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Wed
03
Dec

Dolores H. Zenz

 

 Dolores H. Zenz, 91, passed away Nov. 19, at the home of her son, Kelly, in Kingston, Wash. 

She was born April 21, 1923, the daughter of John “Jack” and Edith (Kellogg) Edwards. Dolores graduated salutatorian from Mt. Hope High School and attended college in Madison. She enlisted in the United States Army Women’s Air Corp where she was a court reporter. Dolores married William “Bill” Zenz on Oct. 4, 1947. She was a member of the Bloomington United Methodist Church and the Abraham Hickok Wetmore American Legion Post No. 148. Dolores enjoyed going to their cabin in Hatfield and playing cards with family and friends.

Wed
03
Dec

Raymond L. Lochner

 

 Raymond L. Lochner, 84, of Waukegan and formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, Nov. 29. 

He was born Nov. 5, 1930 in Prairie du Chien the son of Louis and Emma (Bay) Lochner. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He married Victoria Pribyl on April 23, 1955 in Prairie du Chien. Ray worked his entire career for Orkin Pest Control throughout the Midwest. 

Wed
03
Dec

Marilyn R. Dailey

 

Marilyn R. Dailey, 77, of Lancaster and formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, Nov. 28, at Orchard Manor in Lancaster. 

She was born Aug. 16, 1937 in Platteville, the daughter of Merlin and Dorothy (Jones) Reese. She married Robert Dailey on Feb. 11, 1956. He preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 2011. Marilyn worked for Pioneer Ford in Platteville for over 19 years. 

Wed
03
Dec

Bryce Thomas Heckendorf

 

Bryce Thomas Heckendorf, 18 months, earned his superhero cape and angel wings on Wednesday, Nov. 26, after a brave and courageous yearlong battle with Krabbe Disease.

Mon
01
Dec

PdC girls win


Prairie du Chien’s Maria Skemp drives past the Sparta defender towards the hoop Tuesday night, Nov. 25 in nonconference girls basketball action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Paige Rickleff hauls down an offensive rebound against the Sparta defense Tuesday night.

 

Prairie girls 

improve to 2-0

Prairie du Chien bested visiting Sparta 41-33 in nonconference girls basketball action Tuesday night. 

Prairie took an 8-6 lead after the first period and a 14-13 advantage at the half. 

Prairie outgunned Sparta 27-20 in the second half to earn the win. 

Mon
01
Dec

Wyalusing goats


A group of Hazelton Brush Goats move and graze in a field at Driftless Land Stewardship along County X near Wyalusing State Park in Grant County.

 

They’re solar-powered, quiet and effective

Goats help clear brush and

invasive species from Wyalusing State Park

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
01
Dec

Holiday Train will roll into Marquette Dec. 6


The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will once again stop in Marquette at the marina parking lot on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 3:30 p.m. All attendees are asked to make a monetary donation or bring non-perishable food items, paper products or toiletries, which will go to the Clayton County Food Shelf. (North Iowa Times file photo)

By Audrey Posten

Adorned with thousands of lights depicting holiday designs on 14 rail cars and equipped with a stage for musical performances, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will make quite a sight as it rolls into Marquette at the marina parking lot on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 3:30 p.m.

But the train, which celebrates its 16th anniversary this year, is about much more than a dazzling light display. For the Clayton County Food Shelf, the Holiday Train is one of its biggest donation campaigns. Since 1999, the Holiday Train has raised over $9 million and more than three million pounds of food for North American food banks. Last year, Clayton County’s stop netted the Food Shelf $7,515.75 and 5,515 pounds of food.

Mon
01
Dec

Carbon monoxide issue closes PdC library temporarily


The Prairie du Chien Memorial Library has been closed since Monday, Nov. 24, as the furnace’s heat exchange is broken. Parts are on order but were delayed last week due to the holiday. Reopening of the library will hopefully be early this week, but a date is not known at this time. Visit pdclibrary.org or the library’s Facebook page for immediate updates.

By Correne Martin

When staff of the Prairie du Chien Memorial Library went to work last Monday, Nov. 24, they smelled an unusual odor, which prompted a call to the local gas company and eventually caused closure of the library for the week. It was found that the furnace had a broken heat exchanger and that was the origin of the carbon monoxide.

“They called us as soon as they smelled the odor,” said Shelly Mergen, of MG&E, Prairie du Chien. “Whenever someone calls with that, I ask a series of questions and tell them to open windows and evacuate immediately. Then we send someone out right away to make sure it is safe.”

Fri
28
Nov

Carol J. Batson

 

Carol J. Batson, 80, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Rochelle, Ill., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 27, at her home. 

She was born June 16, 1934 in Rochelle, the daughter of Arthur and Esther (Ertmode) Woodrick. She married William Batson on April 24, 1954 in Aurora, Ill. She was an active member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Prairie du Chien and enjoyed her monthly meeting with her “Club Girlfriends.” 

Fri
28
Nov

Bernita McMillin

 

Bernita McMillin, 87, of Garnavillo, formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

She was born on Oct. 19, 1927, in Reed Township in Clayton County Iowa to Lawrence and Amanda Werkamp.

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