Head of Catholic Schools Resigns
Diana Roberts, the Director of the Office of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of La Crosse has
announced her resignation. Her last day will be September 12th. Roberts will be moving to St. Cloud, Minnesota to be near her future husband.
Roberts was hired as the assistant director in 1999 and became the director in 2001. As the director she was responsible for the operation of seven unified school systems, with seven high schools and 31 elementary schools; along with 30 independent schools throughout the diocese.
During her tenure, Aquinas High School, along with 5 others, were named Blue Ribbon Schools, meaning the were either academically superior or have demonstrated gains in student achievements. In 2008, Aquinas High School along with 2 others, were selected for the National Catholic High School Honor Roll that annually recognizes the 50 best Catholic secondary schools in the United States.
Bliss Road Finally Gets A Facelift
Construction begins today on the portion of Bliss Road that was damaged late last year by flash flooding. The entire roadway will be removed at the construction site and the road will be completely impassable during most of the project.
Bliss Road has been closed for the past year, and continues to be closed during construction. This closure applies not only to vehicles, but also to bicycles, pedestrians, and all other unauthorized persons. The police department has been directed to issue citations to persons violating the road closure.
Water Bills Higher Now, Stormwater Comes Later
You should start seeing a slightly higher water bill in La Crosse.
Promotions for Police, More Positions to Fill
With some promotions this week, the La Crosse police department has filled
Obama Tells Congress "Come To Decorah"
President Obama hopes Congress comes back from the August recess, ready to work...
During the first day of his Midwestern bus tour, Obama said he hopes members of Congress are learning something from the kind of town hall meetings like the one where he spoke near Decorah.
The president argues that the economy is in better shape than it was when he took office two-and-a-half years ago. And Obama says his health care plan isn't perfect, but the U-S is closer to universal health care than before.