Patros Purchase Given Tentative Approval
No plans on how to develop the land yet. City planner Larry Kirch says the public should be involved in those decisions.
No Movie Boom In Wisconsin
THE BADGER STATE IS STILL READY FOR ITS CLOSE-UP...ANY TIME HOLLYWOOD WANTS TO CALL.
BUT MOVIE MAKERS HAVEN'T BEEN CALLING LATELY...NOT SINCE A FILM INCENTIVE PROGRAM WAS CUT OUT OF THE STATE BUDGET. THE HEAD OF THE LA CROSSE VISITOR BUREAU, DAVE CLEMENTS, HOPES THE NEXT GOVERNOR WILL WANT TO RESTORE THAT PROGRAM. DAVE SAYS THE MOVIE 'FORT MCCOY' BROUGHT SOME EXTRA TOURISM BUSINESS TO THE REGION WHEN IT WAS MADE TWO YEARS AGO.
CLEMENTS WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED TO SEE LA CROSSE MAGAZINE DO A COVER STORY ABOUT THE FILMING OF 'FORT MCCOY.' THE SMALL-BUDGET FILM IS SUPPOSED TO BE RELEASED LATER THIS YEAR.
Road Work Update
When will crews in LaCrosse county start road construction projects? Within a few weeks the highway department can start addressing some minor repair work. But, it takes warmer weather to hit the area before the heavy lifting can begin says highway commissioner Dennis Osgood. Could be late April or early May before the major work gets going. Osgood and his crews are getting ready. This week they began submitting bids to purchase the materials for this spring and summer's road construction projects. LaCrosse county has road projects planned for a stretch of highway near Bangor and another one near Mindoro.
Cold Streak Ends
THE STREAK IS BROKEN!
THE TEMPERATURE IN LA CROSSE FINALLY GOT UP TO 40 DEGREES YESTERDAY, FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE FIRST OF DECEMBER.
THE OFFICIAL HIGH OF 42 WAS REACHED JUST BEFORE 4:30 IN THE AFTERNOON. THAT ENDED A STRING OF 92 DAYS WHERE THE TEMPERATURE IN THE CITY STAYED BELOW 40. ONLY TWO TIMES HAS LA CROSSE GONE LONGER WITHOUT 40-DEGREE WEATHER. THE RECORD OF 101 DAYS WAS SET NINE YEARS AGO.
LaCrosse's indoor football team will be without their starting quarterback for awhile. The LaCrosse Spartans have confirmed QB Jimmy Sangster will miss three to four games with a sprained knee ligament. Fortunately, the team has two bye weeks in a row to minimize the amount of games the Spartans will have to get by without their leader. Sangster was injured in the first half of the team's opening game loss to Wichita. The coaching staff will start trying out quarterbacks today and hopes to have a replacement named by Monday.