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Poll: Men, independents propel Walker victory

Poll: Men, independents propel Walker victory

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

By JOHN FLESHER Associated Press Republican Gov. Scott Walker won re-election over Democratic challenger Mary Burke with strong backing from men, independents and people worried about the direction of the nation, surviving a drop in support from some key voter groups, according to preliminary results of an exit poll Tuesday. Here are key findings from […]

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Vernon County K9 and handler receive award

Vernon County K9 and handler receive award

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sheriff John B. Spears and the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 Unit announced this week that K-9 Handler Deputy Brian James and K-9 Larz, has received the 2014 Meritorious Track and Apprehension award in the State of Wisconsin. The award was presented to Deputy James on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at the annual Wisconsin Law […]

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Vernon County Sheriff investigates after laser pointed at small plane

Vernon County Sheriff investigates after laser pointed at small plane

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

According the most recent Vernon County Sheriff’s Department report the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department is investigating someone pointing a laser at an aircraft. Sheriff John Spears said the department was contacted by the Federal Aviation Administration shortly before 6 p.m., Sunday night. The FAA said a someone shined a laser at a small single engine […]

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Viroqua teen injured in rollover crash

Viroqua teen injured in rollover crash

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reports a one vehicle rollover accident that occurred on State Highway 56 just east of Volden Road in the Town of Jefferson on Sunday. The Sheriff’s Office says Mitchell Oldham, 17, of Viroqua was traveling west on State Highway 56 when he lost control of his vehicle while negotiating a […]

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Documentary film about Driftless region wins Emmy

Documentary film about Driftless region wins Emmy

| November 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here is a trailer for the film “Mysteries of the Driftless” – or you can watch the full version below CHICAGO, IL. – Rob Nelson and Dan Bertalan, producers, and Tim Jacobson and George Howe, executive producers, of the documentary film Mysteries of the Driftless, each earned Emmy® Awards on Saturday night in the category […]

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WTC Sustainability Institute set to kick off with Mpower Champions Program presentation

WTC Sustainability Institute set to kick off with Mpower Champions Program presentation

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Western Technical College is set to host The Sustainability Institute’s presentation of the Mpower Champions Program on Nov. 13, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Lunda Center, 319 N. Seventh Street, La Crosse. The Sustainability Institute is housed at Western Technical College, but serves the 7 Rivers Region with […]

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Father and daughter inspire each other, both attend UW-Richland

Father and daughter inspire each other, both attend UW-Richland

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. – When Kyra Arellano was in elementary school, her father Luis bought her a guitar of her own. He enjoys playing guitar and wanted to inspire his daughter. Last year when Kyra, then a high school senior at Riverdale was making plans for college, Luis was a supportive parent, once again. This […]

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(Video) – Watch the debate between 96th assembly candidates here

(Video) – Watch the debate between 96th assembly candidates here

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The candidates running to represent the 96th assembly district – Incumbent Republican Lee Nerison from Westby and challenger Pete Flesch of Soldiers Grove –  met at Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua on Thursday, Oct. 30 to answer questions from the public. The event was was organized and sponsored by the Vernon Women’s Alliance and lasted […]

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Search in Vernon County for missing man from Mexico ends with discovery of body

Search in Vernon County for missing man from Mexico ends with discovery of body

| October 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office reported that at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Saturday a K9 Search team from (K.E.R.T.) K9 Emergency Response Teams, from Menasha, Wis. located a body in a wooded area approximately ½ mile from where Goudensio Gayton was last seen on October 12th. This location was between County Road K and Wehling […]

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Body of Ferryville fisherman missing since Oct 11 recovered

Body of Ferryville fisherman missing since Oct 11 recovered

| October 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 64-year-old Roger Godell of Ferryville who had been missing since October 11 after falling from a boat at Lock and Dam 9 was recovered this weekend. On Saturday afternoon at approximately 4:30 pm, two boaters notified the Crawford County Sheriff`s Dept that they had spotted what […]

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