More criticism for La Crosse mayor Matt Harter today.. It comes after the mayor's veto this week of unanimous council approval for a temporary firefighter hiring. Council member Bob Seaquist says the mayor maybe should have mentioned something about his opposition to the hiring during city vacancy review committee meetings
The temporary hiring would have replaced a firefighter who's currently on military leave.
La Crosse police have identified a man crushed by a car yesterday as a Winona resident.
Forty-nine-year-old Kevin Ryan was killed on Wednesday while working on a car at Conway Auto Service on South Avenue. Ryan was taken to the hospital after the vehicle slipped and fell on him, and he was declared dead on arrival.
A well-known area couple and the retired director of the Franciscan Spirituality Center are being honored for their volunteer work for the La Crosse area...
This year's Iverson-Freking Award from the Bethany-St. Joseph Corporation goes to Ed and Sally Sullivan and Vince Hatt. They all say they're 'humbled' by receiving the annual award for community service. The Sullivans have spent many years raising money for the Children's Miracle Network. Hatt is active in Rotary, and works as a tutor to young people. The awards will be presented at a luncheon on January 18th.
For the 2nd time in a week Lacrosse Police have busted a local drug dealer. This time it's 25 year old Chris Wurzel. He faces felony charges after police found 4 pounds of pot last night in his southside home.
Police arrested Wurzel after searching his house at 2021 Green Bay Street. He's in the La Crosse County Jail without bond. He told police that he has sold pot for 7 years and has made close to $40 thousand in that time. He said he gets his 3 pound supply every two weeks from a Twin Cities dealer...who he would not identify. Wurzel will be in court this afternoon.
Last Thursday, Lacrosse arrested 27 year old Grant Anderson after they police found 2 pounds of marijuana at his Vine Street apartment. They also found a loaded handgun, ammunition, over 6 grand in cash, cocaine, bongs and a digital scale. Anderson said he was over $50 grand in debt to his dealer.
27 Lacrosse teachers will share in over $53 thousand in grants awarded Tuesday from the Lacrosse Education Foundation. Repeat grant winner, Central English Teacher Mary Nugaard Nelson says, to her, it's more then winning money for the classroom........it's about a strong foundation that can do what the school district sometimes can't.
The teachers were surprised with their winnings Tuesday.