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Robert “Bob” George Peterson

By Editor | April 9, 2024

Robert “Bob” George Peterson, 54 from Wilson, WI. He passed away unexpectedly and was found on March 21, 2024, in his winter home located in New Port Richey, FL. Bob was in Florida enjoying the warmer winter climate. Born June 14, 1969, in Baldwin WI. Bob was the 5th child of George and Doris Peterson…

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Alan Keith Smith

By Editor | March 26, 2024

Alan Keith Smith, age 80, of Colfax, WI passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday March 5, 2024. Please join us on Friday April 5, 2024 from 2:30 – 6:30 at Kyote’s Den, E2339 WI-29, Menomonie, WI for a celebration of life for Al. Cremation Society of Wisconsin, Altoona is assisting the family. A…

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Merlin Russell Holden

By Editor | March 19, 2024

Merlin Russell Holden age 82, of Menomonie, WI passed away Wednesday March 13, 2024. He was born March 20, 1941 in Menomonie, WI to Russell and Gladys (Schultz) Holden. He grew up in the Menomonie area and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1959. He served in the U.S. Army and National Guard as a…

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M. Irene Schmidt, nee Gale

By Editor | March 19, 2024

M. Irene Schmidt, nee Gale, age 90 of Connorsville, WI, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2024 surrounded by family. Irene was born November 6, 1933 to Elmer G. “Bob” and Lillian Deaver Gale in Reeve, WI. She grew up on the family farm in Reeve with her sister Carol and brothers Marvin, Lynn, and Allen.…

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Ann Marie Ertz

By Editor | March 19, 2024

Ann Ertz passed away on March 10, 2024, at her home with her husband, children and sister Sandy at her side. Ann Ertz was born March 13, 1967. Ann married Ben Ertz on June 30, 2015, in Niagara Falls, NY. She worked at Nestle Foods in Eau Claire for 25 years. Ann had a passion…

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Ardys E. Wigdahl

By Editor | March 19, 2024

Ardys Elaine Wigdahl age 77, of Colfax, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday March 13, 2024 after a long battle with lung disease. Ardys was a beautiful person who helped so many and made everyone she met feel special. Ardys was a wonderful sister, wife, aunt, grandmother, and friend who was gifted in…

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Arlene Edith Hones

By Editor | March 19, 2024

Arlene Edith Hones, 97, formerly of Colfax, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2024, at the Park View Home in Woodville, WI. Arlene was born on March 15, 1926, in Boyceville, WI to Arnold and Elsie (Grutt) Price. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Arlene lived all her life in Wisconsin. Growing…

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Off the Editor’s Desk 3-20-2024

By Editor | March 19, 2024

More money is always needed! Over the years that I have attended public board meetings, there seems always a need for more money to take care of business at the local government and all the way up to the state and federal governments. There always seems to be a need for more money at the…

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Arlene Edith Hones

By Editor | March 14, 2024

Arlene Edith Hones, 97, formerly of Colfax, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2024, at the Park View Home in Woodville, WI. Arlene was born on March 15, 1926, in Boyceville, WI to Arnold and Elsie (Grutt) Price. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Arlene lived all her life in Wisconsin. Growing…

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Bert Lansing

By Editor | March 12, 2024

Bert Lansing, 82, of Spring Valley, Wisconsin, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, March 4, 2024 at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Born in River Falls, Wisconsin in August,1941, he grew up in Waverly, the son of Orvie and Annabelle (Roatch) Lansing, and the adventurous and warm-spirited brother of six siblings.…

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