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Two men escape injury after rollover

On Wednesday, April 25 at 10:57 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a one-vehicle rollover accident on Old Gays Road with no injuries.

Wyatt R. Myers, 19, Gays Mills, was negotiating a sharp curve eastbound on Old Gays Road in a 2002 Ford van. Myers lost control of the vehicle on the sharp curve and began to slide. The Myers’ vehicle slid off the left side of the roadway, rolled and came to rest on its top.

Myers and his passenger, Randall P. Strametz, 26, also of Gays Mills, both claimed no injuries from the accident. 

Myers was issued a citation for failure to have the vehicle under control.

Mon
30
Apr

Veterans’ names, service info needed for Wauzeka memorial

The Wauzeka Area Veterans Memorial Committee is seeking veteran information on individuals who have served and are continuing to serve in the Untied States Armed Forces, who have lived or are living in the city and township of Wauzeka and the surrounding area. The veteran information obtained will be reviewed, verified and finally inscribed/listed onto one of the six name tablets erected as part of the new Wauzeka Area Veterans Memorial. 

“We cannot get veteran information from the [Department of Veterans Affairs] unless they’re deceased,” said Joanne Chunat-Peloch, member of the Wauzeka Area Veterans Memorial Committee (WAVMC).

The following veteran information is needed for each individual submission: Full name, time frame in service, during wartime and/or peace time.

Mon
30
Apr

PdC Police efforts began federal investigation into meth distribution network


This shows some of the meth taken during the July 19-20 operations that began in Prairie du Chien and continued to La Crosse. (Submitted photo)

A La Crosse man was recently convicted and sentenced in Crawford County Circuit Court for his part in delivering methamphetamine within the city of Prairie du Chien on July 19, 2017, according to the Prairie du Chien Police Department. These efforts began what became a federal investigation into a large network of meth distribution that was removed from the streets.

On July 19, 2017, at around 8:30 p.m.—the same day authorities were overwhelmed with responding to severe storm damage—a delivery of meth investigation culminated with the arrest of Jason G. Goth, 45, for delivery of meth, according to authorities. As a result of the investigation, police department personnel requested assistance from the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation and the La Crosse Police Department. 

Mon
30
Apr

96th Assembly District candidates announce hopes for Nerison’s seat


Paul Buhr, Alicia Leinberger, Ahna Key, Loren Oldenburg

Both Democratic and Republican parties will consider nominees in the Aug. 14 partisan primary election for the 96th Assembly District. Both parties will choose their nominations to the ballot, via which the successor to Rep. Lee Nerison will be chosen and the incumbent’s vacancy filled. 

Currently, there are three Democrats and two Republicans who have registered with the Wisconsin Elections Commission for the office:

•Paul Buhr, a Viroqua area dairy farmer and herd genetics marketer;

•Alicia Leinberger, second-time candidate, Viroqua small business owner and renewable energy entrepreneur;

Mon
30
Apr

Spend a cool summer afternoon exploring Fort Crawford


An April 13-14 Boy Scout encampment brought 185 Boy Scouts to the Fort Crawford Museum, where they listened to interpreters and enjoyed a planetarium. They also braved the cold April weather and camped at La Riviere Park. (Submitted photos)

Pictured is the Board of the Prairie du Chien Historical Society, which owns and operates the Fort Crawford Museum, and owns and is restoring the St. Germain dit Gauthier-Coorough House on St. Feriole Island. From left: President Mary Elise Antoine, Joe Atkins, Terry Seeley, Treasurer Lori Bekkum, Carolyn Sand, Cindy Standoff, John Mundt, Secretary Janet Finn, Bob Ziel and William Howe. Not pictured is Vice-President Chad Fradette.

This 1842 oil painting of the second Fort Crawford in Prairie du Chien was purchased from a private owner in California, since restored and will now be on exhibit at the Fort Crawford Museum’s this summer. The image depicts a guest visiting Gen. Chas McDougall, the post surgeon, and his orderly on a hunting trip.

By Correne Martin

Summer is the time people start making plans for family vacations. Before looking out of town for cool destinations, consider some time at the often forgotten Fort Crawford Museum in Prairie du Chien. The historical site opens for the season May 1. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

For the cost of less than a movie, spend an entire afternoon and explore all the extraordinary things that have occurred in Prairie du Chien in recent history as well as a few centuries ago. 

Fri
27
Apr

Paul L. Krachey

Paul L. Krachey, 78, of Wauzeka, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, at the Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. 

 

Fri
27
Apr

Angela Myers Slezak

 

Angela Myers Slezak passed away Wednesday, April 25, at Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse after a brief illness. 

 

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25
Apr

Prairie du Chien Track


Mariah Regal attempts a high jump Tuesday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Dominique Reilly competes in the 3200 relay.

Prairie's Faith Dillman won the 100 hurdles against River Valley and Richland Center.

Prairie's Preston Hendrix won the 100-meter dash Tuesday afternoon.

Stephen Ronnfeldt clears a hurdle versus River Valley and Richland Center.

 

Prairie track 

hosts River Valley, 

Richland Center

Prairie du Chien hosted Richland Center and River Valley in a triangular track meet Tuesday afternoon.

On the girls side, the final results are as follows: Prairie du Chien (84 points), Richland Center (56 points) and River Valley (44 points).

Wed
25
Apr

Treatment Court Coordinator

 

Treatment court 

coordinator has 

numerous duties

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
25
Apr

Wauzeka Lions Club treasurer charged with theft

A 42-year-old Wauzeka woman was charged on April 23 in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of theft in a business setting of between $2,500 and $5,000.

Billie Mezera faces up to 3.5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, if convicted. 

According to the criminal complaint, Mezera was the treasurer of the Wauzeka Lions Club from July of 2016 to March of 2017. The president of the Lions Club was contacted by local businesses stating that the club had not paid its bills and owed them money. The president then contacted the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department and told investigators that those bills should have already been paid and that the club should have had more than enough funds to pay the bills.

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