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Donald A. Schiffman

Donald A. Schiffman, 87, of Bagley, passed away at home on Thursday, June 20, 2019, with his two daughters by his side after a courageous two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer.

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Hazel S. Boom

Hazel S. Boom, 96, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. 

Hazel, daughter of LeRoy and Vivian (Kramer) Schwenn, was born April 19, 1923, on a farm north of Madison, near Morrisonville, Columbia County. 

Hazel graduated from West High School in Madison in June of 1941. After her graduation she moved to Eastman, and worked part-time at the telephone office. Hazel was united in marriage with Daniel Boom on Nov. 1, 1942. To this union, three children, Rodney, Roger and Esther were born. 

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Donna Marie (Benoy) Fortney

Donna Marie (Benoy) Fortney, 82, of Prairie du Chien, died Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Prairie Masion in Prairie du Chien. 

Donna Marie was born July 15, 1936, to Clarence and Ella (Fisher) Benoy in Crawford County. 

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Richard Towle

Richard Towle, 75, of McGregor, Iowa, died Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at his home in McGregor. 

Richard Bruce was born Jan. 25, 1944, to William Irving and Lavonne (Prouty) Towle in McGregor. 

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Pete’s plans sizzling fun for 110th anniversary

2019 marks Pete’s Hamburgers’ 110th anniversary. To celebrate, on Saturday, July 6, there will be a full day of activities.

Starting at 8 a.m. there will be a 5K race at St. Feriole Island. The registration fee gives you entrance into the 5K, one limited edition Pete’s Hamburgers shirt and one free Pete’s Hamburger. 

The public is encouraged to register by June 27, however, race day registration will be permitted. 

Prizes will be given to the top three males and females, as well as, random prize giveaways. 

All the proceeds from the 5K go to the Prairie du Chien Park’s and Recreation Department.

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Man arrested after foot pursuit

On June 20, a man identified as Patrick Berger, 29, of La Crosse, went to the Crawford County Jail and attempted to post bond for an inmate housed at the jail. 

Crawford County deputies observed Berger drive to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, where he exhibited signs of narcotics impairment while talking with jail personnel. Deputies made contact with Berger while the Crawford County K-9 unit deployed K-9 Breck around the exterior of the vehicle Berger drove to the sheriff’s office. K-9 Breck indicated the presence of narcotics. 

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Vehicle hits mobile home in Prairie du Chien

A car versus mobile home accident resulted in no injuries Tuesday evening.

On June 18, at 6:29 p.m. the Crawford County Communications Center received a report of a vehicle that crashed into a mobile home along County Road K at 32401 Lakeview Cir., in the township of Prairie du Chien. 

Dawn T. Albrecht, 54, of Prairie du Chien, was operating a 1997 Ford Explorer SUV northbound on County Road K. While northbound, Albrecht completely crossed the southbound lane of traffic, then ran off the road and struck the end of a mobile home. The mobile home is owned by Jason S. Miller, 41, of Cedar Falls, Iowa. The home was unoccupied at the time of the accident. Albrecht was transported by Tri-State Regional EMS to Crossing Rivers Health for medical evaluation. The mobile home and vehicle both sustained severe damage.

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Villa Louis Road overhaul set for 2022

Archaeological work done this summer in conjunction with Fourth Street, boat landing projects

By Correne Martin

The Prairie du Chien Common Council is planning for the complete reconstruction of Villa Louis Road on St. Feriole Island, from Blackhawk Avenue north 3,800 feet to the harbor. 

The majority of the roadwork was scheduled to happen in two years, in 2021. However, the common council and state have both approved postponing it to 2022, in an effort to “better absorb costs,” City Planner Garth Frable said, and because a couple of the city’s TIF districts will be retiring by then, allowing extra income. 

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Loretta A. 'Letty' Oehler

Loretta A. “Letty” Oehler, 83, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

She was born July 21, 1935, in Hunter Township, Jackson County, Minn., the daughter of Albert and Mary (Gombos) Vancura. 

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Mathias D. 'Matt' Schauf

Mathias D. “Matt” Schauf, 87, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. 

He was born March 3, 1932, in Sparta, the son of Leo and Mildred (Bowler) Schauf. 

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-55 during the Korean Conflict. Matt was united in marriage with Irene Johnson and together they raised five children. 

He is survived by his wife Irene of Prairie du Chien; his children Steve (Patti), Sandi (Dick) Wachter both of Prairie du Chien, Denise (Carl) Shedivy of La Crosse, WI, Patty Schauf-Yager and Pam (Brad) Kiesau both of Prairie du Chien; his sister Alice Farley of Milwaukee, WI; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 

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