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Roger J. Pellock

 

 A well known Prairie du Chien businessman, Roger J. Pellock, 79, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, at his home surrounded by his family. 

He was born Dec. 18, 1934 on the family farm in Eastman, the son of Jack and Helen (DuCharme) Pellock. He graduated from Seneca High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army stationed in Korea as a Staff Sergeant following the Korean Conflict. Shortly after he finished his tour of duty, Roger returned to the area and met, then married, the love of his life, Mary Ellen Leard on Aug. 3, 1957 at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. 

Mon
20
Jan

Violet Clark

 

Violet G. Clark, 89, formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, at the Palatka Health Care Center in Palatka, Fla. 

She was born Sept. 14, 1924 in Brodtville, the daughter of Ned and Goldie (Rockwell) Yost. She married Floyd Clark on Oct. 14, 1942 in St. Louis, Mo. She and her husband owned and operated the Delta Motel in Prairie du Chien and Violet later retired from 3M Company in Prairie du Chien. 

Wed
15
Jan

Wintry conditions factor in multiple crashes

Vehicles hit head on
On Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 8:13 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a head on collision in Wauzeka Township. A 2013 GMC van owned by LDL Construction of Boscobel and operated by Ronald Paetz of Blue River was westbound on Highway 60 approximately 500 feet east of Highway 131. A 2008 Ford Escape owned and operated by Kyle White of Prairie du Chien was eastbound on Highway 60. White reported hitting slush on the highway and losing control. The White vehicle then crossed the center of the road and struck the oncoming Paetz van head on. Both Paetz and White were transported by EMS to the Boscobel hospital. White was cited for failure to have control. Both vehicles were total losses. The Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Tri State and Boscobel EMS, Wauzeka  First Responders and Fire, Terry’s Tire and Tow, and the Crawford County Highway Department.

Wed
15
Jan

EHD

 

More EHD deer 

carcasses found 

in Clayton County

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
15
Jan

City of PdC’s budget book details return on taxpayers’ investment

By Correne Martin
 
Every December, Prairie du Chien City Administrator Aaron Kramer compiles a budget book for the coming year. It includes a review of the current year, an assessment of what projects are to come the next year, a rundown of revenue and expenses for the coming year, a chart showing how Prairie du Chien ranks among other cities, as well as some miscellaneous information and pictures.

If you are a taxpayer in the city of Prairie du Chien, this budget book would be of great interest to you. Copies are available at City Hall, and on the city’s website (www.prairieduchien.info).

Prairie du Chien taxpayers will see a decrease of about $2.19 on a home assessed at $100,000 on their 2014 tax bill, determined by the total tax values and rates from the city, the county, the K-12 and college school systems, and the state combined.

Wed
15
Jan

Commissioner’s final decision: Close Haydn Street crossing...Frazier’s Old Faithful Inn owner may continue the fight and file for a judicial review

By Correne Martin

Wisconsin Railroad Commissioner Jeffrey Plale handed down his office’s final decision about Prairie du Chien’s Haydn Street railroad crossing this week, ordering the closure of the crossing by March 1. The two mainline tracks and the nearby spur track are both included in the closure.

The decision follows suit with the Oct. 8, 2013, proposed decision to close the crossing to public travel, despite local opposition.

Though Plale’s final decision shows continued disregard for any local wishes to keep the crossing open, Frazier’s Old Faithful Inn Owner Keith Coburn said other avenues remain open for him to keep fighting the closure of this access point to his business.

Mon
13
Jan

Antoine sixth

 

Antoine sixth on Sunday

Matt Antoine took sixth in the second men’s skeleton World Cup race in St. Moritz on Jan. 12. Antoine, who earned bronze on Friday, once again led the U.S. men.

St. Moritz featured two men’s skeleton races, one on Friday and the second one Sunday.

Mon
13
Jan

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

Mon
13
Jan

German girl tackles football, wrestling at River Ridge

girl wrestler
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. 

Mon
13
Jan

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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