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Thu
04
Aug

Crawford County experiencing high COVID-19 community levels

The Crawford County Health Department has announced that the county is now experiencing a high COVID-19 community level. This means residents should take increased precautions against COVID-19, including wearing a well-fitting mask or respirator in public indoor settings. During a high Covid community level, there is the potential for local health care systems to become overwhelmed due to increased levels of severe disease.

Thu
04
Aug

Man sentenced to 8 years for possessing meth, intent to distribute

U.S. Attorney Timothy O’Shea announced last week that Carl Rabe, 44, of Baraboo, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 96 months in prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Rabe pleaded guilty to this charge on April 26.

Thu
04
Aug

4 men fined on illegal hunting charges

Four Illinois men were fined on illegal hunting charges for shooting deer after legal hunting hours in the Town of Woodman last December.

Thu
04
Aug

Robert A. Check

Robert A. Check, 92, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2022, at home surrounded by his family. 

Thu
04
Aug

Jeffery S. Witzel

Jeffery Scott Witzel, 54, of Muscoda, lost his courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, July 31, 2022, surrounded by family. He leaves a large hole in the hearts of his family and friends who were always entertained by his quick wit and sarcasm.

Thu
04
Aug

David Renner

David R. Renner, 63, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022, at UnityPoint Health – Meriter Hospital in Madison.

Thu
04
Aug

Lawrence 'Larry' Osterhaus

Lawrence J. “Larry” Osterhaus, 69, of Glen Haven, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday afternoon, July 30, 2022, in Cassville Township, Grant County. 

Wed
03
Aug

Sex offender bulletin issued


Charles R. Black

The Prairie du Chien Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 301.46(2m), which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection.

Wed
03
Aug

Indoor flea market goes into former Wauzeka supermarket


Andrea Dearborn and James Peotter stand in the entryway to their new store, Driftless Gems. In addition to their indoor flea market, they’ve proudly adorned the entrance with memorabilia from the building’s former enterprise, Stuckey’s Supermarket, and from the village of Wauzeka. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Near the corner of Guard Street and Business Street in Wauzeka sits Driftless Gems. After sitting vacant for five years after Stuckey’s Supermarket closed there, a local couple has reopened the space as an indoor flea market.

Aisles once filled with grocery items now feature booths of unique finds for everyone who stops by to shop. Each booth is rented by a vendor, who chooses the size and extent of the products they wish to sell inside the market.

After 5 years of the building sitting vacant, local couple takes a chance

 

Wed
03
Aug

Edwards flies fighter jets in ‘Maverick’ film


Navy LCDR Nate Edwards, a Prairie du Chien native, stands beneath a jet landing on the aircraft carrier, which served as the set for the “Top Gun: Maverick” movie. (Submitted photo)

By Correne Martin

 

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