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Wauzeka 1st Responders to host County Jam

Wauzeka 1st Responders are hosting a Country Jam Sunday March 8th  11 AM- 4 PM   5 Bands  Food and Refreshments  furnished by the  Hosts

Slick roads cause lots of slide-offs

Weather related motor vehicle incidents:
   The snow covered roads during the day on February 25 and through the overnight hours of  February 26 proved to be a challenge to drivers in Grant County.  From approximately 11:00 a.m. on February 25 (when the snow started) until 8:00 a.m. on February 26th, the Sheriff’s Office handled 27 vehicle slide offs or property damage crashes.  There were no reports of injuries from these incidents. This is unusual this late in the winter driving season, but the type of snow that was falling created very slippery road conditions.

Man Arrested for Exposing a Child to Harmful Materials

On February 24, 2015 The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department conducted a search warrant at the residence of Ricky T. Olson age 56 of Seneca.  Olson who lives on Stoney Point road in Seneca Township was arrested for Exposing a Child to Harmful Materials. 
   The Search warrant was conducted after an investigation by the Sheriff Dept. revealed that Olson had sent alleged pornographic pictures and videos to a 12 year old female.  The investigation also showed that Olson received alleged pornographic materials from the female.
   The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation was contacted to assist with the collection of computer and phone evidence. 
   Olson is currently being held in the Crawford County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.  Olson also faces charges of Possession of marijuana and Felon in Possession of a Firearm stemming from evidence found at the residence during the search warrant.
   Further charges could be forthcoming after the completion of the forensic analysis of the computers and phones is completed by the Department of Criminal Investigation in Madison. 
The Case remains under investigation by the Crawford County Sheriff Dept. 

Concert to benefit cancer patients

La Crosse Central High School musicians will offer “Show of Support” on March 10th
The La Crosse Central High School show choirs and jazz band will perform in a benefit concert to help local patients and families dealing with cancer.  The event will be held at the high school, 1801 Losey Blvd South, La Crosse, on Tuesday, March 10. 
   The “Show of Support” will begin with an ice cream social from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.   The Jazz Band will perform during the social, and at 7:30 p.m. a concert will follow in the Central Auditorium, featuring both of the high school’s show choirs, Central Connection and Grand Central Station.  
   Dr. Chris Werner and Erin Hennessy, will be on hand to share their stories of cancer diagnosis and treatment.  Dr. Werner is a former band director at Central and Erin is currently a senior at Central. 
   The ice cream social and concert are free and open to the public.  Following the concert, volunteers will accept donations which will be divided between Gundersen Medical Foundation’s “Paula’s Purse” and Franciscan Healthcare’s “Oasis Fund.”   Both of these funds provide support for out-of-pocket expenses related to cancer treatment. 

Free training for people to run suicide support groups

Dodgeville, WI - February 16, 2015 - This will be to train individuals to organize, facilitate, & run a support group for individuals that have had someone close to them pass away due to suicide.
   Each support group is run by a team of two.  One person is a survivor of suicide and the other is a professional that has experience in grief, trauma or suicide.  The professionals can range from law enforcement, EMT, clergy, mortician, Fire Fighter, Social Worker, Counselor, therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrists.  This training is open to anyone in the community or outside of Iowa County that is interested in helping individuals cope with the pain caused by suicide.
   The training will be held March 28, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Dodgeville Health & Human Services Building.
   Please RSVP by March 23, with your name, if you are a survivor or a professional, phone number, and place of residence to



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