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Wed
04
Sep

Man attempts to elude deputy, arrested on marijuana violations

On Aug. 28, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit came across a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu operating at a high rate of speed southbound on Highway 35 in the township of Eastman. As the deputy attempted to turn around to initiate a traffic stop, the Malibu attempted to elude the deputy. The Malibu turned down a steep driveway onto private property along the Mississippi River. The deputy was able to locate the vehicle and pursued the vehicle for several hundred yards along the river on a dirt road before the Malibu came to the end of the road and came to a stop.

The deputy detained the driver, identified as Alexander Berg, 27, West Union, Iowa, and his passenger, Benjamin Campbell, 34, West Union, Iowa. During the contact, Berg displayed indicators of alcohol and drug impairment. Berg was also discovered to be on parole through the State of Iowa. 

Wed
04
Sep

Vehicle goes into ditch

On Sept. 1, at 6:47 p.m., the Crawford County Communications Center received a report of a one-vehicle traffic crash on Highway 61, south of Fry Lane, in the township of Scott. 

Fallon C. Sweeney, 22, Shoreview, Minn., was operating a 1998 Toyota Camry southbound on Highway 61 when her vehicle went into the gravel along the southbound lane. Sweeney attempted to bring her vehicle back onto the roadway but over-corrected, causing the vehicle to become sideways while in motion in the southbound lane. The Sweeney vehicle went off the west side of the roadway and into the ditch. 

Sweeney was able to safely exit the vehicle without injuries. She was wearing her seatbelt. The vehicle sustained moderate damage. Sweeney was cited for inattentive driving. 

Wed
04
Sep

New Casey’s General Store opened for business in PdC


A new Casey’s General Store opened its doors for business Aug. 22. It is located at 525 S. Marquette Rd., Prairie du Chien. (Photo by Peyton Meisner)

By Peyton Meisner

A new Casey’s General Store was opened in Prairie du Chien Aug. 22.

“There was a lot of success at the Casey’s location north of town and we wanted to tap open the market for everyone in town,” said Manager Riley Dibble.

The store currently employs 17 part-time and full-time workers.

“Everyone seems to be excited to have a store in town. We’ve seen a lot of happy faces come through our doors,” Dibble said.

The store is open from 5 a.m. until 11 p.m., seven days a week and is located at 525 S. Marquette Rd., Prairie du Chien. 

Wed
04
Sep

Know the laws when sharing roadway with school buses

By Peyton Meisner

With the school year beginning, it is important to review the traffic laws regarding school buses. 

According to the Prairie du Chien Police Department, Section 346.48 of the Wisconsin State Legislature states: 

“The operator of a vehicle which approaches from the front or rear of any school bus that has stopped on a street or highway, when the bus is equipped and when it is displaying flashing red warning lights, shall stop the vehicle not less than 20 feet from the bus and shall remain stopped until the bus resumes motion or the operator extinguishes the flashing red warning lights. 

Wed
04
Sep

ATVs, UTVs given the green light to operate in PdC within a few weeks

By Correne Martin

ATVs and UTVs will be able to utilize routes in the city of Prairie du Chien as soon as signs are up and a public notice is published twice in the Courier Press. After multiple meetings and hearing from a conservation authority on the matter, the Prairie du Chien Common Council finally approved an ordinance establishing this new option in the city for recreational enthusiasts. 

The new ordinance, detailed in chapter 7.07 (13) of the municipal code, will allow operation of all-terrain and utility terrain vehicles on all city streets, unless posted. However, there is going to be a designed route the city prefers such travelers use most of the time.

Wed
04
Sep

Prairie soccer team ties Mauston


Prairie’s Landon Kohler battles for control against Mauston. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Josh Dyer kicks the ball forward to a teammate.

Joey Gourdin gets the ball away from a Mauston opponent and moves upfield.

Roman Gonzalez (18) goes after a loose ball while Joey Gourdin gets into position.

Landon Kohler heads the ball.

Prairie's Jaret Semanko passes across the pitch versus Mauston.

 

The Prairie du Chien boys soccer team opened their home season Thursday night with two exciting and closely matched contests with the Golden Eagles of Mauston.  

The varsity took the field first in what would prove to be a battle of defenses. 

Wed
04
Sep

Prairie du Chien District Administrator heading to Dodgeville School District

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Prairie du Chien School District Administrator Robert Smudde has resigned and his last day serving the district will be Friday, Sept. 13.

Smudde said he will be the new Director of Pupil Services and School Psychologist for the Dodgeville School District.

Fri
30
Aug

Robert 'Bob' Erdenberger

Robert “Bob” Earl Erdenberger, 91, of Prairie du Chien, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien.  

Robert Earl was born May 20, 1928, to Elmer and Mildred (Zabel) Erdenberger in Prairie du Chien.  

He graduated high school from Prairie du Chien.  Robert proudly joined and served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953.  Bob was united in marriage with Mercedes Koecke in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1951.  They later divorced.  Bob worked for National Decorated Metal for 18 years in Prairie du Chien and at Johnson Gas and Appliance Company as a painter.  He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and V.F.W. in Prairie du Chien.  Bob enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, being outdoors and, in his younger years, he enjoyed roller skating.  He was a CB and Ham Radio Operator.

Wed
28
Aug

Crossing Rivers Health hopes mediation will resolve pond dispute


The pond on Crossing Rivers Health Medical Center property has continued to get bigger over the past four years. (Photo by Megan Mahan of Adams Auction and Real Estate)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Crossing Rivers Health Medical Center officials say they are looking forward to resolving the dispute regarding the growing pond on their property. The hospital filed a lawsuit against the town of Bridgeport, Crawford County and eight other defendants on Feb. 21. They are hopeful, however, that the matter can be resolved at a mediation hearing scheduled for Sept. 6 in Madison.

Wed
28
Aug

Prairie golfers play at Darlington then Prairie du Chien


The Blackhawks’ Molly Peterson chips onto the green at the Gary Ringen Memorial Invitational at Darlington Country Club on Aug. 23. (Photos by Tom Gunnell, Darlington Republican Register)

Macy Sander of Prairie du Chien hits a drive at Darlington Country Club.

 

The Prairie du Chien Lady Hawk golfers competed in the Ringen Invitational at Darlington Country Club on Aug. 23.  

The ladies improved different aspects of their game and scoring, which led to a seventh place finish with a team score of 476. Macy Sander carded a 110 to lead the Lady Hawks in scoring and medaled in the event with an eighth-place individual low score. Allison Kennedy added 115, Molly Peterson 118, Kendall Hill 133, and Lydia Seeley a 137.

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