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Muscoda man held on drug charges

On 7/1/15 the Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task force and Muscoda Police Department were contacted by Wisconsin Probation and Parole to assist with a home visit at 1105 N. Wisconsin Ave in the Village of Muscoda. The residence was being occupied by Elijah R. Fisher.

   Upon entering into the residence methamphetamine paraphernalia was located along with materials for manufacturing methamphetamine. A “One Pot” methamphetamine lab was also located. The Probation and Parole search ended and a search warrant was obtained.

   The Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation was contacted and members of the State methamphetamine team arrived and made the scene safe.

   Elijah is being held in the Grant County Jail on a Probation violation and the following charges will be referred to the Grant County District Attorney’s Office for review;

 Possession of drug paraphernalia

 Possession of materials for manufacturing methamphetamine

 Manufacturing methamphetamine

   The Grant County Sheriff’s Department, Muscoda Fire Department and Muscoda EMS assisted at the scene.

Hail hits Prairie du Chien

CS Alicia Mil hail house

Alicia Millin sent these photos of hail that struck her home in Prairie du Chien last night, June 29th.

We seem to be in a path for every storm that comes along.  Many people are still cleaning up from the major storm on June 22nd, and we have had many thunderstorms in between.

CS Alicia Mil Hail

Black Rivers Falls man killed in motorcycle accident

On June 26, 2015 at approximately 1:42 PM the Crawford County Sheriff's Department was notified of a motorcycle crash on US Highway 61 at the intersection of County Road X in the Township of Clayton.

   Eugene Ray Janke Sr. age 66 of Black Rivers Falls was traveling southbound on US Highway 61 on a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle pulling a trailer. Janke was traveling with a group of other motorcyclists. Janke went off the west side shoulder into the ditch striking a pole and an embankment and was ejected from the cycle. Janke who was wearing a helmet was pronounced dead at the scene.

   Assisting the Crawford County Sheriffs Department on scene was the Wisconsin State Patrol, North Crawford Rescue, Tri State Ambulance, Med Link Air, Soldiers Grove Fire, Gays Mills Fire, and Terry's Tire and Tow.

Additional storm damage pictures


Photos courtesy of Crawford County Sheriff’s Office.

Storm Tree
Storm trailer home

Fresh produce rain or shine in PdC

Farmers market

By Sandy Collins -
Naturally grown local produce is now available at the Prairie Street Farmer's Market. Area farmers are gathering, rain or shine, through October, with their fresh and colorful produce, just picked hours before.  What a difference in quality, from produce that must travel halfway around the world and might be warehoused for months!
   Under the rain sheltered festive tents, we found friendly faces.  This week's fresh produce  included flavorful strawberries, a variety of lettuces, onions, red, plus mild white radishes, and herbs.
    It was fun to taste samples of Kickapoo maple syrup ranging in color from light gold to a deep clear brown, and learning about the syrup making process.  A demonstration of how-to-make cheese was also interesting. We found an array of flowering starter plants, homemade jams, brewed coffee, baked goods, and handcrafts in the offerings. Prairie Street Farmer's Market's goal is to support healthy living and the local economy. It is conveniently located at Lucky Park on Blackhawk and Beaumont avenues, in Prairie du Chien, with easy access parking.  Saturday's 8 am to 1 pm. Yum !



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