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Man accidentally shoot friend in arm

On August 24, 2014 at 8:14 PM the Grant County Sheriff`s Office received a call from Grant Regional Health Center that a male had come to the Emergency Room with a gunshot wound.  This was reported to be accidental. 
   The deputy`s investigation showed that Paul Hartman, 24, of rural Potosi, and a friend, Brandon Yutzy, 24, of Potosi, had been target shooting earlier at an address on Reynolds Ridge Rd.  They had returned to Hartman`s residence on Elmdale Rd and were in his living room.             Yutzy was holding a .22 semi-automatic handgun in one hand and reaching for a cleaning kit with his other.  He reached to set the handgun on a small table that was between the chairs that he and Hartman were sitting in.  He said he must have had his finger on the trigger when he did this.  The handgun discharged one round that struck Hartman`s lower arm.  Hartman was treated at Grant Regional Health Center and released a short time later. After the investigation, it was ruled accidental and charges will be filed regarding this incident.

Miss your turn & then your cars on fire

On 8/17/14 at appx. 4:30 pm the Grant County Communications Center was notified of a one vehicle crash on Hwy 133 near Irish Ridge Rd. in Woodman Township. 
   Mark I. Swick, 67, of rural Mount Hope was traveling east on Hwy 133 when he missed the turn to his residence and backed up in the roadway, losing control and ending up in the ditch on the side of the roadway where the 2014 Ford Mustang he was operating caught on fire.
   Swick was out of the vehicle when he was found by passing motorists.  His vehicle was fully engulfed in flames and was moved to safety by the passerbys.  Swick was transported to Gunderson Boscobel Area Health Care for non life threatening injuries.
   The Sheriff`s Office was assisted at the scene by  Boscobel Police and EMS, Woodman First Responders, Mount Hope Fire and B&M`s Towing.  This crash remains under investigation.

Truck hits house after driver apparently suffers a
fatal medical problem

Iowa County, WI - August 17, 2014 at 2:33 p.m. the Iowa County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a truck having struck a house in the Village of Hollandale (SE of Dodgeville).
   Preliminary investigation shows the driver, John L. Gort, 74 of rural Mineral Point, WI, was driving a 2006 Ford F-150 truck on Severson Street in the Village of Hollandale when the driver drove off the street, and thru a residential yard on Severson St. striking a fence.
   The truck then drove back onto the street, when the driver then went onto Scott St. and after a short distance went off the roadway, and struck a house at 403 Scott Street.
   The home was occupied at the time of the crash.  Both occupants were not injured, but treated/checked by EMS personnel.  The driver of the truck was later pronounced deceased by Iowa Co. Chief Deputy Coroner Virgina Haas.
   The crash remains under investigation by the Iowa Co. Sheriff’s and Coroners Office.  Assisting at the scene were the Hollandale Fire and First Response, Blanchardville EMS, Barneveld EMS and U.W. Med Flight.

Rep. Ron Kind squeezes RR to keep coal
flowing to power company

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) released the following statement today after the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad announced it will ship more coal to Dairyland Power Cooperative to generate power and ensure the stability of the electric grid.
   Last month, Rep. Kind and Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) sent a letter to the Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board urging him to ensure that Dairyland Power would get enough coal to meet its needs:
   “I am pleased that BNSF made this commitment to ship enough coal to give consumers some peace of mind as winter approaches.  Adequate coal supplies will help keep energy prices low and ensure that Dairyland Power can fully power our communities.
   “With crude oil taking an increasing share of our rail transport capacity, it’s important that the basic energy needs of our homes and businesses are met, especially after the extreme conditions so many of us faced last winter. I will be closely monitoring the supply of coal to our region and will work to ensure that our energy needs are met.”

OWI leads to crash, entrapment & fatality

Update:  On August 17, 2014 the Grant County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office, that Terrie Delinski, age 41 of Michigan, had passed away as a result of her injuries sustained in this crash.
   On August 15, 2014 at approximately 2:03 a.m., the Grant County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a one vehicle crash on Cty G near Old Blue River Road in Muscoda Township.
   Michael Green (42) of Muscoda was traveling southbound on Cty G in his 2005 Cadillac.  It appeared he was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control while negotiating a corner, drove on the west shoulder of the road, slid sideways across the road, went off of the east side of the road, through a yard and struck a tree on the front passenger side of the vehicle. 
   Terrie Delinski (41) of Michigan suffered serious injury and was trapped in the vehicle.  She was extricated by Muscoda Fire Department and transported via MedFlight to UW Madison.  Howard Miller (37) of Michigan and the driver, Michael were also injured. 
   After and investigation a Grant County Deputy determined the driver, Michael was operating while intoxicated.  Michael was cited for OWI 1st causing injury, Failure to Maintain Control and Operating left of center.  
   Muscoda EMS, Blue River EMS, Muscoda Fire Department, Muscoda Police Department and MedFlight assisted the Sheriff’s Deputies on scene. Terry’s Tire of Boscobel removed the vehicle.   The crash remains under investigation.


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