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The YWCA of the Coulee Region will announce a partnership Tuesday morning with Western Technical College that will keep affordable and accessible child care in downtown La Crosse. It will be at the future YWCA Child Center located on Western Technical College’s La Crosse campus.
Mary Kay Wolf, executive director of the YWCA of the Coulee Region says the Y has a long history of child care and nationally the program is common place for their organization. She says this was excellent timing to bring child care back into the YWCA programming mix after some time without it.
The YWCA Child Center will open August 22nd under the direction of the YWCA. The center will continue to serve as a clinical site for Early Childhood Education students at Western. Enrollment for fall is being accepted.
The WTC board, back in January, voted to close the center.
The Central baseball team faces Portage in a playoff at 1 p.m. at Copeland Park. The game time had been reported by some sources as 4:30.
At this point, there's been no decision made to actually fix Bliss Road in La Crosse. Yet, the city council's on the way towards collecting bids on the road to Grandad Bluff that's been washed out since last summer. City council president Audrey Kader says it's good to have the bids on hand in case the council votes to proceed with repairs. She says Bliss is likely to get fixed eventually. Especially since there seems to be new willingness from the town of Shelby to help pay for repairs.
There's been times in the past when the city of La Crosse council districts and the county board districts in the city did not match up. May happen again soon. The city council's redistricting committee is recommending to the full council to stay at 17 members. This comes after the county board voted to shrink its size from 35 to 29 members, eliminating 4 districts in the city of La Crosse. Because of complications during elections, the city was under pressure to also cut four. The full council could vote on the issue this month.
The American Transmission Company says the 150-mile Badger Coulee Electric Transmission line will cost roughly $425 million and is necessary to maintain reliability for consumers in the area. And to get a better picture of where the line could go, open houses have been schedule again as phase 2 of the project has begun. Here's a list of times and locations for the latest round of open houses.
June 20, Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center, Onalaska
June 21, Club 16, Sparta
June 22, Cashton Community Hall, Cashton
June 23, Wilderness Glacier Canyon Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells
June 27, Ettrick Community Center, Ettrick
June 28, Three Bears Lodge, Warrens
June 29, Mauston Grayside Elementary, Mauston
June 30, Waunakee Middle School, Waunakee
All of the open houses are being held from 1-7pm.