Meeting takes place Tuesday at Viterbo
Event was almost cancelled a few weeks ago
Sometimes, when things are working well, you have to wonder why people want to change the way things work. Such is the case with lawmakers in Madison, who want to...
(AP) A Monona teen may be the youngest to walk across the Kohl Center stage and receive her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Less than three weeks after her 16th birthday, Serra Crawford graduated Sunday. Serra says she just enjoys learning. The UW-Madison registrar's office says Serra is the youngest graduate since 1978, the year records began to be searchable. At age 4, Serra was doing second-grade math. By 6, she was into trigonometry and algebra. And, by 10 she was doing college-level work. Home schooling and e-learning courses put Serra on the fast track. Intelligence runs in the family. Serra's brother, Kyler, was 16.5 when he graduated from UW-Madison last year.
(AP) Fond du Lac County sheriff's officials say they don't yet know who fired an arrow that struck a 7-year-old girl in the back. Sheriff Myland ``Mick'' Fink said Monday the girl was on a sidewalk in Campbellsport when she was hit about 5:30 p.m. Sunday. She was taken to St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, then transferred to Children's Hospital in suburban Milwaukee.
Fink says investigators will track the arrow backward as they try to find out who shot it. The sheriff says he doesn't believe there's a threat to public safety because of the incident. He says there are no archery ranges in the area where the girl was hit, and that it's mainly a residential neighborhood. The girl's identity and condition have not been released.
(AP) Wisconsin regulators are following up on thousands of old chemical spills where cleanup consultants may have skipped a key investigating whether toxic vapors could seep into nearby homes or businesses. The state Department of Natural Resources says a ``noticeable'' string of site owners applied to have their cleanup cases officially closed, even though they hadn't checked for vapor leaks as required. So the DNR sent notices to all 2,500 sites in September clarifying that the vapor tests were mandatory. A review by Gannett Wisconsin Media finds that many site owners have only recently begun the tests. Hundreds of other sites may never be checked unless the owners are doing new construction or selling their properties. Unchecked leaks could lead to toxic vapors accumulating in homes and other buildings.
Onalaska High School Principal, Jared Schaffner, says it was a shock to find out that the school was recently ranked 10th best in the state, according to the U.S. News and World report magazine. They were given gold medal status. And it took the entire school to win the award.
Eau Claire Memorial was ranked third in the state followed by Lancaster, Green Bay Preble, Medford, the Milwaukee School of Languages, Appleton West and Saint Croix Falls.
The Onalaksa Rotary wanted to partner with the Onalaska Community Thanksgiving committee to assure that event becomes a tradition. Well after the commitee accepts a $4000 check tonight...looks as though it will be around for awhile. The monies came from a recent run/walk event that Rotary President, Anthony Schmitt, says could become an annual event.
This run promises to be a major source of funds for the Community
Thanksgiving and the Community Thanksgiving
Committee and the Onalaska Enhancement Foundation are excited to welcome the Rotary as a partner in making the Onalaska Community Thanksgiving a tradition.
Absentee voting begins today for the June fifth recall elections. Ballots were sent out last Friday to those requesting them by mail and today is when folks can start voting at municipal clerks’ offices.
Reid Magney of the state Government Accountability Board expects an increase in absentee voting this time, especially because many people will be on vacation.
The search for a man who fell out of a boat at Winona is expected to continue this week...
Ralph Andring went into the Mississippi near the Winona bridge on Thursday. He wasn't able to catch a life vest thrown to him by the other man in the boat. Search crews have spent three days looking for Andring, who owned a heating and air conditioning business.
If you agree that governor Walker's job numbers are the accurate ones, then you don't have to concern yourself with federal estimates regarding how poorly the state's two largest cities are doing compared to the rest of the biggest one hundred metro areas in the nation. The Walker administration released numbers this week showing Wisconsin actually gained jobs last year rather than losing over 33 thousand as was estimated previously by the feds. But those same estimates also show Madison and Milwaukee as the two of the three worst in the nation for job losses, ranking two and three behind only Augusta, Georgia. The twin cities, meanwhile, clocked in on the federal rankings as the 19th best metro area in the nation for job gains, adding nearly 20 thousand between March of last year and March of this year.
The people looking to help turtles across the road in La Crosse are much more varied this time around. Last year, it was seniors at a couple of assisted living centers on the southside who wanted the city to put up turtle crossing signs along East Avenue. The effort failed. Now a nearby daycare has gotten into the act. Sherry Skelton's the director there. She's turned into a sort-of turtle behaviorial specialist on their road-crossing habits
Employees at nearby Dairyland power have also signed onto a petition to squeeze some turtle crossing signs out of the city.