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22
May

Dairy breakfast in Mt. Zion June 1


The 2019 Crawford County Dairy Breakfast will be at Riley Farms in Mt. Zion, Saturday, June 1, from 6 to 10 a.m. Hosts are (from left) Kaitlyn, Jody, Paulette and Justin Riley. The public is welcome to enjoy the 38th annual family event on this Jersey farm.

The 38th annual Crawford County Dairy Breakfast will be hosted on the Jody, Paulette, Justin and Kaitlyn Riley family farm in Mt. Zion, Saturday, June 1, from 6 to 10 a.m. The address is 44477 County Rd. W, Gays Mills (10 miles north of Boscobel or 10 miles south of Soldiers Grove, 1 mile west on County W, off Highway 61).

Jody was born into the dairy industry and, after graduating from Boscobel High School, he milked a small Jersey herd at home before renting his own farm in Mt. Zion where he milked 30 cows. In 1982, Jody expanded his herd and bought a 156-acre farm near Wauzeka.

The oldest of 11 children, Paulette was raised on a dairy farm in Iowa County. She grew up showing Holsteins but was a quick convert to the efficiencies of the Jersey breed after meeting Jody. The couple married in 1987. 

Wed
22
May

Iowa DOT considers options for rehab or replacement of Lansing Bridge


The iconic Lansing Bridge is being considered by the Iowa DOT for major rehabilitation or replacement. (Library of Congress photo)

 

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Iowa Department of Transportation is in the middle of an environmental assessment planning study weighing several options for the rehabilitation or replacement of Black Hawk Bridge at Lansing, Iowa.

Mon
20
May

County, city evaluating future of Blackhawk Junction Mall


The fate of Blackhawk Junction Mall will be discussed by the city of Prairie du Chien and Crawford County in upcoming meetings.

The east side of Blackhawk Junction Mall has been vacant for the past three and a half years, when True Value moved from there to its new location on Marquette Road.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The court timeline has passed and Crawford County will soon be the new owner of Blackhawk Junction Mall in Prairie du Chien.

Mon
20
May

Seneca val, sal exceptional in character and academics


Valedictorian Alissa Rooney & Salutatorian Taylor Sime

Seneca High School will celebrate its graduating Class of 2019 Friday, May 31, at 8 p.m. in the school gym. Valedictorian is Alissa Rooney and Salutatorian Taylor Sime are the top two seniors this year. 

Valedictorian Alissa Rooney is the daughter of Timothy and Pamela Rooney, of Seneca. She is looking forward to attending Viterbo University this fall to major in nursing. 

During the past four years, Alissa feels she has grown into a responsible, hardworking and dependable young woman. She’s kept busy in FFA and the National Honor Society academically, while helping with class fundraisers and school blood drives when possible. But, it’s been her work on the family’s dairy farm that has given her the greatest responsibilities and life lessons.

Mon
20
May

Area man totals his truck after swerving for deer

An area man was uninjured but ruined his truck on Friday, May 17, in Glen Haven Township, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department. 

At about 6:15 a.m., Larry Osterhaus, 66, of Glen Haven, was driving his 2013 Chevy truck west on Squirrel Hollow Road. He swerved to avoid hitting two deer in the road and, as a result, drove into a steep ditch, where the truck came to rest on its top. Osterhaus wasn’t injured but his truck was a total loss, according to authorities. No charges were filed.

Assisting at the scene were Glen Haven Fire and B&M’s Towing. 

Mon
20
May

Odd-sized tire leads to injury

On May 15, at a 12:15 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call of a one-vehicle traffic crash on Highway 60 near Georgetown Road in the Marietta Township. 

A 2004 Buick Lesabre driven by Jasmine M. Kopp, 20, Mt. Hope, was westbound on Highway 60 when Kopp lost control due to the rear tire on the vehicle being an odd size. The vehicle’s rear end skipped, which caused the driver to go onto the shoulder of the roadway. The vehicle continued on the right shoulder for 85 yards before striking a culvert. Once the vehicle struck the steep culvert, it became airborne for 25 yards before the front end hit the ground. The vehicle then went another 36 yards before coming to a stop on its wheels. Jordan L. Buroker, 19, Cazenovia, Wis., was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Mon
20
May

Wauzeka man arrested for 8th OWI

On May 16, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit, along with another deputy, conducted a traffic stop on a 2005 Pontiac Bonneville in the township of Seneca. The deputy identified the driver as Daniel Peters, 44, Wauzeka. Peters displayed signs of drug and alcohol impairment while on scene and was placed through an evaluation. A search of the vehicle yielded prescription medication, which was not prescribed to Peters. 

Peters was subsequently placed under arrest for operating while under the influence of an intoxicant (eighth offense), operating with a restricted controlled substance (eighth offense), possession of a schedule II narcotic and a probation violation. 

Mon
20
May

Three arrested for methamphetamine

On May 13, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit, along with the assistance of another deputy, conducted a traffic stop on a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu on S. Wacouta and E. Broadway streets in the city of Prairie du Chien. The deputies identified the driver as Randy Slaght, 34, Prairie du Chien. The passengers were identified as Abby Hiles, 36, Prairie du Chien, and Tod Frieden, 49, Waukon, Iowa. Hiles, who had an active warrant for her arrest, began moving things around her seat upon contact from the deputies. All three occupants displayed signs of drug use.

Fri
17
May

POLICE WEEK: An Inside Look at the Prairie du Chien Police Department

All members of the PdCPD answered 8 questions about themselves and their daily duties. Get to know the department more by reading their Q&As as follows. Feature compiled by Correne Martin • Photos by Lindsey Ludvik Photography

1. Name, family, hometown, academy name and other educational background?

2. Date you began with the PdC PD? Other previous related employment?

3. Current position and summary of duties?

4. Why did you want to become a law enforcement officer? 

5. What do you like about serving in a small community?

Fri
17
May

Pedestrian dies after being struck on Bypass

A Prairie du Chien pedestrian died due to injuries sustained from being struck by a vehicle on the Highway 18 Bypass Thursday afternoon, according to the Prairie du Chien Police Department. 

Chief Kyle Teynor said the department was called to the 1200 block of East LaPointe Street for a vehicle versus pedestrian crash at about 3:50 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Officers responded and found a man had been hit by a vehicle. 

A 2011 Jeep, operated by Nathan Baker, 43, of Prairie du Chien, was westbound on LaPointe/Highway 18, when it struck a man on the roadway. The man was identified as Donald Cipra, 85, also of Prairie du Chien.

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