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Public Health Reports a Large Increase
in COVID-19 Cases

Noverber 24, 2020 - The Crawford County Public Health Department would like residents to be aware that Crawford County’s total positive cases will have a significant increase today due to the Prairie du Chien Correctional Institutes recent mass testing for persons in their care.  A total of 300 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Prairie du Chien Correctional Facility as of today.
   Staff of the Prairie du Chien Correctional Facility have been included in the county numbers in which the staff member lives.  As of today, there has been a total of 65 staff members test positive for COVID-19.
   The Wisconsin Department of Corrections remains committed to maintaining transparency throughout the duration of the public health emergency to keep the public informed about the health and well-being of those who live and work in our facilities. The data represents the latest testing and case information amongst Persons in our Care and will be updated at 4:00 p.m. each weekday.*

Car upside down in creek - mother and child safe

On November 20, 2020 at approximately 9:37am Grant County Deputies were dispatched to a report of a one vehicle rollover crash on CTH Bnear Platte Rd, located in the Township of Harrison.
   Krista Eash, age 21 from Potosi, was traveling eastbound in her 2006 Ford Five Hundred.While negotiating a curve, Eash's vehicle entered the gravel shoulder on the south side of the roadway. Eash overcorrected, fishtailed, spunout of control across both lanes of travel, left the roadway on the north side of CTH B, struck a fence, went down an eight foot embankment,rolled, and the vehicle came to rest on its roof in a creek.
   Eash was able to free herself and her 5 month old baby from the vehicle. Eash was wearing her seatbelt and her baby was properly restrained in a child seat. Eash received minor injuries but her baby was not injured. Bothwere transported to Southwest Health in Platteville by Potosi EMS for observation.
   Eash's vehicle was removed from the scene by Donnie'sTire and Tow of Dickeyville. The vehicle had severe damages throughout. Eash was cited for Operating After Suspension.

Sign Petition to the DNR for an
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the
Proposed Roth Feeder Pig II CAFO in Crawford Co.

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The proposed facility, when considered with its sister facility, would be the largest hog Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation in the state.  Flyover ll video
   This fact, on its own justifies preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement. However, a robust EIS would also reinforce DNR’s and the Evers Administration’s stated dedication to restoring science based decision-making to the agency.
   This new operation plans to house 8,000 sows and produce 9.4 million gallons of liquid manure each year, and would be located on a narrow karstic ridge above the Kickapoo River.
                          Sign & Share our Google Form Petition*
          *Must be a resident or land owner in Crawford County to sign.



Editor’s note - Herb Collins is a long time resident of McGregor, IA.  His poems have been published in a number of journals.


thanksgiving eve
till sunday night
was always my time
my handpicked days to reminisce
somehow attached with the first
until the dusk of today tolled
this one…
a part of them all
that life…though busy…
has this holiday musing…a retreat
a glimpse into us
that the morning…tomorrow
would taste unfamiliar
what ever you allow
arrives packaged in the moment
and fit so well….or so it is believed
and when the day was done
sitting back began
when the coffee was fresh…
the hours of morning unwrapped
as if secrets…
the afternoon feast prepared
with love and old recipes
spoiled this who indulged
the people who came…hung around
as of lovers…not wanting to say goodnight…
in the pitch-black now you see
darkened store windows…lighted homes
there is never a clock for this day
yet, we become weary…sheltered here
not wanting to let go…
touching tomorrow…as life waits
with coffee cup in hand
sunggled by the warmth
inside their dwellings
the stragglers nibble the leftovers
unmotivated by other passions
abandoned when they found this escape…
this thursday…in the middle of life’s week
….from other times……out of the folklore
…brought this thanksgiving…



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