Steve and Christie Peters have started advertising for employees at Two Beagles Brewpub, which they plan to open soon in the former Seasons by the Lake restaurant at 910 Second Ave. N. in Onalaska.

“We hope to open in mid-April,” Steve said last week at the building overlooking Lake Onalaska, which he and his wife have been busy remodeling. “But it’s all dependent on the federal government.” The Peters are waiting for their federal brewing permit to be approved.

The brewpub will serve its own beers, along with local wines and products (such as whiskey and bourbon) from small craft distilleries. The items on its food menu will vary by season, with a focus on fresh, local foods.

Steve Peters said he plans to begin with five of his own beers on tap, and to have 12 of his beers on tap within a year.

He began home brewing in the mid-1990s and held various supervisory and management positions with La Crosse-based City Brewing Co. from 2004 to 2014. “I’ve always wanted to have my own brewery,” he said of Two Beagles Brewpub.

A Goodwill Industries Donation Express facility will open April 14 in the former Ahz Pasta restaurant at 91 Copeland Ave. in La Crosse.

“We sell nothing at Donation Express,” said Dan Flannery, senior vice president-engagement for Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin. “The only purpose is to accept donations. Many are sited in high-traffic areas, so donors won’t have to go out of their way. Obviously, we’ll continue to accept donations at our La Crosse, Onalaska and Tomah retail stores.”

The La Crosse location will be the ninth Donation Express facility for Goodwill Industries NCW, and the second on the west side of Wisconsin, Flannery said. They’ve been very effective for donors and Goodwill, he said, adding that in 2015 Goodwill Industries NCW collected a record 46.2 million pounds of donations, up nearly 2 million pounds from 2014.

The La Crosse Donation Express will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. For more information, visit

Bill and Beth Dee of Onalaska and Karen Gustin of Lincoln, Neb., will open Cryo Three Sixty LLC sometime in April in Suite 102 at 1285 Rudy St. in Onalaska.

Bill Dee described it as a whole body cryotherapy business. “Whole body cryotherapy stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities using extreme cold to induce responses to the circulatory system, nervous system and other areas,” he said.

Numerous studies have shown this treatment is effective in helping alleviate pain and inflammation from sports muscle aches and injuries as well as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, headaches and more, Dee said. Major sports teams and colleges have been using these methods for some time to treat their athletes, but others also benefit from them, he said.

Walk-ins will be welcome but appointments are recommended.

For more information, call 608-519-5812 or visit

CNS Home Health Care will move its local office to Suite 12 at 200 Mason St. in Onalaska on March 21.

CNS is based in Rochester, Minn., and opened its local office two years ago at 700 N. Third St. in downtown La Crosse. It is a Medicare- and Medicaid-certified home health care agency that offers such services as nursing; physical, speech and occupational therapies; personal care workers and homemaking services.

CNS Administrator Mark Kellen said the local office’s move resulted from its expansion due to the increasing demand for home health services in the La Crosse area. Kelly Anderson is the local branch manager. For more information, visit or the agency’s Facebook page.

Steve Cahalan can be reached at or at 608-782-9710, ext. 8819.