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Wed
25
Nov

Crossing Rivers urges taking precautions for the holidays and after

On Friday, Nov. 20, Governor Tony Evers signed Executive Order #95 declaring a State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency, and he reissued Emergency Order #1 requiring individuals over the age of 5 to wear a face mask while indoors or in an enclosed space with those outside their household. 

Wed
25
Nov

Woman arrested for 3rd OWI

A woman was arrested for third offense operating while intoxicated following a rollover Nov. 21 near Bagley. 

Wed
25
Nov

Regional public health issues emergency alert, urges people to celebrate small for Thanksgiving

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country and Wisconsin, the Southern Region Public Health Officers are issuing a Public Health Emergency COVID-19 Alert to urge residents to follow good public health practices this holiday season. Public health officers stress that it is safest to celebrate upcoming holidays with the people in your immediate household and not risk gathering with others. Traveling, hosting guests indoors, and sharing food, utensils and plates all pose significant risks, they warn. 

Wed
25
Nov

Crawford County COVID-19 positives surge with nearly 300 inmate cases at correctional institution


The Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution reported 283 active cases of COVID-19 Tuesday among its inmates, plus 65 among its staff (living in multiple counties). The Tuesday Crawford County positive case count jumped from 862 to 1,158, which also includes other county residents aside from inmates.

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
25
Nov

Wisconsin River Trail project to continue in spring of 2021

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
25
Nov

Papermakers defeat Prairie Blackhawks


The Blackhawks’ Jon Nicholson (170 pounds) tries to maneuver out of the way of a large, looming Papermaker (6-3, 355) Friday night in football playoff action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s Brady Russell lunges across the goal line for a touchdown against visiting Nekoosa Friday night in playoff action.

Chase Fisher (20) and Ryan Wall (44) team up to make the tackle during Prairie du Chien’s last game of the season.

A pair of Prairie du Chien defenders converge on the Nekoosa ball carrier.

Ryan Drinkwine (25) and Lucas Kramer (54) close in on the Nekoosa ball carrier.

Christian Black (65) and another Blackhawk defender get in on the play.

Jon Nicholson leaves a would-be tackler in his wake as he takes off after intercepting a pass.

Jon Nicholson catches a touchdown pass in the back of the end zone.

By Colton Thompson

 

Wed
18
Nov

Another search warrant conducted related to recent thefts

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 9:32 a.m., the Prairie du Chien Police Department, with the assistance of the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office, executed a fourth residential search warrant in the township of Medary La Crosse. This search warrant was also related to the numerous thefts within Prairie du Chien and Crawford County that occurred over the past month. During the search of the residence, investigators located stolen firearms and ammunition.  

Wed
18
Nov

Wauzeka man charged with several meth-related counts

A 27-year-old Wauzeka man was charged on Nov. 16 in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, one count of felony bail jumping, one count of carrying a concealed weapon, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Wed
18
Nov

Meth, marijuana found, area man arrested

Sheriff Dale McCullick reports that on Nov. 9, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit was following a 2014 Ford F450 Super Duty work truck on Highway 61 in the township of Clayton in Crawford County. The truck was exceeding the speed limit and swerved multiple times, crossing both the yellow and white lines. The deputy initiated a traffic stop on the truck and identified the driver as Steven Mezera, 61, Boscobel. 

Wed
18
Nov

Crawford County woman charged with intent to sell methamphetamine

A 33-year-old Prairie du Chien woman was charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine. 

Sabrina Reisner faces up to 15 years in prison and a $50,000 fine if convicted.

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