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Wed
23
Apr

Track team hosts 61st Annual Prairie Relays

Prairie Relays
Prairie’s Liz LaHaie races in the 1600-meter run Monday. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

The Prairie du Chien track team hosted the 61st Prairie Relays Monday afternoon.

Prairie du Chien finished 10th in the boys meet out of 14 teams with a team total of 19 points. Platteville won with 131.

Prairie du Chien’s Alex Chandler finished second in the 400-meter dash in a time of 53.26. 

Brady Powers took third in the pole vault at 13-0.

Wed
23
Apr

Community Garden

 

PdC Community 

Garden getting ready

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Now that gardening season has arrived, prospective gardeners in the Prairie du Chien area may wish to join the Prairie du Chien Community Garden at the Faith Evangelical Free Church, 1110 E. Cass Street. 

Wed
23
Apr

Skate Park

 

Skate Park to get 

equipment May 19

By Ted Pennekamp

 

There’s good news for skateboarders in Prairie du Chien and the surrounding area. Six or seven skateboarding units will be installed on May 19 and 20 by the American Ramp Company of Joplin, Mo. at the Prairie du Chien Skate Park. 

Tue
22
Apr

James Wager

James R. Wagar, age 46, of Beetown, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster.

Tue
22
Apr

James Reising

James Eugene Reising, 83, of Wauzeka, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Prairie Maison Healthcare Center in Prairie du Chien.

He was born April 22, 1930 the son of Eugene and Francis (Fitzmaurice) Reising. James started as a first generation farmer in Harvard, Ill., later moving to Wauzeka to continue farming in 1973. James was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending his winters in Florida after retiring and loved golfing and his John Deere tractors. He married Dorothy Weidner in Harvard, Ill., on Sept. 5, 1953. She preceded him in death on May 9, 1987.

Tue
22
Apr

Theresa Marso

Theresa Marie Marso, born Aug. 5, 1940, in Prairie du Chien, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 1, at her home in Ocala, Fla., as a result of ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease. 

She was the daughter of Vencil G. and Mildred M. (Mara) Forst.

She graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1958. Theresa worked at National Decorated Metal, in Prairie du Chien, after graduation.

Tue
22
Apr

John Wolfram

John J. Wolfram, age 78, of Prairie du Chien, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 16, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital.

John was born Nov. 19, 1935, in Warren, Ill., the son of Cletus and Florence (Murray) Wolfram. He married Glenda Bennett on June 1, 1957, in Shullsburg. 

He is survived by his wife of nearly 57 years, Glenda Wolfram of Prairie du Chien, his daughter Deborah (Dean) Eckhoff, of Oxford, Ohio; his sons, Steven (Karen) Wolfram of Menomonee Falls, and Daniel (Patcharee) Wolfram, of Bangkok, Thailand; his sister Marge (John) Thornton, of Marshfield; along with six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Tue
22
Apr

Christine West

Christine “Chrisy” West, age 46, died April 11, in Hermitage, Tenn.

Christine was born February 26, 1986, to Ronald and Diane Lawrence of Eastman. 

She is survived by her husband Jeff West, her parents, Ron and Diane Lawrence, of Eastman; her sister Lea Discher, of Janesville; children Trevor Lornson-Korrie West, Amber Lornson and Alec Lornson.

Services were held Friday, April 18. There will be a memorial service held in Eastman at a later date.

Tue
22
Apr

Robert Kiesau

Robert Paul Henry Kiesau, 76, Monona, Iowa, died Sunday, April 13, at Gundersen Lutheran Health Systems, La Crosse.

Bob was born on July 5, 1937, in Monona, Iowa, to Paul and Mary (Nagel) Kiesau and was raised by his maternal grandparents, Elba and Nellie (Land) Nagel. He graduated from Monona-Farmersburg High School with the class of 1955. Following high school, Bob attended Barber College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and was then employed at the Rose Barbershop in Monona. 

Tue
22
Apr

Mary Beth Hobart

Mary Beth (Gilster) Hobart died on May 9, 2013. 

She was proceeded in death by her mother, Margaret Loudermilk; her brother, Scott Gilster; and her grandparents, Margaret and Floyd Luce, and Alvin and Thalia Gilster.

She is survived by her sister Peggy Gilster, of Glenwood, Iowa; her brother, Paul Gilster, of Prairie du Chien; a nephew, Jesse Fuller, of Dubuque, Iowa; her father Elvie Gilster, of McGregor, Iowa; many friends and her devoted Siamese cat, Dante.

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