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26
Oct

32nd Wisconsin State Senate Candidates

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, area voters will make choices on the national and state election levels. One of those races is the 32nd Wisconsin State Senate District. Candidates are incumbent Jennifer Shilling (D) and challenger Dan Kapanke (R), who formerly held the seat but was recalled and replaced by Shilling in a 2011 recall election. Editor Correne Martin spoke with both of them personally to ask them a number of questions. Their answers are below.
 

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26
Oct

Villa Louis offers free admission for residents of 4 counties Sunday


Prairie du Chien Day at the Villa Louis is Sunday, Oct. 30. For a non-perishable food donation, residents of Crawford, Grant, Clayton and Allamakee Counties can tour the one-time Dousman family estate for free.

By Correne Martin

The Villa Louis and its staff at the Wisconsin historic site wish to thank all of its friends and neighbors during a special day of free admission for Crawford, Grant, Clayton and Allamakee County residents.  
Sunday, Oct. 30 will be Prairie du Chien Day at the Villa Louis, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This is also an opportunity for local residents who haven’t visited the site since their “elementary school field trip” to become reaquainted with the notable Victorian mansion so many take for granted. It’s a chance to be reminded of the Dousman family history as well as that of the grand estate. The mansion has recently undergone a top-to-bottom documentary restoration that has returned the Dousman home to the splendor of its 1890s heyday, using British arts and crafts interior designs inspired by famed designer William Morris.

Wed
26
Oct

Antoine Wins


Matt Antoine was pleased with his start times at the USA Skeleton National Team Trials.

 

Antoine victorious at Skeleton National Team Trials

Matt Antoine of Prairie du Chien won day two of USA Skeleton National Team Trials at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Oct. 24. The series will move on to Park City, Utah for the final two races before the team is named on Nov. 3.

“There was a lot of shuffling around for positions in day two and it shows the depth of our program,” said USA Skeleton Head Coach Tuffy Latour. “It’s anyone’s game as we head into the second half of races in Park City, and we’re really excited to see who rises to the top.”

Wed
26
Oct

Wauzeka-Steuben Cross Country


The Wauzeka-Steuben High School cross country team is, back row: Assistant Coach Dean Zimmerman, Drew Zimmerman, Trent McCullick, Patrick Marfilius, Head Coach Kim Zimmerman, Malte Mewes, Jacob Pitzer, Adam Martin and Assistant Coach Bill Marfilius. Front row: Zach Lomen, Jacob Reichmann, John Deegan, Ryan Beers, Cherish Marfilius, Hunter Marfilius, Chris Reising, Gabe Martin and Tyler Walters. Not pictured are Molly Asleson and Rosemarie Cooley.

Members of the Middle School cross country team include, back row: Assistant Coach Dean Zimmerman, Head Coach Kim Zimmerman and Assistant Coach Dean Zimmerman. Front row: Tamara Marfilius, Emma Kapinus, Amity Lehman, Jordan McCarthy and Lucas Kramer.

 

Strong showing by Hornet runners at sectional

The Wauzeka-Steuben Hornets cross country team had a strong showing at the Division 3 Sectional Championship Meet at Fennimore on Saturday, Oct. 22.

The Hornets ran at Fennimore earlier this season at the Golden Eagle Relays so they were familiar with the course. The WSHS coaches challenged their runners to improve on their earlier Fennimore course times by 30 to 60 seconds and most of the athletes were up to the challenge.

Wed
26
Oct

FEMA Meeting Nov. 2

 

Amount of FEMA 

funds to be determined at November 2 meeting

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
26
Oct

PdC School Budget

 

School District tax 

rate to stay the same

  By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
26
Oct

Bennett Versus Tranel

 

Election 2016: 

Assembly District 49

Jesse Bennett

 

Age: 42

Party: Democrat

Wed
26
Oct

Mary Ellen Shedivy

 

Mary Ellen Shedivy, 85, of Prairie du Chien, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 25, after a brief illness. 

She was born May 22, 1931, in Rolling Ground, the daughter of Clair and Anna (Wall) Craig. She graduated from Aquinas High School and went on to graduate from La Crosse Teachers College. Mary returned to Rolling Ground to teach at the Bear Creek School. 

Wed
26
Oct

Jonathan Lee Vangen

 

Jonathan Lee Vangen, 55, of Monona, Iowa died Saturday, Oct. 22, at his home in Monona. 

Tue
25
Oct

Leo B. Thomas

 

Leo B. Thomas, 76, of Johnson Creek, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, surrounded by his loving family, at Aurora Summit Hospital in Summit. 

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