Mississippi isn't expected to drop below 10 feet until Saturday
Happy Oktoberfest! The 56th annual Oktoberfest celebration gets underway today. The theme for this year's fest is Family, Friends, Fun. And if past history is any guide, you'll find all...
Not really part of the Walker tax cut plans in Madison, but advocates for the
Besides the Onalaska referendum ballot questions Tuesday, there were some primary elections held in the area.
In the Tomah Mayoral race, two people will move on to the April election. Le Roy Kelsey brought in 285 votes, while Shannon Hough, running for the 2nd time now, brought in 139. In third, Jeremy Likely had 94 votes.
Voters in the Westby School District chose two people to advance for an at large school board seat. Gerald Roethel brought in the the most votes while Andrew Lipski came in second.
Moving on to the April election for the Town of Holland Board Supervisor 4, are Michael Hoffman and Jay Bratberg.
All three Onalaska School District referendum questions on the ballot Tuesday passed. Here's a breakdown of the vote totals for all three.
Question one asked for the school district to exceed state funding by $1.9 million for ongoing operational expenses. 1,494 yes; 864 no
Question two to go above state funding for technology by $500 thousand every year for the next five years. 1,494 yes; 864 no
And question three bonds of $16 million for construction/remodel of Northern Hills and Irving Pertzsch Elementary Schools. 1,528 yes; 835 no
Brittany Jones gets a year in prison for helping her boyfriend leave La Crosse after a murder last year...
Jones was sentenced this morning for taking Mitrel Anderson to Madison, after Anderson allegedly killed DeMario Lee during a fight at a convenience store. The two were arrested the next day, after police traced them through their cellphones. Jones will get credit for a few months already served in the La Crosse County jail. She apologized to relatives of Lee for her actions, but said she was 'only trying to protect' the man she loved. Anderson is scheduled for trial in June.
We still don't know when ticket gates will be fired up in La Crosse's parking ramps...but the city parking board has agreed on what to charge drivers.
A preliminary vote taken by the board on Monday calls for a two-hour grace period, followed by an hourly charge of a dollar-and-a-half. The gates also would be kept on every night of the year. The proposed charge would be tied to a shorter period of free parking on the street...only 90 minutes, instead of the current two hours.