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Tue
24
May

Earl Frederick Reiser

 

Earl Frederick Reiser, 78, of Prairie du Chien, died on Thursday, May 19, at Atrium Post Acute Care in Lancaster,. 

He was born Dec. 3, 1937 to Clarence “Spot” and Esther (La Velle) Reiser in Prairie du Chien. Earl was baptized and confirmed at the Methodist church in Prairie du Chien. He graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1956.

Earl was a dispatcher and parking/meter reader for the Prairie du Chien Police Department and a school crossing guard. He enjoyed reading, Packers football, Badgers sports, old time movies and visiting with friends and family.

Tue
24
May

Melvin Julius Burgus

 

Melvin Julius Burgus, 91, of Seneca, died May 23, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa. 

Melvin was born April 7, 1925 in Seneca Township, the son of William Frederick and Maude (Ward) Burgus. He attended country school in Seneca. He was united in marriage to Loretta Leola Krachey on April 4, 1959. To this union four children were born, William, Donald, Duane and Teresa. In his younger years, Melvin was a truck driver. He was a farmer throughout Crawford County for many years. Melvin enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family and dog, Patch. 

Mon
23
May

Memorial Day ceremonies planned in four communities

Ceremonies planned in four communities Several Memorial Day observances are scheduled in area communities next week, including Prairie du Chien, McGregor, Wauzeka and Bloomington-Glen Haven.

Prairie du Chien
The annual Memorial Day parade will kick off Prairie du Chien’s observance of the holiday on Monday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m. The marching units will proceed from the intersection of Blackhawk Avenue and Michigan Street to Beaumont Road and then south to the Fort Crawford Military Cemetery.

All marching units, including the honor guard, Legionnaires, VFW members and all ex-servicemen, Legion and VFW Auxiliaries, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, patriotic organizations, school children carrying flowers and flags, Bluff View School band and the Prairie du Chien High School band are requested to assemble at the FirstMerit Bank parking lot no later than 10:15 a.m. Monday.

Mon
23
May

Dairy royalty to be named


Crawford County Dairy Royalty judging took place at Peoples State Bank in Prairie du Chien May 14. Pictured are 2015-16 Present Dairy Royalty (front row, from left) Crawford County Dairy Princess Attendant Amari McCarthy, Crawford County Dairy Little Miss Squirt Lindsey Nolan and Crawford County Dairy Princess Mary Jo Cody; (back row) Dairy Princess candidate Emily Steger, Little Miss Squirt candidates Grace Callahan and Darci Jelinek and Dairy Princess candidate Brooke Nagel. (Photo by Tammy Nolan)

The Crawford County June Dairy Month Kick-Off Banquet will be held on Sunday, May 29 at the United Methodist Fellowship Hall, Eastman. The night will kick off at 7 p.m., with a cheese and cracker social where attendees can meet the candidates for the Crawford County Dairy Royalty contests. A spaghetti and chicken Alfredo dinner prepared by the Eastman United Methodist Church will follow at 7:30 p.m.

The program is filled with lots of delightful dairy tidbits, from the dairy promotion report, the introduction of the dairy breakfast host family and the honorary Dairy Month chairpersons, to the final messages from the 2015 Crawford County Dairy Royalty. This year’s candidates will present their prepared dairy speech as they are introduced, followed by the coronation of the 2016 Crawford County Dairy Princess and Little Miss Squirt, along with their attendants.

Mon
23
May

Eastman Wastewater Upgrade

 

Eastman wastewater treatment 

facility project moving forward

By Ted Pennekamp

 

In March, the village of Eastman requested approval from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to upgrade its wastewater treatment facility. Approval has been granted and the project is moving forward.

Mon
23
May

Seneca Girls Win


Seneca’s Haley Wall gets ready to rifle in a pitch with a Kickapoo runner on third base. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Alivia Salinas hits the ball to left-center against visiting Kickapoo Friday afternoon in Ridge and Valley softball action.

 

Seneca girls 

top Kickapoo

The Seneca High School softball team easily defeated visiting Kickapoo 14-9 in a Ridge and Valley contest Friday afternoon.

Seneca improved its record to 15-8 overall and 10-4 in conference action. 

Kickapoo fell to 3-14 on the season and 2-11 in the Ridge and Valley.

Mon
23
May

Seneca Boys Win


Seneca’s Noah Allan lets fly as the Kickapoo runner heads for third base. Allan struck out nine Kickapoo batters. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Jared Payne of Seneca plays defense as the Kickapoo runner dances off of first in Ridge and Valley action Friday in Seneca.

Gavin Greene gets a jump off of first base versus Kickapoo Friday afternoon.

 

Seneca 

boys cruise 

past Kickapoo

Seneca jumped out to an early lead on Kickapoo and captured a 9-2 victory on Friday at Seneca High School. 

The game was decided quickly as Seneca exerted its will early with five runs in the first three innings. 

Mon
23
May

Gervase A. “Gerry” Arndt

 

 Gervase A. “Gerry” Arndt, 98, formerly of Markham, Ill., Framingham, Mass. and Chelmsford, Mass., passed away on May 19, at the Life Care Center in Billerica, Mass. He was the husband of the late Marie M. (Stoehr) Arndt, who passed away in 1987.

Born in Kendall, Wis. on March 28, 1918, he was a son of the late Walter W. and Myrtle (Abbott) Arndt. 

Mon
23
May

Ethel Laufer

 

Ethel Laufer, 88, of McGregor, Iowa died Friday, May 20, at Gundersen Health Systems in La Crosse. 

Ethel was the daughter of Clarence and Edna (Drahn) Henkes and was born on Feb. 21, 1928 in McGregor, Iowa. She graduated from McGregor High School in 1946. Ethel was united in marriage with Donald LeRoy Laufer on April 16, 1948 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in McGregor, Iowa. Six children were born to this union, Donald Jr., Susan, Lynn, Mark, Karen and Michael. Ethel was a homemaker for her family. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, cooking and gardening in her younger years. Most of all, Ethel enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. 

Fri
20
May

Elmer Dirksen

 

Elmer Dirksen, 85, of Eastman passed away Thursday, May 19, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, after a brief illness. 

He was born Aug. 19, 1930 in Lennox, S.D. the son of Henry and Fannie (Mundhenke) Dirksen. He married Mary Ann Kelly on Feb. 7, 1957 in Bryant, S.D. Elmer loved farming and tending animals. He was a good mechanic and enjoyed fishing. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be sadly missed by all. 

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