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It's almost surprising what police can turn up running random license plates. Sunday afternoon, cop on the northside plugged a plate into the computer. Guy in a white van at a stop sign turned out to be revoked, registration invalid. Got 54 year-old Randal Ronnenberg out of his van and even through the officer's stuffed up nose, he could tell Ronneberg had had a few. Blew a .197. Well good enough for a OWI. The fifth drunk driving arrest for Ronnenberg.
A La Crosse guy's facing his sixth OWI after a run in with a light pole this week-end. Cops say 43 year-old Sean Iverson knocked down a traffic light at Rose and Livingston streets on the northside on Saturday just before midnight. They say he just destroyed his car in the light pole encounter and it had to be towed. Iverson they found in a northside bar. Wouldn't take a breath test but they say he was pretty solidly drunk. Besides the sixth OWI, Iverson faces an additional hit and run charge.
This is the year when boomers start to go bust. Many of them anyway. The oldest baby boomers are beginning to hit the 65 year-old retirement wall. But a bunch of them, says Onalaska financial planner Mark Bertrang, just aren't ready. At least not as ready as their parents who survived the great depression. Many of the boomers, says Bertrang, have never had the attitude that they needed to save or prepare for retirement because they just didn't go through the same economic trials as their parents. Consequently, Bertrang says, most boomers will likely have to hold down part-time jobs as part of their retirement.
Tomah's crack down on drug's made it's mark again Saturday night with the arrest of two Tomah men caught with almost 4 pounds of pot.
Police watched as 40 year old John Krosinksi left another man's home with almost 5 ounces of pot....which led police to serve a search warrant on the home. The find.......3½ pounds of marijuana, over $3400 in cash and various items used to grow and harvest marijuana.
Both Krosinski and 30 year old Scott Streeter were booked at the Monroe County Jail on various drug charges.