Counties cooperate in Meth bust

Lafayette County, WI - Today, September 16, 2014 at approximately 11:15 A.M. Lafayette County Deputies and members of the Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a residence in the Village of Benton.
   Patricia A. McLain, age 54, of Benton was taken into custody and is being confined in the Lafayette County Jail.  McLain is being held on tentative felony charges for the possession and distribution of methamphetamine.  A significant amount of methamphetamine was recovered.
   Based on a tip, Lafayette County Detectives requested assistance from the Richland -Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force to investigate at a location in Iowa County.  The investigation in Iowa County connected the involvement of McLain.
   Iowa County K-9 “Rosko” greatly aided this investigation at the Iowa County location and at the residence in the Village of Benton.

Man wanted for attempted murder arrested today

Update -  Abel Quijas Jr. Taken Into Custody.  The Iowa Department of Public Safety released this information this morning: Oelwein Man Taken Into Custody. Officials have arrested 33-year-old Abel Quijas Jr. of Maynard, Iowa. Quijas Jr. was taken into custody without incident this morning, September 12, 2014.  Quijas was wanted for one count of Attempted Murder involving a Peace Officer in Oelwein on the afternoon of September, 11, 2014.
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The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Oelwein Police Department are seeking the public's help in locating Abel Quijas Jr. of 145 7th Street North, in Maynard, Iowa.
   Quijas is 33 years old and described as 5'8" tall and 185 pounds. Quijas is wanted for one count of Attempted Murder involving a Peace Officer in Oelwein on the afternoon of September 11th, 2014. Quijas was last seen on foot in the area of northeast Oelwein.
   Anyone with information regarding Quijas' location is asked to contact the Oelwein Police Department at 319-283-4311.
   At this time, the Oelwein Police Department has no information to believe the public is in any danger.

Fast spreading virus afflicting children
expected here soon

Prairie du Chien, WI - September 9, 2014 - Crawford County Public Health Director Gloria Wall advises that parents should be aware that a Enterovirus is quickly spreading across the country.  The virus infects children, usually children under 12 years of age with flu like symptoms.
   Across the country this virus is sending kids to the hospital with severe respiratory infections with some patients sick enough to end up in intensive care units on oxygen.  Children with asthma need to be extremely cautious.
   Cases have now been reported in Chicago, and Gloria Wall feels it is only a matter of time before we see a case in this area.  She advises that all the ways we try to protect ourselves from the flu, such as frequent hand washing, should be practice to ward off this virus.  Parents should monitor a child with flu like symptoms with heightened vigilance.  The child should not be sent to school, and if their condition warrants it, they should be brought to the hospital.

Woman dies in motorcycle accident

Update - The woman has been identified as Julia Ann Dohrer, 54 of Iowa City, Iowa.
Allamakee County, WI - On 9/7/2014 at 10:55 a.m., the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single motorcycle accident.
   An adult female was traveling southbound on State Highway 76 (north of Waukon) and attempted a turn into a private drive at 2096 State Highway 76.  The motorcycle failed to negotiate the turn and entered the ditch and rolled over.
   The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.  The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of family members.

Five teenagers injured in crash

Clayton County, Iowa - September 4, 2014 at 4:12 p.m. - A pickup truck full of teenagers crashed, landing on its top at Hickory Ave, north of 120 Street (east of Monona).
   The vehicle was northbound on Hickory Ave when the driver lost control entered the west ditch, vaulted over a field drive coming to rest upside down.  Five teenagers were injured in the crash.  They include: Dylan Lee Oelke, 17 of McGregor, Carl James Nagel, 15 of Monona, Vanessa Jean Loera, 15 of Monona, Schylar Jean Nieland, 16 of McGregor, and Tessa Eick, 17 of McGregor.
   All the teenagers were transported by MFL Mar-Mac Ambulance and Tri-State Ambulance to the Prairie du Chien Hospital.  Three of the teenagers were not wearing seatbelts.

Kwik Trip’s Grand Opening week, and they sell
a $79,000 Lottery ticket

$ 79,000 Badger 5 Ticket Sold in Grant County
Madison, WI - One ticket sold in Boscobel matched all five winning numbers in the Wisconsin Lottery’s
Monday, September 1, Badger 5 lotto drawing to claim the night’s $79,000 prize.
   The $79,000 winning ticket was sold at Kwik Trip, 305 W. Prairie St. in Boscobel.
The ticket holder has 180 days to claim the prize at the Lottery’s Madison or Milwaukee
offices, or by mail.
   Monday night’s winning Badger 5 numbers were 5, 10, 11, 24 and 25.  Badger 5 is a $1 daily lotto game with jackpots that start at $10,000 and grow a minimum of $1,000 a day until they are won. Players win the rolling jackpot by matching their five numbers to the five winning numbers drawn each night.  The odds of winning the Badger 5 jackpot are approximately 1:170,000.

Mt. Sterling man injured in tractor accident

On Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11:06 a.m., the Crawford County Dispatch Center was notified of a tractor accident on Rounds Road, south of Mt. Sterling.
   William (Bill) Boland of Mt. Sterling was operating a 656 Farmall tractor pulling a chopper and green feed wagon.  The tractor went off the right side of the roadway into the ditch coming to a stop against some small trees.
   Boland was ejected from the tractor and found laying in the ditch.  He was taken to Vernon Memorial Hospital and later transferred to the VA Hospital in Madison for treatment of non life threatening injuries.
   The tractor and implements did not sustain any damage.  Assisting at the scene were Occoch Mountain Rescue Squad and Seneca 1st Responders.

Grand Opening of Kwik Trip in Boscobel

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Boscobel, WI - August 26, 2014 - Today was the Grand Opening for Kwik Trip in Boscobel.  Located at the intersection of Hwy. 61 and Hwy. 133 it is a prime spot for a first class store.  The store is huge with the best selection of food items this reporter has ever seen in a Kwik Trip
   The 5 million dollar store gives a shot in the arm to Boscobel’s Development efforts.  Come take a peek inside.
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