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06
Aug

Myrtle M. Egan

Myrtle M. Egan, 95, of Waukon, Iowa, died Tuesday, July 31, at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon, Iowa. 

Thu
02
Aug

Howard E. Dalton

Howard E. Dalton, 87, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Seneca, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, after a brief illness. 

Funeral services will be held graveside on Friday, Aug. 3, at 11 a.m., at the Gays Mills Cemetery in Gays Mills, with a luncheon to follow.  The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is assisting the family.

 

Wed
01
Aug

Hospital claims Vineyard Road project caused problems at its property


Pictured is a portion of the acreage involved with the Crossing Rivers Health claim and petition against the township of Bridgeport, Crawford County and others. The hospital maintains that since the 2016 Vineyard Road reconstruction project, surface waters have been diverted to the about 50 acres of its 105-acre campus, causing flooding, water trespass and damage. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Crawford County denies change in flow of water, Bridgeport township investigates before considering action

By Correne Martin

Crossing Rivers Health has provided a notice of claim and petition for relief to the Bridgeport Township and Crawford County government bodies and to Kramer Consulting Group, of Wauzeka. The hospital contends there was “unreasonable diversion of surface waters causing flooding, water trespass and damages to its property” as a result of “negligent planning, designing, engineering, construction, supervision and inspection” of an expansive Town Road Improvement Project (TRIP) for the reconstruction of Vineyard Road in summer of 2016.

Wed
01
Aug

Man charged with growing marijuana

A 52-year-old Soldiers Grove man was charged July 27 in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of the manufacture and delivery of marijuana.

Peter Zibrowski faces up to 12.5 years in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, a search of a residence in the town of Utica revealed 56 live and growing marijuana plants in two separate rooms in the basement. The two rooms were set up to grow and cultivate marijuana, and included heat/glow lamps, fans, fertilizer and growing pots, the complaint said. 

Wed
01
Aug

Accident in town of Seneca causes injuries

On July 28, at 8:14 p.m., the Crawford County Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a one-vehicle traffic crash with injuries on Stoney Point Road near Lovers Lane in the township of Seneca.

Courtney M. Pilger, 19, Onalaska, was operating a 2003 Pontiac Bonneville westbound on Stoney Point Road. While attempting to negotiate a curve, Pilger lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the embankment along the left side of the roadway, causing the vehicle to overturn. The Pilger vehicle came to rest on its top in the eastbound lane of the roadway. Pilger and her passenger, Halley M. Fritz, 20, Tomah, were able to exit the vehicle and call 911. 

Wed
01
Aug

Car strikes utility pole

On July 27, at 7:28 p.m., the Crawford County Communications Center received a report of a one-vehicle traffic crash on Wall Ridge Road at Betty Lane in the township of Eastman. 

Ali D. Woods, 17, Ferryville, was operating a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze eastbound on Wall Ridge Road. While attempting to negotiate a curve at Betty Lane, the Woods’ vehicle went off the right side of the roadway and struck a Scenic Rivers Energy Cooperative utility pole. 

Woods was wearing her seatbelt and was not injured in the crash. The vehicle sustained severe damage to the front passenger side. Woods was cited for failure to maintain control. 

Wed
01
Aug

Coleman on American Legion All Star Team, game at Miller Park


Drake Coleman has been selected to the American Legion All Star Team.

 

For only the third time since 1987, a member of Prairie du Chien's American Legion Baseball Team will be playing in the All Star Game. The Grasshoppers' catcher, Drake Coleman, was selected to join 94 other Legion players for those special games. As a catcher, Drake's consistent play and hitting earned him this honored spot with the All Stars.

Coleman will join the other All Star players who will then divide into teams and play after the Brewers versus the Rockies game on Sunday, Aug. 5 at Miller Park.

Tue
31
Jul

A Day In The Life - Marine Recruiter, Tristan Wilhelm


Pictured are Marines Recruiter Tristan Wilhelm (right) and Poolee Dallas Fritzinger, student of Boscobel High School, after Dallas passed all examinations at the military entrance processing station. (Submitted photo)

By Rachel Mergen

 

“My job is to find the most qualified mentally and physically applicants,” Marine Corps Recruiter Tristan Wilhelm, of Prairie du Chien, explained, describing his chosen career path. “I am trying to inspire people to work for a better life when they are content with their current circumstances of coasting by.” 

For Wilhelm’s job, he works with schools in the area to set up event times that will enable him to speak with applicants about joining the Marines. He travels all across the area during the school year, from Boscobel to Decorah. 

Wilhelm also attends events, like fairs, to speak with attendees about the prospect of joining. He hopes to “let everyone know that there is a vast amount of careers in the Marines.”

Tue
31
Jul

Edna Moeller (Ready)

Edna Moeller (Ready), 92, of La Farge, passed away on July 28, at her daughter's home in Waukesha.

She was born on July 14, 1926, in Eastman to Alvin and Elnora (Kramer) Ready. She attended Eastman State Graded School and graduated from Wauzeka High School. She married Willard Moeller on Dec. 7, 1945, and they moved to his family’s farm on Swatek Ridge where they lived until 1980. They moved to their retirement hobby farm near La Farge after that. Edna worked for a short time at Gudgeon’s and also volunteered at the Kickapoo Haven Nutrition Center. She eventually became head cook and manager, enjoying her work until her retirement at age 80. 

Tue
31
Jul

Dish One salesman found to be legitimate

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

On Saturday, a young man was going door-to-door on the north side of Prairie du Chien in an effort to sell contracts for DishNetwork.

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