Obesity Grant Will Mean Four New Hires in County
Four people will be hired to administer the funds says county nutritionist Linda Lee. It was her successful application that landed the $2.2 million in grant money for the county. Only one of two counties in the state to receive such obesity battling grants.
Warmer weather, robin sightings and the opening of a LaCrosse drive in resturant. All signs of spring. Today, Rudy's opened for the first time this year. The LaCrosse street drive in has been around since 1933. Waitresses on roller skates were seen serving the lunch crowd on Thursday afternoon.
Grandad Bluff Park Fix Will Go Through Spring 2011
The fix-up of La Crosse's most iconic park will take a little longer than planned. City park and rec director Steve Carlyon had hoped to complete the re-vamp of Grandad Bluff Park this year. Now, it looks like it won't get done until next Spring. The park won't be made safer necessarily, but Carlyon says it will look nicer. The plan is to re-do everything from the entrance to the park right up to bluff's edge with expansion of the viewing area in store as well as repairs to the areas that were damaged by severe flooding just a couple of years ago. The city will spend a couple hundred thousand dollars on the park fix-up.
Ralph's Snout Sniffs Out Another
Another drug bust with the help of Ralph the drug dog. La Crosse police have arrested 41 year-old Phillip Madison Sr. for dealing pot. They say a cop recognized Madison's car, stopped him and called for Ralph. Ralph made a hit on the car and, sure enough, cops found three bags of pot and some cash. Not a whole lot of marijuana; about 45 grams altogether. But it's enough to charge Madison with dealing.
Freedom Fest Features Another Veterans' Flight
Area veterans and fans of aviation are making their plans for another Freedom Fest in La Crosse this summer.
Organizers of the day-long celebration announced today that a rock concert by R-E-O Speedwagon and Three Dog Night will be a highlight of events at the La Crosse Airport. The Freedom Fest also features a motorcycle rally through the area, and another Freedom Honor Flight to take older veterans on a day trip to the nation's capital. This year, all the Freedom Fest activities will be on just one day...Saturday, June 19th.