Wauzeka couple to marry Saturday, Oct. 5

Heidi Krachey and Eddie Mezera, both of Wauzeka, are happy to announce their upcoming wedding. The couple will be married on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at St. Gabriel’s Church of the Holy Family Parish in Prairie du Chien. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Monica Krachey and the late Ken Krachey, of Wauzeka. The groom-to-be is the son of the late Ed and Ellen (Pat) Mezera. Friends and classmates are invited to attend the wedding dance at The Barn Restaurant, starting at 7 p.m. Saturday.


Couple marries in Denver


Sheila (Thomas) Kautman, Prairie du Chien, is pleased to announce the marriage of her daughter Christine Elaine Thomas, to Brian Carlyle Sharp. They were married on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Mile High Station, in Denver, Colo. Shawn Marie Thomas, sister of the bride, was her maid of honor.


Root, Pierce to exchange vows Sept. 28

Root-Pierce Engagement

Emily Rose Root and Anthony Carl Pierce will celebrate their wedding day on Saturday, Sept. 28. Emily is the daughter of Curtis and Shelly Root, Prairie du Chien. Carl is the son of Randall and Vicki Goeke, Waterville, Iowa. Both Emily and Ben are employed at 3M. Their wedding celebration will take place at St. John’s Nepomuc Church of the Holy Family Parish, Prairie du Chien.


Appreciation supper held for Crawford County Meat Animal Auction

Lonnie Achenbach (right) receives the Friend of Youth Award presented to him by Olivia Dudenbostel. (Photo submitted)
fair group
From left, Leonard Zabel presented Swine Award to Drew Mezera; Amy Mitchell presented Beef Award to Olivia Dudenbostel; and Tyler Nagel was presented the Sheep Award by Greg and Amy Oppriecht. Not pictured is Amy Oppriecht. (Photo submitted)
The following exhibitors were winners of the Carcass Show, from left, McKenzie Olsen—Beef Champion; Casey Ostheimer—Sheep Champion; Rachel Nolan—Dairy Steer Champion; and Joey Oppriecht—Swine Champion. (Photo submitted)

Schneiders celebrate 50 years, Aug. 24

Schneider Anniversary


Robert and Linda (Welch) Schneider were married at St. Gabriels Parish, Prairie du Chien on Aug. 24, 1963. Bob and Linda hve three children: Randy (Kathy) Schneider of Prairie du Chien, Alan (Cheryl) Schneider from Indiana and Sherry from Florida.


40 years for Sue & Steve Weipert

Sue Luster of Harpers Ferry married Steve Weipert of McGregor on Aug. 25, in 1973 at the St. Anne’s-St. Joseph’s Church in Harpers Ferry, Iowa. In honor of this milestone anniversary their children would like to invite friends and family to send the couple well wishes and congratulations to PO Box 266 in Marquette, IA 52158.


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.


Tesars celebrate 45 years

tesar anniversary

Sharon Bradley and John Tesar were married Aug. 3, 1968 in Glen Haven. Helping them celebrate their 45 years of mar-riage is their son, Tim of Prairie du Chien and daughter and son-in-law Kim and Leon Trappe of Monona. They also have 2 grandpets Bugsee Boobug and Mia Mae Trappe.


Bushnell and Van Auken plan Aug. 17th wedding

Bushnell engagement

Amanda Bushnell and Ben Van Auken will celebrate their wedding day on Saturday, Aug. 17. Amanda is the daughter of Randy and Jane Bushnell, Prairie du Chien. Ben is the son of Dave and Deb Van Auken, Antigo. Amanda and Ben reside in Sparta. Amanda is a fuel supply analyst for Jacobus Energy and achieved her economics degree from UW-Madison. Ben is a staff sergeant for the U.S. Army, working out of Fort McCoy and Camp Douglas. Their wedding celebration will take place at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Prairie du Chien. A dinner and dance will follow at The Barn reception hall.


Martin, Hartley plan Aug. 16 wedding vows

Vanessa Renee Martin and Brent Charles Hartley announce their plans for an Aug. 16, 2013, wedding, reception and dance to be held at the Dousman House in Prairie du Chien. Parents of the couple are Jerry and Dee Martin, Prairie du Chien, and Ron and Julie Hartley, Eastman. Vanessa is a 2005 graduate of Prairie du Chien High School and a 2009 graduate of MATC-Madison, with a degree in dental hygiene. She works as a dental hygienist at Viroqua Dental Center in Viroqua. Brent is a 2007 graduate of Seneca High School and a 2011 graduate of Southeast Technical College, Winona, Minn., with a degree in industrial technology. He works for the Crawford County Highway Department and on the family farm. The couple will honeymoon in Jamaica this fall, at which time Vanessa’s sister will also be married. After their marriage, Vanessa and Brent will reside in their newly-built home in rural Eastman.


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