Courier Press

Mon
04
Nov

Karen Clark

 

Karen Clark, 72, of McGregor, Iowa died Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Northgate Care Center in Waukon, Iowa. 

She was born March 17, 1941 to Fred and Genevieve (Koehn) Curtis in Milwaukee. Karen graduated from MarMac High School in 1959. Karen was a Realtor in Pine Island for many years. She also worked at the Nursing home in McGregor and at the Piggly Wiggly Bakery in Prairie du Chien. She enjoyed her house plants, camping, being outdoors, spending time with her family and friends, she was an avid reader, she loved visiting over a cup of coffee and spending time with her pets.

Mon
04
Nov

Matt Antoine

Matt Antoine
Skeleton takes place on the same mile-long track used in bobsled and luge. Above, Matt loads himself onto his sled head-first after sprinting through a 50-meter starting chute.

 

Antoine sweeps National Team Trials 

and gets leg up on Olympic Team berth

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Prairie du Chien’s Matt Antoine has raced himself onto the National Skeleton Team and now has an inside track to make the United States Olympic Team for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in February of 2014. 

Fri
01
Nov

Joan Egge

 

Joan H. Egge, 82, of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Prairie Maison Care Center in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born Jan. 3, 1931 in Perth Ontario Canada, the daughter of Gerald and Harriett (Boles) Pettigrew. She married A. Douglas Egge on June 25, 1949 in Perth, Canada. He preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 2007. Joan was an active member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Prairie du Chien. She worked at the Ferryville Cheese Factory and later for Betty’s Hallmark in Prairie du Chien. 

Wed
30
Oct

Wyalusing Academy

Wyalusing Academy
Representatives of Clinicare Corp. said that Wyalusing Academy will be closed by Nov. 8.

 

Wyalusing Academy voluntarily relinquishes 

license to operate; will cease operations on Nov. 8

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
30
Oct

Iowa versus Wisconsin

Border Battle
Bart Knight (left) and Denny Fuller square off in Iowa and Wisconsin colors respectively in anticipation of the big game.

 

Renewed border battle generating lots of excitement

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Two well-known local entrepreneurs are getting into the spirit of the reinstatement of the longtime border rivalry between the Wisconsin and Iowa football teams this upcoming Saturday. 

Wed
30
Oct

Employers hiring for over 300 positions at area job fair

The 2013 Fall Job Fair at Southwest Tech in Fennimore will be offered to the public on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will take place in the Lenz Conference Center and include 38 employers, covering a variety of industries, and hiring for over 300 positions.

A Monday, Nov. 4 article in the Courier Press will explain more particulars about the event, including names of employers scheduled to appear at the job fair.

Mock interviews and resume reviews will also be offered Nov. 6 on the campus from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in rooms 492 and 493.

The job fair should be treated as an interview and you may even get an interview. The mock interviews are designed to help those in attendance freshen up their skills.

Wed
30
Oct

Verizon puts up new tower


A Verizon Wireless tower was put up last week near the intersection of Highway 27 and County Highway N in Eastman Township. This series of pictures shows the pieces still on the semi trailer and during assembly, workers in action, the use of a crane to set pieces in place, and the completed 250-foot structure. (Photos by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

A 250-foot self-supporting Verizon Wireless telecommunication tower was erected last week near the corner of Highway 27 and County Highway N in Eastman Township. The project was approved in June of 2012 by the Crawford County Planning and Zoning Committee.

Workers from Central States Tower (CST) of Wheaton, Ill., assembled the structure pieces Wednesday and Thursday, the crane moved in Friday and the tower was completed by Saturday.

The property is owned by Kozelka Family Farms and 10,000 square feet is being leased by CST for the fenced site, which will include the dual-lighted tower, antenna attachments and 12x26 concrete equipment building.

This is one tower of a series of 50 to 70 towers being built by Verizon with a 4G service upgrade, including a higher rate of speed and five miles radius site to site (could possibly be more depending on usage).

Wed
30
Oct

Historical building comes down

building

This one-time power facility stood at the corner of Blackhawk Avenue and Water Street on St. Feriole Island until recently, when owner De Brad, Inc., moved forward with demolition. According to local historian Bill Howe, in the 1920s, when livestock were hauled by train through Prairie du Chien

Wed
30
Oct

PdC Memorial, Central Community hospitals to explore collaboration

Fran Zichal, CEO of Central Community Hospital in Elkader, Iowa, and Bill Sexton, CEO of Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, Prairie du Chien, have announced that, after initial conversations, the organizations’ Board of Directors have given approval for the two hospitals to explore further opportunities to collaborate. Currently, Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital is contracted to provide ultrasound services, as well as infection control management to Central Community Hospital in Elkader.

Wed
30
Oct

Halverson and Tranel are united in marriage

wedding
Karissa Halverson and Jacob Tranel were united in marriage on Aug. 24, 2013. Karissa is the daughter of Sam and Sandy Halverson, of Prairie du Chien, and Jacob is the son of Ken and Diane Tranel, of Cuba City. Karissa is a graduate of Prairie Senior High School and is employed at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse. Jacob is a graduate of Cuba City High School and has been the owner of Tranel’s Canal Street Restaurant and Bar in Bloomington for the past eight years. The couple has made their home in Bloomington.

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