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BOND FOR 62-YEAR-OLD GARY DEML IS SET AT HALF-A-MILLION DOLLARS. INVESTIGATORS SAY DEML HAS TAKEN UP TO 150-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR FROM BERNIE BUCHNER PLUMBING AND HEATING SINCE 2001, PUTTING MUCH OF IT INTO AN ACCOUNT FOR A COMPANY HE USED TO OWN IN SPARTA. THE BUCHNER FAMILY HAD ASSUMED THAT DEML'S COMPANY WENT OUT OF EXISTENCE WHEN THEY HIRED HIM. A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT SAYS THE OWNERS WERE UNAWARE THAT BUCHNER PLUMBING HAD NOT PAID ANY TAXES IN THE LAST NINE YEARS, AND OWED A MILLION-AND-A-HALF DOLLARS JUST TO THE I-R-S.
A state honor for a La Crosse woman for her work with school students. Executive director of Coulee Council on Addictions, Pat Ruda has been named the Wisconsin Business Person of the Year by the state's Future Business Leaders of America organization. For the award, Ruda was cited for her work mentoring students in the local FBLA chapter and for teaching about the importance that non-profits like hers play in the business world.
La Crosse county: Burn 'em if you got 'em. The Town of Campbell lifted its burning ban yesterday. It was the last remaining open burning ban in La Crosse county. The ban went into effect after a significant shortage of rain caused dangerously dry conditions. The half inch or so of rain that fell over the week-end altered those conditions considerably.
There were big breweries, small breweries. National breweries. Local breweries. In the end, it was the hometown brewery that won the hearts and tastebuds of those attending the between-the-bluffs beer, wine and cheese fest this week-end in La Crosse. Pearl Street Brewery was voted the number one brewery by the three thousand or so who attended the tasting festival at the Oktoberfest grounds on Saturday. The micro brewery, located in the old La Crosse Footwear factory, has been in existence for a little over ten years.
Oktoberfest in La Crosse is still five months away...
But since this year marks the 50th Oktoberfest, the event's organizers felt like getting a head start on the celebration. The design for this year's button was introduced last week. It has a simple design, without the local scenery you might be used to seeing on the button, with 50 maple leaves representing the 50 years of the festival. Designer Phil Addis says it took him only an hour to come up with the artwork. He says he was genuinely surprised to learn that his design won the contest.