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12
Dec

***UPCOMING SANTA SIGHTINGS***

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN—Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making their way through the Holiday Parade in downtown Prairie du Chien on Friday, Dec. 13, at 5:30 p.m. They will be accompanied by numerous floats sponsored by area businesses, organizations and residents. Bundle up and come out for a fun evening.

MARQUETTE—Santa Claus will visit the Driftless Area Wetlands Centre, outside Marquette, on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. Visitors can enjoy goodies, cookies, coffee and hot cocoa, as well as coloring and ornament making. Photo opportunities will also be available.

BAGLEY—Christmas in Bagley will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. Santa will be at the River Road Diner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The candy sale and silent auction will be held in Timmers. The food pantry donations and crafts will be in Luck o’ the Irish. The cookie sale will be held at the River Road Diner. Caroling is set for 7 p.m. and participants should meet at the post office.

Thu
12
Dec

Imogene Mardauss

 

Imogene Matilda (Weighner) Mardauss, 86, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, at Tender Care of Clare, Mich.

Imogene was born Sept. 29, 1927 in Prairie du Chien, to Melvin and Elda Weighner. She attended Prairie du Chien High School and graduated in 1942. She was married to George Mardauss June 12, 1947 in Prairie du Chien and he preceded her in death on Aug. 10, 1997. Mrs. Mardauss was Lutheran and was a past member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Thu
12
Dec

Richard Kilburg

 

 Richard R. “Dick” Kilburg, 79, of Eastman passed away Monday, Dec. 9, at the Prairie Maison Care Center in Prairie du Chien. 

He was born April 15, 1934 in Wauzeka, the son of Alfred and Irene (Schmidt) Kilburg. He served in the U.S. Army and later returned to work on the family farm. Dick was active in the American Legion and did some logging. 

Wed
11
Dec

PdC-WS wrestlers win

 

PdC-WS 

grapplers 

pull out a win

On Tuesday night, the wrestling squad from Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben squared of with visiting Viroqua for a dual meet. The wrestlers from Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben pulled out a 40-39 win.  

Wed
11
Dec

Antoine gets bronze

 

Bronze medal for Antoine

The second 2013-2014 World Cup race for bobsled and skeleton was held Dec. 6 and Dec. 7 at Park City, Utah, the site of the 2002 Winter Olympics. In those Winter Games, the sliding sport of skeleton returned to the Winter Olympics; skelton had not been part of the Winter Olympics since 1948. In 2002, Matt Antoine watched Jimmy Shay win the gold in skeleton for the United States, and Matt was hooked. The following summer, Matt began what would be many years of dedication to medal on the sliding track at Utah Olympic Park. He accomplished that goal this past Friday.

Wed
11
Dec

Bird City

 

Prairie du Chien and 

Ferryville get ‘Bird City Wisconsin’ designations

Three more Wisconsin communities, with populations ranging from 174 to 59,498, have been saluted for their long-term commitment to working with residents to make their neighborhoods a better place for people, birds and other wildlife.

Wed
11
Dec

School Board

 

School district gearing 

up for open enrollment

By Ted Pennekamp

 

During its regular meeting Monday night, the Prairie du Chien School Board approved of spending up to $5,000 on a marketing campaign for promoting the schools of the district for open enrollment. The open enrollment period is from Feb. 3 through April 30. 

Wed
11
Dec

Boxes packed with food, spirit of the season

Students from Prairie du Chien High School and Middle School assisted volunteers from the Prairie du Chien Jaycees in packing boxes full of food and organizing toys for Operation Santa Monday and Tuesday evenings, this week. A total of 213 boxes of food were packed for pick up this Friday by Crawford County families in need. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Wed
11
Dec

Clinic spreads word about its story in reproductive health

staff
The staff at Options Clinic in Prairie du Chien who happily serve local clients every Tuesday includes (from left) Ashlie Thielman, client liaison; Kayleigh Day, reproductive health advocate; and Sarah Frey, nurse practitioner. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

One little known clinic that has been in Prairie du Chien for over 20 years is reaching out into the community to let people know it’s here. Options Clinic, a reproductive health services establishment, serves 6,700 unduplicated clients and reaches about 7,000 students with educational resources each year. Yet there’s still a lack of knowledge about the clinic’s story and the services it provides.

Options Clinic started about 40 years ago in Vernon and La Crosse Counties. Community members came together with a belief that there had to be a less expensive way of family health care in the Coulee region. Specifically, they wanted to provide women with access to family planning and keep her and her children out of poverty. The first clinic started in Viroqua in 1972.

Mon
09
Dec

John L. Koresh

 

John L. Koresh, 88 of Floyd, Iowa, formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Nora Springs Care Center in Nora Springs, Iowa, surrounded by his family. 

John was born on Dec. 14, 1924, in Prairie du Chien to John and Sophie (Pintz) Koresh, and was the last living of eleven children.

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