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Six power poles blow down north of Seneca


This power pole leans precariously in high wind Thursday. (Photos by Dennis Pelock)

Along with high wind, thick ice on the wires and poles was a major factor in each pole’s demise. “The ice on the lines was as big as softballs,” said Highway Commissioner Dennis Pelock.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Six power poles blew down north of Seneca along Highway 27 on April 11 and caused power outages in the area. There was wind gusting up to approximately 40 miles per hour, plus the wires were covered in ice.

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Highway 18 resurfacing project expected to begin in July


Highway 18 will be resurfaced from the Wisconsin River Bridge to near the River Ridge School. (Map courtesy of the Wisconsin DOT)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Plans have been finalized for the resurfacing of Highway 18 in Grant County and bids will soon go out, so motorists can expect a construction zone this summer from the Wisconsin River Bridge and heading southeast 6.3 miles to the US 18/WIS 35 intersection near the River Ridge school.

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Men arrested for stealing car, drug violations

On Tuesday, April 9, at approximately 3 p.m., the Prairie du Chien Police Department was notified of a vehicle that had been stolen from Fennimore. Officers located the vehicle in a parking lot in the 1600 block of South Marquette Road, Prairie du Chien, unoccupied. Further investigation led officers to a residence on North Main Street in Prairie du Chien.

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Steuben woman, 21, helps elephants and dogs through Thailand veterinary service


Jadyn Sander, 21, a UW-Platteville animal science student from Steuben, was selected by a study abroad organization to spend two weeks in Thailand, volunteering in an elephant sanctuary and dog shelter. (Photos by Loop Abroad)

Jadyn had the opportunity of a lifetime to learn about veterinary medicine in Thailand this past winter. She worked with elephants, dogs, some cats and a few other animals.

This winter, Jadyn Sander, 21, of Steuben, spent two weeks in Thailand helping animals and learning hands-on what it’s like to be a veterinarian. Traveling with study-abroad organization Loop Abroad, Jadyn was selected as part of a small team that volunteered giving care at a dog shelter and spent a week working directly with rescued elephants at an elephant sanctuary.

Jadyn is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, majoring in animal science.

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Paulette Joan 'PJ' Holliday

Paulette Joan “P.J.” Holliday, 70, of Prairie du Chien, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2019, at Crossing Rivers Health after a long and courageous battle with many health conditions, including congestive heart failure and kidney disease.

Paulette was born in Madison, on April 3, 1949, to James and Delores (Kaiser) Baures.  Paulette married Rodney Stussy in 1967 and together they had a daughter, Joan. Rodney passed away in 1974. Paulette later married Wilford Holliday in 1976 and together they had a son, Wilford Holliday Jr. in 1977, who passed away at 11 weeks old. They went on to have two more children, a daughter Misty and a son James. Paulette and Wilford later divorced.

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Mary T. Shedivy

Mary T. Shedivy, 96, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Monday, April 8, 2019, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

She was born Nov. 14, 1922, in Bridgeport, the daughter of Charles and Lucy (Wall) Mezera. She married Harry Shedivy on Oct. 19, 1943 at St. John’s Church in Prairie du Chien. Together they farmed in the Seneca area and later Mary worked for the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office. Mary also worked as a laundry supervisor for the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital and as a volunteer for the American Red Cross. She was an active member of St. Gabriel’s Parish and was instrumental in the development of the Opportunity Personal Development Center in Prairie du Chien. 

Harry preceded her in death on July 14, 1999. 

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Cletus 'John' Donnel Frink

Cletus “John” Donnel Frink, 79, of Monona, Iowa, died at his home in rural Monona, on Sunday, April 7, 2019. 

Cletus was born Feb. 24, 1940 to Adeline Elizabeth (Evans) and Herbert Donnel Frink. He was united in marriage with Linda Frink on July 22, 1969. Cletus earned his degree from Northeast Iowa Technical Institute in diesel mechanics in August 1989, and managed Drake Park Apartments in Des Moines from 1992 until 2001, at which time he retired to Kenny and Sandy’s farm. John ranched on and off for several years and was the true definition of a cowboy. He also drove semi for many years. He was a 4-H leader and also took a very active role with the Clayton County Fairgrounds. He was a man of few words but had a very strong presence.

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Dorothy W. Steinbach

Dorothy W. Steinbach, 88, of Wauzeka, passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at the Boscobel Care and Rehab Center in Boscobel. 

She was born on Feb. 8, 1931, in Boscobel, the daughter of Bernard and Clara (Smith) Karnopp. Dorothy married Lyndon Steinbach in 1952, in Gays Mills. Together, they farmed for many years in the Gays Mills area. Lyndon preceded her in death in 1982. 

She is survived by her daughters, Carol Steinbach of Prairie du Chien, and Marlene Steinbach of La Crosse; brothers, Raymond (Dixie) Karnopp of Lancaster, Robert (Sandy) Karnopp of Arkansas, Larry (Delores) Karnopp of Mt. Zion; sisters-in-law Jackie Karnopp of Barnum, and Marge Nauman of Dubuque, Iowa; seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. 

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Dianne N. Withey

Dianne N. (Daugherty) Withey, 85, of Waterford, formerly of Lynxville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 3, 2019. 

Dianne was born in Prairie du Chien,  on Sept. 12, 1933, to Lester and Mildred (Wisdom) Daugherty.  She grew up the youngest of six children, and was very close to her older siblings, due to the loss of her father at a young age following complications from serving in World War I.  She was very proud of her Irish heritage and her father serving as Crawford County clerk, while she was growing up.  Dianne graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1951, and soon after, met the love of her life, Kenneth Withey. The two were married on Oct. 24, 1953, and shortly after moved to Milwaukee and started their family. Later in life, Ken and Dianne moved back to Lynxville to run the family business, Withey’s Bar.    

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Carter Riley Matousek

Carter Riley Matousek, 16, of Cassville, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2019.  

He was born in Prairie du Chien on May 1, 2002, the son of Mike Matousek and Christy Mumm.  

Carter attended Cassville High School and was active in many sports. He liked to hunt, fish and trap, and learned many lessons from his grandpas, Gary and Dave. Carter enjoyed playing video games, baseball, and he loved basketball. He often helped cut and stack firewood, not because he liked it, but because Carter took any chance he could to spend time with his family. Carter’s heart was not big, it was huge—he genuinely cared about people and will be long remembered for his love for others.

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