Late For Work Permission Slip
Frustrated with all the road construction in La Crosse? Is your boss angry because the congestion is making you late for work? Then print off this handy permission slip and hand it your boss, compliments of WIZM!
Beware of the bear. The town of Shelby is warning residents that a bear was seen at the Mormon Coulee Park, south of Highway 14, on Monday. Other sightings of a bear have been reported in residential parts of Shelby over the last couple of weeks. Anyone seeing a bear in Shelby is asked to report it to the town hall.
He was going to do it tomorrow.........but now he won't. Ryan Honl, a former VA hospital employee in Tomah was going to ask President Obama to fire the agency's interim inspector general. Honl had planned on giving Obama a letter with that intention when he speaks here tomorrow. But that won't happen now as the VA's interim inspector general Richard Griffin says he will retire. Griffin says he'll retire on Saturday after 43 years of federal service. At Tomah, opioid over prescriptions resulted in the death of a Stevens Point Marine and delays in diagnosing strokes led to the death of a Marshfield veteran, although the inspector general cleared Tomah employees of wrongdoing in that case.
One of La Crosse's busiest intersections is a lousy place for a baseball field. That's what city park director Steve Carlyon has said for years about Powell Park, at the corner of Jackson and West Avenue. Carlyon now has a plan to move the ball diamond from Powell to Isle La Plume, near Kootch Carroll field. He says that would allow the city to develop a specialized playground at Powell. Carlyon says only a handful of communities around the country have such a playground designed for the abilities of autistic kids. The city plan commission reviewed the Isle La Plume plan yesterday.
It's being labeled an economic event and a discussion on jobs. And your chance to see President Barack Obama Thursday in La Crosse could become a reality. UW-L Chancellor Joe Gow confirmed early Monday morning that the president will be on his campus Thursday afternoon for an event that's free to the public. Some things need to be hammered down first says Gow. Tickets will be available for the general public tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Valhalla room in Cartwright Center. Gow says to accommodate the visit, UW-L student leaders have approved the use of the REC, which means that the REC will be closed for regular use beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday and will reopen with it's regular summer hours following the President's visit on Thursday after 3 p.m.