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08
Sep

Farm to School nourishes W-S kids and community


Accepting the $1,500 Driftless Wisconsin Grown grant recently were (from left) School Nurse Deanna Wallin-Sander, support staff member Kim Zimmerman, Farm to School volunteer Kathleen Hein, Culinary Director Janette Ward, retired Culinary Director Monica Krachey and District Principal Robert Sailer. (Submitted photo)

One student’s vibrantly-colored, healthy tray of lunch looks mighty tasty.

An array of vegetables, fruits and other nutritious foods are offered to Wauzeka-Steuben students in the cafeteria daily.

By Correne Martin
 
Pumpkin soup, roasted beets, and salad with kale and watercress are healthy, tasty, yet uncommon local foods many adults haven’t eaten. But most of the students at Wauzeka-Steuben Schools have tried them and even liked them thanks to the district’s thriving culinary program.

Fri
05
Sep

Josephine E. "Josie" Cipra

 

Josephine E. “Josie” Cipra, 93, of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Crossing Rivers Health.

She was born Jan. 31, 1921 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (White) Check. She married Joseph Cipra on Nov. 29, 1944 at St. John’s church in Prairie du Chien. Together they farmed on the homestead farm in rural Prairie du Chien much of their lives. He preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 1988. After Joe’s death Josie moved to Wauzeka. 

Fri
05
Sep

Helen I. Borth

 

Helen I. Borth, 93, of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, at her home. 

She was born April 4, 1921 in Luana, Iowa the daughter of Frank and Leta (Rennpage) Nagel. She married Harold Borth on Dec. 6, 1942. He preceded her in death on April 11, 1991.

Helen worked for McGregor Loudspeaker for over 20 years and later at Advance Transformer in Boscobel, until her retirement. 

Fri
05
Sep

Earl F. Winslow

 

Earl F. Winslow of Eastman died unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 1, at his home. 

He was born June 9, 1948 in Shullsburg, the son of Roy and Marjorie (Walrack) Winslow. He served in the U.S. Army. He married Shirley Taylor May 21, 1990 in Cherry Valley, Ill. Earl worked for Chrysler in Rockford, Ill. as a body man until his retirement. 

He is survived by his sons, Matthew of La Crosse, Brian of Rockford, Ill. and Travis of Cherry Valley, Ill., his brothers, Duane, Dean and Allen. He was preceded in death by his wife and a brother Kenny.

Fri
05
Sep

Addie Millin

 

Addie Millin, 77, died on Thursday, Sept. 4, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. surrounded by her family. 

She was born on July 5, 1937 to Earl and Martha Pulda in Wauzeka.

Addie attended Wauzeka High School where she met Lonnie Millin, and they married on Sept. 18, 1954. They lived in Prairie du Chien, until they moved to Hudson, in 1973, and in 1994 they settled in Danbury. They were blessed with four children. In 1992 Addie retired from 3M after 22 years as an administrative assistant.

Wed
03
Sep

Construction Cash winner

Dean DePauw, of Prairie du Chien, was the winner of $50 in Construction Cash this week. He registered to win at Leisure Time in Prairie du Chien. Pictured, DePauw and receives his “cash” and a Leisure Time gift certificate from Mike Bowar. Construction Cash is a Courier Press promotion running in conjunction with the Marquette Road construction project. The cash can be spent at any one of the 27 participating businesses in the community. Be sure to sign up for your chance to be the next winner.

Wed
03
Sep

First Day of School at B.A. Kennedy


Nervous, excited, scared, rambunctious—all those feelings are part of the first day of school, especially in those first moments as students meet their new teacher and classmates and march down the hallway to their classroom. The youngest of B.A. Kennedy’s students, the 4K kids, exuded all those emotions Tuesday, Sept. 2. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Mrs. Megan Copsey showed one of her 4K students, Emma Niedziejko, where to hang her bookbag Tuesday morning. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Parker Bedward and his classmates were full of questions as Mrs. Copsey’s 4K class sat together to learn about how their routine will start each and every school day at B.A. Kennedy.

Students in Mr. Shawn Zeeh’s first grade started their first day of school off with a tour of their classroom and a rundown of how to behave well in class. They were all ears.
Wed
03
Sep

PdC golfers host invitational

Golfers at PdC Country Club
Tara Herreid hits a nice chip up to hole 9 at Prairie du Chien Country Club Friday morning. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s Megan Johnson chips up onto the number 5 green.

Jessica Gutknecht chips up nicely on the fourth hole Friday morning.

The Prairie du Chien girls golf team hosted an invitational on Friday, Aug. 29 at the Prairie du Chien Country Club, par 72. Participating with the Blackhawks were Darlington, Lancaster, and Southwestern.  

Lancaster continued their strong play by taking the team honors with a total of 406.  Darlington took the silver at 456. Southwestern and Prairie du Chien followed with a 480 and 504 respectively.  

Wed
03
Sep

Opportunity Center clients find job success in community


Patricia Majors has become a great fit as a True Value employee. She is pictured (middle) with her supervisor, Donna Teynor, and store manager, Oscar Eastman.

Deb Reed and Andrea Neis worked on jarring soups at the Sharing Spaces Kitchen recently.

By Correne Martin

As all eyes focus on work centers for citizens with disabilities and their future in the state of Wisconsin, which is altering its Family Care regulations, the Opportunity Center in Prairie du Chien currently has over a dozen clients excelling in community-based employment.

Many adults with disabilities are happy and satisfied completing tasks on the Opportunity Center work floor. Yet, there are others who can and want to go out into the community and perform jobs at the expected standards. That’s where the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Division of Vocational Rehab (DVR) comes in. The DVR program has made it possible for about 14 Opportunity Center clients to be hired for jobs with local businesses.

Wed
03
Sep

Rare, white hummingbird in Prairie du Chien

Extremely rare hummingbird
This white ruby-throated hummingbird was photographed by Gary Benish of Prairie du Chien. Fewer than 100 white hummingbirds have ever been reported in the Americas.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Gary Benish of Prairie du Chien recently had a strange visitor to his backyard hummingbird feeder. On Wednesday, Aug. 27, Gary noticed a white hummingbird at his feeder, got his camera and began snapping numerous photos.

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