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On Wednesday, all employees from the School District of La Crosse will gather at Central High School to celebrate the beginning of the 2011-12 school year. The opening day celebration, this year entitled “Moving Forward Together,” has become a tradition in the district and includes a musical performance by district staff, welcome from the superintendent of schools and Board of Education president as well as recognition of 25 year staff. The all staff event begins at 8:00 a.m. in the Central High School auditorium and is scheduled to run until approximately 9:30 a.m.
The future of the La Crosse Spartans is in limbo.
The indoor football team is ceasing operations for now and is seeking a new owner, now that co-owner and general manager Chris Kokalis has taken a job with a new football franchise in Cedar Rapids. The Titans in Cedar Rapids will be coached by Kyle Brown, who was the Assistant Coach for the Spartans, and brother to Spartans Head Coach, Gilbert Brown. La Crosse Center manager Art Fahey is looking for someone to buy the Spartans, to keep the team going at the local arena.
They have a playground to rebuild...
Village leaders in Rockland are discussing ideas for repairing or replacing the playground in Gaylord Park that was burned down over the weekend. The village's park committee will meet at the park tonight to view the damage. The 25-thousand dollar playground equipment just installed last fall was ruined by a fire, allegedly set last Saturday night by three teenagers.
Mark Neumann has lots of reasons to run for Wisconsin's US Senate seat next year. 14 trillion of them, actually. The former congressman is making the nation's burgeoning $14 trillion debt and dealing with it the cornerstone of his campaign. It doesn't appear to Neumann that anyone in Washington understands the basic principle that you can't continually spend more money than you have without running into trouble. Neumann, a republican, is the first to declare a candidacy for the seat being vacated by Herb Kohl next year.
Town of Shelby could be sticking some serious money underground soon. In conjunction with a DOT re-do of highway 33, the town is preparing plans to help pedestrians get across the highway.
Shelby town administrator Jeff Brudos says the potential options include a pedestrian tunnel that would go underneath 33 at Hagen road. It's all talk at this point, but Brudos says the idea merits consideration. Estimated cost: five hundred to seven hundred thousand dollars.