6/22/17 – A toddler was struck by a minivan near Pardeeville on Wednesday. Columbia County Sheriff Dennis Richards says the boy ran into the roadway near County Highway EE in the Township of Scott north of Pardeeville. The westbound minivan was driven by 53-year-old George Buss of Lake Mills, who was not injured. Richards says the two-year-old ran into the roadway. The child sustained multiple injuries and was transported by Med Flight to an area hospital. The accident remains under investigation by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol. Pardeeville Fire, Pardeeville EMS and Divine Savior EMS assisted at the scene.