Driver Collects Fifth OWI, Loses Direction
Westby Super Stepping Down?
Westby School Board President Mike Sebion says an item on the board agenda involves Superintendent Michael Murphy and that he would be resigning Monday. Sebion says he did not know when the resignation would be effective or Murphy’s reasons for leaving the district.
The school board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Coon Valley Elementary School.
Murphy came to Westby schools in 2007.
Gun Advocates Eager for Change They Can Believe In
Don't think that gun toting advocates in Wisconsin have stopped smiling yet. Onalaska's Hubert Hoffman is vice president of Wisconsin Carry Inc. And he's more than a bit optimistic about the possibility of a new state law allowing concealed carry with Republicans sweeping to power in Madison after Tuesday's voting. Although he recognizes the process might have to be put on hold due to Republican campaign promises about balancing budgets, cutting government spending and stopping the high speed rail line. But, after that, Hoffman expects concealed carry to become law relatively quickly. Probably within a year.
Funny Money, Funny Presenter
The guy who apparently passed a fake fifty dollar bill at the counter at a local fast food place wasn't exactly trying to blend in. La Crosse Police say a woman working the counter at the time clearly remembers the guy's very broad shoulders, short hair and skull cap, along with the multi-colored polish on his fingernails and toe nails and, as she describes it, the very feminine manner in which he carried himself. Police are still looking for the guy. Meanwhile, they're still investigating a string of counterfeit 20's that have turned up at a southside coffee kiosk this week as well.
Alternate Side Parking Experiment, Year Two
Last year should be considered a test year for suspending alternate side parking rules in an area around UW La Crosse.
This year: Another test year. City public works director Dale Hexom says that's because last winter only had a few snow emergencies and ended abruptly. And that, he says, wasn't enough to determine if lifting regular alternate side parking rules was a process they wanted to keep permanently.
In the exempt area, cars only have to adhere to alternate side parking rules during events like snow emergencies, leaf pick-up and street sweeping.