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The color change is well on its way. With the addition of some dry corn stalks and bright orange pumpkins to the front yard, in celebration of the season, and you might even sell a few pumpkins.

Man killed when pinned by ATV

On September 25, 2014 at approximately 8:14pm the Crawford County Sheriff`s Department received a report of a missing person from the residence on Lawrence Ridge Road in Desoto. The missing person was identified as Clyde E Starks Jr., age 77.
   Deputies responded to the residence and learned that Starks went to get the mail using his ATV at approximately 5:30pm and did not return. With the assistance of family and neighbors, deputies began searching the property owned by Starks.
   At approximately 9:45pm Starks was found on a ATV trail pinned underneath the Arctic Cat ATV he was operating. Starks was pronounced dead at the scene.
   Assisting on scene was the Crawford County Sheriff's Department, Crawford County Coroner's Office, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Desoto Fire Department and First Responders.

“Car Surfing” results in teen’s death

The La Crosse Police Department is investigating a fatal car accident that occurred during the early morning hours of Saturday, September 27, 2014 between midnight and 2:00am.  The 18 year old victim (who had been transported to the hospital later in the day by family members) died from his injuries at 1:58am today Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Gundersen Health System.
     Quacheenu Zach Vang “Zach”
     DOB: 08-11-1996, of Holmen, WI
   The La Crosse Police Department received information from the Holmen Police Department that they were investigating injuries to the victim (a Holmen resident) who reported initially that he was assaulted by several individuals while at the Holmen High School.   While at the hospital they discovered several inconsistencies to include injuries that did not appear to be consistent with a battery, but more consistent with a traffic crash.
   The initial investigation revealed that Zach Vang was with several individuals and they were “Car Surfing” by standing on the hood and or trunk of a moving motor vehicle and that while in the area of East Ave, south of Losey Blvd. Zach had fallen off the car sustaining multiple injuries to include head injuries. Alcohol is believed to be a factor.
The investigation continues with the help of the Holmen Police Department and the La Crosse County Medical Examiner’s Office.   An autopsy is scheduled in Madison for tomorrow.

We're off to a beautiful start

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I think this year we’re going to have brilliant fall colors.  Enough with the burnt orange smudges, let’s have rich reds and yellows.  Take the time to look.  Stop the car, get outside, really look while there is time.  Tomorrow is promised to no man.

There is no telling what people think is fun,
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Mud Run

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Prairie du Chien, WI - September 20, 2014 - It may be good and even fun, but it's not good clean fun.  The 4th Annual Mud Run was held today as a fundraiser for the Skate Park.  The Mississippi Mud Run Chairwoman Lorie Floyd yelled "Go" after the starting gun misfired.
   The participants were so wired at that point, that they bolted from the starting line.  The pace was a little different further along the 4 mile grueling obstacle course, but the level of determination, never slackened.  Midwest News announcer Tom Nelson added comic relief and a boost of energy along the grueling course.
   Many of the participants were seasoned runners, but seemed to enjoy the added challenge of deviously placed obstacles in their paths.  If we sometimes think that glossy fashion magazines display women as vain, and aloof, that notion would be dashed by watching these lovely ladies run their hearts out before plunging into a muddy pond, abandoning all notions of glamor.  Mud and all, they still seemed real, genuine, and feminine.
   Youngsters, ran their hearts out, in a classic ageless drive to prove they were up to the same challenge as adults.  Whatever the motive of each runner, they came, ran the course with all it's challenges, and finished with a sense of pride.  Everyone Midwest News talked with said they enjoyed the run, and planned to be part of it next year.
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