Bennies for Everbrite Workers
The workers produced commercial signs, and they were displaced as Everbrite sales declined in competition with imported products.
The certification applies to workers displaced as of December 13th, 2009, through December 23rd, 2012, and includes on-site leased workers from Olsten Staffing Services. Affected workers will be notified of meetings to discuss program benefits.
Woman Dies In Van Wreck
Police in Sparta are still investigating a crash that killed a passenger in a mini-van.
Authorities said the vehicle was crossing Highway 27 when it was hit by a semi-truck going north on the highway. A woman in the van died. She was 75-year-old Bernice Hough.The trucker, 44-year-old Delbert Singer of Indiana, was not hurt.
The van driver, 72-year-old Raymond Hough, was taken to a Sparta hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
LADCO Boss Backs Walker Reform For Commerce Dept.
Cutting red tape for Wisconsin businesses will be a goal for the new Republican governor who takes office next week...
And Scott Walker's goal is shared by many Wisconsin residents in the job development profession. LADCO director Jim Hill in La Crosse says too many state regulations can prevent businesses from growing.
Hill backs Walker's idea of getting the state Commerce Department out of the regulation business. Both men would assign those duties to other agencies, or would cut down on the number of rules entirely.
Child Drowns in Tub
A 15 month old child is dead after apparently drowning in the family bath tub.
Rescue squads were called to 3005 Lakeshore Drive in the Town of Campbell yesterday around 5pm and found the child unresponsive.
After taking the child to Gunderson Lutheran....the child was pronounced dead.
The case is still under investigation.
Plea Entered On Child Sex Charge
A 29-year-old man from La Crosse could get 40 years in prison for molesting an underage girl...
John Bjerkaas is convicted of second-degree sexual assault, after entering an Alford plea...where he doesn't actually admit to a crime, but says there is evidence against him. Bjerkaas was supposed to go on trial for two more serious charges. He was charged in November with touching private parts of the 12-year-old victim, while she pretended to be asleep. Bjerkaas previously served probation for possessing child porn.