A Big Deal
Dec. 10, 2013 7:12 am
Dec. 9, 2013 3:50 pm
So...you may know that I am not the top of the class when it comes to technology. However, with that said I just downloaded photos and designed our Christmas Card. The order should arrive in a week or so. Now this may not sound like a big deal to some techies....But is this house its a Christmas Miracle.
Shopping in our home town.
Dec. 6, 2013 6:58 am
What does a Sun Dog mean to you? We saw one this afternoon over Lake Onalaska. One coworker said that farmers say this means it will snow. I thought it had something to do with the extra cold weather. Another person said he had no idea. Now after looking up Sun Dog it means beside the sun. It is a colored patch of light in the sky. I think I am going with the Farmers.
First Freezing Blast
Dec. 5, 2013 6:07 am
Its time again to do the Christmas shopping. I do enjoy shopping local for a number of reasons. First of all it is for the good of all concerned. Second, I do enjoy the personal touch. It is so nice to be helped by folks that have been helping you for years. This year I sent a number of emails for local shops to ask pre questions about items that I and looking for. Good Luck! Santa says.......Shop Local!
Wow..no snow storm for us.
Dec. 4, 2013 8:22 am
Well its here! Do you remember in September when we had a few days that got to the low 40's and we said...wow its freezing out? Its all a state of mind isn't it!
Dec. 2, 2013 6:27 am
Our neighbors to the north are locating shovels, ice scrapers, snow pants, hats and mittens. We did dodge a bullet for the most part in the coulee region. (this time). The all important low, is located almost on top of us and that prevented us from getting the snow and just rain this time. If the low is over Chicago then the La Crosse area is more apt to get snow. I will be watching for the low location all winter! How about you?
Down Eighteen Percent
Nov. 26, 2013 7:15 am
Wow...what day is this? A lot of us have been off work for four days now. It may take most of the week to get back in the swing of things. The weekend also gave us maybe the last chance to work outdoors on the Christmas lights with out freezing. The long term forecast looks like old man winter is almost here.
The Count Down Is On
Nov. 25, 2013 7:46 am
Eighteen percent fewer deer were harvested this year. Why? It was just to cold to soon. I guess I didn't think that this would impact the food pantries as well. Did you know that each year some very generous hunters donate the meat to processing businesses which in turn prepare ground meat and is then given to food pantries. For some folks this is the only way them to put meat on the table. Wow....generous hunters and meat processors we are thankful for you!
It Only Takes A Little
Nov. 22, 2013 6:03 am
Rotary Lights is a gift to the Coulee Region each year. Over 2,600,000 lights sparkle in Riverside Park in downtown La Crosse. The lights switch on after the opening program on Friday. Please remember to bring along a gift of cash or canned goods for our local food pantries. In the spirit of Rotary Lights we thank you for considering attending many times this season.
Pot Holes Now and Forever?
Nov. 21, 2013 6:21 am
Overnight our area received anywhere from .5 inches to 1 inch of snow. Now we all must relearn our winter driving skills. The sand and salt trucks were out and very very busy. Many slide offs and fender benders were common during the early hours. It is always a good idea to leave a few minutes early rather than hurry and put your car in the ditch. Its only November.
More Hunting Focus
Nov. 20, 2013 8:25 am
I just heard a report that the roads in the city that need to be repaired will have to wait. There is about the amount of funds available each year to fix two miles of bad streets. There are around 240 miles of roads in the city. How do you keep up with that? One way would be to walk, ride your bike of dodge the pot holes!
Nov. 19, 2013 7:53 am
So...Gun Deer season is just a few days away. This is the time that so many hunters have been waiting all year long for. All the prep involved with guns, clothing, equipment and facial hair (guys only with the facial hair). The long term forecast does call for some snow on the ridge tops. While I am happy for the hunters with the snowcast I am not as pleased for those of us that get our meat from the local meat department.
Nov. 18, 2013 6:39 am
As I settled in for work this morning at the La Crosse Radio Group a coworker of mine told me of his early morning observation. Because he is a hunter his take was different than mine. He said.....Guess what? I just saw a duck that was leading the flock get shot and drop in mid air. Now because of his hunting background he was in awe by this. I on the other hand felt so sorry for the rest of the flock that their leader could not longer lead them. I may have a big case of the ducks are us. What do you think?
Nov. 14, 2013 6:16 am
Here is a brilliant new use for an everyday item. A Jumbo Paper Clip. A paper clip can serve as a makeshift zipper-pull replacement. Also when you need to give out a spare set of keys a jumbo paper clip can save the day. Look around and use a little imagination. It is rewarding to make something out of nothing.
When to shop??
Nov. 13, 2013 6:31 am
So word has it that Madison, Wisconsin has passed a request to offer Snuggling in a retail or spa like setting. Wow...instead of paying money to snuggle with a stranger....how about adopting a furry friend from an animal rescue. Good for all involved!
Nov. 11, 2013 7:39 am
Christmas shopping starts after you put your fork down this year. With interest I have been following the times that some stores will be open for Black Friday this year. I have seen a store report that they are open 24 hours on Thanksgiving until nine PM on Friday. Not to be out done more and more stores will be open at 8 PM on Thursday and go all night. So Black Friday will not be as important for shopper looking for that super deal? I like to shop at lower crowd times if possible. It is important for me to enjoy looking and thinking of those who I am shopping for.
Okay, Day 3!
Nov. 9, 2013 7:38 am
After a three day CMNH Radiothon we are so happy to announce that over $121,000 was raised for the children and families. We do thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for pledging. We are already looking for to CMNH Radiothon 2014.
Nov. 8, 2013 5:12 am
If you have already given with your heart....thank you. We are on the air until 3PM today to share stories from families and give an opportunity to pledge.....(800) 853-6889. From all of us here at the La Crosse Radio Group......Thank You!
Nov. 7, 2013 5:33 am
Day one of the Children's Miracle Network Radiothon is in the books. We are very excited about our first day and look to do even better on day two thanks to you. The pledge number is (800) 853-6889. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Radiothon
Nov. 5, 2013 7:34 am
Hello there! This is it Day One of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Radiothon.
We would like to thank today's sponsor.....Cary Heating. Our miracle maker sponsors:
Altra Federal Credit Union, Culver's, Toppers Pizza, American Home Fireplace and Patio and Once Upon a Child. Call us today, tomorrow or Saturday. 781-1477 and 1-800-853-6889.
During our three day radio marathon, hear amazing stories about our CMN Hospitals Heroes and other children facing medical issues. The money you donate stays here to help area children no matter where they get their healthcare or the kind of illness they have. Tune in then call. This Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The number to call is (800) 853-6889 to pledge your support. We thank you in advance.