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WIZM'S Dan Deicher interviewed Staff Sergeant Chanda Gaeth of La Crosse today, while she was training in Colorado for the 2012 Warrior Games. Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and Veterans trained and competed for months to be one of 50 athletes representing the Army in the 2012 Warrior Games. The games are slated April 30 - May 5, Colorado Springs, Colo. Click the link below to SEE and HEAR Dan's interview.
Early this morning, La Crosse Police arrested two men in the 3rd and Jay Street Parking Ramp for Graffiti. The two; 20 year old Bryant Koscianski and 28 year old Cody Sanderson were both arrested on graffiti charges. Graffiti was found on the northeast stairwell of the ramp, while multiple cans of spray paint, spray paint tips and other items were located on the the two men when contacted by the officers.
The goal for Arthur Kohl-Riggs: Alter the course of politics in Wisconsin. The 23 year-old former UW La Crosse student will appear on the recall election primary ballot next week as a Republican candidate for governor. Meaning, if he gets enough votes, governor Walker doesn't make it through to the general election. Kohl-Riggs has been making campaign appearances, raising money, and touting himself as better republican than governor Walker, in the tradition of Wisconsin's Fightin' Bob La Follette. Kohl-Riggs will talk about his campaign after 4 today on WIZM's La Crosse talk PM with Mitch Reynolds.
La Crosse's Catholic community marks a major anniversary.
A year-long celebration of the La Crosse parish's 150th birthday begins this Sunday, with a mass led by Bishop William Callahan. The bishop says the observance also will celebrate the many ethnic groups that settled in La Crosse during its early days. It's also the 50th anniversary of the current St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral on Main Street, dedicated in May of 1962.
Despite tremendous increases in preventable diseases like whooping cough and measles in Wisconsin, you won't find Traci Lien advocating for mandatory vaccines. The La Crosse county public health nurse, however, will strongly recommend vaccinationations. And she tries to educate about risks associated with the diseases
There is no mandate for vaccinations in the US. However, all fifty states require vaccinations in order to attend public school with certain exemptions available for personal, religious or medical reasons.. Lien says the increasing numbers of those opting to not get vaccinations in part explains recent disease outbreaks.