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May

Vehicle flips, enters flood waters

On Saturday, May 12, at 6:56 a.m., the Crawford County Dispatch Center was notified of a one-vehicle crash off of Highway 60, one mile east of Wauzeka.

Cody Tamling, 23, Wauzeka, was driving a 1997 Jeep Wrangler west on Highway 60 when he fell asleep. His vehicle went off the right side of the roadway, travelled along the ditch and hit a rock which caused the vehicle to overturn and come to a stop in the flood waters.

Tamling was wearing his seatbelt and was able to exit the vehicle. He escaped any injury.

The Jeep was a total loss and was towed from the scene.

Tamling was cited for inattentive driving.

Wed
16
May

Two-vehicle accident in Freeman Township

On Tuesday, May 15, at 9:10 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a two-vehicle accident with no injuries or blockage at the intersection of Highway 35 and Highway 82 in Freeman Township.  

Wayne A. Hovden, 80, Ridgeway, Iowa, was stopped at the stop sign on Highway 82 waiting to make a left turn onto Highway 35 in a 2006 Buick sport utility vehicle. Albert J. Close, 67, Ferryville, was making a left turn onto Highway 82 from Highway 35 pulling a boat and trailer in a 2009 Chevy Silverado truck.  The Hovden vehicle pulled out, making the left turn and struck the side of the boat and trailer. 

Hovden and his passenger Patricia L. Hovden, 81, Ridgeway, Iowa, both claimed no injuries at the scene of the accident. Close also claimed no injuries at the scene.  

Wed
16
May

Prairie rallies past Platteville


Prairie second baseman Mark Welter fields a grounder and tosses the ball to first for the out in the first inning Tuesday afternoon against visiting Platteville. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Shortstop Dylan Coleman gets behind the Platteville base runner Tuesday afternoon.

Cory Check unleashes a pitch to the Platteville batter.

Prairie du Chien rallied for 6 runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to nip visiting Platteville 8-7 in an SWC baseball game Tuesday afternoon. 

Prairie du Chien took a 1-0 lead after the first inning.

Platteville scored a run in the top of the second to tie the game at 1-1. 

Wed
16
May

People speak for and against Amundson at school board meeting

By Ted Pennekamp

 

It was a standing room only crowd at the Prairie du Chien School Board meeting Monday night and extra chairs were brought in as numerous teachers, staff and students were on hand to show support for Aaron Amundson in anticipation of a possible vote about his position with the school district. 

Wed
16
May

Constance “Connie” A. (Caya) Anderson

Constance “Connie” A. (Caya) Anderson, 70, of Ferryville, passed away on April 24, at the Gunderson Health System in La Crosse.

 

Mon
14
May

Colin Ross “Buzz” Eckert, Sr.

 

Colin Ross “Buzz” Eckert, Sr., 84, of Joliet, Ill,, husband of a former Prairie du Chien resident, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, May 9, at home, with his loving family by his side.

 

Mon
14
May

Prairie du Chien Soccer


Kaitlyn Waller and Prairie du Chien out-hustled River Valley all match long to earn the victory. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie's Gabby Toberman races a River Valley player to the ball Thursday afternoon.

 

PdC varsity soccer beats River Valley, varsity reserve ties

On Thursday afternoon the Lady Hawks took on River Valley at home for Parents’ Night for Prairie du Chien soccer. There was a varsity reserve and a varsity game and both teams did a phenomenal job. 

“A special thank you to all the parents who were able to make it tonight as I know your daughters greatly appreciated it,” said Coach Amber Hynnek.

The Prairie varsity defeated River Valley 3-0.

Mon
14
May

Prairie du Chien Softball


Prairie's Lauren Kennedy lets fly with a pitch versus visiting Platteville Thursday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien closes in on a Platteville base runner between third and home plate.

 

Platteville over 

Prairie du Chien girls

The Prairie du Chien Lady Hawks lost a tough game against Platteville, 17-0, on Thursday afternoon at Bluff View Intermediate School.

Prairie’s starting pitcher, Rilee Wikan, was injured in a slide during practice Wednesday and was unable to pitch.  

The girls also struggled defensively with multiple errors. 

Mon
14
May

Rod and Gun Club building chimney swift towers at La Riviere


John Tieden and Dennis Kirschbaum with the Prairie Rod and Gun Club work on one of the two chimney swift towers at La Riviere Park of Prairie du Chien. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Four Prairie du Chien High School students helped to build three sections for each of the two chimney swift towers for La Riviere Park. Above are Blake Garcia, Jacob Joy, teacher Ron Kucko and Aaron Neisius. Sawyer Fuller is not pictured. (Photo by Dennis Kirschbaum)

The two towers being built at La Riviere Park will look similar to this chimney swift tower in Elkader. (Submitted photo)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Prairie Rod and Gun Club is working on several interesting projects, one of which is the construction of a pair of chimney swift towers at La Riviere Park of Prairie du Chien.

Mon
14
May

Two women cited for retail theft

On Thursday, May 10, at 7:04 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was called for a possible ongoing theft at Walmart, in the township of Bridgeport. It was reported that a white Nissan left the parking lot of Walmart and drove to Nathan Plaza and was possibly in possession of stolen property.

A Crawford County deputy made contact with the vehicle and its occupants. Sheena R. Slater, 26, Wauzeka and Trista Hernandez Cruz, 21, Wauzeka, both were found to be in possession of stolen property from Walmart. Items were identified by Walmart Asset Protection and returned to the store. 

Citations were issued to both for retail theft and both Slater and Hernandez Cruz were told they were not allowed back on Walmart property. 

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