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Mon
09
Jan

Crawford County Fair royalty crowned


The 2017 Crawford County Fair court includes (clockwise from back, middle) Keegan Eberling, fair ambassador; Brooklynn Nagel, senior future fair ambassador; Brooke Mitchell, junior future fair ambassador first attendant; Michaela Cauffman, junior future fair ambassador second attendant; and Mya Riniker, junior future fair ambassador. (Photos by Northwoods Photography-Mikaela Baker)

There for Keegan Eberling’s crowning moment were her fellow 2016 County Fair court members (front) Alex Crary, junior future fair ambassador; and Elizabeth Garfoot, fair ambassador. Keegan was senior future fair ambassador last year.

The 2017 fair court includes (front row, from left) Michaela Cauffman, Brooke Mitchell, past junior ambassador Alexandria Crary; (back row) past ambassador Elizabeth Garfoot, Mya Riniker, Keegan Eberling and Brooklynn Nagel.

Pictured (front row) Alexandria Crary, 2016 Jr. Future Fair Ambassador; Michaela Cauffman; Brooke Mitchell; (back row) Elizabeth Brownlee, Crawford County Fair Ambassador Program adviser; Amanda Griswold, Crawford County Fair coordinator; Elizabeth Garfoot, 2016 Crawford County Fair Ambassador; Mya Riniker; Brooklynn Nagel; Keegan Eberling and David Olson, Crawford County Fair board member

By Correne Martin

The newest Crawford County Fair royalty was presented at a special occasion Saturday, Dec. 31, at Nelson True Value in Prairie du Chien. Fair ambassador is 18-year-old Keegan Eberling, of Prairie du Chien. She was crowned leader of this year’s fair court by 2016 Fair Ambassador Elizabeth Garfoot and 2016 Junior Fair Ambassador Alex Crary.

Rounding out the 2017 court, Brooklynn Nagel is senior future fair ambassador. Mya Riniker is junior future fair ambassador. Brooke Mitchell is first attendant junior future fair ambassador and Michaela Cauffman is second attendant junior future fair ambassador.

Keegan knew before the New Year’s Eve ceremony that she would likely take the reins of promoting the Crawford County Fair for 2017 and she was tremendously thrilled about the opportunity.

Mon
09
Jan

Couple welcomes fourth child the first week of the new year


Douglas and Elizabeth Shaw welcomed baby Malachi Gilbert Shaw as the New Year’s baby at Crossing Rivers Health on Jan. 3, at 9:21 p.m. He weighed 10 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

The Shaws and their new baby received a basket full of goodies and gift certificates, sponsored by numerous local businesses.

By Correne Martin

A darling baby boy weighing 10 pounds, 13 ounces, and measuring 21 inches, was the 2017 New Year’s baby at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien.

Born on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 9:21 p.m., Malachi Gilbert Shaw is the fourth child for Douglas and Elizabeth Shaw, of Mt. Sterling. He is the grandson of Jon and Stacy Petersheim, Rising Sun; Tina and Ken Kirschbaum, Lancaster; and Kurt and Denita Shaw, Arizona.

The joyful couple shared a few moments with their sweet new arrival early Wednesday afternoon, before siblings Kolten, 4, Kylee, 2, and Micah, 1, came to greet their little brother. Malachi was delivered naturally one week before his due date, under the care of Crossing Rivers’ Family Nurse Practitioner/Midwife Terri Payne.

“We almost didn’t make it to the hospital,” Elizabeth said, noting that her newborn came quickly. “We weren’t expecting him just yet.”

Mon
09
Jan

Budget cuts stave off Wauzeka-Steuben referendum for at least one year

By Ted Pennekamp

 

There will be no referendum to exceed the revenue cap limit for the Wauzeka-Steuben School District for next school year. At the Dec. 29 special meeting, the school board decided to make numerous budget cuts which will amount to a total of about $650,000.

Wed
04
Jan

Man associated with restaurant beating arrested in hometown

SALEM, ILL.—Bond has been set at $10,000 for a 25-year-old Salem man who has been charged with aggravated battery to a police officer and criminal damage to property.

Jacob Erwin is accused of knocking the mug shot camera out of the hands of a correctional officer as he was booking Erwin in on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. The sheriff’s department reported the camera fell the floor and had to be replaced.

Erwin was brought to the jail by Marion County sheriff’s deputies after he was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence, improper lane usage and driving an uninsured vehicle.

In court Friday morning, Erwin indicated he would hire his own attorney. His first appearance with an attorney is set for Jan. 11.

Wed
04
Jan

Woman on probation arrested before possibly driving drunk

On Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 7:27 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of an intoxicated woman who was in her vehicle and was possibly going to attempt to drive. The vehicle was parked on Main Street in the village of Gays Mills.  

A Crawford County deputy arrived on scene and made contact with Karen L. Clarke, 56, Soldiers Grove. Through the investigation and speaking with witnesses and employees, it was found that Clarke was removed from two bars for her level of intoxication and being disorderly. During the investigation, it was found that Clarke was on probation and was not to consume alcohol.

Clarke admitted to consuming alcohol and to operating her vehicle previously in the evening. Clarke was subsequently arrested for a probation violation and received a citation for operating after revocation. Clarke was transported to the Crawford County Jail.

Wed
04
Jan

Safe found along highway in Wyalusing

A small safe was found in Wyalusing Township on Christmas Eve and Grant County authorities are trying to find the owner.

On Saturday, Dec. 24, at about 2:30 p.m., the Grant County Sheriff’s Office recovered a small black Sentry safe, measuring 2 feet by 2 feet, along Highway 18 in Wyalusing Township. The safe was shut, locked and did not appear to be damaged. At this time, it is unknown who the safe belongs to or how it got there.

If you have any information on the safe or you are the owner, please contact the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at (608) 723-2157.

Wed
04
Jan

PdC man arrested for fifth OMVI

A Prairie du Chien man was arrested for fifth offense operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, following an incident Monday night, Jan. 2, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.

At 10:30 p.m., the sheriff’s department received a complaint of a possibly-impaired driver who struck a traffic barrier in the parking lot of Kwik Trip in Prairie du Chien. A Crawford County Sheriff’s deputy, who was close when the complaint was received, observed the vehicle operating on Webster Street and South Michigan. When the vehicle pulled into a residence on South Michigan, the deputy made contact with the driver, identifying him as Charles Humbert, 57. Humbert showed signs of impairment and had trouble standing or walking on his own, according to the deputy. After further investigation, Humbert was arrested for OMVI, fifth offense.

The Prairie du Chien Police Department and Crossing Rivers Health assisted in the incident.

Wed
04
Jan

‘River Rat’ to tell stories at historical society’s annual meeting


Kenny Salwey grew up on the Whitman Swamp in Buffalo County, 6,000 acres of seasonally-flooded Mississippi River backwaters. He will be in Prairie du Chien, Jan. 12, to share his entertaining childhood stories.

Community members invited to listen to familiar tales

By Correne Martin

If you’re interested in listening to some good ole river stories about more leisurely times when mother nature was foremost in the lives of those who depended on the river for their livelihood, Kenny Salwey’s keynote speech at the Prairie du Chien Historical Society’s annual meeting is the moment to savor.

The meeting will be Thursday, Jan. 12, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at Huckleberry’s Banquet Hall, in Prairie du Chien. Social time begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30, a short business meeting and then the speaker.

Wed
04
Jan

City enters into arbitration over Regal Marina

Public works department reorganized, polling places to consolidate at Hoffman Hall in 2017

By Correne Martin

The city of Prairie du Chien and Regal Marine Group have entered into arbitration over possible termination of the lease between the city-owned and Regal-leased marina, according to details that emerged from closed session at Tuesday night’s Prairie du Chien Common Council meeting.

A statement released late Tuesday by the council gave some background on the issue, mainly stating, “On Nov. 2, 2016, the city of Prairie du Chien served Regal Marine Group, Inc., with a notice of termination of marina lease. On Dec. 22, 2016, the city received from counsel for Regal Marine Group, Inc., a demand that the termination issues be resolved by arbitration. The city of Prairie du Chien will participate in said arbitration.”

Wed
04
Jan

Chinese Lunar New Year Festival


Teacher Adam Stout talks with Cassandra Mellem and Ben LaHaie as they help to create a dragon costume. (Photos submitted)

The head of a dragon takes shape recently as students worked on costumes for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year Festival.

 

Chinese Lunar New Year Festival 

a family event at Prairie du Chien High School

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Everyone is invited to celebrate the Year of the Rooster at Prairie du Chien’s Fourth Annual Chinese Lunar New Year Festival at Prairie du Chien High School on Jan. 7. 

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