Courier Press

Tue
02
Sep

Scott M. Maurer

 

Scott M. Maurer, 41, of Eastman and formerly of Bay City died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 26, at his home surrounded by his family. A celebration of Scott’s life was Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Salem United Methodist Church in Eastman. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien assisted the family.

 
Tue
02
Sep

Dorothy Doan

 

Dorothy Doan, 84, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Fennimore, died on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Fennimore Good Samaritan Society. 

Dorothy was born on June 26, 1930 in Werley, the daughter of J. Leonard and Monica (Meinertz) Fry. She married Royce Doan on July 17, 1948. 

Thu
28
Aug

Robert Gerald Karnopp

 

Robert Gerald Karnopp, 78, of Lancaster and formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away Monday, Aug. 25, at the Orchard Manor Care Center in Lancaster. 

Thu
28
Aug

Winsome "Winnie" Halverson

 

Winsome “Winnie” A. O’Brien Halverson, 68, of McGregor died on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. from complications of a recent heart surgery.

She was born Nov. 28, 1945 in Boscobel, the daughter of Everett and Helen (Olson) O’Brien. She grew up on the family farm and worked in Human Services for Crawford County for many years. She married William Halverson on Sept. 19, 1997 in Prairie du Chien. Winnie worked at the Coaches Restaurant and Zinkle’s Piggly Wiggly in Prairie du Chien. She then managed the Alexander Hotel Café for several years. She was always active in her community and family life, and enjoyed her membership in the First Lutheran Church of McGregor. 

Thu
28
Aug

Florence Erickson

 

Florence C. Erickson, 86, of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Prairie Maison Health Center. 

She was born March 1, 1928 the daughter of Francis and Orella (Cox) Layde. She married Gayhart “Bart” Erickson on June 19, 1948 at the St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. Florence spent her career as the Crawford County Register of Deeds until her retirement. She was an active member of St. Gabriel’s Holy Family Parish and truly enjoyed her trips to Lady Luck in McGregor. 

Thu
28
Aug

Cabela’s Campfire Committee gives back in a unique way

By Ted Pennekamp

Various businesses in Prairie du Chien make an effort to give back to the community, and Cabela’s is no different in this regard. Cabela’s is perhaps unique, however, in that its employees democratically choose which charitable project to work on from year to year.

This year, for example, approximately 100 Cabela’s employees voted by secret ballot to raise money for new dugouts at Bluff View. Cabela’s Powersports Administrative Assistant Kay DeLanzo said the dugout project was chosen from a group of seven proposals submitted.

“We’re always trying to give back to the community,” said DeLanzo, who is a member of the Cabela’s Campfire Committee, a group of 10 employees who volunteer their time to fund-raise for various causes. “This year, we reached out and will raise funds to build new dugouts for the Prairie du Chien High School girls softball team, which will be built next year.”

Wed
27
Aug

Construction Cash winner

Susan Johnson, of Prairie du Chien, was the winner of $50 in Construction Cash this week. She registered to win at Tender Care Animal Hospital in Prairie du Chien. Pictured, Johnson and her canine Rascal receive their “cash” as well as a gift basket full of dog treats, Heartguard, Frontline and other pet care products from Ken Quick, co-owner of Tender Care. Construction Cash is a Courier Press promotion running in conjunction with the Marquette Road construction project. The cash can be spent at any one of the 27 participating businesses in the community. Be sure to sign up for your chance to be the next winner.

Wed
27
Aug

Fullers celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Dennis and Bonnie Fuller are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 29, 1964, at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, Prairie du Chien. They have three children, Kelly (Dan) Fuller Steiger, Michelle (Jeff) Fuller and Barron (Becky) Fuller. They have four grandchildren, Nick and Sammy Steiger and Tyler and Jamie Wilkinson, and their springer spaniel Erin Rodgers Fuller. A celebration hosted by their children will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, from 2 until 6 p.m., at the Sawmill Beer Garden, in beautiful downtown Prairie du Chien. It will include snacks and live music by 88 MPH. Absolutely no gifts please; your presence is presents enough.

Wed
27
Aug

Local man charged with substantial battery

A 24-year-old Prairie du Chien man was charged on Aug. 20 in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of substantial battery.

Joshua A. Moeck faces up to 3.5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, a witness saw Moeck on Aug. 9, at approximately 2 a.m., hit a man on the back patio of Bob’s Bar for no apparent reason. The man fell to the ground apparently unconscious. The witness later told investigating officers that he saw Moeck strike the man several more times in the head while the man was on the ground. The witness said Moeck then ran from the area, according to the complaint.

The victim later told officers he was outside the bar when he was blind-sided by someone and does not remember much after being hit, the complaint said.

The victim sustained lacerations to the head and a broken nose. He was taken to Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital.

Wed
27
Aug

Stubbe’s purpose has been ‘Jest For Kids’ for 25 years


Rhonda Stubbe and her day care students from last school year are pictured on Zebra Day. “Z is for zebra. Run, run, run. Having lots of fun in the sun, sun, sun.” Pictured with Rhonda are (from left) Brianna, Bella, Deven, Kadyn, Parker, Madie and Zach.

Rhonda Stubbe started the Jest For Kids licensed day care center 25 years ago in her Prairie du Chien home.

By Correne Martin

Someday, the children Rhonda Stubbe has cared for at Jest For Kids Family Child Care Center may come back as adults and express their gratitude for giving them a good start in life.

“For a minimal part of the day, I get to be the parent they can’t have while mom and dad are working,” Stubbe said. “That’s my purpose. I’ve always loved children and I’ve enjoyed my job providing care for hundreds of children over the years.”

Rhonda, with support from her husband, Matt, started Jest For Kids 25 years ago. She remembers the day remarkably well.

“Jim and Cheryl Trentin were my first day care parents. I remember her handing me a $10 and a $5 and, I said, ‘What is this for? You mean I get paid to do this?’” she recalled.

She had been working as a computer operator for Peoples State Bank and was frustrated going to work knowing her two young daughters weren’t happy at their day care.

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