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Joel Dettwiler, a Platteville graduate now at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, is the new head football coach for the Eagles.
Dettwiler was among four finalists who were interviewed on campus in the last two weeks. He was director of football operations at Platteville a few years ago. Dettwiler will succeed Larry Terry, who announced in November that he would step down as the Eagles' head coach.
Nothing wrong with driving around with a pocketful of cash. Even thousands of dollars. No crime there. But things change a bit when you're driving around with a pocketful of cash and several bags of marijuana. That's how La Crosse police picked up Devan Kuehn this week-end in La Crosse. They say the Waukon, Iowa 21 year-old was driving around downtown with his lights off. Cop pulled Kuehn over and felt overwhelmed by the smell of marijuana coming out of the car. Found about three thousand dollars in cash and nearly four ounces of individually wrapped baggies of pot in a pasta box. Kuehn faces drug dealing charges.
Among the many drunk drivers corralled by cops this week-end in La Crosse, one has some car repairs to do once he gets out of the joint. They found Roberto Rodriguez sitting in his car in the early morning on the northside. They say he'd plowed into a couple of cars on the street before ramming into a snowbank. Police say Rodriguez was very drunk and denied being in an accident. Although the cop was skeptical. After all, the car Rodriguez was sitting in had its air bags deployed. And the front end of the car was crushed.
UW La Crosse chancellor Joe Gow doesn't have a job offer. But he is a finalist in the search for president at the State University of New York, New Paltz campus. One of four. Gow says he'll have to see once he visits the campus whether he'd be a good fit for the job. But, Gow says, it would have to be a very good offer to drag him away from the UW-La Crosse campus. Money, apparently, not an issue in the job decision if it comes to that. The chancellor tells us both the system president and the head of the board of regents have offered to bump his salary and Gow, although appreciative, told them, it's not about the money. Gow's been chancellor at UWL since 2007.
Festival Foods will serve as a lead sponsor when the UW-L hosts the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships in 2011 and 2012. The 2011 championships, to be held at the La Crosse Center March 11th-12th, is expected to bring more than 60 collegiate wrestling teams, 180 wrestlers, and thousands of visitors to the La Crosse area.
As part of Festival Foods’ support, the competition venue at the La Crosse Center will be renamed Festival Foods Arena. Also, Festival Foods will be featured prominently in the marketing campaign produced by UW-L to promote the championships.
The UW-La Crosse wrestling team, with the only roster in the country featuring three former NCAA champions, is currently ranked second in the nation in Division III.