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8 people, 2 dogs rescued from stranded boat on Mississippi River

GENOA, Wis. (WEAU) - Eight people and two dogs were rescued after being stranded when their boat motor stalled on the Mississippi River near Genoa Saturday afternoon. In a release, the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office said that they were called about a pontoon that had stalled at 4:21 p.m. Saturday.
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Massive Iowa Acreage Puts You At One With Nature [GALLERY]

As the property listing from Amy Wienans Real Estate says, "Hidden Hollow, outside Marquette/McGregor, Iowa, is 158 acres of endless possibilities." If wildlife and nature are your friends, it sits on 158 acres, alongside another home not posted with the listing. The "Heron House" was built in the mid-80s in the spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright, "and his attention to creating peaceful, spiritual spaces." The home has 2 bedrooms and 2 (technically 1-and-a-half) baths.
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8 People, 2 Dogs Rescued After Boat’s Motor Stalls On Mississippi River

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office reports eight people and two dogs were rescued Saturday afternoon after their boat’s motor failed while they were on the Mississippi River. The incident happened near the U-S Lock and Dam Number 8 in Genoa. W-E-A-U/T-V reports the operators tied the pontoon boat to a buoy in the river while they waited for help. The Genoa-Harmony Fire Department towed the pontoon boat back to shore. No injuries were reported and no names have been released.

Legion Baseball: Viroqua holds off La Crescent 6-4

In the senior division for Legion Baseball, Viroqua traveled to La Crescent and got the win 6-4. COPYRIGHT 2022 BY NEWS 8 NOW/NEWS 8000. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST, REWRITTEN OR REDISTRIBUTED.
Fillmore County Journal

Darlene Gengler Rommes

Darlene Gengler Rommes, age 84, of Caledonia, died peacefully Sunday, June 26, 2022, at Gundersen Medical Center, La Crosse, Wis. She was born July 7, 1937, in Caledonia, to Erwin and Ruth (Schroeder) Diersen. Darlene started working as a nurse’s aid at Caledonia Hospital when she was 17. She married Ray Gengler on January 18, 1958. She was also a waitress and cook at Elmer’s Supper Club. Darlene and Ray took over Caledonia Cold Storage (Sno-Pac) in 1970. She and Ray continued to run Sno-Pac until she retired at the age of 70. After Ray died in 1999, she married Donnie Rommes in 2001. Donnie passed away in 2011.
Clayton County Register

Kathleen Meyer

Kathleen Diane Meyer, age 77, of Dorchester passed away June 24, 2022 at her home surrounded by family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 28 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Dorchester. Father John Moser will officiate and burial will follow the luncheon at St. Luke’s Cemetery, Eitzen, MN.

Remains Of Parker Kruse’s Body Found in Wisconsin River

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said Parker Kruse’s body was found Saturday afternoon, nearly one year after his disappearance. Kruse was a native of Arena and was a 2018 graduate of River Valley High School. Kruse was 22 and died in a boating accident on the Wisconsin River on July 3, 2021. Eyewitnesses and family said Parker and a friend were trying to save a man whose boat was spinning out of control on the Wisconsin River. After rescuing the boater, the out-of-control boat slammed into Parker’s, knocking him into the water. Sheriff Nate Dreckman said a group of vacationers was canoeing the Wisconsin River when they found human remains on Steamboat Island, a sandbar about 1/4 mile northeast of the Blue River Bridge. The group was familiar with Kruse’s disappearance on the river last July. They called the sheriff’s office just after 3:20pm Saturday afternoon. The Blue River Fire Department helped the sheriff’s office and the Grant County Coroner’s Office get to the island. Authorities transported the remains back to shore, where Kruse’s family members identified him. Most of his remains were found. The family of Parker Kruse says a search will continue for the rest of his remains.

Two identified in Vernon County murder-suicide

VERNON COUNTY Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office identified two people found dead at a home Sunday. 47-year-old Tina Schermerhorn and 48-year-old Rick Schermerhorn were found dead in the town of Coon which is northwest of Westby. The sheriff’s office says they received a 911 call...