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Clement L. Stram

 

 Clement L. Stram, 83, of Prairie du Chien passed away Sunday, April 3, at his home surrounded by his family after a brief illness. 

He was born Nov. 4, 1932 in Prairie du Chien the son of Leo and Birdie (Koecke) Stram. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. Clem married Jacqueline Kasparek on Sept. 27, 1955 at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. He worked at National Decorated Metals and the FS Plant in Prairie du Chien. He later retired after many years with the Crawford County Highway Department. Clem was a renowned fisherman, hunter and trapper. He was a devoted family man and an active member of St. Gabriel’s Parish. 

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Renee Jean (Horstman) Hampton

 

Renee Jean (Horstman) Hampton, 52, Prairie du Chien, died Friday, March 25, at Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse from injuries received in an automobile accident. 

Renee was born June 27, 1963 to Donald Horstman and Mary (Koch) Horstman in Fort Benning, Ga. Renee attended Guttenberg High School. Renee married William (Bill) Hampton on June 27, 2003. Renee had one son from a previous marriage, Philip Reed.

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Alliant Energy plans Grant County electrical outage early on April 7

Alliant Energy has scheduled an electrical outage from midnight to 5 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, affecting these communities: Bagley, Bloomington, Glen Haven, Mount Hope, North Andover and Patch Grove.

Alliant Energy is preparing for a major upgrade to its Bloomington Substation, located on the south side of the village of Bloomington. The company is investing about $3 million into the substation to increase reliability and cover any future growth within Bloomington and surrounding area.

In order to perform the upgrade, Alliant Energy needs to de-energize the substation and transfer the existing customer load to a portable substation. The planned outage is necessary to make this transfer possible.

About 1,650 Alliant Energy electric customers will be impacted by the outage. The company expects the substation project to start in early April with a scheduled completion date in the middle of August.

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Seneca teen injured in crash

Last Monday, March 28, at 10:43 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a one-vehicle crash on Benhardt Ridge Road just east of Trout Pond Road in Seneca Township.

Noah Allen, 16, of Seneca, was traveling west on Benhardt Ridge Road in a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado when he lost control while negotiating a curve due to sand and gravel in the roadway. The vehicle went off the road, struck the north side embankment and overturned before coming to a rest on its tires in the road, blocking both lanes of traffic.

Allan’s vehicle sustained severe damage and was towed from the scene. He sustained minor injuries and was transported by family to Vernon Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The Seneca Fire Department and First Responders, Tri-State Ambulance, Seneca Township and Bob’s Towing assisted.

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PdC Police Department presents annual awards


Chief Chad Abram (front, white) and Lt. Terry Sprosty (back, white) presented Life Saver Awards to these officers (from left): Tony Berg, Ashley Erickson, Gerald Tippery, Kyle Teynor, Josh Hemmer, Max Erickson and Casey Cox. (Submitted photos)

Pictured presenting the Community Partnership Award to Walt Zehr (second from left), supervisor from Gundersen Tri-State EMS, are Lt. Terry Sprosty, Chief Chad Abram and Sgt. Kyle Teynor.

The Prairie du Chien Police and Fire Commission met Wednesday, March 30. As part of the meeting’s business, an awards presentation of the city’s police department took place.
Awards given included:

Officer of the Year—Tony Berg

Life Saver Awards—Josh Hemmer, Gerald Tippery, Kyle Teynor, Ashley Erickson, Max Erickson, Casey Cox and Tony Berg

Community Partnership Award—Gundersen TriState EMS

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Local man dies day after crash from injuries

A Prairie du Chien man died Saturday after he was involved in a rollover crash on the Mondell Hill in Bridgeport Township Friday afternoon, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.

On April 1, at about 4:10 p.m., Merrill McMillin, 83, was driving his 2006 Jeep Liberty south on Highway 27 when he drove off the roadway near Log House Lane, striking the end of a guardrail along the southbound lane, and continued traveling along a steep embankment. The SUV struck the top of a concrete culvert retaining wall, then rolled three times end over end before coming to rest on its wheels in the ditch. McMillin was injured in the crash and transported by Tri-State Ambulance to Crossing Rivers Health.

According to the sheriff’s department, McMillin died the next day in a La Crosse hospital from injuries sustained in the crash.

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Historic walking tour of local sites includes some not usually accessible

By Correne Martin

A brand new PdC Main Street event, Journey Through Time, will offer local citizens, tourists, history lovers and families a free opportunity to walk through many historical buildings in Prairie du Chien, some of which haven’t been open to the public for decades.

Journey through Time is scheduled for Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., during which Prairie du Chien will be one of 16 Wisconsin communities participating in the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s first-ever Downtown Open House promotion. The purpose of the event is to bring tourists and locals to the city to shop, dine, stay and learn, at their own pace, from period-costumed volunteer guides, about 12 historic buildings, churches, museums and interesting sites.

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George Family Foundation contributes $50,000 to library campaign

The Prairie du Chien Memorial Library’s capital campaign has taken another step forward toward raising $1.5 million, thanks to a $50,000 contribution from the George Family Foundation. The project, estimated at $3 million, is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2017. Last year, the city announced a $1.5 million capital campaign to match a $1.5 million contribution to the project by the common council.

“Sometimes, you just have to sit back, when you receive news like this, and realize just how blessed the city of Prairie du Chien and the surrounding area is to have such outstanding philanthropic organizations such as the George Family Foundation,” said City Administrator Aaron Kramer. “Their generous donation has moved us that much closer to our ultimate goal, with groundbreaking approximately one year away. We continue to welcome contributions of any amount to turning this dream into brick, mortar, books and more.”

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Merrill McMillin

 

Merrill McMillin, 83, of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, April 2, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. 

He was born April 16, 1932 in McGregor, Iowa the son of Clarence and Leona (Tangeman) McMillin. He married Margaret Charvat on May 16, 1981 at St. Wenceslaus Church in Eastman. She preceded him in death on July 10, 2011. Merrill worked as a farmer and later as a cheesemaker for Swiss Valley Farms in Monona, Iowa. He was an active member of St. Wenceslaus Church in Eastman. 

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Albena Mary Sutton

 

Albena Mary Sutton, 103, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Thursday, March 31, at Four Winds Manor in Verona, surrounded by family.

She was born Dec. 30, 1912 in Wauzeka, the daughter of Mathias and Mary (Kracha), the seventh child of eleven children. She graduated from Wauzeka High School in 1931 and studied nursing at Prairie Sanitarium in Prairie du Chien until it closed in 1934. Albena married LaVern Sutton on Aug. 26, 1933 at St. Patrick’s Church, Seneca and together they farmed and raised five children until LaVern’s death on Oct. 6, 1956.

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