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Mon
09
Mar

Allen R. Benoy

 

Allen R. Benoy, 67, of Cottage Grove, passed away Saturday, March 7, at his home surrounded by family and friends. 

He was born on Feb. 24, 1948, in Prairie du Chien, the son of Clarence J. and Ella Rose Benoy. Allen was united in marriage to Karen for 42 years. 

Mon
09
Mar

Laraine Ann Boardman (Day)

 

Laraine Ann Boardman, 71, of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, March 6, at her home with her family following a long illness. 

Mon
09
Mar

Elizabeth Marion Jane “Betty” Reynolds

 

Elizabeth Marion Jane “Betty” Reynolds, 93, of Marquette, Iowa died Thursday, March 5, at Great River Care Center, McGregor, Iowa. 

Elizabeth, the daughter of Morris and Lillian (Gorsch) Thomas, was born June 22, 1921 in Williamsburg, Iowa. She was united in marriage with Dale Reynolds on June 11, 1940. Betty, along with her husband, owned and operated the McGregor Roofing Company from 1949-1974. They also built the New Frontier Motel in Marquette; together they operated it from 1964 until their retirement in 1974. They also owned and operated the Little Swiss Drive Inn at McGregor and the Barr House Antique shop in Marquette, Iowa

Wed
04
Mar

Prairie boys beat Richland Center


Prairie’s Connor George looks to score down low against visiting Richland Center Tuesday night in Division 3 Regional action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien's Ryan Garrity drives to the hoop Tuesday night.

The Blackhawks’ Casey Hogenson (34) drives past the Richland Center defender.

 

Prairie du Chien boys 

wallop Richland Center

Prairie du Chien throttled visiting Richland Center 60-10 in a Division 3 Regional boys basketball game Tuesday night. 

Prairie took the first period 12-2 and led at the half 24-4. 

The Blackhawks out-scored the Hornets 24-3 in the third quarter and 12-3 in the fourth en route to the victory. 

Wed
04
Mar

Bridgeport Fire Department presents service awards, accepts generous donation


Former Chief John Gillitzer (center) received a special tribute from the Rural Bridgeport and Prairie du Chien Fire Department during its annual meeting last week for dedicating over 50 years of his life to the department. Assembly Representative Lee Nerison (right) was present to give Gillitzer a state award for his service. Also pictured is John’s son and the current chief, Russ Gillitzer. (Submitted photos)

The Rural Bridgeport and Prairie du Chien Womens Auxiliary awarded a donation in the amount of $10,000 to the Bridgeport Fire Department during its Feb. 24 annual meeting. Pictured with the check are Norma Gillitzer and Alisha Smrcina, representing the Womens Auxiliary, and Fire Chief Russ Gillitzer.

Rich Picha (right) was recognized for 15 years of service to the fire department by Chief Russ Gillitzer.

Alisha Smrcina has been a member of the Rural Bridgeport and Prairie du Chien Fire Department for five years. She was also honored with a plaque for her service.

By Correne Martin

The Rural Bridgeport and Prairie du Chien Fire Department held its annual awards banquet on Feb. 24, recognizing one firefighter for half a century’s worth of service to the department and receiving a large donation from the womens auxiliary.

Former Chief John Gillitzer was honored for giving 50 years of service to the department. He was presented with a state plaque signed by Assembly Representative Lee Nerison and Senator Jennifer Shilling. Nerison was present at the meeting to hand Gillitzer the plaque. A special cake was also served in his honor.

Tue
03
Mar

Leonard Lynn Ward

 

Leonard Lynn Ward passed away peacefully, Monday March 2, at the age of 85 years. Leonard was a life-long resident of Crawford County residing in Steuben, Eastman and Prairie du Chien. 

Tue
03
Mar

Wilma Arlene Harris Brown

 

Wilma Arlene Harris Brown, 92, of Mineral Point, passed away on Monday, March 2, at the Mineral Point Care Center.

She was born on Feb. 3, 1923, in the town of Wyalusing, to Archie and Katie (Weed) Harris. Along with her ten brothers and sisters, Wilma attended the Brodtville rural school for eight years. She graduated from Patch Grove High School in 1940, then returned there for a year as they had just added typing to the school curriculum. Wilma then attended Bayless Business College in Dubuque for a year, graduating from the secretarial course. She worked in Dubuque a year, returning home to help out after her mother died.

Tue
03
Mar

Michael Doll

 

Mike Doll was born on Sept. 29, 1948 and went home to Heaven on Feb. 24, 2015. 

My Dad is not defined by the day of his death or the day of his birth, but by the life that he lived. My Dad was saved out of the Catholic church as a young college student who began to read his Bible and decided to take God’s Word over man’s. My Dad was saved after reading John 1:12 and chose to believe on Jesus Christ alone to be called a son of God. 

Mon
02
Mar

River Ridge is regional champ


Johanna Allen looks to pass back to the top of the key against Fennimore Friday night.

Roni Zinkle looks for an open teammate against Fennimore Friday night.

Amber Patterson of River Ridge drives to the hoop against visiting Fennimore Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Roni Zinkle gets ready to put up a 3-point shot.

 

River Ridge 

over Highland

The River Ridge girls came from behind in the second half again on Saturday to defeat visiting Highland in a Division 5 Regional final 46-27. 

River Ridge led 7-6 following the first quarter but trailed at the half 15-14. 

River Ridge took the third period 15-4 and the fourth 17-8 to earn the victory. 

Mon
02
Mar

John Henry Lang

 

John Henry Lang, 77, of McGregor, Iowa passed away Sunday, March 1, at his home in McGregor, Iowa. 

He was born Sept. 17, 1937 in McGregor, to Ernie and Isabel (Coffman) Lang. John graduated from Mar-Mac High School, McGregor, Iowa in 1956. He was united in marriage to Janann Hallberg on May 3, 1958 at Swede Ridge Lutheran Church in McGregor, Iowa. 

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