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Wed
09
Apr

Wauzeka-Steuben baseball

Hornets take on Bulldogs
Wauzeka-Steuben’s Lucas Klema delivers a pitch against visiting Ithaca Monday afternoon in Ridge and Valley baseball action. The Bulldogs went on to defeat the Hornets 7-0. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)
Wed
09
Apr

Shrubs suffer winter kill

Shrubs turn brown
Numerous shrubs in and around Prairie du Chien have turned brown due to winter kill, especially those on the south side of buildings.

 

A lot of shrubs in the area sustained winter kill

By Ted Pennekamp

 

For anyone driving around Prairie du Chien in recent days it becomes readily apparent that there are numerous shrubs that are brown and appear to be dead. 

Tue
08
Apr

June Gleich

 

June Gleich, a resident of Lexington, S.C., died Jan. 6, in Lexington. 

She was born in Prairie du Chien on June 19, 1921, to Lawrence and Olga (Potratz) Kieser. 

A graveside service, with military honors, will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, April 29, at 9 a.m. A memorial service will follow at Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com, where a full obituary on Mrs. Gleich can be found.

Mon
07
Apr

Rita Lester

 

Rita Lester of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday April 5, at the Prairie Maison Healthcare Center. 

Mon
07
Apr

Jeanne Novey

 

Jeanne M. Novey, 87, of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, April 4, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 

She was born April 3, 1927 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Clarence and Wilhelmina (Campbell) Welsch. She married Edward Novey on Nov. 30, 1946 at St. John’s Church in Prairie du Chien. He preceded her in death on June 11, 1990. Jeanne was devoted to her family and over the years enjoyed hosting many holidays and family events. Jeanne loved playing cards, fishing and was an avid Wisconsin Badger, Green Bay Packer and Tiger Woods fan.

Mon
07
Apr

Ritters celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Sam and Marsha Ritter, of Prairie du Chien, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 11 with family and a trip to Ireland. Sam and Marsha were married April 11, 1964, at Free Methodist Church in Waterloo. Sam is retired from the CN Railroad after 44 years. Marsha is retired from Ameriprise Financial. Their family includes Jeff and Sue Ritter, of Prairie du Chien, and Michele and Tim Hanson, of Waterloo. They have five grandchildren, Chelsey and Carley Ritter, of Prairie du Chien, and Whitney, Katelyn and Sam Hanson, of Waterloo.

Mon
07
Apr

Klemas honor 50 years of marriage

John “Jack” and Virginia (Breuer) Klema, Eastman, celebrated their 50th anniversary earlier this year. Jack and Virginia were married at Holy Mary Help of Christians Church, Glen Haven, on Jan. 7, 1964. They have six children, Don, Chris (Nissa), Dan (Maria), Carolyn, Kevin and Pat; and 10 grandchildren. The couple will celebrate their anniversary with a get-together at the Wauzeka Century Hall, April 12 at 5:30 p.m.

Mon
07
Apr

Burke and other Democratic candidates featured at forum April 16 in Wauzeka

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke will be accompanied by a host of other Democratic candidates at a public forum on Wednesday, April 16, at 6 p.m. at Century Hall, 213 E. Front St., Wauzeka. The public is welcome to attend this South West Education Association hosted event.

Prior to the forum, attendees are invited to enjoy a brat feed at 5 p.m. and socialize with the candidates, including Burke. The forum will start at 6 and is anticipated to last a couple of hours.
In addition to Burke, those sharing in the rally will include:

Senator Jennifer Shilling, District 32;
Pete Flesch, candidate for Assembly District 96;
Pat Bomhack, candidate for Assembly District 51;
Ernie Wittwer, candidate for Senate District 17; and
All three Democrats running for Attorney General: Ismael Ozanne, Jon Richards and Susan Happ.

For more information, please call (608) 348-2234, ext. 3.

Mon
07
Apr

Possible inappropriate conduct by Crawford County employee being investigated

During an emergency meeting of the Crawford County Personnel Committee April 2, the committee voted unanimously to hire Attorney William E. Morgan to investigate allegations of conduct by a county employee that may be contrary to county personnel policies, or otherwise inappropriate. Morgan is to report his investigative findings to the Personnel Committee along with any recommendation he may have for corrective action.

Personnel Committee members present were Greg Russell, Wade Dull and Mary Jane Faas. County Board Chairman Pete Flesch, along with Finance Committee members Duane Rogers and Tom Cornford were also present.

Mon
07
Apr

Traffic stop leads to cocaine arrest

On April 2 at 11:45 p.m., a Crawford County Sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired registration plates.  

This vehicle was stopped at East Blackhawk Avenue and Saint Lo Drive in the city of Prairie du Chien. Driving the vehicle was Erin M. Peterson, 22, McGregor, and her passenger Nathaniel Bueno, 29, Postville. Deputies located drug paraphernalia on Bueno’s person, that he admitted he used for smoking “crack” cocaine. Bueno was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cocaine.  

Assisting the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department were the Prairie du Chien Police Department and Clayton County’s K9 Unit.

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