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While only a few trees still wave a colorful good-bye, the rest of the countryside stands in a solemn, gray, formation, excepting the inevitable, awaiting the arrival of a bleak November.

Wisconsin launches Ebola information line

Toll Free Line and Website Provide State Residents with Information about Ebola
MADISON, WI — October 27, 2014 - The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced that in addition to the information available on the DHS website (, a toll free line is now available for state residents with questions about the Ebola virus. Residents can dial 1-844-684-1064, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The calls are free, confidential, and multi-lingual. 
    “Though Ebola has not been diagnosed in Wisconsin, and the chances of getting it remain extremely low, we understand that people are concerned and have questions about the disease,” said Karen McKeown, State Health Officer. “Our website and this new toll free line are helpful resources that provide Wisconsin residents with information about Ebola, and Wisconsin’s preparedness and prevention efforts.”
   DHS has partnered with 2-1-1 Wisconsin to establish the information line.
   For more information about Ebola and Wisconsin’s preparedness efforts, visit:

USDA Farm Service to hold meeting on 2014 Farm Bill

USDA - Farm Service Agency to Hold Informational Meetings on 2014 Farm Bill Programs
Prairie du Chien, WI, October 10, 2014: The Crawford, Grant and Richland County USDA-FSA are teaming up to hold informational meetings covering the Price Loss Coverage Program (PLC), Agricultural Risk Coverage Program (ARC) and Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP).
   The first meeting will be held in Crawford County on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Gays Mills Community Center located at the north edge of Gays Mills, WI just off Hwy 131. 
   The second meeting will be held in Richland County on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at the UW-Richland Pippen Center located at 1200 US Hwy 14, Richland Center, WI.
The third meeting will be held in Grant County on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Grant County Youth and Ag Center, Grant County Fairgrounds located at 916 E. Elm Street, Lancaster, WI.
   There will be two meetings per day, one in the morning from 9:30 am – 11:30 am, and again in the afternoon from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm.  Interested farm landowners, farm operators and dairy producers are encouraged to attend the meeting of their choice.
   Persons will disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in the meeting should call their local USDA-FSA Office, Crawford County, 608-326-7179, Ext. 2; Grant County, 608-723-7697, Ext. 2 or Richland County, 608-647-8874 or Federal Relay Service at 1-877-387-2001 by at least three days prior to the public meetings.

Do you know this man’s whereabouts

We are seeking any information pertaining to the whereabouts of
Dustin A. Boeck, age 30, of South Wayne, WI.  Mr. Boeck was last seen on Friday, October 3, 2014 leaving a residence in the Village of South Wayne at approx. 10:00 P.M.
   Boeck is not a subject of any criminal investigation.  Rather, he is being sought concerning a check of his welfare. 
   If anyone has any information about Mr. Boeck, we ask that they contact my office at (608) 776-4870. 

Snowmobile thief caught

Update - On October 5, 2014 the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department investigated the theft of a 1985 Polaris 440 snowmobile at Homesteaders Trailer Court in Prairie du Chien Township.
On October 14, 2014 a deputy conducted an interview with Christopher J Frihart, 33 of Prairie du Chien. Frihart admitted that he took the snowmobile without permission and hauled it to Clayton County Recycling in Monona, IA for money.
   Charges on this case have been referred to the District Attorney’s Office.

On Sunday, October 5, 2014 at approximately 6:46 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department investigated the theft of a 1985 Polaris 440 snowmobile from Homesteaders Trailer Court located in the Township of Prairie du Chien.
   An unknown male subject in his mid-30’s was observed loading the snowmobile onto a trailer connected to an older model van on Wednesday, October 1st at approximately 5:30 p.m.



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