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Fri
02
Aug

Alma Walsh

Alma Walsh passed into God’s arms on July 20, 2019, at 101 years old. 

She was born on the family farm in Haney Valley to Jessie Spencer Schwert and Otto Schwert. 

Alma was born on Feb. 16, 1918. She had one brother, Kenneth Schwert. She attended Haney Valley Grade School, Seneca and Gays Mills High Schools. She graduated from Gays Mills in 1935, Fennimore Normal School in 1937, and La Crosse State University in 1965. She taught elementary school for 38 years in one-room rural schools in Crawford County, Cambridge, Johnson Creek, and lastly 23 years in Delafield. She married Leon Walsh in 1938 and they had three children. 

Wed
31
Jul

Crossing Rivers Health welcomes PdC native as interim CEO

Appointment follows board vote to end current CEO’s tenure 

 

The Crossing Rivers Health Board of Directors announced Tuesday the appointment of Garith Steiner as Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective July 26. 

Katie Garrity, President of the Crossing Rivers Health Board of Directors said, “Garith is very familiar with this organization and is dedicated to the organization’s success, as well as the success of the communities we serve.”

To fill the CEO position, the board entered into a 12-month management services agreement with Gundersen Health System, exclusively for the CEO position. 

Wed
31
Jul

Hoppers’ fine season comes to an end

 

The Prairie du Chien Grasshoppers’ stellar season came to an end with a 9-3 loss to Waupun in the Class A American Legion State Baseball Tournament Monday night in Westby.

The Hoppers finished the season with a 29-8 record. They were 2-2 in the state tournament.

The Hoppers were defeated by Waupaca 3-0 in their first game of the double elimination state tournament Friday afternoon.

Wed
31
Jul

New commander tours vital lock and dam system


This graphic from the Iowa Department of Transportation shows the comparison between shipping products by barge, railroad and truck.

This graphic from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shows the amounts of various commodities that locked through Lock and Dam 10 at Guttenberg in 2018.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Col. Karl D. Jansen officially became the new commander of the St. Paul District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during a ceremony on July 10.

Tue
30
Jul

Sonya Fay Stagman

Sonya Fay Stagman, 58, of Farmersburg, Iowa, died Friday, July 26, 2019, at Northgate Care Center in Waukon, Iowa. 

Sonya Fay was born July 23, 1961, to Clark and Sandra (Cota) Roeder in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

She graduated from Central High School. She was united in marriage with Rodney Stagman on June 29, 1991, at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg, Iowa. Throughout the years, she worked for Monona Wire for 20 years, part-time with Service Guard, packaged cheese for Swiss Valley in St. Olaf and worked at Fluorescent Light in Monona. Sonya was also the director of the Farmers Market in Monona and sold Avon. She enjoyed helping at the church, quilting, knitting, fishing and baking.

Tue
30
Jul

Henriette Schmidt

Henriette Schmidt entered into eternal rest on June 13, 2019. 

Henri, as she was always called, was born in Prairie du Chien, to Paul H. and Julia Paris Schmidt. She attended Carroll College prior to moving to San Antonio, Texas in 1972. For many years, she was the Office Manager for E.W. Gill Oil and Gas Properties Inc., and later was employed by Guide Dogs of Texas and Church of the Resurrection, Episcopal. A consummate hostess and gourmet cook, Henri loved planning dinner parties and entertaining. She treasured her friends and her dogs. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Paul (Woody) Schmidt and his wife Liz; and sister, Charlotte. 

Tue
30
Jul

Sandra L. Lessard

Sandra L. Lessard, 75, a long time Prairie du Chien resident, passed away peacefully at home Friday, July 26, 2019 with her loved ones by her side. 

Born on July 4 of 1944 (Our Little Firecracker) in San Francisco, Calif., Sandra graduated from Balboa High School.

Tue
30
Jul

Marsha L. Bickel

Marsha L. Bickel, 70, of McGregor, Iowa, died Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, following a courageous battle with endometrial cancer. 

She was born on Aug 26, 1948 to Burton Irving Sr. and Lorraine Violet (Schott) Walters in McGregor. 

Mon
29
Jul

Hoppers continue state tournament run


The Hoppers’ Cory Check races from second to third versus Waupaca Friday afternoon at the Class A State American Legion Tournament. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Cory Check reaches for home on a play at the plate.

Clayton DuCharme gets a good jump off of first base versus Waupaca Friday afternoon.

The Hoppers’ Blake Bremmer (00) tags out the Waupaca runner on a steal attempt.

Prairie du Chien’s Dylan Coleman throws to first base to complete a double play for the Hoppers against Waupaca.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Prairie du Chien Grasshoppers American Legion baseball team has advanced to the final four of the State Class A American Legion Tournament being held in Westby.

Mon
29
Jul

City looking into possible purchase of Blackhawk Junction


The west side of Blackhawk Junction Mall houses four businesses including Suppz Gym, Mississippi Meats, H&R Block and Associated Bank.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Crawford County Delinquent Tax Committee was told Thursday afternoon that the city of Prairie du Chien might be interested in the purchase of Blackhawk Junction Mall.

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