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Zenith Bunders

 

Edward Carroll Strand, 84, long-time resident of Lynxville, and most recently of Boscobel, passed away Wednesday, March 12, with his family by his side at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, Prairie du Chien. 

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Edward Carroll Strand

 

Edward Carroll Strand, 84, long-time resident of Lynxville, and most recently of Boscobel, passed away Wednesday, March 12, with his family by his side at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, Prairie du Chien. 

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13
Mar

Francis Neises

 

Francis L. Neises, 84, of Monroe, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 5, at Azura Memory Care.

Francis was born May 12, 1929 on his grandfather’s birthday in Glen Haven. He was the son of the late Sylvester and Josephine (Berntgen) Neises.

As a child his family relocated to Kenosha, where he attended St. Mark’s Elementary School, Lincoln Junior High School and was a graduate of Mary D. Bradford High School (Class of 1947). 

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13
Mar

Luane Nack

 

Luane K. Nack, 80, of Oregon, Wis. passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 12 after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Wed
12
Mar

Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital honors outstanding employees


Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital’s CEO Bill Sexton named Cheri Everson (center) Supervisory Employee of the Year and Cheryl McCune (right) Staff Employee of the Year. Both registered nurses, Everson is the clinical coordinator in the surgery department and McCune is in the nursing department.

CFO and Senior Leadership Team member Dave Breitbach (left) and Pharmacist Todd Burkle (center) were recognized by CEO Bill Sexton with Special Recognition Awards for their outstanding service.

Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital’s 2013 Employees of the Year were awarded by CEO Bill Sexton during the hospital’s annual recognition event recently. Registered Nurse Cheri Everson, the clinical coordinator in the surgery department, was named the Supervisory Employee of the Year, and Cheryl McCune, an RN in the nursing department, was denoted the Staff Employee of the Year. Additionally, Special Recognition Awards for outstanding service were presented to CFO Dave Breitbach and Pharmacist Todd Burkle.

Wed
12
Mar

Ostrander designated Officer of the Year

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Investigator Brent Ostrander (left) has been named the Clayton County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. He is pictured with CCLEA officers (from left) Vice President Mitch Seitz, Treasurer Tim Engelhardt, Seargent at Arms Randy Klein.

The Clayton County Law Enforcement Association (CCLEA) has announced Investigator Brent Ostrander of the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office as the 2013 Clayton County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. The announcement follows the 2013 decision by CCLEA members to establish the annual award. All nominations for the award come from peers who work within Clayton County.

Wed
12
Mar

St. Patrick’s Day celebrated in Prairie du Chien

March 15 Prairie du Chien’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 15 at 10 a.m. on Blackhawk Avenue. Olympic Bronze Medalist Matt Antoine will serve as Grand Marshall for the 2014 parade.

“It is the Chamber’s privilege to have Matt as this year’s Grand Marshall,” Chamber president/CEO Bob Moses said.

Royalty for this year’s event are Matt’s parents, King Greg de Julio and Queen Mary Antoine.

All parade participants will begin to assemble at 9 a.m. on St. Feriole Island. Following the parade, many area businesses will join the festivities by serving corned beef and cabbage, green beer and other traditional Irish specialties.

Back by popular demand, Jimmy the Piper will return to Prairie du Chien to perform on bagpipes in the parade and at various sponsoring businesses.  

Wed
12
Mar

Officials aware of heightened train disaster concerns

By Correne Martin and Audrey Posten

Crawford County emergency workers have a pretty good track record of responding to major incidents. But, with an increased number of trains carrying petroleum crude oil through local railroad communities, questions have risen about whether the county is prepared to deal with a potential explosion, large-scale spill or other disaster involving the trains that regularly carry hazardous materials through the area.

According to Roger Martin, who has served as the Crawford County Emergency Management director for 14 years, and worked for the village of Eastman for 13 years prior to that, he can’t recall a major train derailment or disaster, other than flooding, that caused widespread evacuation in the county.

“There have been some individual car derailments, but no product loss, Martin said. “As many trains that go through, we’ve been very lucky.”

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12
Mar

Clayton Township couple’s lives end tragically

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The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department learned Monday evening of an apparent murder-suicide involving Robert and Karen Reagan on County Highway X in rural Clayton Township (Wis). Investigators are following a lead that Karen may have received some troubling health news and that was the motive for why the tragedy occurred. (Photo by Rebecca Eby)

On March 11, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department reported a suspected murder-suicide on County Highway X in rural Clayton Township (Wis). An autopsy was completed on both individuals involved. Preliminary autopsy results along with the evidence gathered at the scene confirmed what investigators initially believed happened.  

On March 10, sometime in the mid-afternoon, Robert J. Reagan, 70, entered his wife’s bedroom where she was in bed. He shot and killed his wife, Karen M. Reagan, 68, with a single gunshot wound to the head.

“It appeared that she may have been asleep when she was killed but we will never know for sure if she was sleeping or awake,” Crawford County Sheriff Dale McCullick said.

At some point after killing his wife, Robert walked out to his driveway and shot and killed himself with a single gunshot to the head with a .357 caliber revolver.

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12
Mar

Antoine coming home

Great Olympics experience
Matt Antoine wears his bronze medal while standing next to Apolo Anton Ohno, an eight-time Olympic medalist in short track speed skating. (Photo by Mary Antoine)

 

Olympics ‘a truly great experience’

Antoine will go for the gold in four more years

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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