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2008-06-23 03:00:16

By Geri Parlin, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 23--Dennis Kern's life has been one big improvisation. On the road to a career in theater, the oddball boy from Independence, Wis., has taken a circuitous route back home to the Coulee Region, where he is now teaching others the benefits of improv and the merits of being an oddball. It began for Kern in Independence, which is small enough that oddballs stand out. "I was always the weirdest kid in town," he said with a laugh. "I was in...

2008-06-23 03:00:14

By Joe Orso, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 23--When disasters such as two floods in the past year strike a region, finding out which relief organization is going to do what, where, when and for whom can get confusing. Enter the Wisconsin Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster -- or VOAD -- made up of volunteer organizations with a state presence such as Lutheran Social Services and the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Through the umbrella organization, member groups coordinate...

2008-06-23 03:00:13

By Samantha Marcus, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 23--Weather conditions conspired to create some ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes in the Coulee Region, experts warn. Dave Geske, a mosquito control expert at the La Crosse County Health Department, said they're seeing huge hatches of the nuisance species as flood waters recede. It was a productive spring for mosquitoes, but it's since become far worse, and approaching humid temperatures will only swell the crop, he said. "There's...

2008-06-21 03:00:11

By Autumn Grooms, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 21--ONALASKA, Wis. -- Kassie Praska got the attention of her classmates Thursday with a loud shriek. She'd struck an animal bone while lightly scraping the soil with a shovel in a trench about 25 yards from Sand Lake Road in Onalaska and wanted classmates in the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Archaeo-logy Field School to see it. "Everyone usually goes to take a look when someone screams," said Wendy Holtz-Leith, site director and an...

2008-06-19 03:00:23

By Marcus, Samantha Construction slated to start this summer on a new La Crosse Municipal Airport hangar has been postponed indefinitely, airport officials said. The sluggish economy has cut demand and swelled costs of construction and materials. Airport officials had anticipated a $275,000 price tag for the new 10-stall hangar, but the price of steel has raised that estimate from $460,000 to more than $600,000, said Airport Manager Dan Wruck. The airport would have to charge $450 to...

2008-06-19 03:00:16

By Chris Hubbuch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 19--Fort McCoy got long-sought approval Tuesday when the Sparta City Council voted to approve plans to build an on-base hotel and recreation center. The council voted 7-1 to give Fort McCoy its approval for the troop morale project, which would allow a private developer to build and run the facility. Mark Richgruber opposed the measure. The public-private partnership requires the support of local municipalities and the congressional...

2008-06-16 03:00:14

By Autumn Grooms, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 16--Two upcoming events will help keep children in La Crosse and Vernon counties fed during the 2008-09 school year. The first will be a lawn social and fundraiser June 26 at the David and Debra Abt Farm, S3588 S. Natwick, Viroqua, Wis. It will be followed by the La Crosse County Bar Association Golf Outing on July 25 at Forest Hills Country Club. Tee Times for the four-person scramble begin at 12:30 p.m. Both will benefit Jim's Grocery...

2008-04-13 03:00:27

By Autumn Grooms, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Apr. 13--Sally Sullivan's day as a substitute teacher at North Woods International School started well before the school bell rang. She welcomed kids to class, delegated responsibilities and waited for the unexpected. "When you're a guest, you have to be ready for anything," the 69-year-old said. "I love it. I absolutely love it." Time came for the morning meeting. Sullivan and the first-graders gathered on a brightly colored rug to read a story...

2007-09-19 09:01:13

By Bob Lamb, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Sep. 19--was planning to go muskie fishing on Lake Neshonoc until I talked with Jordan Weeks last week. Now I've decided to allow the fish to grow a couple of years before wetting a line in the beautiful lake in West Salem, Wis. Weeks is the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources inland fisheries biologist for La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon and Crawford counties. He has been with the DNR for eight years, working primarily with walleyes and muskies in...

2007-06-04 03:00:15

By Steve Cahalan, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 4--They say their first Shadows in Appleton, Wis., has been successful. So Mai Lee and her husband, Lue Lee, plan to open Shadows 2 pool hall and restaurant on Friday at 107-109 S. Third St. in downtown La Crosse. The space most recently was occupied by the Cali nightclub, and before that by Lone Wolf Coffee & Tea Co. Mai Lee said she and her husband will continue operating Shadows in Appleton, although they're moving from that community...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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