Sports

Packers sign GM Ted Thompson to extension

Packers sign GM Ted Thompson to extension

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Packers have signed longtime general manager Ted Thompson to a multiyear contract extension. The deal was announced after practice Wednesday. The team did not release terms, and Thompson declined to say the length of the new deal. Thompson is entering his 10th season as the head of football operations. […]

Next up for Packers extension: Maybe Cobb?

Next up for Packers extension: Maybe Cobb?

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Randall Cobb doesn’t know if he’s next on the Green Bay Packers re-signing to-do list. His teammates are assuming that’s the case. One day after fellow wide receiver Jordy Nelson signed a reported four-year, $39 million contract extension, Cobb stood at his locker Sunday following the team’s second training-camp practice […]

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Pack prez hopes Favre returns for game this year

Pack prez hopes Favre returns for game this year

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers painted a rosy forecast to shareholders of the future of the NFL’s only publicly-owned franchise. The team remains a strong contender, while the franchise appears in strong financial health. The wait for season tickets remains long. Players report for training camp Friday. Preseason is usually when […]

Garza rebounds from poor outing, Brewers win 9-1

Garza rebounds from poor outing, Brewers win 9-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Matt Garza allowed two hits over eight innings to rebound from a horrendous outing and Ryan Braun hit one of three homers for the Milwaukee Brewers in a 9-1 victory Thursday night. Jonathan Lucroy and Khris Davis also connected for the Brewers, who took a 6-0 lead after three innings against Dillon […]

Local News

Ex-officer accused of stealing drugs back in jail

Ex-officer accused of stealing drugs back in jail

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The former La Crosse police lieutenant accused of stealing drugs from the department’s evidence room is back in jail. A judge issued a warrant for Brian Thomson Wednesday after he tested positive for alcohol. He was later booked into jail for violating terms of his electronic monitoring. In February, Thomson […]

Lancaster man facing 33 charges involving young victims

Lancaster man facing 33 charges involving young victims

LANCASTER, Wis. (AP) – A Prairie du Chien man is charged in Grant County with 33 counts of sex crimes involving very young children and child pornography. A criminal complaint says 32-year-old Aaron Bouzek told investigators he sexually assaulted a 2-year-old child beginning in 2007 until last April. Bouzek is also charged with assaulting a […]

Grant County Sheriff warns of new cell phone scam

Grant County Sheriff warns of new cell phone scam

On July 29, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of an obscene phone call received on a cell phone. The suspect had a foreign accent and the only number to show up on caller ID was 178. The unknown male caller was still on the line with the complainant when the deputy arrived […]

Organic Valley adding producers from former Maine cooperative

Organic Valley adding producers from former Maine cooperative

La Farge, Wis.— (AP) Organic Valley announced this week it is expanding its Maine supply network and picking up half of the former MOO Milk organic dairy farms as suppliers. Organic Valley official Steve Getz said an expansion into Aroostook County includes HB Farms in Woodland and Chase’s Organic Dairy in Mapleton, two partners in […]

Audio report on Viroqua City Council meeting on possible demolition of the outdoor pool.

Audio report on Viroqua City Council meeting on possible demolition of the outdoor pool.

Audio report from News Director Tim Hundt on Tuesday’s City Council meeting on possible demolition of the Viroqua outdoor pool.       7-29-14 The City Council has the possible demolition of the old outdoor pool back on its agenda for tonight’s city council meeting. The pool has been closed for about 10 years and […]


Obituaries

Gordon Nundahl

Gordon Nundahl, age 87 of Boscobel, formerly of Readstown passed away on Monday, July 28th Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 1st at 1pm at the Kickapoo United Lutheran Church at Folsom. Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home on Thursday, July 31st from 5 to 7pm, and at the church on […]

Jean Peterson

Jean Peterson, age 86 of Richland Center passed away on Tuesday, July 29th Funeral Services will be held at 1pm on Saturday, August 2nd at the Viola United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held at 12pm until time of services at the church on Saturday.

James E. Daines

James E. Daines, age 93 of La Farge passed away on Sunday, July 27th Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, August 5th at Bethany Lutheran Church at Sandhill. Friends may call from 4 to 7pm on Monday, August 4th at the Seland Huston Funeral Home in La Farge, and again on Tuesday […]

Donna M. Hough

Donna Marie Hough, age 50 formerly of Viroqua passed away Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Friday, August 1st at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1pm on Friday

Melvin B. Thorgerson

Melvin Bernard Thorgerson, age 86 of Viroqua passed away on Friday, July 25 Funeral services will be held at 11am on Wednesday, July 30th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call on Tuesday, July 29th from 5 to 7pm at the funeral home.

State

Van Hollen still wouldn’t defend domestic registry

Van Hollen still wouldn’t defend domestic registry

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he stands by his decision not to defend Wisconsin’s domestic partner registry even though it was one of the toughest he has made in office. The Wisconsin Supreme Court said Thursday that the registry giving limited benefits to same-sex couples does not violate the state’s […]

Vos doesn’t intend to pursue right to work

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he does not intend to pursue making Wisconsin a right to work state next session. Vos spoke Thursday after the state Supreme Court upheld the 2011 law known as Act 10, which effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers. Vos says he remains […]

Vos says court ruling could lead to fraud

Vos says court ruling could lead to fraud

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says the state Supreme Court’s ruling that it’s constitutional to require voters to show photo identification at the polls could potentially lead to fraud. In its Thursday ruling the court said the state can’t require someone to present documents that cost money, like a birth certificate […]

Van Hollen says voter ID ruling will help appeal

Van Hollen says voter ID ruling will help appeal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says the state Supreme Court’s upholding of a photo identification requirement for voters will help the state in its appeal of a federal judge’s ruling striking down the law as unconstitutional. Van Hollen told The Associated Press on Thursday that he is looking at all […]

Republicans hail court ruling upholding union law

Republicans hail court ruling upholding union law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he doesn’t know if the state Supreme Court ruling upholding the collective bargaining law known as Act 10 will lead to the Legislature expanding the law. Fitzgerald said Thursday he doesn’t know if there will be support to expand the law to cover police […]


Agriculture

U.S. milk production up 1.9% in June

U.S. milk production up 1.9% in June

By: Bob Meyer U.S. milk production in June totaled 17.2 billion pounds up 1.9 percent from June of last year.  Production per cow averaged 1,863 and the dairy herd had 9.27 million cows.  Cow numbers not available for June of 2013 due to budget cuts. Production in the 23 major dairy states up 2 percent […]

Wisconsin moves to buy 70 miles of railroad

Wisconsin moves to buy 70 miles of railroad

By: Bob Meyer The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has signed an agreement to purchase 70 miles of rail line between Madison to Reedsburg and Madison to Cottage Grove.  The lines include the bridge over Lake Wisconsin at Merrimac.  The lines serve 23 customers including United Coop, Landmark Ag, Seneca Foods, R.R. Donnelly, Greede Foundries, and […]

Scientists stress diversity in weed management

By: Keith Anderson Efforts continue nationwide to educate producers about herbicide resistance and weed management. At a weed management field day near Lincoln, Nebraska, we discussed the challenges with Extension weed scientists Vince Davis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Lowell Sandell from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. AUDIO: Vince Davis and Lowell Sandell (3:00 MP3) © […]

A little cool but crops look great in Wisconsin

A little cool but crops look great in Wisconsin

By: Bob Meyer Intermittent showers made hay-making a bit of challenge in Wisconsin last week yet topsoil moisture declined a little. The National Ag Statistics Service Wisconsin Field Office says as of Sunday, 25 percent is surplus compared to 30 percent a week ago.  Reporters across the state say second-crop alfalfa looks great with 44 […]

Dairy demand remains strong

By: Bob Meyer Cash cheese, butter and Class III prices continued to move higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Monday.  Barrels closed at $1.9975 and blocks went back over the $2 mark at $2.005 per pound. Cheese was slipping a bit last week until  word got out that milk supplies had tightened after the […]

National News

Fire eases as it approaches Yosemite sequoias

Fire eases as it approaches Yosemite sequoias

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) – Yosemite National Park officials say the section of a wildfire burning two miles from a grove of treasured giant sequoia groves has died down, though it is closer to the grove than initially estimated. Park spokeswoman Kari Cobb said Thursday the fire is near Merced Grove, which has about […]

CIA director apologizes to Senate leaders

CIA director apologizes to Senate leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) – CIA Director John Brennan is apologizing to Senate intelligence committee leaders after his inspector general found that CIA employees acted improperly when the CIA searched Senate computers earlier this year. Agency spokesman Dean Boyd said in an email to The Associated Press that Brennan has convened an accountability board that will investigate […]

Eric Cantor steps down as House majority leader

Eric Cantor steps down as House majority leader

WASHINGTON (AP) – Rep. Eric Cantor has used his farewell as House majority leader to lament what he calls a diminished U.S. role in a world that he says is rife with instability and terror. The Virginia Republican spoke on the House floor Friday. It was his final day as No. 2 House GOP leader. […]

GOP-led House approves lawsuit against Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans have approved a plan to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. The legal action focuses on Obama’s implementation of his health care overhaul. Democrats are calling the vote a stunt. Five conservative Republicans voted with Democrats in opposing […]

Target names Pepsi’s Cornell as chairman, CEO

Target names Pepsi’s Cornell as chairman, CEO

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Target has hired Pepsi executive Brian Cornell as its new chairman and CEO as it looks to recover from a huge data breach and troubles in Canada. Cornell replaces interim CEO John Mulligan, who is chief financial officer for the Minneapolis company. Mulligan stepped into the interim CEO post in May when […]