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Bar owner’s fight to keep railroad crossing open is not over yet

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Despite the ongoing battle over whether the Haydn Street railroad crossing will close or remain open, Keith Coburn, owner of Frazier’s Old Faithful Inn, is not ready to throw in the towel just yet. While the OCR proposed a decision on Oct. 8 to close the crossing, they must first hand down a final decision. After that, options could include an appeal or a re-hearing. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

For those who have closely followed the saga of the Haydn Street railroad crossing in Prairie du Chien, Keith Coburn’s name ought to be rather familiar. The owner of the historic Frazier’s Old Faithful Inn has been involved in the case since it began well over a decade ago.

Now, despite the Office of the Commissioner of Railroads (OCR) handing down a proposed decision Oct. 8 to close the crossing (based on the hearing examiner’s recommendation), Coburn says the fight is not over.  

“The (railroad) commissioner has to make a final decision yet. He’ll have to consider any public comments made since the proposed decision and then explain his conclusion,” Coburn stated. “We’re hopeful the commissioner does the right thing.”

Since the proposed decision, Coburn and his attorney, Gifford M. Collins, of Johns, Flaherty & Collins, S.C., of La Crosse, have written to the OCR.

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Turkey Trot

 

33rd Annual Turkey Trot Nov. 28

Prairie du Chien’s Jack Mulrooney will once again serve as the official starter to get the 33rd annual Turkey Trot off and running on Thursday, Nov. 28 at Hoffman Hall.  

Registration is from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and the run-walk starts at 8 a.m. Registration can also be done online at http://pdc.recdesk.com/recdeskportal.

The Turkey Trot will feature:

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Wyalusing Academy for sale

 

Wyalusing Academy 

is looking for buyers

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wyalusing Academy in Prairie du Chien has closed as of Nov. 8 and is now up for sale by its owner Clinicare Corporation, whose corporate office is in West Allis, Wis.

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Catherine Henderson

 

Catherine “Katie” White Henderson, died Saturday, Nov. 9.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a 4 p.m. Rosary at the Leonard – Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Monona, Iowa, and one hour before mass time at the church on Wednesday.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Monona, Iowa. Burial will follow in the Monona Cemetery.

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David O'Flahrity

 

David W. O’Flahrity, 70, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Fennimore, died unexpectedly on Wednesday Nov. 6, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. 

David was born on Dec. 25, 1942 in Fennimore, the son of William and Mary Janet (Smith) O’Flahrity. He was previously married to Jane Clay of Pflugerville, Texas. David Graduated from Fennimore High School and was a resident of Sannes Skagdalen Nursing Home in Soldiers Grove since 2011. 

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Gerald Tippery

 

Gerald H. “Jerry” Tippery, 82, of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, Nov. 8, at his home surrounded by his family. 

He was born Oct. 30, 1931 in Prairie du Chien the son of Herschel and Magdalene “Lena” (Didling) Tippery. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Anna Bouzek on Feb. 13, 1954. Jerry worked at National Decorated Metals and later Selch’s Dairy in Prairie du Chien. He retired after working in maintenance for the Prairie du Chien school district for 32 years. 

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Rose Mary Brown

 

Rose Mary (Caya) Brown, 82, passed away on All Saints Day, Friday, Nov. 1, in San Antonio, Texas. 

She was born in Lynxville, to Mitchell and Rose (Mickel) Caya. Rose served our country in the U. S. Women’s Army Corps. She was a devoted Roman Catholic. 

Rose was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Charles W. Brown. She is survived by her daughters, Katherine Brown, Christine (Rodney) Klein, Joan Brown, Mary Brown; son, Michael (Katherine) Brown; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Hannah, Emma, Ashlyn and numerous relatives. 

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Wyalusing Academy to be sold

 

Wyalusing 

Academy to be sold

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Clinicare President David Fritsch said Tuesday afternoon that Clinicare Corporation will be looking to sell the buildings and grounds of Wyalusing Academy. 

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Wyalusing Academy

 

Union, Clinicare at odds

Disagreement over WARN Act, Wyalusing Academy closure

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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PdC High ‘Godspell’ cast prepares for production

The Prairie du Chien High School drama department will present the production of “Godspell” Nov. 7-9 and Nov. 15-16. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday matinees begin at 1 p.m.

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