Vet Manager Back In Court
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.
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
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.
Walker Wants Democrats Home
It's time for the standoff to end, according to Governor Walker...
Wisconsin's Republican governor flew around the state yesterday, to La Crosse and other places. Walker says the state will lose out on millions that could be used to help balance the budget, if 14 Democrats do not return to Madison and vote on the budget plan by tonight. While the governor spoke to reporters inside a La Crosse airport hangar yesterday, a couple dozen union picketers were outside, hoping to speak to Walker. The governor says even if some collective bargaining rights are eliminated because of the bill, Wisconsin state workers will still have better benefits than many federal workers.