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A Brown downy woodpecker

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Here is a sighting of a lifetime.  A brown Downy Woodpecker.  I assume it is a partial albino Downy.

   It showed up this morning and hug around a feeder for close to 15 minutes. 

I have not seen it since.  I Wish the photo was a little bit clearer.  I had to take it through the screen door.  - Mike Sandstrom, Mount Hope area.

Anyone missing an old Lincoln Town car?

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On October 15, 2020 The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office and Mar-Mac Police Department were able to successfully recover the vehicle from the west channel of the Mississippi River near the Marquette City boat ramp. 
   The vehicle, first discovered in 2017 by a local fisherman, had initially been examined by the Lacrosse County Dive Unit in November 2017.  Over almost the next three years river stage levels and environmental restrictions have prevented further attempts.  Now, with low and stable conditions coordination with the Delhi Fire Department Dive Team and Tegeler Wrecker & Crane was arranged. 
   The successful recovery identified a yellow 1985 Lincoln Town car last registered in 2007 through Wisconsin.  Scene processing did not locate any suspicious items inside the vehicle.  The investigation remains open in an effort to determine how and why the vehicle was there.  Assisting on scene were McGregor Fire Department and Mar-Mac EMS.

Armed man steals truck in Muscoda

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Update - The 2004 maroon Chevy truck bearing plate 309548F was found abandoned on agricultural land just east of Muscoda on 9/30/2020 at approximately 1:00 PM.  The suspect has not been identified and anyone with information is asked to call the Muscoda Police Department at 608-739-3144.
On 9/29/2020, at 1230 AM, a 2004 Maroon Chevy truck, bearing Farm plate 309548F was stolen from Allied Ready Mix in the Village of Muscoda. The subject seen on video taking the vehicle appears to be armed with an assault rifle and appears to be wearing body armor (see photos below). At this time direction of travel is unknown. If you see the vehicle call police immediately and do not approach the driver or the vehicle.

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