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Wed
19
Feb

Barbara Petersen

 

Barbara K. Petersen, 74, a longtime Janesville resident, passed away unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, Feb. 12, at Mercy Hospital & Trauma Center Emergency Dept. 

She was born June 9, 1939 in Winona, Minn., the daughter of the late Harold E. and Faye V. (Withey) Clausen. On April 4, 1959 she married Adolph H. Petersen in Lynxville. They moved to Janesville, where they started their family. Barbara had worked at Prent Corp. for 10 years. Her greatest role came as wife and mother, and took great pride in being able to be a stay-at-home mom.

Tue
18
Feb

Daniel B. Garrity

 

 A well known regional businessman, Daniel B. Garrity, 67, of Bloomington, Minn. died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 13. 

Tue
18
Feb

Eunice G. Enke

 

Eunice G. Enke, 94, formerly of Prairie du Chien, died Friday, Feb. 14, at St. Anne Extended Healthcare in Winona, Minn. She passed peacefully, surrounded by her loving family.

Mon
17
Feb

RRC wrestling

 

River Ridge-Cassville hosts regional

The River Ridge-Cassville wrestling team took fifth at the River Ridge Regional with 99 points Saturday. 

The following are the River Ridge-Cassville results.

113 - David Seng (22-20) placed 2nd and scored 18 team points.

Mon
17
Feb

PdC-WS wrestlers

PdC-WS wrestling
Prairie du Chien’s Jack Feye applies pressure to Taylor Halverson of Belmont-Platteville in their consolation semifinal match at 170 pounds. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

PdC-WS third in regional wrestling

The Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben wrestling team took third with 182 points at the River Valley Regional Saturday. 

The PdC-WS results are as follows.

106 - Matt Chase (5-11) placed 4th and scored 7 team points.

Mon
17
Feb

Antoine takes bronze

Antoine gets bronze
Prairie du Chien’s Matt Antoine pumps his fist following his medal-winning run Saturday.
Antoine, bronze
Some of the many fans of Matt Antoine cheer while watching one of Matt’s runs during an Olympic celebration in support of Matt held by Jim’s Bar of Prairie du Chien Friday and Saturday. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Antoine brings home bronze medal

On Saturday morning, with many of his hometown fans watching and cheering him on, Prairie du Chien’s Matt Antoine won the bronze medal in the men’s skeleton at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Matt laid down two flawless runs at the Sanki Sliding Center on Saturday to secure the bronze. Antoine was in fourth after Friday’s first two heats, but moved 0.32 seconds ahead of Tomass Dukurs in the final run to claim a podium position.

Mon
17
Feb

City says: ‘Run a stream of water to avoid frozen pipes’

running water

Over the weekend, the city of Prairie du Chien Water Department began recommending residents run a small, pencil-sized stream of water in their homes to prevent frozen laterals (pipes) to their homes. This recommendation remains in effect until further notice and is voluntary. Deep frost poses a potential risk to the city’s utility mains and more importantly, laterals that bring water to homes. Water flowing helps keep water temperatures warmer and limits the risk of potential freezing.

Cold water faucets should be used because running hot water is not as effective and also wastes energy. Customers should watch for discolored water or rusty water as well, as this is an early indication of pipes freezing. If you see discolored water, run your cold water hard until the water clears.

Mon
17
Feb

Faith In Action closes after 8 years

faith in action
Faith In Action, the organization that has helped keep older adults in their homes longer, will close as of March 15 due to diminishing funds. Faith In Action has served people in Crawford County and the surrounding area for the past eight years. Pictured (from left) next to the Faith In Action sign are some of the current board members: Terri Lins, Pat Balk, Cathy Lund (director of Faith In Action), Jean Oppermann and Fr. Christian Maxfield. Board members not pictured include Scott Kennedy, John Chaffee and Sara Ryan.

By Correne Martin

Faith In Action, a non-profit organization that has improved the quality of life for older adults in the area for eight years, will close as of March 15. Funds have been waning in the last few years due to rising financial pressure, the loss of grant availability and declining sources. The organization has always been committed to charging no fees for its services and its Board of Directors has decided not to change that in order to stay in business.

Letters from the Board of Directors announcing the organization’s closure were sent late last week to those receiving care as well as the 62 volunteer care givers who have helped meet people’s custodial care needs for the past eight years.

Thu
13
Feb

Thomas Foley

Thomas Patrick Foley, 28, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at his home in Rochester from complications due to DuChenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Tom was born Aug. 5, 1985, in Rochester, Minn., to Steve and Cheryl (McManamy) Foley. 

Tom enjoyed spending time with his family and seeing his nieces and nephews. He would watch Twins baseball and pro-wrestling with his brother, Kent. He was a 2004 graduate of Century High School. 

Thu
13
Feb

Geneva Burckhart

Geneva C. Burckart, 82, of Houston, Minn., and formerly of Monona, Iowa, died on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.

She was born on Sept. 26, 1931, in Green Island, Iowa, to Eugene and Edith (McMahon) Ottaway. Geneva married Frederick Burckart on May 25, 1948, in Elkader, Iowa.

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