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School bus lands on side after last student let off

On February 17, 2020 at 2 pm the Crawford County Sheriff’s Dept. received a report of a school bus on its side located on Rhein Hollow Rd. about 1.5 miles west of Dutch Ridge Rd. in Wauzeka Township.
   Donald Noel, age 66, of Steuben was operating a 2010 Bluebird School Bus eastbound on Rhein Hollow Rd. Noel was negotiating a left curve, when he lost control of the school bus due to the snow-covered roadway. The school bus entered the south ditch and come to rest on its left side.  Noel had just completed dropping off his last student and was en-route back to the Wauzeka bus garage prior to the crash.
   Noel claimed no injuries from the crash.  Noel’s passenger, Wannetta Noel, age 66, of Steuben received minor injuries. Noel was later transported by private vehicle to a medical facility to be check out.
   Assisting at the scene were the Wauzeka Fire Dept., Wauzeka 1st Responders, Crawford County Highway Dept. and Milo’s Towing.

Loaded rifle on seat, booze in hand -
not the time to meet a Deputy

On February 12, 2020 at approximately 11:13 a.m., a Grant County Sheriff's Deputy was operating his fully marked squad car north bound on County Road X in Wyalusing Township near Borhringer Lane.
   The Deputy noticed that there was a 2013 Ford F150, being operated by Daniel Meyers, age 59 of Mount Hope, WI, traveling southbound. The Meyers vehicle came around a corner and traveled across the center line, in the Deputy's lane of travel. The Deputy was able to avoid a crash, got turned around and subsequently stopped Meyers for operating left of center.
   Upon further investigation it was discovered Meyers had a loaded .17 hmr rifle in the front seat and had been drinking. After field sobriety Meyers was arrested for a 3rd offense OWI. Meyers was booked into jail on OWI 3rd and going armed while intoxicated. Meyers was also cited for open intoxicants in the vehicle and operating left of center.

Vehicle hangs over cliff after crash with creek below

On February 1, 2020 at approximately 11:39am the Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 81 near Laufenberg Ln located in the Township of Beetown.
   Christopher Cooley, age 41 from rural Cassville, was traveling westbound on Hwy 81 in
his 2019 GMC Sierra. At the same time Kelsey M. Borcherding, age 26 from Fennimore, was traveling eastbound on Hwy 81 in her 2000 Pontiac Montana.
   Both vehicles were negotiating a sharp curve on a hill. Borcherding crossed the double yellow center line and struck the front driver's side of Cooley's vehicle with the front driver's side of her vehicle. Cooley's vehicle careened out of control, left the roadway on the north side of the road, overturned, and came to rest on its driver's side. The vehicle was hanging off of a 100 foot embankment by a few small trees. There was a creek at the bottom of the valley/embankment.
   The Borcherding vehicle continued eastbound after the crash and came to rest in the south ditch. Both vehicles sustained heavy front end and driver's side damages. Borcherding and the three children in the vehicle were transported to Grant Regional Health Center for non-life threatening injuries. Cooley was transported via private vehicle to Grant Regional Health Center for non-life threatening injuries as well.
    The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by Cassville EMS,
Lancaster EMS, Cassville Fire Department, Cassville JAWS, Arrow Towing of Lancaster, and Bennett's Towing of Lancaster. All individuals involved were wearing their seat belts or were secured in car seats. Borcherding was cited for Operating Left of Center, Operating a Motor
Vehicle without Insurance, and Non Registration of a Motor Vehicle.



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