January 26, 2012
Victor Schlafer, a bartender at John’s Bar in downtown La Crosse, was brutally stabbed back in December while breaking up an altercation inside the bar. Luckily, Vic survived his dire injuries, but required an emergency surgery and a long hospital stay before he was back on his feet.
Due to his large hospital bills and his inability to work, John’s Bar will be holding a benefit for Vic on Sunday, February 5th starting at noon. There will be live music from the Brown Palm Band, Mr. Blink, and Ship of Fools. Plus, many raffles, tip boards, and drawings.
Cost is $5 at the door and all are welcome.
For more info, please visit the event’s Facebook page.
January 13, 2012
On February 8, 2010, Cory Allhiser died tragically in a snowmobile accident. He left behind 2 children, a unborn baby and a fiance
This year will be the 3rd Annual Cory Allhiser Memorial Ride in Honorary Memory of David Fretty. David was riding his motorcycle July 7th, 2011 in Rochester, MN when he was struck by a drunk driver. The family was faced with a difficult decision to send David to a care facility in Minneapolis that could better care for him during his coma. They endured traveling back and forth for nearly 3 months before David succumbed to his injuries on October 25th, 2011 leaving behind a daughter named Mariah who had only turned 1 year old 5 days before her daddy’s accident. The story doesn’t end there. David’s step father, Jim, who works 2 jobs to support his wife and her children, took David’s mother, Diane, to Chicago to be with her family during Thanksgiving to help her ease her mind over the death of her son. While in Chicago, Jim fell and shattered his hip, requiring immediate surgery in Chicago. While in the hospital, Diane was running errands and was brutally rear ended totaling out there car, luckily, her injuries were not serious. They had to hire a driver to take Jim back to Minnesota after his surgery and Diane had to fly back. Now Jim is out of work for a few months to recover. This family is going through their toughest time and we are focused on helping them take off some of the burden of the death of their child, loss of their car and the loss of their income while Jim recovers but the main thing is we would like to make sure this little girl is taken care of in their time of need.
The event will start Feb. 18th, 2012 around 10:00am starting in Austin, MN and the ride will end at the River oaks Golf Club in Ausitin, MN with many stops along the way. People who do not have vehicles are encouraged to follow the action in a vehicle. Anyone can ride for free but in order to receive a shirt, game entries and door prizes, you must make a $25.00 or higher donation($20 online). After the ride, we will all gather for music, games, auctions, raffles, food and friends .
Please check out the links below and if you know anyone that would like to donate cash or would like to purchase memorial items to help us.
Facebook Benefit page
Facebook Memorial ride page
Facebook memorial page
Tyson and Randina were married on September 17th , 2005. Five years later in May 2010 they had a baby boy-Walker! Now just one and a half years later, at 30 years old, Randina received a call from her doctor confirming that she has Breast Cancer- Stage 3 Intermediate Ductal Carcinoma.
On November 22, 2011 Randina had bilateral mastectomy and right axillary dissection, which is followed by chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
To help offset her rising medical costs, her friends and family are holding a benefit for Randina on January 28th from noon until 3pm at The Log Cabin in Bangor
There will be a live auction, a silent auction, a shave-a-thon, raffles, and more.
If you are interested in donating a meal(frozen or gift certificate) for the family you may drop off or sign up for a later date at Expressions. Contact 608-486-4000 for details.
To make a pledge for the shave-a-thon please contact Amanda Hundt at 608-486-4000 or Heather Reed at 608-486-1311
Also, monetary donations can be dropped off or mailed to any of the following:
Farmer State Bank
PO Box 69
1606 Commercial St.
Bangor, WI 54614
First National Bank of Bangor
PO Box 129
1798 Commercial St.
Bangor, WI 54614
If you are interested in donating an item(s) to be raffled please contact Amanda Hundt at 608-486-4000 or Heather Reed at 608-486-1311