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21
Jan

Mama Moon Theatre, Cafe Hope offer new dinner theater

‘The Dixie Swim Club’ performance is Jan. 25

By Correne Martin

An American comedy, classic drama performance about lifelong friendships will take the dinner theater stage at Cafe Hope in Prairie du Chien Friday night, Jan. 25. Enjoy your favorite wine, a delicious meal and be entertained by “The Dixie Swim Club.”

The dinner buffet will be feature an upscale menu served at 6 p.m., followed by the hilarious performance of the Mama Moon Theatre Company at 7 p.m. Also, enjoy dessert at intermission and a variety of wines and other beverages throughout the evening, all for the price of admission. 

Mon
21
Jan

Eagle nests soar in Wisconsin, Crawford County


This eagle was photographed on the Wisconsin River near Prairie du Chien. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wisconsin’s and Crawford County’s bald eagle population continues to soar as revealed in the 2018 Wisconsin Bald Eagle Nest Survey.

Wed
16
Jan

Man dies in skid steer accident

On Saturday, Jan. 12, at 6:06 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a man versus skid steer accident on Fritsche Lane in the township of Eastman. It was reported that a man was smashed by the skid steer.

Blas E. Cuahutzihua, 45, Mexico, was operating a Mustang skid steer. Blas had the hydraulic arms of the skid steer raised in the air. Blas exited the cab and was presumed to be attempting to clean the foot control pedals. Blas did not engage the safety locks that hold the hydraulic arms in place. While clearing the foot controls, the hydraulic arms were engaged and closed on Blas. Blas was pinned between the cab and the arms of the skid steer. A co-worker heard Blas and came to his aid.

Wed
16
Jan

Tiller is new PdC Flotilla commander

Longtime Prairie du Chien businesswoman, Sue Tiller, has been selected to lead the Prairie du Chien Flotilla, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Commander Tiller, relieved Commander Art Sullivan as the Prairie du Chien Flotilla Commander on Jan. 1.

Sue is a lifelong resident of Prairie du Chien. She graduated high school in 1971 from Our Lady of Good Counsel Academy in Mankato, Minn.  

Then, in 1976, from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a degree in preschool, kindergarten and child development. While at UW, the Army ROTC program was opened to women and Sue became the first woman to graduate from that program. After graduation, Sue joined the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant and, after serving 20 years in military intelligence, she retired with the rank of major.

Wed
16
Jan

Reformers Unanimous welcomes anyone fighting addiction, unhealthy habits


For anyone battling addiction to drugs, alcohol, gambling, cutting, eating disorders, pornography, anger or otherwise, Reformers Unanimous offers weekly meetings on the north end of Prairie du Chien.

By Correne Martin

Reformers Unanimous is a little-known yet highly successful  addiction program available in Prairie du Chien to anyone, age 16 and older, struggling with substance dependence and stubborn habits of any nature. It’s free every Friday at 7 p.m., for about two hours, at the Bible Baptist Church north building (515 Cliffhaven Rd.), which is handicap accessible.

Area residents of any faith looking to “Break the Chains of Addiction” to drugs, alcohol, gambling, cutting, eating disorders, pornography, anger or otherwise are welcome. Attendees can join at any stage in their recovery process as well. Family members and friends are encouraged to accompany loved ones if they wish.

Wed
16
Jan

Catholic Charities closing Prairie du Chien branch


Catholic Charities local office will close by Jan. 23.

By Correne Martin

Catholic Charities will permanently close its branch office at 104 E. Blackhawk Ave. in Prairie du Chien on Jan. 23, according to a news release issued this week by the organization.

While this office was an outreach location for all Catholic Charities programs, it employed one full-time and two part-time employees, the release said. Local services were provided for domestic abuse, representative payee, adoption, post-adoption resources, birth parent support, immigration and St. Lawrence Community services such as financial education and assistance with basic human needs. 

Wed
16
Jan

New ag agent in Crawford County


Adam Hady

 

by Ted Pennekamp

 

There is a new agriculture agent at Crawford County’s University of Wisconsin Extension. Adam Hady began his duties on Jan. 1 and will be in Crawford County 50 percent of the time and in Richland County 50 percent. 

Mon
14
Jan

FWS Office closed, but wildlife refuge open

 

FWS is using essential staff only

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is not one of the 38 national wildlife refuges throughout the United States that are returning staffers to work to make sure hunters and others have access despite the government shutdown.

Mon
14
Jan

Self-contained breathing apparatuses donated to Prairie Fire


Prairie du Chien Fire and 3M executives met last week to officially sanction three new self-contained breather apparatuses donated by 3M to the fire department. Pictured (from left) are Jeff Boughton, Steve Kleist, Shelly Gruber, Megan Beisker and Tim Deluhery. (Submitted photo)

The Prairie du Chien Fire Department recently accepted delivery of three new state-of-the-art 3M-Scott SCBAs, or self-contained breathing apparatuses. This equipment is used when firefighters have to enter a hazardous, smoke-filled environment. 

This product donation was made possible after the fire department was asked by local 3M personnel—Plant Manager Steve Kleist and Human Resources Manager Shelly Gruber—if their company could help the department out with any equipment purchases they were looking to make. 

Megan Beisker, 3M procurement coordinator, worked with the 3M-Scott fire and safety sales rep for the area to order the appropriate SCBAs that the fire department was seeking. 

Mon
14
Jan

Operation Santa served 107 families in Crawford County


Karly and Ellie Kramer, daughters of Curt and Angie Kramer, assisted with the Operation Santa project this year, along with their parents. (Submitted photo)

By Correne Martin

Operation Santa in Crawford County had one of its most beneficial years in a long time, for the Christmas season of 2018. The numbers served included 107 families consisting of 300 people, according to Chair Sara Boxrucker. 

“We also gave out extra toiletries this year and additional food items we hadn’t given before. I think we knocked it out of the park for the first year,” said the Rotary Club member and former Jaycee. 

The Prairie du Chien Rotarians picked up the project for the first time upon the local Jaycees’ dissemination last year. “We had a lot of people step up,” Boxrucker noted. 

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