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Dennis P. Jackson

 

Dennis P. Jackson, 59, of Prairie du Chien, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, June 24, at his home. 

 

He was born Aug. 20, 1957, in Cuba City. Dennis worked as an industrial mechanic for years until his health forced him to retire. 

Mon
26
Jun

Mark S. Tessmer

 

Mark S. Tessmer, 61, of Prairie du Chien, passed away on Tuesday, June 6. 

 

Wed
21
Jun

Fort Crawford Museum proud to preserve area history


Campion Jesuit High School, along with St. Mary’s Academy, is featured within the museum. (Photos by Rachel Mergen)

Fort Crawford Museum’s Pattern 1827 Cannon was used in 1861 to call the Prairie du Chien men to arms. Still to this day, it is periodically fired.

Located in the medical museum’s Beaumont room, where most of the information about him is found, a hospital ward room from 1832 is available to view. Multiple different hospital settings are shown within the museum.

Michael Haefer dresses in Fort Crawford-period clothing every Saturday to help bring history to life.

By Rachel Mergen

 

“Prairie du Chien is a part of a larger picture,” Carolyn Sand, tour guide at the Fort Crawford Museum, said. Fort Crawford Museum is forever changing. With history lessons being formatted differently in schools as years go by, it is important for families, both locally and from around the country, to learn about the nationally-important narratives that are held within the walls of the museum. One time is never enough to experience the rich history that rotates through the museum. 

Wed
21
Jun

Prairie du Chien may be Nature’s (next) Playground


These are just two of a half-dozen potential community logo examples created and shared with the Prairie du Chien Common Council Tuesday night. They both feature the tagline chosen by PdC Main Street, the mayor and city administrator but the final artwork isn’t yet complete. Once done, the intent is for a citywide, cohesive brand to be implemented.

By Correne Martin

“Prairie du Chien: Nature’s Playground” is a new tagline chosen by PdC Main Street to present  to the city as a potential, more cohesive, community-wide brand. Coming to this conclusion was a process that began in 2015 under the leadership of PdC Main Street, which the city selected to lead the development of a visual identity project for the city.

Wed
21
Jun

Fr. Paul’s Tanzanian surgical suite project to be highlighted via local man’s media work


Local natives Fr. Paul Fagan (left) and broadcast journalist Ryan Skaife (center) joined forces in Nkololo, Tanzania, in late May, to record video and tell some of the stories of the Songambele Health Center that Fagan has spent years fulfilling.

By Correne Martin

Some $395,000 in medical equipment is needed to open the Songambele Health Center surgical suite and serve over 150,000 inhabitants of the Shinyanga Region in Tanzania. These people currently drive over 10 hours to the nearest surgery/trauma center.

Father Paul Fagan, a Patch Grove native and Catholic missionary priest who’s served 57 years of his life in Tanzania, has infinitely given himself toward this effort in Nkololo, Tanzania. The construction of the center is complete, yet supplies and equipment are needed to outfit the surgical suite, located inside the largest hospital in northern Tanzania.

Wed
21
Jun

Stop sign and road sign stolen

On Monday, June 12, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department investigated the theft of a stop sign and road-sign from the intersection of County N and Plum Creek Road in the village of Wauzeka. The intersection stop sign and Plum Creek Road sign were stolen.

The Crawford County Crime Stoppers urges anyone having information about this or any other crimes to call 326-8933 or (866) 779-PAYS. Anyone calling either of these numbers with a Crime Stoppers tip will remain anonymous and a reward of up to $1,000 could be paid.

Wed
21
Jun

Car, skid steer collide

On June 15, at 6:56 p.m., the Crawford County Communications Center took a report of a traffic crash involving a car and a skid steer on County Road N, approximately one-half mile west of Langs Drive in the township of Wauzeka.

Devin J. Mullikin, 25, Prairie du Chien, was westbound on County Road N. Dennis R. Krachey, 55, Wauzeka, entered the roadway operating a New Holland skid steer with a pallet fork attachment on the front end. Krachey did not see the Mullikin vehicle approaching and entered the roadway. The Mullikin vehicle struck the pallet fork attachment with the front passenger side of his vehicle.

There was severe damage to Mullikin’s vehicle, minor damage to the pallet fork attachment and no damage to the skid steer. Mullikin was wearing his seat belt. There were no injuries sustained in the crash and no citations were issued.

Wed
21
Jun

Local businessman to embark on Rotary district governorship

By Correne Martin

Prairie du Chien businessman Joe Ruskey will become the new Rotary District 6250 Governor July 1, guiding and serving as a resource for 62 Rotary Clubs in Wisconsin and Minnesota. He was selected for the position three years ago, trained over the past two years and will officially take on the duties next month until June 30, 2018.

Ruskey anticipates putting on 30,000 miles in the coming year, visiting all 62 clubs in the first six months, and then tending to any club needs and providing further direction in the second six months of his term. He’s enlivened by this opportunity to meet people, network and, above all, make a difference while helping others do the same in their communities.

Wed
21
Jun

Sagedahl Honored


Chas Sagedahl follows through on a pitch.

 

Sagedahl continues 

to garner baseball awards

Over the past couple of weeks, Chas Sagedahl has been recognized for his baseball talents.

He was named Southwest Wisconsin Conference Player of the Year.

Wed
21
Jun

Grasshoppers Sweep


The Grasshoppers’ Zach Neisius pitches as a Fennimore runner leads off of second base in the first inning Monday evening. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s Andrew Waller defends as the Fennimore runner takes a lead off of first.

Prairie du Chien’s Chas Sagedahl hits a single versus Fennimore in the first game of a twinbill Monday evening at the St. Feriole Island Ballpark.

 

Grasshoppers 

sweep Fennimore

The Prairie du Chien varsity American Legion baseball team swept visiting Fennimore in a doubleheader Monday evening at the St. Feriole Island Ballpark. 

The Grasshoppers had to come from behind to win the opener 8-7. The Hoppers fell behind 4-0 after one complete inning, and later, were down 7-2 before rallying for 6 big runs in the bottom of the sixth inning en route to the victory. 

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