10/12/2010 06:55 PM

First Known PhotographFirst Known Photograph

04/19/2009 08:05 AM

Five Column Rock

“Near Readstown, in the Kickapoo Valley, stands Five Column Rock, one of the natural wonders of the Driftless Area…”


04/10/2009 08:18 AM

Robert Kennedy Photo

taken in Readstown gym, March 11, 1960 by Orlan Prestegrad.img097.jpg

12/25/2008 08:31 AM

Readstown Bandstand ReBuilt-2008

Originally constructed in 1905.bandstand-rebuilt.jpg

12/12/2002 08:06 AM

Photo - Sime Funeral Home-1951

Sime Funeral HomeSime Brothers Funeral Home-1951-after death 1949 death of Oscar Anderson, founder. Left to Right: Furniture store truck, flower car, hearse.

12/12/2002 08:01 AM

Photo - Hearses in 1951 Viroqua Cemetery

Hearses in Viroqua CemeteryFuneral of Entire Family Killed in July, 1951 Flood at Springville, Wis. hearses and crews from (Left to Right):Anderson-Westby; Sime-Readstown; Elver-Viroqua; E.Vance-Viroqua; Doudna-Richland Center/Jacobson-Swanson-Viroqua in charge.

11/20/2002 07:52 AM

Photo » Horse Drawn Hearse

Oscar Anderson hearseOscar Anderson stands by his horse drawn hearse, Elmer Sime holds reins. Taken near Readstown, Wis.

News Headlines

Billy Graham


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The Rev. Billy Graham, a North Carolina farmer’s son who preached to millions in stadium events he called crusades, becoming a pastor to presidents and the nation’s best-known Christian evangelist for more than 60 years, died on Wednesday at his home. He was 99.

Glen Campbell


buried in small town of Delight, Arkansas

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Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher die one day apart



“Carrie Fisher died Tuesday, at age 60, following a heart-related medical emergency on a flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday. Her death was followed almost immediately by Reynolds’ death from an apparent stroke on Wednesday while she was meeting with Todd to plan Carrie’s funeral.” from USA Today story

Hugh O’Brian dies at 91


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Merle Haggard


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Merle Haggard dies on 79th birthday


Patty Duke


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Patty Duke dies  in Idaho patty-duke.jpg

Yogi Berra


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Martin Milner


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In “Route 66,” which ran from 1960 to 1964, Milner played Tod Stiles, a restless young man who wandered the country with buddy Buz Murdock (later Lincoln Case) in a Corvette convertible, taking odd jobs and helping local people with their struggles.Inspired by Jack Kerouac’s novel “On the Road,” the show tackled social issues and filmed in locations all over the country, reflecting the rise of American car culture and the interstate highway system.

Betsy Palmer


 (November 1, 1926 – May 29, 2015)

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Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch dies


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