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Viroqua defeats Hoppers

 

Viroqua defeats Prairie Legion

Viroqua defeated Prairie du Chien 7-4 in the Class A Viroqua Regional in American Legion baseball Saturday. 

Viroqua led 1-0 after the first inning. 

Prairie scored a run in the bottom of the second and 3 more in the third to take a 4-1 advantage. 

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156th Crawford County Fair offers plenty of fun, educational and competitive events for everyone

Fun at the Fair
There’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy at the Crawford County Fair. (Courier Press file photo)

   The Crawford County Fair, held at the Fairgrounds in Gays Mills, is always a fun-filled, family event with plenty of activities for the enjoyment of everyone. This year marks the 156th Crawford County Fair, which will be held from Aug. 6 through Aug. 10. Fair goers and participants can look forward to numerous fun, exciting, educational and competitive events and exhibits. 

 

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Penny (Slowey) Hanson

 

Penny (Slowey) Hanson, 72, of Portage, died peacefully at home early Monday morning, July 21. 

She was born on Aug. 16, 1941 in Westfield, to Harold and Mary (Mussey) Slowey. She was married on June 27, 1964 to Brian Hanson.

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William E. "Bill" Duffy

 

William E. “Bill” Duffy, 71, of Prairie du Chien passed away Sunday, July 20, at the Franciscan-Skemp Healthcare Center of La Crosse. 

He was born Jan. 8, 1943 in Prairie du Chien, the son of Harold and Veronica (Crowley) Duffy. He married Mary “Kookie” Kuchenbecker on July 4, 1964. Bill worked at Caterpillar Inc. for many years and later did work sandblasting, painting and tree trimming.  

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Virgil E. "Mike" Ostrander

 

Virgil E. “Mike” Ostrander, 92, passed away Sunday, July 20, at the Prairie Maison Healthcare Facility in Prairie du Chien. 

He was born Aug. 13, 1921 in Lynxville, the son of John and Estella (Huard) Ostrander. He married Ivaleen “Ivy” Eggleston on Feb. 18, 1950 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Prairie du Chien. She preceded him in death on July 29, 2012. Mike worked on the railroad for 10 years and then as a mechanic in the Prairie du Chien area until retiring. 

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Henry Klinkenberg

 

Henry Klinkenberg, 71, of Luverne, died Thursday, July 24, at the Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Ellsworth, Minn. 

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne, Minn. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne, Minn. Burial will be in the Eastside Cemetery in Elkader, Iowa at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Judith A. "Judy" O'Connell

 

Judith A. “Judy” O’Connell, 73, of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, July 25, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. 

She was born Dec. 11, 1940 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Evan and Jeanette (Strauman) Bloyer. She married Bernard O’Connell on June 4, 1960 at St. Wenceslaus Church in Eastman. Judy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be sadly missed by all. 

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Mary Enabnit

 

Mary J. Enabnit, 73, of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, July 25, at the Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. 

She was born Aug. 19, 1940 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of the late Lawrence and Naomi (Martelle) Hamilton. She married Fred Rubie in September of 1958 and they later divorced. She married Lyle Enabnit in April of 1990. Mary retired from Minnesota Rubber in Mason City, Iowa after 19 years of service. She then worked at the Prairie du Chien Tourist Information Center and Homeward Bound. Mary enjoyed camping, her flower garden, baking her famous cookies, candies, bars and breads. She and Lyle enjoyed traveling and spending time at their retirement home in Harlingen, Texas. 

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Marquette Road, from Haydn to Washington, is the next stage of construction

By Correne Martin

Substantial changes are about to occur with the Marquette Road construction project in Prairie du Chien. The section of pavement north from Haydn Street to Washington Street will be broken up and removed, starting the week of July 28. Work on sanitary sewer, water main and storm sewer will follow. This is all part of stage four of the project, which is now being moved ahead of stage three (the Blackhawk Avenue roundabout).

The switch in stages is taking place due to a number of factors. First, the project is currently about three and a half weeks behind schedule due to heavy rain. Second, rain water washed sand into storm sewer pipes. Third, there has been a delay in the contractor gaining access to nearby railroad property.

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Construction Cash winner

Jo Dee Bedtka, of Prairie du Chien, was the Courier Press’ Construction Cash winner for week eight of the promotion. She registered at O’Reilly Auto. Daniel Jones presented Bedtka with $50 in Construction Cash to be spent at any of the 27 participating businesses. Be sure to register at one of the local Construction Cash participating businesses, and you could be our next winner.

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