Interesting Finds Along Highway 35 Project
So far so good for the Highway 35 project going through Onalaska. And along the way...it hasn't all been road construction says City Engineer Jarrod Holter.
He says a team of 10 archeaologists have found a variety of native american fire pits and artifacts...all being worked on as the construction continues. No delays have been reported nad work should be wrapped up by November.
Absentee Going Strong In Western Wisconsin
Over 90 thousand absentee ballots went out to voters this week......and a heavier rush is expected next week. At least that's we are hearing from local city clerk's. As of Thursday, over 1545 total ballots went out in La Crosse....415 of those were absentee voters who voted in the clerk's office. Onalaska is also experiencing a high turnout of absentee voters, 200 in office by Thursday and almost 1000 in all. And in Sparta, City Clerk Julie Larson said after a slow start in office voting, she, too, expects more to come in next week. They have had a total of 145 as of Thursday. The recall election is June 5th in Wisconsin.
The Rush Is On
Over 90 thousand absentee ballots have been issued for the upcoming June 5th recall election......not surprising to UW-L Professor, Joe Heim. He says you can guage the ever growing interest by going back to the May 8th primary.
Some area clerks are now saying they expect around 80% voter turnout come the 5th and they are expecting a rush to vote absentee next week as well.
90th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony At Central H.S.
POT DOWN.................TALK OVER
As the La Crosse Central robed choir sings, I Love My Country, veterans and members of the La Crosse Community remember those who have lost their lives serving our country and the vets who are still here with us. The Memorial Day observance doesn’t just bring vets closer together, it’s a community event with a long standing tradition. 90 years now. And it's been a tradition for La Crosse School Board member, Dave Rudolph.
New Courses At Western Technical College
There may be some new courses coming this fall for students at Western Technical College....Julie Lemon says they are looking into that now.
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Lemon says as soon as the certificate programs are ready to go.....she'll let the public know what they are and the details behind them.