Johnston family fundraising rummage sale brings donation to Sheriff’s K9 program

The Jack and Roberta Johnston memorial rummage sale recently raised over $6,000 for three local causes.  The Briggsville Fire Department, Marquette County EMT, Inc., and the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office K9 program were the recipients of $2,250 each from the estate rummage sell held by the Johnston family.

 “The success of our K9 unit is a huge tribute to families like the Johnstons and others in the community,” Crime Stopper’s Law Enforcement Liaison, Captain Mike Kowalski said. “Since 1996, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office K9 program has operated on generous donations and community fundraising efforts to assist with the purchase of our K9 partners, specialized training and equipment.”

Accepting the check for the Sheriff’s Office were, front kneeling, K9 Handler Sgt Brian Noll and Black Jack, Sgt Cameron Klump and Bac; standing, K9 Handler Deputy Blake Brandner, Keith and Sally Johnston Dean, Johnston cousin Dorothy Ferguson, Nancy Johnston and Sheriff Joe Konrath.  

Sheriff Joe Konrath said, “I am very proud of our K9 program.  Its popularity and success are brought about by the collaboration and effort of the concerned public, Marquette County Crime Stopper Board and the K9 handlers, namely Sergeant Brian Noll and Deputy Blake Brandner.”

Donations for the purchase of our new K9 partner can be sent to Marquette County Crime Stoppers K9 Fund PO Box 630 Montello, WI 53949. Marquette County Crime Stoppers is holding their 9th annual Golf Scramble, BBQ and Raffle on Saturday, September 24th at Sondalle’s White Lake Country Club.  The money raised will go to pay for training, travel, and equipment for the K9s, and the purchase of a new K9. Call 608-297-2115 if you’d like more information about the golf outing.