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12
Feb

Former Sen. Kapanke running again

La Crosse businessman Dan Kapanke announced Feb. 12, he will run to return to the state Senate. Kapanke will run in the 32nd Senate district, a seat he previously held for over six years, which includes all of La Crosse and Crawford counties, most of Vernon and a portion of Monroe county.

Wed
12
Feb

Man faces many meth related charges

On Feb. 9, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit conducted a traffic stop on a 2000 Dodge Neon being operated by Ricky Arentz, 48, De Soto, in the township of Freeman. As the deputy approached the vehicle, Arentz accelerated and fled. The deputy pursued Arentz for several miles before Arentz attempted to turn around in a wayside and became stuck in the deep snow. Arentz fled on foot for several yards before being apprehended.

Wed
12
Feb

Two area men arrested for methamphetamine violations

On Feb. 6, at 11:20 p.m., a deputy of the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop in the city of Boscobel for a violation that occurred in Crawford County.   

The deputy made contact with the driver and identified him as Xai Vang, 25, La Crosse. 

Wed
12
Feb

Wauzeka-Steuben sets referendum info meeting

The Wauzeka-Steuben School District will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s All-Purpose Room. All residents and parents of the district are encouraged to come learn the facts about the referendum effort, and to ask questions they may have about the referendum.

Wed
12
Feb

Residents hear outdoor facility referendum pitch


Above is the new River Ridge press box and concession stand behind some of the bleachers at the new football field. (Photo by David Timmerman)

By David Timmerman

 

Wed
12
Feb

Help someone by giving blood, in memory of well-known Wauzeka man

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
12
Feb

Chamber cancels 2020 fireworks, could resume show in 2021

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
12
Feb

CO.STARTERS training for new, existing entrepreneurs is coming to Prairie du Chien

The nationally-renowned CO.STARTERS entrepreneurial training program is coming to Prairie du Chien. Ahead of the program’s launch, all new and existing entrepreneurs are invited to the Waterfront Hotel Backwater Bar, in downtown PdC, for an information session, Thursday, Feb. 13, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Wed
12
Feb

Local police help bust suspected drug dealer

A suspected La Crosse drug dealer is in jail following a collaborative investigation involving the West Central Metropolitan Enforcement Group (MEG) along with the La Crosse and Prairie du Chien Police Departments and Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

Wed
12
Feb

Highway Commissioner honored, has overseen countless projects


Retired Highway Commissioner Dennis Pelock recently was honored by the Wisconsin County Highway Association. Above are WCHA Executive Director Dan Fedderly, Dennis Pelock, WCHA President Jon Johnson and WCHA Conference Coordinator Gary Kennedy. (Photo submitted)

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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