Lost Focus Money Could Come in Real Handy Right About Now
It's not like the cost of energy will go down any time in the near future. In fact Xcel energy is waiting on final approval from Wisconsin state regulators for electricity and natural gas rate increases of a little over two percent. Which makes it particularly galling, says Citizens Utility Board chief, Charlie Higley, that lawmakers in Madison killed increases for the state's Focus on Energy program. A program, says Higley, that saves way more than it costs energy consumers
A recent report from the legislature's own audit bureau found that for every dollar spent on Focus on Energy, consumers saved over two dollars in energy costs.
Counter to Nativity Installed in Capitol Rotunda
The nativity battle in the capitol rotunda in Madison is on. The group, Freedom From Religion, has installed their counter to a nativity scene set up by Wisconsin Family Action. Had to, says Freedom From Religion president, Annie Laurie Gaylor
The Freedom group's nativity features a black female baby in a crib, a picture of a Venus statue and an astronaut with a caption that reads, "who needs angels when you have science?"
Sullivans and Hatt Are Newest Iverson-Freking Winners
A well-known area couple and the retired director of the Franciscan Spirituality Center are being honored for their volunteer work for the La Crosse area...
This year's Iverson-Freking Award from the Bethany-St. Joseph Corporation goes to Ed and Sally Sullivan and Vince Hatt. They all say they're 'humbled' by receiving the annual award for community service. The Sullivans have spent many years raising money for the Children's Miracle Network. Hatt is active in Rotary, and works as a tutor to young people. The awards will be presented at a luncheon on January 18th.
Police Release Name Of Man Crushed By Car At Auto Shop
La Crosse police have identified a man crushed by a car yesterday as a Winona resident.
Forty-nine-year-old Kevin Ryan was killed on Wednesday while working on a car at Conway Auto Service on South Avenue. Ryan was taken to the hospital after the vehicle slipped and fell on him, and he was declared dead on arrival.
Red Cross Consolidation
Before the Red Cross consolidation announcement of the offices in Goodhue and Winona County, Winona's chapter had already been working with Goodhue County to streamline services. Executive Director, Marie Barrientos.