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Oktoberfest, USA has announced the Parade Marshal Selection Committee is now accepting nominations for both the 2011 Maple Leaf and Torchlight Parade Marshals.
The selection committee, comprised of past Parade Marshals, will determine who will “lead the way” in the Maple Leaf and Torchlight Parades. An adult of any age or gender may be nominated! Official requirements are available on their website.
Completed nomination forms, along with any supporting information, may be dropped off at the Oktoberfest office located on the Southside Festgrounds at the corner of 2nd and La Crosse streets from Monday-Thursday during the hours of 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Entries may also be mailed via standard mail to: Oktoberfest USA, ATTN: Parade Marshal Nomination, PO Box 1716, La Crosse, WI 54602-1716. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, April 15, 2011.
The 2011 Parade Marshals will be announced on Monday, September 12, 2011.
People living around La Crosse may not have any tsunamis to worry about. But this spring is looking like a humdinger for floods. Timely then, that La Crosse county has set up some Community Emergency Response training for early next month. The training will be held over three days and will involve, among other things, fire safety, emergency medical response, and search and rescue. Because emergency responders might not be able to get everywhere at once during a large-scale emergency, the county says, better to have people all over the county trained on how to help out in their neighborhoods should the worst happen. http://www.alertlacrosse.org.
A 12 million dollar parking ramp for UW La Crosse is part of a billion dollar capital spending plan from Governor Walker. The plan calls for a mixture of borrowing and cash for the five hundred car ramp on the campus that's long been discussed and was recently approved. Along with the ramp will be a new police station for the university police. A million dollar storage facility for the university is also in the governor's spending plan for physical facilities in the state.
The last case of the fatal brain disease that has been found in deer was south of Crawford County. So Rick Bablos says CWD can easily be brought back to the area.
And now.......it's been found just over the border in Southeastern Minnesota
In a rare move, the DNR is looking the possibility of buying a game farm in Portage County where CWD was found in several deer a couple of years ago. Since CWD can be found in the soil, the DNR wants to quarantine the farm, which was the state's first operation to have animals test positive for CWD back in 2002.
In the past 2 months, Monroe County has seen the plan for a million dollar fund for a Justice Center go down the drain........a design firm's request to reevaluate plans for a new Center get shot down...and now two members of the building committee have quit. Is the entire Justice Center proposal now at a stalemate?
County Board Chair Rick Irwin says he doesn't like to call it that.
He says the board members he refers to are the ones that were seated after a recall 2 years ago to replace 8 other board members. He says they just don't see the seriousness in the need for a new jail and courthouse....though studies have shown both need replaced. When............still anyone's guess.