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Wed
16
Jan

PdC wrestlers win SPASH Duals


Prairie du Chien freshman 106-pounder Nick Mara scores near fall points just before pinning his Sussex Hamilton opponent.

 

On Saturday, Jan. 12, the PDC grapplers traveled to Stevens Point for the SPASH Duals. These duals are made up of two, five-team pools. A team wrestles all teams in their pool to determine their placement match. A year ago, PDC was crowned champs, so they were looking for the repeat. 

PDC would win their pool by the following: PDC 53 - DC Everest 21, PDC 77 - SPASH JV 6, PDC 38 - Oconto Falls 36, PDC 78 - Sussex Hamilton 0. 

Wed
16
Jan

New ag agent in Crawford County


Adam Hady

 

by Ted Pennekamp

 

There is a new agriculture agent at Crawford County’s University of Wisconsin Extension. Adam Hady began his duties on Jan. 1 and will be in Crawford County 50 percent of the time and in Richland County 50 percent. 

Tue
15
Jan

Joanne Jean Nagel

Joanne Jean Nagel, 75, of Eastman, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at the Bland-Bekkedahl Hospice Center in Viroqua after a courageous battle with cancer. 

She was born March 23, 1943, at her grandparents’ home in Seneca, to Louis and Lucille (Sutton) Fradette. Joanne grew up in and spent the majority of her life in the Seneca area, graduating Seneca High School in 1961. In 1963, Joanne married Everette Reynolds and had two sons, Jim and Roger. 

Tue
15
Jan

Robert J. 'Bob' McCarthy

Robert J. “Bob” McCarthy, 92, of Eastman, died on Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Prairie Maison care facility in Prairie du Chien. 

He was born June 22, 1926, in Wauzeka, the son of John and Esther (Lathrop) McCarthy. He married Lorraine Polodna on June 6, 1950; they lived in the Eastman area the rest of their lives. Lorraine preceded him in death on Jan. 28, 1999. Bob managed the Prairie City Bank-Eastman Station for 36 years and was the past president of the Crawford County Banker’s Association. He served as Eastman village treasurer, Eastman water superintendent and a volunteer fireman, each for over a half century. Bob served as a treasurer of 13 different organizations at one time and enjoyed driving a school bus for the Prairie du Chien School District for over 17 years. He was an active member of St. Wenceslaus Parish in Eastman, serving as a Eucharistic minister and usher.

Tue
15
Jan

Leroy F. Wood

Leroy F. Wood, 79, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Olin, Iowa, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, surrounded by his family at his home.  

He was born Sept. 22, 1939, in Olin, the son of Emery and Hazel Wood. 

Leroy served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War as a ship’s engineer. He later worked as an engineer for the Iowa State Penitentiary at Anamosa, retiring after 28 years.  Leroy was a member of the American Legion and the VFW.  

Mon
14
Jan

William R. 'Bill' Specht

William R. “Bill” Specht, 96, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Prairie Maison Care Center.  

He was born March 28, 1922, in Dodgeville, the son of Charles and Sarah (Reese) Specht.  

He married Mary Dickert on Nov. 26, 1942, in Madison.  She preceded him in death on April 20, 2008.  Bill owned and operated Specht’s IGA in Prairie du Chien for many years.  He was a founding member of the Prairie du Chien Country Club and was an avid Wisconsin Badger fan.  

He is survived by his daughters, Barb (Stan) Toberman and Peg (Kurt) Smith; a son Jim (Mary Beth) Specht, all of Prairie du Chien; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  

Mon
14
Jan

Prairie du Chien girls win easily to stay unbeaten


Prairie du Chien’s Lily Krahn drives to the hoop for 2 of her 20 points Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Makenzie Knapp looks for an open teammate.

Hope Martin scores under the basket.

 

Prairie du Chien overwhelmed visiting Richland Center 72-42 in a girls basketball game in the SWC Friday night. 

The Lady Blackhawks built a 45-22 lead by halftime en route to the victory, their 14th in a row.

Lily Krahn netted 20 points to help lead the Lady Hawks. Macey Banasik scored 15 and Ella Hager added 13. Krahn had four 3-point baskets and Banasik had three.

Mon
14
Jan

Marlene A. Hagen

Marlene A. Hagen, 83, of Wauzeka, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born June 14, 1935, in Wauzeka, the daughter of Edwin and Viola (Hurda) Reichmann. Marlene worked for the state of Wisconsin in Vital Statistics in Madison for many years until her retirement. 

She is survived by her children, Pamela Replinger, Elizabeth Harrington, Steven Hagen and Susan Adkinson; her siblings, Edwin Reichmann, Pat Dimmer, Victor, Lyle and Walter Reichmann; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mon
14
Jan

Evelyn A. Peterson

Evelyn A. Peterson, 86, of Lancaster, passed away on Jan. 10, 2019. at the Lancaster Care Center, in Lancaster. 

Evelyn was born July 12, 1932, in Soldiers Grove, the daughter of Alfred and Mae (Guist) Hiller. She graduated from Soldiers Grove High School. Evelyn was united in marriage to Vernon D. Peterson on May 31, 1950, in Gays Mills. Together, they farmed above Soldiers Grove until 1957 when they moved to Lancaster.  

Mon
14
Jan

Jeffrey John Hemmer

Jeffrey John Hemmer, 53, of Prairie du Chien, walked back into the arms of the Maker on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, after an extended illness. 

He was born on Sept. 27, 1965, in Prairie du Chien, the son of Harold Thomas and Donna (Leard) Hemmer. 

Jeffrey graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1984. He married the lady who made his heart sing, Paula (Gjetley-Kautman) on March 14, 1987 and they spent the next three decades cultivating their love and nurturing their growing family. 

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