La Crosse County, Wisconsin

La Crosse County is a county located in the U. S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 114,638; the 2018 estimate places the county's population at 118,230. Its county seat is La Crosse. La Crosse County is included in the La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area and is the most populous county on Wisconsin's western border. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 480 square miles, of which 452 square miles is land and 28 square miles is water. KLSE - La Crosse Regional Airport Trempealeau County - northwest Jackson County - northeast Monroe County - east Vernon County - south Houston County, Minnesota - southwest Winona County, Minnesota - west La Crosse County's location in the United States' upper midwest gives the area a temperate, continental climate; the warmest month of the year is July, when the average high temperature is 84.1 °F, with overnight low temperatures averaging 63.2 °F. January is the coldest month, with high temperatures averaging 25.9 °F, with the overnight low temperatures around 8.9 °F.

According to 2011–2013 ACS estimates, the median household income was $51,551 and the median family income was $67,388. Males had a median income of $41,437 versus $34,854 for females; the per capita income for the county was $26,065. About 9.1% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.3% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 census, there were 114,638 people, 46,137 households, 27,373 families residing in the county; the population density was 255 people per square mile. There were 46,137 housing units at an average density of 96 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 92.1% White, 1.4% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 4.1% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, 1.6% from two or more races. 0.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 38.9 % were of 7.9 % Irish ancestry. 94.8 % spoke 1.7 % Spanish as their first language. There were 41,599 households out of which 29.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.00% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.50% were non-families.

28.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.80% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.02. In the county, the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 15.60% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, 12.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.70 males. In 2017, there were 1,188 births, giving a general fertility rate of 47.9 births per 1000 women aged 15–44, the fifth lowest rate out of all 72 Wisconsin counties. County Chair: Tara Johnson District Attorney: Tim Gruenke Sheriff: Jeff Wolf County Clerk: Ginny Dankmeyer County Treasurer: Amy Twitchell Register of Deeds: Cheryl McBride Board of Supervisors: County Administrator: Steve O'Malley La Crosse County voted for the Democratic nominee in each presidential election since 1988. In 2014, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ranked La Crosse County as one of Wisconsin's most Democratic counties.

La Crosse Onalaska Bangor Holmen Rockland West Salem Brice Prairie, part of the Town of Onalaska and an urban reserve area of the City of Onalaska French Island St. Joseph Ed Gein - grave robber who inspired Psycho, The Silence of the Lambs, Texas Chainsaw Massacre. National Register of Historic Places listings in La Crosse County, Wisconsin Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Biographical History of La Crosse and Juneau Counties, Wisconsin. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1892. Biographical History of La Crosse and Buffalo Counties, Wisconsin. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1892. History of La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1881. Bryant, Benjamin F.. Memoirs of La Crosse County. Madison, Wis.: Western Historical Association, 1907. Wisconsin Jubilee: Proceedings of the Celebration by the County and City of La Crosse on Wisconsin having achieved fifty years of statehood. La Crosse, Wis.: Republican and Leader Print, 1898. La Crosse County La Crosse County Health and Demographic Data La Crosse County map from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Citizens for a Sound Economy

Citizens for a Sound Economy was a conservative political group operating in the United States. It was established in 1984 by David Koch of Koch Industries. Ron Paul was appointed as the first chairman of the organization; the CSE described itself as "hundreds of thousands of grassroots citizens dedicated to free markets and limited government, the highest level of personal involvement in public policy activism."In 2002, the CSE designed its tea party movement website, though the movement did not take off until 2009. In 2003, Dick Armey became the chairman of CSE after retiring from Congress. In 2004, Citizens for a Sound Economy split into two new organizations, with Citizens for a Sound Economy being renamed as FreedomWorks, Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation becoming Americans for Prosperity. Both organizations played key roles in the Tea party movement beginning in 2009. Between 1986 and 1990, the Koch family foundations the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, the David H. Koch Charitable Foundation, the Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation granted a combined $4.8 million to the CSE.

The CSE was one of several organizations, connected with non-profit organizations that the tobacco industry and other corporate interests worked with and provided funding for after the 1971 Powell Memorandum. The CSE was funded by the tobacco, oil and sugar industries, including Phillip Morris, General Electric, Exxon. Other contributors included Hertz; the CSE "received $5 million from various Koch foundations between 1986 and 1990, David Koch and several Koch Industries employees serve as directors of CSE and the CSE Foundation."CSE assumed control of the financially troubled Tax Foundation and operated it as a subsidiary from CSE's offices until the split in 2000. Beginning in 1990, the Tax Foundation "operate as a separate unit" of Citizens for a Sound Economy. By July 1991, the Tax Foundation was again operating as "an independent 501 organization". has no contributions listed to CSE after 2000, when it received a total of about $35,000, zero contributions in 1998. In 2002, CSE made public a "tea party" website.

The website stated "our US Tea Party is a national event, hosted continuously online and open to all Americans who feel our taxes are too high and the tax code is too complicated". In 2003, Dick Armey became the chairman of CSE after retiring from Congress. In 2004, Citizens for a Sound Economy split into FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity, according to the British newspaper The Guardian. Dick Armey stayed as chairman of FreedomWorks, while David Koch stayed as chairman of Americans for Prosperity. On July 23, 2006, The Washington Post reported on the organization's tactics in signing up as members people who did not know about the organization, by enrolling them as members during unrelated insurance transactions in order to boost membership numbers; the group obtained about $638,000 and 16,000 members through the sale of insurance policies in this way, according to the report. When someone signed up for insurance through "Medical Savings Insurance Company", they were automatically signed up for Citizens for a Sound Economy without their knowledge, the report asserted.

Their information is subject to be rented out as the Medical Savings Insurance Company deemed fit, not uncommon for many groups who obtain client contact information. Critics suggested the effort as a way for this group to inflate their membership rosters, more by taking dues from people with no interest in the groups' politics; the group produced more than 100 policy papers each year in its run, delivering them to many congressional offices, sending out thousands of pieces of mail, getting coverage of its viewpoints in thousands of news articles around the United States. The group's representatives appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows and published hundreds op-ed articles arguing that "environmental conservation requires a commonsense approach that limits the scope of government," acid rain is a "so-called threat is nonexistent," and global warming is "a verdict in search of evidence."According to the conservative magazine Weekly Standard, CSE's greatest political success came in 1993 when it opposed Bill Clinton's proposal for a BTU energy tax.

In addition to fighting tobacco taxes and healthcare reform, the CSE was a member organization of the Cooler Heads Coalition. Oregon Citizens for a Sound Economy was accused in 2004 of encouraging George W. Bush supporters to help get Ralph Nader on the ballot in Oregon. Financial profile at

Ohio Northeast Region defunct athletic conferences

This is a list of former high school athletic conferences in the Northeast Region of Ohio, as designated by the OHSAA. If a conference had members that span multiple regions, the conference is placed in the article of the region most of its former members hail from; because the names of localities and their corresponding high schools do not always match and because there is a possibility of ambiguity with respect to either the name of a locality or the name of a high school, the following table gives both in every case, with the locality name first, in plain type, the high school name second in boldface type. The school's team nickname is given last; this short-lived conference began when Hubbard left the Mahoning Valley Conference to join with four defectors from the Steel Valley Conference. When Western Reserve closed in 1990, Hubbard and Warren Harding rejoined their former conferences, while Howland and Niles McKinley followed Hubbard into the MVC. Warren Harding Panthers Howland Tigers Hubbard Eagles Niles McKinley Dragons Warren Western Reserve Raiders This football-only conference featured six schools in northeastern Ohio, with some of the strongest gridiron teams in the state.

Some of the schools competed in the Ohio Big 8 League for other sports. The league lasted 16 seasons, broke up because of the dominance of Massillon Washington. Warren Harding Panthers Canton McKinley Bulldogs Niles McKinley Red Dragons Massillon Washington Tigers Steubenville Big Red Alliance Aviators The league began as the AOC in 1976, as the Chippewa Conference split into this league and the Pioneer League. After Coventry replaced Tuscarawas Valley in 1983, the name was changed to the AOL. Navarre Fairless Falcons Canal Fulton Northwest Indians Orrville Red Riders Wooster Triway Titans Millersburg West Holmes Knights Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley Trojans Manchester Panthers Coventry Comets see Ashland County HS Sports Teams, Ohio Albion Britons Hayesville Panthers Jeromesville Blue Jays Loudonville Redbirds Nankin Knights Nova Trojans Perrysville Admirals Polk Presidents Ruggles Redskins Savannah Sailors Sullivan Bobcats Ruggles-Troy Golden Flashes Sullivan Black River Pirates Brunswick Blue Devils Lodi Cloverleaf Colts Orrville Red Riders Wadsworth Grizzlies Millersburg West Holmes Knights Wooster Triway Titans The larger schools with proximity to I-76, I-71 and I-271 merged with Brecksville, North Royalton and Strongsville as charter members of the Pioneer Conference.

Those three Cuyahoga County Conference schools experienced greater enrollment increases than the smaller schools in their conference. They had proximity to I-71, as well as the newly constructed I-271. Although Highland is mentioned in association with the league, it was never in the conference, they played in the Inland Conference before joining the Suburban League in 1977. Many Chippewa Conference schools included Highland in their non-conference schedules among several sports. Bedford St. Peter Chanel Firebirds Cleveland Cathedral Latin Lions Cleveland St. Joseph Vikings Lakewood St. Edward Eagles Mentor Lake Catholic Cougars Parma Padua Franciscan Bruins Parma Heights Holy Name Green Wave The initial CCL split into the Eastern Cuyahoga County League and West Side Cuyahoga County League in 1929. Various defections from within the county led to a short reformation of the league in 1954; the East and West leagues were revived two years later. Further defections to other leagues led to neither league being stable, they revived the county league in 1964.

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