Onalaska Enjoys Savings
A switch in health insurance providers will save big bucks for the Onalaska School District and its employees.
Larry Dalton, Director of Finance and Business Services, says after considering bids from a number of providers, school officials dropped longtime carrier WEA Trust. The school district will work with Gundersen Lutheran and Mayo affiliated HMOs to offer a dual choice program, the first of its kind in a school district.
Jail On Voters Minds
Monroe County residents are taking to the polls today to vote on where they would like to see a new jailand courthouse built. Monroe County Sheriff, Pete Quirin.
Quirin says it's on the referendum because it's been a stumbling block with the county board for more then 20 years. Some want it built in downtown Sparta....others at the dog pound site near Highway 71.
Onalaska Mayor Vote Tomorrow
Onalaska picking a mayor tomorrow at the polls. Joe Chilsen and Samantha Carter facing off in that race. We asked the candidates about their views on a number of issues facing the city of Onalaska. Both have an understanding of crime issues in the city. Chilsen's been on the city's police and fire commission for more than a decade. He's fine with safety in Onalaska
Samantha Carter works with Justice Sanctions in La Crosse county. She's a little more worried about the spread of drugs and crime that's infecting La Crosse and wants to establish more Neighborhood Watch groups
Chilsen or Carter replaces one-term mayor Mike Giese.
Fate Of Fest Comes Thursday
Oktoberfest USA has announced they will hold two separate press conferences on Thursday, April 5th to discuss the fate of the 2012 Oktoberfest parades. Both conferences will be held at the Oktoberfest Southside Festgrounds.
Significant Differences For Supporters and Critics of Administrator Plan
Tomorrow, La Crosse voters could change their form of government through a referendum at the polls. A ballot measure asks whether La Crosse should add a city administrator and take away some responsibilities from the mayor. Not all responsibilities, says Glen Jenkins from the group, Administrator, Yes
But there's still plenty to not like about the idea says councilman Jim Bloedorn who opposes the idea
If approved, the change would take effect next year.