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Mike Sandstrom writes, “This young tom has been visiting our deck most all of the day.  He is not more than 10 feet from the deck door.  He doesn’t seem to mind us walking by the door or being watched by three cats.  He is one of nine that have been hanging around for weeks.

Truck deliberately passes school bus discharging kids

On February 6, 2019, at 3:15 P.M., a Fennimore School bus was stopped in the south bound lane of Hwy 61, dropping off someone children at their home in Fennimore Township. A semi belonging to Kingdom Livestock Transport LLC (Mohnton PA.) was driving north and failed to stop for the school bus.
   The school bus had its STOP ARM deployed and red stop lights activated. The driver of the semi stuck up his middle finger as he drove by the school bus and he continued to travel north on Hwy 61.
   With the assistance of the Mohnton Police Department in Pennsylvania, a citation was issued for the passing violation. This offense sets a monetary amount of $326.00 and four points assessed to the operators license. No children were injured during this incident.

Day after baby arrives firefighting family looses
everything to a house fire

SW WI Rescue Team Member, Boscobel DNR LTE firefighter &  Soldiers Grove Fire Department member Ben Clason had a baby and the  next day he lost everything.
   Here is the link for the Facebook page for Ben Clason and his family. On it  there is a list of household items (baby items, furniture, appliances,  tools) badly needed and where they can be donated. There is also an  address where you can send a check.

   For more modern ways of donating:

Highway shut as semi overturns

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01/28Vicki Peterson, Casey, IA, was operating a semi-truck and trailer for Aschenbrenner Trucking, Inc.  Peterson was traveling northbound on State Highway 35, Town of Bergen, and drove onto the shoulder of the road where there was deep snow.  Peterson lost control, crossed the center line, and went over an embankment.  The semi overturned onto its driver’s side.  No injuries were reported. The highway was shut down, while the semi was removed from the embankment. (Photo courtesy of Vernon County Sheriff’s Office)

Hit & Run to attended vehicle crash

Grant County, WI - On February 3, 2019 at 9:50 A.M., the Grant County Sheriff's Office was notified of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 18 at Cth G. The Sheriff's Office was informed one of the vehicle's involved was in the ditch and the other had fled the scene, traveling east on Hwy 18.      Emergency units were dispatched to the scene and upon arrival, the 17 year old female driver of the Buick provided the deputy with the description of the second vehicle involved, which was a dark colored Jeep. The Iowa County Sheriff's Office was provided a BOLO on the offending vehicle.
   A short time later, an Iowa County Sheriff's Deputy located the offending vehicle in Dodgeville and conducted a traffic stop. The driver of the Jeep Liberty was Kyle Meckley, 30 years old of Fennimore. Mr. Meckley was arrested by the Iowa County Sheriff's Office and transported to Montfort, where he was turned over to a Grant County Deputy. Mr. Meckley was transported to the Grant County Jail without incident and was charged with Hit & Run, Attended Vehicle. The Hit & Run, Attended Vehicle is a misdemeanor offense. Mr. Meckley posted bond and was released.
   The 2004 Jeep Liberty Mr. Meckley was driving received heavy front end damage and he was wearing his seat belt.
   The 17 year old female was not injured in the crash, but the 2002 Buick Century she was driving is a total loss. The young lady was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash and no charges will be filed on her. Montfort EMS evaluated the 17 year old female at the scene and she was released to her father.
   Assisting the Grant County Sheriff's Office with his incident was the Iowa County Sheriff's Office, Montfort Fire and EMS, along with Haase''s Towing.  This matter will be referred to the Grant County District Attorney's Office .

Power outage in parts of Eastman

On Sunday, January 27, 2019 at approximately 7:43 P.M., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a one vehicle traffic crash on S Water St in the Village of Eastman.
   Dylan M. Krachey-Yahn, age 21, of Eastman, WI was operating a 2000 Ford F 250 Southbound on S Water St from Sheridan Rd. When he lost control of his truck and struck a utility pole. Krachey-Yahn was going up a slight hill and over accelerated causing his rear tires to lose control. Krachey-Yahn struck a utility pole head on causing a power outage to the southwest side of Eastman.
   Live power lines and transformers came down on the bed area of the truck. Many citizens reported seeing the Ford F250 operating in an unsafe manner on the snowy streets in Eastman before the crash occurred. Krachey-Yahn was cited for Failure to Maintain Control and Disorderly Conduct with a Motor Vehicle.




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