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They are looking for a design with the right mix of
originality and creativity that effectively incorporates the spirit of the theme. The button design contest is open to the public and runs through Thursday, January 26th. The official rules will be listed on the Oktoberfest website at www.oktoberfestusa.com.
Entries may be dropped off at the Oktoberfest office located on the Southside Festgrounds at the corner of 2nd and La Crosse streets from Monday-Thursday during the hours of 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. The official 2012 Oktoberfest button design will be chosen by the
Oktoberfest Board of Directors and the winner will be notified by end of February/beginning of March.
Christmas came early for 27 teachers in the Lacrosse School District Tuesday.
Members of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation Board of Directors and donors were surprising classroom teachers and students.......delivering classroom innovation grant checks to winning teachers. Geva Thole, Executive Director of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation.
Allegations of a cover up at Penn State, where football assistant Jerry Sandusky was allegedly found to have molested boys in the 1990's, has the entire UW System taking a look at their policies. UW-Lacrosse Chancellor Joe Gow says Wisconsin will conduct what's called a risk management review, to make sure that all university facilities are safe places for children.
Gow says the review should be finished by April or May. Any proposals for changes will go to the Board of Regents by June. Regents' audit committee chairman Michael Falbo says the review is the top priority at the moment in the wake of the Penn State scandal.
Before the Red Cross consolidation announcement of the offices in Goodhue and Winona County, Winona's chapter had already been working with Goodhue County to streamline services. Executive Director, Marie Barrientos.
A teenager in Minnesota found an easy way to get that trophy buck this year. Bag it from a deer farm. Now, Ryan Jackson, faces charges. The 19-year old from Rushford went into a deer pen in Houston County last Thursday morning.....shot the 21 point trophy buck with a bow and arrow....then cut a hole in the fence to drag the deer out. Reports are he dragged the deer to his parents house then bragged on Facebook about how he got the deer. The deer had a green score of 212. A green score is an unofficial score of the horns in inches of length. He now faces formal charges.