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A hearing is scheduled this afternoon in La Crosse on Skipperliner's decision to shut down and seek bankruptcy protection. And the Campbell Town Board appears content to let the courts handle the matter, for now. Town administrator Travis Parish says the board took no action on Tuesday night to seek money from the boat company...even after town residents asked the board to try to get a 600-thousand dollar loan back from Skipperliner. Parish says the board will keep an eye on what the courts decide about the company's responsibility to creditors.
Feel like doing some building? A La Crosse school could sure use your help. The parent teacher organization at Spence elementary in La Crosse has been raising funds for playground equipment for the last four years. Saturday, the group's getting together to install the new equipment at the school. Spence is looking for volunteers to help put all the new stuff together. Build time is from seven in the morning until two in the afternoon. Call the school if you're interested in helping.
A little more help for the La Crosse County Safe Ride Program. A bill just signed by the governor will allow a state DOT fund to send more money to safe ride programs all over the state. But that mostly means La Crosse, says local Tavern League President Mike Brown. He says about one out of five of the Safe Rides in the entire state are in La Crosse county. The new law allows eighty percent matching funds as opposed to the former fifty percent.Brown says the money from the DOT comes not from taxpayers but from a surcharge on OWI tickets.
Some give a little to fight disease. Dave and Jessica Pehl go all out. the Holmen couple is launching their effort to raise five thousand dollars for the Susan G Komen breast cancer 3 day walk in August. Dave's motivation for the fundraising is pretty personal.
His grandmother died from breast cancer, as did an aunt. His mom has battled it for decades.
Dave and Jessica begin their fundraising campaign today with a beer-tasting event at Java Vino in La Crosse.
Onalaska's police department continues to utilize a web site to reunite people with their stolen stuff. Police chief Jeff Trotnic says Leads Online helps staff recover property without having to leave their desks. If they can find a serial number on the stolen property that's great. But, if that can't be found a description is often enough to reunite people with their belongings. Since Onalaska cops started accessing Leads Online they recovered over ten grand worth of heisted property. For the first two years of the program Pawn America has sprung for the two grand to gain access to the web site. Next year the city will consider splitting the cost with the retailer.