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.
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.............
2nd Fake Pot Bust In A Week
Another local arrest that deals with synthetic marijuana. This time in Monroe County. Two adults have been arrested after deputies conducted a search warrant Wednesday afternoon in the Village of Kendall at the Wood Pipes Smoke Shop. 34 year old Tammy Wood and 38 year old Brian Wood, both of Kendall, were arrested amid allegations of their possession of synthetic marijuana, a restricted controlled substance.
A number of drug related items were seized, including materials believed to
be synthetic marijuana. Both of these individuals are scheduled to make their
first appearance in court today.
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.
Skateboard Rider Killed In Traffic In La Crosse
A teenage skateboarder has been killed in an accident on the south side of La Crosse...
The 17-year-old on the skateboard was hit by a pickup truck around 2:30 on Thursday afternoon, in the area of 26th and Farnam Streets. The teen's name has not been released yet.