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Steven Schreiner

Steven Schreiner, Soldiers Grove, 67, passed away Sunday, July 15. 

He is survived by his sons Scott (Wendi), Steve (Marie) and Matt; seven grandchildren; five sisters; three brothers; nieces; nephews; and many other relatives. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Armella (Nee: Kleiber); and brothers Edward, John and Richard. 

Mon
23
Jul

Steven Schreiner

Steven Schreiner, Soldiers Grove, 67, passed away Sunday, July 15. 

He is survived by his sons Scott (Wendi), Steve (Marie) and Matt; seven grandchildren; five sisters; three brothers; nieces; nephews; and many other relatives. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Armella (Nee: Kleiber); and brothers Edward, John and Richard. 

Mon
23
Jul

Clara M. Weber Hess Tobin

Clara M. Weber Hess Tobin, 88, of Worthington, passed away Thursday, July 19, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 10:45 a.m., Monday, July 23, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Worthington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, July 23, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Worthington with burial in the church cemetery.  Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate. Kramer Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

 

Thu
19
Jul

If Amundson trial proceeds, jury selection will be more involved than most other cases

Motion to dismiss charge remains on the table

By Correne Martin

A motion to dismiss a potential trial for Aaron Amundson, the Bluff View principal charged with felony child abuse, remains on the table, following a status conference in Crawford County Court Monday afternoon. 

According to the motion, Amundson, through his attorney, Corey Chirafisi, requested the “court dismiss the charge on the grounds that the court was unable to find [he] has committed a felony.”

Thu
19
Jul

Father and son forge farrier, blacksmithing duo


Dan and Danny Tesar stand among their forges, anvils and handmade tools inside their small blacksmith workshop in rural Wauzeka. (Photos by Correne Martin)

These j-hooks and other art pieces demonstrate the kind of ornamental blacksmithing Dan Tesar has been creating for years. One of his trademarks is the leaf seen here. Aside from making and selling horseshoes as a farrier, Dan also sells the types of items pictured: candle holders, trivets, keychains, corkscrews and much more.

Dan Tesar hammers on a horseshoe in his workshop.

Danny Tesar Jr. demonstrates using some of the tools needed to create nail holes in a horseshoe.

By Correne Martin

“Functional art” seems to sum up the style of ornamental blacksmithing and farrier work Dan Tesar, of rural Wauzeka, has been creating for over 20 years.

Examples of such sturdy and practical pieces stand out upon walking into the lower level of the country barn workshop where he and his son, Danny Jr., 19, spend hours together behind anvils and in front of forges. 

“My wife (Joeann) says it’s like stepping 100 years back in time,” he laughed, admitting, “You expect to see this lavish shop, but when you step foot inside, it’s like a Mr. Ed thing. The north half (of the basement) has the animals and the south half is the shop.”

Wed
18
Jul

Debbie M. Kirschbaum Smith

Debbie M. Kirschbaum Smith, 60, of Cottage Grove, formerly of Potosi, passed away Thursday, July 12. 

She was born July 18, 1957, in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Donald P. and Bernadine (Voss) Kirschbaum. Debbie graduated from Potosi High School in 1976, and continued her education throughout her career as a Clinical Research Coordinator. She always had health problems, but never dwelled on them. 

Wed
18
Jul

Randy J. Gabel, Sr.

Randy J. Gabel, Sr., 74, of Potosi, passed away on Monday, July 16, at his home surrounded by his loving family. 

He was born on July 9, 1944, in Cuba City, the son of Clarence and Mae (Laughlin) Gabel. Randy graduated from Potosi High School. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1965, and served his country during Vietnam. Randy was honorably discharged in 1967 and resided in Illinois. On Jan. 16, 1971, he was united in marriage to Terese “Terri” Frye, in Dubuque, Iowa. Randy was employed at Wisconsin Power and Light in 1975 and retired in 2010 after 35 years of employment. 

Tue
17
Jul

Kim M. Lichtfuss

Kim M. Lichtfuss, 61, of Wauzeka, passed away Wednesday, July 11, at her home following a courageous battle with cancer. 

She was born June 21, 1957, in Beloit, the daughter of Donald and Gloria (Spooner) Carlson. Kim worked as an EMT and bartended in the Beloit area for several years before moving to this area where she worked at 3M company in Prairie du Chien for a while. She was always creative and crafty and was interested in digital scrapbooking. She became a designer and eventually the owner of an online scrapbooking store called “The Digichick.” 

Kim was passionate about the outdoors whether she was working in her garden, planting flowers around the yard, or just enjoying nature in general. She liked to read books, watch movies and enjoyed cooking food and sometimes made up her own special recipes. 

Tue
17
Jul

Richard A. Garside

Richard A. Garside, 76, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, in his home while under the care of Agrace Hospice Care.

Dick was delivered at home by a neighbor on May 27, 1942. He was one of five children born to Lulu Belle (Poston) Garside and Eldridge Garside in the town of Patch Grove. 

Mon
16
Jul

County Farm Bureaus host 96th Assembly District candidate forum

Crawford, Monroe and Vernon County Farm Bureaus will be hosting a forum for candidates in the 96th Assembly District on Monday, July 23, at 7 p.m. at the Viroqua VFW.

 The focus of the forum is for candidates to give a brief introduction of themselves and to have an opportunity to weigh in on key issues facing the agriculture industry today.

“The upcoming election is incredibly important to our counties and this forum will give voters a chance to hear the candidates’ views on agriculture issues that will impact their farms and businesses going into the future,” Robert Nigh, Vernon County Farm Bureau president, said.

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