Myrick Park Zoo Bears at New Home
Meanwhile, the last remaining animals from the old zoo at the park are getting settled in at their new digs. Patience and Prudence, the pair of 23 year-old black bears who had called the old Myrick Park zoo, "home." Shipped out about a week and a half ago to the Crooked Hollow zoo in Manchester, Iowa.
Pam Sellner owns the private zoo. She says Patience and Prudence are doing well. A little cantankerous when they first arrived because they had to brought out of a hibernating slumber. But have gone back to sleep since then.
La Crosse gave the bears to the zoo. City park and rec boss, Steve Carlyon says it took months to find a home for them.
Winter Rec Fest Medallion Found
You can end your search for the La Crosse Winter Rec Fest medallion. It has been found. Today, the seventh clue was released in the medallion hunt. The medallion was found under the picnic table in the city hall courtyard. We expect to hear who found the medallion later today.
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.
"Downtown Lacrosse Cares"
The Lacrosse Downtown Mainstreet program will sell $20 red wristbands starting January 31st.....and they could get you deals in local businesses.
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.
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