Spence Looking for Volunteers to Build Playground
Safe Ride Able to Collect More From DOT Funds
A little more help for the La Crosse County Safe Ride Program. A bill just signed by the governor will allow a state DOT fund to send more money to safe ride programs all over the state. But that mostly means La Crosse, says local Tavern League President Mike Brown. He says about one out of five of the Safe Rides in the entire state are in La Crosse county. The new law allows eighty percent matching funds as opposed to the former fifty percent.Brown says the money from the DOT comes not from taxpayers but from a surcharge on OWI tickets.
Web Helps Cops Recover Stolen Goods
Onalaska's police department continues to utilize a web site to reunite people with their stolen stuff. Police chief Jeff Trotnic says Leads Online helps staff recover property without having to leave their desks. If they can find a serial number on the stolen property that's great. But, if that can't be found a description is often enough to reunite people with their belongings. Since Onalaska cops started accessing Leads Online they recovered over ten grand worth of heisted property. For the first two years of the program Pawn America has sprung for the two grand to gain access to the web site. Next year the city will consider splitting the cost with the retailer.
Holmen Couple Start Big Fundraising for Breast Cancer Battle
Some give a little to fight disease. Dave and Jessica Pehl go all out. the Holmen couple is launching their effort to raise five thousand dollars for the Susan G Komen breast cancer 3 day walk in August. Dave's motivation for the fundraising is pretty personal.
His grandmother died from breast cancer, as did an aunt. His mom has battled it for decades.
Dave and Jessica begin their fundraising campaign today with a beer-tasting event at Java Vino in La Crosse.
Mark Schneider Gets Commodore Cap For 2010
A guy who's been in the air conditioning business a long time will probably spend much of 4th of July weekend this year outdoors, and wearing white shorts.
Mark Schneider Senior will be this year's Riverfest Commodore in La Crosse. His family runs Schneider Heating and Air Conditioning. Mark says he was in Florida last February, when he learned about the honor through a phone call. Mark and his wife Peg will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary during Riverfest...which begins June 30th and ends July 4th. The new commodore says you might see him a lot around the food court and the beer tent.