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Benefit for Adam Swanson Saturday at the Woodshed

HAGER CITY -- Three months to the day after an accident that changed his life, a benefit will be held for Adam Swanson at The Woodshed in Hager City.

The benefit, which Swanson plans to attend, starts at 3:30 p.m. this Saturday. A silent auction will run from 3:30-7 p.m. Adam's father, Larry, will prepare a spaghetti dinner that will be served from 4:30-7 p.m. The bands "Bluzn" and "Saving One," for which Adam was a founding member, take the stage at 8 p.m.

On Nov. 23, Swanson, 26, and Al Bauer Jr., were riding in the backseat of a truck driven by Al Bauer Sr., when it collided with a minivan. Al Bauer Sr., was killed in the accident, along with Tracie Slotto, the driver of the minivan. Swanson and Bauer were both airlifted to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn.; Swanson spent two weeks in the Intensive Care Unit.

The diagnosis showed a bruised spine and a broken bone in his face. Facial reconstruction was needed.

"We were so grateful to get the call that he was alive," said his stepmother Kathy Swanson, who added Adam was conscious after the accident occurred.

For more please read the Feb. 20 print version of the Herald.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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