A rural Fennimore woman's Facebook video went viral late last week, prompting a Friday-morning, Jan. 6 meeting on a local rural roadway.
After a serious accident involving a tractor vs. a semi, caused the fatality of a community member in January 2016, Brad Willborn knew something needed to change. Willborn, a Belmont resident, thought there had to be a way to do a better job with warning people about slow moving vehicles. He sat on the idea for a few months and mentioned it to his wife who agreed it was a good idea. Willborn called up Ole Olson, an engineer from Oregon, Wis., originally from Belmont, to help him create something.
An 85-year-old rural Boscobel man has died from injuries sustained in a fire at his Homer Road home Sunday night.
BELMONT - A fire at First Capitol Salvage Thursday morning required seven fire departments to put out the fire.
BELMONT - Area firefighters have been fighting a fire at First Capitol Salvage since mid-morning.
MADISON – Lafayette County Sheriff Reg Gill was recently appointed to Governor Scott Walker's Task Force on Opioid Abuse. Gill is the only sheriff on the task force. His role is to represent law enforcement's perspective as to what they are seeing and dealing with across Wisconsin in regard to the growing opioid problem.
Get the details in the October 20 issue of the Richland Observer.
Earlier this month, the University of Wisconsin at Platteville held a conference on policing in the 21st Century, covering many current law enforcement and public topics.
GRATIOT - On Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at 1:59 a.m., the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a two vehicle crash with serious injuries that occurred in the 14,000 block of STH 11 in Gratiot Township. Lafayette County Sheriff's Deputies were immediately dispatched along with the Gratiot Fire Department, Gratiot First Responders and Rural Medical Ambulance Service. Upon arriving at the scene, Gratiot Fire personnel requested additional ambulances from Rural Medical and Warren, Ill. Ambulance Service. Emergency flight services were also requested, but were not available due to upper atmosphere weather ...
Torrential rains followed by flash flooding last week resulted in closed roads and schools, a train derailment near Ferryville, and at least two deaths as some areas received nearly a foot of rain over a 24-hour period beginning Wednesday, Sept. 22.
A man was injured when he became trapped under a trailer Tuesday morning.
A Platteville woman is raising funds on behalf of her sister, whose house suffered major damage during recent Louisiana flooding.
UPDATED 1 p.m. Aug. 15 - Authorities have released the name of the man who drowned when the sandbar gave way while fishing on the Wisconsin River Saturday.
A 29-year-old woman from the Chicago area is believed to have drowned off Wyalusing Beach.
With the afternoon heat index expected to reach close to 110 degrees on Thursday and Friday, Grant County Emergency Management, Health Department and Aging and Disability Resource Center are all urging residents to take steps to protect themselves and to help others who may be at increased risk from the heat. Some tips are:
Two sisters on their way to Boscobel High School were shaken and sore but otherwise uninjured following a rollover crash on County S Monday at ...
A 26-year-old Boscobel woman was killed last Friday afternoon after jumping out of a moving pickup truck on County Highway N south of Avoca.
MADISON – Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County (MHLC) has affiliated with Madison-based UnityPoint Health – Meriter to improve care for patients in southwest Wisconsin.
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