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Soldiers Grove man charged with fifth OWI

A 66-year-old Soldiers Grove man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (fifth or sixth offense), and one count of possession of marijuana.

Mark B. Sherry faces up to 10.5 years in prison and $26,000 in fines if convicted of both counts.

According to the criminal complaint, a state trooper was on duty in the village of Soldiers Grove when he noticed a vehicle with too dark of window tint than is allowed by law. The trooper pulled the vehicle over and smelled the odor of intoxicants when he made contact with the driver.

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Dec

Community members can eat together this Christmas Day


Bob Hamann (left) and Dennis Kirschbaum are a good example of the many volunteers who give their time to prepare and cook the Community Christmas Dinner. They are pictured a couple years ago cutting the eyes from the potatoes and dicing them. (Courier file photo)

‘Tis the season of togetherness. Such holiday spirit will be bountiful at the Community Christmas Dinner at Prairie du Chien High School on Monday, Dec. 25. Dine in at noon, pick up carryouts between 1 and 2 p.m., or deliveries will be available throughout Prairie du Chien until 2 p.m. as well.

A traditional Christmas dinner will be served, including turkey and ham, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, squash, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce and dessert. The meal is available to all, free of charge, and is furnished by community donations and volunteers.

Deliveries must be ordered in advance by calling 326-8321. Reservations for those eating in as well as those taking carryouts are appreciated by calling the same number.

Due to the construction at the high school, community members are asked to enter through the back parking lot, door H.

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Couleecap Food Pantry to distribute 200 meal baskets to people in need Dec. 21


Pictured is an example of one of the holiday meal baskets the Couleecap Food Pantry will be providing free on Thursday to people in need.

By Correne Martin

The Couleecap Food Pantry in Prairie du Chien is assembling enough holiday meal baskets this season to provide a Christmas dinner and all the trimmings for 200 households in need, according to Jann Sturmer, Couleecap clothing center and food programs coordinator.

Food pantry clients, families or individuals who find themselves in need for any reason are invited to stop by the food pantry on Thursday, Dec. 21, at 10 a.m., to pick up a meal basket. The offering will be available until all 200 are gone.

Each meal basket will include a choice of meat (ham or pork roast), a bag of fresh potatoes, fresh oranges, the ingredients to make green bean casserole and other side dishes, and a dessert.

The inmates from the Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution have been enlisted to volunteer with distributing the meals to those visiting the pantry Thursday morning.

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Dec

PdC Wrestlers at Dells Duals


Colten Wall focuses on setting up a shot against his Wisconsin Dells opponent. Wall would go on to beat his opponent. (Photos submitted)

Traeton Saint applies heavy pressure as he works to turn his St. Croix Falls opponent. Saint would win by fall.

 

PdC wrestlers second 

at the Dells Duals Classic

On Saturday, Dec. 9, the Prairie du Chien wrestlers traveled to Wisconsin Dells for the Dells Duals Classic. The Dells Duals Classic is a 25-team tournament, putting each team in a five-team pool based upon different criteria. 

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Dec

Driftless Development

 

Driftless Development forms with mission of enhancing area economy

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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Dec

Wauzeka-Steuben Over Seneca


Kaleb Marx of Wauzeka-Steuben drives the baseline.

The Hornets’ Nick Benish goes up for a shot against Seneca Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca and Wauzeka-Steuben battled in a close game Thursday night.

Seneca’s Jared Payne hoists a 3-pointer Thursday night.

 

Hornets 

defeat Indians

The Wauzeka-Steuben boys basketball team remained unbeaten after edging host Seneca 55-51 in a Ridge and Valley contest Thursday night. 

The Hornets improved to 5-0 on the season and 2-0 in conference action. They will host Kickapoo on Dec. 12.

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11
Dec

River Ridge Open House


Several River Ridge School District residents take a look at the middle school section of the new library Saturday afternoon.

 

River Ridge District 

residents tour new school facilities

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Many citizens, school officials, staff and students attended the open house Saturday afternoon for the new addition and other facilities upgrades to River Ridge Schools. 

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Dec

PdC native, canine find talent in search and rescue


Adam Kelly and his adopted dog Zephyr conduct search and rescue missions together in Michigan. (Submitted photos)

Adam Kelly and Zephyr make a discovery on one of their missions.

Zephyr gets some training done on the water.

The search and rescue dog has plenty of time to play too. Here she is dashing through the snow.

By Rachel Mergen

Adam Kelly, a Prairie du Chien native, has lived the vast majority of his life with man’s best friend loyally at his side. For as long as Adam can remember, his family has been the proud owners of a furry companion, and the longest gap he has ever experienced without a dog was his time working toward bachelor’s and master’s degrees. One of the most exciting moments to him was just being able to have a dog once again when he went to Florida for further education.

Adam’s family dog, Zephyr, isn’t exactly the average pet though. Zephyr, now living in Michigan, finds herself as a well-trained, search-and-rescue (SAR) canine.

Zephyr’s life was given a second chance when rescued as a stray and put up for adoption at a Florida PetSmart. Adam accidentally came across the German Shepherd mix puppy, when he had casually stepped into the store to find some treats for his lapdog, Roxie.

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Man grabs his narcotics out of deputy’s hands and fleas, but loses his balance

An area man faces numerous charges in Crawford County after impaired driving was observed Dec. 9, according to the sheriff’s department.

On Saturday, the county K-9 unit conducted a traffic stop on a 2007 Dodge Caravan on Highway 35 in the township of Freeman. The deputy made contact with the driver, identified as Curt Tollefson, 39, of Lynxville. The deputy said he observed Tollefson show signs of impairment. A search of his person yielded several grams of marijuana, schedule 4 controlled substances and two different schedule II narcotics, for which Tollefson did not have a prescription, according to the sheriff’s department.

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2018 Fair Ambassador Court to be crowned

The Crawford County Fair Ambassador Committee will present the crowning of the 2018 Fair Ambassador Court, at Johnson’s One Stop in Seneca on Saturday, Dec. 30, at 10 a.m.

The public is invited to join the committee and the ambassadors for the crowning and the meet and greet afterward. Snacks will be provided by the 2017 Fair Ambassador Court and the candidates for the 2018 court.

For additional Crawford County Fair information, visit crawfordcountywisconsinfair.com. The 2018 Crawford County Fair will be held Aug. 22-26, in Gays Mills.

 

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