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29
Mar

James W. Long

James W. Long, 78, of Bagley, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Lancaster.  

He was born on Aug. 12, 1940, at home in Bagley, the son of William and Edith (Ellis) Long. Jim went to grade school at the Hazleton School in rural Bagley and to Madison to school before returning home to the family farm with his mother. They took care of each other as the years passed.  Jim loved anything to do with automobiles and could tell you the year, make and model of anything he saw. His hobby was assembling model car kits and creating his own with whatever materials were available. While still in his own home, Jim took care of his cats and Fridays were dedicated to garage sales. Once at Orchard Manor, he looked forward to his weekly visit and Uno game with Christine and Lexi.

Wed
27
Mar

Area basketball players named to WBCA All Star Teams


Jared Payne (24) of Seneca has been selected to play for the D5 White Team in the WBCA All Star game.

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Erin Krachey scores against visiting Belmont on Feb. 20. Krachey will play for the D5 South Team in the WBCA All Star game. (Courier Press file photos)

Prairie du Chien’s Hunter Davis (52) will play for the D3 Red Team in Wisconsin Dells in the WBCA All Star game.

River Ridge’s Taylor Langmeier drives against visiting Prairie du Chien this past season. Langmeier will play for the D5 South Team in the WBCA All Star game.

 

Several area high school basketball players have been named to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-Star Team. 

Hunter Davis of Prairie du Chien will play for the Division 3 Red Team on June 15 beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the JustAgame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells.

Jared Payne of Seneca will play on June 15 for the Division 5 White Team beginning at 9 a.m.

Wed
27
Mar

Man arrested for bail jumping, woman apprehended for meth

On March 21, at 8 p.m., a deputy of the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office made contact with Jesse M. Nash, 32, Soldiers Grove, on Latham Road near the intersection of Davig Ridge in the township of Utica. The deputy observed Nash, whose driver’s license is suspended, operating a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix. Nash is on bond through Crawford County for a pending drug-related charge.

Wed
27
Mar

Local man arrested for meth


K-9 Breck is shown with numerous bags of meth, digital scales and other drug paraphernalia. (Photo courtesy of Crawford County Sheriff’s Department)

On March 23, at 2 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit initiated a traffic stop on a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu in the township of Freeman. The deputy identified the driver as Kyle Vanderbilt, 32, Prairie du Chien. A 24-year-old Prairie du Chien man was a passenger in the vehicle.

Vanderbilt, who is on active parole for possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine precursors, had an active felony warrant for his arrest through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. He was displaying signs of drug impairment. K-9 Breck was utilized for an open air sniff of the vehicle and alerted to the presence of one or more controlled substances. 

Wed
27
Mar

Prairie du Chien hosts archery competition


Advisor Brent Seamans (left) looks on as several archers take aim and shoot during the first ever Prairie du Chien Archery Tournament in the new fieldhouse at the high school on Saturday. (Photo submitted)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Prairie du Chien High School hosted the inaugural National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Competition on Saturday in the new fieldhouse.

Wed
27
Mar

School accompanist expresses 25 years of service through song


Lori Frailey has been an accompanist for Prairie du Chien middle and high school students since 1995. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

I should’ve asked her to play a melody. But I didn’t need to. The gleam in her eyes was grand enough to resonate the sweetest, most lyrical song. 

Playing piano is like speaking a language for Lori Frailey. 

“It expresses more than words can say,” she said.

Since 1995, Lori has been an accompanist for middle school and high school music students at Prairie du Chien. Her notes enhance kids’ musical experiences while also giving her a perfectly-matched creative outlet. 

Wed
27
Mar

Three candidates for two seats on PdC School Board

 

There are three candidates running for two seats on the Prairie du Chien School Board in the spring election on April 2. The three seats are all for three-year terms. The top two vote getters will be elected.

The candidates are incumbent Lynn O’Kane, incumbent Cassie Hubanks and former school board member Duane Rogers.

The following are the biographies and statements by each candidate.

Mon
25
Mar

Dale Keith Wilkins

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

Mon
25
Mar

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.

Mon
25
Mar

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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