Will Year Round Schools Work
There would still be the same number of school days, but at Hamilton Elementary School instead of a long summer break there would be a number of shorter, strategic ones. That's the plan being looked for 2013. So why is year round school being looked at now?
Superintendent Randy Nelson says the schedule being explored is known as the 45-15 model. That means there would be 45 days in sessions, followed by a 15 day break. There would still be a summer break, but likely in the neighborhood of five weeks. Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha all currently have a year-round school. But the school being most closely looked at is in the Rochester district because of the similarities in the make up of students and size of the school.
Bond Set In Stabbing Case
A Lacrosse man is being held in the county jail on a $25 thousand cash bond for his role in the stabbing of a bartender at John's Bar back on December 21st. 32 year old Anquin St. Junious, who appeared in court in a wheelchair, is accused of stabbing a 24 year old man in the lower abdomen while trying to push his way back into John’s Bar after the bartender removed him during a fight. St. Junious, of 930 Copeland Ave., faces charges of recklessly endangerment while armed.
He told police a group of men attacked him and he used a knife he found on
the ground for self-defense, according to reports. He denied stabbing
anyone. But one witness said St. Junious removed a knife from his pocket
just before the stabbing. Officers found St. Junious on the sidewalk
bleeding from the face and a folding knife near his hand.
Voter ID Workshop Locations
Learn about the new voter ID law at these sites next week. All of the events are free to attend.
Tuesday, January 19 10:30am Onalaska City Hall
Wednesday, January 11 10:30am Holmen Village Hall
Thursday, January 12 10:30am West Salem Village Hall
Friday, January 13 10:30am La Crosse City Hall
If you need more information, call 608-785-9710
Voter ID Concerns 3 Local Groups
Three local groups that work with the disabled, senior citizens and those that vote held a press conference this morning to announce 4 workshops that will be held next week to set people straight on what the new Voter ID rules means to them. One was Jane Klekamp with the League of Women Voters.
She was joined by representatives with AARP and the Lacrosse County Aging Unit. The workshops will take place next Tuesday in Onalaska, Wednesday in Holmen, Thursday in West Salem and Friday in Lacrosse. All of the events start at 10:30am. County Clerk, Ginny Denkmeyer, will also be on hand to answer any Voter ID questions you may have.
Navy League Council Established In La Crosse
About 4 years ago......The BRAC Commission closed the La Crosse Naval Reserve Center, which had a strong military influence in the area since the 1940's. A piece of that strength is coming back to the area next week. That's when the Navy League of the United States will charter the La Crosse Area Council of the Navy League. Jim Mac Arthur of West Salem is the area council organizer.
The Navy League supports servicemen and women, their units and families....as well as youth programs such as Navy ROTC....Junior ROTC and Naval Sea Cadet's. Nationwid, the council is over 50 thousand members strong.