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A Look Back: 150th Blake’s Prairie Fair is here


Elephants occupied the grandstand area from Sept. 9 to 11, 1908, as many attendees watched close by.

The exhibits are always a prominent part of the fair, bringing in participants from local youth groups. Anyone can walk through these items features in the exhibit hall. Pictured are two women viewing some of the items years ago.

By Rachel Mergen

 

“It is your fair. Make it a great success this year,” John M. Kipper and Oscar Knapp, president and secretary, respectively, of the 1920 Blake’s Prairie Fair, stated when publishing their line up almost a century ago. Since then, much has changed with how the Bloomington fair operates. Yet, when the fair celebrates its 150th year July 13 to 16, it will still be the people’s fair, a time to celebrate and enjoy the community.

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10
Jul

War of 1812 battle rages in Prairie du Chien


A member of the United States forces fires at the British during the War of 1812 Reenactment on the Villa Louis grounds in Prairie du Chien Sunday afternoon. The battle, fought on the same grounds, from July 17 to July 20, 1814, was the only War of 1812 battle fought on what would later become Wisconsin soil. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The British forces fire their three-pound cannon at Fort Shelby Sunday afternoon.
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10
Jul

Norma Jean Herreid

 

Norma Jean Herreid, 86, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Tuesday, July 4, at Crossing Rivers Health, Prairie du Chien. 

 

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07
Jul

Robert Louis Lawlor

 

In loving memory of Robert Lawlor, beloved husband, father and grandfather.

 

Robert Louis Lawlor, 90, passed away peacefully on May 5, in Naples, Fla.

 

Thu
06
Jul

Herman Lee Cathman

 

Herman Lee Cathman, 88, of Lancaster, formerly of Bagley, passed away Friday, June 30, at Atrium Post Acute Care.

 

Thu
06
Jul

Mercedes A. Lang

 

Mercedes A. Lang, 93, of Wauzeka, passed away Wednesday, July 5, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

 

Thu
06
Jul

Julia Lansing

 

Julia Lansing, 80, of Mt. Hope, passed away Friday, June 30, at the Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, following a brief illness. 

 

According to Julia’s wishes there will be no formal funeral services.  A private family interment will be in the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery in Ossian, Iowa.

Thu
06
Jul

David J. Breitbach

 

David J. Breitbach, 60, of McGregor, Iowa, formerly of Dubuque, died Thursday, June 29, at the UW Hospital and Clinics, Madison, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. 

 

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05
Jul

John L. Dorpat

 

John L. Dorpat, 70, of Prairie du Chien, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 24. 

 

John was born in Milwaukee on Aug. 15, 1946, to Robert H. and June G. (Minkin) Dorpat. He married Charleene Langlois on Oct. 27, 1967. They later divorced. John had a caring heart and helped others in need. John loved his dogs, feeding wild birds, and tending to his flowers.

Wed
05
Jul

Boat stolen from private landing

On Saturday, June 24, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department investigated the theft of a boat from a private boat landing located on Tavern Road in the township of Clayton. The theft occurred sometime after May 29. The boat is described as an all green 14-foot aluminum flat-bottom.

The Crawford County Crime Stoppers urges anyone having information about this or any other crimes to call 326-8933 or (866) 779-PAYS.

Anyone calling either of these numbers with a Crime Stoppers tip will remain anonymous and a reward of up to $1,000 will be paid for a tip which solves a crime with an arrest, charges being filed and/or recovery of stolen property.

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