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Wed
30
Oct

Joe Eckert Jr.

Joseph Eckert Jr., 88, of Fennimore, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Divine Rehabilitation and Nursing in Fennimore. 

Wed
30
Oct

Sign up starting for Operation Santa in Crawford County

Operation Santa for Crawford County residents will be offered again for the 2019 season, sponsored by the Prairie du Chien Rotary Club. 

Families in need should sign up between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30 at Couleecap in Prairie du Chien or at the village office in Gays Mills. Distribution will be Friday, Dec. 13, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Hoffman Hall in Prairie du Chien. 

Wed
30
Oct

Traffic stop yields meth related arrests

On Oct. 20, a Crawford County deputy conducted a traffic stop on a white 2000 Chevy Silverado in the city of Prairie du Chien for failing to stop for a stop sign. The deputy identified the driver as Kristian Tesar, 24, Prairie du Chien, and the front passenger as Raymond McCullick, 30, of Prairie du Chien. 

Wed
30
Oct

Two women arrested for methamphetamine

On Oct. 27, a Crawford County deputy conducted a traffic stop on a 2005 Dodge Ram truck on Main St. in the village of Soldiers Grove. The deputy identified the driver as Kayla Kuykendall, 31, Viola, and the front passenger as Laura Schaller, 32, Soldiers Grove. 

Wed
30
Oct

Woman has spirited flair for investigating the paranormal

By Correne Martin 

On Halloween, Heather White will probably be watching some paranormal show on television. But she’ll be wishing she were out actually investigating and interacting with spirits herself. 

Originally from Arkansas and now living in Prairie du Chien, Heather began ghost hunting after watching them on TV. She and her ex-husband, who is from this area, thought the mysterious phenomenon was so intriguing that they “bought a digital voice recorder and headed to some cemeteries.”

Heather said her biggest motivation for getting into paranormal investigations was to satisfy her curious mind

Wed
30
Oct

How an Aussie ended up in PdC


Cameron Collins, of Australia, has toured the Prairie du Chien area these past few weeks. You may have run into him, as he’s been trying to meet and get to know the locals. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

There aren’t too many Australian citizens who pass through Prairie du Chien.

Last week, Cameron Collins, 50, came from the coastal city of Clifton Springs, Victoria, to America. 

“I know California and all the movies. I just wanted to get to know middle America and everyday life here,” Collins said.

He came to know about southwest Wisconsin because of his family connection with Jane Achenbach, from Eastman. 

Wed
30
Oct

Wauzeka-Steuben brings back musical with ‘The Lion King Jr.’

By Correne Martin

It’s been three years since the last play at Wauzeka-Steuben High School, and it’s unknown when one last happened prior to that. 

This year, students and staff are bringing back a theatrical production with a story that’s sure to be a crowd favorite. 

“The Lion King Jr.” is the Broadway musical selected for a collaborative show featuring about 40 Hornet students in grades K-12. 

“It’s exciting to bring this back in Wauzeka-Steuben,” said Director Shawn Zeeh, a fifth grade teacher in the district who has starred in area community productions himself. 

Wed
30
Oct

Prairie school tax rate remains $10.66

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

At its annual budget hearing on Monday evening, the Prairie du Chien School Board approved of a 2019-2020 budget with a total property tax levy of $5,958.203. The levy for 2018-2019 was $5,746,975.

Wed
30
Oct

District Attorney nearing retirement

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Crawford County District Attorney Tim Baxter will be retiring after 30 years of dedicated service to the safety of county residents.

Mon
28
Oct

River Ridge gets past Belleville — River Ridge topples Heights


River Ridge’s McKenzie Graf (1) and Skylar White (9) go up for the block versus Belleville. (Photo by A.J. Gates, Grant County Herald Independent)

 

Third-seeded River Ridge beat sixth-seeded and visiting Belleville in a five-set thriller in a Division 3 regional semifinal Thursday night. 

The Lady Timberwolves were victorious by scores of 25-23, 24-26, 25-14, 11-25, and 15-5 to improve to 20-0 on the season. 

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