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County park violation leads to alcohol, drug charges

On June 14, at about 6:30 a.m., the Grant County Sheriff’s Department was notified of individuals camping at the Wyalusing Beach on County X. A sheriff deputy responded and, upon arrival, several alcohol containers littered the beach near two tents. The deputy made contact with Chance Jones, 21, of Prairie du Chien and a 17-year-old juvenile female in a tent. As the deputy was speaking with them, a marijuana smoking device was visible inside the tent. In the second tent, the deputy made contact with a 14-year-old male and a 17-year-old female. During the investigation, it was discovered the individuals were consuming alcohol and smoking marijuana at the beach.

Mon
25
Jun

Prairie Maison receives safety equipment grant


Pictured at Safe Resident Assistance Endowment Grant presentation are (from left) Denise May, LeadingAge Wisconsin; Mari Beth Borek, Samaritan Campus; Kim Gochanour, North Central Health Care; Rebecca Meyer, Pigeon Falls Health Care Center; Shannon Landt, Prairie Maison Nursing Home; Kathleen Spott, Cedar Community; and Dave Nettum, Argent.

Prairie Maison Nursing Home, in Prairie du Chien, was recently announced the winner of a Safe Resident Assistance Endowment Grant from West Bend Mutual Insurance Company. This is in partnership with LeadingAge Wisconsin, established with the intent to provide state-of-the-art equipment to improve transferring or transfer assistance for residents and caregivers of long-term care facilities across Wisconsin, while easing the financial burden for facilities. Since the Endowment’s creation in 2014, West Bend has awarded more than $125,000 in grants to over 30 Wisconsin facilities. 

Mon
25
Jun

Budweiser, Frito-Lay trucks damaged, products stolen

On Tuesday, June 19, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of theft and criminal damage to property in the township of Bridgeport. Sometime between 3:45 p.m. on Monday, June 18 and 3:52 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, entry was forcefully gained into a Budweiser cargo trailer and a Frito-Lay cargo truck. The trailer and truck were parked on property located behind the Bridgeport Inn Hotel. A padlock was cut on the Budweiser cargo trailer and cases of beer were stolen from within and a window was smashed out of the Frito-Lay cargo truck. 

Mon
25
Jun

Crossing Rivers to close Assisted Living, Family Resource Center


Crossing Rivers Health Assisted Living, on Beaumont Road in Prairie du Chien, will soon close its doors, as assisted living, home care and personal home services and the Family Resource Center have been discontinued by the organization.

The Crossing Rivers Health Family Resource Center on Taylor Street is closing as part of the recent administrative and board of directors decision. The center’s few employees are among 36 impacted throughout Crossing Rivers as a result, though 16 will keep positions elsewhere within the organization. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Crossing Rivers Health’s administration and Board of Directors have announced the decision to discontinue the organization’s assisted living services, closing what is formerly known as Walter Schmidt Assisted Living in Prairie du Chien. With this, home health and personal home services, in addition to the Family Resource Center, will be discontinued as well.

Mon
25
Jun

Eastman Fast Pitch Hall of Fame to induct new members


The Chester Kramer Family will be inducted as Friends of the Ball Park.

 

Five players and one family will be inducted into the Eastman Fast Pitch Hall of Fame on July 4 at 4 p.m. at the Eastman Ball Park. The following are write-ups by or about the players and the Chester Kramer Family.

 

Russ Gillitzer

Mon
25
Jun

Grasshoppers are champions of Viroqua Tournament

 

The Prairie du Chien Grasshoppers American Legion baseball team won the championship of the Viroqua Tournament held June 21 through June 24.

Pool Play

Game 1 - West Salem 5 - PdC 2

Mon
25
Jun

What is your vision for downtown? Numerous suggestions given during City Hall meeting

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

“This is your downtown! What is your vision?” was the theme Thursday night at a meeting in the Prairie du Chien City Hall that drew 25 people to discuss ways to improve the downtown and the local economy.

Thu
21
Jun

Mary Ellen Cavanagh

After almost nine decades of happy stewardship, Mary Ellen Cavanagh died Saturday, June 16, at her home in Lansing. 

Mary Ellen was born Sept. 3, 1930, to Charles and Julia (Riley) Carroll and raised on the Carroll Dairy Farm in McGregor. She inherited her mother’s strength and used it in positive and nurturing ways. Mary Ellen graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in Dubuque in 1948, and attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. For several years thereafter, Mary taught in the one-room schoolhouses of Clayton County: Beulah, Sny Magill and Swede Ridge. More than sixty years later, looking at a class photo from those years, she could name every student and tell a story about them.

Wed
20
Jun

Michigan Street: Tieing in sewer, water laterals

The Michigan Street project within the city of Prairie du Chien is underway. A good portion of the roadway is torn up and, according to the city, workers are currently tieing sewer and water laterals in near the Washington Street intersection. This was the view Tuesday afternoon from Washington Street, looking north on Michigan. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Wed
20
Jun

Phase 1 of Marquette open

Stage two of construction on Marquette Road started this week, after the first phase of road—now featuring two lanes of traffic and one center turning lane—opened to travelers Tuesday. Pictured is stage 1 before the highway markings were placed late last week. Also, topsoil was graded and seeding and erosion matting was placed next to the new sidewalk along the highway. For stage 2, crushing of the former roadway is currently underway. City officials recommend local traffic take 11th Street when trying to maneuver around the closed portion of highway, accessing businesses. This is because there are mostly controlled intersections on 11th Street. The city police department also continues to work to restrict semi truck traffic in the residential areas, though some are allowed to pass through in order to make deliveries to the businesses in the vicinity.

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