State Shaped Mitten Controversy Over
Seems like the mitten hub bub in the state has callmed down a bit.
Danielle Johnson says in light of all the buzz surrounding the image of a Wisconsin shaped mitten on TravelWisconsin.com, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism is asking the public to visit a Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center or participating chamber of commerce or convention and visitors bureau during business hours throughout Wisconsin between today and January 15th to donate new or gently used mittens. The mittens will then be donated to local charities.
Safe Ride This Weekend
If you are partying it up this weekend and find yourself needing a ride home...the chances are good that the bar you go to is a part of the Lacrosse County Tavern League Safe Ride program.
Dave Berger says they expect to add quite a few riders this weekend to the 165 thousand plus that have taken advantage of the free program in the last year.
$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
UW-L Set To Host Nationals
Last year, UW-Lacrosse hosted the NCAA Division 3 National Wrestling Championships. That has opened the door for the university to also play host to the Track and Field Championships in 2013. So when does planning start for that event?
Athletic Director, Josh Whitman, says they are excited to host the wrestling championships again in March and thinks there may be some gymnastics championships coming in the future.
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.