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Antoine earns bronze in St. Moritz

Antoine earns bronze
Tomass Dukurs, Martins Dukurs and Matt Antoine stand on the victory podium Friday.

 

Antoine slides 

to Bronze at St. Moritz

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German girl tackles football, wrestling at River Ridge

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Felicitas Heiland

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Perhaps it is not unheard of anymore if a girl participates in high school football or wrestling, but a River Ridge foreign exchange student from Germany is doing both. 

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Immunization clinic hours set for January

The January public health office hours and immunization clinic in Gays Mills are scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Gays Mills Community Building.

To prevent the spreading of the whooping cough disease, Tdap is available free to everyone. Immunizations are free to children age 18 and under, who do not have insurance, who are on Medicaid/BadgerCare, or who have insurance that does not pay for immunizations.

No appointments are necessary for these clinic times. If you are unable to fit one of the following clinics into your schedule, please call 326-0229 or (800) 207-4774 to schedule an appointment.

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South Korea offers free book to Korean War veterans

To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War, the Wisconsin Departments of Military Affairs and Veterans Affairs are partnering to distribute a special book to those veterans who served in that conflict.

“Korea Reborn: A Grateful Nation Honors War Veterans for 60 Years of Growth” is available for free to Korean War Veterans or family members as a gift of gratitude from the Korean government. The hardbound, full-color, 175-page commemorative is provided to honor these great veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.

Nearly 1.8 million Americans served in Korea from 1950 to 1953, and over 36,000 were killed. More than 132,000 men and women from Wisconsin served in the war. Today, there are over 40,000 Korean War veterans living in Wisconsin.

The book was published in Salt Lake City and was paid for by the South Korean public and private sectors. The free book is available to be picked up at the following locations:

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Four new personnel fill vacancies on Prairie du Chien Fire Department

By Correne Martin

The Prairie du Chien Police and Fire Commission approved, at its Jan. 9 meeting, the hiring of four new fire department personnel.

According to Fire Chief Harry Remz, there were six vacancies in the Prairie du Chien Fire Department.

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Peoples State Bank gives $100,000 to hospital foundation

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Just before the holidays, members of the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital Foundation and hospital leadership joined together to thank Peoples State Bank for their major gift to the capital campaign. Pictured (from left) are Paul Ginkel, hospital board chair; Sasha Dull, foundation director; Mark Forsythe, president of Peoples State Bank; Duane Rogers, senior vice president of Peoples State Bank; Fred Huebsch, foundation board chair; Maria Brummel, foundation board member; Bill Sexton, hospital chief executive officer.

Peoples State Bank recently made a major contribution toward the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital Foundation’s capital campaign. Peoples State Bank’s gift of $100,000 will help to fund the construction of the new state-of-the-art hospital, which will serve the region of southwest Wisconsin and northeast Iowa.

Fred Huebsch, foundation board president, commended the bank for the great level of involvement and support they provide to the region.

“As a locally-owned bank, Peoples supports our communities at a truly extraordinary level. The foundation board and I thank Peoples State Bank for their investment toward the new hospital project, which will have a great and lasting impact on our communities,” Huebsch said.

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New Crawford County Fairest to be named Jan. 24

The Crawford County Fairest of the Fair Gala will be held in Eastman on Friday, Jan. 24, at the Friendship Hall of the Eastman United Methodist Church on Main Street. The pre-gala reception will start at 6 p.m. and include music and a dessert auction preview. The dinner and awards gala start at 7 p.m., followed by the fundraising dessert auction. Dinner is being provided by the Steuben River Runners.

Tickets can be purchased at the UW-Extension office in Prairie du Chien or they can be reserved by calling the office at 326-0223.

This year’s contestants in the Crawford County Fairest of the Fair will be Sarah Achenbach and Mikaela Baker. Marie Achenbach is also running to be the Crawford County Future Fairest of the Fair. The Fairest of the Fair and her attendant will be announced at the gala.

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Crawford County Fairest takes Wisconsin crown

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Crawford County Fairest of the Fair Kaitlyn Riley, of Mt. Zion, was named the 2014 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair at the 91st Annual Convention of Fairs held at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Riley will now embark on a year of promotions and appearances around the state as the official hostess of the Wisconsin State Fair, the first from Crawford County. (Submitted photo)

By Correne Martin

Crawford County Fairest of the Fair Kaitlyn Riley went into Wednesday’s 2014 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair competition at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells feeling it was a long shot to attain the title of the 48th Wisconsin Fairest. She was up against 39 other contestants from all over the state who were just as deserving of the honor.

“It’s a competition, but we all became friends,” she said, “so I think we were all just happy to be there and excited about what a wonderful opportunity we had been given.”

But by the end of the night, Kaitlyn was named to the top 10 and the top five, eventually emerging as the winner of the crown, the sash and the title. She will now embark on a year of promotions and appearances around the state as the official hostess of the Wisconsin State Fair, the first in Crawford County’s six-year history in the program.

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Pretty in pink: New Year’s baby has arrived


Proud mama Angela Benish shows off her new bundle of joy Jaelynn. (Photo by Caitlin Bittner)

By Caitlin Bittner

On the coldest day in January, a precious new baby girl was welcomed into the world at Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, and her name is Jaelynn.
Jaelynn Autumn Faulkner was born through an emergency C-section on Monday Jan. 6, 2014, at 9:58 a.m.

Mom Angela Benish and dad Josey Faulkner were happy to hold their new daughter who was 7 pounds, 5 ounces and 19.8 inches long.

The family’s doctor who oversaw the process was Dr. Robert Key.

Being Angela’s third child, Jaelynn will join two siblings, Brittany, 15, and Tyler, 13, at home in Monona, Iowa.

With a lot of family birthdays in December, Jaelynn almost ending up sharing her birthday with someone, including her sister Brittany.

“She just had to have her own day,” Angela commented, who wished Jaelynn could have arrived on a somewhat warmer day. “I was even hoping she’d come before the end of the year.”

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"Fun"-Raising Follies an entertaining dream to benefit Sculpture Park


Aunt Marianne LaBuche, Prairie du Chien’s first female doctor, walked about the “Little Theatre” in the Prairie du Chien High School and told audience members about herself while they were waiting for the “Fun”-Raising Follies to start on Saturday night. LaBuche was played by Sarah Ronnevik-Barootian.

Keep your eyes on the road if you’re driving with “Seven Little Girls and Fred.”

Dan Harwood wonders why his wife, who later accompanied him on the Johnny and June Carter song “Jackson,” just can’t love him like his dog does.

Assisting Cindy Hertrampf with her song “Looking Through the Eyes of Love” were the Dream Dancers including Mike McCoy, Tom Nelson, Mike Valley, Kurt Jorgenson, Eric Temte (left), Ken Stoeffler (center) and Dave Hemmer (right).

In the spirit of the season, (front, from left) Eric Temte, Norb Aschom, (back) Terri Connell, Nancy Becker and Cathy Swenson sang “Let it Snow.” (Photos by Caitlin Bittner)

Nick Barootian offers his advice that all men marry “up” with the help of the song “Take a Sparkly Pair of Eyes.”

Uncle Cletus, played by Mike McCoy, told the audience how he learned to tell time by lifting a cow’s utter.

The grand finale of the follies featured the entire cast of the show in one big performance starting with the Kazoo marching band and ending with a bow from the show’s hosts Cindy Hertrampf, Tom Nelson and Mike McCoy. After the show’s conclusion, it was announced that fans could look forward to future follies, which you will not want to miss.

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