Wisconsin briefs: La Crosse veterans to head to Washington
Veterans to head to Washington LA CROSSE, Wis. -- A La Crosse organization is planning to take a second group of veterans to see the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., this summer. Freedom Honor Flight is part of a national network of Hon...
Veterans to head to Washington
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- A La Crosse organization is planning to take a second group of veterans to see the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., this summer.
Freedom Honor Flight is part of a national network of Honor Flight organizations. The group flies veterans free to the nation's capital so they can see the war memorials that stand in their honor.
The group took more than 100 La Crosse-area veterans last fall. Last week it said it will take another group in June, and it hopes to take a third group in October.
Veterans who apply are selected on a first-come, first-served basis. The group has more than 450 applications. Priority is given to World War II veterans and any veterans with a terminal
Sturgeon season reaches limit
OSHKOSH, Wis. -- The sturgeon-spearing season on Lake Winnebago has reached its limit.
The Department of Natural Resources said the number of adult female sturgeon bagged so far passed 90 percent of the harvest cap Friday, and that meant the season closed Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
The 77 sturgeon speared Friday included 15 juvenile females,
35 adult females and 27 males.
That raised the total to 1,423 sturgeon registered since the season opened the previous Saturday, including 275 bagged on the upriver lakes where spearing closed Wednesday.
Mullet has its own street
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The hairstyle is short on the top and long in the back, and in Green Bay the mullet has its very own street signs -- at least when the signs haven't been stolen.
Mullet Place may not be named for the kind of hair style that became popular a few decades ago, but fans apparently like to grab the signs anyway because they disappear several times a year.
"We've gone through a lot of Mullet Place signs," said Chris Pirlot of the city Public Works Department. "My only guess is that people are still in love with the '70s and '80s when the mullet haircut was prominent. I don't know."
At times, every sign on the two-block street has been gone, frustrating some residents.
Pirlot said it costs $100 each to replace the signs.
Stealing one can cost a lot more. Police say anyone caught taking a street sign can be fined $361 for theft plus $676 for criminal damage to property.
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