Courier Press

Tue
03
Sep

Robert Cooley

 

Robert L. “Bob” Cooley, 79, of Bloomington passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 

He was born Feb. 17, 1934 in Grant County, the son of Archibald and Dorothy (Birch) Cooley. He served in the U.S. Army. Bob married Delores DuCharme on July 23, 1955, at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. Together they farmed in the Mt. Hope area for many years. Bob was quite a “horseman” and was an avid coon hunter. 

Fri
30
Aug

Earl Whittle

 

 Earl G. Whittle, 91, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Elkader passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

He was born Jan. 16, 1922, in Elkader, the son of Clem and Elsie (Kopp) Whittle. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Earl married Ruth Hamilton on Oct. 14, 1950, at St. Rafael’s Cathedral in Dubuque, Iowa. She preceded him in death on their 60 year anniversary on Oct. 14, 2010. Together they farmed in the Elkader, Iowa area for over 30 years before moving to Prairie du Chien in 1980. Earl enjoyed fishing on the Mississippi and was an avid gardener, especially tending his tomatoes. Recently Earl was proud to have participated in the Freedom Flight. 

Fri
30
Aug

Dennis Lippman

 

 Dennis Lippman, 67, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 25 at Agrace Hospice Care Inc in Fitchburg. 

He was born in Boscobel Aug. 22, 1946 to Harold and Gertrude (Lenz) Lippman. He graduated from Wauzeka High School in 1964. He was a veteran having served with the U.S. Navy as a communication specialist. He worked for Oscar Mayer for 32 years until his retirement in 2000. He then began working for UW Hospital and retired from there in Oct. 2012.

Fri
30
Aug

Orlie Baker

 

Orlie T. Baker, 98 of Ferryville passed away on Tuesday Aug. 27, at his home in rural Ferryville. 

He was born on Sept. 14, 1914 in Seneca, The son of Clarence and Belle (Taylor) Baker. He married Anne Preston on April 6, 1939 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua Iowa. She preceded him in death on March 28, 2006. 

Fri
30
Aug

Ella Lynn Mezera

 

 

Ella Lynn Mezera, infant daughter of Jesse and Crystal (Oswald) Mezera of Boscobel passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28.

A private family interment will be in the Wauzeka Cemetery, with Rev. Victor Feltes officiating. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is assisting the family.  

Fri
30
Aug

Marcia Hagensick

 

Marcia Lynn Hagensick, 56, of Lynxville, died Sunday, Aug. 18, at her home surrounded by her family.

Marcia was born in Madison on May 31, 1957 to William B. and Lucille (Helgerson) Turner. She grew up in Fairview and attended Seneca schools. She was later united in marriage to Paul Hagensick. Marcia dearly loved children and especially enjoyed taking them to the Falling Rock Walleye Club Kid’s Day every year. She was a very kind and gentle person who will be dearly missed.

Wed
28
Aug

Aggressive Japanese hop plant invading Southwestern Wisconsin

Japanese hop
Japanese hop can completely take over an area.

 

Aggressive Japanese hop plant invading Southwestern Wisconsin

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
28
Aug

Dakota Unity Ride postponed due to heat

Due to the excessive heat the region is experiencing, the horses that will participate in the Dakota Unity Ride will not be passing through Prairie du Chien until a later date. The Courier Press was notified of this change just before deadline Wednesday morning.

The Unity Ride was scheduled to begin Sept. 2 in Davenport, Iowa, and travel northwest through various Mississippi River communities before ending Sept. 19 at the Fort Snelling State Park Visitors Center in Mendota Heights, Minn.—the site of the Dakota concentration camp of 1862-63. The ride was scheduled to pass through area communities, including Prairie du Chien Sept. 7-8. Activities in Prairie du Chien were set to be held on St. Feriole Island.

However, the horses participating in the ride are experiencing heat-related issues at this time and organizers feel it is in their best interest to postpone the ride.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

Wed
28
Aug

Appreciation supper held for Crawford County Meat Animal Auction

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Lonnie Achenbach (right) receives the Friend of Youth Award presented to him by Olivia Dudenbostel. (Photo submitted)
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From left, Leonard Zabel presented Swine Award to Drew Mezera; Amy Mitchell presented Beef Award to Olivia Dudenbostel; and Tyler Nagel was presented the Sheep Award by Greg and Amy Oppriecht. Not pictured is Amy Oppriecht. (Photo submitted)
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The following exhibitors were winners of the Carcass Show, from left, McKenzie Olsen—Beef Champion; Casey Ostheimer—Sheep Champion; Rachel Nolan—Dairy Steer Champion; and Joey Oppriecht—Swine Champion. (Photo submitted)
Wed
28
Aug

Vehicle flips and strikes residence

On Aug. 22 at 8:35 p.m., The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a vehicle that crashed into a residence in at 606 Church Street in the village of Soldiers Grove. A 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Richard J. Puryear, 25, Rockford, was operating northbound on Church Street when Puryear lost control of the vehicle causing it to flip and come to rest against a residence. The residence sustained damage due to the crash. Puryear and his passenger Thomas T. Ashley, 22, Alken, S.C., were transported to Vernon Memorial Hospital.

Puryear was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ashley was charged with possession of marijuana.

Assisting the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department were the North Crawford Rescue, Soldiers Grove Fire Department, Digger Don’s Towing and Vernon Memorial Hospital.

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