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May

Fishing float owner believes the DNR is harassing him


Bill Hubbard owns Hubbard’s Fishing Float in Harper’s Ferry, Iowa. He feels he’s not being respected by the Wisconsin DNR as an authorized activity on the Mississippi. (Photo by Correne Martin)

This smartphone photo was taken by Bill Hubbard to show the proximity of the DNR warden to his customers trying to fish on his commercial float.

By Correne Martin

A Harper’s Ferry, Iowa, small businessman believes he’s being harassed by the Wisconsin DNR and is speaking out after an April 26 encounter that resulted in his arrest for interfering with fishing. 

Bill Hubbard Jr., 53, of Harper’s Ferry, is the owner of Hubbard’s Fishing Float, located at Lock and Dam No. 9, on the Iowa side of the river, yet accessible near Gordon’s Bay boat landing on Wisconsin Highway 35. Hubbard has run the floating dock and café for 16 years, following in his father’s footsteps. For more than 70 years, the float business itself has provided a good place for anglers—both experienced and amateur—to enjoy fishing the Mississippi River.

Fri
11
May

Florence E. Krachey

Florence E. Krachey, 87, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Thursday, May 10, at Orchard Manor in Lancaster.

 

Fri
11
May

John G. “Joco” Cejka

 

John G. “Joco” Cejka, 86, of Prairie du Chien, died peacefully Wednesday, May 9, at the Wisconsin Veteran’s Home in King.

 

Fri
11
May

Marylu Sauer

 

Marylu Sauer, of Madison, had the soul of a gypsy, the spirit of a hippie and the heart of an angel. She passed away unexpectedly on May 5.  

 

Fri
11
May

Sharon B. “Pat” Niemann

 

Sharon B. “Pat” Niemann, 76, of Prairie du Chien, and formerly of Postville, Iowa, passed away Friday, May 4, at Crossing Rivers Health Center in Prairie du Chien.

 

Fri
11
May

Boscobel woman gets year in jail and 6 years probation for crashing into 7 people in tent

A 32-year-old Boscobel woman had her sentence withheld and was placed on probation for six years at her sentencing hearing on May 8 in Grant County Circuit Court for crashing into a tent and injuring seven people at a campground in Bagley on Aug. 12, 2017. As a condition of probation, Stacy M. Smith must serve one year in jail with work release privileges.

Smith must also pay restitution to the victims in an amount yet to be determined. Judge Craig Day said he believes the restitution amount will be substantial. Smith still owes the court $2,641.10 of $7,416.10 in court assessments.

Thu
10
May

James E. “Jim” Leamy

 

James E. “Jim” Leamy, 79, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully in the family home where he was born, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, May 9.

 

Thu
10
May

Henry L. “Hank” Nelsen

Henry L. “Hank” Nelsen, 94, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Wednesday, May 9, at Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien, Wis.

 

Thu
10
May

Florence Kilburg

 

Florence Kilburg, 75, of Wauzeka, passed away suddenly Tuesday, May 8. 

 

Wed
09
May

Show of Support for Amundson


This is just part of the standing room only crowd in the courtroom Wednesday afternoon, most of whom where there in a show of support for Bluff View Principal Aaron Amundson. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Prairie du Chien staff, students show support for Amundson in court

By Ted Pennekamp

 

There was a standing room only crowd in the Crawford County Courtroom Wednesday afternoon, the vast majority of whom were teachers, administrators and students from the Prairie du Chien School District who were there in a big show of support for Bluff View Principal Aaron Amundson.

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