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‘Buy Nearby’ and support your school Oct. 19-20 through local shopping promotion

By Correne Martin

Support your favorite school and shop for something you desire at this weekend’s We Buy Nearby - Shop for Schools event in downtown Prairie du Chien and McGregor. By making a purchase at any of 15 participating stores Oct. 19-20, a percentage of your expense will be donated to the school of your choice. Schools to pick from include Prairie du Chien public, Prairie du Chien Catholic, Wauzeka-Steuben, Seneca and River Ridge in Wisconsin or MFL Mar-Mac, Clayton Ridge and Central Elkader in Iowa. 

Businesses engaging in this opportunity, and the percentages on purchases they will donate, include:

Prairie du Chien:

Something for Everyone—10 percent

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15
Oct

96th Assembly candidates square off in PdC debate


Loren Oldenburg (R-Viroqua)

Paul Buhr (D-Viroqua)

By Correne Martin

The two candidates for the 96th Wisconsin Assembly district squared off in a one-hour debate Thursday evening, Oct. 11, at the Prairie du Chien City Hall council chambers. Both farmers from Vernon County, Republican Loren Oldenburg and Democrat Paul Buhr pledge to bring a loud voice as well as action back to this district, which encompasses Crawford and Vernon counties and half of Monroe County. 

Republican Lee Nerison has held the 96th Assembly seat since 2005 and is retiring after the coming election. Voters will cast their ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

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15
Oct

Satter Building part of Nov. 10 auction


The Satter Building will be part of the Nov. 10 auction for properties that have been foreclosed upon.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Crawford County will be selling the Satter Building property at an auction on Nov. 10 beginning at 10 a.m. at Kramer Real Estate and Auction of Prairie du Chien.

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15
Oct

Christopher Wayne Light

Christopher Wayne Light, 28, formerly of Prairie du Chien, a 2008 graduate, passed away unexpectedly in a tragic automobile accident on Oct. 11. 

He was born Feb. 12, 1990, to the parents of Troy Light, of Prairie du Chien, and Heidi Light, of Boscobel. 

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15
Oct

Jeanne (Wolford) Kadlec

Jeanne Kadlec entered into eternal life on Oct. 10.

She was born Jeanne Louise Wolford on Dec. 1, 1930, in Prairie du Chien. Jeanne was the youngest of William and Nettie Wolford’s nine children.

She married Leslie Kadlec on Aug. 11, 1951. After living in Prairie du Chien, they spent the next three decades in Oelwein, Iowa. Jeanne was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She served 16 years as a librarian in the Oelwein Public Library before retiring in 1992. After Les passed away, Jeanne moved to Menomonie, in 2000, and enjoyed many special friendships at The Oaks. 

Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers Lyle Bellrichard, Harlan Bellrichard, William Wolford and Robert Wolford; and sisters Grace Anderson, Dorothy Fosdale and Rita Jones. 

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Oct

Marie M. (Kozelka) Sundeen

Our beloved mother, Marie M. Sundeen, 93, fell into the deep sleep of death at home at 9:30 p.m., Aug. 29, following a long illness. 

Mon
15
Oct

Karen R. Carroll

Karen R. Carroll, 77, of Prairie du Chien, died peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Crossing Rivers Health, following a long struggle with emphysema and COPD.

She was born Karen Rose Flitsch on July 29, 1941, in Prairie du Chien, the second of two daughters to Earl J. and Margaret M. (Ackerman) “Marge” Flitsch. She was a 1959 graduate of St. Mary’s Academy in Prairie du Chien. Later that year, she married Donald S. Carroll, of Lancaster, and the couple had six children together.

Fri
12
Oct

Madolyn 'Susan' Witters

Madolyn “Susan” Witters, 60, of Wauzeka, passed away on Monday, Oct. 8, at her home in Wauzeka. 

She was born Feb. 7, 1958, at Dixon, Ill. She was married to Chad Witters and he preceded her in death. She had been employed by Wisconsin Historical Society, and Sue Waltz Insurance in Boscobel. She was involved with the Friends of the Villa Louis in Prairie du Chien, The Beloit Jr. Women’s Club and First Congregational Church Summer Camp. 

She is survived by a twin brother Tom (Perla) Good of Avalon. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and best friend Meg Schuster.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

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12
Oct

Maxine Leah Johnson

Maxine Leah Johnson, 80, of New Hampton, Iowa, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, at her home in New Hampton, Iowa. Maxine was born June 24, 1938, to Donald and Marcella (Sabbann) Tayek in Linton Township, Allamakee County, Iowa. She graduated from Monona High School in 1956, and earned her degree from Upper Iowa University.

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11
Oct

Walter 'Steve' Thornton

Walter “Steve” Thornton, 65, of Prairie du Chien, died Monday, Oct. 8, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. 

Walter was born June 13, 1953, to Harold and Virginia (Williams) Thornton in Tomahawk. He earned his GED and attended tech school. Walter joined the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War.

Walter was united in marriage with Joyce Shulka on Nov. 25, 1972, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Prairie du Chien. One son was born to this union, Chuck. Walter worked for Gen-Cor in Marquette, Iowa. In his spare time, Walter enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating. He was a fan of Nascar and the Green Bay Packers.

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