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COVID-19 Vaccinations for Health Care
Workers Continues

The Grant County Health Department will offer COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible individuals who provide direct services to patients or clients at two upcoming clinics.   The first clinic will be Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at the Grant County Fairgrounds from 11 am to 4 pm.  The second clinic will be held Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Southwest Technical College from 9 am to 2 pm at the Ag/Auto Center Building 1700 across the street from the main campus building.  Eligibility will be checked and appointments will be required for both clinics.
   Grant County Health Department encourages all health care providers that provide direct patient care that are in need of COVID-19 vaccination in any setting to call to schedule an appointment.  Any eligible individuals will be vaccinated as supplies last.  However, there is a focus on reaching health care students with direct patient care (i.e. clinical rotations), people who provide direct care to patients, including in their homes, (for example, personal care assistant, home health worker), and other professionals and lay people who provide eligible services paid or unpaid.  A list of eligible individuals can be found at:  https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p02858.pdf

Crash results in 2 Med Flights

On December 23, 2020, at approximately 11:30 A.M., the Grant County Sheriff's Office was notified of a two vehicle crash, on Hwy 18 at CthG, in Wingville Township.
   A milk truck and a passenger car had collided and both had rolled over. Sheriff's deputies, along with Montfort andLivingston Fire, Fennimore, Highland, and Lancaster EMS. As first responders arrived on scene, it was discovered that the Jaws of Life wasneeded, as well as two Med Flight helicopters.
   During the investigation of the crash, it was discovered that Tyler Holthaus, age 30 of Glen Haven, was driving a 2012 Freightliner, south onCth G. Mr. Holthaus told deputies that he looked down at an electronic device and didn't see the stop sign. Mr. Holthaus drove through theintersection and struck a 2021 Subaru, which was being driven by Michael Devlin, age 66 of Mount Hope, who was driving west bound on Hwy18. Mr. Devlin's wife, Nancy Devlin, age 59 was a passenger in the vehicle.
   The milk truck struck the Devlin vehicle in the middle of the westbound lane on Hwy 18. The milk truck rolled over in a field, south of Hwy 18, where Mr. Holthaus was able to climb out of the milk truck.Emergency personal worked on removing the trapped occupants from the passenger vehicle. Once Mr. and Mrs. Devlin were removed, one was transported to Upland Hills Medi
   cal Center in Dodgeville, where one of the Med Flight helicopters was diverted to that location. The second Med Flight helicopter landed at the scene and took the second injured party from the vehicle. Mr. Holthaus was transported to theGrant Regional Health Center in Lancaster by EMS.All three parties involved were wearing their seat belts. Mr. and Mrs. Devlin remain in critical condition at UW Hospitals in Madison. Mr.Holthaus' injures were minor and both vehicles were a total loss.
   This crash remains under investigation by the Grant County Sheriff's Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol. Assisting at the scene were,Wisconsin DNR, Montfort and Livingston Fire Departments, Fennimore, Lancaster, and Highland EMS, Haase's Towing, Guy's Towing, andthe Grant County Highway Department.

Please ask the DNR for an
Environmental Impact Statement
 for Roth Feeder Pig ll CAFO

On December 11, 48 groups submitted a letter to the DNR urging them to approve the request for an Environmental Impact Statement for the Roth Feeder Pig II Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO).

   The request was submitted by Crawford Stewardship Project and Midwest Environmental Advocates on behalf of over 200 Crawford County residents who are concerned about their water, air, health, and safety. The groups supporting this request include the state and all local chapters of Wisconsin Farmers Union, the local chapters of Trout Unlimited, and a broad coalition of other organizations focused on good governance, agriculture, watersheds, fishing, and the environment.
   The proposed CAFO, in combination with the existing facility a few miles away, would be the largest hog CAFO in the state of Wisconsin. The existing facility is already the only CAFO and largest farm in the county, and the new expansion alone would be the fourth largest hog CAFO in the state.
   The proposed expansion would produce and spread nearly 10 million gallons of liquid manure on steep slopes and over fractured karst bedrock, with the facility perched on a narrow ridge above the Kickapoo River. The sheer size of the operation is unprecedented in Crawford County, and the DNR has already recognized that the existing regulations and “best management practices” do not protect groundwater in karst areas, though the Driftless has yet to be formally recognized as the sensitive area it is.
   If you support this action, please let the DNR know that this is needed to restore science-based decision making to the agency, and to protect the rights of neighbors to clean air and water. Please call Chris Clayton at (608) 267-7656 or email him at christopherr.clayton@wisconsin.gov and ask for a full Environmental Impact Statement for Roth Feeder Pig II.
Forest Jahnke
Program Coordinator for Crawford Stewardship Project
Rolling Ground, Wisconsin

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.

 

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