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Singers set to headline fair Ty Herndon and Amber Hayes will perform Aug. 20 at the Grant County Fair. BY CRAIG D. REBER

TH staff writer •

Lending a hand

Judy Mohr helps pack school supplies while volunteering her time to St. Mark Community Center’s Apples for Students program at the Grand River Center

JEREMY PORTJE • Telegraph Herald

on Thursday. In its 15th year, St. Mark will donate 1,700 bags of school supplies and hand them out to Dubuque schools for underprivileged children.

news in brief POTOSI, Wis. — Three men face numerous charges after gun shots were fired early Thursday morning in Potosi. The three were charged with the following: • Derek Vandlen, 20, of Juda — Underage drinking. • Tanner Gilbert, 19, of Juda — Underage drinking, absolute sobriety violation, minor transporting intoxicants, open intoxicants in a vehicle, and endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon. • Benjamin Gilbert, 21, of Potosi — Two counts of providing alcohol to a minor, and endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon. Grant County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded at 12:35 a.m. to a report of a firearm discharge in the area of 165 S. Main St. in Potosi. Witnesses said they heard three shots, saw a muzzle flash, and then saw a vehicle drive away from the area, only to return moments later.

Deputies arrived and took three suspects into custody as they were entering the vehicle again. An investigation revealed that Tanner Gilbert and Vandlen had been drinking and were about to start their drive back to Juda. They returned to the South Main residence soon after leaving to retrieve some clothing. Deputies found numerous bottles of hard liquor and beer inside the vehicle. Authorities said Benjamin Gilbert had provided Tanner Gilbert, his brother, and Vandlen with the alcohol. Deputies charged that Tanner and Benjamin, who also was very intoxicated, had gone to the rear of the residence and fired shots from a 20-gauge shotgun and a .357 revolver into the hillside three times.

Police arrest 2 teenagers in mailbox vandalism LIVINGSTON, Wis. — Two Grant County teenagers were arrested Wednesday night in connection with mailbox and cemetery vandalism that took place late Tuesday and early

Wednesday in the Livingston area. Daniel R. Stivarius, 17, of Fennimore, and Briton B. Middleton, 17, of Livingston, were charged with criminal damage to property and taken to the Grant County Jail where they were released after posting bond. Authorities said additional charges will be formally filed by the Grant County District Attorney. Charges are pending in the case against at least one additional individual. On Wednesday, the Grant County Sheriff’s Department investigated the theft, criminal damage and vandalism to approximately 12 mailboxes in the Livingston area. Deputies also investigated extensive vandalism to the Rock Church Cemetery located in Clifton Township, just west of Livingston. They observed damage to approximately 100 tombstones and grave markers. Grant County Sheriff Keith Govier asks anyone in the Livingston area who had mailbox or other vandalism damage Wednesday that was not reported to call the sheriff’s office at 608-723-2157 to file a report.

Grant County Fair event highlights • Sunday, Aug. 14 — 9:30 a.m., horse and pony judging. • Tuesday, Aug. 16 — 7:45 p.m., 4-H royalty crowning. • Wednesday, Aug. 17 — 5 p.m. to close, $1 rides. • Thursday, Aug. 18 — 7 p.m., Catch-A-Pig Contest (adults, $3; children 8 and younger, $1). • Friday, Aug. 19 — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Senior Citizen Day (adults 62 years and older admitted free). • Saturday, Aug. 20 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Classy Chassis Car Show & judging; 7:30 to 11 p.m., teen dance. • Sunday, Aug. 21 —10 a.m. “Best Dressed Animal” show. Gate admission is $5; children younger than 8, free. For more information, visit

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Men face charges after firing gunshots in Potosi

LANCASTER, Wis. — Country music artist Ty Herndon and country newcomer Amber Hayes will headline the entertainment on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Grant County Fair. Grant County Fair Secretary Delores Schwantes credited Ryan McCall, WGLR music director/afternoon, for bringing the two to Lancaster. The fair hasn’t had a country music act in several years. “This is wonderful,” she said. “We are very Ty Herndon excited and glad WGLR was able to work things out to bring them here for the people to come and enjoy. That’s what the fair is all about.” McCall cited “routing help” for the appearance. He and Hayes are friends and Herndon was routing through the area. He is scheduled to appear at Holmen’s Kornfest on Sunday, Aug. 21. Herndon signed his first record contract with Epic Records in 1995, and made his debut that year with the No. 1 single “What Mattered Most.” The Meridian, Miss., native has charted three No. 1 hits, seven Top 10s, and 17 Billboard Hot Country Songs singles. He has sold more than 4 million albums. “Wait until you hear him,” McCall said. “He is that good. He has always been a favorite of mine.” Hayes has released two singles, “C’mon” and most recently, “Wait.” She visited WGLR studios in Platteville on a radio tour and became friends with McCall. “We started talking, saying about how much fun it would be to do a show with her,” said McCall, explaining Hayes and Herndon are on the same record label. “It all seemed to come together.” McCall took the proposal to the fair board to see if it would be able to accommodate the two. “They saw an opportunity in it and they’ve been great to work with,” he said. The show is free with a gate admission to the fair and begins at 9 p.m. “It will be a really nice treat,” McCall said. “And to be able to offer it for free is even more exciting.”

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