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Over a hundred people came out to Woods and Meadow sporting clays for the sixth annual fundraiser for the Jackson County Sheriff's K-9 unit and Boys and Girls club.

The idea originally came about from a former board member with the Boys and Girls club who also happened to be a part of the sheriff's office.

Diane Moen-Ross, the center director for the Boys and Girls club, says an event like this is just a fun and easy way to get people outdoors.

"We thought 'well people like kids and people like dogs' so the fundraiser was a pretty good idea," Moen-Ross said.

Support like this is vital for not only the Boys and Girls Club, but the sheriff's office as well as they try to keep their K-9 unit as self-sustainable as possible.

Kevin M Conant, Sr., 44, who is already in jail for kidnapping and battery, is facing new charges after police were tipped off that Conant was growing drugs in his basement.

Detective Matt Koran went to his residence and met with Leslie Warrington who confirmed the information and told Koran she had burned the plants in the wood stove.

Warrington led Koran into the house where she showed the detective a room that Koran believed to be the indoor growing operation.

There was an entire irrigation system set up along with heating lamps and potting soil in the room and a green, leafy substance in a bread tin and metal grinder.

Koran would confirm that the substance did contain THC through a field test.

Jose L Chaparro Bajonero, 50, Fitchburg, speedometer violations, $150.10.

Emilio Antonio Christen, 20, Alma Center, speeding in a 55mph zone (20-24 mph over), $200.50.

Michaela Joy Evans, 21, Milwaukee, speeding on a freeway (20-24 mph over), $200.50.

Michelle R Faulkner, 48, Omaha, NE, stopping/standing prohibited by sign, $150.10.

Charles H Gates, 57, Cincinnati, OH, speedometer violations, $150.10.

John S Gavin, 55, Park Ridge, IL, speedometer violations, $150.10.

David William Jackson, 56, St. Paul, MN, operating without a valid license, $150.10

Ayshia Lee Kuboushek, 19, Blair, unsafe lane deviation and operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $375.80.

David Lloyd, 76, Melrose, unreasonable and imprudent speed, $213.10

Dawn M Sprinkle, 47, was recently charged with her fifth OWI after a trooper noticed her strange behavior driving through Black River Falls.

Sprinkle had stopped at a flashing red light for about 15 to 30 seconds with her blinker on and no other traffic around.

When she did start moving, the trooper noticed that the yellow hazard lights on the car were flashing as Sprinkle continued to drive.

Sprinkle would stop again at a flashing yellow light and sit there for a minute while other cars continued to drive past her.

A trooper would follow her as she pulled into the Theisen's parking lot, eventually turning on his red-and-blue lights to pull Sprinkle over.

After struggling to find a win in the beginning of the season, BRF softball has turned a corner and finally gotten some life in its bats.

Things certainly started off hot in the match-up with G-E-T as Channing Manske started the game off with a single for the Tigers.

A sacrifice bunt and a Kaytlin Johnson single later would bring Manske across the plate for the first run of the game.

That 1-0 lead wouldn't last long as the Redhawks added a run of their own in the bottom of the inning.

The Tigers offense would go cold as G-E-T's offense came to life to take advantage of some Tiger errors.

G-E-T would add three runs in the third to take the lead at 4-1 and BRF suddenly found itself in a hole.

BRF track would travel to UW-La Crosse to participate in the Coulee Challenge May 5 and came away with top 10 honors.

The girls team would finish fourth while the boys ended sixth. Both teams would have a lot of strong performances, but found it hard to catch up to the larger schools that had more depth and could grab more points per event.

Ella Brown would be the first to grab points for the Tigers though, taking fifth and seventh place in the 100m and 200m dashes.

The Tigers would also collect some needed points with eighth and ninth place finishes by Madison Markee and Zyanna Deloney in the 3200m run.

Stephanie Brauner would continue her impressive season at the hurdles with another first place finish in the 100m hurdles.

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