He calls it a high school senior prank.....police may be calling it a crime. Monroe County Republican Chair, John Christy.
Sparta Police collected eight 4'x8' Scott Walker signs, 21 Walker yard signs, and four fence posts (still attached to the 4x8s) from the front lawn at Sparta Senior High School. Christy says none of the signs said Recall Walker or Vote for Barrett. Christy says with the damage to property, interfering with freedom of speech, and targeting Walker signs only, this is more than a senior prank. He is waiting to see what the school's administration and School Board does before taking further legal actions.
Winona State University gets a new president from within Minnesota...
Mankato State vice-president Scott Olson was appointed today as the next president for W-S-U...succeeding Judith Ramaley, who has taken a new job in Portland, Oregon. Connie Gores is being promoted to interim president at Winona State, to serve until Olson is able to start in July. Olson also has worked in administrative posts at universities in Connecticut and Indiana.
A news 2010-11 report from UW-L's career fields department showed that about 88 percent found work within their major. The average salary of a UW-L graduate was about $41,300. Tim Tritch, associate director of Career Service, says that the numbers are slightly higher then reported two years ago.
Also, 98 percent of UW-La Crosse undergraduates seeking employment found work within six months of graduation. The results, based on around 900 surveys, do not include students who continued their education or those who were not seeking employment.
A new online application for prospective students to UW-L has been a huge success this year. Al Trapp, President of the UW-L Foundation, says they saw an increase in applications because of the new online system and it helps not only the student, but university staff as well.
The foundation just handed out over $400 thousand in scholarships a few weeks ago.
The Monroe County Sheriff's department has made an arrest in an arson that destroyed an apartment complex. Deputies say that 22 year old Justin Quella started the fire on Funnel Road in the Town of Byron, on May 4th.
Quella was arrested on May 10th in connection with the fire. Quella made
his first court appearance last Friday and was released on a signature bond and
assigned to the Bond Monitoring Program.