"Downtown Lacrosse Cares"
Kim Pretasky of a Touch of Class says members are taking part in Downtown La Crosse Cares, a new effort that gives back to the community and helps drive business to participating businesses.
You can find the wristbands at State Bank, The People's Food Co-Op, the DMI offices, The Salvation Army, Courtyard by Marriott, Community Credit Union and Festival Foods in La Crosse and Onalaska.
All of the proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army.
Woman on Complaint Against Mayor Says, 'Enough''
Although more could come of the La Crosse mayor's ethics case, at least one of those who signed onto the original ethics complaint hopes nothing will. June Kjome says she's satisfied with the work of the city's ethics board regarding mayor Matt Harter's meetings with the county solid waste director back in February. She says the board appeared to make a solid evaluation based on the information available. And, Kjome agrees with the ethics board and says the mayor's been through enough; no further punishment is necessary. A city council committee will likely weigh in on any potential discipline soon.
Hancock Still Undecided
Yes she's registered with the state to run......but no she has not formally announced that she will run.
Cheryl Hancock, who has gone head to head with Mike Huebsch twice for the 94th state assembly district seat says a couple of things are holding her back from making a third run at the seat. Hancock says in one hand she has a couple of opportunities in front of her and in the other hand is the fact the Governor has not yet called for a special election. He doesn't have to do that until mid February.
Hancock says she will have a firm decision soon on whether "third time's a charm" or not.
Central Coach To Retire
In a leadership position, knowing when to step aside and let a new voice take over can be a tough thing to do. Central Football Coach David Cayler now knows that feeling.
Cayler, made the announcement this morning, that after coaching the Red Raiders for the past 16 season and before that was assistant to Coach Mike Anderson for 6 seasons, he will step aside and let a "fresh face" take the reigns of the football program. Cayler says he is very proud to have had the chance to watch young men grow both on and off the field for as long as he did and is very hopeful that with the kids they have now.....the program will continue to grow.
He says he will still teach in the district
Kapanke Not Happy With Findings
State Senator Dan Kapanke was not to happy to learn that the Legislative Audit Bureau discovered $45.3 million in additional losses to the current state budget. The losses are the result of two accounting maneuvers by the former administration.
The Lacrosse native says the Doyle administration lapsed funds from cashless accounts into the state’s General Fund and Doyle administration authorized expenditures made during the 2009-2010 fiscal year, but charged them to 2010-2011 fiscal year accounts in order to give the illusion of a balanced budget.
He says at a time when our state is already $3 billion dollars in the hole, it’s disparaging to say the least to find out this troubling information and that the people of Wisconsin deserve better financial record keeping than this.