After Fire...Loggers Should Be Ready To Go
The third base dugout was heavily damaged, along with a large part of the grandstand along the third base line. Lacrosse Loggers GM, Chris Goodell, says work has started to replace burned out portions of grandstands and a new concrete dugout is being built to the replace the wooden one.
Investigators believe the fire was started in a corner of the dugout where paper, plastic, and a towel were started on fire. No one was ever caught for starting the fire. Goodell says all of the construction should be done by the Loggers home opener, June 4th
The fire caused $75 thousand in damages.
Clean-up Takes Awhile After Interstate Crash
Clean up was continuing through early this afternoon on the interstate in Onalaska after a semi versus car accident. Apparently one injury in the late morning accident although we have yet to hear of the severity of that injury. The semi appeared to have rear-ended the car. A haz-mat team was called to the scene and east bound I-90 was closed for a time and reduced to one lane each way for a few hours.
La Crosse Man Runs Down Traffic Light, Busted for 6th OWI
A La Crosse guy's facing his sixth OWI after a run in with a light pole this week-end. Cops say 43 year-old Sean Iverson knocked down a traffic light at Rose and Livingston streets on the northside on Saturday just before midnight. They say he just destroyed his car in the light pole encounter and it had to be towed. Iverson they found in a northside bar. Wouldn't take a breath test but they say he was pretty solidly drunk. Besides the sixth OWI, Iverson faces an additional hit and run charge.
Random License Plate Check Turns Up 5th OWI
It's almost surprising what police can turn up running random license plates. Sunday afternoon, cop on the northside plugged a plate into the computer. Guy in a white van at a stop sign turned out to be revoked, registration invalid. Got 54 year-old Randal Ronnenberg out of his van and even through the officer's stuffed up nose, he could tell Ronneberg had had a few. Blew a .197. Well good enough for a OWI. The fifth drunk driving arrest for Ronnenberg.
Boomers Going Bust? Welcome to New Retirement
This is the year when boomers start to go bust. Many of them anyway. The oldest baby boomers are beginning to hit the 65 year-old retirement wall. But a bunch of them, says Onalaska financial planner Mark Bertrang, just aren't ready. At least not as ready as their parents who survived the great depression. Many of the boomers, says Bertrang, have never had the attitude that they needed to save or prepare for retirement because they just didn't go through the same economic trials as their parents. Consequently, Bertrang says, most boomers will likely have to hold down part-time jobs as part of their retirement.