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Mary Roach

 

Mary Ann Roach, 78, longtime resident of the Wauzeka area passed away Dec. 25, at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mary was born Sept. 30, 1935, the youngest of four children to Leo and Ruby (Rosemier) Gerlach. Her parents held a farm on Wall Ridge in Eastman for many years.

She enjoyed working with animals and planting and harvesting the crops.

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Dec

Cara Foster

 

Cara LaVerna Foster, 83, Postville, Iowa died Sunday, Dec. 22, at her son’s home in Ogden, Iowa. 

She was born on July 4, 1930 to Cleveland Justice and Minnie Ethel (White) McCormick in Holland, Mo. Cara graduated from Patterson High School in Missouri and attended The University of Missouri and graduated from Cape Girardeau School of Beauty Culture at Cape Girardeau, Mo. She owned and operated a beauty shop in Piedmont, Mo.

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Dec

Maxine Golbach

 

Maxine A. (O’Brien) Golbach, 93 years young, and a resident of Madison, died peacefully on Monday, Dec. 23, at Agrace HospiceCare.

She was born in Antigo, on Aug. 30, 1920 to Martha (Soman) and James O’Brien. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Henry Golbach. 

She is survived by children Mark Golbach (Linda Brazill), Marsha Belisle (Joe), Brian, Sara, Elizabeth, and Gregory Golbach; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Dec

Dale McCullick

 

Dale L. McCullick, 70, of Steuben, passed away on Monday, Dec. 23, peacefully at home in Steuben with his wife of 51 years beside him. 

Mon
23
Dec

UW-P student accused of computer crimes

PLATTEVILLE—A UW-Platteville student faces 13 charges after police said he illegally accessed the computer data of five professors and stole keys from a campus building he broke into.

Neel V. Patel, 21, who is from Janesville but lives in a UW-P dorm, faces felony charges of burglary and possession of burglary tools, as well as misdemeanor charges of criminal damage to property, theft, computer crimes-modify data and eight counts of computer crimes-access data.

Mon
23
Dec

Bagley man accused of injuring wife, children

A Bagley man faces five charges after authorities said he uninjured his wife and children, threw a family dog down a flight of stairs and then resisted arrest.

Shawn J. Martin, 37, was arrested Saturday. He was booked into Grant County Jail on charges of domestic abuse related disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, maltreatment of animals, physical abuse to a child/reckless causation of bodily harm and causing mental harm to a child, according to a press release for the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

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23
Dec

Area man charged with robbing convenience store

DUBUQUE—A Bloomington man is accused of first-degree robbery, a class B felony, after he allegedly robbed a Dubuque convenience store by gunpoint Dec. 15, according to Dubuque District Court documents.

According to the criminal complaint, a man identified as Chad K. Reuter, 35, allegedly walked into Amoco/BP convenience store at 7:39 a.m. wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and a bandanna over the lower half of his face. The man poured himself a cup of coffee, went to the register and asked an employee for two cartons of the cheapest cigarettes. As the employee reached for them, the man pulled out a black handgun and demanded money from both registers. He said he wouldn’t point the gun at the employees, but he was “going through a rough time,” the complaint said. Another employee tripped the silent alarm.

Mon
23
Dec

COTR and county fair fall on same weekend in 2014

By Correne Martin

Two of Crawford County’s biggest events are going to fall on the same weekend in 2014. But organizers don’t feel this is a conflict. Instead, they are moving forward with the belief that a little cross-promotion and creative planning might benefit them both.

Country on the River will take place Aug. 7-9 next year, while the Crawford County Fair will be Aug. 6-10. This is happening because of the way the calendar is in 2014. COTR is always held on the first Thursday, Friday and Saturday in August, and the county fair is always the second weekend in August (though it occurs Wednesday through Sunday). Also, COTR’s Friday night headliner, Jason Aldean, and the fair’s midway company were only available that weekend. In 2015, the calendar will be similar and, once again, the events will happen simultaneously. Then, the calendar will change and there will be a break for five years.

Mon
23
Dec

Those less fortunate get food for Christmas


Citizens in need from all over southwest Wisconsin wait in line at the Second Harvest Food Bank’s Mobile Food Pantry in Gays Mills on Dec. 18. Over 151 families and over 350 people were served with this month’s distribution at the growing pantry. (Photos by Correne Martin)

This is the sign that appears in front of the Mobile Food Pantry.

Volunteers of all ages help out each month at the Mobile Food Pantry.

Prior to distribution to those in need, volunteers arrange pallets of food around the old Community Building in Gays Mills for the monthly Mobile Food Pantry on Dec. 18.

By Correne Martin
 
At Christmas time, many people hope for expensive gifts like digital tablets, jewelry, game and concert tickets, or a big trip to someplace tropical. Others concern themselves with how extravagant their home will be decorated for the holidays or stress about finding that perfect card to show off their family.

But how would it feel if you had to worry about putting food on your family’s table because you didn’t have enough money to buy groceries? What if the shelter over your head was a small, cold, rundown cabin you couldn’t afford to fix? What if you had no running water because your pipes froze and you couldn’t spare the cost of fixing them?

What if you had to make the decision between buying food or toys for your children this Christmas?

Mon
23
Dec

Seneca girls win

 

Seneca girls 

edge North Crawford

Seneca edged host North Crawford 34-31 in a Ridge and Valley girls basketball game Dec. 17. 

North Crawford led 8-5 after the first period, but Seneca came back to take a 15-13 lead at the half. 

Seneca took the third quarter 11-10 to increase the margin to 26-23. 

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