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Virgil W. Fette

Virgil William Fette, 86, of St. Olaf, Iowa, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. 

Virgil was born April 25, 1933, in Elkader, Iowa, to Albert and Rosina (Glawe) Fette. 

He attended elementary school in St. Olaf up to eighth grade. Virgil was united in marriage to Dolores Geisler at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Prairie du Chien, on Oct. 6, 1953. He enjoyed farming all of his life until his retirement in 1995. Virgil enjoyed dancing, playing cards, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. He was a member of the Norway Lutheran Church and enjoyed his church family. He served on the board of the St. Olaf Co-op and St. Olaf Feed and Supply.

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Betty Steiber

Betty Steiber, 93, of Lansing, Iowa, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Thornton Manor, Lansing, Iowa. 

Betty was born on Sept. 10, 1926, to Dewey and Lula (Brockmeyer) Gramlich. 

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Alma Ready

Alma Elizabeth Ready, 100 years, three months and one day, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Lancaster.  

She was the sixth child born to Sylvia Caroline (Havill) and Albert L. Clark on Aug. 25, 1919.

Alma was baptized June 10, 1928, and confirmed June 4, 1933, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Bagley by Pastor Max Fritchell. On Nov. 18, 1936, Alma was joined in marriage to Lynn Fred Ready by Rev. J.J. Lippoldt. To this union was born Mary Lynn, 1944; James Roger, 1947; Catherine Marie, 1956; Lynn David, 1958; and Rebecca Ruth, 1962. From 1947 until 1988, the couple farmed a 160-acre farm just outside of Bloomington. Upon their retirement, they moved into town. 

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Justin Reuter

Justin Kenneth Reuter, 30, of McGregor, Iowa, and formerly of Bloomington, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 26 at the Guttenberg Hospital following his courageous battle with cancer. 

He was born Dec. 21, 1988, as Justin Kenneth Lange to Diane Lange, and later became Justin Reuter when Diane married Cory Reuter in 1993.

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Dec

Fennimore tops River Ridge boys


Cole Crubel of River Ridge heads up the court versus Fennimore. (Photos by A.J. Gates, Grant County Herald Independent)

David Nies of the Timberwolves drives to the hoop against visiting Fennimore.

 

Fennimore defeated host River Ridge 70-48 in a nonconference boys basketball game Tuesday night, Nov. 26.

Fennimore led 35-27 at the half. 

The Golden Eagles took the second half 35-21 to earn the victory in the opening game of the season for both teams.

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Nov

River Ridge tops Wauzeka-Steuben


Bayli Mason of River Ridge drives the lane against defensive pressure from Peyton Mindham of Wauzeka-Steuben Thursday night. (Photos by A.J. Gates, Grant County Herald Independent)

River Ridge’s Ruby Breuer gets past McKenzie Olsen of Wauzeka-Steuben. Maddy Reichmann (24) gets ready to move in for a possible rebound.

 

Sixth ranked River Ridge defeated visiting Wauzeka-Steuben 55-31 Thursday night in girls basketball.

River Ridge improved to 1-0 on the season. Wauzeka-Steuben dropped to 0-2. 

River Ridge will travel to Fennimore on Nov. 26. 

Wauzeka-Steuben will travel to Southwestern on Nov. 26.

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Ferryville plans Christmas Tree Lighting community celebration on Dec. 2


Santa Claus himself will make a special visit to Ferryville’s Christmas Tree Lighting celebration Dec. 2, to meet with the good girls and boys and give them treats. (Submitted photo)

On Monday, Dec. 2, in Ferryville, the ninth annual Christmas Tree Lighting will happen and everyone is invited. Santa hears children’s Christmas wishes and all sing Christmas carols and enjoy treats as the lights of the holiday season are lit. The event takes place at the observation deck of River View Park in the center of the village of Ferryville.

Santa will arrive at 5:30 p.m. to hear what children want for Christmas and, then, at 6 p.m., the elves will light the Christmas tree for the season. The Ferryville Tourism Council will lead everyone in Christmas carols while all can enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and have holiday cookies and treats. Plus, there are gift bags for children. This is a fun time for all so don’t miss out. 

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The Sweet Tooth opens pop-up candy shop in downtown PdC


Crystal Priebe is the owner of The Sweet Tooth at 127 W. Blackhawk Ave. (recently vacated by The Broken Ladder). She will offer many varieties of nostalgic candies bulk and by the piece, in addition to her homemade chocolates, gourmet popcorn and soda by the glass bottle. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

The shining star of Prairie du Chien’s Pop-Up Shop Program for the Christmas season is The Sweet Tooth, a new candy shop at 127 W. Blackhawk Ave. (recently vacated by The Broken Ladder). A grand opening is planned for Saturday, Nov. 30, in association with Small Business Saturday and the local Santa Shops Small promotion. 

With the support of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Entrepreneurial Support Grant funding, Crystal Priebe is the young entrepreneur taking a shot at her dream to be in the candy business. 

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David K. Evans II

David K. Evans II, 48, of Marquette, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. 

He was born June 21, 1971, in St. Paul, Minn., the son of David and JoAnne (Everts) Evans. 

David owned and operated the Ole Sawmill Marina in Stillwater, Minn. He was also involved in various other businesses in the area. He was proud of his farm “Hunt More – Do Little.” 

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Linda Forst

Linda Forst, 56, of Madison, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at UW Hospital and Clinics. 

She was born on Jan. 7, 1963, in Madison, the daughter of James and Sandy (Burr) Stanley.

Linda graduated from UW-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in education. She married Keith Forst on May 7, 2011, at Olbrich Gardens in Madison and was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Linda cherished her time as a kindergarten teacher at Elvehjem Elementary School for over 30 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and coaching bowling to the youth. She was a member of the Badgerland Youth Bowlers Tour, Rolling Thunder Inc., and Madison Bowling Board. Linda also enjoyed step class, reading, and being outdoors with her dogs, Digit and Reno. She loved animals and traveling with her husband.

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