EASTMAN—Robert H. Trautsch, age 79, of Eastman passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the Gundersen Health System in LaCrosse, Wis. from injuries sustained in an accident on July 4, 2019. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Prairie du Chien, Pastor’s Cheryl Weaver and Mike Christensen officiating, with burial in the National Cemetery, in Eastman, Wis. Military honors will be accorded by the State of Wisconsin Dept. of Veterans Affairs. Friends may call on Friday, July 12, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the GARRITY FUNERAL HOMe in Prairie du Chien and at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. www.garrityfuneralhome.com
...DANGEROUS HEAT THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING... ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO 11 PM CDT FRIDAY... A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO 11 PM CDT FRIDAY. * TEMPERATURES...HIGHS WILL REACH THE LOWER 90S THURSDAY AFTERNOON, WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 100 TO 107. HIGHS WILL REACH THE MIDDLE TO UPPER 90S ON FRIDAY, WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 103 TO 110. * IMPACTS...HEAT ILLNESSES WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH PROLONGED OUTDOOR EXPOSURE TO THE HEAT. THE ELDERLY, CHILDREN, AND THOSE ON CERTAIN MEDICATIONS ARE ESPECIALLY AT RISK FOR HEAT ILLNESSES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS, STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM, STAY OUT OF THE SUN AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE, RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK, THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY, CALL 9 1 1. &&
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Passed of the Past
Drawn from the archives of the Capital Times and Wisconsin State Journal, this feature focuses on individuals who made an impact on Madison and Dane County.
Anthony Shadid, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and UW-Madison graduate, died Thursday in Syria of an apparent asthma attack. He was 43.