New Police Chief Sworn In, Eager To Meet Staff
La Crosse's new police chief says it takes everybody to make successes...
Ron Tischer is eager to meet with police employees to establish goals for the department. However, Tischer doesn't want details of those plans getting out in public before the department members agree on them. He also wants to get to work on community problems like alcohol, drugs, and violent crime. Tischer was sworn in this morning at City Hall. The ceremony was attended by city and county leaders, courthouse officials, and retired Chief Ed Kondracki.
Julie Bartels Named Mrs. Oktoberfest
Another Oktoberfest secret is out...
Guests at the Mrs. Oktoberfest reception last night got to toast the new 'Mrs.'...retired nurse Julie Bartels. She worked with Franciscan and Mayo for more than 30 years. While her selection was kept secret from the public until this week, Julie learned the news last May, after being invited to a luncheon under phony pretenses.
The last member of the 2012 royal family, the Festmaster, will be introduced at the Festmaster's Ball tomorrow night.
Monroe County Serious About New Courthouse
Talks are starting to pick up again in Monroe County as county board members
Vandals Strike Sparta
Sparta Police have dealt with a rash of vandalisms the past few
Golatt Guilty Of Rodgers Murder
Izelia Golatt has been found guilty of the strangling death of Kristen Rodgers. A La Crosse County jury reached the verdict just before 6 o'clock tonight, after two hours of deliberations. Golatt will be sentenced on November 16th. Rodgers was killed last March, after meeting Golatt to obtain crack cocaine.