Superintendent Jerry Kember announced to his staff this morning that the 2010-11 school year will be his last as head of the School District of La Crosse.
Kember came to the School District of La Crosse in 1989 as the Supervisor of Fine Arts, was the Associate Superintendent of Instruction from 1999-2003 and has served as the district’s Superintendent of Schools since 2003.
Kember was named the Wisconsin State Superintendent of the Year in 2010. He says he plan's to continue to be an advocate for children, families and the entire La Crosse community.
Five members of the Baseball Hall of Fame have been inducted as Milwaukee Brewers...and two of those men were in La Crosse last night to meet local fans.
Third baseman Paul Molitor and shortstop Robin Yount were headliners at the Loggers Winter Barbecue inside the La Crosse Center. Fans and reporters had a chance to ask about Yount's 20 seasons in Milwaukee...Molitor's hitting streak of 1987...and about the Brewers' only World Series, in 1982. Molitor's favorite memory of playing at County Stadium is tied to the '82 Series...especially to the 5th game, when the Brewers came within one win of the title. Yount also has a cherished memory from that series...hitting a home run at Milwaukee, also in the 5th game.
No jacuzzis or saunas for firefighters. No additional recreation area or sleeping quarters at the fifth and Market fire station in La Crosse. A coming million dollar remodel for the station won't be anything too much fancier than a floor replacement for the maintenance shop. And that absolutely has to be done says fire chief, Gregg Cleveland. Over time and with moisture and salt coming in from the streets, the concrete on the floor has deteriorated, exposing rebar and rendering the entire floor unusable. And making things a little hairy for the inspection offices underneath. In the coming remodel project, those offices will be updated as well.
Two families that have been grocery store rivals for decades in the Coulee Region are becoming partners...
Quillin's will shut down its two La Crosse stores, at Shelby and the Village, with the Village site making way for a new Festival store, run by the Skogen family. Phil Quillin admits it will be odd not to have his family name on a store in La Crosse, after 66 years. But he says the five other Quillin's stores in the area are going strong.
The Shelby Quillin's will temporarily become a Festival store in April, just as the Village store closes. The Quillin family will be the landlords of both sites, and we're told that the building at Shelby will NOT be turned into a banquet hall.
Discussions raging from bystander intervention to First Amendment rights on a university campus will be examined during Diversity Dialogues at UW-LaCrosse next Wednesday.
The event encourages the university community to showcase some of the outstanding work being done on campus with respect to diversity.
Events include bystander intervention, protecting freedom of speech while fighting racism, intolerant and discrimination, disability-related issues and working with veterans on campus.
The event is sponsored by the subdivision of Campus Climate & Diversity.