River Valley

Wed
20
Sep

Presentation on Teen Technology Use and Misuse has been set for September 25

Dr. Justin Patchin ...
Dr. Justin Patchin ...

Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D., professor of criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center, will be conducting a presentation on cyberbullying Monday, September 25 at the New Albin Community Center, beginning at 7 p.m.

Entitlted "Teen Technology Use and Misuse," Dr. Patchin's presentation will cover a broad overview of cyberbullying, including issues parents, educators, and teens need to know about how youth use and misuse technology to cause harm to their peers. The presentation will define and provide examples of cyberbullying and discuss the role of parents in preventing and responding to inappropriate online behaviors.  It will also describe many of the online environments popular among adolescents today and strategies to use to make sure they are used safely and responsibly.

Wed
20
Sep

Lansing Lions Club seeks volunteers to help build playground this weekend

Volunteers are still needed to assist in the construction of the “Ship of Our Dreams” Playground equipment September 21, 22 or 23 at Lansing’s city park just south of the ball diamond. The Lansing Lions Club is seeking people who can do light lifting, and who can use wrenches, drills and shovels, especially from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. until finished Saturday, hopefully by noon.

If readers want to volunteer to help during any of that time, they are asked to contact Dan at the Lansing City Hall (563-538-4757) or Arlen Wonderlich (515-708-2279). Those volunteering are asked to mention the day and time they can assist, their email and phone contact information.
 

Wed
20
Sep

Benefit event Sunday for De Soto High School senior

July 16 of this year, Alex Hobbs of De Soto, WI was admitted to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI after collapsing at his home. Hobbs was scheduled to begin his senior year at De Soto High School this fall.

Scans showed brain hemorrhaging and emergency surgery was performed to stop the bleeding. An angiogram was preformed to locate the problem, and the diagnosis was Brain Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM).

Another surgical procedure was performed to cut off blood flow to the problem areas, and another angiogram will need to be performed to ensure the AVM vessels are not an issue. Hobbs' family says he takes daily steps to recovering his mobility with the assistance of his physical therapists, parents, siblings, family and friends.

Wed
20
Sep

Lansing City Council appoints Conrad Rosendahl as Police Chief, does not pass newly-proposed ATV Ordinance

by Macie Hill

The Lansing City Council meeting was held Monday, September 18, with just enough council members in attendance to be able to hold a meeting due to other scheduling conflicts. Discussion included a South Road bridge update, a decision on a new city police chief, and the City’s ATV ordinance.

The project engineer from the South Road bridge project gave an update at the meeting and noted that the bridge should be ready to open around mid-October or possibly later in the month. The council agreed to make Conrad Rosendahl the new permanent police chief for the City of Lansing, a position he has held on an interim basis recently with the health ailments of previous police chief Ed Stahl.

The third and final reading of the new ATV ordinance for the city was also held at Monday’s meeting. Following that final reading there was a motion made to approve the ordinance, but it did not pass, leaving the issue to be revisited once again.

Wed
13
Sep

Friends of Pool 9 receives $2,500 grant ...

At the August 7 Friends of Pool 9 (FOP9) Board meeting, Deb Sullivan presented FOP9 with a check for $2,500 from the Norwex Company.  At a recent company convention, Sullivan was informed of grants available to non-profits for being involved in projects to clean the environment.  She was aware of the thousands of pounds of debris Friends of Pool 9 volunteers have removed from the Mississippi River annually and decided to apply for the grant. Thanks to the efforts of Deb Sullivan and the Norwex Company, the expenses for the 2018 river clean-up on the Mississippi River are already paid for. FOP9 appreciates the hundreds of volunteers that give their time and efforts to keep the Mississippi River environment a clean and safe place, making Pool 9 one of the best pools on the Upper Mississippi River. The next Pool 9 river clean-up is scheduled for the last Saturday in April.

Wed
13
Sep

Lansing City Council approves second reading of ATV ordinance, discusses street light infrastructure and grant funding proposals by police department

by Macie Hill

The Lansing City Council meeting was held Wednesday, September 6, delayed initially a day from its usual Monday evening date due to the Labor Day holiday Monday, September 4, but then delayed to Wednesday due to a quorum of council members not being available for Tuesday's meeting date.

Discussion circled around a new sidewalk being put in on North Third Street, street light infrastructure information, the second reading of the City's ATV ordinance, and the police department seeking to get speed radars placed throughout the city.

It has been reported that rain water has been overflowing the sidewalk and running into houses on North Third Street. To fix this problem, the City will be replacing approximately sixty feet of sidewalk on that street in an effort to prevent the problem from happening again.

Wed
13
Sep

Presentation on Teen Technology Use and Misuse has been set for September 25


Dr. Justin Patchin ...

Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D., professor of criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center, will be conducting a presentation on cyberbullying Monday, September 25 at the New Albin Community Center, beginning at 7 p.m.

Entitlted "Teen Technology Use and Misuse," Dr. Patchin's presentation will cover a broad overview of cyberbullying, including issues parents, educators, and teens need to know about how youth use and misuse technology to cause harm to their peers. The presentation will define and provide examples of cyberbullying and discuss the role of parents in preventing and responding to inappropriate online behaviors.  It will also describe many of the online environments popular among adolescents today and strategies to use to make sure they are used safely and responsibly.

Wed
30
Aug

Sesquicentennial programs continue at Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library

As part of continued Sesquicentennial Programming at Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library, there will be a pair of programs held at the library within the next two weeks. Doors will open for each program at 5:30 p.m. with a light lunch, with a donation jar being in place. Actual programs will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 7, Barbara Kailean Welsh, Author of "Blazing A Trail: The Unconventional Life of Harriet Hosmer," will give a presentation. Welsh is bringing to life the character of a 20-year-old woman who, in 1851, raced up Mt. Hosmer in Lansing, thus resulting in the name of the Lansing landmark.

Many of the people of the area have only known her name, but such questions remain as to how that name happened to stay with Mt. Hosmer and what kind of a girl was she to be traveling on the river alone at the age of 20 in 1851. It is also known that she became a sculptor, but to what extent is her work known?

Wed
30
Aug

Blood drive in Lansing set for September 6

Community members are invited to give back and help save lives by donating blood Wednesday, September 6 from 2-6 p.m. at Kerndt Brothers Community Center in Lansing. To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Blood is a perishable product that can only come from generous volunteers. By donating blood, individuals can help make a difference in the lives of patients in their community and throughout the nation.

Completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire found at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass is encouraged to help speed up the donation process. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.

Wed
23
Aug

Lansing City Council approves first reading of ATV ordinance, chooses firm to follow through on radium treatment plan for City's water supply at regular Monday session

by Macie Hill

The Lansing City Council meeting was held Monday, August 21. Discussion centered around Milty's putting tables outside its business, ATV ordinance information, S&S Rentals buying property, a radium treatment study timeline, and city street light information.

Local restaurant Milty’s proposed having three to four bistro tables sitting outside the business on the sidewalk. The members of the council discussed the dimensions of the tables that would be placed and the sidewalk itself, and decided that the tables would not take up too much of the sidewalk and can be put out there.

The first reading of the new ATV ordinance was read at Monday's meeting and the second and third readings will be read during the next two meetings. The ordinance will only be good for one year. When that time is reached, the council will discuss and review how the first year went and edit anything that needs to be changed from there.

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