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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.

Tue
22
Apr

Bruce Brandt

Bruce G. Brandt, age 59, of Des Moines, Iowa, died at his home on April 13.

He was born Feb. 16, 1955, in St. Paul, Minn., to Dorothy and Quentin Brandt. He graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1973, and later earned a Bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota. He was married to Beth Drees in 1983, and they built their life in Iowa, first in Clarion, for four years, and then in Des Moines.

Bruce was a longtime administrative assistant to the Iowa House Republican leadership. He also had an encyclopedic knowledge of all kinds of music, was an enthuasiatic cook, and a master of crossword puzzles.

Tue
22
Apr

Una Black

Una Mae “Sissy” Black, age 44, of Prairie du Chien, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 15, at her home.

She was born Dec. 13, 1969, in Beloit, the daughter of Homer and Nancy (Darby) Black. She was recently employed at Prairie Industries and The Dollar Tree in Prairie du Chien. 

Mon
21
Apr

W-S girls edge Seneca

 

W-S girls nip Seneca

Wauzeka-Steuben nipped visiting Seneca 3-2 in a Ridge and Valley softball game Thursday afternoon. 

The Lady Hornets scored a run in the bottom of the third to take a 1-0 lead. 

Seneca scored in the top of the fourth to tie the game at 1-1. 

Mon
21
Apr

Seneca over Wauzeka-Steuben

 

Seneca blanks 

Wauzeka-Steuben baseball team 8-0

Gavin Greene hopes every outing could go as well as Thursday, as Gavin tossed a shutout to carry the Seneca Indians to an 8-0 victory over host Wauzeka-Steuben in seven innings.

The Indians’ Greene kept Wauzeka-Steuben off the scoreboard for all seven innings he was on the bump. He pitched a shutout, allowing no opposing players to cross the plate on four hits while ringing up nine strikeouts.

Mon
21
Apr

Harris writes a book

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

As a regular contributor to our Outdoors Section over the past several years, many readers look forward to the entertaining stories and nice photographs of Len Harris. Soon, those readers will get a further chance to enjoy Harris’ work when his latest book “Brigadoon Creek” is published by Lovstad Publishing of Lodi, Wis. later this year. 

Mon
21
Apr

No indication of foul play in fire

No indication of foul play at Slumberland Foul play has been ruled out as a cause of the fire at Slumberland Furniture in Prairie du Chien Sunday evening, April 13, according to Prairie du Chien Police Chief Chad Abram. However, officials have yet to release information about the official cause. The Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Division of the  Criminal Investigation Office of the Wisconsin State Fire Marshal’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol, and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office have been investigating the fire.

Merchants at Blackhawk Junction, where Slumberland was located, spent all of last week cleaning up their stores, with assistance from a fire catastrophe response service.

The cleanup continues this week. All businesses, with the exception of True Value, remain closed at this time.

The Courier Press will report openings in print and on its Facebook page as soon as information is received.

Mon
21
Apr

Easter in Eastman


Danielle Beers, daughter of Michael and Teresa Beers, Eastman, curiously checks out the Easter bunny at Eastman’s village park, where the community’s Easter Egg Hunt took place Saturday morning. About 50 children and their families attended the festivities. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Three generations of this family had a spirited time chasing after Easter eggs Saturday at the village park in Eastman. Pictured (from left) are Rebecca Jarek, Kelsey Jarek and Ann Martin. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Laura Sturmer

Brian Simmons with his sons (from left) Cooper, Carter and Jack. Cooper was NOT a fan of the Easter bunny.

Danielle Beers

Lila Martin

Lila Martin

Kelsey Jarek and Trace Martin

Mason Payne
Mon
21
Apr

Acknowledge Arbor Day at Friday’s Trail of Presidents dedication

By Correne Martin

Arbor Day 2014 will be celebrated with an extra special ceremony on Friday, April 24. The Trail of Presidents, a tree planting project that has connected to the community the 22 presidents who have lived in or visited Prairie du Chien, will be dedicated on St. Feriole Island at 10 a.m. The observance will take place on North 4th Street, adjacent to the Mississippi River Sculpture Park. The public is invited.

This special project of the St. Feriole Island Memorial Gardens has brought nature and history together by recognizing each of the 22 U.S. presidents with either a white or red oak tree. Each tree will be marked with a plaque that explains the president’s tie to Prairie du Chien. The oak tree represents America’s national tree. Local individuals, clubs and businesses have sponsored the trees.

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