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Road construction

Road projects move forward
Earth moving was being done for a mile-long stretch of County B recently. (Photo courtesy of Highway Department)

 

Various Crawford County road projects delayed but moving forward

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Heavy rains and flooding issues have delayed the various road construction projects in Crawford County this spring and early summer, but now construction crews are trying to make up for lost time. 

Wed
30
Jul

Thomas (Tom) L. Bowler

 

Thomas (Tom) L. Bowler, 67, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 26, at Crossing Rivers Health Hospice in Prairie du Chien, following a courageous battle with cancer. 

Born June 10, 1947 in Marengo, Iowa, the son of George H. and Earleen (Knock) Bowler, Tom grew up in the Hiawatha/Cedar Rapids, Iowa area where he graduated from Washington High School. In his early years, he worked with his father in Bowler Construction and, later, in real estate and insurance. 

Wed
30
Jul

Marilynn Jean Suetmeyer

 

Marilynn Jean Suetmeyer, 75, of Prairie du Chien, died Sunday, July 27, at Crossing Rivers Health Center in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born Feb. 1, 1939 the daughter of John and Flora (Holtzinger) Hartley. Marilynn graduated from Prairie du Chien High School. She was united in marriage to Dean Suetmeyer April 11, 1955. Marilynn worked at the former Piggly Wiggly Store for thirty-eight years and she helped with the family farm at Journey’s End Lane in Prairie du Chien. She enjoyed flower gardening, quilting, reading and keeping the farm a lovely home for all to visit. Most of all, Marilynn cared deeply about her family and enjoyed spending time with them. 

Tue
29
Jul

Stuckeys celebrate diamond anniversary

Stuckey anniversary

 

Tue
29
Jul

Boland and Kriel to exchange wedding vows

Kriel-Boland engagement

 

Shannon Boland and Jason Kriel announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Seneca. Shannon is the daughter of Richard and Susan Boland, of Seneca. Jason is the son of Robert Kriel, of Madison, and Marjorie Kriel, of Lancaster. Friends, relatives and classmates are invited to the wedding dance at 8 p.m. Aug. 2, at the River Inn in Boscobel.

Tue
29
Jul

Rasques celebrate 50 years

Rasque 50 years
Rasque Wedding day

 

Terry and Bernell (Bohland) Rasque were united in marriage at De Soto Lutheran Church on Aug. 29, 1964. In celebration of their upcoming anniversary, an open house celebration will be held on Aug. 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the De Soto Community Center. The celebration will be hosted by their children Douglas, Tammy, Gregory, Brenda and Angela, along with their families. No invitations will be sent.

 
Mon
28
Jul

Mildred "Millie" Matilda Dettman

 

Mildred “Millie” Matilda Dettman, 92, of Luana, Iowa died Friday, July 25, at Guttenberg Care Center, Guttenberg, Iowa. 

She was born on June 24, 1922 to Verni and Louise (Gueder) Nuehring on the family farm in Clayton County, Iowa. Millie was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Guttenberg. She attended Jolly Ridge Country School through the eighth grade.

Mon
28
Jul

Groovin' and movin' to a soulful beat

Blues Fest-Gomes
Blues rocker Anthony Gomes was the headliner Saturday night, July 26, at the Prairie Dog Blues Festival. He was a master of the guitar whose band lit up the stage on a warm and hazy night in Prairie du Chien. Gomes has played the festival before and, in this second appearance on the main stage, he did not disappoint his audience. In its 17th year on St. Feriole Island, the Blues Fest welcomed an estimated 4,000 people on Saturday, and another couple thousand on Friday evening. For more photos of the festival, visit the Courier Press on Facebook. (Photos by Correne Martin)
Blues Fest-Young
Playing his violin like a guitar, Lionel Young showed off his talents and, along with his band, kept the crowd grooving on Saturday in the Prairie Dog Blues Festival beer tent on St. Feriole Island.
Blues Fest-crowd
At the Prairie Dog Blues Fest, all fans have the opportunity to hang out in the "VIP section." This mix of performer Carolyn Wonderland admirers enjoyed her Saturday night set from just a few feet away, right in front of the main stage.
Mon
28
Jul

Free clinic in need of local support, fundraiser to be held Aug. 1

By Caitlin Bittner

For six years, the area has been served well by the InHealth Community Wellness Free Clinic located in Boscobel; however, without support from community members, it may not be able to continue much longer. “Without emergency funding, the clinic will have to close,” said Gloria Wall, director of Crawford County Public Health.

The clinic, which has already had to sell its thrift store in order to stay afloat, serves nearly 2,000 people each year, with the typical patient costing about $60. “Sometimes there are people who need more extensive work. There was a girl and a boy who required a lot of dental work,” Wall said.

In order to be a part of the fundraising efforts herself, Wall  has helped put together a fundraiser to be held at St. Wenceslaus Church in Eastman, on Friday, Aug. 1, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Mon
28
Jul

RABAS receives $30,000 memorial donation

RABAS Donation

Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter (RABAS) was the recent recipient of a generous donation. Paul Check, of Cartersville, Ga.—formerly of Prairie du Chien—donated $30,000 to the non-profit organization in memory of his sister, Mary Check, and her beloved cat, Trixie. The intent of this donation is that it will be used to build the cat room, which will be named after Mary and Trixie, who were devoted companions. Treasurer Jill Cipra said RABAS is extremely grateful for this very sizeable donation and hopes it will encourage others to remember family members and pets with a memorial to the shelter. With the donation of land by Steve and Lynda Welter, the group continues to fundraise for the second phase of the project—construction of a building. Pictured, from left, are Bev Pozega, Paul Check and Jill Cipra.

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