Inmates Were Doing Good Before Fleeing BRF
A little more background on the prison that two inmates walked away from 2 weeks ago. The Black River Falls Correctional Facility accepts inmates with 6 months left on their prison terms and some actually were used to assist in the flood clean up in La Crosse a few years ago. Superintendent, David Andraskas. Says they get inmates ready to go back into the public.
He says they also help inmates get their GED diplomas. Both James Newman and James Mislevec were doing good in these programs before they walked away from the facility and were later captured in Florida. The two will be back in court in Florida tomorrow morning.
Election Complaint Against School Janitor Settled
As a complaint against one public worker in La Crosse is filed with the state's Government Accountability Board, another get settled.
District Looks Good With Hirings
The La Crosse School District has taken a pretty good hit the past 2 years with an influx of teachers either retiring or resigning from the district. But Human Resources Director, Steve Salerno, says they are filling the holes with bright, young staff and should be good to go come the fall.
Salerno says there are one or two more holes to fill before school starts but feels confident a staff of 100% will be on board by that time.
Drought IS Going To Cost You
Famers are being forced to harvest their corn earlier and earlier this year and they are not coming in good. Especially in one neighboring Wisconsin state.
Pam Jahnke of the Wisconsin Farm Report say you may not eat much corn directly, but it is important to realize that corn or corn syrup is just about in everything these days. Just look at your food labels. In the United States today, approximately 75 percent of all processed foods contain corn. So a huge rise in the price of corn is going to be felt all over the supermarket.
Kids Count OK
Wisconsin ranks 10th in education, 15th in economic well being, and 18th for both health and family values. Those numbers coming from the latest Kids County nationwide report. Some stronger numbers in La Crosse County says Children and Family Center President, Michael Boehm.
Boehm says one number that sticks out negatively across the state is the percentage of teens abusing illegal drugs and alcohol. Nine percent of the state s teens abuse those substances. That has stayed the same, while the national abuse rate has dropped to around seven percent.