Brad Williams

Brad Williams

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.  

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Investigator James Mancuso fired four times at a drug suspect speeding toward him in a car.

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Principal Myron McKee of Longfellow was back in the news in January of 1977. The school district asked McKee to explain an incident where he saw a student holding a marijuana pipe a few blocks from the school, and then took the boy back to Longfellow where he was arrested.  Because of that and other incidents, the school board voted in March not to renew McKee's contract, which led to a summer recall election in which five board members were ousted. 
 
On this day in '77, Jimmy Carter was sworn in as the 39th President.  Just one year earlier, the ex-governor of Georgia was given little chance of winning the election, until he got the highest vote total among Democrats in the Iowa caucus.  Carter campaigned in La Crosse twice before the '76 election...appearing on a public radio show at U-W-L, and then speaking at Valhalla on campus before the Wisconsin primary. 
 
At the next inauguration in 1981, Ronald Reagan would take the oath as president.  Reagan had run for the Republican nomination in '76, and did commentaries on radio stations across the country, including WKTY in La Crosse.  KTY listeners in '77 could hear local programming from news anchors Paul Lowrey and Larry Green, along with Eric Parsons, Mike Kearns, and the Lead Balloon Show hosted by Charlie Kearns.  Bill Hoel did morning news on WLCX, which had recently hired Chris Bury as a reporter.  Bury went on to work for ABC-TV on 'Nightline' and 'Good Morning America.'  Stars of local radio 40 years ago...yesterday in La Crosse.
 

Neighborhoods surrounding site bring multiple options to board for remodel/replace of pool.

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Unlike colleagues, Kind is attending in hopes to work well with Trump.

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24 units available with rent starting at $329.

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In January of 1957, the La Crosse County Board narrowly turned down a plan to convert a county parking lot at 4th and Vine Streets to a six-story office building.  Some supervisors were surprised by the suggestion that a state building would be placed downtown.  Board member and future judge Peter Pappas warned that if the parking lots were converted to other uses, the former owners of the property might try to sue. 
 
Another future La Crosse judge, Eugene Toepel, was serving in the state Assembly.  Toepel was a local attorney, and he had just been named chairman of the Assembly Judiciary Committee. 
 
There was talk in Washington of a false telegram sent to Republican Party officials, apparently intended to influence the choice of a new party chair.  One GOP Senator said he hoped that loyal Republicans would be offended by the 'fraudulent' attempt to interfere with the selection process.  That Senator was Prescott Bush, whose son and grandson would both become future presidents. 
 
At Sears in downtown La Crosse, you could buy 10 lightbulbs for a dollar...a dozen wooden clothespins for just a nickel...and 15 bucks would get you enough floor tiles to cover a 10-by-12-foot room.  Sixty years ago, 1957, yesterday in La Crosse.
 

Circus World believes activists don't have a good point-of-view basis.

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Concept is used in Wisconsin Dells and other cities, but never a county.

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Walker and the Public Service Commission chair were in La Crosse talking of the plan.

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Wednesday - January 11, 2017 2:00 am

French Island rest area for I-90 set to open today

Area will feature visitors center, scenic trail, plenty of parking.

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