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Mon
13
Jan

New Crawford County Fairest to be named Jan. 24

The Crawford County Fairest of the Fair Gala will be held in Eastman on Friday, Jan. 24, at the Friendship Hall of the Eastman United Methodist Church on Main Street. The pre-gala reception will start at 6 p.m. and include music and a dessert auction preview. The dinner and awards gala start at 7 p.m., followed by the fundraising dessert auction. Dinner is being provided by the Steuben River Runners.

Tickets can be purchased at the UW-Extension office in Prairie du Chien or they can be reserved by calling the office at 326-0223.

This year’s contestants in the Crawford County Fairest of the Fair will be Sarah Achenbach and Mikaela Baker. Marie Achenbach is also running to be the Crawford County Future Fairest of the Fair. The Fairest of the Fair and her attendant will be announced at the gala.

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
30
Oct

Halverson and Tranel are united in marriage

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Karissa Halverson and Jacob Tranel were united in marriage on Aug. 24, 2013. Karissa is the daughter of Sam and Sandy Halverson, of Prairie du Chien, and Jacob is the son of Ken and Diane Tranel, of Cuba City. Karissa is a graduate of Prairie Senior High School and is employed at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse. Jacob is a graduate of Cuba City High School and has been the owner of Tranel’s Canal Street Restaurant and Bar in Bloomington for the past eight years. The couple has made their home in Bloomington.
Mon
28
Oct

PdC Class of 1963 reunites

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Pictured is the PdC Class of 1963’s 50th Reunion, held Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Duck Inn.

Mon
28
Oct

Poster recognized at state level

B.A. Kennedy student Shaw Esser, Prairie du Chien, was recognized last week by the Prairie du Chien Fire Department for the fire prevention awareness poster he created as a kindergartener last year in Ms. Emily O’Brien’s class. His fire poster was not only selected at the local level but it also won first place in the Wisconsin State Firefighters Association contest for his grade level. He received a plaque and his winning poster in a large frame, along with a cash prize from the state. Pictured (front row, from left) are Amber Pulda, of American Family Insurance, who sponsors the local contest; Shaw Esser; Ms. Emily O’Brien; (back row) Fire Chief Harry Remz; Shaw’s mother Bre Esser; and Fire Safety Officer Matt Stubbe.

Wed
16
Oct

Baby girl born to Rooneys

Claire Alice Rooney was born on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at 3:15 p.m. in St. Cloud, Minn. She weighed 7 pounds and two ounces and was 19 inches long. Her parents are Brooke and Adam Rooney. Waiting patiently was her big brother Bo. Grandparents are Pat and Patti Harvat, Wauzeka, and Mick and Becky Rooney, Prairie du Chien. Great-grandparents are Dale and Bette Curtis, Wauzeka; the late Orville and Dorothy Harvat; Lyle and Roberta Marfilius, Prairie du Chien; and the late Francis and Alice Rooney.

Wed
02
Oct

Soldiers Grove artist wins People’s Choice and Committee’s Choice Awards

John Craig has a rare ability to combine art and humor and he demonstrated that again at the ninth annual Driftless Area Art Festival Sept. 14 and 15 in Soldiers Grove.

“Hilarious!” “Thought-provoking!” “What an interesting way to look at it!”

People were commenting on Craig’s exhibit of photo collages and brief stories, titled, “Lost Treasures from the Heart of the Driftless.” They liked it so much they voted him the 2013 People’s Choice Award winner. The day before he had received the 2013 Committee’s Choice Award, given to a single artist whose booth display and body of work is judged to be exemplary in design and artistic merit.

Wed
02
Oct

Goodman-Simon say vows

Julie R. Goodman, Prairie du Chien, daughter of Elinor Nelson, Readstown, became the bride of Christopher M. Simon, Prairie du Chien, son of Joan Simon, Guttenberg, on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at a 4 p.m. ceremony at the residence of Tom and Andrea McElwaine of McGregor. Rev. Ben Bradley officiated at the ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her three daughters, Brianna Goodman, Ashley Goodman and Cassandra Simon. Pam Montgomery, McGregor, was maid of honor. Attendants were Jennifer Lessard and Lacey Gordon, both of Prairie du Chien. They wore purple tea-length gowns and carried matching bouquets. Best man was Jason McCullick, McGregor, and groomsmen were Warren Scott, Oklahoma, and Ryan Whalen, Prairie du Chien. Ringbearer was Gavin Whalen, and flower girls were Aubrey Fish and Alexandrea McElwaine. Following the ceremony, a reception for 200 guests was held at the McElwaine residence. Kristin and Joe Becker cut and served the cake.

Wed
02
Oct

Couple set Oct. 12 ceremony

Jim and Sherry Ariss, Prairie du Chien, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jaimie Ariss to Demetri Andrews, son of George and Karen Andrews, Dodgeville. The couple is planning an Oct. 12 wedding ceremony at St. John Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien. The bride-to-be is 2008 graduate of Prairie du Chien High School and a 2012 graduate of UW-La Crosse. She currently works as a third grade special education teacher at Mount Horeb Intermediate Center. The groom-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Wauzeka High School and a 2008 graduate of UW-Whitewater. He is currently a business education teacher at Mount Horeb High School. The couple resides in Mount Horeb.

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