Neighborhood Walkthroughs Meant to Stimulate Discussion
Often the best way to get a handle on a problem is to get a first-hand look at it. That's partly what's behind neighborhood walkthrougs scheduled to begin this month in La Crosse. The city's Neighborhood Revitalization Commission will do two-hour tours of five distinct neighborhoods
City council member Sara Sullivan heads the commission. The neighborhood walk throughs begin on the 16th of this month in the Washburn neighborhood.
Oktoberfest Parades To Continue
All 3 parades for this year's Oktoberfest in La Crosse will be held....but there are some stipulations coming along with that. Executive Director Tina Severson.
Severson says Oktoberfest will provide additional volunteers and paid security and because of that, the La Crosse Police Department has dropped their parade fees from $18 thousand to $10 thousand. The Oktoberfest Board will cancel non public events.....decrease advertising and public relations and will decrease expenses to public events. A community partner has also been chosen.....who that is will be revealed at 2 this afternoon.
New Owner Officially Gets Deed To Hollywood Theater
Another step forward in the effort to reopen the Hollywood Theater of La Crosse...
Attorney Phil Addis announced on a Facebook page yesterday that his company, Main Street Renaissance, has been granted the deed to the old movie theater at 5th and Jay. Addis says plans for the renovation of the Hollywood will be started soon. Addis's company bought the building at an auction in February for 15-thousand dollars. It had been owned previously by the Children's Museum of La Crosse. The Hollywood originally opened in 1936, and presented movies and live concerts before shutting down within the last 10 years.
No Burning In Bergen Or Stoddard
Cookouts will be allowed in Stoddard for Easter weekend, but other outdoor burning in the village is banned until further notice.
The Stoddard-Bergen Fire Department has declared an outdoor fire ban for that area because of the continuing dry weather. The one exception will be for charcoal grills at private homes, and the grills have to be on surfaces like concrete that won't catch on fire.
New Delay For Koula Murder Trial, Now Set For June 4th
A new delay in the murder trial of Eric Koula...
Jury selection is being delayed until the first week of June, to give both sides more opportunity to review evidence and witnesses. The Koula trial had been scheduled to start next week. This May will mark two years since Koula's parents were found shot to death at their Barre Mills home. Eric Koula is accused of committing the murders in order to get money from his parents' bank account, to pay off debts from stock trading.