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Library starts art competition named for WIZM’s Dick Record



La Crosse’s public library is looking for local artists to design some new banners for the outside of its building on Main Street.

As an incentive, a $1,000 prize will be given to the winning artist.

The prize will be called the Record Award, because the money is being donated by WIZM’s very own Dick Record, who gives credit for the project to library director Kelly Krieg-Sigman.

“It was Kelly’s idea and she’s very very difficult to say no to,” Record said.

As for that idea, Krieg-Sigman said, “Hopefully we’ll have a plaque or a trophy that will travel with the winners each year and will be sort of an enduring testament to, not only Dick’s support if the community, but the importance of the library to the community.”

The design that wins the award will have their banner displayed on the south wall of the Main Street library with the unveiling scheduled for April.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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