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Mon
06
Apr

Evers’ order overturned, in-person voting still on Tuesday

BREAKING NEWS: The state Supreme Court overturned Gov. Tony Evers' executive order postponing in-person voting in tomorrow's election to June 9. The election now will take place as scheduled tomorrow.

Mon
06
Apr

Ilene J. Wilkinson

Ilene J. Wilkinson, 83, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Mt. Hope, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. 

Mon
06
Apr

Kathleen A. Powers

Kathleen A. Powers, 67, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020, at her residence. 

She was born March 7, 1953, in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Cecil and Katherine (Hubbard) Martin. She attended Prairie du Chien High School. Kathleen married James Powers on Jan. 27, 1973, at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. She enjoyed reading books, crossword puzzles, and traveling with her husband by motorcycle. 

Mon
06
Apr

Flora R. Barker

Flora R. Barker, 91, of Millville, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa. 

Mon
06
Apr

Thomas 'Yogi' Erickson

Thomas “Yogi” Erickson, 69, of Wauzeka, passed away on April 1, 2020, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Yogi was born on Aug. 21, 1950, to Bart and Florence (Layde) Erickson.

Mon
06
Apr

Rick L. Petsche

Rick L. Petsche, 64, decided to play a new golf course called “Heavensgate Private Club.” Tee time was 8:36 a.m. on April 3, 2020. Arriving at the tee box was Roger Goodman; along with his twin brothers Garry and Larry; his brother Bruce; his nephew Cory, whom he was going to teach how to golf; his sister Cheryl, driving the beer cart; and Mattie chasing the golf balls. 

Rick’s other passion in life was playing fast pitch softball. He could tell you every team member he played with. The best story was about Bush Ballpark where he hit numerous home runs. The fence was really short. He was also an avid bowler. 

Mon
06
Apr

Catherine 'LaVon' Schurman

Catherine “LaVon” Schurman, 88, of Bagley, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday April 1, 2020, at her residence. 

She was born on April 6, 1931 in Cassville the daughter of Adam and A. Marie (Ackerman) Kirschbaum. 

Mon
06
Apr

In-person voting suspended

BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Tony Evers ordered in-person voting suspended for Tuesday's election and rescheduled for June 9, unless the state Legislature enacts new legislation to change the election date. All absentee ballots already cast in the spring election will remain valid and will be tallied in conjunction with the new in-person voting date, according to a news release from the governor's office. The Associated Press reports that legislative Republicans are readying an appeal to the state Supreme Court.

Thu
02
Apr

Sandbags will be available as river continues to rise

The Mississippi River continues to rise. The National Weather Service is predicting the river stage at the McGregor gauge to increase to 19 feet by Wednesday, April 8.

Water is over the road at the following locations:

Wed
01
Apr

Harold E. 'Cubby' Bair

Harold E. “Cubby” Bair, 84, of Bagley, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Lancaster Health Services.

He was born on Aug 16, 1935, in Freeport, IL, the son of Lester and Eleanor (Grundle) Bair. 

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