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Viroqua Children’s House Montessori awarded “YoungStar” grant

| October 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON – Quality child care and early childhood education are important investments toward helping children succeed in life. The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) recently rewarded YoungStar-rated child care programs for making significant improvements in quality in two different ways. First, a celebration to recognize 4 and 5 Star providers was held in […]

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Viroqua man wins UW-Richland’s Brew Fest

Viroqua man wins UW-Richland’s Brew Fest

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The University of Wisconsin-Richland Alumni Association’s Brew Fest 2014 was held Saturday, October 11. More than 200 people attended, enjoying polka music and socializing. Prizes were awarded were in a number of categories. Winners were: Home Brewer’s Choice 1st: Travis Parr, Viroqua, for Kickapoo Coffee Stout 2nd: Mark Harper, Richland Center, Full Moon Wheat Treat […]

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Spring Green woman charged for collecting $50,000 in fake cancer scam

Spring Green woman charged for collecting $50,000 in fake cancer scam

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

SPRING GREEN, WIS. (AP) — Wisconsin authorities filed charges against a woman who they say raised more than $50,000 from charities and individuals by faking a cancer diagnosis. Theresa Strub, 29, of Lone Rock was charged Wednesday in Richland and Sauk counties this week with nine felonies. Most of the charges are associated with false […]

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Man arrested in Tomah and charged in death of his wife

Man arrested in Tomah and charged in death of his wife

| October 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

A man was arrested Thursday in Tomah in connection with the shooting death of his wife, who died in a Duluth hospital earlier this month. According to the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office, 26-year-old Cade Clark was arrested Wednesday in Tomah, Wisconsin. His wife, 26-year-old Kris Tina Clark, was shot in the head in the early […]

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Bangor man convicted for videotaping assault of 12-year-old girl

Bangor man convicted for videotaping assault of 12-year-old girl

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. — A Bangor man is facing at least six years in prison following his conviction for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl and videotaping the attack. Twenty-eight-year-old William Clark pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing child pornography. Charges of repeated sexual assault of a child and intimidating a victim will be dismissed, […]

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Recent rainfall delaying fall harvest

Recent rainfall delaying fall harvest

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn and soybean harvests are behind schedule, and this week’s wet weather is keeping Wisconsin farmers from catching up. The La Crosse Tribune reports crop progress data released by the department Tuesday show both corn and soybeans fall short of the five year averages. […]

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State Rep. Nerison receives “Friend of Cooperatives” award

State Rep. Nerison receives “Friend of Cooperatives” award

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cooperative Network presented Rep. Lee Nerison (R–Westby) with the 2014 Friend of Cooperatives Award during the Wisconsin Statewide Telephone Cooperative Association’s fall conference at the Radisson Hotel in La Crosse on Monday. Nerison was recognized for his effective legislative advocacy and leadership on issues important to Wisconsin cooperatives and rural residents and for his demonstrated […]

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Update- Beloit man died as result of accident while hunting

Update- Beloit man died as result of accident while hunting

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Officials in Vernon County say the Beloit, Ill. man who died while bow hunting on property in Vernon County over the weekend died as the result of an accident and not a medical condition. Vernon county Sheriff Johns Spears said Monday that 71-year-old Johns Zumwalt died as the result significant trauma to the chest. As […]

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Kurtz and Kind debate set for end of the month in La Crosse

Kurtz and Kind debate set for end of the month in La Crosse

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

The two candidates vying to represent Western Wisconsin in the 3rd Congressional District will take part in a debate at UW-La Crosse at the end of the month. Republican Tony Kurtz, a 20 year army veteran now living in Prairie du Chien will debate the issues with incumbent  democrat Ron Kind. Kurtz flew helicopters during […]

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Chicago man pleads guilty in Wisconsin shooting

Chicago man pleads guilty in Wisconsin shooting

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A Chicago man who shot a Wisconsin woman in the back has pleaded guilty to attempted homicide. Cordero Short faces up to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced in November after reaching a deal with prosecutors. The 23-year-old pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree intentional homicide as party to […]

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