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Tue
19
May

Carolyn C. Henry,

 

Carolyn C. Henry, 77, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Monday, May 18, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born March 20, 1938 the daughter of Alfred and Irene (Schmidt) Kilburg. She married Arnold Henry at St. Wenceslaus Church in Eastman, on June 18, 1957. Carolyn worked at the General Hospital in Prairie du Chien and later she and her husband owned and operated Arnie’s Refrigeration in Prairie du Chien for over 40 years. She enjoyed playing in the women’s pool league. Arnie preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 2006. 

Mon
18
May

Area track teams at Sparky Reynolds


Prairie du Chien’s Hope Meyer competes in the triple jump Friday in Boscobel.

River Ridge’s Rebecca Breuer shows good form in the 3200 relay in Boscobel Friday.

Kelsey Stickley of Wauzeka-Steuben runs in the 3200 relay at the Sparky Reynolds Invitational Friday afternoon in Boscobel.

Prairie’s Nicholas Johnson races in the 3200 relay in the Sparky Reynolds Invitational in Boscobel Friday afternoon.

Emily Steger of Prairie du Chien (left) and Brittnee Pash of River Ridge race side by side in the 100-meter dash Friday afternoon in the Sparky Reynolds Invitational.

Wesley Schwager of Prairie du Chien (left) and Sengum Dorjpurev of Wauzeka-Steuben run in the 100-meter dash in the Sparky Reynolds Invitational. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Area track teams at Sparky Reynolds Invitational

Prairie du Chien, River Ridge, Wauzeka-Steuben and Seneca competed in the Sparky Reynolds Invitational Track Meet Friday in Boscobel. 

Dodgeville-Mineral Point won the boys meet with 111 points. River Ridge was ninth with 25.5. Prairie du Chien was 16th with 10 and Wauzeka-Steuben was 19th with 1.5 points. 

Jordan Kline of River Ridge was third in the 100 in 11.95. 

Mon
18
May

Roger Martin to retire

 

A great 15 years as Emergency 

Management Director for Martin

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Roger Martin, who will be retiring soon as Crawford County Emergency Management Director, has presided over and helped implement many improvements over the past 15 years. 

Mon
18
May

Area Memorial Day services announced

Several Memorial Day observances are scheduled in area communities next week, including Prairie du Chien, McGregor, Wauzeka and Bloomington-Glen Haven.

Prairie du Chien
The annual parade will commence at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 25. Marching units will proceed from the intersection of East Blackhawk Avenue and Michigan Street west to Beaumont Road and then south to the Ft. Crawford Military Cemetery. All marchers, including the PdC Honor Guard, Legionnaires, VFW members and all ex-servicemen, Legion and VFW Auxiliaries, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, patriotic organizations, school children carrying flowers and flags, Bluff View School band and the PdC High School band, are requested to assemble at the First Merit Bank parking lot on Michigan Street no later than 10:15 a.m. Monday.

Mon
18
May

Final plans underway at Crossing Rivers


The new Crossing Rivers Health medical center on Highway 18 is nearly ready for occupancy. A grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a ribbon cutting at 8:45 a.m. Providers and staff will welcome patients in mid-June.

“We’re on the home stretch of the construction of the new Crossing Rivers Health medical center. The final touches are being completed as the project enters its last month,” stated Bill Sexton, chief executive officer, recently. “We hope to be granted occupancy in the next few days. We’ve done a tremendous amount of planning, which will guide us through what we expect to be a well-orchestrated move from our current location on Taylor Street to the new medical center on U.S. Highway 18, across from the Prairie du Chien Municipal Airport.”

Mon
18
May

PdC gift shop going out of business after 23 years


Lucille Berns, of Avalo Designs, proudly stands amid a few of the creations she and her husband, Avalo or “Al,” handmade over the years. Avalo Designs is going out of business after 23 years at their little gift shop in Prairie du Chien. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

As times have evolved over the past 23 years, so has the collection of unique merchandise at Avalo Designs in Prairie du Chien. Lucille and Avalo “Al” Berns have sold handmade wooden creations, religious and inspirational gifts, framed pictures and more at their retail store all those years. But, since they’ve continued working well past retirement age, and they’re ready for a well-deserved break, the time has come to go out of business. A storewide sale is going on now until an undetermined date, when they will hold a garage sale to further disperse of the retail.

“We have mixed feelings (about closing) after being here so long,” Lucille said. “We’ve gotten to know such nice people over the years, but we’re getting older and I’m tired of getting up every morning.”

Mon
18
May

Catherine L. Walsh

 

Catherine L. Walsh, 63, of Dodgeville formerly of Muscoda died Friday, May 15, 2015 at Sunnyside West. 

She was born Feb. 21, 1952 in Richland Center the daughter of Parnell ‘Ned’ and Julia (Schumacher) Walsh. Cathy enjoyed music, dancing and spending time with family.

Mon
18
May

Jeffrey A. Marx

 

Jeffrey A. Marx, 48, of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, May 15, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. 

He was born Oct. 3, 1966 in Prairie du Chien the son of James and Judy (Benoy) Marx. Jeff worked as a foreman for Cleary Buildings in Prairie du Chien. 

Thu
14
May

Lt. Col. Leroy E. (Roy) Bunders (USA-Ret)

 

Lt. Col. Leroy E. (Roy) Bunders (USA-Ret) of Poquoson, Va. died May 1, at the VA Hospital in Hampton, Va.

Roy was born Jan. 26, 1931 in Wauzeka to Louise (Schneider) Bunders and Charles Bunders.

Roy was a graduate of Prairie du Chien High School. He enlisted in the Army on Nov. 1, 1948 and while serving in the Korean War, was awarded a battlefield commission as a Second Lieutenant. He earned many medals and citations during his years of military service. 

Thu
14
May

Betty N. Allert

 

Betty N. Allert, 89, of McGregor, Iowa passed away Wednesday, May 13, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien. She was born Oct. 1, 1925 in McGregor the daughter of Fred and Jessie (Vaughn) Bachtell. She was married to LaVerne Allert who preceded her in death. Betty worked at the McGregor Pharmacy for over 40 years and was an active member of the McGregor United Methodist Church. 

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