Charges made against the La Crosse county administrator will get a public hearing this summer...
No date has been set, but the county ethics board has agreed to hear arguments that Steve O'Malley illegally used his position of power to promote the city administrator referendum defeated last month in La Crosse. O'Malley believes his activities aimed at getting La Crosse voters to support the position of administrator were proper. Ethics board chairman Rick Kyte says it's possible that just one hearing will be needed to decide whether O'Malley broke any laws.
So...are you ready for some Logger baseball? General Manager, Chris Goodell, is. And it's going to be a very busy summer for the entire Loggers staff.
The Loggers, who have the 2nd highest attendance behind Madison, opens their home schedule on June 2nd.
There may be some new courses coming this fall for students at Western Technical College....Julie Lemon says they are looking into that now.
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Lemon says as soon as the certificate programs are ready to go.....she'll let the public know what they are and the details behind them.
Over 90 thousand absentee ballots have been issued for the upcoming June 5th recall election......not surprising to UW-L Professor, Joe Heim. He says you can guage the ever growing interest by going back to the May 8th primary.
Some area clerks are now saying they expect around 80% voter turnout come the 5th and they are expecting a rush to vote absentee next week as well.
That big arena on 2nd Street has been pretty busy lately...with attractions like a 'Megadeth' concert, a big dart tournament, and the World's Largest Office Party.
The policy of the La Crosse Center is to fill the building frequently during the first half of the year, because business slows down significantly in the summer. Manager Art Fahey says the 2011 surplus of 281-thousand dollars didn't all come from concerts and parties, but often from conventions.
For the first four months of this year, the surplus is 194-thousand dollars. Compare that to the total for all of 2010, which was just under 80-thousand dollars.