Taste of Home Cooking School
South Hall at the La Crosse Center
November 4th, 2014
General Admission $16.90
Doors open at 4:45
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The La Crosse school district is considering allowing late starts to school days instead of calling the whole day off because of wintery weather. A new survey of parents in the district spurred looking at the change.
La Crosse superintendent Jerry Kember says if the district moves to late starts to deal with weather, that could keep the school year from dragging on into summer because of missed days during winter.
He was the main decision-maker for the first few years of Oktoberfest
Former La Crosse Chamber of Commerce boss D-J Petruccelli was 81 when he died in Florida last week. Petruccelli had just begun working at the La Crosse Chamber in 1960 when brewery workers came to him with the idea for a fall festival. Duane Moore worked in local radio and TV at the time, and he remembers Don Petruccelli getting really big names to appear at Oktoberfest, including Louis Armstrong and Guy Lombardo. Petruccelli also brought speakers such as Ann Landers and Ronald Reagan to the Chamber's annual dinner. Moore remembers the Chamber boss as a guy who liked 'extravaganzas.'
You get the feeling that bicyclists are starting to get some traction in the coulee region? Tim Keneipp does. The president of the Driftless Region Bicycle coalition thinks getting around by bike is becoming more like normal.
Keneipp says more trails and bike lanes could get even more people traveling on two wheels. Keneipp's group is behind a week-long bike to work week in the area. The week kicks off with a Bike to Work Festival in La Crosse's Riverside Park on Saturday afternoon.
It's your turn to weigh in on a long range plan for the La Crosse school district.
A portion of Highway 16 between Bangor and Sparta could be closed all night, as police investigate a semi involved in a chase from Tomah to Sparta. People living near the spot where the truck was halted have been evacuated, and I-90 is suggested as a detour until morning.