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La Crosse County Republicans took a straw poll for Senate and President over the weekend and the results are being seen both state and nationwide.
For Senate, Tommy Thompson, led the way with 63% of the vote.....Mark Newman second and Scott Fitzgerald third. For President, Rick Santorum took 39% of the vote, Mitt Romney second with 30% and Newt Gingrich with 18%. Others geting votes were Rick Perry, John Hunstsman and Ron Paul.
The straw poll was conducted after the re-grand opening of the Republican Headquarters took place on Copeland Avenue Saturday.
Some dams in the area may be getting facelifts or torn down completely. Fifteen publicly owned dams throughout Wisconsin could get a total of three and a half million dollars to fix, replace, or remove them. The DNR says the dams have the biggest need for outside grants because of the risk they pose, and the communities' lack of ability to do the needed work.
The local governments that own the dams must now submit details to the D-N-R on what they plan to do.
The local dams are located in Juneau, Crawford and Trempealeau Counties.
Onalaska Police have made a break in a burglary case from Thursday.
A suspect detained by the Dubuque Police has been charged with a December 20th burglary in Onalaska. Eighteen year old Kiean George of the La Crescent area was detained earlier today in Dubuque, Iowa when he and two companions were spotted in the Maroon Dodge Intrepid that was being sought in a burglary that occurred in Onalaska on January 5th.
As of this time George has only been charged with the December 20th burglary. It is unknown whether the other two men in the vehicle were involved with either burglary.
The La Crosse County GOP will hold the grand opening of their headquarters on Copeland Avenue tomorrow morning at 10....and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch will be on hand to help kick start a Governor recall re-election campaign. County GOP Chair, Bill Feehan, says they they don't doubt a recall will take place.
Former Senator Dan Kapanke will kick off the opening with remarks followed by Kleefisch. Governor Scott Walker will join in on the opening via telephone.
Army Staff Sergeant Adam Sands of Tomah has been chosen to represent his fellow Soldiers during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl tomorrow in San Antonio, Texas. Around 100 Soldiers are chosen for this honor each year. Sands, along with Sergeant Matthew Gaulke of Winona, have been teamed with one of the 90 U.S. All-Americans this week leading up to the Nation’s premier high school all-star football game. The Army Soldier-Heroes will be honored during the U.S. Army All-American Awards Dinner and during pre-game ceremonies.
The soldiers being honored must have recieved a medal of honor or a purple heart. Gaulke talks about how he recieved his medal.
For more than 11 years, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the Nation’s
premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for
America’s future college and NFL stars. Adrian Peterson, Mark Sanchez, Tim