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07/20/2015 08:37 AM

Pearl Swiggum

swiggum-pearl-from-wsj-photo.jpg“Success stories, to be happy ones, shouldn’t have endings,” Pearl Swiggum wrote in a 1975 column for the Crawford County Independent.

Yet, Swiggum, who died Friday at the age of 101, successfully delighted Midwestern readers with 46 years’ worth of columns on farm life, proving that, as she might have put it, even the most enthusiastic advice-givers don’t always have all the answers.”

Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/longtime-wsj-columnist-pearl-swiggum-dies-at/article_9e2e698c-8925-58d0-8000-b0e467680695.html#ixzz3gRFTbOlB

04/27/2015 08:04 AM

Peace Lutheran Church 50th Anniversary Event

CELEBRATE THE SIXTIES

50 years of Peace Lutheran-Readstown

1965~2015

Hear sixties music played by locals–Anne Christoffer w. Bob Dylan(”Blowin in the Wind”) and the Beatles(Let it Be”). Raymond Firebaugh w. Cat Steven’s “Morning has Broken”

Hear sixties poetry (Allen Ginsberg) recited by John H. Sime

Hear readings from the “History of Peace Lutheran Church” by Ireta Sime”.

Hear spiritual music played by locals–Raymond Firebaugh (violin)w. “How Great Thou Art” and Karen McCoy (accordion) w. “He”

9 AM Sunday May 3, 2015

PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH READSTOWN

03/24/2015 07:40 AM

Wisconsin in the Civil War

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08/22/2014 02:49 PM

Readstown Memorial Walkway

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Groundbreaking in Bliss Memorial Park
by John H. Sime

On Sunday, September 14, at 2 PM, the Readstown Historical Society will hold a ground breaking ceremony in front of the bandstand in Bliss Memorial Park for the memorial walk way. This walkway will eventually circle the entire bandstand and will be handicapped accessible. It will provide easier accommodation for all people to walk around the bandstand and also commemorate friends, relatives, business, and groups.
Light refreshments will be served. People will be able to view the three sizes of bricks and tiles that can be purchased for the walkway. they can also purchase their bricks and tiles at that time. The largest size is 12” x 24″ and costs $350, the middle size is 12″ x 12″ and costs $150, and the small size is 8″ x 4″ and costs $50.
Everyone is welcome. Pastor Curt Matz will give a prayer and local musician Ray Hadley will play songs, at least one of which pertains to the historic bandstand.
Krause Monument in Viroqua is building the project and helping with the design. Mike Lepke is donating sand and gravel for the whole project.
The historical society runs a museum in the Readstown Village Hall which is open from 1 PM to 3:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays and on the second Saturday of every month.                      For further information contact Julie Turnmire at 608-629-5140 or John Sime at 608-629-5651. Kathy Showen of Krause Monument in Viroqua is the general manager of the project. She can be reached at 608-637-7726

06/04/2014 07:31 AM

Eco Friendly Burials and Baby Boomers

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for article from LaCrosse Tribune by  KAREN SCHWARTZ of The Associated Press:

” Some people take their principles to their grave. And for some baby boomers, that means planning for their funerals, or their parents’ funerals, in an eco-friendly way.”


04/23/2014 07:13 AM

Thinking About Death

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” Thinking about death can actually be a good thing as it leads people to bring positive changes to their lives and help others, a new report showed yesterday.”

03/27/2014 10:28 AM

Gene Moran article in Wis. State Journal

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” According to the narrative in a Veterans Lifetime Achievement Award he received in 2007: “With severe gunshot wounds and a bullet-riddled parachute, he rode the tail section down at the rate of 100 feet per second; and he survived the descent, but sustained a crushed skull when the tail section hit a tree trunk before crashing to the ground; his life was saved by a Serbian doctor, also a POW, who surgically repaired his severe head wounds after which he was a prisoner of war for almost 18 months, inhumanely incarcerated in POW camps in Germany, Prussia and Poland, and surviving solitary confinement, relocation on a ‘hell ship’ on the Baltic Sea, and a 600-mile forced march from early February to late April 1945 during one of the harshest winters on record.”

Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/state-and-regional/ww-ii-pow-bomber-crash-survivor-dies-in-soldiers-grove/article_6d3bddc7-0702-5b93-aa37-2be0771bb431.html#ixzz2xB3KRpAd

01/25/2014 08:10 AM

Always Go to the Funeral

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for an NPR radio commentary about the social and personal value of attending funerals by  Deirdre Sullivan.

01/05/2014 09:33 AM

The ‘Self’ after a Loss

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“After the loss of a loved one, our lives do not return to pre-loss ways.  Loss changes us. that is inevitable. It is required in healthy grieving. Loss and attachment are part of the self. “

12/17/2013 08:10 AM

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Betsy Palmer

06/07/2015

 (November 1, 1926 – May 29, 2015)

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Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch dies

03/16/2015

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Leonard Nimoy of “Star Trek” dies at 83

02/27/2015

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Bess Myerson

01/07/2015

(July 16, 1924 – December 14, 2014) go here

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Joe Cocker dies at 70

12/22/2014

joe-cocker.jpgJohn Robert Cocker, known to family, friends, his community and fans around the world as Joe Cocker, passed away on December 22 after a hard fought battle with small cell lung cancer. He was 70 years old.

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George Hamilton IV

09/18/2014

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1937-2014

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Joan Rivers…

09/06/2014

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Loren Bacall

08/13/2014

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Robin Williams

08/13/2014

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Casey Kasem

06/16/2014

Casey Kasem, whose voice came to represent Top 40 radio as the host of countdown shows for decades, died early Sunday morning

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