College Grant Will Go Towards Health Care
Western Technical College will be able to give extra guidance todislocated workers transitioning into healthcare programs, thanks to money from arecent federal grant. The three-year $12.69 million grant was awarded to aconsortium of seven colleges in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, including Westernand two other Wisconsin Technical Colleges. Sandra Schultz says the money will be put to good use immediately.
Western's $2.1 million share of the Bridges2Healthcare grant will be used to create pathways and bridges for student success as they enter the healthcare field. The college hopes that redesigned student services and developmental education made possible by the funds will lead to better retention and achievement rates.
Holmen Board To Look At CAPX2020 Project
The CAPX 2020 high power transmission line project would go right through Holmen....and pass two school buildings and a soon to be built third building. Not to the delight of some members of the Holmen School Board. Now, for a second time, a resolution will be brought to the board for a possible vote against the project. Board member Cheryl Hancock says the board has heard the pro's and con's of the project. And she does not support a majority of the project.
The board will meet tonight and it's anticipated to be a full house.
Family Arrested for Holiday Weekend
A hairy situation for a La Crosse cop this week-end. Police say the officer responded to a fight in the street on Sunday night at a duplex near city hall. During an arrest of Tavier Holling, the cop suddenly found himself surrounded by Holling's family. Cop says they kept him from cuffing the19 year-old and Holling's mother and sister rushed him back inside while a couple of Holling brother kept the officer from pursuing. Four other cops responded to assist. Wound up arresting the whole family. Except the mom, apparently.
Cyber Monday Warnings
If your shopping online today for the holiday's you should make sure your spam filters and anti-virus protection are up to date. And Sandy Chalmers of the consumer protection division in Wisconsin advises against typing in such things as "best deal" because that can lead to bogus websites out for credit card numbers.
She adds, shoppers should be wary of deals that look too good to be true.
Taggers Vandalize Several Properties
This past holiday week-end left several property owners in La Crosse with unexpected gifts. Graffiti vandals struck several homes over the week-end. Walls mostly in the area just south of UWL got tagged. Most messages said, simply "MWA." Others, "Bumps" or "Bumer," depending on how you read it, apparently. Police have no suspects.