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Tuesday, 03 April 2012 23:09

Tomah Mayor Wins By 5 Votes And Other Results

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In the La Crosse School Board races last night, two incumbents were re-seated while one newcomer was welcomed in. Deb Suchla led all vote getters followed by Jeff Meyer and Rob McMahon. Daniel Moen quit his campign early but wass till on the ballot.

 

The three incumbent Onalaska School Board members all won their seats back last night. Heather Sysimaki, Brian Haefs, Alana Havenstrite all defeated Kristoffer Knickrehm.

 

The winners from the West Salem School District included Ken Schlimgen, Jane Halverson and Sylvester Clements.

 

For Town Of Campbell Supervisor, Jeffrey Schroeder defeated Bruce Becker with Schroeder taking 69% of the vote.

 

In Tomah, incumbent Mayor John Rusch may have won the race but don't count out challenger, Shannon Hough yet as she only lost by 5 votes. The final tally was Rusch 755 and Hough 750. Hough posted on her facebook last night that she will be asking for an official recount later today.

 

In Viroqua, you can continue to call him Mayor, after Larry Fanta defeated challenger Irving Leif 575 to 188.

Sparta voters said yes to a $2 million aquatic center by an almost 3 to 1 margin. The vote total was 1181 yes and 391 no.

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Monroe County Wants Jail Built In Downtown Sparta

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Downtown Sparta looks as though the likely choice for a new courthouse and jail after voters leaned that was in a referendum yesterday. That location beat out the Highway 71 location by about 500 votes.

County Board Chair Rick Irwin, said he was impressed with the almost 36% voter turnout. On a side note...Irwin himself lost his bid to retain his county board seat to Dale Greeno.....232-94.

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Tuesday, 03 April 2012 22:18

Chilsen Wins Onalaska Mayor's Race

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Onalaska voters choose Chilsen as mayor...

Joe Chilsen has outpolled opponent Samantha Carter by about a 3-to-1 margin in Tuesday's vote to pick a successor to retiring Mayor Mike Giese. Chilsen already serves in Onalaska city government on the police and fire commission. Carter works in law enforcement for La Crosse County, and recently moved to Onalaska. It's the first time in decades that a new mayor for Onalaska has not moved up directly from a seat on the city council.

 

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Tuesday, 03 April 2012 20:53

La Crosse Voting No To Administrator

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By a 3-to-2 margin, voters in La Crosse are rejecting the idea of a city administrator.

With seven thousand votes counted, more than four thousand people had voted 'no' on the binding referendum.  Opponents of the plan have argued that hiring an administrator would increase the size of city government and take away powers from the mayor.

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Tuesday, 03 April 2012 16:47

Fate Of Fest Comes Thursday

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Oktoberfest USA has announced they will hold two separate press conferences on Thursday, April 5th to discuss the fate of the 2012 Oktoberfest parades. Both conferences will be held at the Oktoberfest Southside Festgrounds.

The first conference will be at 11:00 am and will focus on the city fees being assessed for the 2012 Opening Day, Maple Leaf, and Torchlight Parades. The second conference will be held at 2:00 pm and will include a community partner.

Each conference will divulge different, yet equally important information. WIZM News will be at both press conferences.

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Tuesday, 03 April 2012 15:26

Jail On Voters Minds

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Monroe County residents are taking to the polls today to vote on where they would like to see a new jailand courthouse built. Monroe County Sheriff, Pete Quirin.

Quirin says it's on the referendum because it's been a stumbling block with the county board for more then 20 years. Some want it built in downtown Sparta....others at the dog pound site near Highway 71.

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Onalaska Enjoys Savings

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A switch in health insurance providers will save big bucks for the Onalaska School District and its employees.

Larry Dalton, Director of Finance and Business Services, says after considering bids from a number of providers, school officials dropped longtime carrier WEA Trust. The school district will work with Gundersen Lutheran and Mayo affiliated HMOs to offer a dual choice program, the first of its kind in a school district.

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Tuesday, 03 April 2012 15:25

La Crosse Pimp To Prison

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A La Crosse pimp who ran a prostitution ring out of his North Side apartment will spend the next four years in prison. La Crosse County Circuit Judge Scott Horne sentenced 50 year old Steven Cathey this afternoon. Cathey stated in court that he did not try to prostitute anybody.

Prosecutors contend Cathey ran the ring out of an apartment on Rose Street from his October 2010, prison release until February 1st of last year. One woman said Cathey arranged her meetings with men, and another said Cathey kept the money from her eight customers and paid her with crack cocaine.

Cathey denied being involved in prostitution but was heard on phone calls from jail telling a woman to get rid of all the names and numbers. Cathey, back in October, entered an Alford plea where he admits no wrongdoing but concedes a jury likely would convict him to one count of pandering/pimping days before his trial. He later tried to withdraw his plea.

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Tuesday, 03 April 2012 11:00

Voting Today in Wisconsin

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As voters go to the polls today, plenty of names on ballot no longer belong to candidates who are still in a race.  Wisconsin presidential primary voting today along with spring balloting of county board supervisors and school district candidates.

 

 

Voters will see six republican presidential candidates on the ballot when they go to the polls today.  But Michelle Bachman and Jon Huntsman have ended their candidacies.  Something similar in the La Crosse school district race.   Four names on the ballot for three seats, but Dan Moen has apparently suspended his campaign.  Statewide voter turnout expected to be 35 percent today.  A city administrator referendum could boost turnout in La Crosse, while an Onalaska mayor's race could increase turnout there.

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