Chilsen Wins Onalaska Mayor's Race
Onalaska voters choose Chilsen as mayor...
Joe Chilsen has outpolled opponent Samantha Carter by about a 3-to-1 margin in Tuesday's vote to pick a successor to retiring Mayor Mike Giese. Chilsen already serves in Onalaska city government on the police and fire commission. Carter works in law enforcement for La Crosse County, and recently moved to Onalaska. It's the first time in decades that a new mayor for Onalaska has not moved up directly from a seat on the city council.
La Crosse Voting No To Administrator
By a 3-to-2 margin, voters in La Crosse are rejecting the idea of a city administrator.
With seven thousand votes counted, more than four thousand people had voted 'no' on the binding referendum. Opponents of the plan have argued that hiring an administrator would increase the size of city government and take away powers from the mayor.
La Crosse School Board Talks Construction
The La Crosse School Board was given final details of upgrades to occur at State Road School last night. Buildings and Grounds Supervisor, Joe Ledvina.
Ledvina said the bids for the projects have all came in under projections. The board, which can approve 2 out of the 3 options, will vote on their final plans at their next meeting in 2 weeks. The monies come from the operational budget and not from a referendum passed a few years ago.
Tomah Shooting Still Being Investigated
Police in Tomah are looking for two suspects linked to a shooting that occured two weeks ago. Beyond that....not much else is being released by police. Chief Wes Revels.
21 year old Holden Mayberry suffered a single gunshot wound to
Sign Committee Looking for More Time
It won't be long before the city of La Crosse has new rules governing billboards in place. But not soon enough to avoid running past the expiration of a 12 month moratorium on electronic signs within the city. City councilman Bob Seaquist wants the moratorium extended so his billboard committee can complete work on new rules for the signs. Not a long extension, he says
The city put a sign moratorium in place last summer after backlash from a big electronic billboard that went up right at the entrance to La Crosse on town of Medary land.