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Fri
17
May

POLICE WEEK: An Inside Look at the Prairie du Chien Police Department

All members of the PdCPD answered 8 questions about themselves and their daily duties. Get to know the department more by reading their Q&As as follows. Feature compiled by Correne Martin • Photos by Lindsey Ludvik Photography

1. Name, family, hometown, academy name and other educational background?

2. Date you began with the PdC PD? Other previous related employment?

3. Current position and summary of duties?

4. Why did you want to become a law enforcement officer? 

5. What do you like about serving in a small community?

Fri
17
May

BREAKING: Pedestrian dies after being struck on Bypass

A Prairie du Chien pedestrian died due to injuries sustained from being struck by a vehicle on the Highway 18 Bypass Thursday afternoon, according to the Prairie du Chien Police Department. 

Chief Kyle Teynor said the department was called to the 1200 block of East LaPointe Street for a vehicle versus pedestrian crash at about 3:50 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Officers responded and found a man had been hit by a vehicle. 

A 2011 Jeep, operated by Nathan Baker, 43, of Prairie du Chien, was westbound on LaPointe/Highway 18, when it struck a man on the roadway. The man was identified as Donald Cipra, 85, also of Prairie du Chien.

Thu
16
May

Walk your way to accountability and a 5K this summer in Crawford County communities


Walkers and runners of all ages, shapes and sizes take on a 5K at the county fair every year through the Crawford County on the Move program. In the nine weeks leading up to it, they meet for an hour each week to train and discuss fitness and nutrition tips. Sign up by May 31 to participate this summer. (Submitted photo)

By Correne Martin

Back by popular demand, Crawford County on the Move will be available starting in June, encouraging residents to be more physically active in the beautiful communities in which they live. 

Whether you reside in Prairie du Chien, Wauzeka, Seneca, Gays Mills or Soldiers Grove, this low-cost, nine-week program offers a weekly gathering time and place for participants to benefit from a short health-related lesson, followed by an hour-long group walk/run. Crawford County on the Move’s main goal is for local citizens to complete an optional 5K at the county fair at the conclusion of summer. Though, there are numerous other advantages to joining “the club.” 

Thu
16
May

2 young women lead PdC Class of 2019


Valedictorian Kara Katzung & Salutatorian Ella Hein

Prairie du Chien has announced its valedictorian, Kara Katzung, and salutatorian, Ella Hein, for the graduating Class of 2019. They will be recognized during this year’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 26, at 2 p.m., in the Prairie du Chien High School gymnasium.

Valedictorian Kara Katzung is the daughter of Darren and Tammie Katzung, of Prairie du Chien. She intends on attending UW-Madison this fall for biology, with eventual plans of going into optometry or ophthalmology. 

Thu
16
May

Melly S. Staskal

Melly S. Staskal, 76, of Bagley and formerly of Milton, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday morning, May 9, 2019, at her residence in Bagley. 

Thu
16
May

Charlie A. Vavra

Charlie A. Vavra, 88, of Harpers Ferry, Iowa, died Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Thornton Manor in Lansing, Iowa. 

Charles A. Vavra was born July 5, 1930, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Charles F. and Helen (Hellwig) Vavra. 

Thu
16
May

Marie Deloris Cox

Marie Deloris Cox, 84, of Woodman, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Atrium Post Acute Care Of Lancaster. 

She was born Sept. 24, 1934, to Joseph (Pep) and Mildred (Eulgem) Ludvik.

She is survived by two sons, Joseph (Laura) Jones, of Boscobel, and Donnie Cox, of Boscobel; four grandchildren, Joseph J. Jones, Shannon Dubel, Greg and Jeff Cox; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard Ludvik, of Guttenberg, Randy (Amy) Ludvik, of Prairie du Chien; sister, Bonnie (Butch) Schwarz, of Plugtown; and sister-in-law Sue Ludvik, of Prairie du Chien.

Thu
16
May

Bruce Gary Edwards

Bruce Gary Edwards, 72, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, surrounded by close family and friends. He lived his life according to his own rules, combining strong opinions, distinguishing taste, fierce loyalty, and an independent streak to pave a unique path. 

Thu
16
May

Michael J. Adamski

Michael J. Adamski, 56, of Winona and formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn., following a brief illness. 

He was born Sept. 2, 1962, in St. Paul, Minn., the son of Edward and Millie (LeVasseur) Adamski. He married Pamela Elliott on Sept. 8, 1984, and they later divorced. He was married to Rhonda Crooks in August of 2009 and they later divorced. Mike worked at 3M Company in Prairie du Chien for over 30 years and most recently worked for Wincraft in Winona. 

Wed
15
May

Unbeaten Wauzeka-Steuben is the conference champion


Tabitha Check fires in a fastball versus visiting Weston Monday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Jordan Mormann takes a big lead off of second base following a double.

 

Wauzeka-Steuben beat visiting Weston 11-3 to clinch the Ridge and Valley Conference crown Monday afternoon.

Tabitha Check picked up the victory for the Lady Hornets. Check fanned 6 and walked 2 while giving up 3 hits in 7 innings.

Jordan Mormann smashed a home run as 1 of her 2 hits for the game. Alexis Wielepski, Peyton Mindham and Gabby Groom each had 2 hits.

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