A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from U-W-La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. Brad writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. He's been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.
Three of four plans contained them, while
others widened street and added bike lanes.
Area near UW-La Crosse voted in favor by 82%.
The La Crosse Symphony Orchestra was started officially in 1938. The orchestra had a membership of 57, and was a continuation of the old Cathedral orchestra.
Some less high-brow music was featured at the Avalon Ballroom, with a show by Freddie Fisher's "Schnickelfritz Band," billed as "America's most unsophisticated band." A publicity photo showed some musicians with the band performing on the jug and the washboard.
In 1938, a newspaper headline said "J.R. leaves the hospital." J.R. was James Roosevelt, son of President Franklin Roosevelt, who was called "F.R." in some papers. James had gone to Mayo in Rochester for surgery on a gastric ulcer. He was accompanied at Mayo by nurse Romelle Schneider, a former student at La Crosse Teachers College.
The Bodega was a Lunch Club, not a pub, in 1938. For Sunday lunch, they offered a roast duck dinner with mashed potatoes, dressing, and applesauce for 39 cents. Seventy-nine years ago, Yesterday in La Crosse.
Veterans benefit isn't bringing in enough to be reliable fundraiser.
The UW-La Crosse campus was under pressure in 1987 to limit enrollment. Chancellor Noel Richards said the projected enrollment for fall would be close to 9700 students. But he warned that the number might eventually have to be reduced to 8800. Richards believed that UW-L had reached the point where there were too many students for the budget.
The White House was accused of lying and deceiving the public, about the role of U.S. troops in Central America. Members of a La Crosse Area Peace and Jobs Coalition were protesting Reagan administration decisions to send Wisconsin Army Reserve soldiers to Honduras. Group members were concerned that sending troops to the region might lead to an invasion of Nicaragua, to overthrow the Sandinista government there.
The Vietnam War drama "Platoon" with Charlie Sheen won Best Picture at the Oscars in April of 1987. Acting winners included Paul Newman for "The Color of Money," Marlee Matlin for "Children of a Lesser God," and Michael Caine as supporting actor in "Hannah and Her Sisters." Thirty years ago, yesterday in La Crosse.
Glena Temple is the first lay woman to lead Viterbo
In January 1974, the US began year-round Daylight Saving Time as part of Washington's reaction to an apparent energy crisis that saw gas prices rise quickly. Pushing sunset an hour later in January was supposed to save energy, but sunrise also came an hour later, leading parents to complain about their kids going to school in the dark. Under public pressure, the two-year experiment was cut short that October.
The new Fine Arts Building at UW-La Crosse opened for classes during the spring semester in '74. The Annett Recital Hall was scheduled to be finished around February 1st. The larger Toland Theatre presented its first play that fall.
On TV in early '74, you could see "Happy Days," featuring Richie, Potsie, and the Fonz, and "Good Times," a spinoff of "Maude" that transplanted housekeeper Florida Evans from New York to Chicago. It was the last season for "The Flip Wilson Show," "The Brady Bunch," and "The Partridge Family"...43 years ago, Yesterday in La Crosse.
River Watch has prevented drownings near Riverside Park since 2006