broadcast of the Wisconsin 2014 Attorney General Debate is part of WPT’s 2014 election coverage, which reports on significant issues facing voters this election season, including key Senate races throughout the state and the latest on the battle over Voter I.D.

Mon
20
Oct

Nerison, Flesch to debate in Viroqua Oct. 30

The Vernon Women’s Alliance (VWA) will host a Candidates Forum on Thursday, Oct. 30, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Vernon Memorial Hospital community room in Viroqua. Please join VWA to hear Representative Lee Nerison and challenger Pete Flesch discuss their stance on issues concerning Wisconsin.

All questions will come from members of the audience. If you have any questions please call (608) 606-3920.

Mon
20
Oct

Kind, Kurtz to square off in WPR debate

On Thursday, Oct. 30, U.S. 3rd District Congressman Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) will square off with Republican challenger Tony Kurtz, a small business owner from Prairie du Chien. The debate begins at 7 p.m. at the Dreyfus University Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and will be broadcast live on Wisconsin Public Radio. The one-hour debate will also be  live streamed by WAOW-TV, WSAW-TV and the Wausau Daily Herald.

The debate will be moderated by Wisconsin Public Radio’s Glen Moberg. Candidates will answer questions from a panel of editors and reporters from the Wausau Daily Herald, Stevens Point Journal, WAOW-TV 9 and WSAW-TV 7. The debates are a partnership of the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service, Wisconsin Public Radio, Wausau Daily Herald, Stevens Point Journal Media, WSAW-TV 7 and WAOW-TV 9.

Mon
20
Oct

Scouts will Trick or Treat for Canned

Goods Saturday morning The Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts of Prairie du Chien will once again Trick or Treat for Canned Goods on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Prairie du Chien area.
The community is encouraged to leave items on their doorsteps if unavailable for the collection. Food items are requested from community members for this event.

Each year, the clubs take turns supplying either breakfast or lunch for the event. This year is the Girl Scouts’ year to provide the food.

 
Donations collected during the Trick or Treat for Canned Goods will be taken to the Couleecap office where they will be used for families/individuals in need in the community.

This is a great time of year and a worthy event to help the community. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Trina Skime at (608) 306-0103.

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