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Mon
02
Dec

Local 9 year old Scout achieves his mission, sells $5,200 of popcorn

scout
Cub Scout Wesley Mink sold over $5,200 in popcorn this year to earn the “Top Seller” title in his district. He also outsold all the Scouts in the Gateway Area Council. He earned an Apple iPad Mini, among other incentives, for his efforts.

By Correne Martin

Every October, the Cub Scouts of Prairie du Chien endeavor to sell popcorn as their major fundraiser for the year. For the past three years, Wesley Mink, a 9 year old diagnosed with autism and epilepsy, has made it his mission to attain the title of “Top Seller” in his district. Each year, with the support of his grandmother, Debbie Mink, Wesley has spent many hours going door-to-door, trying to sell more than he did the year before.

This year, Wesley, a Webelos in Den 12, was successful in securing the title of “Top Seller” for the Seven Rivers District in the Gateway Area Council. He sold popcorn to 217 customers for a total of $5,216, which was over and above his closest competitor by $2,400. Wesley’s total in sales also surpassed both of the top sellers in each of the remaining districts that make up the Gateway Area Council; Soaring Eagle: $2,893 and Winding Trails: $4,052.

Mon
02
Dec

Antoine takes seventh

 

Prairie du Chien’s Antoine races 

to seventh in first World Cup event of season

The Olympic season commenced with the first World Cup event in Calgary, Canada, the site of the 1988 Winter Olympics. On Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29 and 30, the U.S. National Bobsled and Skeleton team participated in highly contested races that set the pace for the races leading up to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. After sweeping the skeleton selection races, Matt Antoine hoped to do well.

Mon
02
Dec

Wyalusing Academy lawsuit

Wyalusing Academy
A mother whose son was paralyzed at Wyalusing Academy has filed a lawsuit.

 

Mother files lawsuit on 

behalf of son paralyzed at Wyalusing Academy

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The mother of a boy paralyzed following an incident at Wyalusing Academy June 24 and June 25, 2013 filed a lawsuit on Nov. 19 in Crawford County Circuit Court seeking monetary relief in amounts to be determined at trial.

Mon
02
Dec

Margaret Nimbar

 

Margaret Mae Nimbar, 90, formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Benedictine Manor in La Crosse. 

She was born May 13, 1923 in Butler S.D., the daughter of Alvro and Vella (Parrot) Klebe. Her family later relocated to Aberdeen S.D. where she was a graduate of Aberdeen Central High School in 1942. She married Mervin E. Nimbar on Jan. 16, 1946 in Aberdeen, S.D.  She served as “Pink Lady” at St. Luke’s Hospital of Aberdeen, S.D. She later worked for the Army Civilian Corps as a “WOW” Women Ordinance Worker and from 1944 to 1946 for the Milwaukee Road Railroad. 

Mon
02
Dec

Glen Myers

 

 Glen J. Myers, 82, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. 

He was born Aug. 2, 1931 in Beetown Township, the son of Russell and Catherine (Neis) Myers. Glen graduated Bloomington High School in 1949. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1951, and served for four years. Glen married Margaret A. O’Connor on Nov. 3, 1954 and together they farmed in Bloomington Township. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and American Legion Post #5 of Patch Grove.

Fri
29
Nov

Daniel Ames

Daniel Ames

 

Daniel Warren Ames, 65, passed away on Nov. 14, at Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas following an acute illness. 

Fri
29
Nov

Rose M. Trautsch

 

Rose M. Trautsch, 93, of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 

She was born Sept. 15, 1920 in Eastman, the daughter of Frank and Clara (Sprosty) Mezera. She married Lyle Trautsch on Oct. 15, 1940 in Eastman. He preceded her in death on October 12, 1993. Together they farmed in the Seneca area. Rose also worked in food service for the Seneca Public School for over 20 years. She was well known in the area for making wedding cakes and she enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She was a loving wife, mother, mother- in-law and grandmother and will be sadly missed by all. 

Fri
29
Nov

Ilene Hausler

 

Ilene A. Hausler, 80, of rural Wauzeka passed away on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Boscobel Area Health Care in Boscobel.

She was born on Oct. 29, 1933 in Mason City, Iowa, the daughter of Wayne and Helen (Lundgren) Schollian. She married Fred Hausler on Sept. 17, 1955 at the Congregational Church in Lancaster. 

Tue
26
Nov

A fulfilling Thanksgiving your pets can enjoy too

‘Tis the season for friends, family and holiday feasts—but also for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic drink.

Check out the following tips from American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) experts for a fulfilling Thanksgiving that your pets can enjoy, too.

Talkin’ Turkey
If you decide to feed your pet a little nibble of turkey, make sure it’s boneless and well-cooked. Don't offer her raw or undercooked turkey, which may contain salmonella bacteria.

Mon
25
Nov

Prairie boys basketball

Prairie basketball
Prairie du Chien’s Cheng Chen looks for an open route to the basket around West Salem’s Sam Miller in the third quarter Friday night. (Photo by Nate Beier)

 

West Salem 

turns back 

Prairie du Chien

West Salem bested visiting Prairie du Chien 57-32 in high school boys’ basketball action Friday night. 

West Salem jumped out to an 11-7 first-quarter lead. 

West Salem then took a 21-13 halftime advantage. 

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