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Winter Rec Fest Medallion Found


LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The La Crosse Park and Rec Department says the Winter Rec Fest Medallion was found this morning. 

Rick Gardner found the medallion at the boat landing across from Kootch Carrol Field.  The medallion was stuck to the underside of a picnic table that was overlooking the harbor. 

The Park and Rec department sent out a release with the clues, and their explanations.  Here they are:

Clue 1

People and names are in vogue this year

With a native American tribe as the first clue.

The second is Charles if you know where to look

And search where bluffs are in view.


Clue 2

People, who get things sparkling clean,

And two drives to find the location.

Be aware of city ordinances.

You'll see a place where aid is a vocation.


Clue 3

No need to touch anything privately-owned...

Not even almost-Keating from 1989.

No schools or churches in this locale,

But parking.  Just follow the signs.


Clue 4

Gold, silver, bronze.  Win, place or show.

That's a help in a sequential way.

Then find a song that Elvis and Bing sang.

Plus, a special treat can make your day.


Clue 5

The medallion is usually hidden in a park.

But surprise!  Not this year.

Joe can help and Betty, too.

And you should see a hydrant near.


Clue 6

Professional baseball league stepping stones

And business sales are plainly in sight.

Crockett and Tubbs are the names this time.

Facing north, the reference is to your right.


Clue 7

Think of two buddies  from earlier TV

And how they brought home the bacon.

Fences, trees and poles:  All here.

But the first part is crucial.  We ain't fakin'.


Clue 8

Robin of Loxley and his merry men

Are paired with the Gundersen brothers for the first time.

Reminders of all are here to be seen.

Plus, something that used to cost a dime.


Clue 9

A newsworthy story of the 1960's

And a Gene Hackman movie down south.

Most will cross a bridge for Ken.

And there's something with a mighty mouth.



Clue meanings:


Clue 1    "tribe" is Creek..referring to Swift Creek    "second is Charles" refers to nearby boat with the name Charley's Inn II      you can see the bluffs


Clue 2    first line refers to "bleachers" at Carroll Field     "drives" refers to Norplex Drive and Marco Drive     "city ordinance" parking signs     and Gundersen Lutheran "aid in view"


Clue 3   lots of "privately-owned" boats and trucks    "almost Keating" refers to 1989 movie,

Dead Poet's Society and teacher John Keating's message "Seize the day."  There is a nearby boat, named "Seas the Moment."    also, where not to look      and various "parking" signs in the area


Clue 4    first line refers to a first-second-third aspect or the bases at Carroll Field     "Elvis and Bing" both sang the song, Harbor Lights.    "special treat" is the treatment plant


Clue 5    first two lines where not to look       "Joe" is Joseph Houska Park     "Betty" is the worn name on a nearby boat     "hydrant " alongside the road


Clue 6    "baseball leagues" refers to major and minor repairs sign     " business sales" refers to Boats, Sales and Service      "Crockett and Tubbs" refers to Miami (Vice), Fl. designation on nearby boat and the direction from medallion location


Clue 7    "two buddies" are Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton, who drove bus and worked in the sewer which relates to MTU buildings and sewer treatment plant    "fences, trees and poles" everywhere


Clue 8    "Robin" Hood (nearby Hood St.)   "Gundersen" Lutheran on the skyline    bus ride used to cost a "dime"


Clue 9   "newsworthy story" was busing     "Hackman movie" was Mississippi Burning   

"Ken" Niedbalski bridge    Again, Mississippi has a "mighty mouth"


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