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Mon
28
Oct

Prairie du Chien comes back to beat New Glarus


The Blackhawks’ Tyler Hannah leaves a hapless New Glarus defender flailing in his wake Friday night in playoff action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s Ben Riter makes a good catch versus New Glarus-Monticello Friday night.

 

By Zach Mara

 

The #2 Prairie du Chien Blackhawks kicked off Level 1 of the WIAA Division 5 playoffs at home versus the #7 New Glarus-Monticello Knights on Friday night. 

The defenses shined in the first 3 quarters, as the teams combined for only 3 total touchdowns in that span.

Mon
28
Oct

Two area runners advance to State Cross Country Meet


Meg Katzung is followed by Karly Jaynes at the River Valley Sectional Saturday. (Photo by Anne Fassbinder-Jenks)

Jacob Reichmann of Wauzeka-Steuben, shown here at the Boscobel Sectional, qualified for the State Cross Country Meet for the third straight year. (Photo by Jessie Udelhoven)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Two area cross country runners have each earned a trip to the State Cross Country Meet in Wisconsin Rapids on Nov. 2.

Meg Katzung of Prairie du  Chien finished in fifth place at the Spring Green Golf Course Saturday morning in a Division 2 Sectional. Katzung had a time of 20:06.

Fri
25
Oct

BREAKING: One critically injured, another in custody following Eastman shooting


Google Maps shows the location of Martin Lane just south of Eastman, where the shooting occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, Oct. 25.

UPDATED MONDAY, OCT. 28, 10:30 A.M.

An Illinois man was detained by local law enforcement following a Friday morning shooting near Eastman that left another man critically injured, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Dale McCullick said there is no threat to the public.

On Friday, Oct. 25, at about 1:20 a.m., Crawford County Dispatch received a 911 call from a woman who stated she was in a vehicle in a driveway and the male driver of the vehicle had been shot in the head as they were going out of the driveway. 

Thu
24
Oct

Man charged with sexual assault

A 20-year-old Eastman man was charged in Crawford County Circuit on Oct. 21 with one count of first degree child sexual assault–sexual contact with a child under age 13.

Blake Garcia faces up to 60 years in prison if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, Garcia admitted to investigators that he touched the child inappropriately.

The complaint alleges that there were three separate incidents between the years 2012 and 2014. 

Thu
24
Oct

Woman arrested for meth possession

On Oct. 21, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit conducted a traffic stop on a 2006 Chrysler Town and Country on Highway 61 in the township of Scott. The driver was identified as Cynthia Herlitz, 52, Boscobel.

During the course of the traffic stop, K-9 Breck was utilized for an open free air sniff of the vehicle and gave a positive alert to the presence of one or more controlled substances within the vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded a crystal like substance, which  later field-tested positive for methamphetamine. 

Herlitz was asked to perform standardized field sobriety tests. Herlitz was ultimately arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and operating with a restricted controlled substance (first offense).

Thu
24
Oct

W-S school referendum open forum is Monday

Voters encouraged to come discuss April 2020 potential

By Correne Martin

Enrollment in the Wauzeka-Steuben School District has been on a gradual decline since the 2002-03 school year, according to Interim Administrator Gary Albrecht. Tax rate levels, operational costs and capital project needs are being examined, and an April 2020 operating referendum proposal will be explored at the district’s annual meeting Monday, Oct. 28, at about 6:45 p.m., in the Hornet’s Nest gym. District taxpayers are urged to attend and give input.

Thu
24
Oct

Abuse is all around us: Domestic violence and sexual assault

By Correne Martin

“Everyone just assumes domestic violence is physical abuse. But, it’s also financial abuse, sexual abuse, power and control, verbal abuse, elder abuse—anything intended to hurt or humiliate someone. 

“It is all around us. It’s in our circles of family and friends.”

These unwanted acts may be happening out of sight and go unnoticed to most citizens; however, domestic abuse and sexual assault are here in Crawford County, according to Glenda and Becky, two local support services advocates who requested their last names be kept from the public as a safety measure. 

Thu
24
Oct

Patricia 'Pat' Marie Colsch

Patricia “Pat” Marie Colsch, 71, of Mt. Sterling, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born on Oct. 6, 1948, at Vernon Memorial Hospital to Clayton and Harriett (Eckern) Fish. Pat grew up near Viroqua, where she attended and graduated from Viroqua School in 1966. She married David Kansier, and four children were born to this union. They later divorced. Pat then married Darrel Colsch, they later divorced but reunited.

Thu
24
Oct

Roger W. Schildgen

Roger W. Schildgen, 75, of Glen Haven, died on Monday Oct. 21, 2019, at the Grandview Healthcare Center in Oelwein, Iowa, after his courageous battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. 

Roger was born on April 25, 1944, in Lancaster, the son of Raymond and Stella (Schmit) Schildgen. 

Thu
24
Oct

Gloria Iola (Harris) Schmit

Gloria Iola (Harris) Schmit, 91, passed away due to pancreatic cancer, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. 

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