Superintendent Hopeful Of Budget Repair Bill
Later today the Onalaska School District, like many districts around the state, will find out how much of hit they could take after Governor Scott Walker releases details on his budget repair bill.
Superintendent John Burnett says if what he's heard is true about the bill, the district could take a $1.5 million reduction in state aid. But he says there is a bright side......possibly.Some relief may be ins tore to help districts balance their budgets.
Governor Scott Walker says the next state budget will have over a billion-dollars less in state aid to local governments and schools. The Republican governor will unveil his fiscal plans for the next two years at 4pm.
Vet Manager Back In Court
An office manager at a Sparta Veterinary Clinic, who is accused of ordering and stealing almost six thousand hydrocodone pills and using company money to pay for them, was in a Monroe County courtroom today.
36 year old Katherine Watters, of rural Sparta, is charged in Monroe County Circuit Court with 11 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and five counts of forgery.
She is accused of ordering the pills with $4500 of vet clinic monies, then taking them home to support a habit. She also gave some to her boyfriend who then sold them.
Watters plead not guilty and will be back in court in March.
Monroe County Fund Shot Down
A possible one million dollar fund that would have taken excess Monroe County department funds and put them towards construction of a justice center, will not see the light of day. Last week, the resolution fell short of the two-thirds requirement when supervisors voted 12-10 in favor of it.
The account would have set aside $1 million of unused 2010 funds for future construction of a Justice Center. Supervisors voted to eliminate $348 thousand that would have been taken out of the solid waste fund. Also cut was monies from the original $119 thousand of the unused 2010 balance of the Board of Prisoners.
Board chairman Rick Irwin says a similar resolution may be brought before the board in the future.
Sparta Police are searching for two armed men that broke into a home yesterday afternoon.
A 22 year old Sparta woman told police that two white men wearing ski masks and armed with semi automatic handguns entered her home in the 100 block of North Water st. and searched for something they thought was in the home.
After the pair fled on foot with the loot they were after, they were seen getting into a maroon 4 door sedan.
Police are looking for a 6'2" slim guy and a 5'9" heavy set guy.
Boys and Girls Club Wall of Fame Announced
The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lacrosse has announced the date forthe 26th Annual Wall of Fame Recognition Banquet. This year's event will take place on the evening of Friday, April 29th at the Waterfront's Cargill Room at 5:30 p.m. This year's award recipients are: Wall of Fame Inductees: Barb Binsfeld & Don Weber, President's Award: Pat Smith, Adult & Youth Award: Dick & Sheila Wieser, Distinguished Service Award: Mary Patros and the Corporate Award: Kwik Trip