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Thu
10
May

James E. “Jim” Leamy

 

James E. “Jim” Leamy, 79, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully in the family home where he was born, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, May 9.

 

Thu
10
May

Henry L. “Hank” Nelsen

Henry L. “Hank” Nelsen, 94, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Wednesday, May 9, at Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien, Wis.

 

Thu
10
May

Florence Kilburg

 

Florence Kilburg, 75, of Wauzeka, passed away suddenly Tuesday, May 8. 

 

Wed
09
May

Show of Support for Amundson


This is just part of the standing room only crowd in the courtroom Wednesday afternoon, most of whom where there in a show of support for Bluff View Principal Aaron Amundson. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Prairie du Chien staff, students show support for Amundson in court

By Ted Pennekamp

 

There was a standing room only crowd in the Crawford County Courtroom Wednesday afternoon, the vast majority of whom were teachers, administrators and students from the Prairie du Chien School District who were there in a big show of support for Bluff View Principal Aaron Amundson.

Wed
09
May

High-speed chase ends in crash


A police officer removes items from a van that was involved in a high-speed chase that ended in a crash Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of Highway 60 and Highway 18-35 in the town of Bridgeport. The van said, “Wild Thing Jet Boat.Com 1550 Wisconsin Dells Parkway” on its side. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

On Tuesday, May 8, at 12:54 p.m., the Crawford County Dispatch Center was notified by the Grant County Sheriff’s Department of a vehicle pursuit coming into Crawford County. Grant County advised the suspect was driving a white minivan with the Wisconsin Dells Duck logo on the side of the vehicle. Grant County advised that the vehicle was stolen and that they had received numerous complaints reference the vehicle driving erratically. Grant also said that the vehicle was westbound on Highway 60. Grant County ended their pursuit at that time. The Wauzeka-Steuben School was contacted and notified not to have children outside.

Wed
09
May

Girl Scout camp builds brave, outdoorsy, outgoing youth


Allison Mathies (front, second from right) posed for a picture with some of the friends she made during camp in 2017.

Prairie du Chien’s Katelyn Mathies, 8, will attend the Mess Makers session at Camp Ehawee in Mindoro this summer. She’s most excited about sliding in paint on the slip-n-slide and meeting up with the friends she made last year.

Both Mathies girls are avid swimmers. Allison shows that here, while photographed comfortably underwater at camp.

Katelyn was all smiles, but still had a hard time saying goodbye to camp last summer when her parents picked her up.

By Correne Martin

Everyone knows children love to camp. And in 2018, area Girl Scouts will be going on full-blown adventures. 

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin-Badgerland unveiled its summer camp season, featuring double the programming, expanded overnight options and themed day camps. One Prairie du Chien family will send two daughters on a return trip to Camp Ehawee, Badgerland’s primary resident camp for its K-5th grade Girl Scouts in Mindoro, in La Crosse County. The camps begin the week of June 17 and run through Aug. 5 and are held among thick pine trees within a camping area that includes a bunkhouse, cabins, platform tents, campfires, a pool, flush toilets and more. 

Wed
09
May

Passed out man busted for meth possession

On May 8, the Crawford County K-9 Unit was on patrol in Wauzeka Township along Highway 60 when the deputy observed a 1996 Chevrolet S10 parked in the Indian Mound Park Wayside. 

A lone man was observed sitting in the driver’s seat slumped over. The deputy awoke the man, identified as Ryan Leffler, 53, Wauzeka. Leffler was confused on what day it was and where he had come from. A lieutenant arrived on scene and they discovered Leffler had been passed out for approximately 5 hours. Leffler displayed signs of impairment and was found to have a bottle of urine hidden in his crotch area. 

Wed
09
May

Head-on collision in Soldiers Grove

On May 8 at 5:09 p.m., the Crawford County Communications Center received a report of a two-vehicle head-on collision on Highway 61 at Third Street in the village of Soldiers Grove.

Dawson R. Anderson, 19, Gays Mills, was operating 2008 Pontiac Vibe on Third Street, attempting to cross both lanes of Highway 61. Rebekah A. Ghormley, 57, Soldiers Grove, was operating a 2013 Honda Fit Hatchback southbound on Highway 61. As Anderson attempted to cross the highway, she pulled out in front of the Ghormley vehicle. Both vehicles collided in the roadway. Anderson stated she did not see the Ghormley vehicle as she attempted to cross both lanes of Highway 61.

Wed
09
May

Access to Marquette Road businesses hindered a couple days


Grading and base aggregate placement operations were done on Marquette Road late last week/early this week on stage 1 of construction.

By Correne Martin

Access to businesses on the 900 block of Marquette Road—including Hardee’s, Subway, Papa Murphy’s, American Family Insurance, Tropical Tan and Excalibur Laundromat—was hindered on several days this past week by construction on Wells Street, which has been the key thoroughfare for customers trying to patronize them since road work began. 

Wed
09
May

Seneca Baseball


Seneca's Kolton Chambers gets a good jump off of second base. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Joey Oppriecht of the Indians dives back to first base ahead of the tag on a pick-off attempt by visiting Weston Monday afternoon in a Ridge and Valley baseball game.

 

Seneca 

boys beat Weston

Seneca beat visiting Weston on Monday, 6-2 in a Ridge and Valley baseball game.

Seneca got things started in the first inning when Kolton Chambers singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.

Seneca notched three runs in the third inning. Chambers, Matt Hall,and Joey Oppreicht each drove in runs during the inning.

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