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Mon
06
Oct

Francis Harry Peters

 

Francis Harry Peters, 82, of Monona, Iowa died Wednesday, Oct. 1, at his home. 

He was born Jan. 11, 1932 to Harry and Freida (Hertrampf) Peters on the home farm in Linton Township, rural Monona. Francis graduated eighth grade from country school and went right into farming.

Mon
06
Oct

Clement R. Wachuta, Sr.

 

 Clement R. Wachuta, Sr., 89, of Prairie du Chien, passed from this life on Friday, Oct. 3, after a brief bout with pneumonia, with loving family members by his side. 

Born in Prairie du Chien on Dec. 15, 1924, Clem is the son of Edward V. and Helen C. (Lechnir) Wachuta. He was preceded in death by his beloved sister Dorothy (Walter “Bob”) Folbrecht and brother Robert (Donna St. Jacques) Wachuta of Fort Atkinson.

Mon
06
Oct

Dianne G. (Zinkle) Bird

 

Dianne G. (Zinkle) Bird, 80, of Seneca passed away Friday, Oct. 3, at Bluffview Memory Care in Holmen. 

She was born Aug. 8, 1934 the daughter of Aloysius and Gertrude (Schmidt) Zinkle. She married the love of her life, Ronnie Bird, on Oct. 19, 1953, in Boscobel. They farmed in the Seneca area since 1960. Her goal in life was to serve others. Family and friends knew this better than most. She looked forward to family milestones, deer hunting and Christmas; because family would surround her. She taught love and patience and was an excellent example of how a wife and mother should live.

Wed
01
Oct

Lawrence "Jack" N. Colsch

 

 Lawrence “Jack” N. Colsch, 89, of Richland Center died Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Tomah Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Wed
01
Oct

PdC volleyball


Prairie’s Jamie Kozelka pounds the ball back to River Valley Tuesday night. (Photos by Todd Knapp)

Maria Skemp pops the ball over the outstetched arms of the River Valley player.

Courtney Pattison tries to get the ball past the River Valley defense Tuesday night.

 

River Valley 

stops Prairie girls

River Valley bested visiting Prairie du Chien three games to none in an SWC volleyball match Tuesday night. 

River Valley won by scores of 25-16, 25-17 and 25-13. 

Maria Skemp had 9 kills for Prairie du Chien. Courtney Pattison had 1 block and Paige Rickleff had 1 block. Pattison had 3 aces. Pattison also had 15 assists. 

Wed
01
Oct

Voter ID

 

Municipal clerks, websites have 

information about new voter ID law

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
01
Oct

SMRT Bus receives $25,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation

The Otto Bremer Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to the La Crosse County Aging Unit to support the SMRT Bus Regional Transit Service in providing accessible, efficient, and affordable public transportation for elderly/disabled residents, workers and the general public. The SMRT Bus is great to use to get to work, medical appointments, classes, shopping, or just sightseeing. The SMRT Bus has daily scheduled stops at hospitals and clinics, shopping centers, large employers, and technical colleges and universities.

“This is another example of the partnerships that make this regional transit system successful and encourage its continued growth,” said Peter Fletcher of the Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission. Fletcher and Noreen Holmes, director of the La Crosse County Aging Unit, collaborated on writing and securing this grant.

Wed
01
Oct

Man flees deputies, gets away, but incident leads to arrest of Gays Mills woman

On Sept. 28 at 1:07 a.m., a Crawford County deputy and the Crawford County K-9 Unit attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 2007 Ford Taurus being operated by Mark McKibbin, 28, Gays Mills, on Highway 171 near Sunrise Orchard.

McKibbin pulled off to the side of the road and fled on foot into the apple orchard and down into a corn field. The K-9 Unit tracked McKibbin for some time until tracking was canceled for safety reasons. McKibbin’s vehicle was towed from the scene and charges for obstructing an officer will be referred to the district attorney along with several traffic citations.

Deputies attempted to locate McKibbin at his residence hours later. McKibbin was not located. However, Stacy Connor, 28, Gays Mills, was arrested on several outstanding warrants from two counties.

Wed
01
Oct

Save three lives, in just one hour


Prairie du Chien resident and longtime blood donor Nick Nugent chats with the nurse as his blood donation process wraps up on Sept. 15. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Charlie Johll, of rural Prairie du Chien, has donated blood for 40 years. He will reach 23 gallons given in April.

By Correne Martin

If you’ve never donated blood, you’re missing out on the opportunity to save a life. In fact, by giving one hour or less of your time at a blood drive, you could save up to three lives.

“How else can you save three lives within one hour?” pointed out Dennis Kirschbaum, a Prairie du Chien resident who has been donating since 1972 and is working on 18 gallons contributed. “If there was a problem with it, you wouldn’t keep going back. I’ve always had a positive experience. And if you can save lives by donating, why wouldn’t you want to give?

“There’s such a tremendous need for it and there’s really nothing to it,” noted 90-year-old Jack Mulrooney, a lifelong Prairie du Chien resident and donor.

Take it from those who donate: It’s simple, it’s painless and it’s a rewarding experience you’ll always value and want to continue.

Mon
29
Sep

Blackhawk cross country


Prairie du Chien’s Karson Prodzinski leads Hillsboro’s Skyler Fisher as the pair close in on the two-mile marker during the Fennimore Relays on Saturday. Prodzinski finished the race with a time of 21:02.8. (Photos by Nate Beier)

Nick Johnson trails Lodi’s Nathan Taylor after the opening 500 meters on the Fennimore cross country course. Johnson finished with at time of 19:54.

 

Prairie du Chien 

runners at Fennimore

The Prairie du Chien cross country team competed in the Vince Lease Eagle Relays in Fennimore on Saturday. 

The Prairie du Chien girls competed in the junior varsity event. 

The Prairie du Chien boys had a combined time of 101:04 to take sixth out of seven teams. 

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