Co-op Credit Union based in Black River Falls will open its new Onalaska branch office on Wednesday.

The new 4,300-square-foot building at 100 French Road, just off Hwy. 16, has three drive-up lanes. It has four full-time and four part-time employees. Sue Jacobson, former president of the La Crosse Area Postal Credit Union, is branch manager.

Lobby hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Drive-up hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. The office has 24-hour ATM and night deposit.

The Onalaska office will offer a full line of personal and business products. And CCU’s office in the La Crosse post office building will remain open.

“This location, along with the downtown post office location, gives us the opportunity to serve members in convenient locations,” CCU President and CEO Eric Chrisinger said. “The Onalaska location on Hwy. 16 will be convenient for those traveling to and from work, school, medical appointments and shopping.”

The new office’s grand opening will be June 15-18.

For more information about the Onalaska office, call 1-800-258-0023 or visit www.coopcu.com or CCU’s Facebook page.

La Crosse City/County Tavern League members voted to create Coulee Region Taxi, which began operating May 13 with three new six-passenger vans.

“We’re a full-service taxi company” that serves the public, said Mike Brown, who manages the new La Crosse-based business and also is tavern league president and owner of The Logan Bar in La Crosse. The new taxi service’s hours are 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. seven days a week.

Tavern league members felt Coulee Region Taxi was needed to ensure timely service under the league’s Saferide taxi service for those who have been drinking and need a ride home. Before it started, Brown said, there could be long waits for Saferide on Friday and Saturday nights and taxi service to outlying towns might not have been available on busy nights.

Coulee Region Taxi serves La Crosse, French Island, Onalaska, Holmen, West Salem, Bangor, Coon Valley, Westby, Chaseburg, Stoddard, Genoa and De Soto. It also provides package delivery service. And it offers a tour of La Crosse with a professional guide from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The taxi company’s telephone number is 608-881-2050, its website is www.crtaxi.com and it also is on Facebook.

Mike Brown also said The View Grill & Bar at N3020 Hwy. 16 in the town of Medary closed May 1 and is for lease or sale.

Brown and Steve Eide opened The View in 2011 in the former Knights of Columbus Hall, and Brown managed it. Brown said it closed because he has had some health problems.

Barge Nutrition and Supply has moved to 305 Main St. in Onalaska from 544 Second Ave. N. in that community.

Bruce Barge, who started his business in 1980, said it opened in the new location April 28. “We moved to be more available to the public for their nutritional and other needs,” he said.

The new location’s grand opening will be June 10.

“Nutritional products is our main thing,” Barge said, but the business also sells many other health-related products such as supports, pillows and topical analgesics. Barge Nutrition and Supply is open to the public, but also sells to professionals such as chiropractors and physical, occupational and massage therapists.

Barge said all of his nutritional products meet GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) guidelines created by the Food and Drug Administration to yield premium-quality formulas.

Store hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit www.bargesupply.com or the firm’s Facebook page.

Heavenly Hearts Childcare Center will open June 6 inside the Rivers Harvest Church at 1001 Quincy St. in Onalaska.

Registration has begun and people can call for a tour. The church owns and operates the new center, which is open to the public. Child care will be available from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Director Cindy Trevaskis said the new center is a Christian day care where children will be lovingly cared for by quality people with a heart for kids. It is for infants through school-age children, she said.

For more information, call the daycare at 608-519-9707 or visit www.heavenlyheartschildcarecenter.com or the center’s Facebook page.

Steve Cahalan can be reached at stevecahalan.reporter@gmail.com or at 608-782-9710, ext. 8819.

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