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Tue
27
Aug

Dorothy McLaughlin

 

Dorothy Corrinne (Sass) McLaughlin passed away on June 22.

A memorial service will be Saturday, Aug. 31, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Prairie du Chien. Friends may call at the time of service.  In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien assisted the family. 

 
Tue
27
Aug

Catherine Remy

 

Catherine T. Remy, 62, of Prairie du Chien passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Mayo Clinic Health System in LaCrosse, after an extended illness. 

She was born Oct. 28, 1950, in Berwyn, Ill. the daughter of Harold and Helen (Surd) Hall. She worked for Homeward Bound and later Lori Knapp Inc. in Prairie du Chien for many years and belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary. Cathi was an adamant caregiver and in some circles known as “the cookie lady.” She enjoyed bowling and gardening but most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren. 

Tue
27
Aug

Theresa Powers

 

Theresa M. “Tres” Powers, 101, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. 

Theresa Marie, the daughter of John and Martha (Ness) Marking, was born Dec. 30, 1911, in Milwaukee. She grew up in Owen, Wis. and graduated from Owen High School in 1929. She went on to receive a degree from Eau Claire Teachers College in 1934 and she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Education degree from LaCrosse State Teachers College. Tres taught in the Moody, Curtiss, Neillsville, Mt. Horeb, and Beloit, Wisconsin schools. Theresa was united in marriage with Reuben Powers on Sept. 9, 1946, and they settled in Prairie du Chien.

Mon
26
Aug

Getting back to the basics

school kids

Ms. Atkinson, the physical education teacher at St. Gabriel’s, shows the combined class of Kindergartners and First graders the ins and outs of warming up on their first day of school on Aug. 22. (Photo by Caitlin Bittner)

Mon
26
Aug

Monona man wanted in injured toddler case finally arrested

DUBUQUE, IOWA—A man accused of injuring an eastern Iowa toddler was arrested in Dubuque Saturday night.

Troy Laufenberg, 21, Monona, Iowa, was arrested by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation just before 10 p.m. Saturday at the Road Ranger on Central Avenue, according to KWWL-TV.

Laufenberg was arrested on a charge of violation of probation. He also faces charges in Wisconsin and in Clayton County.

Clayton County authorities said Laufenberg is responsible for severely injuring Myah Larson, Monona. Laufenberg is charged with child endangerment.

Authorities said the 18-month-old suffered injuries consistent with shaken-baby syndrome on July 15.

Mon
26
Aug

Sign up for No Call List prior to quarterly deadline this Saturday

The Labor Day weekend is almost here and the school year is about to start again but don’t forget to add one more item to that “back-to-school” list: sign up for Wisconsin’s No Call List.

The next quarterly deadline for registrations is Saturday, Aug. 31, and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is reminding Wisconsin residents to add their numbers to the list or to renew their registrations if it has been more than two years since the number was added.

The free no call service, offered through DATCP, covers residential land and cell phone lines. Consumers must re-register every two years to stay active.

To add your residential landline, cell phone or VoIP number(s) to the list, visit http://nocall.wisconsin.gov or dial 866-9NO-CALL (866-966-2255).

Mon
26
Aug

Children’s Ranch to host annual Bull Bash

By Caitlin Bittner

Break out your cowboys boots and get ready for good old-fashioned rodeo fun with the second annual Bull Bash. It will take place on Saturday, Aug. 31, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Children’s Ranch.

The event was first thought out by Curt Check, who came to the Children’s Ranch with the idea of partnering on the project. “It’s about half and half for the organization of the bash, but it’s his rodeo and we’re hosting,” said Gracie White, manager of the Children’s Ranch

The bash will feature both bull riding and barrel racing. “The first group of bull riders will be 16 to 18 year olds, and there will be six of them,” said White.

After the young bull riders, there will be 15 barrel riders and 20 to 25 professional bull riders competing for a chance to be the best.

Mon
26
Aug

Drink more fluids, stay indoors, check on your neighbors during extreme heat

Crawford County Public Health Director Gloria Wall and Crawford County Emergency Managemetn Director Roger Martin are advising the public to pay attention to the warm weather advisories this week as the high humidity will make the temperatures feel up to 10 degrees higher than the actual temperatures.

People suffer heat-related illness when their bodies are unable to properly cool themselves. Very high body temperatures may damage the brain or other vital organs. Older adults, young children, and persons with chronic medical conditions are particularly susceptible to these illnesses and are at high risk for heat-related death. Those who work in the heat must take special precautions.

Temperatures that hover 10 degrees or more above the average high temperature for the region and last for several days are defined as extreme heat. That is what is occurring now. When temperatures are extremely high, take these steps to protect yourself and your loved ones:

Mon
26
Aug

Dogs rule the pool at Puppy Paddle


Tristan Pozega and his dog Vegas enjoy the Sixth Annual Prairie Pool Puppy Paddle at the Wacouta Aquatic Park in Prairie du Chien Saturday. (Photos by Randy Paske)
Mon
26
Aug

Aug. 29 early morning outage in Grant County communities

Alliant Energy is planning an electric outage for several Grant County communities this Thursday, Aug. 29, from 1 to 5 a.m. as it upgrades its Bloomington Substation. The impacted communities include Bagley, Bloomington, Glen Haven, Mount Hope, North Andover and Patch Grove as well as Wyalusing State Park.

The Bloomington Substation requires new equipment and the only way to install the parts is to temporarily shut down the substation, which supplies power to several Grant County communities. The outage was scheduled from 1 to 5 a.m. so as to minimize the inconvenience to customers.

The substation upgrade will increase the reliability of the electric distribution system serving several parts of Grant County.

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