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Thu
15
Jan

Emma Jean Wall

 

Emma Jean Wall, 87, of Platteville and formerly of Eastman passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the SW Health Care Center in Platteville. 

She was born Oct. 17, 1927 in Wauzeka, the daughter of Frederick and Mabel (Maxwell) Borth. She married Mitchell Wall on Nov. 9, 1947 at St. Wenceslaus Church in Eastman. He preceded her in death on March 21, 2006. They farmed in the Eastman area until 1978, later retiring and moving to Seneca. Emma loved gardening and was renowned for her beautiful flowers. 

Wed
14
Jan

First baby born at Crossing Rivers


Chaise Anderson and Rachel Mezera proudly show off their firstborn, Paisley Grace Anderson, the first baby born at Crossing Rivers Health in 2015—on Monday, Jan. 12, at 10:38 a.m. According to hospital records dating back to 1991, this is the latest in January that the New Year’s baby has been born. (Photos by Correne Martin)

One-day-old Paisley Grace was snuggled up in a cozy, pink blanket for her first photo shoot at Crossing Rivers Health Tuesday.

By Correne Martin

New Year’s baby watch 2015 at Crossing Rivers Health is officially over. A precious newborn girl, Paisley Grace Anderson, ended the wait when she arrived into this world on Monday, Jan. 12, at 10:28 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 1.3 ounces, and measuring 18.8 inches long.

Mom Rachel Mezera and dad Chaise Anderson, who live in Patch Grove, are the new parents. Rachel is a Prairie du Chien High School graduate and Chaise a Wauzeka-Steuben High School graduate. Grandparents are Teresa and Dale Champion, of Prairie du Chien; Randy and Laurel Mezera, of La Crosse; Tammy and Steve Montalto, of Wauzeka; and Kraig Anderson, of Patch Grove.

“She’s been pretty good, either sleeping or feeding,” Rachel said, stroking the baby’s fine dark hair, about 27 hours after meeting her firstborn. “She likes her pacifier.”

Wed
14
Jan

Marquette Road reconstruction, from Mooney to La Pointe, set for 2017

By Correne Martin

Engineers presented the proposed 2017 Marquette Road project to a room of about 25 local citizens, mostly business owners, on Tuesday night at Prairie du Chien City Hall. The reconstruction will occur between La Pointe and Mooney Streets and consist of turning the existing four-lane undivided highway into a modified three-lane roadway with a two-way, left-turn lane and widened shoulders.

The project is provisionally scheduled to begin around April 2017 and last most of the construction season, likely through October. Plans are not yet finalized, and won’t be until August of 2016. Real estate acquisitions, which include four minor pieces of right-of-way, are the next phase for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. According to Heidi Schwarz, project engineer from Knight Engineers and Architects, of La Crosse, no businesses will close as a result of the acquisitions, though some signs may be moved.

Wed
14
Jan

PdC gymnastics meet


Paige Severson shows good form on the parallel bars. (Photos by Laurie Pedretti)

Morgan Pedretti jumps during her floor exercise.

Lexi Kregel does the splits during her floor exercise.

Jesse Gutknecht carefully maneuvers on the balance beam.

Prairie’s Dayton Fleshner poses on the balance beam Monday night.

 

Prairie du Chien 

gymnasts host meet

Prairie du Chien hosted their first gymnastics meet of the season Monday night in the Bluff View gym. 

Prairie du Chien had a team score of 78.075. Platteville/Belmont/Lancaster scored 125.75.

Wed
14
Jan

Amundson

 

Overflow crowd at school 

board meeting, no action 

taken regarding principal

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Tue
13
Jan

Roberta M. Marfilius

 

Roberta M. Marfilius, 79, of Prairie du Chien passed away Monday, Jan. 12, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital. 

She was born July 15, 1935 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Robert and Carmen (Campbell) Gillitzer. She married Lyle Marfilius on May 5, 1954 at St. Gabriel’s Church. She and her husband farmed in rural Prairie du Chien and were active members of St. Gabriel’s Parish. Roberta was a member of the Farm Bureau and enjoyed knitting, crocheting and most of all spending time with her family. 

Tue
13
Jan

Eugene J. Ackerman

 

Eugene J. Ackerman, 82, of Daytona Beach and formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away Monday, Jan. 12, at the Florida Hospital in Daytona Beach. 

He was born Nov. 24, 1932 in Glen Haven, the son of John and Alvina (Krogman) Ackerman. He married Mary Lou Ingham on Jan. 3, 1953 in Madison. They were eternally devoted to one another, living their marriage vows every day of their lives; and celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary just last week. 

Mon
12
Jan

Prairie over Richland Center


Prairie’s Jacob Schneider waits for the play to develop against Richland Center in first half action in the SWC match-up. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Blackhawks’ Connor George comes to an abrupt stop and looks for a cutter through the lane against visiting Richland Center.

Casey Hogenson works to defeat a double team along the right baseline.

Prairie du Chien’s Nick Weber works for an opening Thursday night.

 

Big fourth period propels PdC boys

Prairie du Chien sent visiting Richland Center packing 54-41 in SWC boys basketball Thursday night. 

After a slow first period, Prairie led 7-4. 

Center came back to take a 19-18 halftime lead. 

Mon
12
Jan

Principal disciplined

 

Principal placed 

on disciplinary leave

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
12
Jan

Richard J. “Dick” Pellock

 

Richard J. “Dick” Pellock, 80, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, at Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. 

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