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This is the year when boomers start to go bust. Many of them anyway. The oldest baby boomers are beginning to hit the 65 year-old retirement wall. But a bunch of them, says Onalaska financial planner Mark Bertrang, just aren't ready. At least not as ready as their parents who survived the great depression. Many of the boomers, says Bertrang, have never had the attitude that they needed to save or prepare for retirement because they just didn't go through the same economic trials as their parents. Consequently, Bertrang says, most boomers will likely have to hold down part-time jobs as part of their retirement.
Tomah's crack down on drug's made it's mark again Saturday night with the arrest of two Tomah men caught with almost 4 pounds of pot.
Police watched as 40 year old John Krosinksi left another man's home with almost 5 ounces of pot....which led police to serve a search warrant on the home. The find.......3½ pounds of marijuana, over $3400 in cash and various items used to grow and harvest marijuana.
Both Krosinski and 30 year old Scott Streeter were booked at the Monroe County Jail on various drug charges.
The state Department of Natural Resources will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on various State Natural Areas and some private lands in Crawford, Jackson, La Crosse, Pepin, and Trempealeau counties. Parcels are typically burned on a two to five year rotation and vary in size from 90 to 340 acres. Fires are used in grassland management to improve wildlife habitat, control invasive plant species and reduce wildfire potential.
Prescribed burns also:
Stimulate prairie grass growth and improve habitat for upland game and waterfowl.
Create pockets of open water for waterfowl amidst cattails proliferating in low areas.
Improve cover type for upland nesting birds, such as pheasants, and spur native vegetative growth for songbirds.
Help preserve grasslands and native flora, plant species sustained by natural fires prior to intensive European settlement.
Canvassing work on this week's elections continues in Wisconsin. La Crosse county clerk Ginny Dankmeyer says her vote totals became official yesterday. Both supreme court justices gained ten votes after re-evaluating write-ins. She says some voters wrote in the names of the candidates instead of just marking their ballots correctly.
Ginny says most vote shifts during canvassing are typically very small. Not hundreds and certainly not, she says, thousands of votes added to tallies two days after the election.