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09
Nov

Accident causes truck to overturn, spill corn

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 10:42 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a one-vehicle roll over crash at the intersection of Stoney Point Road and State Highway 171 in Seneca Township.  

Larry L. Ross Jr., 47, of Gays Mills, was driving a 1979 International grain truck owned by Jason A. Bankes, 31, of Gays Mills. Ross was traveling east on Highway 171 and was slowing to make a right turn onto Stoney Point Road. Ross stated that his brakes failed during the turn, causing the load of corn to shift. Ross lost control of the vehicle, striking the north side ditch of Stoney Point Road, causing the vehicle to overturn on the roadway. The vehicle was transporting approximately 350 bushels of corn. A corn vac was called to remove the spilled corn from the roadway and the ditch.  

Mon
09
Nov

$5.3 Million Kickapoo River Project

 

$5.3 million invested 

in Kickapoo River project

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
09
Nov

Dorothy Mae (Theel) Farmer

 

Dorothy Mae (Theel) Farmer, 90, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, unexpectedly at her home. 

She was born April 14, 1925, on the family farm in rural Delaware County, Iowa, to Herman and Gertrude (Tinkey) Theel. She was united in marriage to William F. Farmer on April 8, 1947, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Strawberry Point, Iowa. Four children were born to this union. 

Thu
05
Nov

Three charged in Beating

 

Trio charged in vicious beating of 

restaurant owner

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Three Illinois men were each charged Nov. 2 in Crawford County Circuit Court in regard to the beating of the owner of a Prairie du Chien area Japanese restaurant. 

Thu
05
Nov

Sheriff's Department Ride-along


Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Lenzendorf uses his in-car computer to look up the driving record of a man he stopped for speeding.

 

Training, innovative equipment help deputies keep Crawford County safe

By Ted Pennekamp

 

On a recent fall day, the patrol of southern Crawford County by Sheriff’s Department Deputy Shawn Lenzendorf is “routine,” but as Lenzendorf says, “You never know what you’re gonna run into on any given day. You might be doing traffic patrol, or you might be chasing cattle all day.” 

Thu
05
Nov

Donald M. Straka

 

 

Donald M. Straka, 63, of Wauzeka, passed away on Monday, Nov. 2, at his daughters home in Readstown. 

He was born on June 3, 1952 in Boscobel, the son of Emil and Dora (Pettera) Straka. He married Pam Burroughs on June 8, 1996 at Pikes Peak in McGregor Iowa. 

Don loved the outdoors. He especially loved hunting, fishing and camping. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Thu
05
Nov

Dorothy M. Rolph

 

Dorothy M. Rolph, 96, of Prairie du Chien passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

She was born July 17, 1919 in New Albin, Iowa the daughter of Alexander and Magdalena (Kroack) Woods. She married Francis “Ding” Smith in 1939 and he preceded her in death in 1959. Dorothy worked at Kaber’s Restaurant and later Farrell’s Drug Store in Prairie du Chien before raising her family. She later married Boyd Rolph in 1965, who later preceded her in death in 1995. She was an excellent cook and an avid walker. 

Wed
04
Nov

John E. Pake

 

John E. Pake, 77, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 13, at St. Joseph’s Ministry Hospital in Marshfield. 

He was born July 14, 1938 in Prairie du Chien. John was united in marriage to Shirley A. Backes on Dec. 23, 1961 in Prairie du Chien.

He is survived by his wife Shirley; one son, Thornton (Vicki) Pake; three daughters, LuAnn (Dick) Newlun, Sue McMurry, JoAnn (Eric) Hauge; fifteen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews, many friends, and three hunting dogs.

Wed
04
Nov

Lions host Op Santa in the River Ridge area

River Ridge High School will once again be a collection point for Operation Santa Claus in the River Ridge area. Operation Santa Claus is sponsored by the West Grant Lions Club to help those families in need have a Merry Christmas. The club serves the Bagley, Bloomington, Glen Haven, Mt. Hope and Patch Grove areas.

If you have any food items (especially canned goods), please bring them to the River Ridge High School office. The Lions Club cannot distribute home canned foods or home baked items. Please do not donate any clothing other than new stocking caps, gloves and mittens. The Lions Club cannot distribute used clothing.

Monetary donations may be dropped off at the school or mailed to the West Grant Lions Club, P.O. Box 77, Patch Grove, WI 53817. The deadline for making donations is Friday, Dec. 4.

Wed
04
Nov

Staff sergeant of the 229th to speak on Veterans Day

The Crawford County Veterans Day program will be Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Soldiers Grove starting at 7 p.m.

The special guest speaker will be Karen Knock, a 1996 graduate of Seneca High School who is a staff sergeant with the Wisconsin Army National Guard 229th Engineering Company. She has been deployed overseas twice, once to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. She is also the new Richland County Veteran Service officer.

This event will be hosted by the William Schoville American Legion Post 220 and Auxiliary Unit at the Soldiers Grove American Legion Clubhouse on Highway 61. The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

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