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So...are you ready for some Logger baseball? General Manager, Chris Goodell, is. And it's going to be a very busy summer for the entire Loggers staff.
The Loggers, who have the 2nd highest attendance behind Madison, opens their home schedule on June 2nd.
There may be some new courses coming this fall for students at Western Technical College....Julie Lemon says they are looking into that now.
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Lemon says as soon as the certificate programs are ready to go.....she'll let the public know what they are and the details behind them.
Over 90 thousand absentee ballots have been issued for the upcoming June 5th recall election......not surprising to UW-L Professor, Joe Heim. He says you can guage the ever growing interest by going back to the May 8th primary.
Some area clerks are now saying they expect around 80% voter turnout come the 5th and they are expecting a rush to vote absentee next week as well.
That big arena on 2nd Street has been pretty busy lately...with attractions like a 'Megadeth' concert, a big dart tournament, and the World's Largest Office Party.
The policy of the La Crosse Center is to fill the building frequently during the first half of the year, because business slows down significantly in the summer. Manager Art Fahey says the 2011 surplus of 281-thousand dollars didn't all come from concerts and parties, but often from conventions.
For the first four months of this year, the surplus is 194-thousand dollars. Compare that to the total for all of 2010, which was just under 80-thousand dollars.
They were hoping just to beat last year's goal...but came out about 25 per cent over the mark.
Organizers of the Letter Carriers' Food Drive in the La Crosse area collected 125-thousand pounds of food on May 12th. That compares to 100-thousand pounds collected a year ago. Kyle Brown from the Great Rivers United Way says donations collected at drop-off sites in La Crosse and Onalaska will go to charities within those communities. The letter carriers' food campaign has been conducted every May for 20 years.