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Wed
14
Jul

Hit and run reported near Bloomington

An unknown vehicle was involved in a hit and run crash sometime on Saturday, July 10, on County Highway U near the intersection of Short Cut Road, outside of Bloomington, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported. 

Wed
14
Jul

Lost driver crashes through a barn

A lost driver looking at his smartphone for directions ended up crashing into a barn in Glen Haven Township Monday night, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers responded to a report of a vehicle that crashed into a barn on East Glen Road July 12 at about 9:55 p.m.

Wed
14
Jul

Fireworks, tractor pull and more to highlight Ferryville Bluff Daze


Charley Fisher calls the Ferryville Tractor Pull winners! Fun times in Ferryville July 24

River Bluff Daze will return to Ferryville Saturday, July 24. This free event, sponsored by River Bank, features a tractor pull, food, farmers market, fireworks and more.

Wed
14
Jul

229th Engineers will mobilize to southern U.S. border in the fall

By Correne Martin

 

Thu
08
Jul

Man dies after being hit by train

A 25-year-old Boscobel man died when he was struck by a train.

The body of Dylan Bausch was found along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks at the south end of Burlington Avenue Sunday at 6:38 a.m.

Thu
08
Jul

Trailer ready for confined space, rope rescue emergencies


The new tech rescue trailer is available for use in Crawford County and the surrounding area for emergency scenarios. Pictured are Wauzeka Fire members (from left) Todd Russell, Larry Zeeh and Brady Krachey. (Photos by Correne Martin)

The tech rescue trailer is equipped with a variety of rescue necessities, particularly two sets of aluminum panels that can form a rescue tube and help bring an entrapped individual out of confined space like a full grain bin.

The Wauzeka Fire & Rescue brush truck is capable of hooking up to the new Crawford County Tech Rescue trailer. The trailer is set up so most any rig needing it can hook up and go as well.

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
30
Jun

Crossing Rivers Health names new Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of Crossing Rivers Health has selected Christopher Brophy to serve as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer, effective Thursday, July 1. 

Wed
30
Jun

Cheer day camps in PdC the start to cheerleading, stunt programs locally


A new cheerleading offering is starting in Prairie du Chien, with day camps July 11, 24, Aug. 1 and 8. Youth ages 6-18 from any community are invited.

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
30
Jun

Pandemic relief funds to re-open Villa Louis, state sites

On June 24, the Evers Administration reversed course and announced the release of $1 million to reopen all Wisconsin Historical Society sites, after the State Assembly passed legislation directing the Governor to do so.

Wed
30
Jun

Nearly 12 inches causes flash flooding


County Highway S turned into a raging river near the rock quarry north of Seneca late Saturday morning. Up to 12 inches of rainfall was recorded in northern Crawford County in the early morning. (Photo by Andy Stluka)

Mudslides, rockslides and rushing water came down the bluffs onto Highway 35 Tuesday, and County Road D to County Road K was closed for a period of hours. Here is a view of the highway near Lynxville Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Rita C.)

Gordon’s Bay Trailer Resort along Highway 35 was a muddy mess Tuesday. (Photo by Denita Raabe)

Flash flooding occurred in the northern part of Crawford County during the early morning Saturday, June 26, according to the Crawford County Emergency Management Office. Then, another round of heavy rain hit Tuesday, with reports of tornadic activity spotted.

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