New ideas being bounced around to pay for state's infrastructure
Rangers go from playing on basically dirt to new field turf
What does Ron Johnson have against higher education? The U.S. Senator from Wisconsin is trying to backpedal now after his controversial comments about college. Johnson mused that we can replace...
One area town celebrates a native's Olympic success this weekend...
In Prairie du Chien, men's skeleton medalist Matt Antoine will attend a community reception tonight, and serve as grand marshal for the St. Patrick's Day parade tomorrow. Antoine's sport requires him to slide down a course on his stomach at more than 100 miles an hour, with his arms kept to his side. He tells us that he knows a race has gone well, if he doesn't remember much of anything about it.
Antoine says he and his family had a very good time attending the Sochi Olympics, and he thinks the media overplayed the complaints of other athletes there.
Football and the Packers were hot topics at one event in La Crosse last night, with former Green Bay quarterback and coach Bart Starr in town to speak at the Gateway Boy Scout dinner.
Starr talked with reporters about the glory days under Coach Vince Lombardi, and the leadership skills of current Packer passer Aaron Rodgers. But when he was asked if he had the chance to give advice on the game to the NFL commissioner, Starr declined to suggest advice.
Starr says he would like to see his old Packer teammates Jerry Kramer and Bob Skoronski inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
When a branch library in La Crosse was saved from closing last year, Mayor Tim Kabat talked about naming a task force to examine ways of funding the library system.
That task force is now in place, and has its first meeting next Tuesday at City Hall. Library director Kelly Krieg-Sigman says residents of library neighborhoods will serve on the panel, along with city council members.
Customers of the South Branch library protested last fall, when the library board briefly suggested closing the branch on 16th Street under city orders to make large budget cuts.
Twenty four hours, one musical, infinite fun...
That's the slogan for a stage experiment happening this weekend at La Crescent High School. It's called the '24 hour musical,' because a cast and crew will spend 24 hours straight rehearsing a full musical before performing it for an audience. That's not much time to memorize lines and songs, but choreographer Jon Lamb says they'll work around that challenge, perhaps by finding ways to hide the scripts on stage.
The show will be either 'Godspell' or 'All Shook Up,' which is based on Elvis Presley songs. The Appleseed Community Theatre chose the winning musical months ago, but will not reveal which show is being done until tomorrow night.
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Onalaska will still celebrate the 4th of July with music and fireworks this summer...but not exactly in the same way as usual.
The city traditionally stages its fireworks on the weekend before the 4th, after an outdoor concert by the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra. But this year, the Symphony has withdrawn from the program because of a lack of funding. Kelly Poppele from Festival Foods, which organizes the celebration, says a different musical act has been hired for the June 28th program. The name of the act will be announced in about a month.