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Marian C. Frey

 

Marian C. Frey, 98, of Wauzeka passed away Friday, March 13, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born March 7, 1917 in Hales Corner, the daughter of Theodore and Barbara (Wanasek) Blattner. She married Severin Frey on Sept. 23, 1936 in Waukesha County. He preceded her in death on March 2, 1993. She was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wauzeka. 

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16
Mar

Parks and rec Drama Hawks Junior put on spring play March 20

By Correne Martin

The Prairie du Chien Parks and Recreation Department Drama Club—Drama Hawks Junior—will perform a family friendly play, “The Snow Queen,” on Friday, March 20, at 7 p.m., in the Prairie du Chien High School Theater.

This adaptation of “The Snow Queen,” written by Lynn Brittney, is based on the original fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. The story, according to Director Luana Stiemke, is that of a sun queen who becomes cold and gets a piece of an evil spirit’s mirror in her heart, freezing her heart like a block of ice. There’s a foretelling that a child can help bring her back to her old self again, so she begins looking for a child who can do just that and also put her mirror back together. When one of two siblings, Kai, is taken by the snow queen, his sister Gerda tries to rescue him, going through her share of trials along the way. Overall, the story centers on the struggle between good and evil as experienced by Gerda and Kai.

Mon
16
Mar

Sen. Shilling announces local budget listening sessions

With a looming $2.2 billion deficit, Wisconsin’s upcoming state budget has many families and business owners concerned about the future. In order to provide local residents an opportunity to learn about Governor Walker’s budget and comment on his proposals, Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) will be holding several listening sessions throughout the region.

Prairie du Chien will be one of the host locations where a listening session will be held Friday, March 20, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Prairie du Chien City Hall community room.

Soldiers Grove will also host a listening session on Friday, March 20, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the community center and public library community room.

Mon
16
Mar

City, True Value complete deal for new hardware store


Gathering to make the new Nelson True Value deal official were Duane Rogers, of the Redevelopment Authority; Jacob Kanis, Nelson True Value; City Administrator Aaron Kramer, and Dan Kanis, Nelson True Value.

 The city of Prairie du Chien and Nelson Agri-Center, LLC, officially signed a developer’s agreement and land sale agreement, which will result in a new Nelson True Value hardware store being constructed in the Block 43 site, north of Walgreens, this year. Work on the site will commence as soon as next week, with a targeted completion date of Nov. 1.

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16
Mar

Energy saving projects


The current high school kiln area in the art room is congested with student projects and is unsafe. The new area will allow for a dedicated clay/ceramics area that will give the art program much more flexibility.

 

Several building upgrades 

scheduled for Prairie du Chien School District

The Prairie du Chien Public School District is in the process of doing a number of small projects across the district that will result in the avoidance of, or reduction in, energy costs or operational costs. 

Mon
16
Mar

Special CWD testing hunt ends

 

85 deer sent in for CWD testing,

samples taken from near Harpers Ferry

Final samples are being submitted for testing for Chronic Wasting Disease after the close of a special collection period for whitetail deer in Allamakee County March 15. Landowners and regular season deer hunters took part in the collection over the past three weeks near Harper’s Ferry. That came after three deer from the area tested positive for CWD in the 2014 hunting season. One 2013 sample, from the same area, also showed positive.

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Mar

Juanita Tully

 

Juanita Tully, 93, of Bridgeport, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, at Crossing Rivers health care in Prairie du Chien.

She was born on May 17, 1921 in the Township of Clayton, Crawford County to Chris and Eva (Gorman) Flynn. She lived for many years in the Prairie du Chien area. She worked at numerous restaurants in Prairie du Chien. She liked to be outdoors and, until last year, she had a large vegetable garden. She also like to crochet and knit. She loved cats and rehabilitated many strays.

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13
Mar

Margy M. Mohr

 

Margy M. Mohr, 86, of rural Wauzeka passed away Thursday, March 12, at Crossing Rivers Healthcare in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born Feb. 15, 1929 in Blue River, the daughter of Amos and Carrie (Milham) Bartels. She was united in marriage to Reuben Mohr on July 1, 1947 in Blue River. Together they farmed in the Wauzeka area. Margy enjoyed bowling, her grandchildren, great grandchildren and all the children she babysat. One of her favorite pastimes was playing softball at Bush Ball Park. 

Fri
13
Mar

William Francis Olinger, Esq.

 

 William Francis Olinger, Esq., 76, of Sanibel, Fla. died Feb. 25, at Health Park Memorial Center, Fort Myers, Fla. after a short battle with lung cancer. 

He was born on Sept. 16, 1938 in Waterloo, Iowa, a son of Ermin and Augusta (Schares) Olinger. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School, University of Iowa, class of 1960, University of Iowa School of Law, class of 1964 with a Juris Doctorate. He served in the Marines Corps. He was a founding partner of Olinger, Sosalla & McManus and later his own firm William F. Olinger P.C. He was inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocacy.

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11
Mar

Railroad double crossovers


Employees of Meyer Construction of Maple Grove, Minn. work at the site of a double crossover near Spring Lake Restaurant Tuesday morning. The double crossover will allow for trains to pass each other farther apart and with increased efficiency and safety.

 

High speed crossover being constructed on 

railway near County N to be one of several in the area

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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