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Fri
13
Feb

Delores M. Cooley

 

Delores M. Cooley, 80, of Bloomington, passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. 

She was born March 13, 1934 in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Irving and Edna (Walters) DuCharme. She married Robert Cooley on July 23, 1955 at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. Together they farmed in the Mt. Hope, area for many years. Bob preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 2013 after 58 years of marriage. Delores loved going to casinos, playing cards, squirrel hunting and fishing. She always made everyone feel welcome in her home. 

Wed
11
Feb

Voters will pick from five River Ridge School Board candidates in primary

By Correne Martin

The River Ridge School District has a momentous primary election approaching. On Tuesday, Feb. 17, district voters will be asked to select two individuals from five who are running for two at-large school board seats. The top four vote-getters on Tuesday will seal their spot on the April 7 spring election ballot, from which two will be named the new board members.  

Primary candidates include newcomers Justin Campbell, Jason Drone, Emilie Mumm and Cory Raisbeck. Bob Mathre is the only incumbent whose name will appear on the ballot. Current school board member Bob Key is not running for re-election.

Primary builds up to second referendum
The motivation behind the five candidates running in the primary could be, in large part, due to the referendum that will also appear on the spring ballot.

Wed
11
Feb

Newest Fair Ambassador succeeds sister in role


A sister crowned her sister as the Fair Ambassador at the Jan. 30 Crawford County Fair Gala in Eastman. Bridget Achenbach (left), 19, will hold the 2015 spokesperson title, handed down by older sister Sarah Achenbach, 21. Both are students at UW-La Crosse and the daughters of Lonnie and Jane Achenbach, of rural Eastman.

The 2015 Future Fair Ambassador Aubree Larson, daughter of Koren and John Gunderson, of rural Ferryville, was crowned by outgoing Future Fairest of the Fair Marie Achenbach, one of seven children of Lonnie and Jane Achenbach. Aubree is a sixth grader at DeSoto Middle School.

By Correne Martin

Fairest of the Fair 2014 Sarah Achenbach crowned her younger sister, Bridget Achenbach, as her successor on Jan. 30 during the Crawford County Fair Gala in Eastman. Bridget, the second daughter of Lonnie and Jane Achenbach, from rural Eastman, will hold a new title as the first Crawford County Fair Ambassador. She will still be the official spokesperson for the fair. The change in title was made earlier in January as a way to more “fully represent Crawford County and the fair.”

“The fair has always been a big part of my life,” 19-year-old Bridget stated, noting that she’s been showing animals for about 15 years. “It’s given me so many qualities I don’t get anywhere else. I want to be able to share those qualities with the communities of Crawford County so they can experience what I have and come to love the fair as much as I do.”

Wed
11
Feb

River Ridge over Wauzeka-Steuben


Bridgette Myers goes up for a shot against Kelsey Kapinus.

River Ridge and Wauzeka-Steuben battle for a loose ball Tuesday night at River Ridge High School. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge’s Amber Patterson is double teamed by Lexi Bird and Samantha Groom of Wauzeka-Steuben in the first quarter.

Amber Patterson of River Ridge fights for an offensive rebound in a crowded lane in first-quarter action against visiting Wauzeka-Steuben Tuesday night.

 

RR girls wallop Wauzeka-Steuben

River Ridge walloped visiting Wauzeka-Steuben 49-25 in a nonconference girls basketball Tuesday night clash. 

River Ridge built a 12-2 lead  after the opening stanza and a 28-9 halftime advantage. 

The Lady Timberwolves took the second half 21-16 from the Lady Hornets to gain the home win. 

Wed
11
Feb

Sand mine ruling

 

Judge Day rules 

in favor of town of Bridgeport regarding frac sand mine

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Grant County Circuit Court Judge Craig Day has ruled in favor of the town of Bridgeport regarding a lawsuit filed against the town by the Crawford Stewardship Project and four town residents who objected to the granting of permits for a sand mine in the town.

Wed
11
Feb

Alan G. Jacobson

 

Alan G. Jacobson, 70 of Rockland died Thursday, Feb. 5. 

He was born on Dec. 30, 1944 in Viroqua to Victor and Jean (Ewers) Jacobson. He served in the U.S. Navy for 5 years. He married Marcella Whiteaker and they later divorced. He enjoyed country music, especially the old time music. Alan also liked car shows, playing pool, visiting and drinking Coca-Cola.

Tue
10
Feb

Gary A. Bunders

 

Gary A. Bunders of Prairie du Chien passed away on his 75th birthday, Friday, Jan. 30, from complications of a recent surgery. 

Mon
09
Feb

Mary Ellen McNamara

 

Mary Ellen McNamara, 95, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Ferryville, passed away on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, surrounded by her family at Prairie Maison Nursing Home. 

Mon
09
Feb

Willard R. “Bill” Marshall

 

Willard R. “Bill” Marshall, 86, of Bagley, passed away Saturday, Feb. 7, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. 

He was born Aug. 11, 1928 the son of Lee and Esther (McQuistion) Marshall. Bill was drafted in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was employed at Dubuque Packing Company and also operated the Bagley Hotel from 1966 to 1998. He was an antique dealer and had a shop in Bagley. Bill enjoyed a good game of euchre, polka dancing and Irish music. He was a member of the Free & Accepted Masons and the Liscum Brothers American Legion Post No. 482 of Bagley.

Mon
09
Feb

Donna Mae Adams

 

Donna Mae Adams, 82, of Garnavillo, Iowa, died Friday, Feb. 6, at Guttenberg Care Center. 

She was born on May 24, 1932, the daughter of Elmer and Lucille Knapp. Donna was raised in the McGregor area and received her education from the McGregor Schools. On Jan. 23, 1950, Donna was united in marriage with Stanley John Adams in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Donna was a wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and an aunt to many nieces and nephews. She spoke fondly of working in her father’s café “The Mallard” in McGregor during her teenage years. She also worked with her husband at “Stan’s Boat Landing” in Clayton for many years.

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