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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. 

Wed
15
May

New scoreboards, bleachers discussed by PdC School Board

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Prairie du Chien School Board discussed the scoreboards and bleachers for the new fieldhouse at the high school at its regular meeting Monday night. 

Mon
13
May

Spring Career Carnival a big hit with employers, students and public


Students and employers had a lot of dialogue at the inaugural Spring Career Carnival at the Prairie du Chien Performing Arts Center May 8. (Photo courtesy of Jim Bowman)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The 2019 Spring Career Carnival hosted by Driftless Development Inc., in partnership with HR Mastermind Group, at the Prairie du Chien High School Performing Arts Center on May 8 was quite a success for employers and potential employees alike.

Mon
13
May

Crawford County waging campaign against opioid crisis

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Crawford County Health and Human Services Department is engaging in a campaign to fight the opioid epidemic in Southwestern Wisconsin, particularly in Crawford County.

Mon
13
May

Head-on crash results in non-life threatening injuries


These two vehicles collided head-on on Highway 35.

On May 5, at 4:30 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received multiple reports of a two-vehicle head-on traffic crash near the intersection of County D and Highway 35 in the township of Eastman.

Donald Creque III, 40, De Soto, was operating a 2003 Dodge Dakota northbound on Highway 35. A 2009 Chrysler Town and Country van being operated by David Konkel, 66, Prairie du Chien, was southbound on Highway 35. As the two vehicles approached each other, the Konkel vehicle completely crossed the yellow center divider line and struck the Creque vehicle head-on.

Mon
13
May

Anhydrous leak reported in Marietta Township


An anhydrous ammonia leak in Marietta Township Saturday evening was contained in less than an hour.

On Saturday, May 11, after 8:15 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department reported that U.S. Highway 61 was closed, from Marietta Valley Road to the Boscobel bridge, due to an anhydrous ammonia leak near North Irish Ridge Road.

The reporting party, who called 911, said the ammonia was blowing across the highway and there was an odor. The tanks were both 1,000 gallons, located on a trailer, in a field to the west of the highway. The tanks each had about 800 gallons of anhydrous ammonia in them.

There was no need for evacuation; however, emergency personnel immediately shut down the area to traffic. Residents were urged to shelter in place, close all vents and windows and shut off heating and air conditioning units.  

Mon
13
May

Wauzeka-Steuben salutes top two grads in its Class of 2019


Valedictorian Lindsey Lund & Salutatorian Adam Martin

Lindsey Lund has been named the valedictorian and Adam Martin salutatorian of the 2019 Wauzeka-Steuben High School graduating class. These two and their classmates will be honored at graduation Saturday, May 25, at 10 a.m. at the school.

Valedictorian Lindsey Lund is the daughter of Ryan Lund and Shauntelle Ray. She plans to attend UW-Eau Claire in the fall to major in biology or chemistry. 

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