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08
Sep

Carolyn Tesar

Carolyn Rose (Schack) Tesar, 76, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, with family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer. 

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08
Sep

Joel Grimsled

Joel Alan Grimsled, 62, of rural Ferryville, passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, Sept 3, 2021. 

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08
Sep

Gertrude 'Tootie' Koecke

Our beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend Gertrude “Tootie” Koecke went home to her heavenly father on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at the age of 102. She passed away at Prairie Maison, where she resided for the past eight years. Gert was a faithful woman who loved her lord, family, church and community. 

Wed
08
Sep

Vera A. Wood

Vera A. Wood, 89, of Bagley, passed away Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Bluff Haven Care Center in Prairie du Chien. 

Wed
08
Sep

Two men arrested for burglary

Over the past couple of months, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department has been investigating burglarized storage facilities. Recently, sheriff’s department personnel were able to identify multiple involved suspects. Two of the suspects identified were Zachary George, 31, of Petersburg and Brandon Mohr, 26, of Gays Mills. 

Wed
08
Sep

Health care providers experiencing COVID-19 case surge


Heidi Kirschbaum, Crossing Rivers Health Emergency Department Clinical Services Director, stands in full PPE (personal protective equipment) as the department sees a rise in Covid cases. Having seen a lot over her 23 years as a nurse, Kirschbaum said Covid is much more serious than influenza.

Crossing Rivers Health is experiencing a surge of Covid patients in its emergency department, urgent care, and clinics. 

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08
Sep

Young Carriage Classic participant invites spectators


After 23 years of competing in the Carriage Classic, Gracie Ferries, and her style, have evolved.

Gracie Ferries has participated in the Villa Louis Carriage Classic every year since she was 6 years old and driving her grandpa’s Arabians. She’s now 29, married to her groom, Josh (pictured), and owns her own horses and carriage. (Submitted photos)

By Correne Martin

 

Fri
03
Sep

Fire likely started on bed


The apartment building behind Rowdy’s in downtown Prairie du Chien became fully engulfed with fire late Tuesday night. All occupants eventually got out safely. For more information and another photo, see page 4. (Photo by Billy Feilbach)

By Correne Martin

 

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03
Sep

Celsie 'Kelly' Martin

Celsie E. “Kelly” Martin, 102, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, at Prairie Maison. 

A private graveside service will be held in the Evergreen Cemetery in Prairie du Chien. The Garrity Funeral Home, of Prairie du Chien, is assisting the family.  

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03
Sep

Kenneth Woodward

Kenneth Eugene Woodward, 86, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, at Stonebridge nursing home, Osage Beach, Mo.  

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