Menomonie, Wis., native graduated from UW-L in 2008
We have a pretty poor track record of helping our nation's veterans. That's why a proposed change in how veterans services are offered in Wisconsin is a bad idea. Currently,...
They're almost halfway to the goal already...
The Great Rivers United Way has collected nearly 900-thousand dollars toward the goal of two million, 50-thousand dollars for its 2012 fall campaign. The early funds were raised through a Pacesetter campaign. United Way president James Falvey wants to remind potential donors that some families are not as well off as others:
Twenty-nine service groups receive funds in the local United Way district that covers five counties.
People who do a lot of biking and walking in La Crosse probably have a wish list of things that would make it easier and safer to get around. Some of those things might be in the plan getting presented at the Radisson tonight. The city's bike and pedestrian is in its final form and Tim Keneipp, on the committee that developed the plan, says it's a start towards fulfilling wishes
The city council would have to approve the bike and pedestrian plan which contains, among other things, lots of new paved trails and bike lanes. Presentation is between 6 and 8 tonight in the Radisson ballroom.
Despite recommendations against it, a city council committee has agreed to keeping an alternate side parking exemption in place around UW La Crosse. Among those who urged the council to ditch the exemption program has been interim police chief Rob Abraham. He's got plenty of reasons. Safety's a big one
Critics say the wintertime exemption doesn't work because people in the area never get around to moving their cars when notified to do so. The full city council will vote on the exemption next week.
Giving your input on the future of Social Security and Medicare easily done today in La Crosse. AARP has one of the organization's two "You've Earned a Say" buses at Valley View Mall from 10 until 2, providing information about the programs and taking input. Which, says Wisconsin AARP's president Pat Killeen, shouldn't be hard to get out of people
Killeen says the group is trying to get as much input as possible as a way to potentially shape the platforms of candidates for office this election season.
The Changing the Culture of Risky Drinking Coalition's Family Zone at this year’s Oktoberfest, sits on the former Mobil Oil site on Coplenad Avenue. But the City of La Crosse would like to eventually develop that land. If they do.....what happens to the zone that saw 450 watch the Maple Leaf Parade last year?
Catherine Kohlkmire says after looking at Oktoberfest in particular, the committee decided to implement an alcohol free zone, or the Family Zone, for the first time on the Maple Leaf Parade route. For now, it will be on the same sight this year....opening at 7am on the 29th.