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7th OWI charged

A 62-year-old Genoa man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with operating while intoxicated (seventh offense). 

Nicholas Walls faces up to a $25,000 fine and 12.5 years in prison if convicted. 

According to the criminal complaint, there was a one-vehicle crash in the village of Ferryville. A 1992 Ford Ranger was stuck off an embankment along the west shoulder of Main Street. The vehicle was several feet down the embankment and barely hanging on from rolling down onto the train tracks. A man was then found lying along the shoulder south of Ferryville on Highway 35. The man turned out to be the owner of the Ford, and he told officers that he was operating the truck and realized he was too drunk to drive, so he attempted to turn around and became stuck in the embankment, the complaint said.

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22
Oct

Fall Bridal Show at Backwoods Nov. 4

By Correne Martin

All area brides, grooms and their families are invited to the Fall Bridal Show at Backwoods Bar and Grill banquet hall in downtown McGregor, Sunday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nearly 30 vendors will showcase their services and products, and offer samples, specials, cash-and-carry items and more.

This is the first ever Fall Bridal Show, coordinated by Lynda Coon, and sponsored by six main partners: Backwoods, AmeriVu Bluffview Inn & Suites, Nelson True Value (both of Prairie du Chien), Zazou’s Bridal Boutique & Tuxedos (Jodi Stricker-Dubuque), Kathy’s Kakes (Kathy Buenzli-Prairie du Chien), and Yes, I Can Paint (Lynda Coon-McGegor). 

Mon
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Oct

Prairie du Chien at sectional cross country meet


Prairie’s Ella Hager had a time of 23:15 at the Spring Green Golf Course Saturday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s Karly Jaynes races in the River Valley Sectional cross country meet at the Spring Green Golf Course Saturday morning.

The Prairie du Chien girls and Coach Mike Liddell warm up before the River Valley Sectional.

 

On a cool, brisk morning, the Prairie du Chien cross country team was setting up camp. The boys were up first on the day. Race time was at 11 a.m. and it was 41 degrees and very windy. 

Mon
22
Oct

Trick or treat and more at Main Street’s Fall Family Fun Day


Over 300 trick-or-treaters and their families have visited downtown Prairie du Chien merchants each year for the tradition that will happen once again Saturday, Oct. 27. (Courier Press file photo)

By Correne Martin

Trick-or-treating in Prairie du Chien just got a whole lot better than usual. 

This Saturday afternoon, Oct. 27, families are invited to downtown Prairie du Chien for Fall Family Fun Day. From 1 to 3 p.m., costumed children are welcome to trick or treat at more than 25 different businesses. All establishments participating will be designated with an orange jack-o-lantern in their window, said Lou Davis, The Pickett Fence owner and PdC Main Street member.

Treat givers will include these establishments:

Mon
22
Oct

Wauzeka-Steuben, River Ridge and Seneca at D3 Boscobel Sectional


Tyler Walters of Wauzeka-Steuben runs down a hill at the Boscobel Sectional Saturday. Walters took eighth in a time of 17:35.2 to miss going to the state meet by one place. (Photo by Mitchell Cernek)

 

Wauzeka-Steuben, River Ridge and Seneca competed in the Division 3 Boscobel Sectional cross country meet on Saturday.

Jacob Reichmann of Wauzeka-Steuben took seventh in 17:23.5 in the boys meet to qualify for the state meet on Oct. 27 in Wisconsin Rapids. The Wauzeka-Steuben boys took third with 94 points at the sectional. Tyler Walters took eighth in a time of 17:35.2 to just miss qualifying for the state meet. Gabe Martin was 21st in 18:27.3. Hunter Marfilius was 28th in 18:43.7. Reed Stenner was 30th in 18:49.9. Zach Martin was 35th in 19:05.7. Isaac Reichmann was 52nd in 19:39.3.

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22
Oct

Three area runners headed to state cross country meet


Wauzeka-Steuben’s Jacob Reichmann cruises down a hill at the Boscobel Sectional. (Photo by Mitchell Cernek)

Amber Huser (left) and Meg Katzung keep pace with the leaders at the Spring Green Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 20. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Three area cross country runners earned a trip to the state cross country meet to be held on Oct. 27 at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids.

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22
Oct

Driftless Development aims for broadband in Crawford County

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Driftless Development of Crawford County has contracted with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Survey Research Center to conduct a survey to help determine a plan for providing broadband Internet throughout the county.

Wed
17
Oct

Tree rooted in Mt. Hope and in the hearts of countless admirers


The iconic and symbolic landmark that is known as the Mt. Hope tree is a beautiful subject to photograph, paint or simply experience on any day, in any season. It stood, as always, a peaceful picturesque silhouette in the fall sunlight and light breeze on Tuesday, Oct. 16. (Photo by Correne Martin)

A few of the snapshots taken by admirers and shared on Facebook. By Shelly Huberd Stagman (black and white) and Aarik Lee.

By Correne Martin

You might say it’s your tree. 

A landmark. A solitary silhouette on the horizon. A sign of positive energy, strength, comfort, coming and going. 

No matter its symbolism for you, the Mt. Hope tree is, perhaps, one of the most cherished and recognized life forms in all of the area. 

“I’m still flabbergasted that everybody feels it’s their tree,” delighted Lynda Coon, one of the countless passers-by whose family has claimed ownership over the icon. For several years, Coon has also instructed local painting classes, where the Mt. Hope tree is depicted on canvas by amateur artists. 

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17
Oct

Fire destroys home on Prairie Street


This older trailer house at 820 N. Prairie St., was a total loss in a fire that started after midnight, Oct. 16, in Prairie du Chien. Above is the view from Prairie Street. At right is a picture taken from the alley behind the home. (Photos by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

A vacation home at 820 N. Prairie St., in Prairie du Chien, caught fire early Tuesday morning and is a total loss, according to Fire Chief Jeff Boughton. Yet, nobody was home when it happened, so there were no injuries and no loss of life. The adjacent homes were undamaged. 

“It was fully engulfed when we got there,” he stated. 

The call came in to the Prairie du Chien Fire Department about 12:30 a.m. Ablaze was an old trailer house with two garage additions, owned by a couple from Chicago. Five Prairie du Chien fire trucks were dispatched, and the Bridgeport and Rural Prairie du Chien Fire Department was called in for mutual aid. They sent three trucks to the scene, Boughton said. 

Wed
17
Oct

Prairie du Chien sweeps Mauston


Prairie’s Emily Groom (1) steers the ball away from the Mauston defender. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Caitlin Pattison bops the ball high over the Mauston defense Tuesday night.

Mackenzie Pettit (9) of Prairie du Chien spikes past Mauston Tuesday night.

Hope Martin (2) and Lily Krahn (19) go up for the block.

 

Prairie du Chien hosted Mauston for the regional quarterfinal match on Tuesday night. 

With a rowdy crowd of students, parents and fans, (not ready to see the season end) the Blackhawks were on the attack keeping the Golden Eagles on their heels. 

The Blackhawks took set one 25-15, and rode that momentum through the rest of the match, winning set two 25-19 and set three 25-15. 

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