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La Crosse police have identified a man crushed by a car yesterday as a Winona resident.
Forty-nine-year-old Kevin Ryan was killed on Wednesday while working on a car at Conway Auto Service on South Avenue. Ryan was taken to the hospital after the vehicle slipped and fell on him, and he was declared dead on arrival.
A well-known area couple and the retired director of the Franciscan Spirituality Center are being honored for their volunteer work for the La Crosse area...
This year's Iverson-Freking Award from the Bethany-St. Joseph Corporation goes to Ed and Sally Sullivan and Vince Hatt. They all say they're 'humbled' by receiving the annual award for community service. The Sullivans have spent many years raising money for the Children's Miracle Network. Hatt is active in Rotary, and works as a tutor to young people. The awards will be presented at a luncheon on January 18th.
For the 2nd time in a week Lacrosse Police have busted a local drug dealer. This time it's 25 year old Chris Wurzel. He faces felony charges after police found 4 pounds of pot last night in his southside home.
Police arrested Wurzel after searching his house at 2021 Green Bay Street. He's in the La Crosse County Jail without bond. He told police that he has sold pot for 7 years and has made close to $40 thousand in that time. He said he gets his 3 pound supply every two weeks from a Twin Cities dealer...who he would not identify. Wurzel will be in court this afternoon.
Last Thursday, Lacrosse arrested 27 year old Grant Anderson after they police found 2 pounds of marijuana at his Vine Street apartment. They also found a loaded handgun, ammunition, over 6 grand in cash, cocaine, bongs and a digital scale. Anderson said he was over $50 grand in debt to his dealer.
27 Lacrosse teachers will share in over $53 thousand in grants awarded Tuesday from the Lacrosse Education Foundation. Repeat grant winner, Central English Teacher Mary Nugaard Nelson says, to her, it's more then winning money for the classroom........it's about a strong foundation that can do what the school district sometimes can't.
The teachers were surprised with their winnings Tuesday.
It's time for your creative skills to come out. Oktoberfest, USA has announced the 2012 Oktoberfest Button Design Contest started Tuesday. "It's All About Fest!" is the theme for the 52nd celebration of La Crosse's premier fall festival.
They are looking for a design with the right mix of
originality and creativity that effectively incorporates the spirit of the theme. The button design contest is open to the public and runs through Thursday, January 26th. The official rules will be listed on the Oktoberfest website at www.oktoberfestusa.com.
Entries may be dropped off at the Oktoberfest office located on the Southside Festgrounds at the corner of 2nd and La Crosse streets from Monday-Thursday during the hours of 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. The official 2012 Oktoberfest button design will be chosen by the
Oktoberfest Board of Directors and the winner will be notified by end of February/beginning of March.