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Wed
19
Sep

FEMA assessments to be conducted in 17 counties

Gov. Scott Walker has announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct a preliminary damage assessment (PDA) next week in 17 Wisconsin counties hit hard by flooding and tornadoes. FEMA officials will begin looking at flood-damaged homes and public infrastructure on Sept. 24.

“I look forward to having FEMA in our state next week to assess damages as we take the first step to request a federal disaster declaration,” Walker said. 

Wed
19
Sep

Anticipated Prairie du Chien cigar factory exhibit in need of information, artifacts

Over the winter, the education committee of the Prairie du Chien Historical Society will construct a new exhibit at Fort Crawford Museum to be unveiled in 2019. It will feature the cigar factories in Prairie du Chien in the mid 1800s through the early 1900s. Committee members have asked historical society members to help gather information and artifacts for this exhibit. While there are a number of wonderful artifacts to use, the committee wonders if there are more out there. 

The committee is especially interested in what is known about:

•the Avia Cigar Factory

•the White Owl Cigar Warehouse

Wed
19
Sep

Ardith Elaine 'Ardie' Sander

Ardith Elaine “Ardie” Sander, 85, of Boscobel, passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, at the Good Samaritan Society in Fennimore, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. 

She was born Dec. 21, 1932, in Citron Valley, rural Steuben, the third child of Alton and Mildred (Ward) Fortney. She married William Sander on March 24, 1954, at the Salem United Methodist Church in Eastman. He preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 2017. Bill and Ardie farmed together on Niland Ridge between Wauzeka and Steuben until retiring and moving to Boscobel in 2005. 

Wed
19
Sep

Lady Hawks win thriller over Lady Hornets


Prairie du Chien's Kaitlyn Buenzli (4) deftly taps the ball over Caitlin Olson of Richland Center for a winner in SWC volleyball action in Prairie du Chien Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Emily Groom smashes the ball for a point past Ciara Rott of Richland Center.

Caitlin Pattison pounds one back to Richland Center.

Emily Groom blocks this spike back for a point Tuesday night.

 

Prairie du Chien volleyball hosted the Richland Center Hornets on Tuesday night.  

The team fed off of a loud and energetic atmosphere, thanks to a great home crowd,  to finish with a win 3 sets to 2. The scores were 25-16, 25-20, 22-25, 17-25, 15-12.  

Wed
19
Sep

County considers splitting Satter Building property in PdC for sale purposes


This building behind the Satter Building might end up being sold separately from the Satter Building.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Crawford County Delinquent Tax Committee is considering having a certified survey done of the Satter Building property in Prairie du Chien. It is also pondering splitting the buildings on the site for possible sale purposes.

Tue
18
Sep

Kilbourne Claude 'KC' Johnson

Kilbourne Claude ‘KC’ Johnson, 93, passed away peacefully on Sept. 13, in Alexander City, Alabama. Originally from Wisconsin, and a longtime resident of Prairie du Chien, he was the son of Frieda and Claude Johnson, of Prairie du Chien, and brother to Leslie (Viola) and Gaylord Johnson. His passing was preceded by his parents and brothers. 

KC was married to the late Dorothy Elizabeth (Liz) Rhoden of Huntsville, Ala., on Dec. 8, 1945. They had five children: Shirley Minchk (deceased 2008) (Thomas) of Wisconsin, Terry Johnson (Chien) of California, Lynda Schwanz (Michael) of Wisconsin, John Johnson of New York, and Jacqueline Dean (Richard) of Alabama. He departed leaving a legacy of 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, a great-great-granddaughter, many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Tue
18
Sep

Man injured in semi versus car accident

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 4:04 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a semi versus car accident in Marietta Township on Highway 60 approximately 1/2 mile east of Highway 61. 

A westbound 2016 Nissan owned by Jane Yahn of rural Boscobel, and operated by Brian K. Yahn, 46, rural Boscobel, was stopped in traffic, waiting for oncoming traffic so he could complete a left turn into a wayside. 

A westbound 2012 Kenworth semi owned and operated by Michael L. Oberbroeckling, 63, Garnavillo, pulling an empty 2008 tanker owned by Tim Neubauer Trucking of Sparta, rear-ended the Yahn vehicle. 

The impact shoved the Yahn vehicle approximately 270 feet until it came to rest against a tree. 

Tue
18
Sep

Semi snags power line

On Thursday, Sept. 14, at 2:20 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a one-vehicle traffic crash on East Third Street at Talbot Street in the village of Wauzeka.

A 2014 International semi operated by Luke C. Kilmer, 21, Stoddard, struck a low hanging line from an overhead power pole. Kilmer and his passenger, Jeremy J. Hershey, 40, La Crosse, were eastbound on East Third Street when the trailer on the semi got hooked on a low hanging phone cable. The cable hooked onto the trailer as they were driving which caused the light pole to fall on top of the semi. Live power lines were then lying near the top of the semi and trailer. The semi was leaving from a delivery at the Wauzeka-Steuben School. 

Tue
18
Sep

Man hurt when his motorcycle hits deer

On Sept. 13, at 6:22 p.m., the Crawford County Communications Center received a report of a motorcycle versus deer crash with injuries on County Highway C at Chellevold Road in the township of Freeman. 

Mark C. Tallman, 54, La Crosse, was operating a 2000 Honda Goldwing motorcycle westbound on County Highway C at Chellevold Road when a deer entered the roadway. Tallman struck the deer with his motorcycle and was ejected into the eastbound lane of traffic. Tallman was wearing a helmet. Tallman sustained serious injuries and was transported to Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse. 

Assisting on scene were the Ferryville First Responders, Ocooch Mountain Rescue and the Gays Mills Fire Department.

Mon
17
Sep

Lloyd E. Snodgrass

Lloyd E. Snodgrass, 83, of Boscobel, passed away at his home, surrounded by family, on Friday, Sept. 14. He lived and farmed in the Boscobel area most of his life.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Snodgrass, of Boscobel; a daughter, Betty Snodgrass, of Prairie du Chien; a son, Ethan (Ramona) Kord of Boscobel; six grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, 12 step-great-grandchildren; nine brothers-in-law, five sisters-in-law; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents; two infant sons, Leroy and Steven; a son, Ralph; a brother in infancy; two sisters-in-law, June Copus and Belva Copus, also his father and mother in-law.

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