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2008-07-12 03:00:15

By Chris Hubbuch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 12--This summer is shaping up to be one of the stormiest in recent memory but nothing out of the ordinary. "Certainly it's been one of the most active in recent years," said Seth Binau, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in La Crosse. "But we all have short memories. We as humans tend to live in the now." Easy to do in a week that's seen two severe storm systems. La Crosse got 1.44 inches of rain Monday and another 0.87...

2008-07-11 12:00:31

By Chris Hubbuch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 11--La Crosse sidewalks had an extra crunch Thursday after the summer's first big mayfly hatch the night before. The National Weather Service in La Crosse captured the hatch on radar about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday as millions of the insects emerged from their underwater burrows. The Hexagenia flies native to this area spend most of their lives as larvae under the Mississippi River, rise to the surface when the water temperature is warm enough --...

2008-07-11 12:00:31

By Samantha Marcus, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 11--The La Crosse Common Council on Thursday voted to seize a billboard on Copeland Avenue after negotiations between a private developer and sign company proved futile. The council had been reluctant to condemn the sign, owned by Collins Outdoor Advertising, to make way for a 92-room extended stay hotel just north of downtown La Crosse and Three Rivers Plaza. "It's obviously been a long, difficult negotiation," hotel developer Paul...

2008-07-10 03:00:20

By Geri Parlin, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 10--What's got strong men hurling cabers and stones, the welcome scent of soda bread, and as much Celtic music as your ears can handle? Irishfest, of course. Organiz-ers gathered Wednesday to talk about this year's festival, which will be Aug. 8 to 10 at the South Side Oktoberfest grounds. While there will be plenty of music, including perennial favorite Gaelic Storm, lots of new things will be offered as well at this year's festival....

2008-07-10 03:00:15

By Autumn Grooms, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 10--The disco received applause, and the macarena got a few hips moving. But it took the Hood Park kids leading the "Cupid Shuffle" to get the crowd dancing and singing at the All-City Playground Olympics Water Ballet competition Wednesday at Copeland Park. "I thought we did really good," said Kawana McCloud, 9. "Everyone liked it and was singing along and dancing, too." The children selected the song by Cupid because it didn't have any...

2008-07-09 03:00:16

By KJ Lang, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 9--From July 4 fireworks to trap shooting, Bill Rockwood is excited to show Matthieu Goral of Epinal, France, some parts of American culture he'd never see at home. Bill, an engineer at Trane Co., is hosting the 16-year-old Goral in his Onalaska, Wis. home as part of a sister-city exchange. Goral and 26 other Epinal teens arrived in La Crosse on June 28 and will stay through July 17. Epinal and La Crosse have been sister cities for 22 years. The...

2008-07-09 03:00:16

By Anne Jungen, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 9--TOWN OF GREENFIELD, Wis. -- As Leslie Parrish sees it, the fire-ravaged mobile home at W4300 Hwy. M Lot 67 should be gone by now. The two-bedroom home in Brookview Mobile Home Park was destroyed June 23 after a blaze marked as suspicious ripped through the structure, leaving only the frame in its wake. "It's an eyesore and a risk for children out here," said Parrish, of W4300 Hwy. M Lot 53. "I think after two weeks it should be cleaned...

2008-07-08 03:00:12

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 8--Sexually transmitted diseases continue to be a public health concern in La Crosse County. For the past several years, STDs have been on the rise, and that didn't change much last year, according to the 2007 La Crosse County Health Department annual report. The number of gonorrhea cases in the county more than doubled, from 27 in 2006 to 62 in 2007. The first episode of genital herpes also increased significantly from 74 in 2006 to...

2008-07-07 03:00:34

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 7--A new Healthy Living Web site will be launched today as part of a community initiative to promote healthy lifestyles. The Web site -- which can be found at www.rivervalleynewspapers.com/healthyliving -- is intended to be a resource for people looking for health and wellness ideas. One feature of the new site is an interactive calendar that will include fun runs, road and bike races, triathlons and other community events. Web users...

2008-07-03 03:00:28

By Reid Magney, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 3--La Crosse County officials have abandoned plans for a women's jail facility on Cameron Avenue and now have focused on a North Side site. Two city-owned duplexes at the corner of Kane and St. Paul streets could be used for a jail alternative program for up to 10 women, according to letters hand-delivered to the neighborhood Tuesday and Wednesday. Several of those neighbors said Wednesday they're opposed to putting female offenders nearby....


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.