-All Childfirst locations are closed December 20. This includes daycares in Holmen, North La Crosse, South La Crosse, West Salem and Onalaska and school age programs at Irving Pertzch, Onalaska and West Salem Elementary. No 4k program at all La Crosse Childfirst locations, no wrap around care for Thursday.

-The De Soto at Luther wrestling match on December 20 has been postponed and rescheduled for Monday, February 4, 2013. Start time for the match is 7:00 PM.

-Northern Engraving's West Salem Division is closing third shift Wednesday night and first and second shift Thursday

-Biolife Plasma Services in Onalaska is closed Thursday

-Coulee Region Driving School closed Thursday

-WAFER Food Pantry opening at 4 p.m. Thursday


-Girls basketball Friday, Dec. 21 – Hillsboro at Cashton PPD is canceled. No makeup date set.

-The Mayo Clinic Health System clinic in Sparta will be closing early at 3 p.m. Thursday. If patients are needing to be seen after that time, the Sparta hospital/ER will be open 24/7 for any medical needs.

-Kids Kountry Learning Center is closed Thursday, plans to re-open Friday.

-The La Crescent at Sparta boys hockey game scheduled for Thursday night has been rescheduled for January 26th, 2013. Start time is 7:00 p.m.

-Community State Bank in Norwalk closed Thursday

-Community State Bank in Wilton limited hours Thursday

-Sparta Free Library closed Thursday


-The Richland County Courthouse, Department of Health and Human Services, and Symons Recreation Center are closed Thursday. Only essential, crisis services will be offered at those offices.


-The Vanessa Trouble concert, scheduled for Thursday evening at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, has been canceled because of the poor weather conditions. Refunds will be given, and Saint Mary's University Box Office staff will be contacting patrons. This concert will not be rescheduled, but Trouble's second performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, is being held as scheduled. A waiting list will be starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the museum. Call the SMU Box Office, (507) 457-1715, until 4:30 p.m. for more information.

-The Mayo Clinic Health System clinics in both La Crescent and Caledonia will be closing early at 4 p.m. Thursday. 

-Soup-er Thursday at First Congregational Church in Winona canceled Thursday


-All state offices are closing at 12 p.m. Thursday

-Equity Livestock in Waukon, Iowa has canceled its livestock sale on Thursday, December 20.