Monroe County Crash Injures 2
A one-vehicle crash in Monroe County Sunday injured two
Last night around 5:30 48 year old Mark Hauser of rural Tomah was southbound on County PP in the Town of Oakdale when he lost control of his truck due to ice covered roads. He went in the west ditch and overturned times before coming to rest the truck's side.
Hauser received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Tomah
Memorial Hospital. A passenger in the truck. 28 year old Charles Schumann, also
of Tomah, received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Tomah
The crash remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department
Black Ice Cause of Monroe County 1 Person Crash
Black Ice seemed to be the cause of a one person crash in Monroe County Saturday night.
17 year old Cassandra Lozano of Norwalk, was westbound on State Highway 71
when she lost control on black ice and struck a guard rail. She suffered
non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Mayo Health Care Sparta
Local Republican Hesitates to Predict Outcome of Caucuses
Going into today's caucus voting in Iowa, the Republican presidential candidate field looks pretty wide open. Expect that to narrow considerably after today, says La Crosse republican party chair Bill Feehan. Although he declined to offer his prediction for who might finish first today
Iowa is the first state to take part in the presidential nominating process. Wisconsin's presidential primary won't happen until April.
Thieves Nab Two Cars
Seems as though someone did not get any new cars for Christmas so they decide to steal their own. Sparta Police are looking for two cars that were stolen over the weekend, during two separate incidents.
One is a Teal colored 1993 Geo Prizm with a Minnesota license plate...the other a Silver colored 1998 Chevrolet Malibu with a Wisconsin.
Both vehicles were taken from residences on the west side of Sparta.
One Drunk Driving Change Not Likely in New Year
If you ask lawmakers, chances are they'll tell you they're in favor of making a crime of first time drunk driving in Wisconsin. Unfortunately, says John Vose with the Wisconsin chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, costs of changing the law make the idea not such a winner
Which means the idea is likely a non-starter again this year in Madison. Wisconsin is the only state that treats a first time drunk offense as more of a traffic ticket than a crime.