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22
Jan

Roger C. Granzow

 

Roger C. Granzow, 88, of Eastman, passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. 

 

Thu
18
Jan

LaVern Hampton, Jr.

 

LaVern Hampton, Jr., 81, of Glen Haven, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster. 

 

Wed
17
Jan

Disabled Vietnam vet may be ‘falling through the cracks’


This photo of Steve Narcisse is one of his service time that he proudly displays outside his home at a local nursing home.

VA system laws not the perfect fit for all cases

By Correne Martin

Mainstream opinion is that United States veterans are deserving of the utmost attention when it comes to care and services. However, these vehement matters involve as much “red tape” as most other state and federal programs, making the processes, the benchmarks and the programs in general more complicated to navigate.

Steve Narcisse, a 79-year-old disabled Vietnam veteran from Wauzeka who’s a patient at a Prairie du Chien nursing home, is just one example of a veteran struggling to get everything desired within the veterans affairs (VA) system. The hearing-impaired, minimally-verbal, wartime veteran is of Creole descent and, according to those closest to him, he’s as nice as can be and lived a modest life in the cities of Milwaukee and New Orleans before moving to Crawford County in the mid-2000s.

Wed
17
Jan

Lessons in Learning - Mayne

By Rachel Mergen

 

“I want to make a difference in the world,” Terry Mayne, River Ridge kindergarten teacher, said sincerely about why she decided to become a teacher. For almost 40 years, she has taught in the district.

Mayne, originally from Lancaster, received her degree at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She also completed credits at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Wed
17
Jan

Lessons in Learning - Ellefson

By Rachel Mergen

Jean Ellefson’s mother was a teacher since the age of 18. Ellefson grew up in her foot steps, having watched her mother when she would bring her and her siblings to school on the weekends to help decorate the classroom and do small work activities.

Today, Ellefson finds herself as part of the current generation of educators, covering the role of Seneca Area School District’s librarian and Title I teacher since August of 1980.

“We didn’t have a whole lot of toys as kids,” Ellefson said about how she ended up with her love of reading. Her childhood was spent being read to by her parents and family and learning to read for herself. “I don’t remember a time not loving reading.”

Wed
17
Jan

Wauzeka-Steuben girls win


A mad scramble ensues for a rebound in first-half action Tuesday night as Wauzeka-Steuben takes on visiting Weston. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Erin Krachey goes up for a shot in the lane.

It was a tough battle during the beginning stages of the game but the Lady Hornets eventually began to pull away.

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Ravyn Krachey scores from down low versus Weston.

The Lady Hornets’ Jordan Mormann fights for a rebound versus Weston Tuesday night.

Erin Krachey scores from right of the lane Tuesday night against Weston.

 

W-S girls 

trounce Weston

The Wauzeka-Steuben girls basketball team trounced visiting Weston 72-35 in a Ridge and Valley Tuesday night tilt. 

The Lady Hornets improved to 8-7 on the season and 6-2 in league play.

The Silver Eagles fell to 2-10 overall and 1-7 in the Ridge and Valley.

Wed
17
Jan

GSA forms in Prairie du Chien

 

Prairie du Chien GSA strives to 

empower, educate

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
17
Jan

District administrator resigns from post at Wauzeka-Steuben

The School District of the Wauzeka-Steuben Board of Education has announced that District Administrator Robert Sailer has submitted a letter of resignation.

The resignation is effective June 30. The board and Dr. Sailer have discussed how to move forward with hiring a replacement administrator and determined that it would be in the best interests of the district to engage an interim administrator to facilitate that transition. Therefore, Sailer will step aside from his active role with the district effective immediately to allow the district to begin this transition work.

In his letter, Sailer thanked the staff members, students, families, board members and community members of Wauzeka-Steuben for making the school district community a special place. He also expressed his desire to explore new professional and personal options and opportunities.

Tue
16
Jan

Linda Kelly

 

Linda Kelly, 73, of St. Olaf, Iowa, formerly of McGregor, Iowa, died Sunday, Jan. 14, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. 

 

Linda Lou was born Dec. 29, 1944, to Lloyd Robert and Dorothy Anna (Kautman) Meana in McGregor, Iowa. She graduated from McGregor High School.

Tue
16
Jan

Emil Leo Schmit

Emil Leo Schmit, 93, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 13, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. 

 

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