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Nov

Iowa woman arrested for meth following crash

On Nov. 17, at 3:48 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit was patrolling on Highway 35 in the township of Freeman. The deputy came upon a one-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 35 and Rush Creek Road. 

It was determined that Reagan Bodish, 22, Garnavillo, Iowa, was operating a 2004 Ford Taurus northbound during the snow storm when she lost control and began to spin. The vehicle spun completely around, drove over the curb and came to rest facing southbound in the east shoulder of Highway 35. The vehicle sustained minor damage and was stuck in the dirt. 

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26
Nov

Prairie du Chien man charged for possession of multiple illegal substances

On Saturday, Nov. 24, at around 9:20 p.m., the Prairie du Chien Police Department conducted a traffic stop on the 100 block of North Michigan Street for a traffic violation. The Prairie du Chien K-9 Unit assisted with the traffic stop and K-9 Rico was utilized. 

A subsequent search of the vehicle found raw marijuana, THC oil and wax, numerous drug containers used to transport and ingest drugs, along with a schedule II controlled substance, according to the police department.

The driver, Aaron Hartley, 31, of Prairie du Chien, was arrested and charged for possession of THC, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a restricted controlled substance (first offense).

Mon
26
Nov

Marquette Road to be completed Nov. 30


The final leg of the Marquette Road construction project in Prairie du Chien will be done this week and open to all traffic late in the day Friday, Nov. 30. Pictured, a machine brushes the new highway surface in preparation for project completion. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

A completion date for Marquette Road construction was announced, a new council person was sworn in, the SMRT Bus vehicles were assigned to La Crosse County, and the council vocalized its unofficial budgetary intent for two economic development entities. This all took place at last week’s council meeting, Nov. 20.

Mayor Dave Hemmer said Friday, Nov. 30 is the day Marquette Road/Highway 35 will reopen to all traffic. The road work is expected to be finished this week. Then, following a ribbon cutting late in the day on Friday, the road will officially open.

Mon
26
Nov

Wisconsin River Trail making good progress


Above is a map of the proposed Wisconsin River Trail.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Wisconsin River Trail project has been going since April of 2014 and there is a long way to go, but there has also been much progress.

Mon
19
Nov

W-S school board will have 2 seats up for spring election

The school district of Wauzeka-Steuben has announced that two school board seats will be up for election in the spring on April 2. These seats are currently held by incumbents Tom Martin and Nikki Asleson. The term for office is three years, beginning April 22, 2019.

The district requests a campaign registration statement and declaration of candidacy from any interested parties by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, in the office of the school district clerk. If nominations papers are required, the first day to circulate them is Dec. 1, and the final day for papers is Jan. 2.

For more information, call the school at (608) 875-5311. A description of the school district boundaries, if desired, may be obtained from the school office.

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19
Nov

Vernon County SBA recovery center to close for Thanksgiving

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that SBA Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) in Wisconsin will close on Thursday, Nov. 22 in recognition of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The Vernon County BRC will reopen and resume normal operations on Monday, Nov. 26.

SBA representatives at the center can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and help businesses in completing the SBA application. The flood disaster occurred in August and September of 2018.

The center is located as indicated below:

Vernon County

Vernon County – Basement Conference Room

318 Fairlane Dr.

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19
Nov

Howe inducted into Hall of Fame


Bill Howe speaks about his time as part of the smalltown news industry. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Joining Bill Howe at his Wisconsin Newspaper Association Hall of Fame induction Nov. 15, were son Gary and Joan Howe, Donna Kinley and daughter Rita Cooper.

Two generations of the Howe family pictured include Bill Howe with children Gary and Rita.

By Correne Martin

Courier Press patriarch Bill Howe was inducted into the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Hall of Fame Nov. 15, at The Madison Club in Madison. He attributed his years of success and knowledge, gained from giving 51 years to the family business, to all the people he met and relationships he built.  

Howe was accompanied at the Hall of Fame banquet by his family, three other inductees and about 65 newspaper professionals from across Wisconsin. 

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19
Nov

Crawford County seeks new bridges across Kickapoo

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Crawford County may be getting a much needed, new bridge or two across the Kickapoo River. Highway Commissioner Dennis Pelock said the county is applying for a FEMA hazard mitigation grant through the Wisconsin Division of Emergency Management for bridges on County B in Clayton Township and County S in Haney Township near Petersburg.

Wed
14
Nov

Men struggle over gun, bullet goes through man’s thumb

On Nov. 4, at 1:15 a.m., the Crawford County Communications Center received a report of a man with a gunshot wound at 306 S. Rebecca St. in the village of Gays Mills.

Deputies responded to the residence and identified the victim as Thomas A. Pettit Jr., 37, Gays Mills. It was determined that Pettit sustained a gunshot wound to the thumb of his left hand. A second individual involved was Jody E. Pitz, 42, Gays Mills. 

Deputies conducted interviews with both parties and determined Pitz recently moved out of Pettit’s residence and into 306 S. Rebecca St. After consuming alcoholic beverages throughout the day, Pettit entered the residence with a Warthog .45 caliber pistol in a holster attached to his right side and awakened Pitz. 

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14
Nov

Town of Bridgeport starts incorporation process once again


Bridgeport wants to avoid further property loss to annexation by adjacent communities.

By Correne Martin

For the second time since 2015, Bridgeport Township has  filed, with Crawford County Court, a petition to incorporate as a village. A hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 3 p.m., of the county courthouse’s second floor courtroom. 

John Karnopp, town chair and representative of 111 petitioners, explained the township’s principal reason for the proposed incorporation is to protect its borders from further loss of annexed property to the city of Prairie du Chien. 

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