Golf Courses Feeling The Heat Of The Drought
We have all heard about the effects the summer drought has had on people's lawns and farmers fields. But what about area golf courses? Tom Ceresa, owner of the Maple Grove Country Club, says this has been an interesting summer so far.
He says the course itself has held up pretty well as they have gone from watering 6 hours a day to about 13. And tee times are being seen as early as 6am.
New C.A.O. At Mayo Health System
A selection commitee at Mayo Health Systems has chosen a new Chief Administrative Officer. Former C.A.O. Ron Paczkowski announced his retirement earlier this year. Joseph Kruse will take over the reigns starting September 4th.
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Kruse says that he wants to help the health system grow and focus on improving the quality and cost of care that Mayo Clinic Health System provides.
Charges Still Possible in Money Creek Campfire Accident
No charges yet in a campfire accident that left four children burned at an area campground back in June. Houston county sheriff Doug Ely says he's getting close to wrapping up the investigation into the June 29th fire at Money Creek Haven Campground. A man apparently dumped some sort of accelerant onto a smoldering campfire, causing the fuel container to explode and burning the children. Four year-old Chloe Langen suffered the worst of the burns and flirted with death a few times before stabilizing at a burn center in St Paul. Five year-old Annabelle Heyer was also burned badly and was flown to a hospital in Madison.
Critically Injured Student Still Recovering
A local Winona college student is still hospitalized after sustaining injuries in a car accident.
Local Election Clerk Says No Changes Needed on Voting Day
Lots of changes recommended in Wisconsin in the voting process prior to the November election. Those come in a report by a coalition of voting rights groups this week. That would be overkill from the perspective of West Salem village administrator, Theresa Schnitzler. She says the in-person voting is fine the way it is. It's absentee voting that's a problem. One of the issues is having to wait for ballots to come in until the Friday after the election
Schnitzler says she also had some would-be absentee voters who came in on the day before the election but new rules prohibited them from voting.