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Prairie du Chien’s HS Salon helps women ‘Look Good, Feel Better’

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Heather Schroeder, owner and stylist of HS Salon in Prairie du Chien (located in Hair Play next to Southwest Vet), donated $70 to Look Good Feel Better through the Caring Is Sexy Charity Cut-A-Thon Oct. 22. She said she hopes that, with better promotion next year, she can increase the amount of money she donates to the organization, which is dedicated to improving the self-image of those undergoing cancer treatments. She is pictured trimming the locks of customer and friend Kristin Snitker, of Waukon. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

HS Salon in Prairie du Chien joined beauty brand Sexy Hair’s efforts for a Caring Is Sexy Charity Cut-A-Thon on Tuesday, Oct. 22. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Owner and Stylist Heather Schroeder said this is the second year she has participated in the haircut marathon, which involved more than 380 salons across the United States this year.

During the cut-a-thon, HS Salon offered haircuts with a percentage of all proceeds benefiting the nonprofit organization Look Good Feel Better, a self-help beauty charity dedicated to improving the self-image of those undergoing cancer treatment.

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Governor Walker recognizes southwest Wisconsin’s contributions to manufacturing

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Governor Scott Walker addresses a crowd of 165 dignitaries, manufacturers, administrators, faculty and students at Southwest Tech Oct. 21 in celebration of Manufacturing Month.

By Robert Callahan

Wisconsin is open for business. Manufacturers are welcome.

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Fennimore hosted over 150 people, including Gov. Scott Walker, during a Manufacturing Month event Oct. 21.

“I think manufacturing matters,” Walker told his receptive audience, which included area dignitaries and high school students. “I think it has been a proud part of our state’s history, but more importantly I think it is going to be an even more dynamic part of our state’s future.

“We just got to make sure we have people ready to fill those positions.”

The event was made possible in part due to the efforts of the Southwest Wisconsin Chamber Alliance, a new collaboration of six Chamber of Commerce groups (Dodgeville, Fennimore, Lancaster, Mineral Point, Platteville and Prairie du Chien). The alliance’s goals are to provide support and resources for businesses and also showcase southwest Wisconsin’s business opportunities, education, training and advancement possibilities, and vibrant quality of life, which in turn promotes the region as a great place to start or relocate a business.

“As an advocate for all of our businesses and communities, we endorse southwest Wisconsin as an economically feasible region to start or relocate a business,” said Southwest Wisconsin Chamber Alliance co-chair Robert Moses. “Our goal for today is to bring a higher level of awareness for the manufacturing opportunities in southwest Wisconsin.”

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Prairie du Chien plans informational meetings about Marquette Road project

The city of Prairie du Chien will host a series of meetings in November and December in an effort to work with local businesses that will be impacted by the Marquette Road project, which is scheduled to begin in March 2014. The Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce will co-sponsor the meetings. The first two informational meetings will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The first meeting will be held at noon in the City Hall Council Chambers, and the second meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Community Room. Representatives from the city, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Chamber of Commerce will be present to discuss the project and answer questions from the local business community.

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Battling breast cancer one step at a time

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By Correne Martin

Vicki Taylor wakes up every day and finds something positive on which to focus her thoughts and her energy. She has always taken good care of her health and been an upbeat person. So when Vicki heard her doctor say a mammogram detected a small mass in her left breast, she wasn’t too concerned. But a needle biopsy later found the lump to be cancerous. A trace of the disease was also discovered in her lymph nodes, which meant, at the age of 61, Vicki had breast cancer. The diagnosis, HER2 positive metastatic breast cancer, came in March of 2013.

“Initially I thought, ‘I’m 61 and I’ve lived a good life. I’m just going to continue on and not do anything.’ But my kids had a different idea for me,” said Vicki, who lives in Prairie du Chien with her adult daughter. Her two sons live in Oregon (Wis.).

A mastectomy was Vicki’s initial decision. Yet, thanks to an eye-opening comment from her doctor, that determination changed.

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Globally Important Bird Area

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A cerulean warbler perches in an oak tree in the Effigy Mounds-Yellow River Forest Bird Conservation Area. (Photo by Sue Fletcher)

 

Effigy Mounds-Yellow River Forest Bird 

Conservation Area receives ‘globally important’ designation

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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Sectional cross country

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Ethan Ingle runs around a shed at the sectional meet in Monroe Saturday.
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Liz LaHaie cruises up a hill at the sectional cross country meet in Monroe.

 

Prairie runners enjoy Sectional Cross Country Meet

Saturday, Oct. 26 marked the end of the Prairie du Chien Cross Country team’s season with the WIAA Sectional meet in Monroe. The girls’ performance earned them a 14th-place finish at the meet, with 353 points. Seniors Claire Bowar (48th, 17:43) Liz LaHaie (80th, 19:08) and Kelly Heal (87th, 19:44) capped off their careers with a final race for the Blackhawks. 

“All three of these girls drastically improved their times from last year’s sectional race, despite the windy conditions we faced today,” said Coach Alli Tank. 

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Robert Travis

 

Robert E. Travis 90, of Watertown, passed away on Thursday Oct. 24, at the Watertown Regional Medical Center.

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Debra Dwornik

 

Debra A. Dwornik, 53, of Prairie du Chien passed away at her home with her beloved husband Phil of twenty three years, mother, sister, and two dogs by her side from advanced cancer that was untreatable. She will be dearly missed by her husband, loving and caring parents, Terrance and Joanne A. Luebke and cherished sister, Tina C. Luebke. This sudden loss will be felt by all her friends and those who got to know her from working at the Nelson True Value Hardware Store for the past eleven years where she shared advice, laughter and jokes. Unfortunately there was not enough time to fulfill all her dreams including her last one of returning to Wyalusing Park one last time as she had planned. 

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Ivanelle Sauer

 

Ivanelle Ann Sauer, 82, McGregor, Iowa, passed away on Oct. 26, surrounded by her family at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born on April 25, 1931 in McGregor, Iowa, as the daughter of the late John E. and Azalia C. (Rubendall) Corlett. Ivy graduated from McGregor High School in 1949.

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Mary Hannah

 

Mary K. Hannah, 68, of Prairie du Chien passed away surrounded by her family Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Madison, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. 

She was born Dec. 27, 1944, in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Arthur and Kathryn (Rosenbaum) Steiner. She married James Hannah on May 28, 1966. Mary loved working with elementary school children, especially those with special needs. She was an avid Packer, Badger and Brewer fan and enjoyed attending her family’s sporting events. She was active in the American Legion Auxiliary where she acted as president. 

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