Gundersen Top Property Tax Payer
When it comes to property value in the city of La Crosse, it's Gundersen Lutheran and everybody else.
Our look at the top property taxpayers in la Crosse show Gundersen is, by far, the biggest property taxpayer in the city. With property valued at just under 130 million, the medical center pays about three and half million dollars in property tax. That's about double what the owners of the Valley View Mall pay. More than six times what is paid by La Crosse's other big medical center, Franciscan Skemp which has the sixth biggest property tax bill in the city.
Fitness Fest Takes to Streets (And Closes Some) in La Crosse
A little more traffic on the streets of La Crosse this week-end. But it will be mostly the human-powered variety. The fitness fest is bringing thousands of walkers, runners and bikers to city streets. Fitness Fest races will also close some streets. Bliss road up to Grandad Bluff will be closed from four to seven tomorrow night. On Sunday, the Cass Street Bridge will close early for the start of the Fitness Fest marathon. At various times on Sunday; Second street, Third street, La Crosse street, Front street and Losey Boulevard will all close in order to give up pavement time for runners and bicyclists. http://lacrossefitnessfestival.com/docs/lff_roadclosingsopenings.pdf
Lax Symphony Passes Baton To Platt
THE LA CROSSE SYMPHONY HAS SPENT THE LAST YEAR AUDITIONING SIX MEN TO SUCCEED AMY MILLS AS ITS FULL-TIME CONDUCTOR.
AS IT TURNS OUT, THE LAST GUY TO TRY OUT GOT THE JOB. ALEXANDER PLATT HAS BEEN HIRED AS L-S-O MUSIC DIRECTOR, LESS THAN A WEEK AFTER HE CONDUCTED TWO CONCERTS AT VITERBO. THE CHAIR OF THE SEARCH COMMITTEE, JIM GALLAGHER, SAYS CONCERT-GOERS LIKED PLATT. BUT THE COMMITTEE LIKED HIS BUSINESS SAVVY AS WELL AS HIS MUSICAL SKILLS.
PLATT WILL DIVIDE HIS TIME IN WISCONSIN DURING THE YEAR BETWEEN THE LA CROSSE SYMPHONY AND A GROUP HE STARTED...THE WISCONSIN PHILHARMONIC IN WAUKESHA. HIS FIRST ASSIGNMENT AS L-S-O CONDUCTOR WILL BE THE SUMMER POPS CONCERT AT THE OMNI CENTER.
Huber Leaving Job With County
New York's gain is LaCrosse county's loss. After serving for nearly a dozen years county human services director Jerry Huber is leaving his post to accept a job working with disabled people in the Big Apple. He says the people were the best part of his job in LaCrosse county. This is a homecoming for Huber. He grew up in Manhattan and already has a daughter living in New York. His new job starts in July.
Man Shot By Cop Could Be Out Of Hospital Soon
That La Crosse County man shot in a stand-off with police a month ago is improving...
Keith Marchbanks could be let out of the hospital within a month, according to both the La Crosse County sheriff's department and the D-A. Investigators have talked with Marchbanks about the events of March 29th at his wife's West Salem home, when they say he stabbed her twice and started the house on fire. Prosecutor Tim Gruenke tells us he hasn't decided yet on what charges could be filed against Marchbanks...who was shot by an Onalaska policeman as he quickly walked toward cops with a butcher knife.