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The Farm to School program, which was enhanced in the La Crosse area Tuesday with a new grant, is one that has seen the chopping blocks in state government the past couple of years. State lawmaker, Jennifer Shilling, talks more about a program she has gone to bat for many times.
Farm to School in Wisconsin has been gaining momentum since 2002, with local food served in more than 100 school districts across the state, including several in western Wisconsin.
An administrator position has been opened back in the La Crosse School District, one that had to be filled, quite quickly says Human Resources Director, Steve Salerno.
Former Emerson Elementary School Principal, Regina Seigell, has filled the position. The position had sat empty for about 3 years.
Burning down a convenience store in Sparta has bought a Sparta man some federal prison time. 38 year old Bradford White was sentenced to five years in prison by a federal judge in Madison.
It was a year ago next week, when a man's body was found on a hillside near a La Crosse park...a short time after he died while smoking drugs.
A woman who admitted to using the drugs with Tony Du Charme will be sentenced on Wednesday for contributing to his death. Christina Lorenz has pled guilty to being a party to reckless homicide. Another charge of hiding Du Charme's body was dismissed as part of the negotiated plea. Lorenz might get up to three years in prison.
The La Crosse area already has a variety of programs designed to get people to become more healthy...
Now, some of those programs are getting a healthy dose of money from a statewide group. Jennie Melde from the La Crosse YMCA says the 'Transform Wisconsin' funding will help the 'Y' staff lead kids to healthier habits, and allow collaborative efforts with the Boys and Girls Clubs to continue. The La Crosse County health department and the Healthy Living Collaboration will get close to half-a-million dollars in money from the Transform Wisconsin project. That group is providing money to about 30 communities around the state.