More On Fake Pot Bust
An Alma woman, busted this week for running a synthetic marijuana business that netted over a million dollars this year, will be back in court next week. Police says they had their eyes on 40 year old Tamara Schrock and 25 year old Blake Dennis, also of Alma, for the past 6 months. Both face charges of possessing synthetic marijuana and running a drug trafficking place.
Buffalo County deputy's raided a home in Alma on December 21st, after police in Winona were tipped off to a package for Dennis delivered to a UPS facility and it was later found to have synthetic marijuana. Officers said nobody was home when the raid began, and they found drugs that were packaged for sale plus a manufacturing operation hidden above the rafters in a garage.
An estimated 200 thousand dollars worth of synthetic pot was seized that day along with a car and a shotgun. Schrock returned home while the raid was taking place, and she implicated Dennis. Schrock is free on bond, while authorities have yet to find Dennis.
State Shaped Mitten Controversy Over
Seems like the mitten hub bub in the state has callmed down a bit.
Danielle Johnson says in light of all the buzz surrounding the image of a Wisconsin shaped mitten on TravelWisconsin.com, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism is asking the public to visit a Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center or participating chamber of commerce or convention and visitors bureau during business hours throughout Wisconsin between today and January 15th to donate new or gently used mittens. The mittens will then be donated to local charities.
UW-L Set To Host Nationals
Last year, UW-Lacrosse hosted the NCAA Division 3 National Wrestling Championships. That has opened the door for the university to also play host to the Track and Field Championships in 2013. So when does planning start for that event?
Athletic Director, Josh Whitman, says they are excited to host the wrestling championships again in March and thinks there may be some gymnastics championships coming in the future.
Safe Ride This Weekend
If you are partying it up this weekend and find yourself needing a ride home...the chances are good that the bar you go to is a part of the Lacrosse County Tavern League Safe Ride program.
Dave Berger says they expect to add quite a few riders this weekend to the 165 thousand plus that have taken advantage of the free program in the last year.
$53,000 Awarded To Local Teachers
Just before Christmas, over $50 thousand was doled out to teachers in the Lacrosse School District for classroom projects. Money that did not come from the district. It's money that comes from the community.
The executive director of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation Geva Thole says the need for financial assistance has grown across the district.
The foundation has been around for 22 years now and helps support Essentials
for Student Learning and Achievement.....Classroom Innovation