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Tue
26
Dec

Clement F. Ryan

 

Clement F. Ryan, 75, of Box Elder, S.D., died on Dec. 18. 

 

He was born on Aug. 16, 1942, in Prairie du Chien, to Clement Ryan and Merle (Davis) Ryan.

 

Tue
26
Dec

Richard W. Hein

 

Richard W. Hein, 83, of Owatonna, Minn., and formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, at his home surrounded by his family. 

 

He was born Nov. 14, 1934, in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Milton and Virginia (Donner) Hein. Richard farmed most of his life in Clayton County, Iowa. 

Tue
26
Dec

Nancy L. Patzner

 

Nancy L. Patzner, 79, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, at the Care and Rehab Center in Boscobel, following an extended illness. 

 

Wed
20
Dec

Center for Specialty Care opens at Crossing Rivers Health


The Crossing Rivers Health Center for Specialty Care is now open to patients in a new, expanded location on the second floor of Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. The center offers urology, orthopedics, gynecology, ENT, podiatry, allergy and asthma, sleep medicine and behavioral health services. (Submitted photo)

The ribbon is cut, and the Crossing Rivers Health Center for Specialty Care is now open to patients in a new, expanded location on the second floor of the Crossing Rivers Health medical center in Prairie du Chien.

Upon completion of the construction of the medical center in 2015, space was left unfinished on the second floor and reserved for future growth opportunities. In June this year, Crossing Rivers began the work to finish this space, which is now home to a growing list of specialty care providers, including urology, orthopedics, gynecology, ENT, podiatry, allergy and asthma, sleep medicine and behavioral health.

Wed
20
Dec

Tree stands, trail cameras stolen in town of Millville

The Grant County Crimestoppers are seeking information about a theft in Millville Township that happened sometime over the past month and a half.

According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, sometime between Nov. 2 and Dec. 15, an unknown individual trespassed on 100 acres on Military Ridge Road in Millville Township. Stolen were two ladder tree stands and one climbing tree stand. Two Moultrie trail cameras were also taken.

The sheriff’s department has no suspects at this time. The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at (608) 723-2157 or Grant County Crimestoppers at (800) 789-6600.

Wed
20
Dec

Rocksvold will not seek another term

Kersten “Rocky” Rocksvold, who represents the third district on the Crawford County Board of Supervisors, has filed Declaration of Non-Candidacy papers with the County Clerk. Anyone who is interested in running for this position should contact the County Clerk’s Office for the paperwork. Nomination papers must be filed in the County Clerk’s Office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Wed
20
Dec

Rollover results in minor injuries for two area teens

Two area residents suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle rollover in rural Prairie du Chien Dec. 13, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department.

At about 7:20 p.m., Brittney McCollough, 19, of Fennimore, was driving her 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer east on Highways 18/35 in Wyalusing Township when her vehicle left the right side of the roadway while negotiating a curve.

McCollough overcorrected, trying to reenter the roadway,and lost control of her vehicle. She then left the south side of the roadway, rolling the vehicle.

McCollough and her passenger, Brett Wilkinson, 18, also of Fennimore, were transported to Crossing Rivers Health by West Grant EMS for non-life threatening injuries. Both parties were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash. Assisting at the scene were Bloomington Fire, Bagley First Responders and Bob’s Towing out of Prairie du Chien.

Wed
20
Dec

PdC looks at overhauling Marquette Road, Villa Louis boat landing, marina

By Rachel Mergen

On Tuesday night, the Prairie du Chien Common Council met to discuss the 2018 Marquette Road Project, North Michigan Street Project, the Villa Louis Boat Landing Project, the marina and salaries and compensations.

A public information meeting for the 2018 Marquette Road Project is scheduled for Feb. 1. It is expected that work will begin in the spring. The council clarified that the frequently used, paved recreational trails within the construction area will remain after construction.

North Michigan Street
The North Michigan Street Project will include work on the entire sewer system. Additionally, driveways and sidewalks will be redone in the process, along with other fixtures. The base bid, which will open in January, is to include North Michigan Street with two alternatives. These alternatives are from the Haydn Street alley to Illinois Street and on Park Street from Michigan Street to Illinois Street.

Wed
20
Dec

Seneca Girls Victorious


Makenna Greene (20) goes in for one of Seneca’s numerous layups Tuesday night.

Emily Garfoot eyes a three-pointer from the left side Tuesday night.

Seneca’s Alivia Salinas drives to the basket but looks for an open teammate.

Seneca’s Alivia Salinas drives to the hoop against the defense of De Soto’s Riley Anderson.

Seneca’s Michelle Clark (14) fights for a loose ball against Riley Anderson (10) of De Soto Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Haley Wall hoists up a three-pointer in first-half action versus visiting De Soto.

Corrina Lenzendorf (30) battles for a rebound against visiting De Soto.

 

Seneca 

girls easily 

defeat De Soto

The Seneca girls high school basketball team easily defeated visiting De Soto 65-18 in a Ridge and Valley contest Tuesday night. 

Seneca improved to 6-3 on the season and 5-1 in the Ridge and Valley to stay tied for first place with Kickapoo. 

Wed
20
Dec

Board chair gives statement on nurses’ termination

Combined health and human services department created

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Crawford County Board Chairman Tom Cornford gave an opening statement about the recent termination of two county nurses at the beginning of the County Board meeting Tuesday morning. 

Cornford said, “We are going to have a discussion in reference to the rumors and paper articles about the two nurses.

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