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Tue
21
Feb

Mary M. Berger

 

Mary M. Berger, 94, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Crossing Rivers Health Care Center. 

 

She was born March 31, 1922, in Glen Haven, WI the daughter of Albert and Kathryn (Vogt) Richter. She married Charles Berger on March 30, 1940. He later preceded her in death after 64 years of marriage on Oct. 10, 2004. 

Tue
21
Feb

Lewis W. Marfilius

 

Lewis W. Marfilius, 83, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, at the Crossing Rivers Health Care Center in Prairie du Chien. 

 

Tue
21
Feb

Joanne Anna “Sis” Duncan

 

Joanne Anna “Sis” Duncan, 82, of Cassville, passed away on Friday, Feb. 10, at Prairie Maison Nursing Home in Prairie du Chien. 

 

She was born on Nov. 3, 1934, in Cassville, the daughter of Clifford and Agnes (Brinkman) Shaben. Sis married Gerald Duncan on June 16, 1953. They raised two children, LuAnne and Tim. 

Tue
21
Feb

Sherry Lee Prine

 

Sherry Lee Prine, 67, of Chippewa Falls, formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire.

 

Mon
20
Feb

Area Schools and State Budget

 

School districts could benefit if proposed state budget is approved

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Area school districts as well as districts throughout the state could benefit if Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed $76.1 billion two-year state budget is passed. 

Mon
20
Feb

State Wrestlers


Prairie du Chien’s Traeton Saint applies pressure in the quarterfinal match against Erthum of Lodi at the Richland Center Sectional Saturday. Saint would win by decision 14-9. Saint went on to take third to advance to the Division 2 State Wrestling Tournament at 132 pounds. (Photo by Susan Herreid Curtis)

Prairie du Chien’s Stephen Ronnfeldt toes the line against Arneson of Monroe in the 195-pound quarterfinal match at the Richland Center Sectional. Ronnfeldt finished third to earn a trip to the Division 2 State Wrestling Tournament. (Photo by Susan Herreid Curtis)

Ben Wheeler of River Ridge-Cassville pins his Lancaster opponent at regionals on Feb. 11. Wheeler won the championship at 285 pounds on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Mineral Point Sectional to advance to the Division 3 State Tournament. (Courier Press file photo)

 

Three area wrestlers, from Prairie du Chien

and RR-C, advance to state wrestling meet

Three area wrestlers advanced to the state wrestling tournament following their sectionals Saturday. Traeton Saint and Stephen Ronnfeldt, of Prairie du Chien, advanced to the Division 2 state tournament. Ben Wheeler, of River Ridge-Cassville, advanced in Division 3.

Mon
20
Feb

Old Abe, American War Eagle program part of Eagle Days

The Fort Crawford Museum will be open Saturday, Feb. 25, as part of Bald Eagle Appreciation Days in the Prairie du Chien area. There will a special program on Old Abe, American War Eagle, at 2:30 p.m., at the museum
Andrea Hoffman, collections manager, and Russell Horton, reference and outreach archivist from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison, will give a talk with images on Old Abe.

Old Abe was an American Bald Eagle. The eagle was the mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the American Civil War. Later, his image was adopted as the eagle appearing on a globe in Case Corporation’s logo and as the screaming eagle on the insignia of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division.

Mon
20
Feb

Support outpouring for family changed by tragedy


Jenni (Steiner) and Kirk U’Ren are pictured with their 1-year-old twins Kayden and Grayson. Kirk was killed and Jenni suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of a four-car crash in Madison, Sunday, Feb. 12. The boys were not in the vehicle at the time of the accident. Jenni is the daughter of Russ and Mary Steiner and a 2000 Prairie du Chien High School graduate. The U’Ren family is from Cottage Grove.

By Correne Martin

The communities of Prairie du Chien, Mineral Point and Cottage Grove, a day care and even NFL star and former Badger J.J. Watt are banding together in support of the U’Ren and Steiner families, which were shattered by a fatal four-vehicle crash Feb. 12, in Madison.

Kirk U’Ren, 37, of Cottage Grove, was traveling with his wife, Jenni (Steiner), 34, a Prairie du Chien native, to the Badgers’ Sunday basketball game, on State Highway 30. Just before 5 p.m., a 25-year-old Stoughton driver lost control of his car, crossed the median, went into a ditch and then went airborne, landing on top of the SUV that U’Ren was driving. The impact caused the SUV to collide with two other cars, according to Madison police.

Mon
20
Feb

Prairie Industries considers expansion

By Correne Martin

The contract packaging and assembly service company, Prairie Industries, Inc., is expanding and researching the possibility of opening a third manufacturing plant in Lansing, Iowa. This would be in addition to the two plants presently located on the north and south ends of Prairie du Chien.

A post to Prairie Industries’ Facebook page last Wednesday, Feb. 15, notified the public of a job fair the company has scheduled on Monday, Feb. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m., and on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the former Blumenthal Lansing Company button factory, 1929 Main St., Lansing. Full-time positions available include general labor, machine operators, shipping/receiving clerks, quality technicians and a supervisor.

Positions for a maintenance technician, lead workers and general laborers were published in the Courier Press as recently as last week.

The exact number of positions available has not provided by the company.

Thu
16
Feb

Claire L. Straka

Claire L. Straka, 92, of Wauzeka, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Boscobel Care & Rehab in Boscobel. 

 

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