Drive Begins to Honor Park's Namesake With Statue

Memories are fading a little.  And a guy called "Babe" isn't a household name like he once was in La Crosse.  And that's what's behind a drive to put a statue of Walter "Babe" Weigent in the park that bears his name.  The same park where the old Central High stood.  Where Weigent spent most of his 37 years as a teacher, coach and athletic director


(Click for Audio)


Carl Miller, who played football for Weigent and later coached the Central team.  He's leading the alumni effort to raise enough money to put a bronze statue of Weigent in the park. 



In order to post comments, you must be a registered user.


Should Lost Or Stolen Garbage Bins Be Replaced At City Expense?