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Fri
09
Mar

Geraldine L. (Gautsch) Moan

 

Geraldine L. (Gautsch) Moan, previously of Cliffwood Drive, in Prairie du Chien, passed away on March 8, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa.

 

Geraldine is survived by her sons, Robert, of Prairie du Chien, and Terry (Nancy), of Tucson, Ariz.; sister Jeanette (David) Woodruff, La Crosse;  nieces Gayle and Vicki; and many other nephews and nieces in La Crosse.

Fri
09
Mar

Mike Johnson

 

Mike Johnson, of Oregon, Ill., formally of the Prairie du Chein area, passed away at his home in Illinois, March 7.

 

Mike is survived by his wife Linda; his grandchildren; a son Laren (Faith); a daughter Michelle; and three sisters Sue (Steve Ariss), Sandy (Keith Levake) and Diane Mason.

Fri
09
Mar

Mary Jean Standiford

 

Mary Jean Standiford, 85, of Prairie du Chien, died Tuesday, March 6, at her home in Prairie du Chien. 

 

She was born May 27, 1932, in Grand Forks, N.D. Mary Jean graduated from High School in Grand Forks, N.D.

 

Fri
09
Mar

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Eddy

 

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Eddy, 93, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Tuesday, March 6, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

 

Wed
07
Mar

CWD Response Plan

 

Wisconsin DNR 

announces updated 

CWD Response Plan

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Wisconsin DNR has recently announced its updated Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Response Plan. 

Wed
07
Mar

Decoding the Driftless


Tim Jacobson adjusts the GoPro camera on the helmet of John Howe in 2016. Howe is the executive director of the Raptor Resource Project. (Photo by David Noble)

 

Rough cut of Decoding the Driftless completed

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Filming for a natural history documentary about the Driftless Region began in 2016 and was also done in the Prairie du Chien and Bagley areas this past June. The project has since come a long way.

Wed
07
Mar

Boy injured when kicked in head by horse

On March 4, at 5:42 p.m., the Crawford County Communications Center received a 911 call about an 11-year-old boy who had been kicked in the head by a horse at 41278 Hilltop Lane in the township of Scott. 

An investigation was conducted and determined the horse was tied up inside a barn on the property. The boy was riding a stand up scooter behind the horse when it became spooked. The horse backed up and kicked, striking the boy in the head above his right eye. The blunt force initially knocked the boy unconscious but he eventually regained consciousness while on scene. 

The boy was transported by Med Flight to UW–Madison. The extent of his injuries are unknown.

Wed
07
Mar

Soldiers Grove fireman named Crawford County Firefighter of the Year


The 2017 Firefighter of the Year John Young (center) accepts the honor from Todd Krachey, Wauzeka Fire Chief and Crawford County Fire Association president (left), and Todd Fischer, Boscobel Fire Chief and Crawford County Fire Association vice president. (Submitted photo)

The 2017 Crawford County Firefighter of the Year award was recently awarded to John Young, of the Soldiers Grove Fire Department. 

Young is one of the department’s most senior members. He’s served as a Soldiers Grove firefighter for over 53 years.

He and his family moved to Soldiers Grove in 1955. He was instrumental in starting the dental clinic and still-operating Kickapoo Valley Medical Clinic. He was involved in the beginning of the North Crawford Rescue Squad in 1972. 

Wed
07
Mar

Public hearing set for city of PdC water rate increase

The Prairie du Chien Common Council’s Tuesday night meeting involved a number of informational items as well as some technicalities to approve.

First, it was noted that a public hearing regarding a probable water rate increase is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, at 10 a.m., in conference room no. 2 at city hall. The city has filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to increase the water rates. According to a notice to water customers, the increase is necessary due to a 54.61 percent increase in gross plant investment and a 31.99 percent increase in operating expenses since the last water rate case was completed in 2009.

Wed
07
Mar

Improvements to be made at Villa Louis Boat Landing, nearby railroad crossing

By Correne Martin

Improvements lay ahead for the Villa Louis Boat Landing in Prairie du Chien. As part of the project, the adjacent railroad crossing at North Water Street will become publicly designated, according to an Office of the Commissioner of Railroads (OCR) decision made on the city’s petition to create these changes.

According to a final decision document, Wisconsin and Southern Railroad (WSOR) and the city of Prairie du Chien will work together to upgrade the crossing. Though, all construction costs will be the city’s responsibility to pay or reimburse to WSOR.

The city owns, operates and maintains the Villa Louis Boat Landing on the west side of the tracks.

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