PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS
(AP) Former state Rep. Kristin Dexter has defeated fake Democrat James Engel in a state Senate recall primary. Preliminary results from Tuesday's elections show Dexter, an Eau Claire Democrat, with 63 percent of the vote. Engel, of Fall Creek, had 37 percent. Dexter advances to face Republican Sen. Terry Moulton of Chippewa Falls in a June 5 general recall election.
(AP) State Rep. Donna Seidel has defeated fake Democrat Jim Buckley in a Wisconsin Senate recall primary. Preliminary results from Tuesday's elections showed Seidel, a Wausau Democrat, with 63 percent of the vote. Buckley, of Antigo, had 37 percent. Seidel advances to face Republican Rep. Jerry Petrowski in a June 5 general recall election. Incumbent Sen. Pam Galloway resigned after Democrats forced her into a recall, leaving her seat open.
(AP) Fort Atkinson photographer Lori Compas has defeated fake Democrat Gary Ellerman in a recall primary to earn a chance to face Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald next month. Preliminary results from Tuesday's election show Compas with 71 percent of the vote and Ellerman, of Lake Mills, with 29 percent.
Mitchell Will Face Kleefisch
(AP) Madison firefighter Mahlon Mitchell has defeated two opponents to win the Democratic primary for Wisconsin lieutenant governor. With the win Tuesday, the leader of the statewide firefighters' union will now challenge Republican incumbent Rebecca Kleefisch next month. According to unofficial results, Mitchell defeated Milwaukee private detective Ira Robins and fake Democrat Isaac Weix. Kleefisch didn't have a primary opponent. The lieutenant governor's job carries no official duties. However, the lieutenant governor would take over if the governor dies, leaves office early or is incapacitated. Kleefisch and Republican Gov. Scott Walker are facing recall elections sparked by Walker's law that eliminated collective-bargaining rights for most public employees. The general election will be June 5.
Feds And Army Involved In Sparta Search Warrants
Quite the showing Friday in Sparta.......as 8 local policing agencies served search warrants on two Sparta homes on Wolcott Street. Even the La Crosse County Bear cat showed up. Seems as though two perps arrested on drug, weapons and stolen property charges had security cameras set up on the outside of their homes to see who was there....making for a dangerous sitation. Sparta Police Mike Kass explained to WIZM news that even the U.S. Army showed up.....a rarity .
Kass says they arrested 33 year old Charles Poirer and 39 yeqar old Darren Phillips on various counts. As the investigation continues, Kass feels more arrests will be made.
AARP Makes La Crosse Man State President
You might be able to determine the immediate future of advocacy for Wisconsin AARP by the leadership that has been selected for the organization. Retired Gundersen Lutheran executive and current UWL instructor, Pat Killeen has been picked as the organization's next state president. Killeen served as Executive Director of Gundersen Lutheran Health Plan, Administrator of the La Crosse County
Care Management Program, and taught health care management at Globe University in La Crosse. AARP has recently begun a national awareness campaign about the future of Medicare and was a major player in getting federal health reforms passed.
Western Technical College Is 100
100 years ago it was called the La Crosse Continuation and Adult Schools. Now 100 years, it's called Western Technical College. And with plenty of celebrations going on this month, retired dean of industrial technologies, Bill Welch Sr, explains that the tech college set the stage for familiar programs nationwide.
The college started in 1912 as a continuation school for adults, high school dropouts and trade training. From two rooms in the Longfellow school building, Western has expanded to a 15 building campus in La Crosse, with regional locations in Black River Falls, Independence, Mauston, Tomah, and Viroqua, and a public safety training center in Sparta.