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Pickup truck rolls several times, lands in creek bed

On Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7:45 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a one-vehicle rollover crash on County Road E just west of Schmidt Road in the township of Seneca.

Jorden R. Gardner, 19, Gays Mills, was traveling east on County Road E in a 2003 Ford F250 pickup. Gardner lost control of his vehicle while negotiating a curve. Gardner went into the westbound lane, crossed back into the eastbound lane, went into the south side shoulder, and struck the embankment which caused the vehicle to overturn several times and come to rest on the passenger side in a creek bed/drainage ditch.

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Nov

Villa Louis opens up Knowlton House for holiday parade

Join the Friends of the Villa Louis and Villa Louis staff as they celebrate the tradition of Prairie du Chien’s holiday parade at the historic Knowlton House at 109 W. Blackhawk Ave., Friday, Dec. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Stop by the Knowlton House before and after the holiday parade and sip on some delicious cider and hot chocolate. There will also be a selection of gifts on hand from the Villa Louis Museum Gift Shop.

After the parade, be sure to bring your camera and snap a photo of the kiddos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

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28
Nov

Annual holiday parade is Friday evening downtown

The Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce annual holiday parade will be held Friday, Dec. 2, at 5:30 p.m. Any business or organization wishing to participate in the parade is asked to begin lining-up at 5 p.m. on St. Feriole Island.

There is no fee to participate. Spectators can kick off the holiday season by lining the downtown and enjoying the spectacular lighted floats and holiday music.

Join Friends of the Villa Louis and Villa Louis staff as they celebrate the tradition of Prairie du Chien’s holiday parade at the historic Knowlton House, at 109 W. Blackhawk Ave. Stop by before and after the parade and sip on delicious hot apple cider and hot chocolate. There will also be a selection of gifts on hand from the Villa Louis museum gift shop. After the parade, be sure to bring your camera and snap a photo of the kiddos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

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Nov

Kapanke officially requests recount in the 32nd district

After reviewing the results of the certified canvass, 32nd Senate District Republican candidate Dan Kapanke has announced his official request to perform a recount districtwide. Kapanke challenged Democrat Jennifer Shilling for her seat in the Nov. 8 election. After the initial results were canvassed, vote totals revealed that Shilling finished just 56 votes ahead of Kapanke in the race.

His request is “due to the fact that the results were extremely close. A recount will ensure each and every vote that was cast is recorded correctly and fairly,” a campaign spokesman said in a statement Nov. 22.

According to Crawford County Clerk Janet Geisler, the Crawford County Board of Canvassers will meet at the county administration building, to conduct the recount for the 32nd Senate District, on Monday, Nov. 28, Tuesday, Nov. 29, and Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 9 a.m. each day. The recount is expected to take three to six days across the district.

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Local teen ready to graduate from Wisconsin challenge academy


Kyle is shown repelling in a physical fitness drill at the Wisconsin National Guard Challenge Academy, a 22-week program for high school students at risk of not graduating high school. (Submitted photo)

Prairie du Chien youth Kyle Wilkinson, 18, son of Beth Fitzl and John Hying, is pictured at Fort McCoy, where he’s attended the Wisconsin National Guard Challenge Academy and will graduate in December. (Submitted photo)

By Correne Martin

Kyle Wilkinson was falling behind in high school and didn’t have enough credits, heading into his senior year, to graduate on time. He also had a history of difficulty coping with the stress and interpersonal challenges presented in the high school setting. So, when the Wisconsin National Guard Challenge Academy was introduced, he decided it was the right fit for him.

Kyle, 18, the son of Beth Fitzl and John Hying, is a student at Prairie du Chien High School. But this semester, he is enrolled in the challenge academy, which began July 21, in Fort McCoy and ends with graduation on Dec. 17.

Kyle and his family learned of the alternative education program when Prairie du Chien teacher Heather DeBruin and Dean of Students Karen Sjoberg suggested the opportunity.

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28
Nov

New Birth Center


Heather Kramer and Alison Peralta stand in front of Trillium Midwifery Services.

Trillium Midwifery Services has a large and comfortable birthing bed.

Trillium Midwifery Services Birth Center offers water births as well.

 

Birth center offers women a comfortable, safe alternative

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Many people in their 80s or older can probably recall when it wasn’t at all uncommon, especially in rural areas, to have births in homes rather than hospitals. 

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Nov

Highway 18-60 Project


Both sides (three lanes) of Highway 18 are now open in the construction zone of the Highway 18-60 project in the town of Bridgeport. In the near future, all four lanes are expected to be open.

 

Both sides of Highway 18 open in construction zone

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Recently, both sides of Highway 18 have opened for traffic as part of the Highway 18-60 Project in the town of Bridgeport.

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21
Nov

Wauzeka-Steuben School Budget

 

Wauzeka-Steuben School Board to review residents’ ideas regarding budget

By Ted Pennekamp

 

At a special school board meeting on Nov. 16, residents presented several ideas to the Wauzeka-Steuben School Board regarding the district’s budget deficit of $448,689.

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21
Nov

Vinehout to talk locally on affect of state budget on schools

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) will speak in Wauzeka Wednesday, Nov. 30, on “What everyone should know about schools and Wisconsin’s budget.”

The town hall meeting featuring her talk will be at 6 p.m., at Century Hall, 213 E. Front St. A discussion by those attending will follow Vinehout’s presentation.

“The current policies to privatize schools and to lower property taxes are on a collision course,” Vinehout said. “It is not possible to have both.  School districts chiefly held referendums for capital improvements. Now, many districts must hold them to keep the lights on and doors open. One significant way to lower school property taxes is for the state to put more money in aid to schools. Former Gov. Tommy Thompson put $1 billion into school aid, which resulted in a subsequent drop in property taxes.”  

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Operation Santa helps brighten the holidays for Crawford County residents


Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home, of Prairie du Chien, has contributed $250 toward the 2016 Operation Santa efforts, organized by the Prairie du Chien Jaycees. Laura Moerer, of the Jaycees, is pictured with Ryan Kester, also a Jaycee, representing Thornburg-Grau, at Hoffman Hall during the Operation Santa hat, coat and mitten drive. (Submitted photo)

Joe Morovits delivered a donation of $100 to the Prairie du Chien Jaycees for Operation Santa during the Hat, Coat and Mitten Drive Saturday. Morovits puts Christmas lights up on Stuckey Road in Prairie du Chien every year. His donation is from the donation box that he puts at the light display. (Submitted photo)

By Correne Martin

Operation Santa has been assisting Crawford County citizens in need for well over 50 years. And, the Prairie du Chien Jaycees’ elves are at it once again—seeking contributions from community organizations and residents, coordinating donations and shopping for families so that no one goes without this Christmas season.

Donation boxes—where new or gently used toys, hats, coats, mittens and scarves can be given—have been placed at businesses around Crawford County.

“We have more and more businesses who just use their own box and decorate it up for donations,” said Tarah Marx, of the Jaycees. “But we can always bring you a box if you wish and we ask that businesses notify us if they’ve put out a box so we can be sure to schedule pick-up.”

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