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Fri
11
Sep

Christine R. “Chris” Prew

 

 

Christine R. “Chris” Prew, 67, of McGregor passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on Thursday, Sept. 10, at her home. 

She was born Aug. 30, 1948 in Dodgeville, the daughter of Jonathan and Ruth (Palzkill) Preston. She married Edward Prew on Feb. 24, 1968 at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. She and her husband owned and operated a cleaning service and later Chris managed the Taco Bell restaurant in Prairie du Chien. She retired after working in the bakery at Wal-Mart for several years. Chris was an avid Green Bay Packer fan.

Fri
11
Sep

Pauline K. McNett

 

Pauline K. McNett, 84, of Cuba City, died Thursday, Sept. 10, at Manor Care in Platteville. 

Pauline was born on Oct. 5, 1930, in Darlington, the daughter of Romano and Evelyn (Komprood) Luciani. She married Richard “Dick” McNett on Jan. 29, 1953, at the United Methodist Church in Cuba City. He preceded her in death on June 29, 2003. Pauline farmed with Dick and worked at Advance Transformer until 1973. She then worked at Sentry Foods.

Thu
10
Sep

Alvin G. Tollefson

 

Alvin G. Tollefson, 93, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 9. 

Thu
10
Sep

SWS football


Jared Payne follows his blocking against Port Edwards in high school football action.

The Blue-Golds’ Brady Fernette (4) pulls away from a would be tackler and goes for a good gain against visiting Port Edwards Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Parker Hagensick finds some running room.

Parker Hagensick of Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben runs for good yardage around the left side against Port Edwards in nonconference action.

Brady Fernette of SWS tries to break away against visiting Port Edwards Friday night at Seneca.

 

Port Edwards 

defeats

SWS Blue-Golds

Port Edwards defeated host Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben 34-12 in a nonconference football game Friday night. 

Jared Payne scored on a 45-yard run to get the Blue-Golds on the board first 6-0 in the first quarter. Port Edwards scored on a 10-yard pass to tie the game at 6-6. Port Edwards scored again on a 3-yard run to go up 12-6 after one period. 

Thu
10
Sep

Garage fire


Prairie du Chien Fire Department firefighters hose down the remains of a garage at 301 S. State Street Saturday morning. The shed next to the garage was also damaged in the fire as was some siding on three nearby houses. (Photo by Gary Howe)

 

Fire destroys 

garage in Prairie du Chien

Good samaritans wake up homeowner, save boats

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
09
Sep

Wauzeka Labor Day Parade


William Schlueter has found an efficient way to pick up parade candy quicker than his young competition: a snow shovel. The parade is always a highlight at the annual Labor Day celebration in Wauzeka. Many fire departments, small businesses and tractor riders participated in the parade Monday, providing plenty of candy for the youngsters to snatch from the roadside. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Kelsey Lomas delivered goodies to kids from the cab of an Integrity Ag truck, as her son, Coy, took in the excitement too.

Carol DuCharme, of Carol’s Bar and Grill, Wauzeka, tossed candy bars and waved at those watching the parade Monday, while also advertising for Jim’s Mini Motors, Wauzeka.

Gayle Aspenson (left) and Mara Hird, of Peoples State Bank, were accompanied by an enthusiastic Bristol Hird on wheels, while handing out candy to parade-goers Monday.
Wed
09
Sep

PdC School District seeks Advisory Task Force

The Prairie du Chien School District has begun a planning effort to assess facility and space needs required to deliver current and future required curriculum at all grade levels. At the same time, a condition assessment is being completed to evaluate code, maintenance and ADA issues that may need to be addressed over the next 10 years so that capital budgets can be planned in advance.

According to school board president Christine Panka, “The board has determined that the residents of the community are the true owners of the school district and they want to hear from the community what its vision is for the future of the district.”

To gather input, the board has initiated a public-driven evaluation process with a goal of determining the most appropriate long-term solutions for infrastructure needs. The architectural and engineering firm, FEH Design, will facilitate a public engagement process for this analysis.

Wed
09
Sep

Celebrate fun local foods at Harvest Dinner

Celebrate Driftless Wisconsin Grown’s fourth annual harvest dinner on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Gatherings on the Ridge, a newly-renovated rustic barn just north of Eastman on Highway 27.

Talented chef, Mark Oppermann, of Sharing Spaces Kitchen, will cater this local foods event. Appetizers include cheese and vegetable kabobs, endive lettuce cups with mushrooms and wild rice, fall harvest salsa, and Prairie Earth Organic baked tortilla chips. An apple harvest salad features spinach, quinoa, apples, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, and pecans. A garam masala pumpkin soup with crispy chorizo and glazed apples will be served as well. The delicious entree includes a pork loin roast with cranberry and walnut stuffing and a roasted butternut squash ravioli with hazelnut cream sauce. A dessert of cheesecake stuffed baked apples will top off the delicious meal.

Wed
09
Sep

Homecoming celebrated at River Ridge next week

River Ridge High School will celebrate homecoming Sept. 14-18. The theme this year is “Around the World” and the football game is against Potosi Friday at 7 p.m.

Wednesday will begin the week of activities with a night of family fun and entertainment at the high school. A color run held on the Fitness Trail will be from 6 to 7 p.m. During the run, there will be food provided by the Safe and Stable Family Grant. Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy a sandwich and soup. Also on Wednesday evening are the skits, lip syncing, and coronation in the high school gym at 7:30. The coronation will immediately follow the introductory music and school song by the band, under the direction of Mr. Lasko.

Wed
09
Sep

Asphalt scam hits area

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of a possible asphalt scam in the area.

Sheriff Mike Tschirgi is urging residents to beware of door-to-door solicitors who offer to pave or repair your driveway or sidewalk at a substantially lower price than most contractors. Many times, the solicitors will arrive unannounced and offer a special discount for leftover asphalt, promising to apply a 3- to 4-inch asphalt base, when in fact they only put down a 1 or 2-inch base.

These actions are in violation of Iowa law and the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office will investigate as such. If you have experienced a similar situation, write down the license plate number and contact the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Tschirgi provided some additional advice for those seeking driveway or sidewalk repairs:

•Obtain written estimates from multiple contractors and get in writing the terms of the contract.

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