Mississippi isn't expected to drop below 10 feet until Saturday
Happy Oktoberfest! The 56th annual Oktoberfest celebration gets underway today. The theme for this year's fest is Family, Friends, Fun. And if past history is any guide, you'll find all...
Some Oktoberfest medallion hunters have been leaving a mess behind, in their search for the festival prize.
Oktoberfest spokesman Kevin Buelow says people looking for the medallion apparently have caused damage in Riverside Park and the international gardens. City Hall, and Oktoberfest, want searchers to be respectful of public and private property. This year's medallion hunt began Monday morning.
Four Landscape Horticulture students from Western Technical College found more than Birch and Maple as they walked near campus studying for a tree identification test.
Katie Christensen, Scott White, Ian Young, and Daren Scott were in the area of 9th and Main Streets on September 11th when they found an unresponsive female lying in the shrubs. Christensen and Young attempted to wake the woman and noticed that her breathing was irregular and her eyes were rolling back in her head. White and Scott went to the La Crosse Public Library Museum to have the staff call 911.
The students stayed with the woman until an ambulance arrived. The paramedics determined the woman was diabetic and hadn't taken her medication. Her name and current condition are unknown, but White says they hope their actions made a difference.
Western Technical College will honor the students' actions during the District Board Meeting tonight, where they will be presented with a special commendation.
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New fencing, a new sign, and repaired grave markers...
The cemetery behind Hillview Care Center in La Crosse is newly improved, with many of the changes brought about by a high school student. Eagle Scout Reed Johnson worked for a year, along with other members of Scout Troop 22, to improve the cemetery that has been used more than a century. Reed was eager to replace a worn-out sign board which had printed lists of names, but no map. The new permanent sign was produced by Sign Pro. Hillview is recommending that any more people who wish to be buried at the cemetery choose cremation instead, and have their ashes placed in a new 'scatter garden' on the site.
La Crosse's second house fire in three days leaves a home on Ferry Street with moderate fire damage, and severe smoke damage. But, no one was hurt in Friday night's fire at the Daniel Klug home. Heavy smoke was reported at the rear of the house, and firefighters were on the scene less than two minutes after getting the call. The fire was doused quickly, and confined to just one section of the house.