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Catherine S. Copsey

Catherine S. Copsey, 91, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at the Vernon Memorial Hospital. 

She was born July 14, 1927, in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Kilian and Sarah (Grover) Michel. She married Milton Copsey on Jan. 22, 1958, at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. Catherine enjoyed gardening and raising small animals. 

Milton preceded her in death on July 31, 2011. 

She is survived by her sons, Kenneth (Althea) and Michael (Ana) Copsey, both of Prairie du Chien; her grandchildren, Dustin, Deanna, Hannah and Aiden; a great-granddaughter, Shelly; and a sister-in-law Alice Michel, of Ferryville. 

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Bruce W. 'Buzz' Martin

Bruce W. “Buzz” Martin, 59, of Bagley, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, due to complications from congestive heart failure.

Buzz was a lifelong resident of Bagley and a true river rat. He loved to spend lazy days fishing at Bagley Bottoms with friends and family. That love of the river eventually led him to a career as a tugboat pilot for Newt Marine Services in Dubuque, Iowa. He loved his work and the people he worked with, thinking of them as an extension of his family. Buzz was the kind of coworker you wanted to have, always going above and beyond what was asked of him. He was a man whose work ethic could be matched by few.

Buzz was a man with an unquestionable love for his family. 

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John W. Jambura

John Wayne Jambura passed away on Feb. 2, 2019 in Eugene, Oregon with family by his side.  

He was 87, born on June 20, 1931 in Chippewa Falls, to Earl and Florence (Strauman) Jambura.  John grew up in Prairie du Chien.  He married Phyllis Walnum in Pendleton, Oregon in 1952.  Phyllis passed in 1983 and in 2011 he married Karen Turner a special friend of 25 years. 

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Feb

Slide-off results in citations

On Feb. 8, at approximately 2 a.m., Trevor Ferguson, 26, of Bloomington, was driving his 2009 Hyundai, south on Highway 35 in Patch Grove Township. Ferguson was negotiating a curve and lost control and drove across both lanes of Highway 35, before coming to rest in the opposite ditch. At 5 a.m., the Grant County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Highway 35, near Kansas Road.

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Feb

Sweetheart Supper a nice night out to benefit vets memorial


This patriotic, full-size quilt was hand crafted by Suzette Ray, a member of the veterans memorial committee. It will be raffled at the Sweetheart Supper Feb. 16.

The back of the quilt is red, white and blue as well as the front. The quilt is on display at Peoples State Bank in Wauzeka, where tickets are also offered, until Saturday’s supper.

The Wauzeka Veterans Memorial stands at the entrance to the Wauzeka Cemetery. Six granite tablets inscribed with the names of local veterans are hoped to be added by this spring. (Courier Press file photo)

By Correne Martin

Take your sweetheart out for a steak dinner and some Valentine’s ambience, and contribute to a good cause at the same time, this Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Sweetheart Steak Supper in Wauzeka. 

From 4:30 to 8 p.m., at Century Hall, for the price of one dinner, the Wauzeka Veterans Memorial Committee will serve grilled steak, baked potatoes, buns, hot dogs for kids, homemade salads and desserts, coffee, milk and water. Alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase. 

Dusty Mara will DJ the fundraiser and Century Hall will be specially decorated for Valentine’s Day. There will also be a raffle for a patriotic-themed, full-size quilt, hand crafted by Suzette Ray, committee leader.

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11
Feb

Project Lifesaver can help ‘bring loved ones home’

By Correne Martin

There’s a little-known program in Crawford County that could help save someone’s life if they have a tendency to wander. It’s called Project Lifesaver, a sense of security-style system that’s been available in the county since 2010. Since then, about eight to 10 individuals—including seniors, adults with disabilities and at-risk youth—have made use of the wristwatch-like radio technology. At least one person’s system was activated and utilized in tracking them, followed by a safe return.

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Prairie Rod and Gun Club Deer Show Feb. 16


Visitors and participants can watch big racks like this one get scored, and also learn what scorers look for. Loren Miller of Lansing, Iowa scored this gnarly and beautiful set of antlers at a previous Deer Show. Racks and mounts from around the area will be on display at the 2019 Deer Show Feb. 16. (Courier Press file photo)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The 21st annual Prairie Rod and Gun Club Deer Show will be held on Saturday, Feb 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Prairie du Chien National Guard Armory.

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Driftless Development Market Analysis offers data, recommendations for Prairie and surrounding area

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Driftless Development Inc., the economic development organization for the greater Crawford County area, has recently completed its 2018 Market Analysis which has revealed some interesting data.

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11
Feb

Prairie grapplers are regional champs


Senior Reid Koenig uses a near side cradle to pin his Belmont/Platteville opponent in the semifinals. Koenig would go on to win in the finals as well.

Junior Traeton Saint wears down his River Valley opponent in the finals. Saint would win the match for first place.

The PdC Blackhawks wrestling team shows off their Regional Championship plaque. This is their second consecutive championship and advances them to Team Sectionals on Tuesday at River Valley where they will wrestle Evansville/Albany in a 6 p.m. semifinal.

Eight Hawk wrestlers advanced to Sectionals. Front row: Bradyn Saint (1st 152#), Traeton Saint (1st 138#), Reid Koenig (1st 145#). Back row: Jerrod Osterkamp (1st 285#), Chase Watson (2nd 126#), Matt Rogge (2nd 113#), Isaac Avery (2nd 160#), Colten Wall (1st 220#).

 

On Saturday, Feb. 9, the WIAA wrestling tournament series started in the state of Wisconsin. Prairie du Chien was host for a WIAA D2 Regional, with seven teams competing for the crown. 

The PDC grapplers showed up to wrestle, and came away with a Regional Championship, marking the second consecutive year the Hawks have done so. PDC scored 234 points on their way to a very convincing win. River Valley finished second with 178 points. 

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Four injured in head-on bridge collision

On Jan. 26, at 9:24 p.m., Mar-Mac Police responded to a two-vehicle, head-on collision on U.S. Highway 18, the Marquette-Joliet Bridge, in Marquette.

A 2002 Isuzu Trooper, driven by Janita Stavroplus, of McGregor, was heading east on the bridge when the vehicle lost control due to icy road conditions. The vehicle slid across the westbound traffic lane, collided with a concrete barrier, re-entered the roadway, then collided head-on with a westbound 2008 Jeep Wrangler, driven by Chavon Beall, of Prairie du Chien.

Beall, Stavroplus and two passengers, Maria Stavroplus and Cheyenne Murawski, were transported by ambulance to Crossing Rivers Health, in Prairie du Chien, with injuries.

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