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A La Crosse guy will spend his Thanksgiving week healing from some pretty significant stab wounds. Cops say the 44 year-old apparently upset his roommate, 37 year-old John Rera on Saturday. To the point where, cops say, Rera stabbed his buddy. Actually more like slashed him. Across the chest, across the back. Doctors say the guy would have died if he hadn't got help right away. Police suspect Rera might have been on an Adderall bender. Apparently he told cops, he just wasn't thinking straight. Rera faces a number of charges, including one for reckless endangerment and one for mayhem.
Joseph Smith is going back to the hospital...
A La Crosse County judge rules that Smith is again 'showing signs of mental illness,' after being released from the Mendota hospital earlier this year. Smith originally was committed four years ago, after wounding a La Crosse policeman in the chest with a screwdriver. Experts testified today that since his release into the community a few weeks ago, Smith has had hallucinations about shootings happening near his home, or police being outside his home, and has called the police for help.
Kwik Trip customers are now able to quickly identify delicious healthy choices thanks to green Gunderson Lutheran 500 Club labels on display at all 21 Kwik Trip locations in Lacrosse County.
Kwik Trip has partnered with Gunderson Lutheran's innovative 500 Club to highlight their commitment to offering nutritious food to consumers looking for healthier, balances diets.
The 500 Club is a healthy eating program started back in 1984. Jennifer Larson of Gunderson Lutheran says knowing what we eat is important to our health and this helps people become aware of making the right food choices.
Several School District of La Crosse classrooms have had guests this week. The guests aren’t speaking to the class or sharing what they do, but rather taping the classroom experiences La Crosse students have in International Education, specifically the Chinese language and culture.
A camera crew from Wisconsin Public Television arrived in the district last week traveling throughout the La Crosse Schools to learn about the district’s impressive International Education opportunities.
The crew not only filmed the high school’s Chinese classes and interviewed those teachers, but also visited elementary and middle schools to see how lessons about the Chinese culture are integrated into daily lessons. At Logan Middle School students will be viewing podcasts from a partner school in China and creating their own to share what is happening in the La Crosse Community. At North Woods International School the crew will visit a music class, observe preschool and kindergarten classrooms that are teaching about China and interview students who participate in the school’s after school China Club.
Once filming is complete the Education Communications Board from Wisconsin Public Television will produce a video about the Chinese education programs in the School District of La Crosse. The video will be distributed to districts throughout the state as a noted “best practices” model for offering Chinese education and may be broadcast on Wisconsin Public Television at a later date.