In Search Of…A Look Back at 2005 1/5/06


In January, our search began with Turbo, a cat that had been paralyzed after being hit by a car. “He was purring up
a storm, pleaing for his life.” Turbo continues to be a much loved permanent resident at the Thompson Animal Medical
Center in La Crosse.

We found out in February that Winona is home to the state’s fastest grocery bagger.

In March, we caught up with Holmen’s Amy Cooper, who’s life has gone to the dogs.

We met kid-at-heart Elmer Duellman last spring and toured his toy museum in Fountain City.

Misty’s Dance in Onalaska sent us into the summer on a very good beat.

In June, we got to hang out with the king’s of summer, the very roudy Riverfest Commodore’s.

July was a rough month as we sipped wine at the Tenba Ridge Winery in Blair, and ate truffles at Legacy Chocolates
in Menomonie.

Late summer, we said goodbye to notable children’s musician Hans Mayer as he gave us one last performance before
moving out west.

August came in with a bang as La Crosse’s very own Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps showed us what a day in their
life is like.

In the fall, we met La Crescent piano man Chuck Chiack.

We were moved in October as we found dozens of Winona women taking a risk to raise money for cancer research.

We found out the Coulee Region is full of talent. Tomah is home to Wisconsin’s elderly worker of the year, Viroqua
has the cow of the year, and the regional Bedmaking Champion is right in Sparta.

We rounded out the year with a Franciskan Sister that struck a chord with all of us. And a band that marched into
the spotlight.

Yes it was quite a year of searching, and you never know what we might find in 2006.

We’re always looking for unique people, places and things to spotlight our “In Search Of” series. If you have an
idea, you can e-mail Jennifer Livingston at And don’t forget to watch our “In Search Of” series
every Thursday night at six.