Local News

Error message

  • Warning: array_merge(): Argument #1 is not an array in _simpleads_render_ajax_template() (line 133 of /home/pdccourier/public_html/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/simpleads.helper.inc).
  • Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in _simpleads_adgroup_settings() (line 343 of /home/pdccourier/public_html/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/simpleads.helper.inc).
  • Warning: array_merge(): Argument #1 is not an array in _simpleads_render_ajax_template() (line 157 of /home/pdccourier/public_html/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/simpleads.helper.inc).
Mon
21
May

New County Health Officer

 

New Crawford County 

Health Officer settling in

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Cindy Riniker, recently of Elkader, has for the past few weeks, been settling into her new job as the Crawford County Health Officer.

Wed
16
May

Dairy Princess, Little Miss Squirt candidates preparing for coronation


Crawford County Dairy Princess and Little Miss Squirt candidates pictured (front row, from left) are Rachel Kramer, Breckyn Schlee, Rita Sime, Kristin Nolan and Caitlin Nolan. Also pictured (back row) are 2017 Crawford County Little Miss Squirt Grace Calahan and 2017 Crawford County Dairy Princess Sarah Kearns. (Submitted photo)

The Crawford County June Dairy Month Kick-Off Banquet will be held on Monday, May 28, at the Eastman Salem United Methodist Fellowship Hall. The night will kick off at 7 p.m. with a cheese and cracker social, where attendees can meet the candidates for the Crawford County Dairy Royalty contests. A ham meatball dinner prepared by the Eastman United Methodist Church will follow at 7:30 p.m. 

The program will be filled with lots of delightful dairy tidbits such as the dairy promotion report, introduction of the Crawford County Dairy Breakfast host family, the presentation of the honorary dairy month chairpersons, and the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (formerly Wisconsin Milk Market Board) update. 

Wed
16
May

Wauzeka-Steuben graduating class names top academic positions


Valedictorian Drew Zimmerman and Salutatorian Trent McCullick

Drew Zimmerman has been named the valedictorian and Trent McCullick the salutatorian of the Wauzeka-Steuben High School 2018 graduating class.

Drew is the son of Dean and Kim Zimmerman. He has been very active throughout his high school career while excelling academically. Drew has earned distinguished/high honors all four years, achieving an academic letter and four pins for his excellence in the classroom. He has been recognized as student of the month by the Wauzeka-Steuben faculty and staff. Furthermore, he has been involved in a number of extra-curricular activities over the past four years. 

Wed
16
May

City of Prairie du Chien working on details of a pet park

By Correne Martin

The city of Prairie du Chien recently purchased Wisconsin Department of Transportation land at the Highway 18 Bypass and Lockwood Street intersection, before crossing the tracks to the city's wastewater treatment plant. The intent is to transform the land into a new pet park. 

The city is working with contractors of the current, local construction projects and with the contractor of the upcoming Michigan Street project to obtain fill needed to raise the pet park site.

Wed
16
May

Vehicle flips, enters flood waters

On Saturday, May 12, at 6:56 a.m., the Crawford County Dispatch Center was notified of a one-vehicle crash off of Highway 60, one mile east of Wauzeka.

Cody Tamling, 23, Wauzeka, was driving a 1997 Jeep Wrangler west on Highway 60 when he fell asleep. His vehicle went off the right side of the roadway, travelled along the ditch and hit a rock which caused the vehicle to overturn and come to a stop in the flood waters.

Tamling was wearing his seatbelt and was able to exit the vehicle. He escaped any injury.

The Jeep was a total loss and was towed from the scene.

Tamling was cited for inattentive driving.

Wed
16
May

Two-vehicle accident in Freeman Township

On Tuesday, May 15, at 9:10 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a two-vehicle accident with no injuries or blockage at the intersection of Highway 35 and Highway 82 in Freeman Township.  

Wayne A. Hovden, 80, Ridgeway, Iowa, was stopped at the stop sign on Highway 82 waiting to make a left turn onto Highway 35 in a 2006 Buick sport utility vehicle. Albert J. Close, 67, Ferryville, was making a left turn onto Highway 82 from Highway 35 pulling a boat and trailer in a 2009 Chevy Silverado truck.  The Hovden vehicle pulled out, making the left turn and struck the side of the boat and trailer. 

Hovden and his passenger Patricia L. Hovden, 81, Ridgeway, Iowa, both claimed no injuries at the scene of the accident. Close also claimed no injuries at the scene.  

Wed
16
May

People speak for and against Amundson at school board meeting

By Ted Pennekamp

 

It was a standing room only crowd at the Prairie du Chien School Board meeting Monday night and extra chairs were brought in as numerous teachers, staff and students were on hand to show support for Aaron Amundson in anticipation of a possible vote about his position with the school district. 

Mon
14
May

Rod and Gun Club building chimney swift towers at La Riviere


John Tieden and Dennis Kirschbaum with the Prairie Rod and Gun Club work on one of the two chimney swift towers at La Riviere Park of Prairie du Chien. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Four Prairie du Chien High School students helped to build three sections for each of the two chimney swift towers for La Riviere Park. Above are Blake Garcia, Jacob Joy, teacher Ron Kucko and Aaron Neisius. Sawyer Fuller is not pictured. (Photo by Dennis Kirschbaum)

The two towers being built at La Riviere Park will look similar to this chimney swift tower in Elkader. (Submitted photo)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Prairie Rod and Gun Club is working on several interesting projects, one of which is the construction of a pair of chimney swift towers at La Riviere Park of Prairie du Chien.

Mon
14
May

Two women cited for retail theft

On Thursday, May 10, at 7:04 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was called for a possible ongoing theft at Walmart, in the township of Bridgeport. It was reported that a white Nissan left the parking lot of Walmart and drove to Nathan Plaza and was possibly in possession of stolen property.

A Crawford County deputy made contact with the vehicle and its occupants. Sheena R. Slater, 26, Wauzeka and Trista Hernandez Cruz, 21, Wauzeka, both were found to be in possession of stolen property from Walmart. Items were identified by Walmart Asset Protection and returned to the store. 

Citations were issued to both for retail theft and both Slater and Hernandez Cruz were told they were not allowed back on Walmart property. 

Mon
14
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.

Pages

Subscribe to Local News