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Wed
02
Oct

Town of Freeman man arrested in drug bust

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department has been conducting an extensive investigation into the distribution and sale of illegal narcotics from the Kenneth Sandvick residence located in the township of Freeman. As a result of this investigation, the sheriff’s department applied for and was granted a search warrant. 

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department utilized the Tri-River Area Special Operations Team to execute a search of Sandvick’s residence on Sept. 25. The special operations team is constructed of Crawford County Sheriff’s Department and Prairie du Chien Police Department law enforcement staff. 

Items seized included methamphetamine, ecstasy, methamphetamine paraphernalia, a weighing device, packaging supplies, counterfeit currency, and firearms.

Wed
02
Oct

Local man accused of sexual assault

A 31-year-old Prairie du Chien man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of the sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age.

Christopher Thornton faces up to 40 years in prison and a $100,000 fine if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, Thornton had sex with a boy who was under the age of 16.

Wed
02
Oct

River Ridge sweeps Potosi


Skylar White of River Ridge slams one from the middle row as Britney Moravits gets ready. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Skylar White of the Lady Timberwolves goes up for the block against Lilly Post of Potosi.

Rylee Zinkle (22) of River Ridge pops the ball past a pair of Potosi defenders.

Britney Moravits (33) and McKenzie Graf of River Ridge go up for the block attempt versus Kylie Reuter of Potosi Monday night.

McKenzie Graf of River Ridge taps the ball to an open spot in Potosi’s defense.

Sadie Crubel (15) of River Ridge smashes one back to Potosi Monday on Parents Night.

 

River Ridge hosted Potosi on Monday night in Six Rivers volleyball action. 

The Lady Timberwolves started out the evening honoring their parents on Parents Night. River Ridge won in three sets, 25-13, 25-9, 25-20. 

Wed
02
Oct

PdC council approves stop sign additions near elementary, high schools

By Correne Martin

Drivers: If you haven’t already noticed, the city of Prairie du Chien has permanently added some new stop signs in the areas of B.A. Kennedy Elementary School and Prairie du Chien High School. 

A total of four stop signs have been either placed or requested at three intersections to increase pedestrian safety at these schools: one at Michigan and Webster Streets, one at Michigan and Cass Streets (not yet placed) and two at Wells and Dousman Streets—one on the east side and a second on the west side.

Wed
02
Oct

Visit Prairie’s ancestors at cemetery tour Saturday


At St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, which began in 1840, some of the community’s finest memorials stand, including this one for John Lawler. (Submitted photo)

October is here, and that means it is time for the popular cemetery tour sponsored by the Prairie du Chien Historical Society. This year, while Visiting Our Ancestors, participants will tour four of Prairie du Chien’s historic cemeteries and meet members of the Brisbois, Rolette and Dousman families, and also several people who once lived at Fort Crawford.

Wed
02
Oct

Local veterans aboard 24th Freedom Honor Flight


Veterans Ron Goodman (right), of Prairie du Chien, and Terry Boyum, of Millville, gathered in front of Wisconsin’s pillar of the World War II Memorial. The folded flag represents another Wisconsinite who was supposed to accompany them on the Freedom Honor Flight, but passed away right before the trip.

As part of the once-in-a-lifetime trip, the veterans from the Freedom Honor Flight witnessed the Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery.

Prairie du Chien Vietnam-era veteran Ron Goodman (right) posed with a fellow flight honoree in front of the Lincoln Memorial. (Submitted photos)

By Correne Martin

La Crosse-based Freedom Honor Flight recently sent its 24th flight, carrying 95 veterans, to Washington D.C. to visit memorials standing in their honor.

On Sept. 14, one World War II, 18 Korean-era and 76 Vietnam-era veterans from western Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota and northern Iowa took the one-day trip to the nation’s capital. Included in the pack was Ron Goodman, of Prairie du Chien.

“I applied three and a half years ago but just got the call five to six weeks before the flight,” Goodman said. 

Tue
01
Oct

Patricia Mae Dickens

Patricia Mae Dickens, 70, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of McGregor, Iowa, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Sept 28, 2019, following a brief illness. 

She was born on June 16, 1949, in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Frankie and Bernice (Cavanaugh) Harry. 

Mon
30
Sep

Long the Family Honorary Chairperson at Crawford County Alzheimer’s Walk


Diane Long, who is pictured with her husband Steve, will serve as the Family Honorary Chairperson for the 2019 Crawford County Alzheimer’s Walk/Run.

Prairie du Chien resident Diane Long will serve as the Family Honorary Chairperson of the inaugural Crawford County Alzheimer’s Walk/Run, Saturday, Oct. 5, at St. Feriole Island in Prairie du Chien. 

Diane, who is the caregiver for her dementia-affected husband, realized something wasn’t right when he kept misplacing items and making repetitive statements. Diane took Steve to the doctor, and he underwent cognitive testing, a CAT scan and questions about family history.

Diane cared for her husband at home but experienced health challenges of her own. Since her husband had become a fall risk, she came to the difficult decision of placing Steve in a skilled nursing facility.

Mon
30
Sep

Over 100 Crawford County deer suspected dead from EHD


This sickly deer eventually died—one of the first confirmed cases of EHD in Crawford County, according to hunter Troy Martin, who sent in the picture from Wauzeka Township.

This buck was confirmed to have died from EHD. The picture was taken in Rhein Hollow near Rex Walter's home before the virus took the animal.

This buck found along Plum Creek Road in rural Wauzeka is figured to have been infected with EHD.

In many cases of deer experiencing EHD symptoms, they are easily approachable, as they’ve lost their wariness of people. This deer was in the Wauzeka Township.

Most all the deer with confirmed or suspected EHD in Crawford County have been located real close to a water source.

By Correne Martin

Over 100 deer are suspected dead in Crawford County, and about seven were confirmed dead, as of Sept. 26, from a sporadic virus transmitted by biting flies also referred to as midges, according to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials. Local hunters and the DNR believe this is, by no means, the final count either.

Hemorrhagic disease (HD) is an infectious, often fatal, condition that affects white-tailed deer, caused by either bluetongue virus (BTV) or epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) virus, which are both indistinguishable in external appearance and only identified in laboratory testing. 

Mon
30
Sep

Hunting, fishing and the outdoors have many health benefits


Wading up a stream and against a constant current, breathing fresh air and being in a beautiful and quiet spot help a person physically, mentally and emotionally. (Photo by Len Harris)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Driftless Region of Southwest Wisconsin offers excellent opportunities for hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. Hunting and fishing are not often discussed when people talk about activities that are good for one’s health, but, they probably should be.

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