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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.
The La Crosse Skyrockers New Year's Eve fireworks shows are the oldest community sponsored displays in the country. The Early Bird show at 6PM is a tradition from the 1950s for the young people and others who want to enjoy a celebration at a more convenient time. The Midnight show has been broadcast on radio since 1957 and on TV since 1985. And President, Pat Bonaduer, says their not just seen in Lacrosse.
The Fall are on of the Skyrockers annual trademarks. This year marks the 82nd anniversary for the local group. When the Main Channel bridge was dedicated in September 1939, a precursor for the modern Riverfest, they were there doing the fireworks. When Oktoberfest wanted special shows for their 25th Anniversary, they were there. In 1991, they hosted an international pyrotechnic convention here that was the largest convention in La Crosse history.