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06
Jul

Bagley Fourth of July Parade


A pair of patriotic parade pedallers roll along. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

A young parade participant enjoys a relaxing ride.

A happy remote control enjoys the Bagley Parade.

The crowd below appreciates a light spray of cool water on a warm Saturday.

A group of fun refreshments makes its way along the parade route Saturday.

A young cowboy doffs his hat to all those viewing the parade.

 

 

Mon
06
Jul

PdC American Legion honors veterans


A group of veterans gather on the field for the National Anthem before the Varsity American Legion baseball game Thursday evening at the St. Feriole Island Ballpark. Many Prairie du Chien residents enjoyed the ball games and the fish fry as part of an event to honor area veterans and to raise funds for the Junior Varsity and Varsity American Legion baseball teams. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Tyler Adrian gets a good jump off of first base against Platteville.

Jon Dyer fires in a pitch against Platteville Thursday evening.

Drake Coleman hits a single to left field against visiting Platteville in the bottom of the second inning Thursday in the Junior Varsity American Legion game.

Cory Check scores for the Grasshoppers who defeated Platteville 13-3 Thursday.

 

 

American Legion Fish Fry Feast honors area veterans

The Prairie du Chien Post 68 Junior American Legion Team won 13-3 in 5 innings over visiting Platteville on Thursday evening, July 2. Jon Dyer and Jacob Mallat combined for the win. 

Dyer also went 2x3 with an RBI. Drake Coleman was 2x3 with a double. 

Mon
06
Jul

Margaret Aileen Perample

 

Margaret Aileen Perample (Marousek), a long-time resident of Tustin, Calif., passed away on June 30. She was 83 years old.

Peggy was born Dec. 31, 1931 in Prairie du Chien, to Joseph and Margaret Marousek. She graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1949, and attended the nursing program at Marquette University for two years. Peggy married John Perample on Feb. 3, 1951 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien.

Mon
06
Jul

Margaret J. Breuer

 

Margaret J. Breuer, 79, of Glen Haven, passed away Thursday, July 2, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien.

 She was born on Dec. 22, 1935, the daughter of Edward and Frances (Crubel) Weber. Margaret married Burnell A. Breuer on Feb. 20, 1957. They lived and farmed near Glen Haven raising their family there until 1992 when they moved to Cassville. Margaret was a very caring and giving individual. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Glen Haven and later a member of St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville. Margaret loved keeping up with her family and their activities. 

Mon
06
Jul

T. Jan Wiseman

 

T. Jan Wiseman, 74, of Salisbury, Md. and native of Patch Grove, went to be with the Lord on June 30, after a brief illness. He was the son of C. Edward and Gertrude Wiseman, who owned Patch Grove Creamery.

A 1959 graduate of Patch Grove High School, he was active in school including being a member of the school’s outstanding basketball team which compiled a record of 67-10 from 1956-59. Wiseman was active in the drama and music programs, as well. During his senior year, he formed a sports scores reporting network to the media in Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Prairie du Chien, and Madison. He also wrote a sports column under the pseudonym of Hank Hawkins.

Tue
30
Jun

Virginia K. Romanek

 

Virginia K. Romanek, 86, a longtime resident of Wauzeka, passed away Sunday, June 28, with her family by her side, at the Prairie Maison Care Center in Prairie du Chien. 

Tue
30
Jun

Local girl a state finalist for Junior Pre-Teen Miss Wisconsin pageant

Junior Pre-Teen Miss Wisconsin
Junior Pre-Teen Miss Wisconsin Pageant state finalist Alexis Feran smiles pretty and stands in her “pretty feet” position. (Photo by Addison Mumm)

By Addison Mumm

With poise and pep, Alexis Feran was named a state finalist for the junior pre-teen age division in the National American Miss Wisconsin Pageant. Her outgoing attitude, sweet demeanor and many talents got her an invitation to participate in this Miss Wisconsin pageant. Alexis is the daughter of Michael Feran and Brittany  Myers, both from Prairie du Chien.

At 8 years old, Alexis will travel to Wisconsin Dells, Aug. 20 and 21, for the state finalist round of the pageant. Already, Alexis completed interviews and volunteered to assist in a presentation in front of the entire pageant group. If Alexis wins the title of National American Miss 2015 Junior Pre-Teen of Wisconsin, she will travel to Hollywood, Calif. and partake in the national level competition.

“She was very outgoing, not like the other contestants there,” said Reni Feran, Alexis’ step-mother.

Tue
30
Jun

Julie Miller

 

Julie Miller passed into the arms of her Savior on June 28, at Meriter Hospital in Madison.

Born on Aug. 8, 1949 to Eugene and Donna Lind, she was the first of five children. Julie’s true calling was in the fabric of human relationships.

Thoughtful, caring and compassionate, Julie touched not only the lives of her immediate family but the extended community as well. You often hear about people who have great faith. Julie lived her faith, making sure everyone she touched felt the hand of God.

Mon
29
Jun

Four run for Blake’s Prairie Jr. Fair Royalty, fair is July 16-19

 

Four area high schoolers are competing to become the king and queen of the 2015 Blake’s Prairie Jr. Fair, which will be held at the fairgrounds in Bloomington, July 16-19.

 

Mon
29
Jun

Fatal crash takes life of motorcyclist

 

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 61 and County X Friday afternoon, June 26, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department. The accident occurred just before 1:45 p.m. in the town of Clayton.

 

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