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24
Oct

Crawford County Community Resource Guide a free tool to increase residents’ awareness

The Crawford County Community Resource Guide is available to inform county residents of local services and programs and an effort is underway to increase the public’s awareness of the guide.

A product of the work of Crawford County Public Health and the Healthy Roots Coalition of Crawford County, the guide provides information on several important subjects. Some areas covered include housing resources, health care options, mental health care services, public assistance programs, employment and training, and resources for the elderly. Many other areas are also covered within the guide. Users can utilize the guide’s table of contents to quickly locate points of interest. 

Wed
24
Oct

Vaping may have caused serious injury to 14-year-old

A River Ridge student was airlifted to the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison Tuesday, after he possibly inhaled alcohol through a vape (electronic cigarette) smoking device, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department. 

On Oct. 23, at 8:46 a.m., the sheriff’s department and West Grant EMS responded to River Ridge High School for a 14-year-old boy with an unknown medical problem. 

The sheriff’s department said its initial investigation indicated that the juvenile male may have vaped alcohol through a device, which caused him to suffer symptoms associated with alcohol poisoning. The boy was transported to Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien and then airlifted to Madison in serious condition. 

Wed
24
Oct

Bridgeport Township, Crossing Rivers to negotiate remediation of water issues

By Correne Martin

Bridgeport Township has decided to work with Crossing Rivers Health—and avoid a lawsuit­—in the case of the medical center’s claim that a 2016 town road project caused diversion and trespassing of flood waters to the hospital campus’ property. 

The town board met Oct. 16, and motioned to authorize its legal counsel to negotiate with Crossing Rivers and others in an attempt to reach a global resolution to the problem that was created. The action followed over an hour of closed session discussion.

“It’s what everyone would like to see,” Town Clerk Linda Smrcina said, after the meeting.

Bridgeport’s attorney is Nicole Bacher, of Cross Jenks Mercer & Maffei, in Baraboo.

Wed
24
Oct

River Ridge is regional champ

 

River Ridge defeated the visiting Southwestern Wildcats on Saturday night to win a Division 4 regional volleyball championship. The Lady Timberwolves won by scores of 25-12, 29-27, 25-15.

Kills: Taylor Langmeier-18, Skylar White-13

Assists: Verity Johnson-30, McKenzi Graf and Jaci Williams-2

Wed
24
Oct

Seneca runners at Boscobel Sectional


Travis Zach of Seneca runs in the Boscobel Sectional cross country meet on Saturday. It was a cold and blustery day. Zach was 91st in 21:06.9. (Photos submitted)

Maxine Grover battles the cold, wind and snow in the Boscobel Sectional cross country meet on Saturday. Grover was 36th in 22:58.5.
Wed
24
Oct

PdC school tax rate the same for 7th straight year

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

At its annual budget hearing Monday night at Prairie du Chien High School, the board of education approved of a budget with a tax rate of $10.66. This is the seventh year in a row that the board has held the tax rate at $10.66.

Mon
22
Oct

Cubans end Blue-Golds' season in an overtime thriller


Hunter Aspenson (11), Wyatt Boudreau (70), Austin Hagensick (7), and Nate Benish (3) team up to bring down the Cuba City runner. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Hunter Aspenson gains good yardage on the outside against visiting Cuba City.

SWS caught nine passes for 125 yards.

Jared Payne of the Blue-Golds lunges forward for extra yardage versus Cuba City.

Nate Benish (3) follows the blocking of Preston Crowley-Lee Friday night.

Jared Payne tries to jump past two defenders at the end of a good run.

 

Fifth seeded Cuba City nipped host and fourth seeded Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben 35-34 in overtime in a Division 6 high school football playoff game Friday night.

SWS ended a fine season in which the Blue-Golds went 9-0 to win the Ridge and Valley Conference for the second straight year.

SWS finished the season at 9-1.

Mon
22
Oct

Verna M. Fralkick

Verna M. Fralick, 92, of Glen Haven, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. 

She was born Aug. 16, 1926, in rural Glen Haven, the daughter of Bernard and Cecelia (Walz) Ertel. Verna attended the Consolidated School in Bloomington Township and St. Mary’s School in Glen Haven, before going on to graduate from Bloomington High School in 1944. On Oct. 20, 1945, Verna married Floyd “Bud” Fralick at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Glen Haven. Throughout her life, she was a nurse aide during WWII, and worked at St. Mary’s School in Glen Haven and Orchard Manor Nursing Home. She was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Help of Christians Parish and an active member of their Altar Society. Verna was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and helped at local fire department fundraisers. 

Mon
22
Oct

Blackhawks’ good season comes to an end


Gavin Gillitzer throws over a defender Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Blackhawks swarm to the ballcarrier Friday night.

Mason Kramer makes a catch along the sideline.

The Prairie defense stops New Glarus for a short gain.

 

By Zach Mara

 

Mon
22
Oct

Trump approves federal disaster declaration for Wisconsin following recent floods

Gov. Scott Walker announced Oct. 18, that President Donald Trump has approved a federal disaster declaration to help individuals and local communities impacted by devastating floods and strong storms that occurred in August and September. Earlier this month, Governor Walker requested federal disaster aid. 

“This is welcome news to many people whose lives were impacted by recent flooding,” Walker said. “There still is a lot of work to be done and more assistance that is needed.”

Under the declaration, individuals, families and businesses in Crawford, Dane, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Sauk and Vernon counties are now eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance.

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