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Mary Ellen McNamara

 

Mary Ellen McNamara, 95, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Ferryville, passed away on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, surrounded by her family at Prairie Maison Nursing Home. 

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Willard R. “Bill” Marshall

 

Willard R. “Bill” Marshall, 86, of Bagley, passed away Saturday, Feb. 7, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. 

He was born Aug. 11, 1928 the son of Lee and Esther (McQuistion) Marshall. Bill was drafted in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was employed at Dubuque Packing Company and also operated the Bagley Hotel from 1966 to 1998. He was an antique dealer and had a shop in Bagley. Bill enjoyed a good game of euchre, polka dancing and Irish music. He was a member of the Free & Accepted Masons and the Liscum Brothers American Legion Post No. 482 of Bagley.

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Feb

Donna Mae Adams

 

Donna Mae Adams, 82, of Garnavillo, Iowa, died Friday, Feb. 6, at Guttenberg Care Center. 

She was born on May 24, 1932, the daughter of Elmer and Lucille Knapp. Donna was raised in the McGregor area and received her education from the McGregor Schools. On Jan. 23, 1950, Donna was united in marriage with Stanley John Adams in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Donna was a wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and an aunt to many nieces and nephews. She spoke fondly of working in her father’s café “The Mallard” in McGregor during her teenage years. She also worked with her husband at “Stan’s Boat Landing” in Clayton for many years.

Mon
09
Feb

Seneca over Wauzeka-Steuben


Seneca’s Eric Konichek goes up for a shot against Wauzeka-Steuben’s Jonah Huber.

It’s tough going along the baseline as the Hornets’ Jeramiah Huber draws three Seneca defenders Friday night in Ridge and Valley action.

The Hornets’ Jeramiah Huber and the Indians’ Brady Fernette battle for a rebound.

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Turner Krachey looks to pass back out against the Seneca defense Friday night in second-quarter action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Seneca tops Wauzeka-Steuben

Seneca bested visiting Wauzeka-Steuben 66-43 in a Ridge and Valley boys basketball clash Friday night. 

Seneca led 15-11 in the opening stanza and increased the lead to 31-22 at the half. 

The Indians kept the momentum to take the second half 35-21 en route to the victory. 

Mon
09
Feb

65th Ice Fisheree


Members of the McLenehan clan of Iowa and Janesville, Wis. hold up the lone finny that they had hauled in to that point on a warm Saturday morning on Gremore Lake, a largemouth bass caught on a minnow. Everyone on the lake was in good cheer throughout the event.

 

 

Warm temps greet large 

turnout for 65th Ice Fisheree

First event in 1951 gives historical perspective

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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09
Feb

Local RadioShack franchise unaffected by the corporation’s Chapter 11 filing

By Correne Martin

A recent announcement by RadioShack Corporation regarding reorganizing the company through a Chapter 11 filing may have the public wondering about the status of the Prairie du Chien RadioShack. But, according to Owners Roger and Marlene Dyer, there is nothing to worry about locally.

RadioShack Corporation represents only the company-owned stores. These company-owned stores are mostly located in larger regional and metropolitan population areas, such as La Crosse and Madison. These types of stores are the only ones that may be affected by the Chapter 11 filing.

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09
Feb

New equipment donated for Hoffman Hall pool in memory of local man


Six new benches made of recyclables now grace the pool deck at Hoffman Hall, thanks to a generous donation in memory of the late Jim Coorough, who passed away last August. A basketball hoop and volleyball nets for the pool were also purchased with the donation, and the remainder of the $6,000 gift has been added to the Hoffman Hall Improvement Fund. Pictured is Jim’s wife, Pat, along with Parks and Rec Director Mike Ulrich and Instructor/Lifeguard Suzette Cunningham. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

The state-of-the-art pool at Hoffman Hall recently received a few new additions, thanks to a donation in memory of the late Jim Coorough, a native of Prairie du Chien, an Army veteran and a retired Wolf Machine Shop machinist. Jim and his wife, Pat, have been active members of Hoffman Hall for years. After his passing in August 2014, Pat and the Coorough children contributed a memorial of almost $6,000 so that six benches, a basketball hoop and volleyball nets could be purchased for use in the pool area. A portion of the gift has been placed in the Hoffman Hall Improvement Fund as well.

“The pool was more or less our entertainment,” Pat stated. “We came nearly every day. We met a lot of good friends.”

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Feb

Prairie du Chien woman pursuing her dream in Nashville


Prairie du Chien native Chellanie (Adams) Grunwald has been pursuing her dream in country music for a decade.

Chellanie (Adams) Grunwald (right) is shown with two singer/songwriter friends, Kathy Hudson (left) and Karen McNatt, after playing a club in Nashville. (Photo by Barbara Potter Photography)

By Correne Martin

Since she was a little girl growing up in Prairie du Chien, Chellanie (Adams) Grunwald has wanted to become a singer. These days, she’s paying her dues in the country music capital of the world and, after 10 years there, is pleased with her progress. She’s songwriting frequently, playing clubs and honky tonks in Nashville regularly, is recording a new album and is continuing to work her way up in the music business.

“There are so many musicians and everybody is fabulous,” Chellanie said. “It’s very hard sometimes, hence the day job, but it’s a dream and you have to work at it.”

After graduating from Prairie du Chien High School in 2000 and UW-Platteville in 2005, Chellanie moved to Nashville, where she integrated herself by waiting tables during the day and singing at night. Now, she spends her days working as a loan processor in the mortgage business. Then, she plays live one or two times per week at songwriters’ nights.

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Feb

David J. Redman

 

David J. Redman, 65, of Prairie du Chien passed away in his sleep Thursday, Feb. 5, at home. 

He was born May 1, 1949 the son of Mearl and Esther (Mindham) Redman. He married Mary Ann Morgan on Aug. 3, 1968 at St John’s Church in Patch Grove. Dave was well known in the area as a beer salesman and deliveryman. He worked for Prairie Beer Distributing in Prairie du Chien for over 30 years. He was an avid hunter and belonged to the Prairie Rod and Gun Club. Dave was very proud of his recent baptism into the catholic faith and his membership at St. John’s Parish. 

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Feb

Judy L. (Nugent) Kay

 

Judy L. (Nugent) Kay, 68, of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, at her residence in Atlantic.

Judy was born Oct. 10, 1946, in Atlantic, Iowa, to Gerald and Betty (Okerlin) Kay. She grew up in Atlantic and graduated from Atlantic High School. Judy attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and received her Master’s in Psychology from the University of Colorado. She was a school psychologist for the Prairie du Chien, school district for 27 years. She also was a school psychologist for the Atlantic schools for 10 years.

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