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A house fire the day after Christmas brings hardship to a family on Market Street in La Crosse...
Firefighters were called to the 14-hundred block of Market shortly after 1 p-m on Monday. Heavy smoke and fire were discovered in the three-story house. No family members were home at the time, but the family lost two dogs.
The La Crosse Skyrockers New Year's Eve fireworks shows are the oldest community sponsored displays in the country. The Early Bird show at 6PM is a tradition from the 1950s for the young people and others who want to enjoy a celebration at a more convenient time. The Midnight show has been broadcast on radio since 1957 and on TV since 1985. And President, Pat Bonaduer, says their not just seen in Lacrosse.
The Fall are on of the Skyrockers annual trademarks. This year marks the 82nd anniversary for the local group. When the Main Channel bridge was dedicated in September 1939, a precursor for the modern Riverfest, they were there doing the fireworks. When Oktoberfest wanted special shows for their 25th Anniversary, they were there. In 1991, they hosted an international pyrotechnic convention here that was the largest convention in La Crosse history.
A Monroe County man is dead after an early morning Christmas Eve accident. 35 year old Kevin Mahan was driving on State Hwy 71 early Saturday morning when he failed to negotiate a curve, traveled off the highway and rolled over in the adjacent ditch line. Mahan was pronounced dead at the scene by Monroe County Medical examiner Toni Wissestad.
She says he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and
both speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash.