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A new state bill will lead to Bliss Road being designated a Scenic Byway, which will make the troubled route on Grandad Bluff eligible for state and perhaps federal funding for future upkeep. Governor Scott walker signed that bill atop Grandad Bluff today.
Only state or federal highways now qualify for consideration. This willadd county highways, town roads and even city streets. State Representative Jill Billings introduced Assembly Bill 518/Senate Bill 401 along with state Senator Jennifer Shilling and state Representative Steve Doyle.
Forget what you heard about Philip Schuth moving to Eau Claire when he gets out of prison. We're now told that Schuth will come back to La Crosse, even though his old home was torn down. That house on French Island was were Schuth was arrested seven years ago, after shooting a neighbor and holding off police during an all-night standoff.
It may have been meant as a way to have fun with science...but some area middle school girls didn't think it was fun.
Seventh-graders on a girls' basketball team in the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau district say their coach put dry ice on the legs of several team members, and the ice left burn marks on their skin. The coach, Brady Olson, is also a school science teacher, and was using the dry ice to entertain the basketball team back in January...according to a criminal complaint in Trempealeau County Court. Olson is being charged with felony child abuse for the dry-ice incident. The G-E-T superintendent says Olson has been disciplined, but won't say how.
A late-night drunk-driving arrest on the interstate at Onalaska...
Thirty-seven-year-old Robert Miller of La Crosse is being charged with his fourth O-W-I. Miller was stopped for speeding, near the Highway 16 exit. The arrest happened around 11:30 last night.
Next year, all 4th graders in Sparta will be armed with IPAD's thanks to a referendum that passed back in February. But Superintendent, John Hendricks wonders, who will teach who when it comes to the new technology.
The future goal is that all 5th and 6th graders will be also armed with IPAD's. Hendricks hopes some teachers have had a chance to catch up with the technology before then.