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Fri
03
Apr

David S. Krieg

 

David S. Krieg, 83, of LaCrosse, died peacefully in his home Tuesday, March 31. 

Thu
02
Apr

Prairie du Chien School Board election

 

Seven candidates vie for Prairie du Chien School Board

There are seven candidates for the Prairie du Chien Board of Education election on April 7.

Candidates will vie for four seats on the board. The term of office for three of the seats will be three years beginning April 2015 and going through April 2018. The term of office for the completion of the unfilled term for Tracy Morovits-Feye is one year beginning April 2015 and running through April 2016. The top four vote-getters will be elected. The fourth-place candidate will be elected to the one-year term.

Thu
02
Apr

Donald Robert Yohe

 

 Donald Robert Yohe of Gilbert, Ariz., passed away March 30, in Chandler, Ariz. at the age of 95.

Donald was born in Clayton, Iowa to George and Elsie Yohe. Donald was raised on the family farm near the Mississippi River in Clayton and graduated from Guttenberg High School. He served in the Civilian Conversation Corps and for over four years in the United States Army during World War II as a training sergeant in California and later in the Italian Campaign. After the War, he farmed, played minor league baseball, and then attended Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato State University, and the University in Northern Iowa.

Wed
01
Apr

New Fellowship Hall


It is hoped that the new 7,000-square-foot Community Fellowship Hall being constructed next to St. John’s Catholic Church will be completed in the fall.

 

New Community Fellowship Hall 

being constructed next to St. John’s

By Ted Pennekamp

 

As anyone traveling along the 700 block of S. Wacouta Avenue would have noticed, there will soon be a big, new Community Fellowship Hall next to St. John’s Catholic Church. 

Wed
01
Apr

Prairie du Chien Common Council will be reduced to 8 members after election

By Correne Martin

The time has come for the Prairie du Chien Common Council to be reduced in size, from 12 members to eight. The new council will be composed of six aldermen representing the city’s six individual wards and two at-large aldermen. Three current members are bowing out from their seats, one vacant seat is simply going away, and two other current members will be named on the spring election ballot Tuesday, April 7 for the at-large positions.

“Last spring, it was determined that the six seats up for election, in the next city election following the vote to downsize, would be discontinued,” City Administrator Aaron Kramer explained, “and two citywide, at-large positions would be created.”

Wed
01
Apr

Best of the Region features a night of local cuisine, music and art in Prairie du Chien

The community is invited to attend the culinary experience of the year, as the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Best of the Region on Thursday, April 9, from 5 to 8 p.m., at The Barn Restaurant in Prairie du Chien.

Spend the evening sampling culinary selections from southwest Wisconsin and northeast Iowa. Let your taste buds encounter the finest in wine, beer, cheese, and cuisine from the finest restaurants around the region. Producers of locally-grown food have been invited to educate and provide you with an opportunity to sample items that have been grown throughout the area.

Enjoy musical styles and talents from several local high school instrumental and vocal groups.

Fine art, folk art, photography, jewelry, fiber arts, stained glass, stone, woods and primitive décor are just a few items showcased throughout the evening.

Wed
01
Apr

Four candidates run for two River Ridge board seats

Compiled by Correne Martin

The River Ridge School District has two seats up for election on April 7—one currently held by Bob Key, who chose not to re-run, and the other held by Bob Mathre, who did not advance past the February primary election. Four district residents are running for the two spots. Each of the candidates was recently asked to respond to the same set of provided questions:

Wed
01
Apr

Downsized referendum presented to River Ridge voters

By Correne Martin

The taxpayers of the River Ridge School District will decide, in an April 7 referendum, where the district is headed and how it’s going to get there. On the spring ballot, voters will be asked to approve a $9.9 million facility referendum that would create one PreK-12 campus at the Patch Grove site. Doing so would include remodeling and renovation projects, ADA modifications, HVAC replacement, a gym addition, a safe and secure entrance as well as other improvements and upgrades.

Since the unsuccessful, $13 million Nov. 4 referendum, the school board has downsized its budget by $3.1 million. It is no longer asking for the track and football field to be relocated to Patch Grove; they will remain in Bloomington. It is no longer including the parking lot and ag shop additions either. The secure entrance/office addition has been reduced by 1,000 square feet also.

Tue
31
Mar

Donald J. Zimmerman

 

Donald J. Zimmerman, 86, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away peacefully at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 29, at home. 

Tue
31
Mar

Catharine Lechnir Daugherty

 

Catharine Lechnir Daugherty, 88, of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., formally of Jefferson City, Tenn., died March 30, of natural causes. “For every end no matter how tragic, there will be a new beginning.”

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