Sports

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 […]

Brewers 3B Ramirez plays 2,000th major league game

Brewers 3B Ramirez plays 2,000th major league game

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Aramis Ramirez is playing his 2,000th major league game right back where it all started. Ramirez made his debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 26, 1998, at old Milwaukee County Stadium at age 19. On Wednesday, the Brewers third baseman became the 14th active player to reach 2,000 games when he […]

Local News

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 […]

2014 Fairest of the Fair Contest/Ferris Wheel Breakfast

2014 Fairest of the Fair Contest/Ferris Wheel Breakfast

Two contestants will compete for the 2014 Fairest of the Fair crown and reign over this year’s Vernon County Fair, September 10-14. The winner will be Vernon County’s representative at the Wisconsin Association of Fairs contest in January. The contestants will be interviewed by a panel of three judges to consider their speaking ability, personality […]

More landlords join lawsuit against La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The number of landlords suing the City of La Crosse over a new ordinance has grown significantly. Initially, two landlords filed a lawsuit over the new requirement that they register their property annually and pay a fee. More than 30 landlords, representing some 200 or more rental properties in the […]


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

Prosecution rests in Wisconsin kidnapping case

Prosecution rests in Wisconsin kidnapping case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The prosecution has rested in the federal trial of a Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her half-sister’s newborn in Wisconsin and abandoning the baby in Iowa. One of the prosecution’s last witnesses in Kristen Smith’s trial Wednesday was FBI special agent Jodi Jewett. She said she was with the parents of […]

State chamber issues statement on outsourcing

State chamber issues statement on outsourcing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin state chamber of commerce is wading into the ongoing debate in the governor’s race over outsourcing. Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce president Kurt Bauer issued a statement Wednesday saying the real issue in the debate is which candidate for governor supports reducing the costs of production in the state. The […]

Support staff provide extra security at fair

Support staff provide extra security at fair

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin State Fair will have extra help with crowd control and general security at this year’s event. Fair police Chief James Bruno says about 100 event support staff members have received additional training in traffic control, building and state security and patrolling the grounds, among other duties. Bruno says […]

Oral arguments set in John Doe appeal

Oral arguments set in John Doe appeal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Oral arguments are set for Sept. 9 in the appeal of a federal judge’s ruling halting an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s recall campaign and other conservative groups. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago set the argument date late Tuesday. It comes exactly two months before Walker faces […]

Pediatrician accused of assault gives up license

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – An Eau Claire pediatrician acquitted of the majority of sexual assault charges against him has agreed to give up his medical license so that the remaining counts will be dismissed. Dr. David Van de Loo was accused of having sexual contact with 15 juvenile male patients while working at Mayo […]

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

As Fed meets, key issues likely to stay unanswered

WASHINGTON (AP) – Today the government will give its first estimate of how much the gross domestic product – the economy’s total output of goods and services – grew in the April-June quarter. Economists surveyed by FactSet believe the economy expanded at an annual rate of 2.9 percent. That would mark a dramatic rebound from […]

House set to take up $17B VA overhaul bill

House set to take up $17B VA overhaul bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is moving quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve veterans’ health care. The House could vote on the $17 billion bill as early as today, with a Senate vote expected soon after as […]

Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas to fix gear shifters

Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas to fix gear shifters

DETROIT (AP) – Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers. The recall covers 883,000 cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years. The Korean automaker says the automatic transmission shift cable can separate from the shift lever. If that happens, the lever may not show the […]

US companies add 218,000 jobs in July

WASHINGTON (AP) – A private survey shows that businesses hired at a healthy pace in July, though the job gains slowed from the previous month. Payroll processer ADP says private employers added 218,000 jobs last month, down from 281,000 in June. It was the fourth straight month of job gains above 200,000, a healthy pace […]

Heavy rains flood roads, strand cars in Colorado

Heavy rains flood roads, strand cars in Colorado

WINDSOR, Colo. (AP) – Northern Colorado got the brunt of heavy rains that flooded streets and stranded drivers up and down the Front Range. Four inches of rain fell Tuesday in the town of Windsor, about 50 miles north of Denver. Some people had to be rescued from their stranded cars, while others walked through […]