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Wed
26
Oct

Two charged with meth possession

A 62-year-old Muscoda man and a 52-year-old Steuben man have each been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of possession of methamphetamine as a party to a crime.

Kim Wardell and Kevin C. Crowley each face up to 3.5 years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, a Sheriff’s Department deputy stopped a vehicle in the town of Clayton because the driver was not wearing a seatbelt.

A small plastic baggie and a cigarette box containing another plastic baggie were found in the search. Both baggies had a white crystalline substance inside which is consistent with the physical characteristics of meth, the complaint said.

The passenger of the vehicle was Crowley and the driver of the vehicle was Wardell, the complaint said.

Wed
26
Oct

Apartment project terminated

The 22nd Street Apartment project proposed in September by developer Luke Pelton has been terminated by the developer, who has determined the Prairie du Chien project will not be profitable. This news was given to city administration on Oct. 18 and shared with the Redevelopment Authority during its Tuesday, Oct. 25, meeting.

According to City Administrator Aaron Kramer, the property will revert back to the Redevelopment Authority, which previously approved the sale of the land to 22nd Street LLC on Sept. 27.

Wed
26
Oct

Soldiers Grove man charged with meth possession

A 54-year-old Soldiers Grove man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of possession of methamphetamine and one count of possession of marijuana.

David V. Pugh Sr. faces up to $11,000 in fines and four years imprisonment if convicted of both counts.

According to the criminal complaint, while the Wisconsin DNR and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department were searching Pugh’s residence for evidence of ginseng harvesting violations, they found evidence of controlled substance violations.

An expanded search warrant was obtained and the residence was searched again. According to the complaint, four glass smoking devices with burned residue were found, along with two styrofoam plates, each containing a white powdery residue which turned out to be meth. Marijuana was also found in the search.

Pugh admitted the meth, marijuana, pipes and paraphernalia were his, the complaint said.

Wed
26
Oct

32nd Wisconsin State Senate Candidates

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, area voters will make choices on the national and state election levels. One of those races is the 32nd Wisconsin State Senate District. Candidates are incumbent Jennifer Shilling (D) and challenger Dan Kapanke (R), who formerly held the seat but was recalled and replaced by Shilling in a 2011 recall election. Editor Correne Martin spoke with both of them personally to ask them a number of questions. Their answers are below.
 

Wed
26
Oct

Villa Louis offers free admission for residents of 4 counties Sunday


Prairie du Chien Day at the Villa Louis is Sunday, Oct. 30. For a non-perishable food donation, residents of Crawford, Grant, Clayton and Allamakee Counties can tour the one-time Dousman family estate for free.

By Correne Martin

The Villa Louis and its staff at the Wisconsin historic site wish to thank all of its friends and neighbors during a special day of free admission for Crawford, Grant, Clayton and Allamakee County residents.  
Sunday, Oct. 30 will be Prairie du Chien Day at the Villa Louis, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This is also an opportunity for local residents who haven’t visited the site since their “elementary school field trip” to become reaquainted with the notable Victorian mansion so many take for granted. It’s a chance to be reminded of the Dousman family history as well as that of the grand estate. The mansion has recently undergone a top-to-bottom documentary restoration that has returned the Dousman home to the splendor of its 1890s heyday, using British arts and crafts interior designs inspired by famed designer William Morris.

Wed
26
Oct

FEMA Meeting Nov. 2

 

Amount of FEMA 

funds to be determined at November 2 meeting

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
26
Oct

PdC School Budget

 

School District tax 

rate to stay the same

  By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
26
Oct

Bennett Versus Tranel

 

Election 2016: 

Assembly District 49

Jesse Bennett

 

Age: 42

Party: Democrat

Mon
24
Oct

Three injured in crash by Patch Grove

Three individuals were injured in a two-vehicle crash near Patch Grove Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 18, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department.

At 2:35 p.m., the sheriff’s department was notified of the crash at the intersection of Highways 18 and 35 near Patch Grove. The investigation shows a vehicle driven by Ronald Harding, 70, of Davenport, Iowa, was headed west on Highway 18 and attempted to make a U-turn when he crossed the inside westbound lane. As he attempted to make the lane deviation, he struck a westbound vehicle traveling on the inside lane, driven by Thomas Newberry, 68, of Fennimore. Harding and his passenger, Linda Harding, 67, were transported to the Crossing Rivers Health by Tri-State EMS. Newberry was transported to Crossing Rivers Health by West Grant EMS.

The crash remains under investigation. Assisting at the scene were the Patch Grove Fire Department, Bloomington Fire Department and B&M Towing.

Mon
24
Oct

Prairie du Chien sets trick or treat hours for 5-8 p.m. Monday

Downtown trick or treating is Saturday

By Correne Martin

Trick or treat hours in Prairie du Chien are from 5 to 8 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 31, as set by the Prairie du Chien Police Department. Sirens will blow at the beginning and end of the time period.

Residents are asked to leave a light on if they would like trick or treaters to stop at their houses.

Also, on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m., costumed children are invited to visit boo-tiful downtown Prairie du Chien businesses for trick or treating. This early opportunity to visit the downtown businesses has been a tradition in the past.

Police Chief Chad Abram provided a few safety tips for local kids planning to enjoy the evening around town.

•Parents or grandparents are recommended to go trick or treating with their kids.

•Wear reflective clothing or have some type of lighting that makes you visible to others.

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