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August 22, 2014 - garden totes

Japanese eatery construction underway

Construction has begun on a Japanese grill that’s approaching to open in Dec during a former Bakers Square grill site during 1227 Crossing Meadows Drive in Onalaska.

Work began this month on a Shogun Sushi and Hibachi restaurant, pronounced Jeffrey Brown of North Rock Real Estate, a blurb genuine estate advisory organisation in Minnetonka, Minn. He is aiding a eatery’s owners, who live in a Twin Cities and possess several other Japanese restaurants.

Construction work on Shogun creatively was approaching to start final fall, with a eatery opening by early this summer. But a project’s pattern was put on a “back burner” since a owners were bustling opening a new grill in Burnsville, Minn., Brown said.

Shogun will offer a accumulation of upscale Japanese cuisine, Brown said, including seafood, steak, duck and unfeeling courses with a Japanese flavor. There will be a vast sushi menu and sushi bar.

“All of a mixture are intensely uninformed and high quality,” Brown said. “Especially a seafood, that is flown in fresh.” The approximately 6,000-square grill will have 14 hibachi tables.

Punt, Pass and Kick competition opening up

The 2014 Knights of Columbus Punt, Pass and Kick football skills competition is opening up, with dual events designed in Onalaska.

The competition for girls and boys ages 10-12 will be hold starting during 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, in Rowe Park. The competition for ages 8-9 will be hold starting during 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, during a Jimmy Olson Fields in Van Riper Park. Each eventuality will final about one hour.

Medals or ribbons will be released to a tip 3 contestants in any age and gender group. The leader in any difficulty will have a eventuality to competition during a diocesan turn in Elroy on Sunday, Sept. 28.

More information and opening forms are accessible during a Onalaska Parks and Recreation Department during Onalaska City Hall.

Onalaska chronological organisation seeks aged photos

The Onalaska Area Historical Society is seeking chronological photographs of a Onalaska area to supplement to a collection. People who have photos from your time during Onalaska High School or photos display a family member operative during a Onalaska Pickle and Canning Company, Nichols Mill or other Onalaska businesses can shre their photos but interruption with a originals?

They usually need to pierce them to a second Digital Scanning Day during a Onalaska Museum between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. During this event, museum staff will indicate chronological photographs for a collection and immediately lapse a originals. Acquired photos will be used by a chronological multitude for exhibits, investigate collection and a society’s annual fundraising calendars.

The chronological multitude is quite meddlesome in receiving photographs of a aged Onalaska High School, businesses, tyrannise depots and a Onalaska Cemetery display a wrought-iron fences and gates.

The museum is usually inside a opening to a Onalaska Public Library, 741 Oak Ave. S. For some-more information, call 781-9568, ext. 8.

Early Steppin’ Out signup deadline looms

Gundersen Medical Foundation’s ninth annual Steppin’ Out in Pink eventuality is set for Saturday, Sept. 6, during Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. The eventuality offers a possibility to transport alongside thousands dressed in pink, while honoring breast cancer survivors and remembering desired ones.

For those who register online by Aug. 25 during, a eventuality price is usually $15. In addition, early registrants will be guaranteed a 2014 Steppin’ Out in Pink T-shirt and chances to win Steppin’ Out in Pink sell during weekly drawings.

People new to a transport will need to fill out a online registration form and emanate a username and password. Those who purebred final year can usually record in online.

Many people lift pledges to assistance boost fundraising from a event. Proceeds from Steppin’ Out in Pink essentially account a foundation’s breast cancer investigate initiatives. A apportionment also is dedicated to providing assistance to breast cancer patients in need, subsidizing mammograms for underinsured and uninsured patients in a segment and ancillary a services of a Gundersen Center for Cancer Blood Disorders and Norma J. Vinger Center for Breast Care during Gundersen.

People also can acquire prizes for lifting income for Steppin’ Out in Pink, such as a hot/cold tumbler for collecting $75 in pledges hot/cold tumbler or a board drawstring receptacle and a tumbler for lifting $150.

For some-more information, revisit or call a Gundersen Medical Foundation during 775-6600.

UW-L fun run to support scholarships

A first-ever fun run during UW-La Crosse that is usually a mile prolonged will go distant in lifting income for scholarships for new freshmen attending UW-La Crosse. The Grand Mile kicks off during 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, during a Veterans Memorial Sports Complex.

Organizers of a one-mile competition wish to do some-more than lift income for a good cause. “Along with lifting income for new freshmen scholarships we wish to teach people on a significance of health and wellness,” says Tina Kuhle, executive of annual giving for a UW-L Foundation.

Registration is $15 before Sept. 5, $20 after, with a $3 bonus and after early-bird deadline (Sept. 13) for UW-L students. All participants get a Nike using shirt. Packet pick-up runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19 during Grand Bluff Running, 509 Main St., La Crosse, or onsite a day of run between 8 and 9:45 a.m.

An awards rite will start during 10:30 a.m. Awards will be given to a tip 3 altogether men’s and women’s finishers, along with tip 3 in any age organisation (12 and under, 13-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and over).

Register online during For some-more information, call Grand Bluff Running during 782-8227.

Clearwater Farm skeleton wine, drink tasting

A internal booze and drink tasting eventuality with food from area restaurants and fresh-from-the garden cuisine is set for 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, during Clearwater Farm in Onalaska.

The event, that also will underline a wordless auction, is a fundraiser for a farm, that is during 760 Green Coulee Road. Sponsors embody Pearl Street Brewing, Eagles Landing Winery, Lost Island Wine, Dublin Square, Burger Fusion, Fat Sam’s Main Street Bistro, Primos Southwestern Grill, Savory Creations and TGI Friday’s.

A singular array of tickets are accessible during $20 each. For tickets, call Michelle Grimm during 769-5112 or Shari Collas during 780-5682.

Miss America sendoff set for Johnson

A pre-Miss America Pageant jubilee in respect of Miss Wisconsin Raeanna Johnson will be hold from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, in a party room during The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, 328 S. Front St. in downtown La Crosse.

A module during that Johnson will preview her Miss America habit and talent starts during 2:30 p.m., with a meet-and-greet eventuality starting during 3:30 p.m.

Light appetizers and soothing drinks will be served, with a money bar available.

Farm yoga classes combined in August

Clearwater Farm on Greens Coulee Road in Onalaska has extended a array of Wednesday outside yoga classes by a finish of August.

Kristy Van Schyndel, a approved yoga instructor, leads a classes, that are for all levels and run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Participants are speedy to pierce a yoga pad and towel or rug.

Cost is $5 per class.

Habitat receives $25,000 from Kwik Trip

Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area will accept $25,000 from Kwik Trip over a subsequent 3 years for a ReStore collateral campaign.

The concession will assistance Habitat for Humanity and ReStore compensate for and immigrate to their newly purchased building during 3181 Berlin Drive, a former Decker Floor to Ceiling store.

Habitat for Humanity wants to lift $400,000 to assistance account a pierce and a new building. “Kwik Trip’s concession is good instance of what a village giving looks like, it is really encouraging,” pronounced Amanda Acklin, Habitat for Humanity’s executive director.

The ReStore will continue to work during a stream location, 434 S. Third St., in downtown La Crosse by a fall.

Monetary donations can be done online during Checks can be mailed to Habitat for Humanity (Attn. Capital Campaign), PO Box 2123, La Crosse, WI 54602. Employer deduction, employer compare and batch donations are also welcome.

Info eventuality set for reading tutors

The Coulee Region Literacy Council will benefaction an course eventuality for people meddlesome in education adults who needs assistance with reading skills.

The eventuality will be hold in Room 122 of a Academic Resource Center on a Western Technical College campus, on a dilemma of Seventh and Badger streets in La Crosse, from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, that is International Literacy Day.

CRLC, a proffer classification that offers giveaway one-on-one education for adults, has stretched a education services to embody some classroom theme areas during Western Technical College and being review partners with English Language Learners.

This is an informational assembly only, and does not want participants to turn a tutor. Additional training sessions will be dynamic by a interests and accessibility of a participants.

RSVP by Sept. 3 by emailing or job 789-4752.

Centennial 4-H cruise set for Sept. 7

A La Crosse County 4-H Centennial Picnic will be hold from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 during a Exhibition Building during a La Crosse County Fairgrounds in West Salem.

All La Crosse County 4-H alumni and friends are invited. Hot dogs, beans, chips and other food will offering along with games like kickball volleyball, ladder round and bingo.

There will be a brief program, along with a cake cutting, during 3:30 p.m.

People are asked to register by Friday, Aug. 29, to a La Crosse County UW-Extension bureau during (608) 785-9593 or email

Business growth luncheon set for Aug. 26

Western Technical College will horde a New Directions luncheon to plead The Department of Administration — Office of Business Development as presented by Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. during a Lunda Center, 319 N. Seventh St., La Crosse.

The Office of Business Development works with business owners, trade associations, dependent organizations and Chambers of Commerce via Wisconsin to safeguard business has a chair during a table, disciple for business interests within supervision and benefaction order change recommendations to a suitable group or a Legislature. The success of a bureau depends on business owners who indicate out a manners that are negatively impacting their business and offer suggested changes.

Rebecca Kleefisch, a former tiny business owners and news reporter, serves as Wisconsin’s 44th Lieutenant Governor. Rebecca serves as Wisconsin’s “Jobs Ambassador’ and spearheads a Governor’s Small Business Summits and Tax Reform Roundtables. She serves as an mercantile growth relationship and disciple for tiny business owners and chairs a Task Force on Minority Unemployment for a Wisconsin Council on Workforce Investment and a Manufacturing Committee for a Aerospace States Association.

The open is invited to attend. The cost of a eventuality is $20 per chairman or $108 for a list of six. Lunch will be included.

For some-more information or to register for a event, greatfully hit Western’s Business and Industry Services during 608-789-6290 or e-mail

Boys Girls Club alumni golf tour set

Registrations are being supposed for a Boys Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse’s Alumni Association Golf Outing Saturday, Aug. 23, during Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse.

Cost is $70 a actor for a four-person scramble. That includes 18 holes, a cart, lunch and a social. Shotgun start during 11 a.m.

There will be a men’s, women’s and churned group divisions.

Hole sponsorships are also accessible for $100.

Contact Jake Erickson during 784-3733 or for offer information.

DOT launches Rustic Roads print contest

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation, with a Wisconsin Department of Tourism, is celebrating a 40th anniversary of a Rustic Roads Program, with a print contest.

Photos contingency be taken between Jun 16 and Dec. 31, and submissions will be supposed by Jan. 15, 2015. The Rustic Roads Board will name winning photos in 6 categories and will be looking for photos that prominence a healthy qualities, facilities and vistas ordinarily found on Wisconsin’s strictly designated Rustic Roads.

There are 115 Rustic Roads travelling some 665 miles by 59 counties. To validate as a Rustic Road, a track contingency have superb healthy facilities such as imperishable terrain, local vegetation, abounding wildlife, open areas or rural vistas. Rustic roads operation from underneath dual miles prolonged to 37 miles in length and have speed boundary of no some-more than 45 miles per hour.

Complete competition information, manners and acquiescence discipline can be found online during

VA seeking proffer drivers for veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah uses volunteers to assistance veterans transport to medical appointments, and this use is expanding. Additional volunteers are indispensable to offer veterans in and around a Tomah area.

Volunteers do not have to be a maestro or go to a veterans’ classification to be a VA proffer driver.

Volunteers can assistance as mostly as they like. Some routes can be achieved in as small as 4 hours, so time commitments might vary.

Volunteer drivers contingency pass a giveaway earthy that is supposing during a VA in Tomah. During a revisit to Tomah for a physical, a proffer can finish a other required procedures to turn a VA volunteer.

For some-more information or to start a process, call (608) 372-1727.

Volunteer assistance sought during Lakeview Center

Lakeview Health Center in West Salem is looking for volunteers to assistance residents with low-level activities during a dusk loll module activity weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m.

People don’t have to proffer for each evening, usually a ones that work best for them. To proffer or for some-more information, hit Kay Stewart during 786-1400, ext. 40195, or

DMV offers email, content registration notices

The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles now offers email and content notifications for car registration renewals by a eNotify program.

The DMV will send participants electronic registration renovation notices for all authorised vehicles by email or text.

Electronic renovation notices will embody a couple to replenish registration online (

Participants contingency allow during slightest 3 months in allege of a image death to safeguard receipt of an electronic renovation notice for a sold vehicle.

Find out some-more about eNotify during in a announcements section.

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