Great Garbage Debate On to Lids This Week
To lid or not to lid. That's a question facing the La Crosse city
Committee to Consider Consultant Role
A consultant counting up receipts in La Crosse city hall? Not
Tour Of Two Old Schools Used To Promote Lax Referendum
It's the old problem of 'pay me now, or pay me later'...
Two old elementary schools in La Crosse may need expensive repairs, or they could be replaced with a new building through a 16-million dollar referendum this fall. Joe Ledvina is in charge of buildings and grounds for the school district. Today, he showed reporters around the two schools...for example, pointing out the original boiler at Franklin that was installed almost 60 years ago. Ledvina says the Franklin basement also has cracks in the ceiling, and a wall that's bending inward. Roosevelt School dates back to the 1920's, but it would be preserved if the bond issue passes. The referendum would add 100 dollars a year in taxes for the owners of a 400-thousand dollar house.
No-Alcohol Northside Festgrounds Wins Fans
The new northside experiment for Oktoberfest seems to be a success...
Fest planners decided not to serve alcohol at the Copeland Park site this year, making that location more family-friendly. Executive director Tina Severson tells us festgoers went out of their way to say how much they liked the change. At the southside festgrounds, where beer was still being served, attendance rose to about 50-thousand visitors over the nine-day fest. Severson says that was helped by the warm and sunny weather of opening weekend.
Police Put Numbers on Oktoberfest Fun
The opening week-end of Oktoberfest isn't just a little busier than normal