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05
Jul

Larry John “Whitey” Lessard

 

With his family’s love surrounding him, Larry John “Whitey” Lessard, 66, of Horicon, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 1, at Carson Tahoe Continuing Care Hospital in Carson City, Nev. 

Tue
05
Jul

Beverly D. Wallin

 

Beverly D. Wallin, 86, of Lancaster, passed away on Monday, July 4, with her loving family by her side. 

Tue
05
Jul

Fredric George Huebsch, Jr.

 

Prairie du Chien and its neighboring communities lost a long-time servant and leader when Fredric George Huebsch, Jr. passed away on Saturday, July 2, at the age of 85. Fred had lost his wife of nearly 58 years, Barbara, just 26 days earlier.

Fred was born in McGregor, Iowa on Oct. 1, 1930. At the age of nine he started helping out at his father’s McGregor car dealership, sweeping the floors and washing cars. After graduating from McGregor High School he attended the University of Iowa, where he earned a degree in business.

Tue
05
Jul

Mrs. Sandi Stewart

 

Mrs. Sandi Stewart passed away June 29, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. 

When she was able, Sandi loved to cook for her family. Every holiday she enjoyed preparing large meals for anyone that came to visit. Yummy treats was her favorite thing to make for her precious grandchildren. Giving them a true sugar high and then sending them home. Always known to have a full coffee cup in her hand no matter what she was doing. A dedicated Facebook fan, she was able to stay in touch with her home town of Prairie du Chien. Sandi treasured all her friends. 

Tue
05
Jul

Roberta L. “Bertie” Dillman

 

Roberta L. “Bertie” Dillman, 77, of McGregor, Iowa and formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, July 1, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor, after an extended illness. 

She was born Aug. 7, 1938 in Marquette, Iowa the daughter of Delmar and Alberta (Rigdon) Burroughs. Bertie was very proud of attaining her Master of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She worked as a guidance counselor for the Prairie du Chien School District for 20 years. Bertie was very active in the United Methodist Church in Prairie du Chien, Lutheran Social Services and the United Way. She enjoyed playing tennis and golf.

Thu
30
Jun

Michael Richard Obmascher

 

Michael Richard Obmascher passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 28, after a brief fight with cancer. 

Wed
29
Jun

To reduce the meth problem: Attack it from all angles

Editor’s note: This article is the third in a short series regarding methamphetamine and the serious problem of meth abuse in Crawford County.

By Correne Martin

As the Courier Press focuses on bringing attention to the severity of the prevalence of methamphetamine use in Crawford County, the newspaper continues to publish frequent reports of arrests and charges of abusers. Coincidentally, the June 27 issue included the second story in this series, right alongside an article about five Prairie du Chien residents busted with meth, as well as heroin and psilocybin mushrooms.

This latest instance of a search warrant leading to arrests is an example of Crawford County law enforcement’s continued battle against the problem. The county judicial system will now decide how to handle this case as it considers other meth cases, which have become all too familiar.

Wed
29
Jun

$12k reeled in for breast cancer programs

Hooking for Hope is an annual breast cancer awareness fundraiser associated with the Sawmill Saloon in Prairie du Chien. A raffle, live auction and music follow a fun and competitive fishing tournament. All money raised is given locally to support those battling breast cancer. This year, on June 4—the 13th year of the event—178 women participated in the tournament and $12,000 was raised. Of that amount, $7,500 will be donated to Gundersen Health’s Steppin’ Out in Pink, $2,500 to Gundersen Health’s Paula’s Purse program and $2,000 to the Crossing Rivers Health mammography department. Through the generosity of the Tavern League of Wisconsin, Hooking for Hope has also applied to receive matching funds for this event.

Wed
29
Jun

Moving Wall to travel from Prairie du Chien to National

A moving tribute to Vietnam veterans is moving from Prairie du Chien to National, Iowa.

Beginning June 30, “The Moving Wall,” a one-half size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., will be displayed at the Clayton County Fairgrounds. The memorial can be visited 24 hours a day, beginning June 30 at 1 p.m. through July 5 at 8 a.m. However, exhibits will be open only from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Almost 253 feet long, the Wall displays the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who were killed in Vietnam, as well as those still unaccounted for.

There will also be a presentation by the American Rogues, the official band of the National Navy Seal Museum, living replicas of the Three Soldiers and Vietnam Women’s Memorial and a complimentary booklet that informs people about the war and about the nine Clayton County men that were killed there.

Wed
29
Jun

3M program matches volunteerism

The 3M Volunteer Match Program recently donated $1,500 to the Prairie du Chien Fire Department on behalf of six 3M employees and retirees who contributed volunteer service as local firemen in 2015. The 3M Foundation matches 3M employees’ minimum 20 hours and retirees’ minimum 25 hours of service with a $250 grant to eligible nonprofits or schools. Employees Jim McCluskey, Brad Braun, Tim Deluhery, Phil Becwar and Jose Miranda, as well as retired employee Wayne Koecke, achieved those levels of volunteering. “We have a very good relationship between 3M and the fire department,” Deputy Fire Chief Deluhery said. “This program helps the department fill the gaps and obtain items it might not otherwise get.” This year’s grant will be used for training on skills such as extrication, confined space, and more. Pictured (from left) are Fire Chief Harry Remz, 3M Plant Manager Steven Kleist, Tim Deluhery and Human Resources Manager Shelly Gruber. (Submitted photo)

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