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A longtime area baseball coach has died.
Jim Mason, a former coach at Viroqua High School and 1986 inductee into the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame died Thursday at Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua. Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday in Viroqua.
Changes in the Doyle administration sex ed bill passed last year are coming. On Wednesday, the state senate passed the GOP bill by a 17-15 vote. Democrats called the legislation foolish and unrealistic, but Republicans forced the measure through. It now goes to the state Assembly, though it's unclear whether the chamber will consider the bill this year. So will it change the way sex ed is taught in the Lacrosse School District?
College students in Wisconsin don't graduate with as much debt as many of their peers around the nation. That's part of a new report on college debt released today. Average college debt for Wisconsin is around 24 thousand dollars for public and private students who graduated in 2010. That's the 15th highest debt load in the nation and about one thousand dollars below the national average of $25,250 for 2010 graduates. UW-La Crosse graduates have significantly lower debt levels than that, about 21 thousand dollars for those who graduated in the spring. Some schools in Wisconsin did not report their graduates' debt load for the report. Viterbo University in La Crosse is one of those.
Don't expect any more warnings from the La Crosse police department. Alternate side parking rules went into effect on Tuesday morning in the city. Police records department says they stick pink warnings under windshield wipers for the first couple of days of seasonal alternate side parking. Those two days have elapsed and there were more pink warnings again this morning. So expect full-on, ticket-green if you're on the wrong side of the street tomorrow morning. Records says it's not clear how many warnings have been handed out this week but, "it's alot."
To sell or not to sell....that is the question facing the La Crescent community. WIZM'S Dan Deicher has the story.
It would cost close to $9 million to fix up the La Crescent Elementary School. But a developer has shown an interest to buy the property for an upcoming shopping center. Superintendent, Ron Wilke, says there are others looking at the project besides the school district.