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Wed
09
Apr

Prairie du Chien hopping with Easter activities

By Correne Martin

Hunting for colored eggs, eating candy and posing with the Easter bunny are opportunities that offer a lot of excitement for youth at Easter time. Prairie du Chien has a number of events planned this weekend and next weekend that will have kids jumping for joy.

UMC Easter Egg Hunt
The United Methodist Church will host a community-wide Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 12, at 1 p.m. The hunt is open to parish families and friends as well as the whole community. All ages are welcome; all kids will be broken into age groups. “There will be tons of candy, prizes and other fun items, like coupons to restaurants,” said Jen Kapinus, UMC office manager. “The Easter bunny will also be there, so bring your camera.”

Wed
09
Apr

City, WisDOT at odds about 2017 Marquette Road improvements

By Correne Martin

They didn’t necessarily come right out and say it, but three members of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation made one notion pretty clear at Tuesday night’s Prairie du Chien Common Council meeting. Regarding the scheduled 2017 Marquette Road improvements, from Mooney Street to La Pointe Street, if Prairie du Chien stakeholders want to keep that section of roadway at four lanes, the city may not receive state and federal funding for the roadway to be fixed at all.

According to City Administrator Aaron Kramer, the city doesn’t have that kind of money to perform a project such as reconstruction on Marquette Road on its own.

Wed
09
Apr

Wauzeka-Steuben softball

Wauzeka-Steuben hosts Ithaca
Whitni Marfilius takes a lead off of first base for the Wauzeka-Steuben Lady Hornets against the visiting Ithaca Bulldogs Monday afternoon in a Ridge and Valley softball clash. Ithaca pulled out the victory 10-4. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)
Wed
09
Apr

Wauzeka-Steuben baseball

Hornets take on Bulldogs
Wauzeka-Steuben’s Lucas Klema delivers a pitch against visiting Ithaca Monday afternoon in Ridge and Valley baseball action. The Bulldogs went on to defeat the Hornets 7-0. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)
Wed
09
Apr

Shrubs suffer winter kill

Shrubs turn brown
Numerous shrubs in and around Prairie du Chien have turned brown due to winter kill, especially those on the south side of buildings.

 

A lot of shrubs in the area sustained winter kill

By Ted Pennekamp

 

For anyone driving around Prairie du Chien in recent days it becomes readily apparent that there are numerous shrubs that are brown and appear to be dead. 

Tue
08
Apr

June Gleich

 

June Gleich, a resident of Lexington, S.C., died Jan. 6, in Lexington. 

She was born in Prairie du Chien on June 19, 1921, to Lawrence and Olga (Potratz) Kieser. 

A graveside service, with military honors, will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, April 29, at 9 a.m. A memorial service will follow at Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com, where a full obituary on Mrs. Gleich can be found.

Mon
07
Apr

Rita Lester

 

Rita Lester of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday April 5, at the Prairie Maison Healthcare Center. 

Mon
07
Apr

Jeanne Novey

 

Jeanne M. Novey, 87, of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, April 4, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 

She was born April 3, 1927 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Clarence and Wilhelmina (Campbell) Welsch. She married Edward Novey on Nov. 30, 1946 at St. John’s Church in Prairie du Chien. He preceded her in death on June 11, 1990. Jeanne was devoted to her family and over the years enjoyed hosting many holidays and family events. Jeanne loved playing cards, fishing and was an avid Wisconsin Badger, Green Bay Packer and Tiger Woods fan.

Mon
07
Apr

Ritters celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Sam and Marsha Ritter, of Prairie du Chien, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 11 with family and a trip to Ireland. Sam and Marsha were married April 11, 1964, at Free Methodist Church in Waterloo. Sam is retired from the CN Railroad after 44 years. Marsha is retired from Ameriprise Financial. Their family includes Jeff and Sue Ritter, of Prairie du Chien, and Michele and Tim Hanson, of Waterloo. They have five grandchildren, Chelsey and Carley Ritter, of Prairie du Chien, and Whitney, Katelyn and Sam Hanson, of Waterloo.

Mon
07
Apr

Klemas honor 50 years of marriage

John “Jack” and Virginia (Breuer) Klema, Eastman, celebrated their 50th anniversary earlier this year. Jack and Virginia were married at Holy Mary Help of Christians Church, Glen Haven, on Jan. 7, 1964. They have six children, Don, Chris (Nissa), Dan (Maria), Carolyn, Kevin and Pat; and 10 grandchildren. The couple will celebrate their anniversary with a get-together at the Wauzeka Century Hall, April 12 at 5:30 p.m.

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