On Friday, another bicyclist has been fatally injured in the city of Fond du Lac. This crash involved a 62 year old man who was attempting to cross Johnson Street near the Forest Mall when he collided with a motor vehicle. The crash report has not yet been released.
Bicyclists are again reminded to always drive with the traffic flow, follow all rules of the road, and please, to prevent traumatic brain injuries, wear a helmet every time you ride.
It was late Monday morning on August 1st, daylight with cloud cover on a straight, rural county highway. A husband, 59, and his wife, 56, were out riding their tandem bicycle. They were wearing bright colors and helmets. They had over 20 years of ‘tandem’ experience. They were part of a group ride when they were struck from behind. Both riders were thrown from the bicycle and landed just five feet from each other in the ditch. The male, who was the front passenger, received serious injuries, was air-lifted to a local trauma center and survived. The female, who was the rear passenger, suffered severe traumatic injuries, did not survive. The driver of the sports car said he was traveling 55 MPH and did not see the bicycle. The officer observation of the driver found no impairment, but the driver was taken for a blood test as standard operating procedure when a fatality is involved. http://www.co.outagamie.wi.us/sheriff/Accident%20Reports/2011/August/11-016700.pdf Perhaps what saved the husband was that he was wearing a helmet. The police investigation is ongoing.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of both the widower and the driver of the car.
An explosion at a Biron paper plant injured two people Friday morning, according to the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. An explosion happened about 8:13 a.m. at the Biron paper mill, just outside of Wisconsin Rapids. Reporters there are gathering more information, but say three injured people have been taken to the hospital.
One of the most recognizable sports franchises in the world, Green Bay Packers trademark protects many of its famous and traditional symbols. The “G” that appears on the side of their gold helmet, “Titletown”- the label that tabs the city of Green Bay for winning many championship titles in the 1960’s and “Lambeau Field” where the “Packers” (another trademark) play their home games among others.
Nearly everyone knows that the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin, is the smallest city in American professional sports. Green Bay has a population of just over 100,000 people. Even if the residents of this northeast Wisconsin community don’t want to hear it, it’s a small town. There, there are paper mills and a football team –period. Even the team itself is publically owned by many locals. The trademark “Titletown” that the Green Bay Packers register is actually used by as many as 17 local businesses. The Packers organization seemingly do not have a problem with it. In Green Bay, the Packers are looked upon like a trusted uncle. And as such, many in the community respect that Packers brand – and understand assimilation with the biggest brand in the area means packed bars, restaurants, and motels. So the next time you make your way to Lambeau Field, in Titletown, be sure to check into the Titletown Hotel, enjoy dinner and a beer at Titletown Brewing Co, and to insure you have get into the game, call Titletown Tickets. You get the idea.