Information about and from LaCrosse Talk
Olympia, WA, Parklet
WI's Do Not Call List or call (866) 966-2255
MN's Do Not Call List or call (800) 921-4110
Federal Do Not Call List or call (888) 382-1222
LA CROSSE'S RIVERFEST IS KNOWN FOR EVENTS LIKE RUBBER DUCK RACES AND THE CHILEDA RUN...BUT AN UNUSUAL KIND OF WALK WILL BE TRIED THERE THIS YEAR, FOR THE FIRST TIME.
IT'S CALLED 'WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES.' A FUND-RAISER IN WHICH MEN WILL BE ASKED TO WALK AROUND THE FESTGROUNDS IN HIGH HEELS. KIM SALWOLKE IS ORGANIZING THE EVENT FOR GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN, TO BENEFIT DOMESTIC ABUSE PROGRAMS.
KIM SAYS MOST OF THE SHOES ARE COMING FROM A COMPANY IN MADISON, WHICH MAKES THEM ESPECIALLY FOR THIS TIME OF FUND-RAISER. THE WALK IS PLANNED FOR THE THURSDAY OF RIVERFEST, JULY FIRST.
A local dealer of luxury cars seems to be out of business...
The phones have been disconnected at Premier Auto Sales in West Salem, and unsold cars are being removed from the lot. Sources tell us a La Crosse bank has shut down Premier, and that the state is investigating the business. Premier is known for selling and servicing B-M-W and Mercedes models.
In other parts of the world, the 'swine flu' remains a pandemic...but not around here.
La Crosse County hasn't seen any cases of H-1-N-1, or even seasonal flu, in several months. County health nurse Traci Lien says local experts were surprised when a 'third wave' of H-1-N-1 didn't show up in the region. But in case the swine flu does return to the Midwest, Lien says the next batch of regular flu vaccine will include protection against H-1-N-1.
Wisconsin schools are on track to be just like every other school system in the nation. At least in some ways. Wisconsin is one of the first states to adopt the national Common Core reading and math standards. Those standards shouldn't be that hard to meet, says curriculum boss at Onalaska schools, Fran Finco.. Not for his school district or any other in the area. He says most in the area are already on track to at least hit Common Core minimums.
Adopting the national standards are part of Wisconsin's second round application for federal dollars under the Race to the Top education program.