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12
Feb

Local police help bust suspected drug dealer

A suspected La Crosse drug dealer is in jail following a collaborative investigation involving the West Central Metropolitan Enforcement Group (MEG) along with the La Crosse and Prairie du Chien Police Departments and Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

Wed
12
Feb

Highway Commissioner honored, has overseen countless projects


Retired Highway Commissioner Dennis Pelock recently was honored by the Wisconsin County Highway Association. Above are WCHA Executive Director Dan Fedderly, Dennis Pelock, WCHA President Jon Johnson and WCHA Conference Coordinator Gary Kennedy. (Photo submitted)

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
12
Feb

Quilting Bee planned to help Grant County families in need

Members of the Oak Hill Climbers Homemakers group and the Grant County UW Extension have announced plans for their 18th Annual “Have A Heart Quilting Bee.” The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Youth and Ag Center in Lancaster at the Fairgrounds.

Mon
10
Feb

Roger Becwar

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

Mon
10
Feb

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.

Mon
10
Feb

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. 

Mon
10
Feb

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.

Mon
10
Feb

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.

Mon
10
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.

Mon
10
Feb

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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