Stimulus Works For Vernon County
ONE AGENCY IN VERNON COUNTY SAYS IT DOES. THE COULEECAP OFFICE OF WESTBY HAS USED FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP FAMILIES WITH HOUSING, FOOD, AND OTHER NEEDS:
GRACE JONES IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF COULEECAP. SHE SAYS NEARLY FIVE MILLION DOLLARS HAS BEEN ALLOCATED TO THE PROGRAM, WITH PERHAPS THAT MUCH COMING AGAIN IN THE NEXT YEAR OR TWO.
Let Clean-Up Begin
Time for spring clean-up is here. For people in the city of La Crosse, beginning today, yard waste can go to the curb for pick-up on recycling day. Stuff either has to go out in a 32 gallon trash can with a green yard waste sticker on it, or simply get put out on the curb in compostable yard waste bags. The city's yard waste and brush drop-off sites open in two weeks.
United Way Director Resigns
It's ten and done for Rose Mary. Great Rivers United Way executive director Rose Mary Boesen's resigning her job. Boesen's been the director of the local United Way chapter for ten years and has been with the organization for twenty years. United Way board chair Brad Sturm expects the search for a new director will take up to six months.
Alternate Side Parking Alert. Minus the Snow
There's likely to be more than one car with a ticket in La Crosse's alternate side parking study area this week. The city has put out an alert for the area to abide by alternate side parking rules even though there's no snow in sight. But street sweeping still has to be done, says Public Works director Dale Hexom. And this is a pretty good week to do that in the UWL neighborhood since students are on spring break. Alternate side parking ends for everyone outside the study area in April.
A bomb threat today at Black River Falls High School. The principal reported a threat written on a school wall yesterday regarding a bomb that was supposed to go off in the school today. A bomb dog was brought in and police took a number of precautions including searches, security checkpoints for students and the school was on lockdown status. No evidence of a bomb was located inside the school. The search is on for whoever made the threat.