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Fri
30
Oct

Ruby B. (Shedivy) Ray

 

Ruby B. (Shedivy) Ray passed away Feb. 14, 2015 in La Vegas, Nev.

She was born Aug. 12, 1925 in Wauzeka to Frank and Bertha (Graser) Shedivy. She graduated from Seneca High School. She married Clifford Lee Ray on Feb. 23, 1946 in Prairie du Chien. They moved to Janesville in 1953. Ruby worked as a nurse at Janesville Riverview Clinic until her retirement in 1984, when she and Clifford moved to the La Vegas area.

Ruby is preceded in death by her parents; brothers Carl Shedivy, Harry Shedivy, Lawrence “Rocky” Shedivy; sister Carmen Becwar; and grandson Scott.

Fri
30
Oct

Marie Z. McNamara

 

Marie Z. McNamara, 88, of Lancaster, died on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Reverend John Sasse officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque. Family and friends may call on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services at the church. 

Wed
28
Oct

Prairie du Chien School Budget

 

Prairie du Chien Public 

School tax rate is the same 

despite $334,264 drop in state aid

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
28
Oct

Packers Outreach Camp at River Ridge


Former Packer running back Tony Fisher encourages second grader Jessica B. as she catches the football Tuesday afternoon.

Second grader Tucker J. crashes into the pylon and dives over for the touchdown. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Former Packer comes to River Ridge for Fuel Up to Play 60

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Green Bay Packers hosted a Youth Football Outreach Camp the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 27, for students at River Ridge Elementary in Patch Grove. The camp was from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and had approximately 150 students in second through fourth grade participating.

Wed
28
Oct

Anytime Fitness coming

Anytime Fitness is coming to Prairie du Chien. Josh Blietz, franchisee, signed a lease for a 4,900-square-foot space for the new gym at Riverside Square. Construction will begin immediately, as the target date for the club’s grand opening is after the first of the year.

“Our gym will be small enough that we can provide personalized attention for all of our members,” Blietz said. “Whether weight-loss is your goal, or increased strength or improved balance and flexibility—or a combination—we’re committed to helping you acheive those goals.”

For the most up-to-date information on this coming business, find Anytime Fitness-Prairie du Chien, WI on Facebook.

Anytime Fitness will be staffed roughly eight hours a day, but members can access the club whenever they like—even during unstaffed hours—using a computerized key-fob system.

At the new club, members will have full use of top-quality equipment and amenities, including:

Wed
28
Oct

Stark joins over 130 Midwest builders in representing Wick Buildings


Kent Stark (right), of K Starky Enterprises, constructed the Valley Fish and Cheese store on Iowa Street in 2004, which was eventually named Building of the Year by Wick Buildings. Stark is getting back into the business as a builder for Wick. He is pictured with Mike Valley at the former Building of the Year. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Kent Stark, of K Starky Enterprises, dba Stark Engineering, in Prairie du Chien, recently graduated from the Wick Buildings Builder Orientation School, and has joined over 130 builders in the Midwest who proudly represent Wick Buildings. Stark completed a session Oct. 13-15 at the Wick Buildings headquarters in Mazomanie to learn about high quality post-frame engineering and construction techniques, as well as building systems for the professional builder.

“Our builders are learning the best practices in pre-engineered post-frame construction and customer service to ensure that buyers are getting the maximum value for every dollar they spend,” said Jeff Farquhar, president and general manager of Wick Buildings.

Wed
28
Oct

Cattle struck by vehicle

On Saturday, Oct. 24, at  10:52 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of an accident that took place on Oct. 23 at 10:45 p.m.

A 2004 Jeep Liberty owned and operated by Sandy Gillespie, 55, of Ferryville, was westbound on County B near Dog Hollow Road.

Weather conditions were foggy. Several black Angus ran onto the highway and were struck. There were no injuries.

The vehicle had moderate damage and was driven from the scene by the operator.

The owner of the cattle could not be determined.

The accident remains under investigation.

Wed
28
Oct

Car blocks intersection

On Saturday, Oct. 24, at approximately 12:45 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a one-vehicle crash on State Highway 35 at State Highway 82 in the township of Freeman.  

A 1997 Honda was southbound on Highway 35 attempting to turn onto Highway 82. The vehicle struck the guardrail on the south side of Highway 82. The vehicle had severe damage and was left blocking the intersection. It is unknown at this time who the driver of the vehicle was. The owner of the vehicle has been identified. This crash remains under investigation.

Wed
28
Oct

De Soto gas station burglarized

On Oct. 24, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a break in at the Pronto gas station in De Soto. The caller stated that the glass entrance door to the Pronto had been broken open. The caller advised that a brick was thrown through the window. It is estimated that $195 was taken from the business. This occurred between the hours of 10 p.m. on Oct. 23 and 1:27 a.m. on Oct. 24.

Wed
28
Oct

Vehicle strikes guardrails

On Monday, Oct. 19, at 4:13 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a disabled vehicle on State Highway 60 near Hummingbird Lane in the township of Wauzeka. It was reported that the vehicle was stopped in the middle of the westbound lane of traffic.

The driver was Jessica H. Leprich, 27, of Richland Center. Leprich was operating a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier when she lost control of the vehicle and struck a guardrail on Highway 60 near Georgetown Road.

Leprich drove for another 95 yards off the north shoulder before she got the vehicle back on the roadway. Next, the vehicle crossed both lanes of traffic and struck the guardrail on the south side of the roadway.

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