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Onalaska native to compete on Jeopardy! Tuesday

ONALASKA, Wis. (WEAU) -People in western Wisconsin may be seeing a familiar face on Jeopardy! Tuesday. 2004 Onalaska High School graduate Jason Smith will be a contestant on America’s favorite quiz show, May 17. “Just being on the Jeopardy! set was surreal, so I was very nervous that day...

UW-La Crosse plans police memorial ceremony

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – As a part of National Police Week, the UW-La Crosse Police Department plans to honor those officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty at a special event. The department will host a La Crosse County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the Veteran Monument...

One Unique Wisconsin Attraction Wants You To Take a Hike…With Llamas This Summer

Whenever I'm on the hunt for something fun to do with my family, there are two qualifications an attraction must meet to be a guaranteed hit with my kids:. That first qualification is usually pretty easy to fulfill, but the second gets a little tricky if the adventure doesn't involve going to a zoo. Well, I am here to tell you I think I just found this summer's perfect adventure that my kids will 100% approve of; hiking with llamas in Wisconsin!

1 person dead after crash in Vernon County Saturday

TOWN OF BERGEN (VERNON COUNTY), Wis. (WEAU) - One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash Saturday morning in Vernon County. The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office said 62-year-old James Pedretti of Genoa died at the scene of the crash on Highway 35 south of Riverside Lane between Stoddard and Genoa at about 9:24 a.m. Saturday.

Solving homelessness problem remains elusive

There are no shortage of efforts to solve the problem of homelessness in La Crosse. But are those efforts helping? That is a difficult question to answer, but it isn’t for lack of trying. The city of La Crosse recently allocated $276,000 in federal funding to establish a campground in Houska Park where the homeless can live for the summer. This comes after the city paid even more to house the homeless in a local motel during the winter months. Under the latest plan, the city will provide electrical hookups for those tent camping at Houska. In addition, the city will provide security at the park to keep people safe. This comes after the city failed in efforts to purchase the Chamber of Commerce building and a southside motel to serve as bridge housing. Other groups are addressing the problem too, including the Coulee Region Collaborative to End Homelessness, while a resource center for the homeless recently opened in central La Crosse. But still, the number of people without permanent shelter in La Crosse is by all accounts growing. Some say that is because the city is too generous, and that generosity has attracted even more homeless to the city. That is difficult to measure. What we do know is despite the efforts of many in government and civic organizations, the problem is far from solved, showing just how difficult this goal is to attain.
Fillmore County Journal

Caledonia’s audit receives highest rating possible

The Caledonia City Council met in regular session Monday, May 9, from 6-7:50 p.m. at city hall. Mayor DeWayne “Tank” Schroeder led the council and audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. Council members in attendance included Mayor Schroeder, Robert “Bob” Klug, Amanda Ninneman, David Fitzpatrick, and Brad Rykhus....

Hilarious R-Rated Sign Spotted In Wisconsin Home For Sale

You know when you are checking out Zillow or to see how much your neighbor's house (or your boss') is worth? Every now and then you can see photos of the inside because the house was recently for sale and so you do what everyone in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin take a look. Hopefully, I'm not the only one. Well, there is a house on the market about an hour from Rochester that I took a peek at and it looks like Hobby Lobby threw up a bit a good way. But there is one room that will make you do a double-take when you see it.
Fillmore County Journal

Eitzen Community Center remodel project moves forward

The Eitzen City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, May 10, from 6:07-6:57 p.m. at the Eitzen City Hall. Mayor Jeffrey Adamson and council members Emily Burrichter, Doug Meyer, Mitch Luttchens, and Mitch Lange were all in attendance. Others in attendance were Darryl Meyer, maintenance supervisor; Steve Schuldt, city clerk; and Renee and Rob Stokman, Eitzen property owners/residents.