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Wed
06
Nov

Rose Mary Brown

 

Rose Mary (Caya) Brown, 82, passed away on All Saints Day, Friday, Nov. 1, in San Antonio, Texas. 

She was born in Lynxville, to Mitchell and Rose (Mickel) Caya. Rose served our country in the U. S. Women’s Army Corps. She was a devoted Roman Catholic. 

Rose was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Charles W. Brown. She is survived by her daughters, Katherine Brown, Christine (Rodney) Klein, Joan Brown, Mary Brown; son, Michael (Katherine) Brown; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Hannah, Emma, Ashlyn and numerous relatives. 

Wed
06
Nov

Wyalusing Academy to be sold

 

Wyalusing 

Academy to be sold

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Clinicare President David Fritsch said Tuesday afternoon that Clinicare Corporation will be looking to sell the buildings and grounds of Wyalusing Academy. 

Wed
06
Nov

Wyalusing Academy

 

Union, Clinicare at odds

Disagreement over WARN Act, Wyalusing Academy closure

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
06
Nov

PdC High ‘Godspell’ cast prepares for production

The Prairie du Chien High School drama department will present the production of “Godspell” Nov. 7-9 and Nov. 15-16. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday matinees begin at 1 p.m.

Wed
06
Nov

‘Robinson Crusoe’ performance of Missoula Children’s Theatre at River Ridge

Join the hula dancing Chameleons and many other original characters at Friday’s Seaside Resort Saturday, Nov. 9, when the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) and more than 50 local students present “Robinson Crusoe.”

Wed
06
Nov

Operation Santa Claus accepting funds and food in River Ridge area

Members of the West Grant Lions Club, which serves the River Ridge area and the communities of Bagley, Bloomington, Glen Haven, Mt. Hope and Patch Grove, are asking for help during November and until Dec. 6 to raise funds as part of the club’s annual Operation Santa Claus.

Funds and foo items donated by residents and organizations of the River Ridge area will be used to help those less fortunate to have a good holiday season.

Lion Bob Wood, chairperson for Operation Santa Claus of the West Grant Lions Club, said, “Money and donations raised during this time will allow Lions to meet pressing needs in the River Ridge communities with food assistance. Contributions to this important work truly help Lions make a difference in our communities.”

Donations may be mailed to the West Grant Lions Club at P.O. Box 77, Patch Grove, WI 53817 or dropped off at River Ridge High School during normal school hours. Food items may also dropped off at the high school.

Wed
06
Nov

Further upgrades to pedestrian safety limited at Wells Street intersection

By Correne Martin

Pedestrian safety at the intersection of Wells Street and Marquette Road was a primary topic of discussion at the Prairie du Chien Common Council meeting once again Tuesday night.

At a regular meeting in August, the council directed City Administrator Aaron Kramer to obtain figures on a High-intensity Activated cross WalK, or HAWK, signaling system, for that intersection. A HAWK system is a combination of a beacon flasher and traffic control signaling system.

Reporting back to the council Tuesday night, Kramer said city officials talked to the Department of Transportation and found out that a HAWK system would cost the city between $120,000 and $160,000. Also, according to the DOT, the intersection’s low pedestrian count would probably not meet pedestrian crossing requirements to get federal and state approval for installing a HAWK system. These factors, as well as the fact that the system would have to be removed prior to road construction in 2017, make this option unfeasible, Kramer stated.

Wed
06
Nov

Minor setback in field improvement

caterpillar stuck

A construction crew from C.J. Moyna and Sons, of Elkader, has been working this week to fill in a field on Gale Beneker’s property across from Walmart in Bridgeport township. They have been using earth from an adjacent hill to fill the field. This excavator was in the process of removing the top soil so fill could be brought in, when it became stuck and sunk into the soil. According to Beneker, the project’s goal is to eliminate the recurring issue of standing water in the field, which is currently being used for agricultural purposes. Archeological digs were performed in the area this summer, with no significant findings. Also, no business development is planned at this time; however, Beneker wouldn’t rule out future possibilities for his property. “Who knows what could happen,” he stated. (Photo by Gary Howe)

Wed
06
Nov

Veterans encouraged to tell stories of war realities

veteran
Distinguished Service Cross recipient, Medical Specialist Ronald Soppe, of Arlington, Iowa, spoke on camera about his military experiences for a Veterans History Project interview recently. (Travis Bockenstedt photo)

By Correne Martin

This Veterans Day, as military men and women of today’s generations recollect their experiences serving our country, they are encouraged to take advantage of a special opportunity to tell their stories for the generations of tomorrow.
For the first time, tri-state area veterans can video record their personal military memories into the archives of history through the Veterans History Project.

Tue
05
Nov

‘Unforgettable’ documentary about Prairie du Chien native showing in area

“Unforgettable,” the award-winning documentary on the memorable real-life adventures of the man dubbed “the Human Google,” will be shown as part of the 2013 Driftless Film Festival at the Grantland Theatre in Lancaster on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m.

The film is a fascinating and funny portrait of La Crosse radio newsman and Prairie du Chien native Brad Williams, only the second person ever studied for “superior autobiographical memory,” an extremely detailed recall of the events of nearly every day of his life.

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