Safe Ride Able to Collect More From DOT Funds
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.
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.
G-E-T Ready To Retire Redmen?
Last spring, the "Redmen" nickname almost became history at the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau schools...
By a single vote, the school board decided to keep the Indian nickname and logo. But a year later, school officials may feel they now have the votes to retire that symbol. A proposal to drop the Redmen nickname and mascot comes before the G-E-T board again tomorrow night. And the meeting agenda also includes discussion of a timeline for choosing a new nickname. The plans for a change come just a week after Governor Doyle signed a law putting more pressure on schools to give up racial nicknames.