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Jeanne Somsen, 89, of Baldwin died Saturday, July 22, 2006 at the Baldwin Care Center. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, July 26th at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Baldwin. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church on Wednesday morning. Burial will be in the Baldwin Cemetery. Arrangements handled by the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin.
Sally Somsen, 91, of Woodville died Saturday, July 22, 2006 at the Parkview Nursing Home in Woodville. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 26th at the First United Presbyterian Church in Baldwin. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church on Wednesday afternoon.Burial will be in the Baldwin Cemetery. The O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin assisted the family with arrangements.
Doris Mae Gorka, 85 of Stillwater, formerly of River Falls, died Wednesday, July 12, at United Hospital in St. Paul. She was born Nov. 27, 1920 in Minneapolis, the daughter of Harold and Clara (Stovern) Lockwood. On Aug. 16, 194l, she was married to Benjamin Gorka. She spent most of her years providing for her family as a homemaker. She and her husband, former owners of Ben's Elmo Inn, enjoyed entertaining friends and family and playing cribbage. Preceding her in death was her husband, Benjamin.
MADISON -- Those who show up at Wisconsin polls expecting to register the same day they vote will have to provide the number on their drivers' license. If they don't have a valid license, they do have other options that will allow them to vote. That decision was made by the state Elections Board.
Jane Mikla, 59, of Hudson and formerly of Glenwood City, died Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. A Celebration of Jane's Life will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, July 23rd at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at O'Connell's Sunday afternoon. Private interment. Cremation services held at Countryside Crematory of Baldwin.
The author of a new report on Governor Jim Doyle's re-election fundraising efforts says voters should be worried about the increase in tribal gaming money pouring into the governor's campaign war chest. The report by the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign shows the top donors to the Doyle campaign are all from the Dennis Troha family, who are also the biggest financial backers of a proposed tribal casino in Kenosha. Over the last three years, Troha family members from both Wisconsin and Illinois have given more than $200,000 to the Governor's campaign.
654 Glover Rd PLAN COMMISSION will meet August 3, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall.
Fire that heavily damaged a house at 620 Spring Street in Somerset Sunday is being investigated by the State Fire Marshal's Office and police. Somerset Fire Chief Travis Belisle said the call came in at about 9 p.m. "It was a fully involved house fire," he said. Belisle said the fire is considered suspicious and that's why the state fire marshal was called in. Additional details could not be released until the investigation is completed, he said. "I think we'll wait and see what comes of the state fire marshal's investigation and go from there," he said.
More than 2,100 Wisconsin residents have signed up to become disaster volunteers for the Red Cross since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita pounded the Gulf Coast last year. The influx of new members represents about a tenth of all Red Cross volunteers statewide. It surpasses the state's goal of adding at least a thousand new disaster volunteers after last year's hurricanes. Marianne Muzzi coordinates Red Cross volunteers for seven counties in south-central Wisconsin.
Doris Mae Gorka, 85 of Stillwater and formerly of River Falls, died Wednesday, July 12, 2006. Funeral service will be held at 12:00 NOON Friday, July 14 at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson. Family and Friends may gather one hour prior to the service for visitation. Interment is in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are with the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson.