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asian carp

 

Asian carp eggs, 

embryos found near Lynxville

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Asian carp eggs, including late-stage embryos nearly ready to hatch from the egg, were recently identified in samples collected by U.S. Geological Survey scientists in 2013 from the Upper Mississippi River as far north as Lynxville.

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Marquette Hardware destroyed

An early morning fire burned Marquette Hardware to the ground Monday, taking with it two additional buildings nearby and displacing five families. There were no injuries, according to authorities, who say the fire started around 1 a.m. at the back of the building. The historical structure, which dates back to the 1880s, also had a beauty parlor and four apartments, two of which were rented out. The raging flames caused the Marquette Hardware building to collapse, and the blaze quickly spread to surrounding homes. Mary Jo Pirc and her family have owned Marquette Hardware for 69 years. (Photo by Correne Martin)

More information will be available as reports come in from our sister publication, the North Iowa Times.

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Huebsch hangs up keys to 75-year career in auto sales


Fred Huebsch sold this Camaro brand new in 1968 to a customer who still has the vehicle today. Upon hearing of Fred’s retirement, the man looked him up and offered him a ride in the blue beauty last month.

Fred Huebsch is retiring March 29 after 75 years in the automotive business.

Seeing many amazing changes to the automotive industry over his 75 years in the business, Fred Huebsch said some of the most astounding changes have been the advances in technology, the fewer but larger dealerships, less loyalty, and the advent of Internet sales.

By Correne Martin

In his distinctly calm and slightly raspy voice, Fred Huebsch sat back in his sport coat and slacks to narrate his own personal story of 75 years as a car salesman: “I started sweeping floors, washing windows and washing cars at the age of 9, so I get to brag that I had a 75-year career in the business.”

Fred, a Prairie du Chien resident, has announced his retirement from Brown’s Sales and Leasing in Elkader, Iowa. His last day will be Saturday, March 29. Owner Forest Brown has planned a open house in Fred’s honor for March 28 and 29. All of his customers and friends, past and present, are invited to stop by and wish Fred all the best in his retirement, or take one last test drive with the trusted salesman.

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Lorain Adney

 

Lorain E. Adney, 91, of Prairie du Chien, died Wednesday, March 12, at Prairie Maison, Prairie du Chien, where she had made her home for the past five years. 

Lorain was born on Jan. 6, 1923, in Watson, Iowa, to Adam and Lulu (Stiles) Sawvell. She attended rural country school in the Watson, Iowa, area. Lorain was a wonderful mother and had everlasting memories of raising her eight children. She enjoyed country music, craft activities at the nursing home and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

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Zenith Bunders

 

Edward Carroll Strand, 84, long-time resident of Lynxville, and most recently of Boscobel, passed away Wednesday, March 12, with his family by his side at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, Prairie du Chien. 

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Edward Carroll Strand

 

Edward Carroll Strand, 84, long-time resident of Lynxville, and most recently of Boscobel, passed away Wednesday, March 12, with his family by his side at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, Prairie du Chien. 

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Francis Neises

 

Francis L. Neises, 84, of Monroe, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 5, at Azura Memory Care.

Francis was born May 12, 1929 on his grandfather’s birthday in Glen Haven. He was the son of the late Sylvester and Josephine (Berntgen) Neises.

As a child his family relocated to Kenosha, where he attended St. Mark’s Elementary School, Lincoln Junior High School and was a graduate of Mary D. Bradford High School (Class of 1947). 

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Luane Nack

 

Luane K. Nack, 80, of Oregon, Wis. passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 12 after a courageous battle with cancer. 

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Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital honors outstanding employees


Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital’s CEO Bill Sexton named Cheri Everson (center) Supervisory Employee of the Year and Cheryl McCune (right) Staff Employee of the Year. Both registered nurses, Everson is the clinical coordinator in the surgery department and McCune is in the nursing department.

CFO and Senior Leadership Team member Dave Breitbach (left) and Pharmacist Todd Burkle (center) were recognized by CEO Bill Sexton with Special Recognition Awards for their outstanding service.

Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital’s 2013 Employees of the Year were awarded by CEO Bill Sexton during the hospital’s annual recognition event recently. Registered Nurse Cheri Everson, the clinical coordinator in the surgery department, was named the Supervisory Employee of the Year, and Cheryl McCune, an RN in the nursing department, was denoted the Staff Employee of the Year. Additionally, Special Recognition Awards for outstanding service were presented to CFO Dave Breitbach and Pharmacist Todd Burkle.

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Ostrander designated Officer of the Year

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Investigator Brent Ostrander (left) has been named the Clayton County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. He is pictured with CCLEA officers (from left) Vice President Mitch Seitz, Treasurer Tim Engelhardt, Seargent at Arms Randy Klein.

The Clayton County Law Enforcement Association (CCLEA) has announced Investigator Brent Ostrander of the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office as the 2013 Clayton County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. The announcement follows the 2013 decision by CCLEA members to establish the annual award. All nominations for the award come from peers who work within Clayton County.

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