South Library closes in La Crosse, but talks are planned about other ways to use the building
The city of La Crosse is now officially down to two public libraries. The South Community Library on 16th Street closed last week, two days ahead of the Dec. 1 date that had been announced in October. The library board decided this fall to shut down the south branch, following a $100,000 cut in city funding.
Memorial honors two Decorah FFA students
Decorah High School recently honored the enduring legacy of two exceptional students with the installation of a memorial table and benches on the high school campus near the greenhouse. The memorial will serve as a lasting tribute to the lives of Dalton Hemesath and Karter Einck, who made valuable contributions...
Cougar Spotted in Iowa – Increased Sightings Across Wisconsin & Upper Midwest
Last year saw increased mountain lion sightings across Iowa, Wisconsin and the Midwest in general. Those numbers seem to be on an upward trend, as another one was recently spotted in Allamakee County. This sighting is in addition to a cougar spotted earlier this year in Indianola and is something that may keep local hunters on their toes again this year across the upper Midwest.
decorah, IA Residents: Your Future Puppies Best Friend Awaits!
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near decorah.
Local Traffic Alert: Iowa 9 Bridge Construction Begins Dec. 4, Expect Delays
The Iowa 9 bridge, connecting Lansing to Wisconsin 82 in Crawford County, WI, will start a construction project on Monday, Dec. 4, 2023. The project will cause traffic delays due to the closure of the eastbound lane for bridge rail repairs. The construction is set to end on Friday, Dec. 15, depending on the weather.
Weekly Safety Report: Drug and Gun Charges, Attempted Homicide, and Scam Account Target La Crosse
This week in La Crosse, Wisconsin, there were three incidents that raised concerns for public safety. A Rochester man was indicted by a grand jury for drug and gun charges after being arrested in La Crosse. Another man from La Crosse was accused of attempted homicide for allegedly firing a shot at two individuals. Additionally, officials warned the public about a scam account posing as the La Crosse Center's Facebook page, attempting to deceive users into providing personal information.
Construction Project on Mississippi River Bridge at Lansing Starts Monday
If you travel on the Iowa 9 bridge over the Mississippi River from Lansing to Crawford County, Wisconsin, you need to be aware of an upcoming construction project that may slow down your trip. The Iowa Department of Transportation says starting this Monday until Friday, Dec. 15th, weather permitting, construction...
Hixon House recreates 1881 holiday party
LA CROSSE (WKBT)-- The La Crosse County Historical Society recreated a Hixon House holiday party originally held in 1881 on Sunday.
Spring Grove plant to layoff 80
Northern Engraving will be turning their plant in Spring Grove, Minn., to warehouse space by the end of this year. This will mean a layoff of 80 jobs filled by locals. Northern Engraving has five locations throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota. Closing the Spring Grove plant will leave four Wis. plants remaining.
This Decorah woman needed help with medical bills. Embrace Iowa gave her a hand up.
Mother of two Jada Bahls-Kargalskiy of Decorah discovered she was “unexpectedly expecting” in June 2022, shortly before her husband was temporarily laid off from work. The emotional roller coaster of surprise, excitement and financial insecurity was further shaken when she suffered a miscarriage a few months later. The...
Genoa Home Declared Total Loss After Fire; Investigation Ongoing
Discover more about the devastating fire that completely destroyed a home in Genoa. Learn about the ongoing investigation, the heroic five-hour firefighting effort, and the fortunate escape of all occupants. One firefighter was injured, but no other injuries were reported.
Donkeys Join Salvation Army Bell Ringing Tradition and Live Nativity Scene at Rotary Lights
Meet Blossom, a 17-year-old donkey who's a regular at the annual Salvation Army bell ringing tradition, sporting a Packers scarf and leg warmers. Also, get introduced to Chocolate and Brownie, the newest additions to the live nativity scene at Rotary Lights.
Threatening Law Enforcement Scam Surfaces in Southeast Minnesota
Undated (KROC-AM News)- Authorities in southeastern Minnesota are warning residents of recent reports of law enforcement scams. Two recent scams have prompted the warnings. Both involve the scammers claiming to be from local sheriff’s offices. The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office said dispatchers took a dozen reports Wednesday of a...
Bridging History and Innovation: The Legacy of the Black Hawk Bridge
The Black Hawk Bridge, often referred to as the 'Lansing Bridge', is not merely a structure over water but a significant cultural and historical icon. Connecting Lansing, Iowa to Crawford County, Wisconsin, it is the northernmost Mississippi River bridge in Iowa. Built in 1931 and named after the Sauk leader Chief Black Hawk, the bridge is an engineering marvel of its time, conceived by Melvin B. Stone. Its unique cantilever through truss design, constructed by the McClintic-Marshall Company with steel from the Inland Steel Company, has served the region for nearly a century, earning a place in the cultural heart of the community, as seen in its cinematic appearance in 'The Straight Story.'
Three charged with violent assault on Waukon man
Three northeast Iowa men are accused of attacking a man with golf clubs and a baseball bat. The assault happened at a residence in Waukon on November 16. This week, police have arrested three men from Waukon, all in their mid-20s. Each has been charged with first degree burglary, going armed with intent and assault while displaying a dangerous weapon.
Rare Cougar Sighting Reported in Allamakee County
Catch a glimpse of a rare cougar sighting in Allamakee County! The Sheriff's Office confirms the presence of the wild animal in the Village Creek area. Remember, don't approach wild animals and report any cougar activity. Stay safe and keep your eyes open!
Today the gas price is close to $3.09 in Waukon as of 2023-12-03. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.243, a week ago the price is $3.253 , according to AAA.
Excellence Consistent for Spring Grove Volleyball
Spring Grove extended a string of highly-successful volleyball seasons in 2023 with a 22-7 record, the Lions’ third consecutive 20-plus win season under the tutelage of former Spring Grove standout Kelsey (Anderson) Morken. Not counting the shortened COVID season of 2020, the wins over the most recent seasons have been 22, 28, 20, 19, 26 and 22.
Light Rain or Drizzle this Evening... then Light Snow Showers Overnight into Sunday AM
LIGHT RAIN OR DRIZZLE CHANGING TO SNOW SHOWERS: A weak disturbance will track by to our south/east over the next 12-24 hours. The result will be light rain showers or drizzle this evening... changing to light snow showers overnight, especially after midnight. The light snow showers will linger into Sunday morning, with most areas being dry by Sunday afternoon. Lows tonight will be in the 27-33F range, with highs Sunday in the 35-39F range.
Halverson is Lion MVP, among four All-SEC selections
Joelle Halverson was voted Spring Grove’s top volleyball honor as 2023 Impact Player of the Year (MVP) and was one of four Lions named by the coaches to the All-Southeast Conference Team. Kendal VanMinsel is a repeat All-SEC honoree while Sydney Holland moves up to First Team All-SEC this year after receiving Honorable Mention last year. Jordis Neeley completes the all-league quartet. Katelyn Kraus received Honorable Mention All-SEC, was voted the “AO” (all-out) Award by her Spring Grove teammates and earned recognition as Academic All-State. Hailey Normann was the Lions’ choice for Most Improved while Neeley and Izabel Kaufmann shared the Heart Award.