Road construction projects force Deke Slayton Airfest to cancel
Resident sounds off on the area around Poage Park
Sometimes you have to wonder what the real motivation is. The Wisconsin Legislature made changes last year to how County Veterans Services Offices are funded. These are the agencies, staffed...
The Wisconsin State High School Fishing Championship will be held in La
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin has released the dates, times and locations of six scoping sessions in the coming month to solicit input from the public to help determine the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement that must be prepared regarding the proposed Badger Coulee Transmission Project.
The American Transmission Company and Northern States Power Company of Wisconsin have jointly filed an application with the Public Service Commission to construct a 345 kilovolt electric transmission line from Onalaska, WI to Middleton, WI.
This proposed transmission line may be up to 185 miles long depending on the route selected. The two proposed routes cross nine counties and 74 municipalities and towns throughout Wisconsin.
The scoping sessions will be held between the dates of May 28, 2014 and June 10, 2014. Anyone interested in this project is invited to attend. These meetings will run from 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM and are scheduled as follows: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Waunakee Village Community Center
333 S. Madison St.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Town of Holland Town Hall
W7937 County Road MH
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Cashton Community Hall
811 Main Street
Thursday, June 5, 2014
1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Monday, June 9, 2014
Comfort Inn and Suites
W10170 Holiday Drive
Black River Falls, WI
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Best Western 1017 East McCoy Boulevard
Members of the public will get a chance to tour a Wisconsin military training base this weekend.
Fort McCoy's annual Armed Forces Day Open House is scheduled for Saturday. The event will highlight training at the fort and also feature displays on military equipment, uniforms and artifacts.
Visitors can take guided tours. They can also participate in a marksmanship test, fill sandbags and get a personalized ID tag.
The open house is free and goes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fort McCoy is in western Wisconsin, between Sparta and Tomah.
Fort McCoy: http://www.mccoy.army.mil
A Viterbo University graduate and former editor of the La Crosse Tribune has been named executive director of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation.
David Stoeffler will begin his new position June 9th, succeeding Tim Riley, who was instrumental in introducing the Compassion Project to the La Crosse area.
Greg Bonney, president of the foundation board, said Stoeffler was the unanimous choice of the Search Committee to become its new Executive Director.
The La Crosse Central Faculty and Alumni Association announce the 2014 Inductees into the Hall of Excellence: Sandra Brekke and Robert Frise. They will be honored at a reception on Friday, May 23, at the La Crosse Center prior to the commencement of 2014 graduates.
Sandra Brekke, a 1985 Central graduate, is the director of St. Clare Health Mission where she coordinates nearly 350 volunteers, including 70 doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners; 60 nurses, nursing students and nursing educators, 25 intake and social workers and various pharmacists, lab technicians, physical therapists and receptionists. She earned her nursing degree from UW-Madison and has worked as a critical care nurse. She currently is a member of the La Crosse Community Foundation, and in the past she has served as a member of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. She has been involved in the organization and administration of the La Crosse Fitness Festival and the Got Energy Triathlon. She is married to Eric, a surgeon, and has three children: Andrew, Hannah, and Sarah.
Robert Frise graduated from Central High School in 1952 and from UW-Madison with a degree in business. From 1956 to 1959 he served as a pilot in the United States Air Force earning the rank of Lieutenant. Following his military career he joined the family business, La Crosse Concrete Company. He has served as president of the Wisconsin Concrete Pipe Association, the Wisconsin Ready Mix Association, the La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce, the La Crosse Builders Exchange and the Lutheran Hospital Board of Directors. He served on the Board of Directors of Norwest Bank (now Wells Fargo) for 27 years. He owns several concrete businesses in the area, the La Crosse Truck Center, and River States Truck and Trailer, Inc. He is co-owner of the Radisson Hotel in La Crosse. Through his hard work and efforts working with other community leaders, several projects were completed such as the redevelopment of the La Crosse Harborview area. He has been involved in charitable causes in the La Crosse community: He was a founding member of Chileda and has given extensively to the La Crosse YMCA - North, English Lutheran Church, the Boys and Girls Club, the United Way, the Humane Society, UW-La Crosse stadium, and Sigma Chi Fraternity in Madison. In 1957 he married Ruth Smevog (a Central graduate), and they have three children.
While planning for the old Mobil Oil site is underway in La Crosse, those