A son, Brantley Shawn Ward, was born at 1:27 p.m. on August 31, 2017, at The Richland Hospital to Shawn and Breanna Ward of Richland Center. He weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. He joins a sister, Alaina Ward, 5. Grandparents are Todd and Merri Dobbs of Richland Center, and Randall Ward of Muscoda. Great-grandparents are Gary Dobbs of Sextonville, Steve and Betty Morel of Muscoda, and Bill and Carol Ward of Steuben. The father is employed at Scot Industries and the mother at Kwik Trip.