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Teri Williams

Teri Ann Marie Williams, 73, of Bagley, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at UW Madison Hospital. 

She was born on May 27, 1946, at Dr. Houghton’s Hospital in Lancaster, daughter of Adam J. and Marie (Ackerman) Kirschbaum. 

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09
Sep

Linda L. Sheckler

Linda L. Sheckler, 69, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at Gundersen Healthcare in La Crosse. 

She was born Sept. 1, 1950, in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Edwin and Luella (Gerardy) Hamann. 

She married James Sheckler on Sept. 21, 1968, in Prairie du Chien. Linda worked at Althof’s Television Center for 16 years. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially deer hunting and fishing.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, James, of Prairie du Chien; her son, Jeffery, of Prairie du Chien; her brother, Edwin (Carol) Hamann, of Mukwonago; and two grandchildren Hunter and Haylee. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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06
Sep

Patricia M. 'Pat' Langmeier

Patricia M. “Pat” Langmeier, 89, of Patch Grove and Prairie du Chien, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, with her loving family by her side at Orchard Manor Nursing Home.  She was born on July 10, 1930, in Tennyson, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Wallenhorst) Walsh.  

Thu
05
Sep

Barbara C. Stuckey

Barbara C. Stuckey, 65, of Eastman, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 22, 2019, at the Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. 

She was born Dec. 28, 1953, in Wauzeka, the daughter of Orville and Dorothy (Onstine) Harvat. She married Robert Stuckey on June 17, 1972. Together, they farmed in the Eastman area and Barbara also worked at Miniature Precision Components in Prairie du Chien. Barb was affectionately known as Grandma and “Big Mama.” She loved her dog P.J. and watching birds, especially hummingbirds. 

Thu
05
Sep

Larry A. Cuff

Larry A. Cuff, 72, of Baraboo and formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at his home surrounded by family, following an extended illness. 

Thu
05
Sep

Clarice Olga Balk

Clarice Olga Balk, 92, of Eastman, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. She was born Sept. 10, 1926, in Lynxville, the daughter of Soren and Bertha (Fortney) Torger. 

She was married to Howard Clarke who preceded her in death. She was then married to Ed Fisher who preceded her in death. Later, Clarice married Lyman Balk, who also preceded her in death. She worked at Hidden Valley Lodge in Prairie du Chien and later became the “voice” of Wal-Mart, where she worked in various departments over the years until her retirement. Clarice was an active member of the United Methodist Women. 

Thu
05
Sep

Pedestrian struck while walking along train tracks

A pedestrian walking along the railroad tracks in Prairie du Chien was struck by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train Wednesday evening, Sept. 4, according to the Prairie du Chien Police Department.

At about 5:50 p.m., the police department was notified of the accident, which happened near the Parrish Street railroad crossing.

The victim, a 23-year-old Prairie du Chien resident, told officers he was walking along the tracks with headphones in and did not hear the train approaching him. As the train passed, the pedestrian’s right arm was struck, causing damage to his arm.

Wed
04
Sep

W-S announces new interim superintendent

The Wauzeka-Steuben School Board has announced its selection of an interim superintendent, David Alexander, who will assume duties from current interim, Gary Albrecht. Alexander's contract will be approved at the Sept. 16 board meeting. 

Alexander holds a Bachelor of Science in communications from UW-La Crosse, and a Master of Science in educational leadership from Cardinal Stritch University. Prior to his retirement in June of 2019, Alexander worked 24 years in the Yorkville (Wisconsin) School District, including 18 as superintendent. 

Alexander will work approximately 15 days during a transition period from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, and then assume all duties beginning Jan. 1, 2020.

Wed
04
Sep

New staff members start new school year


The Prairie du Chien Area School District has welcomed several new staff members for the 2019-20 school year. Pictured (front row, from left) are Elbert Hale (alternative education teaching assistant), Amy Pham (K-4 general music, 6-8 choral music), Thomas Cavanaugh (sixth grade math), Chelsea Crossin (Bluff View teaching assistant) and Devyn Marazes (high school administrative assistant); (back row) Brek Schneider (alternate education teacher), Brooke Moret (9-12 math), Lindsey Ariss (5-12 Spanish) and Jessica Pedretti (fourth grade). (Submitted photo)

River Ridge is pleased to welcome the following new employees to the district (from left) Janell Meier (special education assistant), Brad Lange (middle school/high school social studies), Olivia Skemp (third grade), Bill Hannah (elementary principal), Jessica Hosey (high school science), Mick White (finance assistant), Billie Jo Hyer (special education assistant), Tricia Petrowitz (special education), Megan Copsey (EC/4K) and Chris Mayne (custodian).

The Seneca Area School District welcomes six new staff members for the academic year. Pictured (from left) are Michaela Chambers (interventionist), Madalyn Welsh (fifth grade teacher), Nissa Johnsrud-Klema (kitchen support staff) and Phillip Davies (music teacher). Not pictured are Richard Krikchoff (bus driver) and Louis Prew (bus driver). (Photo by Peyton Meisner)
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04
Sep

Man attempts to elude deputy, arrested on marijuana violations

On Aug. 28, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit came across a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu operating at a high rate of speed southbound on Highway 35 in the township of Eastman. As the deputy attempted to turn around to initiate a traffic stop, the Malibu attempted to elude the deputy. The Malibu turned down a steep driveway onto private property along the Mississippi River. The deputy was able to locate the vehicle and pursued the vehicle for several hundred yards along the river on a dirt road before the Malibu came to the end of the road and came to a stop.

The deputy detained the driver, identified as Alexander Berg, 27, West Union, Iowa, and his passenger, Benjamin Campbell, 34, West Union, Iowa. During the contact, Berg displayed indicators of alcohol and drug impairment. Berg was also discovered to be on parole through the State of Iowa. 

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