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Among creditors looking to get paid something back from Skipperliner in the town of Campbell: The town of Campbell. The boat builder on French Island entered bankruptcy owing the town for a pass-through loan of sorts from the state. Outstanding balance: about 350 thousand dollars. Town of Campbell administrator Travis Parish says the town's on the hook for that. He says Skipperliner also owes the town about 322 thousand dollars in harbor lease payments. The boat builder hasn't made a payment on the harbor since December.
The former business manager at a La Crosse plumbing company now has a better chance of getting out of jail...
The bond for Gary Deml has been lowered to 10-thousand dollars cash. It was set at 500-thousand dollars, after Deml was arrested for embezzling close to a million dollars from Bernie Buchner Plumbing and Heating. Deml chose not to have an evidence hearing this week. He could enter a 'not guilty' plea at a hearing later this month.
One of the young men convicted in the killing of teenager Jeff Smulick has another hearing in La Crosse County court today...
Timothy Goyette has made attempts to withdraw his 'guilty' plea in the murder of Smulick nine years ago. Goyette was only 15 when he took part in a gang-related beating of the 16-year-old Smulick. Goyette is serving a 25-year prison term. In March, a La Crosse judge turned down requests by Goyette and co-defendant Jonathan Coryell to have their sentences reduced.
Few argue that higher education's a good investment for those who seek degrees. As it turns out, it's not too shabby for those who run the schools who hand out the degrees. The latest accountability report from the UW system claims that the system's 26 campuses and its 179 thousand students contribute ten billion dollars to the state economy. Compare that to the billion or so that state taxpayers put into the system every year. The same report says last year's graduating class of around 33 thousand contributed over a half billion to the state's economy. About 35 million of that came from the UWL graduating class of about 16 hundred.