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Wed
22
Jan

Lady Hawk gymnasts continue to improve, have fun


Haylee Sheckler executes a jump on the balance beam Monday night versus visiting Southwestern on Senior Night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Kylee O’Kane flips during her dismount in the high school gym Monday.

Kylee O’Kane leaps on the balance beam Monday night in Prairie du Chien.

Sadie Koresh completes a kneeling move on the beam Monday night.

Prairie du Chien’s Madison Puckett prepares to land a jump.

 

 

The Prairie du Chien-Fennimore gymnastics team hosted Southwestern-Cuba City-Benton-Darlington on Monday in the team’s final home dual of the season. 

PdC-F also celebrated Senior Night and honored Kylee O’Kane, Hannah Garrity and manager Zach Mara after the meet. 

Tue
21
Jan

Alice M. Cathman

Alice M. Cathman, 62, of Boscobel, was called home unexpectedly to her heavenly Father on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at the Gundersen Boscobel Hospital. 

Tue
21
Jan

Shirley E. Ellis

Shirley E. Ellis, 78, of Patch Grove, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Shirley was born on April 12, 1941, the daughter of Roy and Edna (Jarms) Haberichter. She, her father, and her grandmother, were all born in the same farmhouse located southeast of Monona, Iowa. Shirley spent her early childhood in Clayton County, Iowa, moved to the Patch Grove area in 1952, and graduated from Patch Grove High School in 1958. She married Jerry Ellis on Oct. 24, 1959, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Bagley. Shirley and Jerry raised their family in the home that he built in 1960. Shirley was the Patch Grove Village Clerk for 18 years, and secretary/treasurer for the Patch Grove Fire Department for 31 years. Shirley enjoyed time spent with her family, reading, sewing, gardening, and dancing with Jerry. 

Mon
20
Jan

Shirley Guyer

Shirley Jean Guyer, 79, of Luana, Iowa, passed Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. She was born Sept. 29, 1940. Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Elkader, Iowa. Visitation will be Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the hall.

Mon
20
Jan

Jill Renee Frazier

Jill Renee Frazier 46, went to her heavenly home on Saturday, Jan 18, 2020. Her devotion to her family and faith in God were characteristics of her life, which was cut short due to cancer. 

Mon
20
Jan

Shirley M. Gelbach

Shirley M. Gelbach, 87, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at the Orchard Manor Care Center in Lancaster.  

She was born April 19, 1932, in Lancaster, the daughter of Parke and Lillian (Cox) Gelbach Sr.  

Shirley worked at the Opportunity Center in Prairie du Chien for over 36 years. 

She is survived by nephews, Greg and Randy Gelbach; a niece, Sheri Breuer; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and her dear friends, Mary and Ken Stoeffler.  

Mon
20
Jan

Nancy Gail Ahrens

Nancy Gail Ahrens, 76, passed away at Crossing Rivers Health medical center in Prairie du Chien, surrounded by her family on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. 

She was born on Sept. 11, 1943, in Platteville, to Don and Bette Knapp. 

She grew up in Prairie du Chien, where, as a child, she had a love for horses and dreamt of being a cowgirl. She owned a horse named Bill, a.k.a. “Knothead Bill.” In high school, she was the drum majorette for the high school band. She could twirl that baton like no other. She graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1961. 

Wed
15
Jan

Beautiful new Prairie du Chien library needs some landscaping

By Correne Martin

 

The new Prairie du Chien Public Library is an evolving and happening place of helpful discovery—on the inside. But outside the facility, which was renovated and expanded in 2018, patrons may have noticed the landscaping leaves much to be desired.

A pointed effort has begun to bring the grounds up to speed with the modern opportunity that’s available inside the public library. 

“It’s not much on the outside, but they’re very visible grounds,” said Cindy Robertson, who’s leading the charge toward creating a more inviting, aesthetically-appealing exterior for the library. 

Wed
15
Jan

Inmate stabs officer

The Boscobel inmate who has been charged with two counts of attempted murder for assaulting two correctional officers at Boscobel Gundersen Hospital last June shanked another officer Monday at the Boscobel prison.

Wisconsin Secure Program Facility inmate Dexter Ewing, 48, of Milwaukee, has been held in segregation since the June 25 attacks, but has refused to come out of his cell for the past two months. On Monday, two correctional officers were directed to conduct a forced removal, and that’s when the attack occurred with a homemade weapon Ewing fashioned in his cell.

The officer was stabbed in the neck, but his partner was able to push Ewing away and avoid serious or fatal injuries, according to sources that wished to remain anonymous.

Wed
15
Jan

Get after your goals: Fitness testimonials from friends, neighbors

Prairie du Chien’s Hoffman Hall offers a myriad of fitness and aquatics classes over the winter. What follows is a sampling of the courses, instructors and participant testimonials about their results and experiences.

Yoga—taught by Connie Hudson, who started yoga practice in 2006 and has evolved to leading Hatha Yoga and Yin Yoga: “A Hatha flow combines breath with movement in active physical postures. A Yin flow is a gentler practice that allows us to work the deeper tissues of the body. All yoga poses can be modified so you can practice throughout your lifetime. Yoga makes me feel good and I enjoy sharing both practices.”

“Yoga class is relaxing and calming after a long day at work” – L.B.

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