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19
Feb

Driver arrested for 3rd OWI

A Mt. Hope man was arrested for a third offense OWI, among other citations, midday on Feb. 12, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

Wed
19
Feb

School bus tips over on Rhein Hollow

On Feb. 17, at 2 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department  received a report of a school bus on its side located on Rhein Hollow Road about 1.5 miles west of Dutch Ridge Road in Wauzeka Township.

Wed
19
Feb

Collaborative project gets beds to kids who don’t have one


Prairie du Chien High School tech ed students are involved with the hands-on portion of building beds for area children who do not have one. Pictured (from left) with one of their first creations are Jonah Linder, Brice Martin, teacher Ron Kucko, Charles Eastman and Jack Amundson. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Some of the tech ed students and teacher Ron Kucko add a final board to one of the frames to ensure the mattress doesn't slide around.

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
19
Feb

Crawford County to borrow $500,000 for road repairs, wheel tax discussed

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
19
Feb

River Ridge facilities referendum fails by 1 vote

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Tue
18
Feb

Bald Eagle Appreciation Days Feb. 28-29


A mature bald eagle scans the water below while perched high above the Mississippi River. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
12
Feb

Former Sen. Kapanke running again

La Crosse businessman Dan Kapanke announced Feb. 12, he will run to return to the state Senate. Kapanke will run in the 32nd Senate district, a seat he previously held for over six years, which includes all of La Crosse and Crawford counties, most of Vernon and a portion of Monroe county.

Wed
12
Feb

Man faces many meth related charges

On Feb. 9, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit conducted a traffic stop on a 2000 Dodge Neon being operated by Ricky Arentz, 48, De Soto, in the township of Freeman. As the deputy approached the vehicle, Arentz accelerated and fled. The deputy pursued Arentz for several miles before Arentz attempted to turn around in a wayside and became stuck in the deep snow. Arentz fled on foot for several yards before being apprehended.

Wed
12
Feb

Two area men arrested for methamphetamine violations

On Feb. 6, at 11:20 p.m., a deputy of the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop in the city of Boscobel for a violation that occurred in Crawford County.   

The deputy made contact with the driver and identified him as Xai Vang, 25, La Crosse. 

Wed
12
Feb

Wauzeka-Steuben sets referendum info meeting

The Wauzeka-Steuben School District will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s All-Purpose Room. All residents and parents of the district are encouraged to come learn the facts about the referendum effort, and to ask questions they may have about the referendum.

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