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Two Vehicle Crash, Fire and Severe Injuries in Grant County

The Grant County Sheriff’s department is reporting a two vehicle crash with injuries Friday on County Highway U in Beetown Township. Around 11:45am, 58 year old Lori Williams of Huston, Minnesota was traveling west on County Highway U. Williams fell asleep and drifted across the center line. At the same time, 48 year old Todd Kerkenbush of Dubuque was traveling east on County Highway U in his company’s work truck. Kerkenbush tried to swerve out of the way of Williams’ vehicle but was unable to. The vehicles collided and Kerkenbush’s truck careened into the south ditch. Williams’ vehicle went into the north ditch. Kerkenbush’s truck started on fire and Kerkenbush was able to free himself from the vehicle before it was fully engulfed in flames. Both Kerkenbush and Williams had severe injuries and were both taken to Grant Regional Health Center. The truck was burnt to its frame and Williams’ vehicle had heavy front end damage. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Bloomington Fire Department, Bloomington JAWS, Cassville EMS, and Lancaster EMS. Williams was cited for Inattentive Driving.
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Collection reflects farming history

Rowland Jones, of rural Monona, has the area’s largest collection of model tractors, farm machinery and other agricultural toys. He has been officially collecting since 1978. “Everybody wants to know how many I have,” Rowland said. “I do not know. I’ve never counted them.”

Hard work results in blessings for all on mission trip

This year’s JWalkers mission trip group included (front row, from left) organizer Mary Stoeffler, Reagan Hannah, Morgan Chase, Avery Thompson, chaperone Molly Farrell Kirschbaum; (second row) Allison Kennedy, Mattie Otts, Scout Hall, Ava Forde, Chris Cortez, Julian DeGidio, Ryan Waller, Cooper Broillet, Alexius Geisler, Anna Szymanski, Makenna Forde, Josie Spingler; (third row) Lindsey Nolan, Emma Abram, Jack MacEachern, Shawn Egstad, Juan Pablo, J.T. Egstad, Thomas Haney, Zach Mezera, Dawson Eastman, Taylor Haney, Peggy Koresh, Sadie Koresh, Grant Lamberty, Grace Fritsche; (fourth row) chaperone Christine Magnusen, chaperone Todd Koresh, chaperone Sara Rybarczyk, Riley Hammel, Sara Check, chaperone Amanda Otte, Jerrod Osterkamp, Zach Mara, chaperone Alex Osterkamp. (Submitted photos)
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LaVera “Lolly” Dickinson

LaVera “Lolly” (Dybdahl) Dickinson, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. She was born on July 23, 1931, to Clayton and Laura (Danz) Garfoot in Richland Center, Wis. When she was still young, the family moved to Black Earth, Wis., where she spent the rest of her childhood, attending elementary and high school there. She graduated from Fairview Hospital Nursing School in Minneapolis, Minn., where she received her nursing pin on May 23, 1953. She continued with a successful career in nursing, organizing the first poliomyelitis vaccination campaign for Mount Horeb, working as a staff nurse in surgery and surgical intensive care, and was eventually promoted to the position of Epilepsy Specialty Nurse at the Francis M. Forster regional VA Epilepsy Center where she had papers published in respected neurology and epilepsy journals, all while raising four children. After retiring, she participated in a mission to Jamaica and helped with the health screenings of children in an orphanage.

Nicholas J. Dietz

Nicholas J. Dietz passed away on Sept. 25, 2021. He was born in May of 1945 in Postville. The world has been less bright since Nicholas J. Dietz left it behind. Gone, but certainly not forgotten, are all the stories he used to tell, the “inventions” he came up with, and the projects he was always working on.

Sucker Shack offers fish in fun river setting

Robert and Deb Vavra stand next to the Sucker Shack, which opened at the Marquette marina last month. The restaurant has quickly gained a following for its Friday night catfish meal. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

New flower farm blossoms near Monona

Paula Rasmussen opened Monona Wildflowers on her property at 10437 Golden Ave., on Aug. 1. People can choose from a variety of beautiful blooms to build their own bouquets. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Scott A. Larson

Scott A. Larson, 59, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Little Falls, Minn., on June 6, 1963, the son of Gary and Ruth (Lynch) Larson. He grew up in Gays Mills, and attended North Crawford High School where he graduated with the class of 1981. Scott then served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He traveled the country working construction and operating heavy machinery. Scott married Debbie Fletcher and, to this union, three children were born. Scott was later married to Laura Halverson but then divorced. Scott loved hunting and fishing and helped mentor his nephews and other young hunters partaking in youth hunts. He was so very proud to have achieved his seven-year anniversary of sobriety. He loved spending time on the Kickapoo River in the woods and with his family. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

Guttenberg school to close, students left to find new school

Cedar Rapids woman to be sentenced for role in murder of her uncle. A Linn County judge is set to sentence a woman Tuesday for her role in the murder of her uncle. Meteorologist Kaj O'Mara dives into August fog as well as what a monsoon is, in today's deep dive.