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Dale C. Duha

 

Dale C. Duha, 83, of Eastman passed away on Feb. 13, at the Prairie Maison nursing home. 

He was born on May 2, 1932 the son of Edward and Helen (Zlabek) Duha in Seneca. He graduated from Seneca High School in 1950. Dale served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan following WWII. He was proud of his conversion to Catholicism while in Japan. He farmed his entire life near Eastman in Seneca Township. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Council of the Knights of Columbus and his favorite Saint was St. Francis of Assisi.

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Feb

Mary J. Wilkinson

 

Mary J. Wilkinson, 78, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, at her home in Prairie du Chien. 

Mary Janet, the daughter of Edgar and Lazora (Kies) Moore, was born Dec. 6, 1937. Mary was raised on a farm near Mt. Hope, with her parents, her sister, Ardell Dressler, two special uncles, and a special aunt. She attended the Brunson Country School and graduated at thirteen years of age with one classmate. From there she attended Patch Grove High School, graduating in 1954. Mary then graduated from the Milwaukee Business Institute. She worked part time for Attorney Melvin Bonns of Bloomington.

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15
Feb

Mr. William Aaron Hazen

 

Mr. William Aaron Hazen, 62, of Lobelville, Tenn. passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, at home. 

Mr. Hazen was a support manager for Walmart in Waverly and an avid deer hunter and Green Bay Packers fan. 

Wed
10
Feb

River Ridge at State


River Ridge Dance Team members are, back row: Maya Harvey, Jiah Bailey, Olivia Breuer and Hunter Kisting. Middle row: Alison Hein, Karli Wachter and Madison Stagman. Front row: Franci Gates, Coach Kristin Collins, KayLynn Knight and Hope Schier. (Submitted photos)

The River Ridge Dance Team performs during the regional competition which earned them their first trip since 2003 to the State Competition at the La Crosse Center on Saturday, Feb. 6. The team finished 10th at the State Competition.

 

River Ridge dancers 10th in state poms

On Saturday, Feb. 6, the River Ridge Dance Team attended the WACPC State Championship held at the La Crosse Center. The team competed in the Division 5 pom category. The girls placed 10th in the state for their division.

Qualifying and dancing at state for the dance team is a great accomplishment that hasn’t happened at River Ridge since 2003.  

Wed
10
Feb

Hawkettes Make History


The Hawkettes perform one of their routines at the State Competition on Saturday at the La Crosse Center. (Photo submitted)

Members of the Prairie du Chien Hawkettes pose with the trophies that they earned at the State Dance Competition Saturday at the La Crosse Center. Team members are, front row: Stephanie Elmquist, Paige Severson, Caitlin Nolan, Autumn Kohler, Mariah Slaght, Katie Zahara, Lauren Kennedy, Ella Hein and Lindsey Ohlert. Back row: Katie Licht, Bree Holler and Morgan Kiesau. (Photo submitted)

 

Hawkettes make school history

The Prairie du Chien Hawkettes attended the Wisconsin Association of Cheer and Pom Coaches (WACPC) State Dance Championships Saturday, Feb. 6 at the La Crosse Center. The team competed at state in two categories. Teams placing in the top five at state took home hardware. 

The Hawkettes placed fifth in the Division 2 kick category, earning their first ever placing trophy at state. The girls also placed sixth at state in the Division 4 pom category, missing placing at state by only a small margin.

Wed
10
Feb

Coins, Gold, Diamonds, Antiques


Grant Reynolds stands behind the counter at his shop.

 

Reynolds Coins, Jewelry and Antiques good as gold

By Ted Pennekamp

 

People looking to buy, trade or sell their gold, coins, jewelry and antiques have increased in recent years. To keep up with this increased demand, businesses that specialize in these items have opened at various locations throughout the region.

Wed
10
Feb

Seneca native follows passions to the East Coast


Mark Anthony Dingbaum, a 2004 Seneca High School graduate, is pictured giving a campaign press conference in Los Angeles while working at Change.org. Though he misses his family and the relaxing rural atmosphere of the family farm in Seneca at times, he’s proud to have followed his passions and made a difference while working in digital communications.

Mark Anthony Dingbaum and his sister, Jennifer Varo, of Hudson posed for a picture outside the White House last May, when he worked for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

By Correne Martin

A passion for public service, community organizing and technology have provided a foundation for a career that Mark Anthony Dingbaum, a Seneca native now living and working in New York, N.Y., never believed he might someday experience.

He could have never dreamed he would have a hand in the Boy Scouts of America’s historic vote to overturn its ban on gay members. He also couldn’t have imagined being appointed by the nation’s president to serve in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Yet, these achievements are now reality for the 2004 Seneca High School graduate.

Wed
10
Feb

Bagley RNA chapter collects pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House


Members of the Bagley Royal Neighbors of America chapter are shown in the Bagley Community Building with their collection of pop tabs and $100 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Pictured (seated, from left) are Birdie Meng, Ruth Timion; (standing) Nancy Rogers of McDonalds, Donna Harris, Diane Leffler, LaVon Schurman, Bob Meng, Bobbi Jo Meng, Lacey Meng and Dareen Schott. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Here is the pile of pop tabs collected by the Bagley RNA chapter.

By Correne Martin

Collecting pop tabs might seem trivial, but for Ronald McDonald House Charities, collection is taken very seriously.

The Bagley chapter of the Royal Neighbors of America received an informative presentation about the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester, Minn., at its February meeting last week. Nancy Rogers, who has worked for the La Crosse McDonalds chapter for 30 years, explained that pop tabs are collected at the local stores, put in French fry boxes, packaged, labeled, weighed and recycled.

The designated Ronald McDonald House then receives the cash made from the recycled aluminum tabs, per pound. That income is used to pay salaries for the care physicians living at the house and to help families dealing with the stress and financial difficulties of being away from home.

Tue
09
Feb

Catherine A. Quick

 

Catherine A. Quick passed away on Feb. 7, after prolonged illnesses. 

She was born on Jan. 8, 1937 to Carl and Helen (Harris) Stagman in Brodtville, Wis. She grew up in Brodtville and graduated as the valedictorian from Bagley High School in 1955. After high school she worked at a dime store in Dubuque and at the telephone office in Prairie du Chien. In later years she worked for Swiss Colony as order taker and customer service representative for 16 seasons.

Tue
09
Feb

David Eugene Reed

 

David Eugene Reed, 82, of Janesville, passed away Feb. 6, after a courageous battle with cancer. 

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