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Quillin's will shut down its two La Crosse stores, at Shelby and the Village, with the Village site making way for a new Festival store, run by the Skogen family. Phil Quillin admits it will be odd not to have his family name on a store in La Crosse, after 66 years. But he says the five other Quillin's stores in the area are going strong.
The Shelby Quillin's will temporarily become a Festival store in April, just as the Village store closes. The Quillin family will be the landlords of both sites, and we're told that the building at Shelby will NOT be turned into a banquet hall.
Discussions raging from bystander intervention to First Amendment rights on a university campus will be examined during Diversity Dialogues at UW-LaCrosse next Wednesday.
The event encourages the university community to showcase some of the outstanding work being done on campus with respect to diversity.
Events include bystander intervention, protecting freedom of speech while fighting racism, intolerant and discrimination, disability-related issues and working with veterans on campus.
The event is sponsored by the subdivision of Campus Climate & Diversity.
A 5 year old boy is recovering at a Madison area hospital after being hit by a car yesterday. Sparta Police were called out to Highway 16 West, near the Sparta city limits around 4:45pm.
It may have been the worst kept secret in town. Festival Foods is buying two Quillin's stores and plans to tear one of them down. The Quillin's and Skogen families are finally confirming what has been rumored for months. The Quillin's in the Village and Quillin's Shelby location are being purchased by the Skogens. The Village store will be torn down and replaced by a new Festival. The Shelby location will stay open until the new Festival is built, and then will be closed. The sale leaves La Crosse without a Quillin's. Quillin's stores remain on French Island and in La Crescent, Decorah, Waukon and Caledonia.
The first of two listening sessions today for new, animal-free plans for La Crosse's Myrick hixon Eco Park.
Meanwhile, the last remaining animals from the old zoo at the park are getting settled in at their new digs. Patience and Prudence, the pair of 23 year-old black bears who had called the old Myrick Park zoo, "home." Shipped out about a week and a half ago to the Crooked Hollow zoo in Manchester, Iowa.
Pam Sellner owns the private zoo. She says Patience and Prudence are doing well. A little cantankerous when they first arrived because they had to brought out of a hibernating slumber. But have gone back to sleep since then.
La Crosse gave the bears to the zoo. City park and rec boss, Steve Carlyon says it took months to find a home for them.