Sports

Gordon shares Big 10 honor

Gordon shares Big 10 honor

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon has been named co-Big Ten offensive player of the week, sharing the honor with Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah. Gordon rushed for 253 yards and five touchdowns in Wisconsin’s 68-17 win over Bowling Green.  Gordon averaged 19.5 yards per carry. Abdullah rushed for 229 yards and […]

Packers ticket scam hit fans outside of Marshfield

Packers ticket scam hit fans outside of Marshfield

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) – More Wisconsin residents have reported they were victims of a Green Bay Packers ticket scam through which police say a 37-year-old Marshfield man stole tens of thousands of dollars. Lt. Darren Larson of the Marshfield Police Department’s detective bureau tells the News-Herald Media that football fans from outside the department’s jurisdiction […]

Lambeau Field concert likely in 2015

Lambeau Field concert likely in 2015

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Because of construction at Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers’ home stadium hasn’t hosted a concert or major event inside the bowl since Kenny Chesney visited in 2011. That could change next year. The Green Bay-Brown County Professional Stadium District is expected to take up the possibility this week. WLUK-TV […]

Lions stuff Packers 19-7

Lions stuff Packers 19-7

DETROIT (AP) – Don Carey returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown, and Detroit’s defensive front smothered Green Bay on Sunday, leading the Lions to a 19-7 victory over Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. The Lions came into the game with a secondary decimated by injuries, but that didn’t much matter with Rodgers under […]

Friday night football scores

Westby at Onalaska Luther – Westby 35  -21 G.E.T. at Viroqua – GET 38-19 Arcadia at Black River Falls – Arcadia 37-12 Kickapoo/La Farge at Seneca – Kickapoo/La Farge 41-6 DeSoto at Wauzeka –  DeSoto  27  Wauzeka 6 North Crawford at Ithaca –  today(sat) at  1:30 p.m. – both teams are  2-0 Weston at Belmont […]

Local News

Record breaking Guernsey from Cashton wins Cow of the Year

Record breaking Guernsey from Cashton wins Cow of the Year

MADISON – First, Lorilyn and her mother defied the odds and became the first mother-daughter Guernsey duo to each produce more than 40,000 pounds of milk per year. As if that weren’t enough, Lorilyn’s daughter went on to do the same, becoming the first Guernsey in history to be the third generation to produce more […]

Bethel Home and Services announces new Memory Care facility

Bethel Home and Services announces new Memory Care facility

The public is invited to the groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Memory Care Home in Viroqua. The ceremony will be held at the west side of Maplewood Terrace at 620 Garfield Avenue on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. with refreshments to follow.   The purpose of the Memory Care […]

Northeast Iowa man dies 3 days after bike accident

DECORAH, Iowa (AP) – A man has died three days after crashing his bicycle on a recreational trail in the northeast Iowa city of Decorah. Dan Werner, 66, died Sunday, said Decorah Police Chief Bill Nixon. Werner was injured Thursday afternoon when he flipped over his bike handlebars. Nixon said Werner’s bicycle crashed after it […]

Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area & ReStore Awarded $75,000 Otto Bremer Foundation Grant

    La Crosse, Wisconsin (September 22, 2014)—Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area and ReStore are excited to announce they have been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation. The grant award supports the Capital Campaign for the purchase of the new Habitat and ReStore building and the costs associated with the relocation […]

Sports talk great Bill Michaels visits Viroqua

Sports talk great Bill Michaels visits Viroqua

  One of the heavyweights in the sports talk world spent the better part of a week in Viroqua last week broadcasting his statewide show from a number of landmarks over a three day period Including Village Market, Nelson Agri-Center, Vernon Memorial Hospital and Nowegian Hollow. Michaels is probably best known as the post-game host […]

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Obituaries

Benjamin T. Logan

Benjamin T. Logan, age 94 author of “The Land Remembers” passed away on Friday, September 19th Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 26th at the Gays Mills Community Center. Friends may call at the community center after 2 p.m. on that day.

Gerald M. Lower Jr.

Gerald Malcolm Lower, Jr. 69 of Bell Center passed away on Tuesday, September 16th Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday, September 24th from 2 to 3pm at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Gays Mills, followed by a potluck meal.

Dr. Kenneth Purdue

Dr. Kenneth Purdue, age 61 of Viroqua passed away Wednesday, September 17th Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Monday, September 22nd at the Viroqua Church of Christ. There will be no visitation prior to the services on Monday.

Elizabeth Lester

Elizabeth Lester, age 73 of Ferryville passed away September 17th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Wednesday, September 24th at the Vossetieg-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call on Tuesday from 11am to 1pm and one hour prior to service on Wednesday at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua.

Harvey O. Lunde

Harvey O. Lunde, age 78 of Westby passed away on Tuesday, September 16th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, September 22nd at the Skogdalen Lutheran Church, rural Westby. Friends may call on Sunday, from 1 to 3pm at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley, and at the church on Monday from […]

State

TTM Technologies buying competitor

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) – A western Wisconsin technology company says it’s buying a competitor in a cash and stock deal worth $927 million. TTM Technologies, based in Chippewa Falls, makes printed circuit boards for electronic devices. The acquisition of Viasystems Group, Inc., of St. Louis, Missouri, is expected to be completed during the first […]

Packers ticket scam hit fans outside of Marshfield

Packers ticket scam hit fans outside of Marshfield

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) – More Wisconsin residents have reported they were victims of a Green Bay Packers ticket scam through which police say a 37-year-old Marshfield man stole tens of thousands of dollars. Lt. Darren Larson of the Marshfield Police Department’s detective bureau tells the News-Herald Media that football fans from outside the department’s jurisdiction […]

Attorneys Wisconsin ballot lawsuit tossed

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin election officials want a judge to dismiss a lawsuit seeking changes to the newly designed ballot for the Nov. 4 election. Republican legislative leaders filed the lawsuit against the state Government Accountability Board in Waukesha County last week. They argue that the GAB’s model ballot is confusing, gives undue prominence […]

Top teachers union says beating Walker priority

Top teachers union says beating Walker priority

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The head of the national teachers’ union says beating Gov. Scott Walker is the organization’s top priority in the upcoming Wisconsin election. The National Education Association is the second national union to say it’s targeting Walker. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees said earlier this month it […]

Murder solved, Stephanie Low’s body recovered

Wisconsin Radio Network Murder case solved. The mystery of what happened to Stephanie Low has been answered, and her body has been found. Wausau Police Chief Jeff Hardel confirmed that their top person of interest Kristopher Torgerson let them to the body of the woman he buried nearly four years ago. “On Friday September 19th, […]

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Agriculture

Record breaking Guernsey from Cashton wins Cow of the Year

Record breaking Guernsey from Cashton wins Cow of the Year

MADISON – First, Lorilyn and her mother defied the odds and became the first mother-daughter Guernsey duo to each produce more than 40,000 pounds of milk per year. As if that weren’t enough, Lorilyn’s daughter went on to do the same, becoming the first Guernsey in history to be the third generation to produce more […]

State Rep. Nerison says report shows legislative reforms have boosted states agricultural sector

State Rep. Nerison says report shows legislative reforms have boosted states agricultural sector

MADISON – Representative Lee Nerison (R-Westby), Chairman of the State Assembly’s Agriculture Committee, reports that new data is out concerning the impact of agriculture on Wisconsin’s economy.  According to data compiled by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin’s farms and agricultural businesses generate $88.3 billion in economic activity and 413,500 jobs […]

Review of Wisconsin’s Livestock Siting law

Review of Wisconsin’s Livestock Siting law

By: Bob Meyer Wisconsin Ag Secretary Ben Brancel has appointed a nine-member advisory committee to review the state’s Livestock Facilities Siting Law.  The committee is charged with determine if the current standards need to be updated to keep pace with changing agricultural practices while protecting the environment.  They will report to Secretary Brancel. Deputy Ag […]

Corn growers urge driver caution during harvest

Corn growers urge driver caution during harvest

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Corn growers are warning drivers to watch out for farm machinery as the harvest season approaches. The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association says motorists can expect to see more farm equipment on the roads in the coming weeks as the harvest beings. The association says most farm machinery tops out at 25 […]

The evolving robotic milker

The evolving robotic milker

By: Bob Meyer The use of robotic milking machines is gaining popularity in the dairy industry.  Some see the robots as a way to keep their herd small yet not be tied to milking those cows every day.  Others see the robots as a reliable replacement for hard-to-find dependable labor.  There are farms with one […]

National News

Seattle to fine residents for not composting

Seattle to fine residents for not composting

SEATTLE (AP) – Seattle residents who fail to separate food waste from trash will be fined. The City Council voted Monday to impose the fines for not composting. KING reports when the ordinance goes into effect next year, homeowners found with food scraps in their trash will be fined $1 for each violation. The fine […]

Pentagon: Strikes on Islamic militants to continue

Pentagon: Strikes on Islamic militants to continue

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon says airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are the beginning of a “credible and sustainable, persistent” campaign to degrade and ultimately destroy the Islamic State militant group. Lt. Gen. William Mayville, director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tells reporters at the Pentagon that future strikes can be expected. […]

GM to move Cadillac brand HQ to New York City

GM to move Cadillac brand HQ to New York City

DETROIT (AP) – Cadillac is moving its headquarters to New York next year to be closer to more people living lives of luxury. General Motors also says the high-end brand will become a separate business unit, giving it more freedom to chase global growth. Cadillac’s U.S. sales are down nearly 5 percent this year, even […]

Dragon arrives at space station with 3-D printer

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – The International Space Station has accepted another SpaceX shipment. This one contains the first 3-D printer ever launched into orbit. Two days after blasting off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the SpaceX cargo ship, Dragon, arrived at the space station Tuesday morning. German astronaut Alexander Gerst used the robot arm to […]

California fire containment doubles; wind expected

California fire containment doubles; wind expected

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Crews have nearly doubled containment of a wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Northern California, as they brace for dry heat and erratic winds that could undo their progress. The fire east of Sacramento was 35 percent contained Tuesday, up from 18 percent a day earlier. The fire has burned through […]