For more than fifteen years, one La Crosse church has quietly worked to ease the pain of a human rights issue that until recently has languished in the backstreets of world attention—Christian persecution. And now more local churches are signing on to assist.

Throughout the entire month of March the gallery at the Marie W. Heider Art Center will be filled with eye-catching works that students have produced in their art classes this school year. It’s time for the annual K-12 West Salem School District Honors Show and, according to art teachers Que…

Johnsmith’s musical partnership with Dan Sebranek started 30 years ago this year, beginning on a slightly sour note. Their first show together was at La Crosse’s Riverfest in the summer of 1987, and the sign next to the stage announced them as John Smith — as he was known then — and “Don.”

BANGOR — For many kids growing up, home is a sanctuary — the one place where they know they will be safe, secure and loved. But what is a kid to do when her home is in constant upheaval, and when the only grown-up in the group is one of the youngest family members?

Miss Seven Rivers Pageant founder and director Abby Ryan has another full slate of contestants for this year’s sixth annual pageant, which starts at 4 p.m. Saturday at Holmen High School. In fact, she allowed 13 contestants this year, one over the limit of 12 entries she set after 14 turned …

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