Entries Now Being Taken For Oktoberfest Button Design
They are looking for a design with the right mix of
originality and creativity that effectively incorporates the spirit of the theme. The button design contest is open to the public and runs through Thursday, January 26th. The official rules will be listed on the Oktoberfest website at www.oktoberfestusa.com.
Entries may be dropped off at the Oktoberfest office located on the Southside Festgrounds at the corner of 2nd and La Crosse streets from Monday-Thursday during the hours of 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. The official 2012 Oktoberfest button design will be chosen by the
Oktoberfest Board of Directors and the winner will be notified by end of February/beginning of March.
Central Teacher Wins Grant.....Again
27 Lacrosse teachers will share in over $53 thousand in grants awarded Tuesday from the Lacrosse Education Foundation. Repeat grant winner, Central English Teacher Mary Nugaard Nelson says, to her, it's more then winning money for the classroom........it's about a strong foundation that can do what the school district sometimes can't.
The teachers were surprised with their winnings Tuesday.
How'd You Get That Deer?
A teenager in Minnesota found an easy way to get that trophy buck this year. Bag it from a deer farm. Now, Ryan Jackson, faces charges. The 19-year old from Rushford went into a deer pen in Houston County last Thursday morning.....shot the 21 point trophy buck with a bow and arrow....then cut a hole in the fence to drag the deer out. Reports are he dragged the deer to his parents house then bragged on Facebook about how he got the deer. The deer had a green score of 212. A green score is an unofficial score of the horns in inches of length. He now faces formal charges.
Pot Bust Number 2 In A Week
For the 2nd time in a week Lacrosse Police have busted a local drug dealer. This time it's 25 year old Chris Wurzel. He faces felony charges after police found 4 pounds of pot last night in his southside home.
Police arrested Wurzel after searching his house at 2021 Green Bay Street. He's in the La Crosse County Jail without bond. He told police that he has sold pot for 7 years and has made close to $40 thousand in that time. He said he gets his 3 pound supply every two weeks from a Twin Cities dealer...who he would not identify. Wurzel will be in court this afternoon.
Last Thursday, Lacrosse arrested 27 year old Grant Anderson after they police found 2 pounds of marijuana at his Vine Street apartment. They also found a loaded handgun, ammunition, over 6 grand in cash, cocaine, bongs and a digital scale. Anderson said he was over $50 grand in debt to his dealer.
More Recall Complaints
The state elections’ agency and the Justice Department say they’ll work together to review complaints about the circulating of recall petitions. In the meantime, Wisconsin Republican Party Executive Director Stephan Thompson, says complaints have poured into the new Recall Integrity Center Dot Com website about the recall petition process. Some right off the internet.
The complaints stem from the efforts to recall Governor Scott Walker, Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, and four state senators.