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Five generations

Harriet Burbach (center) is holding her great-great-grandson Jaiden Michael Coulman. Also pictured are mother Melinda Coulman, grandfather Randy Rupp, and great-grandmother Janice Rupp.

December 18, 2013 | | LIFE


Happy birthday, Eila

Eila Butterworth of Platteville celebrated her 100th birthday with a party on her birthday at Red's on the Course Wednesday. Butterworth was born in Whiting, Iowa, graduated from Iowa State University, and got a graduate degree in Arizona. She came to Platteville when she married Arthur Butterworth. She worked at UW–Platteville and became a VISTA volunteer when she was 60.

August 22, 2013 | | LIFE


UWP student, Belmont girl competing in National American Miss pageant

UW–Platteville student Kami Rose Kastner and Lexi Eisele of Belmont are competing in the National American Miss Wisconsin pageant at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells this weekend.

August 21, 2013 | | LIFE


From Shirley to Easton

Easton Giltner is the youngest of five generations in this photo - (from left) grandmother Deanna Anderson, great-great-grandmother Shirley Burkholder, mother Ashley Miller, and great-grandmother Debbie Miller.

July 31, 2013 | | LIFE


In-person weather

Gary Cannalte, chief meteorologist with WISC-TV and Channel 3000 in Madison, visited Park Place Senior Living in Platteville July 9. Cannalte spoke about his responsibilities as a meteorologist, and shared pertinent weather information to a group of 60 people. Cannalte (second from right) is pictured with Park Place residents (from left) Pat Hartung, Marion Eustice and June Steffen.

July 19, 2013 | | LIFE


Honored for service

(Front, from left) Pat and Lorna Mae McDonald were honored with a plaque at Immaculate Conception Church Truman May 26 for their 30 years of dedication to the Truman Cemetery. They put in endless hours helping families in their time of sorrow. Pictured with Pat and Lorna Mae are Charlotte Kendall (front, right), (back) Larry Leahy, Rev. Randy Budnar, and Dennis McDonald.

June 06, 2013 | | LIFE


Two churches meet at a third

Rev. Christian Maxfield (center) of Trinity Episcopal Church in Platteville celebrates Mass at the former Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Lancaster May 26. Members of Trinity and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Prairie du Chien attended at the church whose cemetery includes the body of Nelson Dewey, the first governor of Wisconsin.

June 06, 2013 | | LIFE


Grandma and the prom queen

Park Place Assisted Living in Platteville recently held its annual Elegant Dinner for its residents. The evening involved prom attendees from Platteville High School coming in their prom dresses to help serve the special meal. Music was performed by pianist Terry Dillon.

May 30, 2013 | | LIFE


Prom miniatures, 65 years apart

This is, believe it or not, a photo of a great-grandfather and his great-granddaughter. Addison McNett (right), daughter of Chip and April McNett, was the miniature prom queen for Belmont High School this year. Her great-grandfather, Gary "Sparrow" Bockhop, was the miniature prom king for Belmont High School in 1948. Bockhop died in January.

May 23, 2013 | | LIFE


‘Unleash the Power of Age!’

Every year since 1963, May has been the month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions and achievements.

May 03, 2013 | | LIFE


Sealed with the Holy Spirit

April 25, 2013 | | LIFE


Belmont native, Platteville alum celebrates 100th birthday

Ruby Jantzen, a resident at Lafayette Manor in Darlington, celebrated her 100th birthday April 8.

April 17, 2013 | Kayla Barnes | LIFE


Platteville native honored in Florida for elderly ministry

A Platteville native and UW–Platteville graduate was honored for improving the lives of the elderly in Florida.

April 04, 2013 | | LIFE


Women visit co-ops in Guatemala

Six women from Southwest Wisconsin recently spent time in Guatemala visiting cooperatives.

April 04, 2013 | | LIFE


52 years with the Masons

Members of Melody Lodge 2 visited ManorCare in Platteville to award Melvin Ingersoll with his 52-year pin, card and certificate. Ingersoll became a Master Mason on March 15, 1960. With Ingersoll (holding plaque) are (from left) James Kirkpatrick, Worshipful Master Robert Lewis, wife Helen, Tom and Karen Heiser (son-in-law and daughter), Linda (daughter) and Roger Boettcher, and lodge secretary-treasurer Gary Olson.

March 06, 2013 | | LIFE


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