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By this point, parts of the La Crosse school district are a full-on construction zone. Doesn't take long to get that point in the summer, says district buildings and grounds chief, Joe Ledvina. He says, as soon as kids leave for summer vacation, crews are standing by to start tearing things apart. The district is still doing work paid for through a referendum from a couple of years ago. This summer, among many other projects, it's heating and air conditioning systems at Summit and Hintgen elementary and tennis courts at Logan high.
IT'S ONE OF THE PROPOSED TOURIST ATTRACTIONS THAT'S BEEN ON THE DRAWING BOARD IN LA CROSSE FOR YEARS...
A PLATFORM ALONG THE BLACK RIVER FOR WATCHING EAGLES HAS NOT GOTTEN VERY FAR. AND NORTH LA CROSSE BUSINESSMAN RANDY EDDY SENIOR HOPES THE CITY WILL DEVELOP IT SOON. HE'S FRUSTRATED BY THE LOSS OF FEDERAL MONEY FOR THE PROJECT. EDDY SAYS THE EAGLE-VIEWING PLATFORM IS ONE OF NEARLY 20 COMMUNITY PROJECTS PUT ON A PRIORITY LIST BY A SPECIAL COMMITTEE A FEW YEARS AGO. THAT LIST INCLUDED THE NEW BLACK RIVER BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER.
You better believe they're talking all about the cougar in Wonewoc. The little town in Juneau county is right about where a cougar has mauled its way through a couple horses, two sheep, a cow and several deer so far. The DNR and US Fish and Wildlife are apparently trying to track the big cat. There have been no reported attacks on pets or people at this point.
Taken a good look at your La Crosse water bill recently? The new fire hydrant charge should be on there. For most in La Crosse, it's an additional eight bucks or so on your bill that's new this year. It's to pay for adequate water flow in fire emergencies, says city public works director, Dale Hexom. The amount of the fire charge is based on the size of water meters. And normally tax exempt properties are not exempt from the new utility charge