A LaCrosse man who drowned over the weekend is remembered by friends and co-workers. Lori the manager of Bucky's Burger Barn says Andrew Revels enjoyed life and had a way of making everyone else enjoy life with him. Lori tells Wizzum News that Andrew liked adventure but wasn't a guy who spent a lot of time on the Mississippi River. The 27 year old Revels died over the past weekend when he was pulled underwater by a the undertow from a barge while tubing on the river. On Thursday the bar will hold a Celebration of Life Ceremony for Andrew following his funeral
Kapanke Taking his Campaign to the People
What's republican Dan Kapanke been up to during his campaign for congress? The state senator says he's been traveling around the district talking with constituents. He's building a grass roots organization in nineteen counties. The republican says he's pretty excited about how much his support has grown over the course of his campaign. Kapanke is taking on incumbent democrat Ron Kind. Kapanke says there's plenty of differences between the two lawmakers. Dan says he would have voted against the health care bill and the stimulus package.
Week-end Drunk Driver Has a Big Bill to Pay
Among the many drunk drivers La Crosse police had to deal with this week-end there was the one who did up a doozie of a first OWI. 23 year-old Kayla Martin from La Crosse. Somehow found herself behind the wheel in the new car lot at Bob Burg on Monitor street on the northside. Careened into three new Jettas before slamming into a concrete pole and getting stopped by a firefighter at the nearby station. Cop asked Martin how much she had to drink. She said, "8 shots of tequila." He asked her when. She said, "three shots ago." Blew a .26 on the breathalyzer. Along with Martin's first OWI, she gets a ticket for not having insurance. Tough luck that it was new cars she hit.
No Ethics Meeting in Sight
A meeting for La Crosse's ethics board has yet to be scheduled. Months have passed since Mayor Matt Harter said he would ask the city's ethics panel to weigh in on his potential conflicts of interest regarding conversations with his father and the county solid waste director. Now an outside legal opinion says he actually violated city ethics codes. Still, no meeting scheduled for the board, according to city attorney, Stephen Matty. Matty also confirms for us that it is only the mayor who has the authority to appoint someone to fill a months-long vacancy on the ethics board. Making that appointment ahead of the board sitting in judgement on the mayor seems highly unlikely.
Local Author Drowns In Area Lake
A DROWNING NEAR BROWNSVILLE CLAIMS THE LIFE OF AN AREA BARTENDER AND STORYTELLER...
ANDREW REVELS OF LA CROSSE DIED SATURDAY AFTER BEING PULLED UNDERWATER BY A BARGE WHILE HE WAS ON LAWRENCE LAKE ON THE MISSISSIPPI. REVELS APPARENTLY FELL INTO THE WATER DURING AN AFTERNOON OF INNER TUBING ON THE LAKE. REVELS WAS 27. HE WAS A BARTENDER AT BUCKY'S BURGER BARN...AND IS KNOWN FOR PODCASTING AND WRITING CHILDREN'S BOOKS.