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A local woman will ride out the end of the year with a bang. Onalaska's Sue Lynch is being honored with a Proclamation from the governor that declares December 31st, "Sue Lynch Day." Sue Lynch was recently elected President of the National Federation of Republican Women. She also served as president of the Wisconsin chapter of the group two times, worked for three different members of congress and served in the Reagan administration.
While the Red Cross chapters in Winona, Goodhue and Wabasha County
continue their consolidation process, finding more and more
volunteers to help cover the area is the number one task of Marie
Barrientos, the executive director for the new chapter.
The Red Cross originally planned to just consolidate Goodhue and Winona counties when it announced the move a couple of months ago. Last month, the decision to add Wabasha was was made. Barrientos says volunteers will play a large role in maintaining the level of services in both Wabasha and Goodhue counties.
On the list of the richest lawmakers in Washington, Wisconsin has several representatives. A year-end review of the wealthiest lawmakers by the group, Center for Responsive Politics, finds retiring senator Herb Kohl near the top of the list of the richest in congress with a net worth of around 200 million dollars. He's the third richest senator. New Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson is near the top of the list, at number 12 among senators with a net worth of around 25 million. Meanwhile, Republican congressman Tom Petri, and Jim Sensenbrenner are both near the top of list of wealthiest House members. Both worth somewhere between 15 and 50 million dollars each.
What to do with your Christmas Tree now?
You can contact the Recycling Department at 789-7508 with any questions. They are working with a limited staff until next week and will not be open this Friday or next Monday.
A house fire the day after Christmas brings hardship to a family on Market Street in La Crosse...
Firefighters were called to the 14-hundred block of Market shortly after 1 p-m on Monday. Heavy smoke and fire were discovered in the three-story house. No family members were home at the time, but the family lost two dogs.