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LA CROSSE - Hudson High School's wrestling team had a solid weekend in the Bi-State Classic at the La Crosse Center. The Raiders finished third in their division with 226 points. No. 1 ranked Wausau West won both the division and the overall meet team title with 321. Hudson had seven individual place winners including two runner-ups. Dima Hawksford took second at 170 pounds and Derek Schindler was second at 182 after losing Saturday night's championship match in overtime to Mt.
WISCONSIN RAPIDS - Hudson's Ryan Kromer was the fastest runner of the Division 1 boys' race at Saturday's WIAA State Cross Country Meet at The Ridges Golf Course. Kromer's winning time was 15:27, :10 seconds ahead of runner-up McKena Ramos of Sheboygan South. Kromer was in the lead pack of runners through the first and second miles and then broke away near the end of the race. "Last year I faded towards the end I didn't want that to happen again," Kromer said.
I've written before about alternative history and writers like Harry Turtledove. He writes what I like to call "what if" novels. Like what if the Germans won World War II? What would happen? (Answer: Kennedy would be president. Not Jack Kennedy, but his father, the fascist sympathizer, Joseph.) Just now I've been faced with a similar, but somewhat different challenge in The Columbus Affair," by Steve Barry (Ballantine Books, $27. Barry writes historical thrillers. This time he's out with an investigative reporter who has fallen out of favor because of a snafued assignment.
MAIDEN ROCK--When the 39th annual Stockholm Art Fair is held this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Stockholm Village Park on Lake Pepin, a couple musical groups from Maiden Rock will perform. At noon, Patchouli is on the music schedule. These musical artists are billed as "nationally touring, award-winning folk meets flamenco." At 3 p.m., the Ditch Lilies are slated. They are described as an "acoustic, multi-instrumental American Roots Duo." Besides music, original art and fine crafts will be exhibited, come rain or shine.
A Children's Hospital spokesperson announced Thursday afternoon Scott Meyer is expected to return home today (Thursday) with his family. Bjorn Gunnerud said the five-year-old is stable and doing well. He was treated for dehydration along with the multiple bug bites he sustained when he was outside for 22 hours until he was found Wednesday. Meyer went missing Tuesday morning from the Town of Oak Grove home. Police agencies, volunteers, fire and ambulance crews from Minnesota and Wisconsin joined in the search until he was found Wednesday morning. He was taken by Ambulance to the St.
PRESCOTT - Officials announced around 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, that five-year-old Scott Meyer was found near a bluff about a half mile from his home. The child was found by Jason Moser of Ellsworth who was out with his family dog, Autumn. The two were by themselves. "We (he and wife Melissa) have a little four-and-a-half year old and we couldn't imagine losing him," Moser said. Meyer was found in a bluff behind Phillips Plastics which was described as wooded, steep hills and ravines. Phillips Plastics overlooks the Mississippi River.
PRESCOTT - The Pierce County Sheriff's Department is no longer looking for volunteers for the search tonight. Officers were not planning to use civilian volunteers for nighttime searches but were to continue to search through the night. Persons willing to volunteer for the search on July 4 are asked to come to the Prescott High School, 1220 St. Croix St., Prescott, at 8 am. Officials suggest volunteers wear long pants, tennis shoes and bring bug spray and water. There will be shuttles leaving throughout the day to take volunteers to the search area.
Donald Driver is the 14th champion of "Dancing With the Stars." The Green Bay Packers' receiver beat out Katherine Jenkins and William Levy last night on ABC. And the Super Bowl champion adds the Mirror Ball trophy to his collection of honors. Driver and his partner Peta Murgatroyd capped off 10 weeks of ballroom competition with a final cha-cha, in which the muscular Driver went shirtless. It gave him his second perfect score from the judges in two nights. With all three contestants just one point apart, it was Monday night's viewer votes that put Driver over the top.
The State Patrol has identified the couple killed in a head-on accident south of Prescott Sunday as Richard E. Skare, 72, and Irene Ruth Skare, 71, both of Stillwater, Minn. The Skares were northbound on Hwy. 35, just north of Pierce County Highway QQ when they collided with a southbound 1994 Chevrolet Lumina being driven by Randy J. Tape, 51, of Prescott. Tape and his passenger, Tammy A. Decker, 53, of Hastings, Minn., were both transported by medical helicopters to Regions Hospital in St.
Wisconsin outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to attend the annual spring conservation hearings set for 7 p.m., Monday, April 9, in each county to weigh in on issues ranging from expansion of cross-bow use and a proposed season on sandhill cranes, to whether felt-soled waders should be banned and fishermen should be allowed to troll with three lines. In western Wisconsin, hearing locations include: Dunn -- County Fish and Game Club, 1900 Pioneer Ave., Menomonie, WI 54751 Pepin -- Pepin County Government Center, County Board Room, 740 7th Ave.