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Rod and Gun Club building chimney swift towers at La Riviere


John Tieden and Dennis Kirschbaum with the Prairie Rod and Gun Club work on one of the two chimney swift towers at La Riviere Park of Prairie du Chien. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Four Prairie du Chien High School students helped to build three sections for each of the two chimney swift towers for La Riviere Park. Above are Blake Garcia, Jacob Joy, teacher Ron Kucko and Aaron Neisius. Sawyer Fuller is not pictured. (Photo by Dennis Kirschbaum)

The two towers being built at La Riviere Park will look similar to this chimney swift tower in Elkader. (Submitted photo)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Prairie Rod and Gun Club is working on several interesting projects, one of which is the construction of a pair of chimney swift towers at La Riviere Park of Prairie du Chien.

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May

Two women cited for retail theft

On Thursday, May 10, at 7:04 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was called for a possible ongoing theft at Walmart, in the township of Bridgeport. It was reported that a white Nissan left the parking lot of Walmart and drove to Nathan Plaza and was possibly in possession of stolen property.

A Crawford County deputy made contact with the vehicle and its occupants. Sheena R. Slater, 26, Wauzeka and Trista Hernandez Cruz, 21, Wauzeka, both were found to be in possession of stolen property from Walmart. Items were identified by Walmart Asset Protection and returned to the store. 

Citations were issued to both for retail theft and both Slater and Hernandez Cruz were told they were not allowed back on Walmart property. 

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May

Fishing float owner believes the DNR is harassing him


Bill Hubbard owns Hubbard’s Fishing Float in Harper’s Ferry, Iowa. He feels he’s not being respected by the Wisconsin DNR as an authorized activity on the Mississippi. (Photo by Correne Martin)

This smartphone photo was taken by Bill Hubbard to show the proximity of the DNR warden to his customers trying to fish on his commercial float.

By Correne Martin

A Harper’s Ferry, Iowa, small businessman believes he’s being harassed by the Wisconsin DNR and is speaking out after an April 26 encounter that resulted in his arrest for interfering with fishing. 

Bill Hubbard Jr., 53, of Harper’s Ferry, is the owner of Hubbard’s Fishing Float, located at Lock and Dam No. 9, on the Iowa side of the river, yet accessible near Gordon’s Bay boat landing on Wisconsin Highway 35. Hubbard has run the floating dock and café for 16 years, following in his father’s footsteps. For more than 70 years, the float business itself has provided a good place for anglers—both experienced and amateur—to enjoy fishing the Mississippi River.

Fri
11
May

Florence E. Krachey

Florence E. Krachey, 87, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Thursday, May 10, at Orchard Manor in Lancaster.

 

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11
May

John G. “Joco” Cejka

 

John G. “Joco” Cejka, 86, of Prairie du Chien, died peacefully Wednesday, May 9, at the Wisconsin Veteran’s Home in King.

 

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11
May

Marylu Sauer

 

Marylu Sauer, of Madison, had the soul of a gypsy, the spirit of a hippie and the heart of an angel. She passed away unexpectedly on May 5.  

 

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May

Sharon B. “Pat” Niemann

 

Sharon B. “Pat” Niemann, 76, of Prairie du Chien, and formerly of Postville, Iowa, passed away Friday, May 4, at Crossing Rivers Health Center in Prairie du Chien.

 

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May

Boscobel woman gets year in jail and 6 years probation for crashing into 7 people in tent

A 32-year-old Boscobel woman had her sentence withheld and was placed on probation for six years at her sentencing hearing on May 8 in Grant County Circuit Court for crashing into a tent and injuring seven people at a campground in Bagley on Aug. 12, 2017. As a condition of probation, Stacy M. Smith must serve one year in jail with work release privileges.

Smith must also pay restitution to the victims in an amount yet to be determined. Judge Craig Day said he believes the restitution amount will be substantial. Smith still owes the court $2,641.10 of $7,416.10 in court assessments.

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May

James E. “Jim” Leamy

 

James E. “Jim” Leamy, 79, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully in the family home where he was born, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, May 9.

 

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Henry L. “Hank” Nelsen

Henry L. “Hank” Nelsen, 94, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Wednesday, May 9, at Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien, Wis.

 

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