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Rebecca J. Daily Vesperman

 

Rebecca J. Daily Vesperman, 63, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Lancaster, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 21, after a brief battle with cancer at her home in Prairie du Chien.

 

Mon
09
Apr

Doris B. (Schmit) Wood

 

Doris B. (Schmit) Wood, 88, passed away March 19, surrounded by her entire family at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Bunsville, Minn. 

 

Mon
09
Apr

Mary K. Stuckey

 

Mary K. Stuckey, 61, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Saturday, April 7, at the Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, after a brief illness. 

 

Fri
06
Apr

Darwin E. Bishell

 

Darwin E. Bishell, 83, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Tuesday, April 3, at the Orchard Manor Care Center in Lancaster. 

 

Fri
06
Apr

Sister Mary Ernest Gibson

 

Sister Mary Ernest Gibson, 96, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Notre Dame of Elm Grove.

 

Sister Mary Ernest was born Nov. 21, 1921, in Waucoma, Iowa, to Ernest and Rose Rodenkirch Gibson. Mary Ernest was given the name Harriet.

 

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05
Apr

Juanita M. Konichek

 

Juanita M. Konichek, 89, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Tuesday, April 3, at the Atrium Care Center in Lancaster. 

She was born March 9, 1929, in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of James and Edith (Dilley) Warn. She was married Thomas Konichek, who later preceded her in death.  Juanita worked at Geisler’s Blue Heaven, Kaber’s Supper Club and later for the Opportunity Center. She loved John Wayne movies. 

She is survived by her dear cousin Raymond Coleman. of Prairie du Chien.

Thu
05
Apr

Raymond Bernard Chase

 

Raymond Bernard Chase,  80, of Prairie du Chien, and formerly of Fairbank, Iowa, passed away May 12, 2017 at Crossing Rivers Heath Medical Center of congestive heart failure.

 

Wed
04
Apr

Public listening sessions to focus on Driftless growth

Driftless Development, Inc., the newly-formed area economic development organization in Crawford County, is leading a strategic visioning process called “Forward Together” to facilitate growth and prosperity for the greater Crawford County area. The organization will use a method developed by the Purdue Center for Regional Development called Strategic Doing, which links community networks across organizational and political boundaries to quickly translate ideas into action.

Wed
04
Apr

Hird takes W-S school board position

Mara Hird will be the new Wauzeka-Steuben School District board member, as the district continues discussions of a referendum. 

Hird, a People’s State Bank loan officer, won Tuesday’s spring election with 184 votes, defeating Kathleen Schwartz, a De Soto school teacher, who garnered 138 votes. She will step into the shoes of outgoing board president Bill Marfilius, who lost in February’s primary election.

Hird won the majority vote in all of the district’s wards except two—the town of Eastman, which Schwartz won 23-17, and in the town of Haney, where the women tied. Otherwise, Mara’s victory was secured mostly by the Wauzeka village electorate, which gave her 81 votes over Schwartz’s 49. 

Wed
04
Apr

Incumbent unseated in PdC council Ward 1

New representation will be seated at the Prairie du Chien Common Council first ward chair at future meetings, as a result of Tuesday’s election. Newcomer Nathan Bremmer, a Crawford County Deputy Sheriff, clinched the race with 88 votes, while three-term incumbent, Ron Leys, a retired journalist, received 50 votes, according to city election results. 

Bremmer is a 2005 Prairie du Chien High School graduate. He told the Courier Press last month that, despite having little government politics experience, he has always been greatly interested in the various levels of public policy.

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