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09
Jul

Native publishes second novel in series

By Caitlin Bittner

Over the years, the Prairie du Chien area has helped inspire many authors and writers with its rich history, picturesque scenery and charming residents. Author Kim Luke, whose second book “Black Inferno” was just released this spring can count herself amongst the success stories.

Kim is the daughter of Gerald and the late Judith Carl, both Prairie du Chien natives. “I went to school at Prairie Catholic,” she said, noting that she also got her first library card in town. “It was from the Memorial Library.”

Thu
09
Jul

Jim Chambers

 

Jim Chambers, 69, formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away in Kent, Wash. on July 5.

Jim was born in La Crosse to Stan and Jane (Norton) Chambers on May 26, 1946. He graduated from Campion Jesuit High School in 1965 and the University of Santa Clara, Calf. in 1970 with a masters in business administration. He worked in electronic sales for many years and currently owned a consulting business for cable systems. He enjoyed golf, coin collecting, movies, music, and was an avid Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks fan.

Thu
09
Jul

Kristina L. “Krissy” Colson

 

Kristina L. “Krissy” Colson, 23, of Eastman passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, July 7, after an extended illness. 

She was born Nov. 4, 1991 the daughter of Ronald “Butch” and Ruth (Martin) Colson. Krissy worked as a certified nursing assistant and belonged to the Eastman First Responders. 

Wed
08
Jul

Hibbett Sports


Above is a view of the inside of a typical Hibbett Sports store. (Photo submitted)

 

Hibbett Sports store 

coming to Prairie du Chien

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc., the national sporting goods retailer based in Birmingham, Ala., is pleased to announce the execution of a lease for a new store in the Prairie du Chien area.

Wed
08
Jul

State Aid for Area Schools

 

PdC, Seneca school districts 

may see drop in aid; River Ridge and 

Wauzeka-Steuben may get increase

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
08
Jul

Mae A. Sprosty

 

Mae A. Sprosty, 93, died Sunday, June 21, at Crest Health Care Center, Ridgecrest Village, Davenport, Iowa.

Mae Agnes Fisher was born May 16, 1922 in Eastman, the daughter of Thomas J. and Anna (Wagner) Fisher. She was united in marriage to Leonard W. Sprosty on June 15, 1943 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Eastman. They had shared over 60 years of marriage prior to Leonard’s death June 2, 2004. 

Tue
07
Jul

Clifford “Cliff” Du Charme

 

Clifford “Cliff” Du Charme, of Baker, Mont., formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away July 4, 2015.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 11 at 11 a.m. in Baker, Mont. Military rites will be accorded following services.

Tue
07
Jul

Myra M. Lang

 

Heaven opened its gates to welcome Myra M. Lang on July 5. 

She was born 94 years ago on April 20, 1921 in Wauzeka, to Leslie and Mary Hazen.  Myra grew up in Wauzeka cultivating her love for family, cooking, dancing, reading, card games, history, and all things social. 

Tue
07
Jul

Maryland 4-H visit Wisconsin 4-H in exchange program

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The group of 4-Hers posed for a smile on their adventures front row: David Degreenia (left), Joe Whittington, Matt Walz, Beth Bohringer and Kendra Jentz; middle row: Stephanie Groat, Lexi Solley, Sam Barlage, Bea Mumm and Shannon McCabe; back row: Lauren Yearous, Katelyn Zenz, Matt Reimer, Amber Patterson, Maura McCabe, Jenna Whittington and Tova Lindberg. (Submitted photos)

By Addison Mumm

Visiting a different part of America, some Maryland 4-Hers got a good taste of fresh cheese, the best milk and some Wisconsin adventures. Grant County 4-Hers hosted nine Marylanders for a week. On their week agenda in Wisconsin was tubing on the river, touring dairy farms, visiting Wisconsin Dells and, of course, a trip to Culver’s.

Each 4-H group signed up online for a few states they wished they could visit. The Wisconsin group emailed the Maryland group first. When each group agreed to visit the other, the dates were chosen, times were marked and schedules were created.
The Marylanders arrived in Wisconsin on June 23, in Milwaukee. The group traveled to Madison where they met up with the Grant County 4-Hers and took a stroll up and down State Street. From Madison, the Marylanders headed to Grant County to see their Wisconsin homes. The following day, they began their Wisconsin experience.

Tue
07
Jul

Siblings achieve academic excellence

By Addison Mumm

Siblings have a constant rivalry that never fades away. The Miller siblings, from Prairie du Chien, have reached a new level for “family competition.” Both Amber Miller-Adamany and Jacob Miller have gone above and beyond with their education. Jacob is now in Chile working on his dissertation and Amber is conducting important research for a better ecosystem.

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