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2 of the biggest events at Riverfest, The Chileda Run/Walk on Saturday and tonight's Walk a MIle in Her Shoes events are both still going on as planned. Tammy Klein talks about both events.
She says they will modify the events if need be. That depends on the temps and the partcicpants in the events.
So how will you know if you been out in the heat too long? Dr. Joe Bane of Fransiscan Skemp answers that question.
He says if you see someone else that has a flushed face.....maybe throwing up or acting strangely...you may want to get them some help right away.
An overnight cooling center will be available tonight from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am at the Salvation Army location at 223 N. 8th Street. Residents are asked to call 2-1-1 for further information. A cool place and cots are
A car fire fee may or may not go into place in the West Salem fire district after a vote this week by the village board. The board voted down the proposed five hundred dollar car fire fee on Tuesday after an appeal by the volunteer fire department which contends, among other things, the fee will discourage people from calling about a car fire until it's too late. The fire district board along with the towns of Barre and Hamilton have already approved the fee, however, so it's unclear whether it will still take effect despite the West SAlem village board vote. The fee would only be charged for those car fires that occur along state-maintained highways.
Today marks six weeks since a couple of high level city employees in La Crosse were escorted from city hall. Municipal prosecutor Pete Kisken and Community development administrator Liana Escott have been on paid administrative leave since May 24th. The city won't say why the two have been suspended, only that the case remains under investigation. Kisken is still listed as the municipal prosecutor on the city's website. Escott, however, is not listed. The two will continue to receive full compensation while suspended, none of which will have to be returned.