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take the Mississippi Mud Run as an example

Mud Run

By Dave Collins -
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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Fatality in car Vs. Semi crash

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On September 18, 2014 at 5:32 PM the Grant County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a two vehicle crash on Hwy 133 about half a mile north of Clauer Ln, Potosi Township. 
   The caller reported that there was a car and a semi-truck involved and that one of the vehicles was on fire.  Further investigation into the crash showed that a red, 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo owned by Donald Johnson, and Operated by Liza K. Johnson, 17 of Potosi, WI, was driving north on Hwy 133 coming up the hill north of Clauer Ln. 
   A 2004 Mack Semi owned and operated by Carlos F. Martinez, 44 Aurora, Il, was going south just starting down the hill. 
   Liza traveled across the center line into the south bound lane.  The two vehicles collided and the semi-truck started on fire.  Both vehicles were severely damaged.  Carlos was transported to Grant Regional Health Center and later taken by Med Flight to UW-Madison Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
   Liza was extricated from the vehicle by the Potosi Fire Department. Liza was transported from the scene by Med Flight to UW-Madison Hospital where she remains in stable condition. 
   The crash is being further investigated by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office assisted by a Wisconsin State Patrol Reconstructionist and State Patrol Inspector.  The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Potosi Fire Department, Potosi EMS, the Cassville Fire Department, Cassville EMS, The Wisconsin State Patrol, Guy’s Truck and Tractor of Kieler, and the Grant County Highway Department.  Photo courtesy Grant Co. Sheriff’s Detp.

Two burglaries in Readstown, WI

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Readstown, WI - At about 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, two businesses in the Village of Readstown were burglarized. 
   One business was Pat’s Corner Bar on N. 4th St. and the other was Harvest Moon Motel on US Highway 61. 
   Forced entry was made through doors of the businesses.  Taken in one of the burglaries was an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect is a male who was wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt.
   Vernon County Crime Stoppers, along with the Readstown Police Department, is asking for your help - 608-637-8477 or 800-657-6868. 

Counties cooperate in Meth bust

Lafayette County, WI - Today, September 16, 2014 at approximately 11:15 A.M. Lafayette County Deputies and members of the Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a residence in the Village of Benton.
   Patricia A. McLain, age 54, of Benton was taken into custody and is being confined in the Lafayette County Jail.  McLain is being held on tentative felony charges for the possession and distribution of methamphetamine.  A significant amount of methamphetamine was recovered.
   Based on a tip, Lafayette County Detectives requested assistance from the Richland -Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force to investigate at a location in Iowa County.  The investigation in Iowa County connected the involvement of McLain.
   Iowa County K-9 “Rosko” greatly aided this investigation at the Iowa County location and at the residence in the Village of Benton.

Man wanted for attempted murder arrested today

Update -  Abel Quijas Jr. Taken Into Custody.  The Iowa Department of Public Safety released this information this morning: Oelwein Man Taken Into Custody. Officials have arrested 33-year-old Abel Quijas Jr. of Maynard, Iowa. Quijas Jr. was taken into custody without incident this morning, September 12, 2014.  Quijas was wanted for one count of Attempted Murder involving a Peace Officer in Oelwein on the afternoon of September, 11, 2014.
Oelwein, Iowa - September 12, 2014 -
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The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Oelwein Police Department are seeking the public's help in locating Abel Quijas Jr. of 145 7th Street North, in Maynard, Iowa.
   Quijas is 33 years old and described as 5'8" tall and 185 pounds. Quijas is wanted for one count of Attempted Murder involving a Peace Officer in Oelwein on the afternoon of September 11th, 2014. Quijas was last seen on foot in the area of northeast Oelwein.
   Anyone with information regarding Quijas' location is asked to contact the Oelwein Police Department at 319-283-4311.
   At this time, the Oelwein Police Department has no information to believe the public is in any danger.


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