Sports

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 […]

Battle of the Hawks; won by the Red.

Battle of the Hawks; won by the Red.

By: Robert Anthony On a beautiful, breezy Friday night in Viroqua it was a battle of the Hawks; Black vs Red. Unfortunately, for the home team Blackhawks of Viroqua, while continuing to improve each week, they came up short yet again; this time to the Redhawks of G.E.T. 38-19 The evening did not start well […]

Goodell: Same mistakes can’t be repeated

Goodell: Same mistakes can’t be repeated

NEW YORK (AP) – Commissioner Roger Goodell says that “over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong; that starts with me.” At a news conference Friday, Goodell made his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence. […]

Local News

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 […]

Semi vs car crash in Grant County results in fatality

Semi vs car crash in Grant County results in fatality

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is reporting one person was killed and another was injured when a semi and a car collided on State Highway 133 around 5:30 Thursday. The Sheriff’s Office says they received a call regarding a two vehicle crash on State Highway 133 about half a mile north of Clauer Lane. The […]

Tomah police partner with organization to offer free drug test kits to parents

Tomah police partner with organization to offer free drug test kits to parents

The Tomah Police Department announced this week they have partnered with TestMyTeen.com to offer free drug test kits to parents in the Tomah area.  The police department says concerned, involved parents are the strongest deterrent kids have for staying off drugs, but peer pressure to experiment with drugs is one of the biggest stumbling blocks […]

Travel Wisconsin

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

Wisconsin Gun control advocates push for background checks

Wisconsin Gun control advocates push for background checks

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network There were 467 pairs of empty shoes lining the stairs outside the state Capitol building Monday – each pair representing a life taken in Wisconsin by a gun in an average year. Jeri Bonavia with the Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort, or WAVE, says it should serve as a call to action […]

Home sales decline in August

Home sales decline in August

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Sales of existing homes in Wisconsin have declined. The Wisconsin Realtors Association reports sales dropped 5.7 percent in August compared to a year earlier. Association board chairman Steve Lane says tighter inventory of properties in the state’s metro areas could have slowed sales there. Lane tells the Journal Sentinel that even though […]

Social worker sued for impregnating client

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A state social worker who fathered the child of a client is being sued in federal court in Milwaukee. The caseworker, Peter Nelsen, testified Monday he had repeated sexual relations with the woman and when she became pregnant, pressured her to have an abortion. Nelsen was assigned to investigate allegations of child […]

Appleton reconsidering SWAT vehicle

Appleton reconsidering SWAT vehicle

Wisconsin Radio Network The ongoing national debate about the use of military-style SWAT vehicles by local police departments has an official in one Wisconsin community reconsidering the city’s ownership of an armored truck. Appleton Police partnered with the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department to accept the donated armored truck through a national program. However, Alderwoman Polly Dalton […]

Michelle Obama to campaign in Milwaukee for Burke

Michelle Obama to campaign in Milwaukee for Burke

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Michelle Obama is coming to Milwaukee next week to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. The visit on Sept. 29 comes the same day that Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is to be campaigning across the state in Hudson, near the Minnesota border, for Gov. Scott Walker. No details […]

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Agriculture

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 […]

Vernon County Farm Bureau to hold annual meeting in La Farge

Members of the Vernon County Farm Bureau will hold their annual meeting on Monday, September 22nd at 7:30pm at the Rockton Tavern in La Farge. All Farm Bureau members are encouraged to attend this important meeting to help create policy resolutions and vote in elections for county board directors. Also being selected will be the […]

National News

Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov

Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov

WASHINGTON (AP) – The government’s own watchdogs say they tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability. But they also came away with respect for some of the security features on the Obama administration’s health insurance website. The report is being released Tuesday by the inspector general’s […]

Increased White House security

Increased White House security

WASHINGTON (AP) – There’s increased security around the White House following Friday’s incident in which a former soldier carrying a knife allegedly scaled the White House fence and got through the front door. A federal prosecutor said in court Monday that 42-year-old Omar Gonzalez of Texas had more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete […]

Starbucks tests latte with stout flavor

Starbucks tests latte with stout flavor

NEW YORK (AP) – Starbucks is testing a latte that it says has the “savory toasty malt” flavor of a foamy mug of stout. The “Dark Barrel Latte” is being tested in a handful of stores in Ohio and Florida, said Linda Mills, a Starbucks spokeswoman. She said the drink is topped with whipped cream, […]

Homelessness increases among school children

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of homeless school children is rising in U.S. schools. New Education Department statistics say 1.3 million homeless children were enrolled in U.S. schools in the 2012-2013 school year. That’s an 8 percent increase from the previous school year. School districts reported that nearly 76,000 of these students were living on […]

SpaceX breaks ground on Texas rocket launch site

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) – SpaceX founder Elon Musk says his company expects to spend $100 million in South Texas over the next three to four years on the first commercial orbital spaceport. Musk was joined Monday by Gov. Rick Perry and other officials as SpaceX broke ground at the state’s southernmost tip. The ceremony marked […]