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Marie Agnes Theresa Becwar

Marie Agnes Theresa Becwar, 76, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of La Crosse, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. 

Marie was born on April 8, 1943, in Prairie du Chien, to Joseph George and Agnes Marie (Fritsche) Becwar. 

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City eager to move forward with Blackhawk Junction Mall


The city of Prairie du Chien would like to move forward with plans for Blackhawk Junction Mall. (Courier Press file photo)

 

Parties 

interested in buying parts of property

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The city of Prairie du Chien would like to get started on plans for Blackhawk Junction Mall as soon as the property can be purchased from Crawford County.

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Dec

John C. Meyer

John C. Meyer, 68, of Prairie du Chien, passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, after sudden complications from pneumonia and lung cancer.

He was born on June 29, 1951, in Prairie du Chien, the son of Carlos “Chip” and Myrna Meyer.

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04
Dec

Walter H. Maass

Walter H. Maass, 89, of Freeport, Ill., died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at AMITA Healthcare in Elk Grove Village. 

He was born on Dec. 7, 1929, in Chicago, Ill., to Walter T. and Loretta Dahms Maass. 

On May 8, 1954, he married Gwenneth G. Berns. Walter attended Northwestern University and spent his career in the law departments of the Burlington Route, Milwaukee Road and Soo Line Railroads. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War with the 35th Division, 75th Air Defense. 

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Dec

Employers invited to talk about hiring students with special needs

All Prairie du Chien area employers are invited to a community conversation with the Prairie du Chien School District about student employment. The conversation will happen over breakfast on Monday, Dec. 16, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the upstairs conference room at Prairie du Chien City Hall.

The purpose of this event is to provide employers with information about hiring students with special needs. 

RSVPs are requested by Friday, Dec. 6, to Cathy Reed, special education director at Prairie du Chien Schools, 326-3742 or reedca@pdc.k12.wi.us.

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PdC common council approves 2020 budget, releases 2019 tax bill

By Correne Martin

The Prairie du Chien Common Council approved the 2020 city budget during a special meeting Nov. 26. The city portion of taxes for Prairie du Chien taxpayers has gone down slightly from last year, by $22.14, on the standard $100,000 home. The whole tax bill for 2019 also reflects a decrease for most taxpayers.

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Dec

Ida M. Clark

Ida M. Clark, 87, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien.

She was born on March 5, 1932, the daughter of Edward and Lydia (Meng) Fuller. Ida attended Lane Elementary School and went on to graduate from Patch Grove High School. She enjoyed flower gardening, rummage sales, and traveling with her friend, Bob. Ida loved her grandchildren very much and enjoyed spending time with them.

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Dorene Dorothy Larson

Dorene Dorothy Larson, 81, of McGregor, Iowa, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at MercyOne Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. 

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Ringing the bell gives you a sense of what the season is all about


Whether you’re like Mason and Charlotte Kussmaul (pictured) and ring the Salvation Army bell with your parents, or like Denise Rod and Rodney “Toby” Howell and plan to ring by yourself, volunteering will touch your heart this holiday season.

By Correne Martin

Two local residents have become familiar faces at the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle bell ringing locations in Prairie du Chien over the past half-dozen years or so. Denise Rod and Rodney “Toby” Howell, both believe in the cause and couldn’t imagine the Christmas season without fulfilling their volunteer time for the organization’s only fundraiser of the year.

Toby started manning the Red Kettle after his retirement just as a way to give back to the community. And he certainly gave his share. In 2018, he rang the bell for a total of 74.5 hours.

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Parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus coming to downtown Prairie du Chien

Prairie du Chien is ready for its annual Holiday Parade downtown Friday, Dec. 6, at 5:30 p.m. 

Sponsored by the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce, don’t miss Santa and Mrs. Claus making their way along Blackhawk Avenue, along with their friends from local businesses, organizations and dignitaries. Spend your time before and after shopping local for the holidays. 

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