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Tue
10
Apr

Congressman Kind hears myriad of local concerns


The highlight of Ava Roth’s day April 4 was getting to experience a listening session with Congressman Ron Kind at the Crawford County Administration Building. After an appointment in town, she attended the session with her dad, A.V. Roth, of rural Wauzeka. She acted very quietly and respectfully throughout the event, listening to all of the questions and answers, particularly her dad’s inquiry about international trade. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

International trade, Medicaid services, FEMA funding, health care supplement regulations, the gun debate and President Trump’s military parade intentions were the topics broached at a listening session hosted by Congressman Ron Kind last Wednesday, April 4, at the Crawford County Administration Building. About a dozen people were in attendance. 

Wauzeka pork producer A.V. Roth, who attended with his young daughter, thanked Kind for his leadership on international trade and asked the Congressman his thoughts.

Mon
09
Apr

Kickapoo River Watershed Project


This map shows the area of the Kickapoo River Watershed Project. (Map courtesy of NRCS)

 

Early sign-up urged for Kickapoo River Watershed Project

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
09
Apr

Bluff View principal on paid leave pending investigation

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Bluff View Principal Aaron Amundson is on non-disciplinary paid leave pending the conclusion of an investigation of a personnel matter, said Prairie du Chien District Administrator Robert Smudde regarding an incident at the school that occurred on March 21.

“Given the confidentiality of personnel matters in the district, it is inappropriate for me to comment further at this time,” said Smudde Monday morning.

Wed
04
Apr

Public listening sessions to focus on Driftless growth

Driftless Development, Inc., the newly-formed area economic development organization in Crawford County, is leading a strategic visioning process called “Forward Together” to facilitate growth and prosperity for the greater Crawford County area. The organization will use a method developed by the Purdue Center for Regional Development called Strategic Doing, which links community networks across organizational and political boundaries to quickly translate ideas into action.

Wed
04
Apr

Hird takes W-S school board position

Mara Hird will be the new Wauzeka-Steuben School District board member, as the district continues discussions of a referendum. 

Hird, a People’s State Bank loan officer, won Tuesday’s spring election with 184 votes, defeating Kathleen Schwartz, a De Soto school teacher, who garnered 138 votes. She will step into the shoes of outgoing board president Bill Marfilius, who lost in February’s primary election.

Hird won the majority vote in all of the district’s wards except two—the town of Eastman, which Schwartz won 23-17, and in the town of Haney, where the women tied. Otherwise, Mara’s victory was secured mostly by the Wauzeka village electorate, which gave her 81 votes over Schwartz’s 49. 

Wed
04
Apr

Incumbent unseated in PdC council Ward 1

New representation will be seated at the Prairie du Chien Common Council first ward chair at future meetings, as a result of Tuesday’s election. Newcomer Nathan Bremmer, a Crawford County Deputy Sheriff, clinched the race with 88 votes, while three-term incumbent, Ron Leys, a retired journalist, received 50 votes, according to city election results. 

Bremmer is a 2005 Prairie du Chien High School graduate. He told the Courier Press last month that, despite having little government politics experience, he has always been greatly interested in the various levels of public policy.

Wed
04
Apr

Morals, humor, action make ‘Robin Hood’ a must-see play


Dylan Skime (center) and Derick Spiller (right) practiced a fight sequence Monday with “Robin Hood” play assistant Jason Tipsword. This year’s spring play at Prairie du Chien High School will be presented April 12-14, at 7 p.m. each night. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Prairie du Chien High School student Derick Spiller attempts a lift under the instruction and on the back of mentor Jason Tipsword inside the Little Theater. Next week’s production of “Robin Hood” will be not only humorous, but action-packed.

By Correne Martin

With more young men involved in the Prairie du Chien High School theater production than anticipated for awhile, “Robin Hood,” and all its merry adventures, was the perfect selection for this year’s spring stage play. Three performances are scheduled for April 12-14, at 7 p.m. each night.

Past assistant and middle school lead director, Dale Hanson is this season’s high school director. He feels play-goers will be enraptured by the show’s humor and the moral of the story of the legendary heroic outlaw who is Robin Hood: Rob from the rich and give to the poor. 

Wed
04
Apr

Incumbents re-elected to Crawford County Board

 

All 17 incumbents on the Crawford County Board of Supervisors won re-election to the board in the April 3 Election. All 17 incumbents ran unopposed. Incumbent Kersten “Rocky” Rocksvold was a write-in candidate.

Wed
04
Apr

Higgins, Peterson, Achenbach elected to PdC School Board

 

One incumbent and two newcomers won election to the Prairie du Chien School Board as a result of the April 3 Election.

Incumbent Lonnie Achenbach, and newcomers Thomas Peterson and Michael Higgins each won three-year terms on the board.

Incumbent Board President Christine Panka, who ran as a certified write-in candidate, was not re-elected. Incumbent Duane Rogers was also defeated.

Wed
04
Apr

Delinquent Property Taxes

 

County making 

strides regarding 

delinquent property taxes

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Crawford County continues to make strides in catching up with resolving its delinquent property tax concerns and attempting to collect those taxes.

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