list of Saturday cancellations
The Mariachi Mass at the Shrine of Guadalupe is cancelled.
The La Crescent Knights of Columbus holiday party is cancelled.
The Eagles Club in La Crosse is closed tonight.
The 5:30 services at Trinity Lutheran Church in La Crosse are cancelled.
There's Dough in My Soup!
There were no soup nazi's at the Riverside Center this morning........just plenty of cash. Officials from Riverside Center in La Crosse presented a check for $12 thousand to representatives of Children’s Miracle Network, the beneficiary of a recent fundraising event known as Soup-a-Thon. Media are invited to attend.
Don Weber, CEO, Logistics Health Incorporated they are already looking forward to year number 9.
The Soup-a-Thon event featured soups made by employees of businesses housed in Riverside Center, including Logistics Health Incorporated, Kaplan Schweser and SAP. All told, more than 60 soups were entered into the eighth annual Soup-a-Thon competition, which also included a costume contest and talent show. An estimated 500 people attended the event.
Cash For Teachers
Teachers and students at Summit Elementary School recieved special surprises this morning. Members of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation Board of Directors handed out classroom innovation grant checks to winning teachers.
Three teachers at Summit received grants along with 21 other teachers from throughout the district.
This year the foundation awarded $42 thousand to teachers in the School District of La Crosse.
High Speed Rail De-railed
A "tragic moment"........"they shot themselves in the financial foot and "economic suicide.” All phrases being used by Wisconsin Democrats today as the news came down that the U.S. Department of Transportation will take back $810 million in federal high-speed rail funding that Wisconsin received.
Representative Jennifer Shilling says it's a tragic time for the state and Governor Elect School Walker just cost this state thousands of new jobs.
The monies will now be reallocated to several states including California, Florida, Washington, Illinois, New York, and Iowa.
Another Consultant? This One Would Look at Public Safety in City
First, it was vacant positions in the La Crosse fire department that were desperately needed to get filled. Then it was the police department. But should those vacancies remain.....vacant? That's what city council president, Audrey Kader and mayor Matt Harter are hoping to determine with the help of a consultant. Kader and Harter, almost never on the same side of any issue, are pushing a proposal for a consultant to study both fire and police needs in the city. Although the mayor has made it clear he thinks both departments can do more with less, he's also advocated for an evaluation of both. Meanwhile, Kader says she's simply unsure what the ideal staffing requirements for either department are. The council will vote on the consultant proposal next month.