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Dr. Troy Harcey, Associate Superintendent of Instruction for the School District of La Crosse is this year’s recipient of the Burt and Norma Altman Award for Community Service from the Office of International Education at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.
Each year the university honors individuals for their outstanding contributions to the advancement of International Education. Harcey, who recently traveled to China with a delegation from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse has been active in growing the district’s international education programs and connecting the School District of La Crosse and University programs.
Harcey will be honored at a banquet this Saturday, April 14th at 5:00 p.m. in the Cameron Hall of Nations of Centennial Hall on the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse campus.
A very interesting spectator showed up at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway this morning....though racing does not start for 2 more weeks. A black bear was spotted roaming the grandstands inside the track, according to track Marketing Director, Dave Noelke. The 100 pound or so bear, was trapped by the hospitality area after a while, and track officials opened a gate to let it back into the wild. The DNR was called, but the bear was long gone by the time they showed up. They, along with a wildlife biologist, were tracking the bear around 12:40pm today, near Elm Street and West Ave. The West Salem High School was placed on lock down for the time being.
It's a special night tonight for the Boys and Girls Club.
Tina Wehrs says other award recipients include the Distinguished Service Award (Sharon Olson), President s Award (Duane Ring, Jr.), Adult & Youth Award (Lynn Malin), and the Corporate Award (Borton Construction). It's being held tonight at 5:30 in the the Waterfront s Cargill Room.
Two well-known classic rock bands will headline the 5th annual Freedom Fest
in La Crosse to benefit veterans. Freedom Fest will be held Saturday, June 16th,
at the UW-La Crosse
2 checkout aisles at the WalMart on Mormon Coulee Road no longer offer candy and gum.....instead you'll see fruit, granola snacks and chalk and bubbles. Why?
Tiffany Adrians with the county health department says an addition to the healthy checkout aisles, Wal-Mart displays a Foot Steps to Health board in their produce department featuring quick and delicious recipes along with coloring sheets for children. They say they're not taking away options, simply encouraging the healthier ones. It's all a part of a Community Putting Prevention to Work Grant.