$53,000 Awarded To Local Teachers
Just before Christmas, over $50 thousand was doled out to teachers in the Lacrosse School District for classroom projects. Money that did not come from the district. It's money that comes from the community.
The executive director of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation Geva Thole says the need for financial assistance has grown across the district.
The foundation has been around for 22 years now and helps support Essentials
for Student Learning and Achievement.....Classroom Innovation
and Teacher Excellence.
Fleet Farm Thieves Nabbed
Winona police have arrested 2 out of the 3 people that stole several
thousands of dollars worth of merchandide from the Winona Fleet Farm store back
in November. 26 year old Kyle Olson and 25 year old Matthew Symitizek,
were arrested in La Crosse. Police are still looking for 26 year old
Kyle Davidson. The three men face possible felony theft charges in connection
with the thefts.
Monroe County Moving Towards New Jail Courthouse
Last month, Monroe County board members voted 18-4 to form a jail and courthouse building and renovation committee. A step that goes back to.............
Soldiers Turn To Afghan Farming In 2012
2012 will bring a new challenge to some soldiers in the National Guard. Some will put down their weapons and pick up seeds and water buckets. Colonel Darrel Feucht (FOYT), says the skillls of a soldier and civilian will come into play now.
The mission is to help Afghan farmers become agriculturally self-sufficient and develop their agricultural marketplace. The practices that are being trained are not new concepts to the Afghan farmer, but tweaking existing practices. A group of Wisconsin and Minnesota soliders will take off for Afghanistan next month.....to become farmers...and soldiers.
To Ice Fish You Need Ice
With all the rivers and lakes we have in the area...you'd think there would be someone ice fishing somewhere. Well there are.....you just have to carefully find the good ice areas. That's according to Coulee Region Adventures owner, Anthony Larson.
He says areas that have not seen a lot of sun may be your best bet until the water gets colder. It's been so warm in some places that Larson has watched boat after boat leave the landing by the Dresbach lock and dam.