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Carbon monoxide issue closes PdC library temporarily


The Prairie du Chien Memorial Library has been closed since Monday, Nov. 24, as the furnace’s heat exchange is broken. Parts are on order but were delayed last week due to the holiday. Reopening of the library will hopefully be early this week, but a date is not known at this time. Visit pdclibrary.org or the library’s Facebook page for immediate updates.

By Correne Martin

When staff of the Prairie du Chien Memorial Library went to work last Monday, Nov. 24, they smelled an unusual odor, which prompted a call to the local gas company and eventually caused closure of the library for the week. It was found that the furnace had a broken heat exchanger and that was the origin of the carbon monoxide.

“They called us as soon as they smelled the odor,” said Shelly Mergen, of MG&E, Prairie du Chien. “Whenever someone calls with that, I ask a series of questions and tell them to open windows and evacuate immediately. Then we send someone out right away to make sure it is safe.”

Fri
28
Nov

Carol J. Batson

 

Carol J. Batson, 80, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Rochelle, Ill., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 27, at her home. 

She was born June 16, 1934 in Rochelle, the daughter of Arthur and Esther (Ertmode) Woodrick. She married William Batson on April 24, 1954 in Aurora, Ill. She was an active member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Prairie du Chien and enjoyed her monthly meeting with her “Club Girlfriends.” 

Fri
28
Nov

Bernita McMillin

 

Bernita McMillin, 87, of Garnavillo, formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

She was born on Oct. 19, 1927, in Reed Township in Clayton County Iowa to Lawrence and Amanda Werkamp.

Fri
28
Nov

Malin Henry William Schultz

 

Malin Henry William Schultz, 98, of Monona, Iowa, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor. 

Fri
28
Nov

Paul Albert Tamling Jr., (Paulie)

 

Paul Albert Tamling Jr., (Paulie), 50, of Cassville, and formerly of Mt. Zion, beloved father, and grandfather, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Cassville, Nov. 23. 

Fri
28
Nov

Paul W. Igou

 

Paul W. Igou, 85, of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tomah. 

He was born July 15, 1929 in Butler, Mo. the son of Harley and Roxanna Igou. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Paul married Delores Valley on May 3, 1953 in Prairie du Chien. She preceded him in death on Feb. 4, 2010. He worked as a manager for Hiram Walker which would later become Bluegrass Cooperage. Paul was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed logging, hunting, fishing, turtle trapping and golf. Paul served as a hunter’s safety instructor for many years in the Prairie du Chien area. 

Fri
28
Nov

Donald Lawrence Mezera

 

 Donald Lawrence Mezera, 68, of Burke, Va., passed away on Nov. 15, from esophageal cancer.

He was born in Prairie du Chien on May 10, 1946, the son of the late Joseph L. Mezera and Elizabeth (Walters) Mezera. On Sept. 4, 1971, he married Linda (Roth) Mezera.

Don was a retired Major from the U.S. Army and during his officer tenure, he was stationed across the U.S. and in Germany. He also served as a combat veteran of Vietnam. He was also retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 15 years. This is one of the reasons he was not fond of dogs.

Fri
28
Nov

Thomas Sidney Mason

 

 Thomas Sidney Mason, 70, passed away on Monday, Nov. 10, in his home. 

He was born on March 2, 1944 in Prairie du Chien, the son of Nicholas and Sylva (Davis) Mason. Thomas married Patricia Parker on April 17, 1967 in Rockville, Md. 

Mon
24
Nov

First Impressions


Lake Mills has a very nice and interesting looking city council chamber. (Photos submitted)

This clock tower in Lake Mills draws the eye.

 

PdC, Lake Mills do ‘First Impressions’ exchange activity

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The cities of Prairie du Chien and Lake Mills are engaged in a “First Impressions” program by which each city is trying to find ways to improve. Several residents of Lake Mills toured Prairie du Chien in early October and representatives of Prairie du Chien went to Lake Mills on Nov. 11. 

Mon
24
Nov

Man arrested following accident

On Friday, Nov. 14, at approximately 11:50 p.m., the Prairie du Chien Police Department was notified of a vehicle crash with possible injuries near the 100 block of North Michigan Street.

While the officers were driving to the crash, they noticed an SUV near the intersection of North Michigan and East Park Street with moderate front end damage driving away from the crash site.  
An officer then initiated a traffic stop on the SUV on North Wacouta Avenue while the other officer continued to the crash site.  

During the traffic stop the officer was able to determine the driver of the SUV, Nicholas A. Pecinovsky, 22, Prairie du Chien, struck another SUV that was occupied. Pecinovsky continued to drive away from the scene, according to the Prairie du Chien Police Department.

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