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Intersection crash - Jaws of Life needed

Accident 81318

On August 13, 2018, at approximately 2:10 p.m., the Crawford County Communications Center was notified of a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Hwy 35 and E. LaPointe Street in Prairie du Chien.
   It was determined that a 2018 Jeep, driven by 75 year old Carolyn Clements of Decorah Iowa, attempted to make a left turn onto E. LaPointe Street and was struck by a 2000 Buick, driven by 89 year old Irmagard Hogenson of Prairie du Chien, which was traveling north through the intersection. 
   As a result of the crash, the Clements vehicle ended up on its side and Ms. Clements was trapped inside.  Ms. Clements was removed from the vehicle by the Prairie du Chien Fire Department Jaws of Life.  Both vehicles sustained heavy damage as a result of the crash.
Both drivers were taken to Crossing Rivers Health for treatment of their injuries.
   The Prairie du Chien Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Prairie du Chien Fire Department, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, Milo’s Towing, Bob’s Towing, and Gunderson Tri-State EMS.  (photo courtesy of Prairie du Chien Police Dept.)

Man under the influence crashes through
‘Road Closed’ barricade

CS accident 81218

On August 12, 2018 at approximately 12:28am the Prairie du Chien Police Department was notified of a traffic crash on the 1100 block of South Marquette Road in Prairie du Chien. Officers responded to the area and found a vehicle in the front lawn of 1118 South Marquette Road with heavy front-end damage. Officers also located a male subject unconscious in the driver’s seat.
   As a result of the crash investigation it was determined that a 2013 Dodge Avenger being operated by Luke Erickson, age 27 of Wauzeka, was South bound on South Marquette Road. At the intersection of East Wells Street and South Marquette Road the Erickson vehicle crashed through the “Road Closed” barricades and struck the unfinished edge of the newly constructed concrete roadway. The Erickson vehicle continued South through the 1000 block of South Marquette Road where it struck a large barrel of concrete sealant. The Erickson vehicle then left the East side of the roadway and struck another portion of the unfinished concrete roadway. The Erickson vehicle then entered the front lawn of 1118 South Marquette Road where it came to rest.
   Erickson was cited for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Sign in a Construction Zone.
   Erickson was transported the Crossing Rivers Health by Tri-State Ambulance Service and later transferred to a LaCrosse hospital by Tri-State Ambulance.
   The Prairie du Chien Police Department was assisted at the scene by Milo’s Towing and Repair, the Prairie du Chien Fire Department, Tri-State EMS and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department. (Photo courtesy of PdC Police Dept.)

Dogs attack and kill two rabbits and a family cat

On August 2, 2018 at approximately 5:06 A.M., the Grant County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a residence on N. Park Street. in the Village of Livingston, for three Husky dogs that attacked and killed a 4H rabbit.
   A sheriff's deputy responded and located two of the dogs; however, the dogs were unable to be caught. The deputy made contact with the owner of the dogs, Kelvin Curtis, age 27 of Livingston. The deputy informed Mr. Curtis of the incident, which Mr. Curtis and his fiance, searched for the dogs.
   At approximately 6:10 A.M., two of the dogs returned to the residence on N. Park Street and killed another rabbit and the family cat. The dog owner arrived and caught the dogs and secured them.
   As a result of this incident, Mr. Curtis was issued a county ordinance citation for Dogs Running at Large and Vicious Dogs. Mr. Curtis agreed to pay for the damages their dogs caused.

Reliving Our Heritage event in Boscobel, WI

CS Lincon Grant

The weekend of August 4-5th found a gathering of re-enactors from the civil war through WWII assembled in Kronshage Park in Boscobel.  Above President Abe Lincoln and General Grant speak to the crowd about issues of the day.

CS horses

Dave Broeren of Kauknoma, WI, a Confederate calvary soldier, shows off his horse Codi.



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