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One child in Crawford Co. has
Pertussis (whooping cough)

Crawford County was notified today, September 22, 2014, of  a pertussis (whooping cough)  case in a school aged child.
   Vaccine is available to protect your family from this highly contagious disease free of charge at the Public Health Office at this time.   Symptomatic family members were educated properly by their doctor to stay home and treated with antibiotics. 
   Symptom of “whooping cough” include cold-like symptoms, with a runny nose, sneezing and dry cough.  The cold-like symptoms slowly get worse, marked by coughing spells that are uncontrollable.  Between spells, the person may appear well as there is usually no fever.               Vaccinated persons may have milder symptoms that appear like bronchitis.    Prevention is key in the spread of pertussis.  Prevention activities are the same hygiene measures as for the seasonal flu, and the HV68 virus:

         Keep your immunizations up to date.  The school flu clinics will be starting in early October, be sure your children are signed up for the flu, pertussis and other vaccinations as needed.
         Prevent exposure by staying home if sick or symptomatic
         Good hand hygiene including frequent hand washing
         Cough etiquette (cover your cough)
         Droplet protection (stay at least 3 feet away from people who are coughing) and cover    that cough!
         Vaccine to prevent pertussis is free of charge at the Public Health office for those who     need it.
         Diligent cleaning if children are symptomatic
Prevention is in your hands. Call Crawford Public Health with any questions. 608-326-0229

Postage due causes man to go into a rage

On September 17, 2014 at 12:30 p.m., the rural Bloomington Postal Carrier arrived at the Darrel Mish, 49 of Bloomington, residence, located at 9044 Krogman Ln. in Beetown township, to deliver two packages.
   Darrel became upset with the rural carrier when he was informed there was postage that was due on the two packages.  Darrel started yelling and cursing profanities at the postal carrier and threw a coffee mug and a cell phone a vehicle on the property.
   Darrel paid postage on one of the packages and on the second, he punched the package several times, causing damage to the package and item inside.  Darrel opened the rear door to the postal carrier’s vehicle and threw the package inside.  Again, Darrel yelled some profanities to the postal carrier as she was leaving his property.
   Mr. Mish was arrested at his residence by sheriff’s deputies for disorderly conduct and transported to the Grant County Jail.  This matter will be referred to the Grant County District Attorney's office.  


Ridin’ Shotgun

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Some dogs won't even put their head out the window if a car is moving, and others are fearless.

Manure runoff kills thousands of fish

Clayton County, Iowa - September 11, 2014 - A fish kill in Buck Creek discovered Sept. 3 has been traced to Adams Dairy, operated by T. J. and Vicky Kolker of Garnavillo.
   Manure from the dairy was applied too close to a waterway, according to DNR inspectors. Runoff from the manure entered Buck Creek and flowed five miles through the county park where DNR discovered the fish kill Sept.3 while stocking trout.
   DNR fisheries biologists report that 36,350 fish were killed, mostly minnows, shiners, chubs and dace (15,975). The runoff killed one brook trout, 91 rainbow trout and 1,172 brown trout. The fish killed are valued at $26,023.35 with investigation costs of $1,147.51.
   The DNR will pursue enforcement actions and fish restitution of $27,170.86.

It’s never a good idea to throw
beer cans at squad cars

On September 5, 2014 a Grant County Deputy was traveling westbound on Hwy 133 near Walnut St. in the City of Boscobel.  The Deputy was following 2001 Ford Taurus driven by Whitney Granger (18) of Muscoda when her passenger Rebecca Dailey (19) of Muscoda threw an empty beer can out of the moving vehicle towards the deputy`s squad car. 
   After an investigation, Whitney was arrested for Absolute Sobriety.  While the deputy was talking to Whitney out of the vehicle, Rebecca continued to consume intoxicants while the Boscobel Officer was watching her.  Whitney will be cited for Absolute Sobriety and possessing open intoxicants.  Rebecca will be cited for possessing open intoxicants, consuming intoxicants
in a motor vehicle and littering.

Carriage Classic show always a nice show

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Prairie du Chien, WI - September 5, 2014 - The 34th annual Villa Louis Carriage Classic show which is open to the public is well worth seeing.  It is usually beautiful weather for watching elegant horses, carriages, and refined gentry in period clothing ride around St. Feriole Island.

Two drug arrests in Fennimore, WI

Fennimore, WI - September 3, 2014 at 5:35 p.m. - As part of an ongoing investigation by the Fennimore Police department, search warrants were completed at two area residences today.
   During the execution of the warrants, two males from Fennimore, age 31 and 34, were taken into custody.  One male was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
   The other male was charged with felony possession of materials for manufacturing methamphetamine (meth) and possession of meth.


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