Richland County, WI

Mary Joan DaSilva

Mary Joan DaSilva, 88, died in her sleep on June 11, 2022. Mary Joan was born on Jan. 29, 1934, in Richland County, Wis., to Frank and Mary Alice Cosgrove. She was the second child for the couple, who also had a son, Virgil. They grew up on a farm...
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Near wild heaven

The power mower upped and quit just before I arrived. Still. Looking out over the steep, grassy-green hillside that had been mown, it was as if Monet owned a John Deere. Crickett and Tim Lochner appeared out of thin air, bouncing up to the side of my car in one of those little Mule ATVs. Taken by surprise, I fumbled to turn off my GPS, phone, and other technology that a person quickly forgets — or can’t even access — when one is in the primordially beautiful hills and valleys of Richland County.
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Russell I. Kramer

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the La Farge Free Methodist Church with burial to follow in the Vernon Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Pratt Memorial Chapel in Richland Center on Monday, May 30, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and again on Tuesday at the La Farge Free Methodist Church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with their arrangements.

Woman accused in 2019 Sauk County homicide found guilty

RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. — A Richland Center woman accused of killing a man in 2019 was found guilty Wednesday, online court records show. Amber Lundgren, 38, was found guilty of first-degree intentional homicide and carrying a concealed weapon. Sauk County Sheriff’s officials said Lundgren shot Christopher Lytle, 37, in the head in September 2019.
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Brenda L. Bindl

A celebration of Brenda’s life will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Clary Memorial Funeral Home. Pastor Craig Peach will officiate with burial in the Richland Center Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday, May 30, 2022, from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Clary Memorial Funeral Home and also on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
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Rosemary Nee

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of choice. A private family funeral will be held at the Stafford Funeral Home with burial in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences available at The Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. See...

Traffic Stop In Richland County Leads To Drug Arrest

Officials with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department are reporting a drug arrest Tuesday following a traffic stop on Crossroads Drive just off of Highway 60 in Richwood Township. During the investigation, deputies found out that a passenger in the vehicle, 35 year old Tyler Smith of Muscoda, was giving a false name. Smith was detained and later found to have a warrant out of Richland County. During a search of Smith, deputies found about 19 grams of a white crystalline substance in three separate baggies that later tested positive for methamphetamine. Also located on Smith were two used syringes, a Suboxone strip, and over $400 in cash. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded a digital scale where Smith was seated, as well as marijuana and a glass pipe in the possession of another passenger, 27 year old Amanda Jones of Blue River. Smith was arrested and taken to the Richland County Jail. Jones was cited for marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia and released. All charges will be forwarded to the Richland County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. Smith is also out on two bonds from Richland and Crawford Counties for similar drug charges. Richland County deputies were assisted by the Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force during the traffic stop.
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Joann Seymour

A Celebration of Life for Joann will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at Noon at the Clary Memorial Funeral Home in Richland Center, with Rev. Joyce Palmer officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at noon with luncheon to follow at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Champion Valley Cemetery.