Grant County, WI

Plane makes emergency landing in Grant Co. hayfield

BLOOMINGTON, Wis. — A plane made an emergency landing in a hayfield west of Bloomington Sunday. Grant County Sheriff’s officials said the single-engine plane, flying from Poplar Grove, Ill. to Livingston, Mont., was experiencing engine issues just before 10:30 a.m. Farmers in the area were harvesting hay, and the windrows of hay formed a makeshift runway, guiding the plane to...
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Harvest time helps pilot with Grant Co. emergency landing

BLOOMINGTON, Wis. (WMTV) - With a little help from the springtime harvest, a Massachusetts man on his way to Montana made an emergency landing in a Grant Co. field over the weekend, the Sheriff’s Office reported. According to its statement, the pilot, identified as Charles Diggins, had taken off...
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Woman accused of running after husband in middle of Grant Co. highway

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Authorities arrested a Grant County woman Thursday after she was allegedly chasing her husband on foot in the middle of a highway. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call to check on a man around 6:35 a.m. on Highway 61 in Marion Township, but said he was not there when they arrived.
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Aircraft Lands in Bloomington Hay Field

A single engine plane made an emergency landing in a hay field off of Birch Road just west of Bloomington Sunday. At around 10:30am, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a plane that had experienced engine troubles and had to make an emergency landing. Farmers were in the process of harvesting hay in the field and there were several windrows of hay that helped guide the aircraft to the ground acting like a runway. The pilot, 61 year old Charles Diggins of Middleboro, Massachusetts, was able to land the craft safely without causing any damages to the plane and without any injuries to himself or his passenger, 72 year old Warren Roberts of Makawao, Hawaii. The two were flying from Poplar Grove, Illinois to Livingston, Montana. The plane was loaded onto a flatbed trailer and taken to the Prairie du Chien airport for inspection and repairs. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and the Prairie du Chien Police Department assisted with taking the plane to the airport. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is working with the FAA in their ongoing investigation into the incident.

Woman Chases Husband In Middle Of Highway

A woman from Boscobel was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge after being found chasing her husband in the middle of Highway 61 in Grant County Thursday morning. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Boscobel Police Department, responded to a report of a man walking along Highway 61 in Marion Township around 6:35am. Upon arrival, the man could not be found. But, a short time later, a sheriff’s deputy arrived to find 27 year old Lacey Bielfeldt of Boscobel chasing her husband, Clint Bielfeldt, on foot in the middle of the highway. Three vehicles had to slow down to avoid both person in the roadway. As a result, Lacey Bielfeldt was arrested for Disorderly Conduct, along with driving a vehicle without insurance and expired registration.

Camper and Semi Accident in Grant County

A two vehicle crash with minor injuries occured on Highway 18 at Park Road in Mount Ida Township Sunday around 2pm. According to the Grant County Sheiff’s Department, 52 year old Suzan Meyer of Prairie Du Chien was driving a Jeep Wrangler west on Highway 18 while towing a camper and was in the process of turning into a wayside when a semi and trailer, driven by 52 year old Alfred Gloe of Circle Pine, Minnesota attempted to pass the Jeep on the left. The semi struck the driver’s side of the camper and Jeep, causing disabling damage to the Jeep and camper. Meyer had minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene. Gloe was uninjured and the semi and trailer had minor damage. The Jeep and camper were removed from the scene by Milo’s Towing of Prairie du Chien and the crash remains under investigation. Fennimore Fire and EMS assisted at the scene.

One Vehicle Crash in Grant County

A man from Cuba City was uninjured in a one vehicle crash Friday. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a one vehicle crash on Highway 11 just west of Sandy Hook Road. After a brief investigation, it was determined that 65 year old Gene Berning of rural Cuba City was traveling west on Highway 11 and lost control of his vehicle. Berning blacked out while driving and ended up losing control of the vehicle and crashing the vehicle down a steep embankment on the north side of the highway. The crash was reported by a passerby. Jamestown First Responders, Dickeyville EMS, and Donnie’s Towing of Dickeyville assisted at the crash scene. The crash remains under investigation.

Q and A With Partners in Advocacy Leadership Graduate Derek Orth

Tell us a bit about yourself. Our family’s farming history goes back at least four generations and I have considered myself to be a farmer since birth. Our farm, Orthridge Jerseys, is outside of Fennimore and we raise Jersey cattle and grow corn, alfalfa, oats and cover crops. I serve on the Grant County Farm Bureau board of directors and as a member of the WFBF Dairy committee. I am a former WFBF Young Farmer and Agriculturist Committee chair. On the national level, I served on the American Farm Bureau Young Farmer’s & Ranchers Committee with my wife Charisse. We have three children, Zeeva, Jaylee and Callum.

Equine Influenza Confirmed in Horses on 3 Wisconsin Premises

On May 4 the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture (WDA) reported equine influenza has been confirmed in horses in three counties. A 24-year-old Shawano County Quarter Horse mare sampled on March 7 tested positive via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for equine influenza virus. She was also positive for Streptococcus equi subspecies zooepidemicus. Five to seven horses are affected with clinical signs of respiratory disease at the boarding stable, where approximately 40 horses reside. Affected horses were isolated and the farm placed under a voluntary quarantine. The WDA reported that some horses at the stable had traveled to shows and competitions, and the vaccination status of the infected animals was unknown.

New COVID Cases Increase in 4 Weeks

COVID-19 cases are on the rise locally compared to a month ago. Based on Grant County Health Department data, the county recorded only 7 new cases the first week of April. Over the past 6 days, Grant County has reported 54 cases. The 14-day average of new cases has gone from 1.4 per day a month ago, to 6 cases a day as of Wednesday. Dubuque County has also seen a jump in cases during the past month. Dubuque County’s Public Health Incident Management Team reported 25 new cases for the week ending April 6th. Weekly totals have steadily increased to about 125 new cases as of Wednesday.

Southwest Tech Trap Shooting Event

More than 150 students from across the state will be in Grant County this weekend to compete in a trap-shooting event. The Southwest Tech High School Invitational Trap-shoot is Saturday (5/7) at the Muscoda Sportsman’s Club. Southwest Tech has a co-ed clay target team, but will be expanding in the fall to add a women’s team. SWTC Coaches are also directors of the Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League. Trap-shooting is among the fastest growing high school sports in Wisconsin. Southwest Tech will also have mobile learning labs at Saturday’s event in Muscoda. Find more details at S-W-T-C-dot-E-D-U-slash-Trapshoot.

Man arrested after car chase in Vernon County

VERNON COUNTY Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A Grant County man is charged in Vernon county court with reckless driving and speeding after a chase crossed county lines Saturday night. The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office says 50-year-old Brian Yahn of Boscobel was taken into custody just after 10 pm after fleeing deputies in both Crawford and Vernon counties.

Teen seriously injured in car crash with tree early Sunday

Police said the teen crossed into the median of the highway and struck a tree. The Wisconsin State Patrol is investigating the crash and no further information was released. COPYRIGHT 2022 BY CHANNEL 3000. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST, REWRITTEN OR REDISTRIBUTED.