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Wed
26
Jan

Blackhawks second at Fort Atkinson TKO


Brogan Brewer works for a fall against his West Allis Hale opponent in the semi finals of the TKO. Brewer would earn a 15-4 major decision in the finals.

On Saturday, the Blackhawk grapplers traveled to Fort Atkinson for the 11th annual TKO (Terry Kramer Open). Seventeen teams were in attendance, comprised of nine D1 teams, six D2 teams, and two D3 teams. 

Fri
21
Jan

Glen Arthur Bovee

Glen Arthur Bovee, 81, of McGregor, Iowa, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at Gundersen Health in La Crosse.
Glen was born Feb. 10, 1940, to Arthur and Emma (Schultz) Bovee. He graduated from Mar Mac High School in McGregor, and was drafted into the United States Army from June 3, 1958 to Nov 10, 1958. Glen was called back into the Army on Oct. 30, 1961 to Aug 7, 1962. Glen married the love of his life, Juliene Lansing on June 1, 1963, at the Congregational Church in McGregor. Glen worked for the grain elevator in McGregor and then the 3M Company in Prairie du Chien, where he retired after 30-plus years. Glen enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing pool, bowling, playing cards, motorcycle riding and spending time with his family.
Surviving Glen are his significant other, Mariyln Hamann; nephews, Kim Nading, Chris Lansing and Jeremy Lansing; sister-in-law, Jean Lansing; brother-in-law, Gerry Lansing; and sister-in-law, Bonnie (Stram) Lansing.

Fri
21
Jan

Robert J. Konichek

Robert J. Konichek, 89, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Freeport, Ill., passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at his home surrounded by family and friends.
He was born in Prairie du Chien on Feb. 4, 1932, the son of Henry and Grace (McCartney) Konichek. He graduated from Prairie du Chien High School before serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He then met the love of his life LoRayne Burton, and they were married in Cassville, on Dec. 9, 1954. He worked as a telegrapher on the railroad with Burlington Northern before serving as a fireman in Freeport, for over 30 years until retirement. Robert and LoRayne moved back to Prairie du Chien, where LoRayne preceded him in death on March 26, 2007.
He is survived by his children, Robin (Steve) Scovel, and Bryan (Jodee) Konichek; his grandchildren, Nathan (Candiss) Scovel, Leah (Tom) English, Breanne and Jordan Konichek, and Noel (Ed) Snow; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Fri
21
Jan

Roland K. Groom

Roland K. Groom, 76, of Wauzeka, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at his home surrounded by family and close friends.
He was born in Boscobel, on Aug. 8, 1945, the son of Kenneth and Mary (Kane) Groom. He graduated from Boscobel High School before going to work on the family farm as the third generation farmer. He was an avid horseman who loved his pure-bred blue healer, Sire, who he took to Dairy Queen for a pup cup on a regular basis. Roland enjoyed staying active around the farm and just being outside. He would play Rummy with anyone willing and cheat as often as he could. He loved his family and friends and would welcome their company.

Fri
21
Jan

Chuck 'Charlie' Everts

Chuck “Charlie” Everts, 90, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at Crossing Rivers Health, with his family by his side.

Fri
21
Jan

Gary R. Knickerbocker

Longtime Prairie du Chien Chief of Police, Gary R. Knickerbocker, 78, passed away Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa.

Wed
19
Jan

Quality sleep is vital to a person’s overall health

By Ted Pennekamp

 

A good night’s sleep is vital, but often overlooked, regarding one’s overall mental, emotional and physical health.

Wed
19
Jan

Two more years to go on McGregor Lake Project


Above is a view of the McGregor Lake Project so far. The green areas indicate where floodplain forests will be. The orange areas indicate rock structures. The blue areas indicate dredging areas. At the southern tip of the east leg is a wetland restoration protected by a rock structure.

This is one of the four fish structures created in McGregor Lake. (Photos submitted)

Fine material has been placed upon the sand. The material will be graded and smoothed out.

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
19
Jan

PdC native debuts thriller in which city plays pivotal role


Born and raised in Prairie du Chien, Kevin Kluesner has released his debut thriller novel, “The Killer Sermon,” a first in a three-part series. He now lives in New Berlin with his wife, Janet, who is also from Prairie du Chien.

The cover of the novel "The Killer Sermon."

By Correne Martin

 

Thu
13
Jan

Robert 'Bob' Shaben

Robert S. “Bob” Shaben, 83, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Cassville, passed away on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa. 

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