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Family stroll along the Wisconsin River

Wildlife

Late spring is a great time for nature watching.  This family was enjoying the day in the backwaters of the Wisconsin River between Wauzeka and Prairie du Chien.

Students at Postville school shot with
plastic airsoft BBs

On May 23, 2016 Postville Police Department investigated an incident at the Postville Community school involving two 6th grade juveniles with plastic spring loaded airsoft guns on school grounds.
   The incident happened around lunch time, in which approximately 5 student were shot with plastic BBs.  No serious injuries were reposted.  The two students involved have been removed and school will operate as scheduled for the remainder of the school year.
   Any further details are being held until a complete investigation can be completed.  The Allamakee County Attorney’s Office is working with the Postville Police Department.

Update - It was only a common bull snake

Update - The Sheriff’s Office reports that the snake was spotted a second time Monday on Hickory Lane, on the outskirts of Dickeyville.
Around 5:30 p.m. on May 22nd the Grant County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a large snake crossing the road on Hwy 61 south of Scoops Drive (in the Village of Dickeyville) as long as the width of both lanes of traffic.
   The snake was described as greyish/brown in color believed to be a python.  Please keep an eye on small children and pets while they are outside.  If the snake is located, please do not attempt to capture the snake and call the police.
   A snake of this size is not manageable to capture and can cause injuries.  We have a plan to capture the snake should it be located, so call 911 if you see it.

Cattle dumped in ditches near Steuben

On Saturday, May 20th, 2016 and again on Sunday, May 21st, 2016, the Crawford County Sheriff`s Department was notified of deceased Holstein calves being dumped in ditches along area roads near Steuben.     

Two horses in trailer trapped upside down in stream

On May 12, 2016 at approximately 12:55 pm, Jacob Strong, 30 of Patch Grove, was driving his 2012 Dodge Ram truck east on Hwy 18 near Hicklin Hollow Rd. in Patch Grove Twsp.  Mr. Strong was towing a horse trailer with two horses inside.  While driving east on Hwy 18, the trailer became disconnected from the truck and the safety chains broke.  The trailer entered the ditch and rolled over, upside down, in a stream, along Hwy 18.  Both horses were trapped and injured in the trailer. 
   Southwest Vet Clinic of Bloomington was dispatched to the scene and the owner of the trailer, Rodney Boom responded with a skid steer.  Mr. Boom arrived and the sheriff's deputy and Mr. Strong assisted Mr. Boom with securing the skid steer to the trailer.  The trailer was repositioned in a safe location with the assistance of the skid steer.  Once the trailer was in a safe location, the vet began to render aid to the horses.
   One of the horses exited the trailer on its feet and it had minor injures.  A vet with Southwest Vet Clinic arrived and treated the second horse.  This horse was removed from the trailer by the vet and the sheriff's deputy.  The horse was injured, but was able to stand.  Mr. Strong walked both horses to his residence, which was approximately a half mile from the crash scene. 
   The horses are being cared for by the Southwest Vet Clinic and remain at Mr. Strong's residence.  No damage was reported to Mr. Strong's truck and the trailer was heavily damaged and removed by Mr. Boom.  The crash remains under investigation.

 

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