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Dale Keith Wilkins

Dale Keith Wilkins, 70, of Onalaska, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at his home. 

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Janice Cornford

Janice Cornford, 81, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019, at Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville.  

She was born in Blue River,  on April 30, 1937, the daughter of Walter and Lyndall (Richason) Shaffer. She married Dean A. Cornford on June 23, 1956. They celebrated 62 years together before he unexpectedly preceded her in death on July 24, 2018. For the last nine months, Janice has missed Dean, living without him in their duplex, where they thought they would have many more years together.

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Linda Mae Ames

Linda Mae Ames, 63, of Mt. Hope, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born on Sept. 2, 1955, in Boscobel, the daughter of Wilbur and Alice (Whitish) Colson. 

Linda attended and graduated from Iowa-Grant High School in 1973. Shortly after, Linda married her first husband, and they later divorced in 1994. On June 23, 2001, she was united in marriage to Jeffrey Ames. They made their home in Potosi until moving to Mt. Hope in 1997. 

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Jean Shipley

Jean Elizabeth Shipley, 99, passed away at Boscobel Care and Rehab on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2019. 

Jean was born in Boscobel on Jan. 17, 1920, the daughter of Roy and Minnie (Jewett) Patterson. She was united in marriage to Lyle F. Shipley on April 1, 1942. Together, they raised four daughters in Wauzeka. 

Jean was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, needlework and spending time with her family. 

Jean is survived by her daughters, Jane (Bob) Lenz, of Prairie du Chien, Patti (Jerry) Achenbach, of Boscobe,l and Mary (Wayne Cooley) Shipley,of Bagley; 11 grandchildren ansd 22 great-grandchildren. 

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Sherwood Matti

Sherwood Edgar Matti, Eastman, passed away, unexpectedly, Thursday, March 14, 2019, at his home, due to natural causes. 

He was born April 25, 1929, in a box car, attached to the house, in Charme, Wisconsin. 

He was named after a local minister, Sherwood Eddie. He was one of five children, Ethel, Gaylord, Neal and Leila. Growing up, he worked on the farm and enjoyed playing softball and marbles. He graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in the old B.A. Kennedy School. In 1955, Sherwood and his dad built the house he presently lived in.

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Local man falls asleep at the wheel, totals vehicle

A Prairie du Chien man fell asleep at the wheel before crashing his vehicle in Beetown last week, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department. 

On March 22, at about 12:15 p.m., William Seeley, 22, was driving his 2004 Mercury in Beetown Township on County U, when he fell asleep and drove the vehicle off the right side of the road. Seeley struck a guardrail on a bridge and the vehicle went into the culvert. He was transported by West Grant EMS to an area hospital for non life-threatening injuries. 

Seeley’s vehicle was totaled and the bridge sustained major damage, the sheriff’s department reported. William was cited for inattentive driving.

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Gallagher bringing world-famous comedy to Prairie du Chien


Gallagher, the world-famous comedian and prop comic known for smashing watermelons as part of his act, will perform in Prairie du Chien April 6.

Gallagher uses his Sledge-O-Matic to smash watermelon and other foods to smithereens during his shows. Be prepared to take cover.

World-famous comedian Gallagher became a household name by smashing watermelons during his highly-rated HBO TV specials. His signature sketch is a pitch for the “Sledge-O-Matic,” a large wooden mallet that he uses to smash a variety of food items and other objects, culminating with a watermelon. 

Gallagher is coming to share his hilarious antics and insights and his incredibly creative word play in Prairie du Chien on Saturday, April 6. One 8 p.m. performance is scheduled at the Prairie du Chien Area Arts Center on the grounds of the Prairie du Chien High School. 

Advanced tickets are recommended and can be purchased at paac.ludus.com or by calling the high school at 326-3700, ext. 3312. Tickets in varying levels of the “splash zone” are available. 

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Lomas, Payne earn WBCA All State honors


Jared Payne (24) goes for a rebound against Wauzeka-Steuben during the 2018-2019 Ridge and Valley season.

Carter Lomas (1) of Wauzeka-Steuben, a junior, has been selected to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All State First Team for Division 5. Lomas has been a First Team All-Conference choice his first three years on varsity and is already over 1,200 career points. The Ridge and Valley Co-Player of the Year this season, he averaged 20.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. (Courier Press file photos)

Jared Payne (24) of Seneca, shown here in 2018, has been selected to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All State First Team for Division 5 for the 2018-2019 season. Payne is a three-time Co-Player of the Year in the Ridge and Valley Conference, doing a lot of everything for the Indians and head coach David Boland. As a senior, Payne averaged 17.4 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 7.0 assists per game to lead the team in every major statistics category.
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Ritchie to play in WBCA All Star Game


Gabby Ritchie backs down the defender in the Regional Championship game this season. (Courier Press file photo)

 

Gabby Ritchie of Prairie du Chien High School has been named to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-Star Team. She will be a member of the South Team for Division 3.

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River Ridge Board set to approve borrowing for exterior site project

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The River Ridge School Board voted 6-0 at a special meeting Wednesday night to authorize possible borrowing for the $2.2 million exterior site and athletic fields project for the Patch Grove school.

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