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Wisconsin hawk ready for release after recovery

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

ONALASKA, Wis. (AP) – A red-tailed hawk has been rehabilitated and is ready to be released in the Chippewa Valley after it survived a 140-mile journey stuck in the grill of a vehicle. A.J. the hawk was rescued in July after it collided with a vehicle north of Chippewa Falls. The driver initially thought the […]

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Burglar takes crime scene selfie, leaves phone

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) – Police in western Wisconsin didn’t have to work too hard to make an arrest in the burglary of a sporting goods store. Authorities say the 19-year-old suspect had taken a selfie of himself burglarizing the Black River Falls business, then inadvertently left his cellphone behind. The La Crosse Tribune […]

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Candidate Forum for race in the 96th in Viroqua this Thursday

Candidate Forum for race in the 96th in Viroqua this Thursday

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Laura Meeks with Vernon Women’s Alliance talks about their organization and the upcoming candidate forum:   The Vernon Women’s Alliance (VWA) will host a Candidates Forum on Thursday, Oct. 30, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Vernon Memorial Hospital community room in Viroqua.  Please join VWA to hear Representative Lee Nerison and challenger Pete Flesch […]

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Employee complaints filed against UW-La Crosse

Employee complaints filed against UW-La Crosse

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Two University of Wisconsin-La Crosse employees have filed complaints against their employer alleging discrimination and retaliation. The assistant director of the university’s Office of International Education, Sandra Sieber, says she was passed over for a promotion that went to a younger woman who’s married to the vice chancellor that supervises […]

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Film about Driftless Region part of upcoming Emmy Awards

Film about Driftless Region part of upcoming Emmy Awards

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here is a trailer for the film “Mysteries of the Driftless” – or you can watch the full version below   CHICAGO, IL. – The 56th Annual Emmy Awards Ceremony of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) will return to television as a live broadcast for the first […]

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UW-Richland presents “Caught in the Net”

UW-Richland presents “Caught in the Net”

| October 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

An evening of fast-paced fun and British humor is in store for audiences of “Caught in the Net,” a comedy/farce by Ray Cooney, opening soon in the Coppertop Theatre. This University of Wisconsin-Richland Theatre production promises pun-filled, laugh-filled fun. London taxi driver John Smith (played by Dave Timm, Hillsboro) has a complicated family life. Because […]

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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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1.7 percent cost-of-living increase announced for Medicare, Social Security recipients

| October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced recently.  In 2014, the increase was 1.5 percent. This is the fourth cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) since 2009.  The increase will begin with benefits that 58 million Social Security beneficiaries […]

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Viroqua among recipients of USDA Loans and Grants to improve water systems

Viroqua among recipients of USDA Loans and Grants to improve water systems

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The USDA will finance more than $10.4 million in loans and $3.1 million in grants to improve water quality and help protect the environment and natural resources. The projects listed below will not only help ensure rural places have access to clean water, but will also create jobs and help communities retain and attract new […]

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