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02/15/2017 08:45 AM

Museum chili supper

chili supper at Peace Lutheran Church;  Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, 4 to 8 P.M.

fundraiser for Readstown Museum

10/31/2016 08:46 AM




Wisconsin law mandates that funds set aside for use in funeral situations be set aside in 100% trusts.  Our funeral home offers two methods of doing this—Bank CDs and Life Insurance.  One of the important reasons for doing this is an SSI/Medicaid spend down.  In both cases—bank CDs and Life Insurance—the prefunding instruments must be irrevocable.  We are being assisted in the sale of life insurance by Schlicht Insurance of Viroqua, who is acting as an agent for Pekin Insurance. 

10/31/2016 08:43 AM

New Readstown Bridge

Opened for traffic October 27, 2016 new-bridge-in-readstown.jpg

03/03/2016 08:16 AM

Obituary Archive


Go here for an archive of obituaries.

01/21/2016 03:58 PM

Readstown Museum Chili Supper

The Readstown Historical Society will hold a chili and soup supper on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at Peace Lutheran church in Readstown.  Serving will last from 4 to 7 P.M.  The menu will include chili and toppings, or chicken noodle soup, veggies, crackers, cheese, cornmeal muffins and honey, desert and beverages.  The suggested donation is $5.00

             Local carry-outs and deliveries will be available. For this service call 629-5615 on the day of the event.

08/26/2015 07:35 AM

Labor Day in Readstown 2015

Readstown’s Annual Labor Day celebration


Saturday, September 5,  Sunday, September 6, and Monday, September 7;  Lunch all three days; BBQ chicken on Monday between 11 AM and 6 P.M.

Softball and Co-ed Tourneys all days. Bean Bag Tournament.

Parade Monday at 2 PM; Bike race Monday;

Tractor Pull on Saturday and Sunday.

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


50 years of Peace Lutheran-Readstown


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


03/24/2015 07:40 AM

Wisconsin in the Civil War

civil-war.jpga link to the Wisconsin State Historical Society. With first hand accounts, maps, military records:


08/22/2014 02:49 PM

Readstown Memorial Walkway


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

News Headlines

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


martin-milner.jpgGo here

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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Leonard Nimoy of “Star Trek” dies at 83



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Bess Myerson


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