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Cory Ritterbusch
Works at Prairie Works, Inc.
Attended National Wildfire Coordination Group
Lives in Shullsburg, WI
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I was recently a guest writer for a local lifestyle publication, their Driftless Terroir column. I wrote about the everlasting influence a former flash community, now ghost town, had on our region. If you are interested in the American melting pot, you may be interested in reading.

http://voiceoftherivervalley.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/201602-voice-web-edition.pdf
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+Larry Blumen If you would like to private message me your address. I will send you information. Thanks!
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This picture I took of my son won the Wisconsin Life Photography Contest: It appears I will receive $75 dollars of Wisconsin Public Radio key chains, bumper stickers, coffee mugs and a DVD for my efforts. I am kind of surprised given over 1,000 pictures were submitted. It's a "cute" picture, but not really possessing any great skill or technique. The only thought I put into it was centering the tree between the exhaust pipes. 
Perhaps the panel knows the tractor was made in Wisconsin, just like the boy.
http://www.wisconsinlife.org/story/winners-our-summer-life-photo-contest

#WisconsinPublicRadio   #nikonphotography  
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Wonderful capture and congrats on the win.
Terrific composition.  :  )
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My neighbors Walnut hulling operation:
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Wow lol
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Nice weekend canoe trip down the Wisconsin River:
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An eerie haze over the landscape today. As smoke from Canadadian wildfires carries over the Midwest. A pungent smoke smell even permeates the air.

Photo taken at Wisconsin/Illinois border near Shullsburg, WIS.

#canadawildfires #midwest
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I could smell the smoke as soon as I stepped outside this morning.
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Here is Wikipedia's offering on a huge tragedy that occurred in my area 75 years ago. It is still talked about here and some survivors are still alive. It also serves as a testament to the great advances we have made in weather prediction services.
In total 145 deaths were attributed to the storm and millions of turkeys. 

#armisticedayblizzard  
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If you love baseball, as I do, you need to read this article. As I suspected, radio is the perfect medium to enjoy baseball. The reasons are not steeped in pastime as one would expect, rather psychology and the nature of the game itself. 

#Baseball  
Laying out a plan to change TV broadcasts of baseball for the better.
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Photo of the Day:

#Midwest   #OakSavanna  
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Awesome
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Faith in humanity restored:
While working at a nearby park. A miracle happened. 3 kids pulled up on bikes with baseball gloves and a baseball bat and proceeded to play baseball. 
Today is a good day for America.

#baseball   #throwback   
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Hope the grass was not laced with Roundup!
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Nice weekend at the county fair. Lafayette County Wisconsin, where I live, is supposedly the only county east of the Mississippi without a stoplight (please let me know if this is not the case). It shows here. A step back in time. almost...
  #countyfair   #LafayetteCounty  
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+Kenneth Baumann Yes, they have. A little farther west they start getting good again. My home county of McHenry is just a fraction of what it used to be. 
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Shullsburg Wisconsin becomes the center of the universe each 4th of July. This year we we're blessed with great weather, a new slip n' slide and americana artist Ernie Henderickson. 
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Work
Occupation
Restoration Ecologist
Skills
Ecosytems Restoration (Midwest), Rx Fire, Plant Identification, Land Management, Planning, Land History, Historical Research, Etc.
Employment
  • Prairie Works, Inc.
    Restoration Ecologist & Rx Fire Specialist, 2005 - present
    www.prairieworksinc.com
  • Pizzo & Associates
    Ecologist, 2000 - 2004
  • Club Colors, Inc.
    1993 - 2000
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Shullsburg, WI
Previously
Crystal Lake, IL - Galena, IL - Paw Paw, IL
Contact Information
Home
Email
Address
Shullsburg, Wisconsin
Work
Address
P.O. Box 6623 Galena, IL 61036
Story
Tagline
Redefining the Rural Midwest
Introduction
After avoiding social medias for years, I joined forces with Google in 2011 when they launched Google Plus. I feel it is the superior platform for my needs.  

I am rooted in Quincy IL but grew up in Crystal Lake, IL. In 2002, I retreated to the rural Midwest. Today I split time between Galena, IL and Shullsburg, WI. Mostly, I am a restoration ecologist at my business Prairie Works, Inc., but also dabble into farming, writing and volunteerism. I am married and have two sons, Paul and Mark. 

I have many interests and hobbies, which occasionally side track me. Including: Local History (Upper Midwest), canoeing, baseball history, antiques, meat smoking, Midwest travel, folk art, photography, genealogy, historic preservation, German-American culture, bibliophilia, Case/Ingersoll tractors, socializing and minimalism.  I am expert on the music and life of Bob Dylan. I also enjoy roots and pre-1980 music and a few current artists. I don’t support big box stores or chains, don’t watch TV, do some hunting and fishing, display random acts of kindness and I occasionally portray Civil War General John Corson Smith. 

Mainly this page will serve as a cloud based backup for my pictures, which I will keep organized here. My friends and family will be able to view and download as long as they have a gmail address. It will also double as a cyber diary to remind me of when things happened. 
Education
  • National Wildfire Coordination Group
    Prescription Fire, 1998 - 2015
  • Crystal Lake South High School
    1991 - 1994
  • Jo Daviess County Leadership Forum
    Leadership, 2010
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Birthday
October 31
Relationship
Married