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The second time didn't do it for Cheryl Hancock. The Holmen democrat was turned away again in her bid to unseat Mike Huebsch in the 94th assembly race. Could third time be the charm? Hancock says it's too early to make the call about another run. But she knows it may take that many times to gain support from people in the district. Hancock recalls a conversation with former assembly state rep, Virgil Roberts who reminded her it took Huebsch three times to beat him. Hancock says people were more receptive to her during campaiging door-to-door this time around than when she lost to to Huebsch in the last election.
Many people living in Wisconsin will get to vote in two elections this week.
Besides today's balloting for state and national offices, an election for president of Hmong clans in Wisconsin is happening on Saturday. Houa Vang of Sheboygan, an organizer of the first-ever vote, says a clan council president can help settle domestic disputes in Hmong families instead of calling in local government. Until now, the president of the Hmong group in Wisconsin had been chosen by a well-known Hmong leader. Voting in the La Crosse area will be done at the Hmong Cultural Center on Ward Avenue.
The decision is getting 'closer,' we're told...
The Wisconsin Attorney General's office may announce in a week or two whether charges will be filed because of a fatal car crash in Holmen this summer. A La Crosse County deputy and a high school student collided on Highway 35 late at night, while the deputy was heading to a police call in a squad car. The student, 16-year-old Brandon Jennings, was killed. Deputy Trisha Stratman was placed on leave for several weeks after the crash, before returning to office duty.
Murder, plus burglary, plus car theft...
Jackson County has filed more than half-a-dozen charges against the suspect in the October shooting death of Terrance Stoen. The most serious charge against 23-year-old Aaron Powers is first-degree murder. Powers is suspected of killing Stoen during a burglary, and then stealing his pickup and cell phone. He had both the phone and the truck when he was arrested days later while camping in Juneau County. His bond remains at a million dollars cash. An evidence hearing is planned for early January.