With Easter Sunday around the corner and roughly 80 percent of all Americans expected to observe the holiday in some way, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018's Best Places to Celebrate Easter to go along with its Easter Facts & Stats – Church, Candy & Cash infographic.

On March 17, people around the world will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by parading in green hats, sporting images of shamrocks and leprechauns pinned to their lapels. But who is patron saint of Ireland who the holiday is named after? Here are 10 things you may not know about St. Patrick.

Bethel Lutheran Church at 1931 Loomis St. will install Anne Hokenstad as its new pastor at 9 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Libby Howe, assistant to the bishop, will preach, and a reception will follow the service. 

The Mississippi Valley Conservancy will offer a Pathway to Spirituality hike at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 17. This hike is part of Mississippi Valley Conservancy’s 2017 Linked to the Land series of outdoor experiences sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse.

VIROQUA — Bethlehem Church of Viroqua will host a Twilight Neighborhood Bible Time Rally from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 11, through Friday, June 16.

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis insisted Wednesday that indigenous groups must give prior consent to any economic activity affecting their ancestral lands, a view that conflicts with the Trump administration, which is pushing to build a $3.8 billion oil pipeline over opposition from American Indians.

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Poised to roll out its 21st season, the Coulee Region Gospel Choir has for many become a Christmas tradition. Its blend of secular and sacred choral music, in addition to quartets, ensembles and sometimes instrumentals, has warmed the hearts of listeners since the mid-1970s.

Olivet Beacon of Light Lutheran Church at 2100 Bainbridge Street on French Island plans a women's Advent event 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, that will include music and meditation by candlelight, followed by a light lunch.