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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...

2008-06-18 03:00:18

By La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 18--VIROQUA, Wis. -- A Disaster Recovery Center opened Tuesday in Viroqua to assist people who were affected by the severe weather earlier this month. The center and will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily at Living Faith Church, 852 N. Main St. "Residents affected by the disaster can visit the DRC in order to meet face-to-face with representatives of state, federal and voluntary agencies to receive information about the recovery process," said Dolph...

2008-06-17 03:00:26

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 17--Arbender "Dell" Robinson watches the prince out of the corner of his eye when he sings and dances almost every night in Disney's new Broadway musical "The Little Mermaid." The 30-year-old Robinson, a 1998 Viterbo University graduate, is a member of the original cast of "The Little Mermaid," playing various ensemble roles since it opened Jan. 10 on Broadway. He also has been the understudy for Prince Eric, waiting for his chance to go...

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...

2008-06-16 03:00:14

By La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 16--The following local retired educators were honored June 2 by the La Crosse Area Retired Educators' Association for their longstanding commitment to the Wisconsin Retired Educators' Association: Ardy Aarstad, Pauline Abel, Marian Anderson, Virginia Bell, Lee Bjerke, Edith Boller, Arlene Boyle, Deloris Britt, Barbara Brown, Marguerite Brown, Randi Brye, Eleanor Collins, Ruth Coombs, Joan Doescher, Marian Dolezel, Harold Dyar, Ruth Ekholm, Margaret Fish,...

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...

2007-05-29 03:03:47

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. May 29--Two high school senior musicians who will study at the Indiana University School of Music in the fall and several state singing audition finalists headline the 2007 class of outstanding senior musicians in the La Crosse area. Percussionist John James Pearse of Aquinas, who has played marimba with the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, and Logan cellist Maxfield Wollam-Fisher will major in music at Indiana. Pearse has won awards and...

2007-05-23 12:00:40

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. May 23--Dr. Kenneth Kolb Jr. looked out and cared for abused and neglected children. Kolb, who died Monday at the age of 49, was a Gundersen Lutheran pediatrician who was a passionate child advocate. "He really cared very, very deeply about children," said Dr. Ann Budzak, a Gundersen Lutheran pediatrician. "He believed they deserved to be safe, and we as adults should be advocates for them because they can't do it for themselves." Kolb was...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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