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Wed
21
May

Raymond "Junior" William Shulka, Jr.

 

 Raymond “Junior” William Shulka, Jr., 67, of Prairie du Chien, died Sunday, May 18, at Gundersen Health Systems in La Crosse. 

He was born on Jan. 26, 1947 to Raymond Fred and Irene Helen (Horstman) Shulka in Guttenberg, Iowa where he also attended school.

Junior enlisted into the United States Army on Oct. 17, 1964. He was a missile mechanic during his service time. He was honorably discharged in 1967. Junior was married to Barbara Uher on Sept. 5, 1969; to this union two children were born, Laura and Travis. They later divorced.

Tue
20
May

Edith M. "Sis" Jelinek

 

Edith M. “Sis” Jelinek, 81, of Prairie du Chien passed away peacefully Sunday, May 18, at the Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, surrounded by her family after a sudden illness. 

She was born Sept. 18, 1932 the daughter of Rudy and Edith (Dubel) Konichek. She married Larry Jelinek Sr. on Sept. 21, 1950. She and her husband farmed for many years and Sis also worked at Walmart retiring after 25 years. She was a longtime member of the Cliffhangers Snowmobile Club and was an avid gardener. Sis was an excellent cook and a loving grandmother and great grandmother. 

Tue
20
May

Tonya R. Dutka

 

Tonya R. Dutka died unexpectedly Sunday, May 18, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg, Iowa. 

She was born Feb. 28, 1968 in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Tom and Marilyn (Lipke) Yonke. She married Floyd Kevin Dutka on March 24, 1990 in Garnavillo. She worked as a home health provider for Lori Knapp Inc. in Prairie du Chien. Tonya loved crafts, crocheting and caring for her pets. She was a member of Plagmans Antique Association. 

Tue
20
May

Betty J. Hackett

 

Betty J. Hackett, 87, of rural Boscobel, passed away Sunday, May 18, at Boscobel Care and Rehab. 

She was born Dec. 29, 1926 in Augusta to Carl and Jo Marie (McBroom) Lambrecht. She was married June 3, 1950 in Eau Claire to Allen Hackett. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. 

Mon
19
May

Prairie du Chien Memorial rebrands itself: CROSSING RIVERS HEALTH

Is Prairie du Chien Memorial merging with or being acquired by another organization?

No. The organization has been and will remain independent, managed by a volunteer board of
directors and governed by an association of members.

 

Why is Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital changing its name?

• Hospital leadership conducted a brand audit in order to measure the perception and level of acceptance of the current brand. The audit included online surveys, external focus groups and internal
focus groups.

• Hospital administrators and the board of directors determined a new brand identity would better represent the hospital’s more than 60 diversified services, geographic service area and philosophy.

• The Community Health Needs Assessment conducted in 2012 reflected the need to shift the focus of area healthcare to a wellness model.

 

Mon
19
May

Area track teams at Sparky Reynolds Invitational

Sparky Reynolds Invitational
River Ridge’s Desmond Crapp clears a hurdle in the 110 highs Friday afternoon. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

The Prairie du Chien, River Ridge, Wauzeka-Steuben and Seneca track teams competed in the Sparky Reynolds Invitational Friday afternoon in Boscobel. 

River Ridge took 11th out of 26 teams in the girls meet with 23.75 points. Prairie du Chien was 14th with 16 points. Wauzeka-Steuben was 15th with 12 points. 

Prairie du Chien was eighth in the boys meet with 39 points. River Ridge was 21st with 6 points and Wauzeka-Steuben was 22nd with 3 points. 

Mon
19
May

Court orders frac sand meeting in town of Bridgeport

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Alleged conflict of interest was the topic at a joint meeting of the Bridgeport Town Board and the Bridgeport Planning Commission at the Bridgeport-Rural Prairie du Chien Fire Department Building Thursday evening.

Mon
19
May

River Ridge valedictorian, salutatorian are recognized


Valedictorian Sabrina White and Salutatorian Alex Morgan

River Ridge High School graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 23, at 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. The Senior Awards Banquet for the Class of 2014 will be presented at Huckleberry’s Restaurant in Prairie du Chien, Wednesday, May 21, at 7 p.m.

Sabrina White has been named valedictorian and Alexander Morgan the salutatorian for River Ridge’s 2014 senior class.

Sabrina White is the daughter of Doug and Rita White, of Bagley.

Not only is Sabrina at the top of her class, she is also involved in National Honor Society, FFA, Friends Helping Friends, forensics, Spanish Club, basketball and softball. As a school leader, she is captain of her basketball and softball teams.

Sabrina’s future plans are to attend Milwaukee School of Engineering this fall and major in biomedical engineering.

Mon
19
May

Memorial Day ceremonies take place in Bloomington, Glen Haven

The Bloomington-Glen Haven American Legion Memorial Day ceremonies will be observed Monday, May 26. All veterans, civic groups and children are encouraged to participate.

In Bloomington, at 11:30 a.m., the American Legion will lead the parade from the Bloomington firehouse through main street and into the Bloomington cemetery.

Memorial services for outlying cemeteries will start at 8 a.m. at Blake’s Prairie, 8:15 at Lumpkin, 8:30 at Scott, 8:45 at Goekel, 9:00 at the Glen Haven levee, 10:00 at Charlotte, 10:15 at Ramsey, 10:45 at Dodge and 11:00 at Providence. The River Ridge band will perform at the Glen Haven levee and at the Bloomington cemetery.

A picnic lunch for all veterans and their families will be held at the Bloomington Community Par following the ceremonies. If there is inclement weather, the picnic will be held in the Legion Hall. For more information, contact John Horkheimer at (608) 994-2872.

Mon
19
May

Prairie du Chien observes Memorial Day with annual parade and program

The annual Memorial Day observance will take place in Prairie du Chien on Monday, May 26. The parade will commence at 10:30 a.m.

The parade route will be from the intersection of Blackhawk Avenue and Michigan Street west to Beaumont Road and then south to the Fort Crawford Military Cemetery. The annual Memorial Day program at the military cemetery will follow around 10:45 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the will be held at Bluff View School.

All marching units, including the PdC Honor Guard, Legionnaires, VFW members, ex-servicemen, Legion and VFW Auxiliaries, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, patriotic organizations, school children carrying flowers and flags, Bluff View School band and the PdC High School band, are requested to assemble at the First Merit Bank parking lot on South Michigan Street no later than 10:15 a.m. Monday.

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