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Wed
29
Jan

Extremely high winter river flow ‘a real concern’

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is monitoring high water conditions affecting parts of the Upper Mississippi River in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa as a result of historic flows this winter. 

Wed
29
Jan

Snow Dog hits the local ice fishing scene


Local ice fisherman Richard La Rocque sits on his creation, the Snow Dog.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

A Prairie du Chien man has built a contraption that is sure to draw the attention, and possible admiration, of fellow ice fishermen and other outdoor enthusiasts.

Mon
27
Jan

Adam John Beardmore

Adam John Beardmore, 5, of Fennimore, went to the loving arms of the Lord, on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. 

Adam was born on Jan. 14, 2014, in Prairie du Chien, the son of Cory Beardmore and Dana Konichek. 

Adam is survived by his parents, Cory and Dana; two brothers, Skyler Heginger and Carson Beardmore; maternal grandpa, John Konichek; paternal grandparents, Terry and Marilee Beardmore; paternal great-grandparents, Curt and Rita Beardmore; aunts and uncles, Kim (Aaron) Maag, John Konichek Jr., Brenda (Walt) Ready, Crystal Brown, Ross Brown, Avery Beardmore; many cousins, other relatives and friends.

Fri
24
Jan

Methamphetamine found in vehicle

On Jan. 14, at 8:40 p.m., a deputy from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop on a 1998 Buick Century on Sunbeam Boulevard in the village of Soldiers Grove. 

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Kaitlyn Fitzgerald, 32, of Platteville, and the front passenger as Jamie Boyland, 37, of Platteville. It was discovered that the license plates on the vehicle were suspended. There was no insurance on the vehicle and both Fitzgerald and Boyland did not have valid driver’s licenses. 

Fri
24
Jan

Woman charged in the shooting of her boyfriend

A 51-year-old Boscobel woman has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of second degree reckless injury in the shooting of her boyfriend in the village of Wauzeka.

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

According to the criminal complaint, on Dec. 24, 2019, Lippitt called the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department stating she shot Harold Schuh Jr. in a residence in Wauzeka.

Schuh told a deputy that he was shot in the right elbow and stomach. The deputy put some paper towel on the wound and placed pressure on it until the EMS arrived.

Fri
24
Jan

Pickup and trailer jackknife

On Jan. 18, at 6:12 p.m., Crawford County dispatch received a report of a pickup and livestock trailer that had jackknifed on Highway 27 and Limery Road in Prairie du Chien Township.

Lowell L. Kapinus, 56, Prairie du Chien, was operating a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup, pulling an empty 1985 Featherlite livestock trailer northbound on Highway 27. The truck and trailer slid completely across the southbound lane of traffic, then off the roadway where they jackknifed. Strong winds and the ice-covered roadway were both contributing factors to the crash.  

Fri
24
Jan

Lost motorist jailed for several possible violations

On Jan. 17, at 9:45 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a suspicious vehicle possibly in the ditch near the intersection of Vet Lane and Highway 60 in the town of Bridgeport. 

The caller stated that all of the vehicle’s exterior and interior lights were on, and there was loud music coming from the vehicle. 

Fri
24
Jan

River Ridge to host referendum info meeting

In order to inform the entire River Ridge School District community about the  upcoming Feb. 18 referendum, the district will be holding an informational meeting and open house on Jan. 29 at 6 p.m.

All community members are encouraged to attend and ask questions. There will be a short presentation, a question and answer session, and a tour of the outdoor educational facility. Also, everyone should feel welcome to visit each wing of the school.

See the district’s website for more details: http://www.rrsd.k12.wi.us/district/referendum-facility.cfm.

Fri
24
Jan

Wauzeka-Steuben School District sets spring referendum

By Correne Martin

 

The Wauzeka-Steuben School District has approved a referendum to be part of the spring 2020 general election in the district. Voters will have opportunities to become informed about the three-year, non-recurring operational referendum in the months leading up to choosing yes or no on the ballot.

At the Jan. 13 regular school board meeting, the board formalized two resolutions allowing the referendum and including state-approved verbiage for the referendum, as it will appear for constituent consideration on April 7.

Fri
24
Jan

Walking path desired on Prairie Maison/Bluff Haven site


The Growing Connections Walking Path is anticipated to be located on the southwest side of the Prairie Maison/Bluff Haven complex. It will feature trees, shrubs, flowers, decorative rock and bricks, benches, lighting, bridges and flowing water. (Drawing by Outdoor Creations)

By Correne Martin

 

A serene, lush and safe walking path will be enjoyed by residents and tenants of the Prairie Maison nursing home and Bluff Haven assisted living facility if the Community Health Services Foundation realizes its goal of raising approximately $69,000.

The proposed, 6-foot-wide, 752-foot-long, continuous walking path is an effort of the Growing Connections Campaign. This is driven by the non-profit foundation in celebration of the campus’ 10 year anniversary at its current location, with a goal of completion set for summer of 2020. 

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