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May

Norma M. Thiede

Norma M. Thiede, 84, of Prairie du Chien, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, April 29, 2019, at the Prairie Maison Care Center.  

She was born Aug. 30, 1934, in Seneca, the daughter of Edward and Pauline (Simonson) Mansfield.  

She married Roger Thiede on Oct. 25, 1952, in Prairie du Chien.  He preceded her in death on April 27, 2010. 

Norma enjoyed cooking, baking, collecting antiques, rummage sales and embroidery. 

She is survived by her children, Eric, Gene and Mona Thiede, all of Prairie du Chien, and Sharon (Randy) Addison of Potosi; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 

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01
May

Leonard M. Ohlhauser

Leonard M. Ohlhauser, 64, of Bagley, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at home with his wife by his side. 

He was born Sept. 28, 1954, to Calvin and Marion (Pauley)Ohlhauser in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

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01
May

Elwin A. Hull

Elwin A. Hull, 67, of Lynxville, passed away Friday, April 26, 2019, at the Bland Bekkedal Center for Hospice in Viroqua. 

He was born Sept. 30, 1951 in Milwaukee, the son of Albert and Elizabeth (Felton) Hull. 

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in VietNam. Elwin married Sandra Boelter on July 27, 1970, in San Clemente, Calif. He worked as an over-the-road truck driver for most of his life. El enjoyed hunting, fishing and a drinking brandy. 

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01
May

Elisabeth Allen

Elisabeth Allen, 72, of Little Chute, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center Appleton. 

Elisabeth was born in Beloit, on July 6, 1946, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Ruth (Turnock) Liddle. 

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01
May

Jeffrey 'Jeff' Liethen

Jeffrey “Jeff” Liethen passed away peacefully from cancer on Thursday, April 25, 2019, in his home surrounded by his loving family. A celebration of his life with full military honors will take place on Friday, May 17, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the Prairie Room, at Coulee Region Cremation Group, 133 Mason St., Onalaska. A light lunch will follow at the Onalaska American Legion, 731 Sand lake Rd., Onalaska. A full obituary can be found online at www.couleecremation.com.

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01
May

Larry J. Johanningmeier

Larry J. Johanningmeier, 68 of Harpers Ferry passed away Wednesday, April 24, at his home surrounded by his family. 

He was born Dec. 5, 1950, the son of Don and Shirley (Standorf) Johanningmeier. 

Larry graduated from MFL Community High School in 1969. He served in the US Army during the Viet Nam era at Fort Lewis, Wash. He married Bobbi Schissel on May 20, 1983, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in McGregor, Iowa. Larry worked as an over the road truck driver for 30 years with David Kurk Trucking, Rowley Interstate and most recently Dillman Equipment. He also worked in construction with Gingerich Construction and built his own home 32 years ago. He enjoyed cars, guns, hunting, fishing and woodwork.

Wed
01
May

Now I know what it feels like to experience dementia


Wearing specialized gear like monocular glasses, sound-emitting headphones and knitting gloves, participants of Dementia Live can experience some of the challenges dementia sufferers do.

By Correne Martin

For just seven minutes, I struggled. 

I couldn’t flip the newspaper pages or punch the tiny keys on the phone. I had to adapt when I couldn’t remove silverware from the drawer or pick up a pen from the table. My dexterity was weakened and I could hardly open the pet food container to feed my dog.

I saw people around me smiling and nodding, sometimes shrugging their shoulders and laughing. But I could barely hear what they said. 

My distant vision was poor and my peripheral vision was non-existent. To see and hear someone behind me, I had to turn my entire body around and face her—and even then, my senses were limited. 

Wed
01
May

Woodman Veterans Memorial effort gets going

Construction of the Woodman Area Veterans Memorial began recently in Woodman. The memorial will honor all of the area men and women who served and are serving in the U.S. military. This unique memorial also points out the unique diversities as “One Nation, Under God,” the country strives to preserve freedom and equality throughout the globe.

The statue was inspired by the only Civil War veteran from the Woodman area laid to rest in the Woodman Cemetery: Chauncy Bangs. On the four sides of the statue base, four different stories about military history will be told.

The front side tablet thanks all of the Woodman area service men and women for their service and recognizes Chauncy Bangs as the inspiration for the statue. 

Wed
01
May

PdC names lieutenant, new officer sworn in


Casey Cox (left), K-9 officer with the Prairie du Chien Police Department, was sworn in as the new lieutenant April 25. (Submitted photos)

Dwight Kussmaul is a new full-time police officer in Prairie du Chien. His wife, Sam, participated in his pinning ceremony April 11.

Dwight Kussmaul was sworn in on April 11 as a new full-time officer with the Prairie du Chien Police Department. He will be in field training for 12 weeks. He lives in Prairie du Chien and is married with two daughters.

Casey Cox was sworn in as lieutenant of the department on April 25. He steps into the position formerly held by Terry Sprosty, who retired earlier this year. 

Cox is from Prairie du Chien, attended SWTC Academy, Madison Area Technical College for his associate degree and Upper Iowa University for his bachelor’s degree.

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01
May

Hooray for hemp

 

Licenses increase in state 

as well as in Crawford County

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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