Counter to Nativity Installed in Capitol Rotunda
The nativity battle in the capitol rotunda in Madison is on. The group, Freedom From Religion, has installed their counter to a nativity scene set up by Wisconsin Family Action. Had to, says Freedom From Religion president, Annie Laurie Gaylor
The Freedom group's nativity features a black female baby in a crib, a picture of a Venus statue and an astronaut with a caption that reads, "who needs angels when you have science?"
Police Release Name Of Man Crushed By Car At Auto Shop
La Crosse police have identified a man crushed by a car yesterday as a Winona resident.
Forty-nine-year-old Kevin Ryan was killed on Wednesday while working on a car at Conway Auto Service on South Avenue. Ryan was taken to the hospital after the vehicle slipped and fell on him, and he was declared dead on arrival.
Red Cross Consolidation
Before the Red Cross consolidation announcement of the offices in Goodhue and Winona County, Winona's chapter had already been working with Goodhue County to streamline services. Executive Director, Marie Barrientos.
Sullivans and Hatt Are Newest Iverson-Freking Winners
A well-known area couple and the retired director of the Franciscan Spirituality Center are being honored for their volunteer work for the La Crosse area...
This year's Iverson-Freking Award from the Bethany-St. Joseph Corporation goes to Ed and Sally Sullivan and Vince Hatt. They all say they're 'humbled' by receiving the annual award for community service. The Sullivans have spent many years raising money for the Children's Miracle Network. Hatt is active in Rotary, and works as a tutor to young people. The awards will be presented at a luncheon on January 18th.
UW System Looking At Penn State Case
Allegations of a cover up at Penn State, where football assistant Jerry Sandusky was allegedly found to have molested boys in the 1990's, has the entire UW System taking a look at their policies. UW-Lacrosse Chancellor Joe Gow says Wisconsin will conduct what's called a risk management review, to make sure that all university facilities are safe places for children.
Gow says the review should be finished by April or May. Any proposals for changes will go to the Board of Regents by June. Regents' audit committee chairman Michael Falbo says the review is the top priority at the moment in the wake of the Penn State scandal.