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Mon
28
Oct

Battling breast cancer one step at a time

vicki taylor

By Correne Martin

Vicki Taylor wakes up every day and finds something positive on which to focus her thoughts and her energy. She has always taken good care of her health and been an upbeat person. So when Vicki heard her doctor say a mammogram detected a small mass in her left breast, she wasn’t too concerned. But a needle biopsy later found the lump to be cancerous. A trace of the disease was also discovered in her lymph nodes, which meant, at the age of 61, Vicki had breast cancer. The diagnosis, HER2 positive metastatic breast cancer, came in March of 2013.

“Initially I thought, ‘I’m 61 and I’ve lived a good life. I’m just going to continue on and not do anything.’ But my kids had a different idea for me,” said Vicki, who lives in Prairie du Chien with her adult daughter. Her two sons live in Oregon (Wis.).

A mastectomy was Vicki’s initial decision. Yet, thanks to an eye-opening comment from her doctor, that determination changed.

Mon
28
Oct

Globally Important Bird Area

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A cerulean warbler perches in an oak tree in the Effigy Mounds-Yellow River Forest Bird Conservation Area. (Photo by Sue Fletcher)

 

Effigy Mounds-Yellow River Forest Bird 

Conservation Area receives ‘globally important’ designation

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
28
Oct

Sectional cross country

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Ethan Ingle runs around a shed at the sectional meet in Monroe Saturday.
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Liz LaHaie cruises up a hill at the sectional cross country meet in Monroe.

 

Prairie runners enjoy Sectional Cross Country Meet

Saturday, Oct. 26 marked the end of the Prairie du Chien Cross Country team’s season with the WIAA Sectional meet in Monroe. The girls’ performance earned them a 14th-place finish at the meet, with 353 points. Seniors Claire Bowar (48th, 17:43) Liz LaHaie (80th, 19:08) and Kelly Heal (87th, 19:44) capped off their careers with a final race for the Blackhawks. 

“All three of these girls drastically improved their times from last year’s sectional race, despite the windy conditions we faced today,” said Coach Alli Tank. 

Mon
28
Oct

Robert Travis

 

Robert E. Travis 90, of Watertown, passed away on Thursday Oct. 24, at the Watertown Regional Medical Center.

Mon
28
Oct

Debra Dwornik

 

Debra A. Dwornik, 53, of Prairie du Chien passed away at her home with her beloved husband Phil of twenty three years, mother, sister, and two dogs by her side from advanced cancer that was untreatable. She will be dearly missed by her husband, loving and caring parents, Terrance and Joanne A. Luebke and cherished sister, Tina C. Luebke. This sudden loss will be felt by all her friends and those who got to know her from working at the Nelson True Value Hardware Store for the past eleven years where she shared advice, laughter and jokes. Unfortunately there was not enough time to fulfill all her dreams including her last one of returning to Wyalusing Park one last time as she had planned. 

Mon
28
Oct

Ivanelle Sauer

 

Ivanelle Ann Sauer, 82, McGregor, Iowa, passed away on Oct. 26, surrounded by her family at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born on April 25, 1931 in McGregor, Iowa, as the daughter of the late John E. and Azalia C. (Rubendall) Corlett. Ivy graduated from McGregor High School in 1949.

Fri
25
Oct

Mary Hannah

 

Mary K. Hannah, 68, of Prairie du Chien passed away surrounded by her family Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Madison, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. 

She was born Dec. 27, 1944, in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Arthur and Kathryn (Rosenbaum) Steiner. She married James Hannah on May 28, 1966. Mary loved working with elementary school children, especially those with special needs. She was an avid Packer, Badger and Brewer fan and enjoyed attending her family’s sporting events. She was active in the American Legion Auxiliary where she acted as president. 

Wed
23
Oct

River Ridge volleyball

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Sarah Floyd (15) and Sierra Schier (32) both go for the ball against visiting Benton Tuesday night in Division 4 regional volleyball action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)
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Johanna Allen (7) bashes a winner against visiting Benton in regional volleyball action.

 

River Ridge 

girls top Benton

River Ridge narrowly bested visiting Benton three games to two in a tense Division 4 regional volleyball match Tuesday night. 

Bridgette Myers of River Ridge had 15 service aces in the match. Roni Zinkle recorded 6.

Amber Patterson had 8 blocks. 

Wed
23
Oct

Jet-ski and trailer stolen

On Tuesday, Oct. 8, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department investigated the theft of a jet-ski and jet-ski trailer from Lakeview Court located on County K in the township of Prairie du Chien.

The above property was stolen sometime between mid-September and Oct. 8. The jet-ski was described as a dark green over white colored 1997 Bombardier displaying IA registration number IA3273AL. The jet-ski was covered with a grey tarp. The jet-ski trailer was described as a white colored Yacht Club having a two-inch ball hitch.

The Crawford County Crime Stoppers urges anyone having information about this or any other crimes to call 326-8933 or 1-866-779-PAYS. Anyone calling either of these numbers with a Crime Stoppers tip will remain anonymous and a reward of up to $1,000 will be paid for a tip which solves a crime with an arrest, charges being filed or recovery of stolen property.

Wed
23
Oct

Van stolen, runaways apprehended

On Oct. 16, at 2:40 a.m., Crawford County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Phil Baumgartner was patrolling Highway 60 in the area of the Horse Shoe Tavern when he noticed a vehicle pull in behind the tavern and shut off its lights. Deputy Baumgartner turned around to check on the vehicle and met a 2006 Chrysler van leaving the parking lot. Deputy Baumgartner stopped the van in front of the Horse Shoe Tavern on Highway 60.  

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