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10/31/2016 08:46 AM
PRE-FUNDING OF FUNERALS
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
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
“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
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
a 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
06/04/2014 07:31 AM
Eco Friendly Burials and Baby Boomers
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.”