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Fri
16
Aug

William Beckett

 

 William “Bill” Beckett, 76, of Prairie du Chien, died Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Lancaster Care Center.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo, Iowa Monday, Aug. 19.

 
Thu
15
Aug

Clayton County Fair auction totals $184,619

     Clayton County 4-H and FFA members sold a total of $184,619 worth of livestock at the county fair auction on Monday, August 5, 2013, according to Rita Severson, Clayton County Extension Bookkeeper/Office Point of Contact.  The sale was under the direction of auctioneers, Jerry Maker, Strawberry Point; Jim Funk, Guttenberg, Chad Gillizer, Monona and Mike Monroe, Postville.

     The average price of 76 head of market beeves was $1.37 per pound.  There were 95 head of swine sold for an average price of $1.43 per pound. 11 head of lambs sold with an average price of $1.76 per pound and 15 head of meat goats with an average price of $1.59 per pound.

Thu
15
Aug

Kids’ Casting Contest winners are announced

Kids' Casting Contest
Elizabeth Carlson, 11, was a study in concentration as she participated in the 10th Annual Kids’ Casting Contest Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Crawford County Fair, Gays Mills. Elizabeth, who is the daughter of Gene and Donnette Carlson, Prairie du Chien, was one of 88 registrants in the free contest sponsored by the Prairie Rod and Gun Club. (Photo by Cummings Photography)

 

Kids’ Casting Contest winners are announced Eight-eight children from 14 Wisconsin cities, towns and villages competed in the 10th annual Kids’ Casting Contest sponsored by the Prairie Rod and Gun Club and held Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Crawford County Fair at Gays Mills.  

Thu
15
Aug

Prairie du Chien Waterhawks fourth in SWC swim meet

waterhawks
Waterhawk team members are, front row: Riley Hubanks, Hailey Bedward, Ava Longstreth, Dominique Reilly, Willow Roesch, Ariana Mitic, Kellen Wright, Ella Adrian, Gabey Lenzendorf, Isabella Rose, Ashlyn Knapp, James Reilly, and Sophie Ames. Second row: Brianna Mack, Makenzie Knapp, Victoria Rose, Kylie Wright, Seth Sanders, Elizabeth Carlson, Hailey Ohlert, Kennedy Kirschbaum, Kylie Hebel, Ben LaHaie, Nicolas Stavroplus, Logan Czajkowski Higgins, Alaina Lenz, and Noah Blackburn. Third row: Jacqueline LaHaie, Breanna Teynor, Jack Peterson, Walter Stavroplus, Kelsey Hebel, Allison Krogan, Katy Welsch, Joyanna Steiner, Jessica Gutknecht, Madalyn Roche, Gabby Toberman, and MacKenzie Pettit. Back row: John Stavroplus, Ethan Kilbey, Carson Morrison, Jacob Mara, Faith Dillman and coaches Luke Brom and Caitlin Forsythe. Not pictured: Elizabeth Brom, Hannah Gjolberg, Maria Gjolberg, Mercy Gjolberg, Madeline Peterson and Lindsey Welter. (Photo by Brian Cipra Photography)

 

Prairie du Chien Waterhawks fourth in SWC swim meet

 

The Prairie du Chien Waterhawks took fourth place at the Southwest Wisconsin Conference Swim Meet on Saturday, July 27. Held in Lancaster, the meet included teams from Boscobel, Dodgeville, Lancaster, Mineral Point and Richland Center. 

Thu
15
Aug

Birthday bash a ‘beary’ good time for Smokey Bear


Logan Paske gets a “bear hug” from 69-year-old Smokey.

Tristan Pozega poses with Smokey Bear.

Because of the high number of candles, Smokey Bear needed a little help from his birthday attendees to blow them all out. (Photos by Randy Paske)

More than 70 people helped Smokey Bear celebrate his 69th birthday at Wyalusing State Park on Saturday, Aug. 10. Smokey’s birthday was Aug. 9. Smokey led a parade of children and adults on foot, bikes and in wagons through the scenic Wisconsin Ridge Campground.

Following the parade, children were invited to have their pictures taken with the famous bear and played Pin the Hat on Smokey. Rachele Breuer delighted the children by reading “The True Story of Smokey Bear” from a large picture book. Smokey and the children gathered around a beautiful birthday cake, donated by Ma’s Bakery of Bloomington.

On the count of 3, they blew out all 69 lit candles and enjoyed cake and lemonade. Each child in attendance received a Smokey Bear canvas tote bag filled with Smokey memorabilia.

Smokey’s birthday party was sponsored by the Friends of Wyalusing State Park, Wisconsin DNR, and the USDA.

Thu
15
Aug

OpenAirTours to deliver items to Lynxville Library

OpenAirTours, a classic convertible auto club, will be touring the Kickapoo, driftless area on Friday, Aug. 16.

There are about 200 cars and many of them will be stopping at the Lynxville Library to deliver books, DVD's, or puzzles to the library and used eye glasses for the Lions Club.

The group will be leaving Onalaska at intervals and will not all be stopping by at the same time. They arrive between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. During that time, Carol Crusan will also have her extensive sea shell collection set up so that anyone who wants to see the cars may also see the shells.

For more information, please contact Carol Crusan by phone at (608) 412-3184 or by sending an e-mail to carolcrusan@gmail.com.

Thu
15
Aug

Crawford County Fair results are in

Dairy

Thu
15
Aug

Kim Doll

 

Kim M. Doll, 54, of Wauzeka, passed away quietly at home surrounded by her family and friends on Tuesday, Aug. 13, after a courageous fight with cancer. 

She was born Nov. 18, 1958 in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of James and Beverly (Bird) Mezera. She married Mark Doll on Aug. 17, 1985 in Wauzeka. Kim was a founding and active member of the Wauzeka First Responders, a responsibility she took very seriously. She was a generous person with her time and companionship, willing to help people no matter how she was feeling. Kim spent many hours knitting (particularly slippers). She also loved to share a freshly caught fish dinner with her friends and family. 

Thu
15
Aug

CSP nets $5,000 to monitor frac sand mine water quality

The Crawford Stewardship Project will receive $5,000 from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to help monitor the water quality around the Boscobel and Bridgeport frac sand mines.  “Citizen-Based Monitoring of Water Quality Near Silica Frac Sand Mines” was among 21 projects selected for assistance by the DNR’s 2013-14 Citizen-based Monitoring Partnership Program.

“We’re very pleased with the interest, variety and quality of projects proposed,” said Owen Boyle, who coordinates the Citizen-based Monitoring Program for the DNR. “Those receiving awards will contribute valuable information about Wisconsin’s natural resources, support many DNR initiatives, and will help stretch state dollars further.”

Thu
15
Aug

Anchor BanCorp files for ‘pre-packaged’ Chapter 11 reorganization, 100 percent of necessary equity financing already committed

It’s a new lease on life for AnchorBank and its parent company, Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin.

A group of institutional and private investors from all over the U.S. agreed to put $175 million into Anchor BanCorp in a deal that will pump new money into the struggling company, get it out from under its mountain of debt, and maintain the identity of the nearly century-old Madison bank. The company has a branch office in Prairie du Chien.

“I think this is a very exciting time for Anchor Bank,” said Chris Bauer, president and chief executive. “We’ve found investors from all over who will help us bring $175 million in new capital to the state, which we will turn around and make loans and community investments. I think this makes a great statement about the great markets we’re in. It feels good to be able to give back to communities like Prairie du Chien.”

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