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Wed
02
Apr

Saferide Program

 

Crawford County Tavern 

League hopes to start Saferide

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Members of the Crawford County Tavern League have been working hard toward implementing the Saferide Program in order to make the county’s roads safer. 

Tue
01
Apr

Loren D. Sullivan

 

Loren D. Sullivan, Plano, Texas died March 12, at the age of 84. Services were held March 25 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

 
Tue
01
Apr

Richard "Dick" Loren Tyler

 

 Richard “Dick” Loren Tyler, 71, of La Crosse and formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away on Sunday, March 30, in his home. 

He was born June 8, 1942 to Richard and Alice (Stein) Tyler. Dick enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching animals, baking donuts and bread and especially spending time with his family.

Tue
01
Apr

Betty Miller

 

Betty Miller, 84, of Red Wing formerly from Luana, Iowa, died peacefully Saturday, March 29, at St. Brigid’s in Red Wing. 

Betty was born to Eliza and Bert Bruehahn on the family farm outside of Monona, Iowa on May 23, 1929. Betty grew up and attended school in Monona. She married Merle Miller on July 23, 1948 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Luana. They farmed north of Luana for more than 30 years. Betty also worked outside of the home at Luana Tap and Monona Wire. In addition, she sewed beautiful western wear for River Junction Trading Company in McGregor, for many years. Betty also enjoyed ceramics, creating many beautiful pieces for us to remember her by. 

Tue
01
Apr

James Ole Peterson

 

James Ole Peterson, 92, passed away peacefully March 27, at the Waunakee Manor. 

Mon
31
Mar

3M has manufactured for 50 years in Prairie du Chien

3M celebrates 50 years
A group of 3M of Prairie du Chien employees show their appreciation for our troops overseas.

3M is celebrating 50 years of manufacturing in Prairie du Chien. On April 1, 1964, 3M purchased the Burgess Cellulose sponge making operation and expanded it later that same year. 3M manufactures Scotch-Brite abrasive products, Safety Walk traction and Nomad matting products, Sandblaster sanding sponges, and acoustic and thermal Thinsulate at their operations located on Marquette Road. A number of celebratory events are planned, including an anniversary celebration in-plant in April followed by more formal events and an open house in September.

Mon
31
Mar

River Ridge District looks ahead to the possibility of facility needs referendum


These four preliminary concept drawings were handed out at a school board meeting last week, during which the board, the Community Communication Group and members of the public discussed their options regarding the possibility of a facility needs referendum. A survey is being done at this time, as those involved consider a possible referendum in the fall. These drawings are only serving as a point of information at this time; the final concept and costs could look very different.

By Correne Martin

A voter-approved operational referendum in February has put the River Ridge School District in a position to continue offering a quality education for many years to come. Yet, infrastructure needs at both the Patch Grove and Bloomington facilities have moved to the forefront of current discussions, and talks of safety, security and out-of-date systems are now high priority.

“The operational referendum set us up for success,” Superintendent Lee Pritzl said following a series of school board and committee meetings last Wednesday, March 26. “Now, what we’re trying to do is not just survive, but thrive, and that includes creating a good learning environment.”

Mon
31
Mar

Mary Check

 

Mary A. Check, 59, of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, March 29, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, after a brief illness. 

She was born May 22, 1954 in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Dr. John and Margaret (Youngblood) Check. Mary worked at Advance Transformer in Boscobel, for over 20 years and most recently for Miniature Precision Components in Prairie du Chien. She loved animals, gardening and was an avid Packer and Brewer fan. 

She is survived by her brother Paul Check of Cartersville, Ga. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mon
31
Mar

Delores Fiddler

 

Delores A. Fiddler, 79, of McGregor, Iowa, died Friday, March 28, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor. 

Delores Ann, the daughter of Henry and Ann Mary (Salic) Rademaker, was born April 16, 1934 in Winnebago, Minn. She was baptized and confirmed into the Catholic Faith. She attended school in Granada, Minn. Delores was united in marriage with Paul Fiddler on Aug. 2, 1950 in Butler, Kan. To this union, five children were born. Delores was a homemaker and farm wife. She worked at Northern Engraving in Lansing, Iowa for a short time and then helped her husband, Paul, run Fiddler’s Bait Shop in McGregor, Iowa.

Fri
28
Mar

Duane Glen Jackson

 

Duane Glen Jackson, 73,  passed away on Wednesday, March 26, at the West Ridge Nursing & Rehab Center, in Knoxville.

Duane was born Dec. 19, 1940 in Newell, Iowa the son of Ralph Andrew Jackson and Carmaleta (Rogers) Jackson.

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