Late For Work Permission Slip
Frustrated with all the road construction in La Crosse? Is your boss angry because the congestion is making you late for work? Then print off this handy permission slip and hand it your boss, compliments of WIZM!
When Thai Vue was abruptly fired as head of the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association of La Crosse in 2010, he accused the association of age and sex discrimination. Vue claimed the HMAA board had made plans to replace him with a woman who was more than 20 years younger, as part of a new direction for the agency. Now, a state labor judge rules there is 'probable cause' to believe Vue was discriminated against, and he could get a 'merit hearing' soon. Vue had been director of the Hmong Association since the mid-1980's. He also became the first Hmong resident elected to the La Crosse School Board.
La Crosse Area Day at Miller Park and Explore La Crosse congratulates State Championship Logan High School Girls Softball Team. The team will receive special recognition during pre-game festivities on the field at Miller Park on Thursday as part of the 18th Annual La Crosse Area Day at Miller Park.
Logan High School Activities Director Steve Hole says the team is very excited. He says not only are they outstanding student athletes and one of the best teams he's ever worked with but they are amazing ambassadors for La Crosse and the state of Wisconsin.
The U-S-O is making its presence felt in western Wisconsin. This weekend, the military service agency celebrated its new office at Fort McCoy. Ellie Hazlett, the area U-S-O operations director, says she's helping soldiers at McCoy stay connected with their families. A 'FOB,' in Army language, is a 'forward operating base.' Dan Toomey is president of the Wisconsin U-S-O. The U-S-O will be opening a lounge at the La Crosse Airport early next year.
The process of annexing to either Onalaska or Holmen may soon become much easier...and less contentious. The two communities are working on a cooperative land use plan, which would establish County Highway OT as the dividing line between those local governments. Onalaska land use director Brea Grace says the agreement could fan 'the flame of cooperation' with Holmen. The boundary proposal will be explained at a public hearing this Wednesday night at 6, at the Omni Center.
Trying to do a wheelie on a motorcycle did not turn out well for a rider in Genoa this weekend. Forty-six-year-old Michael Townsend of Hillsboro lost control of his cycle while attempting the wheelie on Main Street in Genoa. Sheriff's officers say Townsend was thrown from the bike, and hit a parked vehicle. He was taken to Gundersen in La Crosse with life-threatening injuries after the Saturday afternoon accident. Alcohol may have been a factor.