Kader: Bids for Bliss Need to be on Hand When Council Decides to Fix
At this point, there's been no decision made to actually fix Bliss Road in La Crosse. Yet, the city council's on the way towards collecting bids on the road to Grandad Bluff that's been washed out since last summer. City council president Audrey Kader says it's good to have the bids on hand in case the council votes to proceed with repairs. She says Bliss is likely to get fixed eventually. Especially since there seems to be new willingness from the town of Shelby to help pay for repairs.
Council May Stick at 17 Members
There's been times in the past when the city of La Crosse council districts and the county board districts in the city did not match up. May happen again soon. The city council's redistricting committee is recommending to the full council to stay at 17 members. This comes after the county board voted to shrink its size from 35 to 29 members, eliminating 4 districts in the city of La Crosse. Because of complications during elections, the city was under pressure to also cut four. The full council could vote on the issue this month.
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Badge Coulee Line Open House Locations
The American Transmission Company says the 150-mile Badger Coulee Electric Transmission line will cost roughly $425 million and is necessary to maintain reliability for consumers in the area. And to get a better picture of where the line could go, open houses have been schedule again as phase 2 of the project has begun. Here's a list of times and locations for the latest round of open houses.
June 20, Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center, Onalaska
June 21, Club 16, Sparta
June 22, Cashton Community Hall, Cashton
June 23, Wilderness Glacier Canyon Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells
June 27, Ettrick Community Center, Ettrick
June 28, Three Bears Lodge, Warrens
June 29, Mauston Grayside Elementary, Mauston
June 30, Waunakee Middle School, Waunakee
All of the open houses are being held from 1-7pm.
Marjorie Reinhart Remembered as Extraordinary Benefactor
The passing of an icon in La Crosse. The great benefactor Marjorie Reinhart died on Monday at 79. Hard to imagine what Viterbo University would look like, says president Rick Artman, without Reinhart's support. He says Marjorie's generosity blessed the university.
Reinhart and her husband, D.B., gave millions to Viterbo and to the hospitals as well. Peter Grabow, at Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse, says you can look in any direction on the medical center's campus or in just about any of their programs and see an impact from Marjorie and the rest of the Reinhart family.