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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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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