Numerous local government and school board seats will be up throughout the state next spring. Locally, there are 9 positions up for re-election on the Lacrosse City Council, including the District 7 position which is currently empty. Interviews will be conducted this week to fill the slot and whomever gets it will have to run for the spot in the spring. There are 3 spots up for grabs on the Lacrosse School Board.
There’s one statewide race next year. Supreme Court Justice David Prosser has two announced challengers so far – Madison attorney Joel Winnig and Marla Stephens of the state public defender’s office. If all three file, a February primary will narrow the field to two.
Candidates have until January fourth to file their papers and get on the ballot. Primaries will take place February 15th, and general elections will be on April fifth.
Nothing says, "get your drunk on" like a holiday week-end. Certainly not to guys like the 22 year-old college student corralled by La Crosse police reserves in Riverside Park very early Sunday morning. Good and drunk, say cops. And just visiting from out of town. He was pretty aware of his surroundings but, probably by the virtue of being in the park, lost and drunk, collected a public intoxication warning. And then threw up all the way to De-tox.
Tis the season. For fraud.
Certainly's looking that way from the perspective of La Crosse police after collecting a couple of reports of significant fraud in just the last few days. There's the one guy who appears to be out three grand after buying an ATV with a snowplow on Craigslist from Montana for a "too good to be true" price. The ATV, of course, never showed up. And then the owner of a recycling company in La Crosse who shipped ten thousand dollars worth of computer parts to a place in West Bend only to get, in return, partial payment in the form of a bounced check. Both are still under investigation.
Heed these holiday mailing deadlines to ensure your Christmas cheer arrives at its destination within the United States by December 25th.
Pete Nowacki with USPS says it is always recommended that you get those holiday cards, letters and gifts sent as early as possible.
Deadlines for Parcel Post: December 15th, Letters and Cards December 20th, Priority Mail: December 21st and Express Mail: December 22nd.
Some letters and parcels sent shortly after these holiday shipping cut-off dates still might arrive before Christmas, if normal holiday conditions prevail. Even so, do yourself a favor and get your holiday mailing done early this year.The USPS places all Air/Army Post Office and Fleet Post Office zip-coded mail on special charter flights, commercial airlines, and military aircraft to reach armed service personnel as quickly as possible.
All military mail, regardless of destination, is sent by domestic mail rate. International rates do not apply to military mail delivery.
A solider whose family lives in Tomah is dead and an incident in Iraq has the Department of Defense still investigating. 36-year-old Staff Sgt. Loleni Gandy died November 19th in Balad, Iraq, in what the Department of Defense calls a non-combat related incident.
Gandy was formerly stationed at Fort McCoy.