Crawford Co. bird tests positive for West Nile Virus

Protect Yourself Against Mosquito Bites

By Gloria Wall, Crawford Co. public health director -
Crawford County Public Health was notified today that a dead crow  found in Crawford County   has tested positive for West Nile virus.  Surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1.
   West Nile virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes acquire the virus by feeding on infected birds
   The positive bird means that residents of Crawford County need to be more vigilant in their personal protective measures to prevent mosquito bites to prevent West Nile Disease..
   Simple steps to protect against mosquito bites becomes even more important with West Nile identified in our area.  The best way to avoid the disease is to reduce exposure to and eliminate breeding grounds for mosquitoes by:.
   Limit time spent outside at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.
   Apply insect repellent to clothing as well as exposed skin since mosquitoes may bite through clothing.
   Make sure window and door screens are in good repair to prevent mosquito entry.
   Properly dispose of items around your property that hold water, such as tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots, or discarded tires.
   Clean roof gutters and downspouts for proper drainage.
   Turn over wheelbarrows, wading pools, boats, and canoes when not in use.
   Change the water in bird baths and pet dishes at least every three days.
   Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas, and hot tubs; drain water from pool covers.
   Trim tall grass, weeds, and vines since mosquitoes use these areas to rest during hot daylight hours.
   Landscape to prevent water from pooling in low-lying areas.

   To report a sick or dead crow, blue jay, or raven, please call the Dead Bird Reporting Hotline at 1-800-433-1610.
   For more information on West Nile virus: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/communicable/ArboviralDiseases/WestNileVirus/Index.htm

Man drowns attempting to rescue kids

On 9-16-17 at approximately 2:40 p.m., the Grant County Sheriff’s Office was advised of a possible drowning on the Wisconsin River about 1 mile east of Blue River. The Blue River Fire Department and the Boscobel Fire Department had boats on the water within a few minutes of the call.
   The investigation showed that a church group from Greenfield, WI was canoeing on the river and stopped at a sandbar. The kids were playing in the water and it appeared a couple of the kids were in trouble, so Scott Myren 37 East Troy Wisconsin, went to help the kids. Myren stepped off the sandbar and was pulled under water by the current and did not resurface.
   Myren was recovered from the water about 5:00 p.m., by one of the search & rescue boats and was pronounced deceased by the Richland County Coroner’s Office. No life Jackets were being used.
   Assisting at the scene was Wisconsin DNR, Blue River Fire Department, Blue River EMS, Boscobel Fire Department, Lone Rock Fire Department, and the Richland County Sheriff’s Office.

Goats

While I was leaning over the fence petting and talking to the goats, the little guy with his head through the fence untied my shoelace without me knowing, and had it in his mouth.  When I went to walk away, he held on, and I almost took a tumble.  I guess that's what goats do, chew on anything within reach.

Search warrant leads to the arrest of
three Boscobel men

On 09-06-17 the Richland Iowa Grant Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 805 Broadway St.in the City of Boscobel.  During the search of the residence approximately 10.6 grams of methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia were located. 
   Carl Rabe 39 of Boscobel was arrested for possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and felony bail jumping.  Rabe had been arrested twice in April 2017 for similar charges and is out on bond.
   Georgia Weadge 18 of Boscobel was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. 
   The tenant of the apartment, Lacey Frisch age 28 will be referred to the Grant County District Attorney’s Office for maintaining a drug trafficking place. 
   The task force was assisted by the  Boscobel Police Department and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

Fall Tree

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Home Apples Or

Visiting the apple orchards of Gays Mills, WI is another great fall activity.  Pick up apples, pies, and sample apple cider with fresh donuts.  Don’t forget the Driftless Area Art Festival this weekend.  It’s just a few miles up the road in Soldiers Grove.

Bloomington teen killed in car crash

On 09-09-17 at approximately 5:08 pm the Grant county Sheriff's Office received a report of a severe crash occurring at the intersection of Hwy 35/61 and Hwy 81, Lancaster, WI. John Fowler 49, Dickeyville and Jo Hering 48, Dickeyville were northbound on Hwy 35/61 in their 2000 Cadillac.
   Hersson Gonzalez 18, Bloomington was westbound on Hwy 81 in his 2002 Mercury. Gonzalez pulled out from a stop sign in front of the Fowler vehicle causing a collision.    Gonzalez was pronounced deceased at Grant Regional Hospital By Grant County Coroner Ron Sturmer.
   Assisting at the scene was Lancaster Police Department, WI State Patrol, Lancaster fire, Lancaster EMS, and Potosi EMS. Bennetts Towing and Donnies Towing assisted in removal of the vehicles. The crash remains under investigation.
   This is the 7th fatality crash in Grant County for 2017.

Farm machinery accident claims the life of
one man, seriously injures another

Allamakee County, Iowa - September 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a 911 call of a farm accident at a residence at 2140 Mays Prairie Drive in rural Allamakee County.
   Christopher Weber, age 52 of Lansing, was performing maintenance on a forage wagon and became trapped by; the equipment.  The individual was freed by first responders.  He was transported by Med Link Air ambulance to Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse for treatment of serious injuries sustained in the accident.
   Richard Joesph Weber, Jr., age 55 of Lansing, was also involved in the maintenance of the forage wagon and was also caught in the machine.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.
   The accident remains under investigation by the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office.

 

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