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Wood chest

Ryan Larson American Legion Post 65 of Rome presents the wood chest at the Winter Bowl fundraiser in Marshfield.

Over $8,000 was raised during The Highground’s fifth annnual Winter Bowl fundraiser. The Winter Bowl was held Jan. 28 at Rose Bowl Lanes in Marshfield with all lanes filled with bowlers raising money for The Highground Veterans Weekend Retreat.

In addition to bowling, partiticpants their luck at winning over $3,000 of raffle, silent auction and other prize items. Fritz Miller won the 50-inch LED television donated by Hardee’s in Colby, Neillsville and Medford.

In addition to the funds raised by the Winter Bowl, Dave Droste, representing Hardee’s, presented a check for $2,530 to Jon Weiler, executive director of The Highground. The check was from the Hardee’s Restaurants Bowar Management; Cougar Enterprises, Inc.; and Oshkosh Restaurants, Inc.

Another donation was a wood chest presented to The Highground by the Ryan Larson American Legion Post 65 in Rome. The chest will be on a raffled at The Highground, with tickets available May 1. The drawing for this and other items will be Nov. 11.

The second annual Highground Veterans Weekend Retreat will be held July 13-15. For more details on this and other Highground events, please call 715-743-4224 or email

Photos from the Winter Bowl can be seen on The Highground Facebook page. The sixth annual Winter Bowl will be held at Rose Bowl Lanes on Sunday, Jan 27, 2019. There are several lanes already reserved.

The Highground is located wast of Neillsville on Highway 10.


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Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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