Grant County,

Grant Co. officials locate 30-year-old man

GRANT COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV) - Grant County officials have found a 30-year-old man after reporting he hadn’t been seen in two weeks. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office posted on social media around 4 p.m. that Daniel T. McLean has not been seen or heard from by his family.
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Prairie Du Chien,

Roselyn 'Rosie' Stram

Roselyn J. Stram, 91, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 21, 1929, in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Herman and Bessie (Konichek) Shulka. She grew up working numerous different jobs including Harvey’s Steak House, National Decorated Metals, and Cavanaugh Store in Prairie du Chien. She also worked for McGregor Electronics and at White Front Tavern. She married Charles Stram on Feb. 15, 1945, in Prairie du Chien. Together, they owned and operated the Oak Grove Inn in rural Prairie du Chien for 14 years. Rose was an exceptional cook who drew people into the Oak Grove Inn to enjoy the food she made. She touched many lives through her cooking, donating her famous pickles to different benefits and Christmas candy to friends and family alike. Not only was Rose the best cook in three counties, but she was also a great mother who always cooked and cared for her family. There was nothing she wouldn’t do for those she loved. Charles preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 2001.

Severe weather in Wisconsin causes widespread damage

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Strong thunderstorms caused widespread damage across Wisconsin, left tens of thousands without power and triggered tornado warnings. The severe weather stretched from the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan and began Wednesday evening in northwestern Wisconsin. By 2 a.m. Thursday, the numerous tornado warnings around the state...

Varnam Plans To Run For Lt. Governor

Lancaster Mayor David Varnam has set his sights on the office of Lieutenant Governor is 2022. Varnam has taken the initial steps to run for Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin in the 2022 election. An official announcement will be made soon. Varnam was elected Mayor of Lancaster in 2016. Prior to that, he served on the Lancaster City Council from 2013 to 2016. He is a former Congressional aide and was a legislative analyst for Focus on the Family.
Grant County,

Grant County Hit and Run

Grant County authorities are seeking additional information from the public about a hit and run that happened Monday morning outside of Bloomington. The sheriff’s office reports that an unknown vehicle was going east on County Road A near the intersection of University Farm Road in Little Grant Township. The vehicle failed to negotiate a sharp curve and left the roadway, crashing into a fence. Deputies say the vehicle left the scene and the driver failed to report the crash. Anyone with information on this incident should call the sheriff’s office.

Boscobel Firefighter Hurt Battling Shed Fire

Boscobel fire officials say a crew member was taken to the hospital after battling a shed fire Thursday. According to reports, the firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion. The Boscobel Fire Department was called around 12:30 Thursday for a tractor that caught fire inside a machine shed on County Road T. When crews arrived, the structure was fully engulfed and reports say the blaze caused fuel tanks in the shed to explode. Multiple departments responded to assist – as officials were at the scene for nearly 3 hours. The shed, tractor and other equipment are all considered a total loss. At this time, the cause of the fire has not been determined. No additional injuries were reported.
Prairie Du Chien, WIJanesville Gazette

Anniversary: Scott and Fran Gilbert, 50 years

Scott and Fran Gilbert will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends on Aug. 7 in Prairie du Chien. The couple were married July 19, 1971. Scott retired from a career as a corn breeder for Novartis Seed Company. Fran was a homemaker. Their family includes Lisa Mades and Dennis Kottke of Footville and Zach and Sandie Gilbert of Janesville. They also have three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

School of Education partners with Camp Pecatonica

This summer, 10 University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Education students were selected to work for the Pecatonica Area School District. Since June, UW-Platteville students have been receiving hands-on learning experiences at Camp Pec, a summer school program for grades 4K-5th grade. According to Program Coordinator Ashley Bredeson, about 40 elementary-aged students attend the camp daily, giving UW-Platteville students the exposure of teaching students face-to-face.
Michigan StateCedar Valley Daily Times

Fayette County sex abuse suspect arrested in Michigan

An Elgin man accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl last summer was arrested last week in Michigan. Scott Lee Czappa, 29, was arrested in Ironwood, Michigan, after authorities received a tip about his whereabouts. Deputies from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office transported Czappa from Ironwood to the Fayette County...