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As district-wide building renovations continue in Platteville, school administration is discovering there’s more asbestos than they originally thought. The asbestos only poses a health risk when airborne – which it becomes during construction. So when crews come across it, work is halted in that area until abatement is done. Platteville Superintendent Connie Valenza says it’s...

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Health Departments Monitoring Mosquitos

May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Grant County Health Department is working with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in tracking mosquitos this summer. Grant County Health Department Director Jeff Kindrai says the studies will help determine if illnesses like the Zika virus are getting closer.   Kindrai says the type of mosquitos that carry the Zika virus isn’t known...

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A Fennimore man has died after a motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon along County Highway K just north of Mt. Ida. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says 61-year-old Daniel Jones lost control of his motorcycle just before 4 p.m. while trying to pass another vehicle. Jones was unresponsive when police and EMS arrived. He was taken...

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Two Dead In Grant County Crash

May 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says two people have died and two others are seriously injured after a traffic crash around 1 a.m. Sunday. Reports show 61-year-old Robert McCabe of Cuba City was driving south on Highway 80/81 in Smelser Township when an eastbound vehicle on Highway 81 failed to stop at a stop sign...

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Bingo Bonanza May 11 In Platteville

May 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Manor Care Health Services in Platteville is hosting its annual Bingo Bonanza at 2 p.m. on May 11. Angie Donovan with Manor Care says they have a wide variety of prizes for the event. Again, Bingo Bonanza at Manor Care in Platteville is Wednesday, May 11 starting at 2 p.m....

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Recovery Fund for Lancaster Family

May 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

A recovery fund has been set up to help a Lancaster family that was displaced after a house fire Thursday night. No injuries were reported, but an estimated $75,000 in damage was done to the home on West Elm Street. To assist the family of five – including three adults, an 8-year-old and a 3-year-old...

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