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May

Strong feelings regarding Amundson


A march in a show of support for the Bluff View student who was burned began Wednesday afternoon, May 30, near the high school grounds. A dozen people marched.

Amundson supporters have come out in force at his court appearance and at a recent school board meeting.

Signs such as this one have popped up in and around Prairie du Chien.

 

Simmering near the surface

Feelings of district residents split regarding Amundson

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
30
May

High speed chase leads to drug bust

On May 27, at 8:30 p.m., the Prairie du Chien Police Department was notified by the Clayton County Sheriff’s Department about a pursuit in progress involving a motorcycle traveling east on Highway 18 at a high rate of speed.

The motorcycle crossed into Crawford County. Prairie du Chien police officers attempted to conduct a maneuver to direct the motorcycle onto the Highway 18 Bypass and away from the city.

The motorcycle drove around the squad cars in excess of 100 mph and continued east on Iowa Street. Officers continued pursuit. After several minutes, the driver crashed in a drainage ditch on the east side of town.

Wed
30
May

Man arrested for stealing truck, OWI

On May 28 at 3:13 a.m., the Crawford County Communications Center received a report of a motor vehicle theft from 32319 County K, Lot #79, in the township of Prairie du Chien. 

The stolen vehicle was a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck. The owner of the pickup truck stated that a man attempted to gain entry into his trailer house at which time the man was told to leave. Minutes later, the owner of the pickup truck heard his vehicle start up and observed his pickup truck travelling northbound on County K. The owner of the stolen truck said the doors were unlocked and the keys were left inside.

Wed
30
May

Man injured in motorcycle crash

On Saturday, May 26 at 9:05 a.m., the Crawford County Dispatch Center was notified of a motorcycle crash on County Highway K, two miles north of Prairie du Chien.

Jesse Fowlkes, 28, Independence, Iowa, was driving a 2018 KTM motorcycle north on County K when he lost control. The motorcycle slid 150 feet down the road ejecting Fowlkes into the right ditch.  

Fowlkes was not wearing a helmet and suffered cuts to the head, arms and legs, along with bumps and bruises. He was treated at Crossing Rivers Health and released.

The motorcycle sustained moderate damage and was able to be driven.

Fowlkes was cited for not having a valid motorcycle license.

Assisting at the scene were Tri-State Ambulance, Bridgeport/Prairie du Chien First Responders and Bridgeport Fire Department.

Wed
30
May

Seniors have affordable, nutritious meal options in Crawford County

By Correne Martin 

 

The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Eagle County serves people age 60 and older, as well as individuals ages 18-59 with disabilities, in Crawford, Juneau, Richland and Sauk counties. Its two main programs in Crawford County are the senior nutrition sites and home delivered meals. Though participation in both is good, the ADRC is trying to conceive different ideas that might encourage greater numbers. With May being Older Americans Month, this has been the department’s most recent focus. 

At the three meal sites in Prairie du Chien, Eastman and Soldiers Grove, Monday through Friday, seniors can enjoy a balanced lunch, companionship and being connected to additional services and resources they may need—all for a suggested donation of $3.50. 

Wed
30
May

Wauzeka woman faces meth charge

A 35-year-old Wauzeka woman has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of possession of methamphetamine, repeater. 

Daphne Bendall faces up to a $10,000 fine and 3.5 years of imprisonment if convicted. 

According to the criminal complaint, a search of Bendall’s bedroom revealed a box containing five syringes, two short, cut-off straws and three small plastic baggies containing meth residue. 

 

Bendall admitted to the investigator that the syringes and baggies were for the meth she has been using, according to the complaint.

Wed
30
May

It’s time to ‘Fight Back’ June 22-23


Fans attending Music Fights Back range in age from 5 to over 70. Everyone is sure to have a memorable time rockin’ for a reason, getting up close to the stage (on their parents shoulders, perhaps) or sitting back in a lawn chair relaxing. For the weekend’s lineup, visit musicfightsback.com. (Submitted photo)

By Correne Martin 

 

In its fourth year in 2018, Music Fights Back is more than just a little one-time fundraiser with some raffles and a few hundred people. It’s morphed into a two-day rock festival featuring nationally-acclaimed headliners. But, in the end, its intent is as sincere as ever. Music Fights Back remains a cause for kids battling cancer, an opportunity to raise money and purchase digital tablet and MP3 devices so some of the most innocent patients can watch movies, play games and listen to music during cancer treatments. 

This year’s festival will be the weekend of June 22 and 23 on St. Feriole Island in Prairie du Chien. Music will start at 2 p.m. both days. Friday’s headliner is Wayland and Saturday’s is Saliva. 

Wed
30
May

Local family prepares to host Crawford County Dairy Breakfast, set for June 2


Pictured are the Flansburgh family members (from left) Devin, Derek, Kathy, Dalton, Alan, Dustin and Dylan. (Photo by Rachel Mergen)

By Rachel Mergen

 

The Flansburgh family knows the farming business quite well. Alan Flansburgh, his wife Kathy, and their five sons Devin, Derek, Dalton, Dustin and Dylan were educated from a young age on what hard work and ambition can create—a life worth living and a farm beautiful enough to show to the entire county. The family is working now to teach others about the wonders of the farm, as they prepare to host the Crawford County Dairy Breakfast on Saturday, June 2, from 6 to 10 a.m. 

In 1996, Alan and Kathy, already seven years into their marriage, bought the family farm from Alan’s parents. As the only son in his family and with a love for field work, Alan felt a responsibility to carry on the farm. With such a transaction, they became the third generation to cultivate the land they now call their home.

Wed
30
May

Wauzeka-Steuben Baseball


Wauzeka-Steuben's Jaden Berger scoops up a ground ball and throws to first for the out versus visiting Cassville Thursday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

A Cassville baserunner takes a lead off of second base as Wauzeka-Steuben shortstop Isaac Byrne defends Thursday afternoon.

The Hornets' Carter Lomas pitches while a Comets' runner leads off of first base.

 

Hornets top 

Cassville Comets

Wauzeka-Steuben defeated visiting Cassville 3-2 in a WIAA Division 4 Regional quarterfinal Thursday afternoon in high school baseball action.

The Comets took the lead 2-0 after the first inning.

The Hornets scored a run in the bottom of the fourth and another in the fifth to tie the game at 2-2. 

Wed
30
May

Prairie du Chien Baseball


Prairie first baseman Hunter Davis fields a grounder and tosses to pitcher Cory Check. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien's Gavin Gillitzer slides in safely to second for a stolen base in the first inning.

Zach Mara of the Blackhawks gets a good jump off of first base Tuesday afternoon.

 

Prairie boys 

oust Lancaster

Prairie du Chien ousted visiting Lancaster 8-4 in a WIAA Division 3 Regional baseball game Tuesday afternoon. 

Prairie scored a run in the bottom of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. 

Lancaster scored twice in the top of the second to lead 2-1. 

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