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Roger Becwar

Roger J. Becwar, 88, of Eastman, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. 

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Norrine (Zlabek) Jellen

Norrine Jellen (nee: Zlabek), 85, of Lisle, Ill., passed Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, at Seasons Hospice in Berwyn, Ill. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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Leslie P. Leirmo

Leslie P. Leirmo, 99, of rural Ferryville, Freeman Township, died on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at the Bland Bekkedal Center for Hospice Care in Viroqua. 

He was born on Oct. 27, 1920, to Chris and Clara (Aberg) Leirmo. 

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Mary Elizabeth Wales

Mary Elizabeth Wales, 74, of Gays Mills, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. 

Born Sept. 20, 1945, in Tabor City, N.C., to Mayo and Edith Milligan, came a gentle soul with a heart bigger than the body in which it dwelt.

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Stephen L. Mercaitis

Stephen Lawrence Mercaitis, 71, of Mt. Hope, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, at 2:55 p.m. after a lengthy illness.

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Feb

New way of voting begins in PdC for Spring Primary

The Prairie du Chien electorate will notice a new way of casting their ballot at the polls for the Spring Primary Election Tuesday, Feb. 18. The city has upgraded its 14-year-old equipment to state-of-the-art ImageCast Evolution (ICE) tabulators.

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Marlys Pfeiffer

Marlys Kathleen Pfeiffer, 91, of McGregor, Iowa, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, at Good Samaritan Society in Waukon, Iowa, with her family at her side. 

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10
Feb

Wauzeka-Steuben School to hold referendum information meeting

The school district of Wauzeka-Steuben will be holding an informational meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s All-Purpose Room. All residents and parents of the district are encouraged to come learn the facts about the referendum effort, and to ask questions they may have about the referendum.

 

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05
Feb

70th Annual Ice Fisheree a huge success, participation up


The Harvey boys, Penn and Corbin of Prairie du Chien, enjoy a nice day of ice fishing on Gremore Lake Saturday as part of the 70th Ice Fisheree. Penn and Corbin are the sons of Chance and Heather Harvey. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Isaac Zurcher of Farmersburg happily holds up the 2.99-pound largemouth bass he hauled in Saturday morning during the annual Ice Fisheree.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Several factors combined to make the 70th Prairie du Chien Ice Fisheree one of the best ever.

“It was crazy. It was really good. They had a good turnout for fishing,” said Paul DeVoss, the owner of the Crooked Oar Bar on County K where the fisheree was headquartered.

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05
Feb

Banasik hired as new District Administrator

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Prairie du Chien High School Principal Andy Banasik will become the new District Administrator for the Prairie du Chien Area School District.

During its regular meeting Monday night, the Prairie du Chien School Board hired Banasik to replace interim District Administrator Bryce Bird.

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