Routes for ATV/UTV’s in Sauk and Iowa counties have been expanding in recent months, with counties and surrounding municipalities choosing to expand routes or secure funding to up-keep routes for the use of recreation vehicles.
For Valley Sentinel’s “Year in COVID-19” edition, we reached out to health directors of Sauk, Iowa and Richland counties for reflection on the departments experiences and handling of COVID-19.
Follow along each week on the adventures of Mark Walters, a syndicated outdoor adventure columnist who lives in Necedah, Wisconsin. He began writing his column, An Outdoorsman’s Journal, in 1989. It includes hunting, fishing, lots of canoeing and backpacking. He currently writes for around 60 newspapers on a weekly basis. He hopes you enjoy reading about his adventures!
Early this fall I decided that I was going to do a squirrel hunting story. I have been writing this column for almost 32-years and although I was an avid squirrel hunter as a kid growing up in Columbia County, I have not hunted squirrel since the 70’s.
The Iowa County Health Department announced Feb. 5 it is partnering with Lands’ End to transform the Comer Center, a fitness and recreational center, at its Dodgeville, Wisconsin headquarters, into a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic. The facility will have the capacity to vaccinate 160 people over a four hour period and will eventually be able to accommodate up to 1600 people over eight hours, making it the largest vaccination center in Iowa County. The Iowa County Health Department began administering vaccines, by appointment, at the Comer Center on Feb. 8 and will continue for the foreseeable future.
Over the last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved two separate COVID-19 vaccines, with the first doses in Wisconsin being given to healthcare workers at UW Hospital in Madison.
The Health Department confirms over the weekend we added 73 additional cases bringing the current COVID-19 confirmed case count in Iowa County to 758. Cases are in all age ranges and across the entire county. These recent cases are in persons in the following age ranges: 0-17 (13), 18-25 (10), 26-35 (15), 36-45 (12), 46-55 (12), 56-65 (5), 66-75 (2) and 76-85 (4). The number of individuals that have recovered is 400, meaning 358 active cases. Iowa County status remains classified as VERY HIGH activity.