Arcadia, WI

This Week in Winona: June 28-July 4, 2022

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No Fireworks Allowed on the Upper Mississippi River Refuge

(KWNO)- With July 4th approaching, the National Wildlife Refuge System is reminding all that fireworks are prohibited on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The National Wildlife and Fish refuge say that the bright and abrupt lights and sounds are often seen as a threat to animals...

Traveling Black History Museum visits Wisconsin

ONALASKA, Wis. — For the past 30 years, Dr. Khalid el-Hakim has traveled across the county combing through antique shops, libraries and more in search of historical documents and artifacts to help him share a more balanced view of American history. Driven by the lack of Black history taught...

Community rallies together for “Celebrate Onalaska”

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) — Plenty showed up for a market in the park in Onalaska Saturday for the “Celebrate Onalaska” festivities. There were about 45 vendors selling all sorts of items, from food, to plants, to clothing. “It’s important just to get the community together. A celebration,...

70 Cardinals named Academic All-MIAC

WINONA, Minn. — A whopping 70 Saint Mary's University student-athletes earned Academic All-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference recognition for the winter-spring semester. On Monday, the MIAC announced its 2021-22 Winter and Spring Academic All-Conference honorees, which included a record 1,299 student-athletes. Combined with the 779 fall-sport athletes who were honored...

LeRoy Eugene Woychik

LeRoy Eugene Woychik, 100, passed away on June 22, 2022, at Roger Metz Manor in Winona surrounded by his loving family. LeRoy was born in Arcadia on January 12, 1922, to Albert Sr. and Mary (Korpal) Woychik. At age 16, he left home and moved to Milwaukee looking for work. He was drafted at age 18 into WWII and served from 1942 to 1946. He served in the 11th Armored Division Thunderbolts under General George Patton. There were times he was a chauffeur for General Patton, because he could translate languages. His Division liberated Mauthausen and Gusen Concentration Camps. He was also interviewed by a WWII author of the book, From Dust and Ashes by Tricia Goyer and endorsed the book. Shortly after returning from the war, he met his wife to whom he’d be married to for 73 years, Faith Ann Reedy, in Arcadia. They were married November 4, 1946, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Arcadia. He was a traveler at heart, and they took a six-week honeymoon. They traveled West to California and then on to Arizona, stopping along the way to see the sights and visit relatives.

Winona State’s Ballard announces retirement

The sport of basketball is one of the most statistic-laden activities in college athletics, with a single game generating an endless array of performance metrics, such as points, assists, rebounds, shooting percentages and assist-to-turnover ratio, just to name a few. However, one statistic rises above all others at the end...

Winona manufacturer Miller Ingenuity marks 75 years

One of Winona’s enduring manufacturing successes and a global leader in railroad parts, Miller Ingenuity celebrated its 75th anniversary on June 23. Company leaders and local and state officials heralded the milestone and highlighted the company’s unique approach to technology and management. Miller Felpax, as Miller Ingenuity was...