Sports

Brewers moving Triple-A team to Colorado Springs

Brewers moving Triple-A team to Colorado Springs

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Colorado Springs in the Pacific Coast League will be the new Triple-A home of the Milwaukee Brewers. General manager Doug Melvin announced the two-year agreement on Thursday. Milwaukee is moving its top minor-league affiliation from Nashville starting next season. The switch was necessitated after the Nashville Sounds franchise announced a four-year agreement […]

Packers’ corners gear up for Lions’ Calvin Johnson

Packers’ corners gear up for Lions’ Calvin Johnson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Sam Shields, Tramon Williams and the Green Bay Packers secondary are bracing for another go-around with Detroit’s Calvin Johnson. The Lions’ star receiver has 71 catches for 12 touchdowns and more than 1,100 yards in 12 games against the Packers. Still, Green Bay is 10-2 against Detroit when Johnson is […]

Packers’ Raji to need 6-9 months after surgery

Packers’ Raji to need 6-9 months after surgery

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Defensive lineman B.J. Raji will need six to nine months to return from right biceps surgery, though it’s unclear if he’ll be back with the Green Bay Packers. Raji said Thursday he had surgery recently to reattach a tendon following the injury last month during a preseason game. It knocked […]

Cardinals beat Brewers 3-2 in 13 innings

Cardinals beat Brewers 3-2 in 13 innings

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Tony Cruz singled in the winning run in the 13th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals moved closer to their second straight NL Central title with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night. The defending National League champions took two of three in a tight series that featured […]

Police say Packers ticket scammer caught

Police say Packers ticket scammer caught

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) – Marshfield police say a local man has admitted to scamming football fans who thought they were buying Packers’ tickets. Police Chief Rick Gramza says about 20 people lost a total of $50,000. The chief says the 37-year-old man told ticket buyers he had connections with the Green Bay Packers through a […]

Local News

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 […]

Woman injured on Highway 21 when deer runs into car

Woman injured on Highway 21 when deer runs into car

Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin reports a female motorist was injured when a deer ran into the drivers side if her vehicle Thursday night. The accident happened around 7:30 Thursday night on State Highway 21 approximately .4 miles west of Fireworks Ave. in the town of Greenfield. The Sheriff’s Office says a vehicle driven by Penny […]

Dogs, parakeet removed from squalid conditions

Dogs, parakeet removed from squalid conditions

KENDALL, Wis. (AP) – Animal welfare workers have removed 15 dogs and a bird from squalid conditions at a mobile home in Monroe County. WXOW-TV reports the animals were found living in feces, trash and rotting food. A search warrant was executed Thursday at the Kendall area home following an investigation by Monroe County humane […]

Bill Michael’s Visit to Viroqua Pictures

Bill Michael’s Visit to Viroqua Pictures

Click here for some of the pictures from Bill Michael’s visit to Viroqua September 15th through the 17th of September  

The Tomah VA will host a town hall meeting on waiting times

The Tomah VA will host a town hall meeting on waiting times

TOMAH, Wis. – The Tomah VA Medical Center will host a town hall meeting for veterans on Thursday, Sept. 25. The town hall meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in the hospital chapel and is expected to last about 90 minutes. The meeting will provide an opportunity for veterans, their families and others with a […]

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Obituaries

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 […]

Conelee “Connie” Rude

Conelee Ellen “Connie” Rude, age 85 of Westby passed away on Sunday, September 14th Funeral services will be held Friday, September 19th at 11am at the Westby-Coon Prairie Luther Church. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 18th from 4 to 7pm at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby, and on Friday after 10am at the […]

Betty Lou Thompson

Betty Lou Thompson, age 84  passed away on Friday, September 12th Private family services will be held at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua with burial in the Viroqua Cemetery.

State

UWSP student, instructor teaming up on safety app

UWSP student, instructor teaming up on safety app

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) – Two members of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point community are developing a safety app that allows students to track the location of friends when they go out on the town. Stevens Point Journal Media reports UWSP senior Jenna Furger and instructor Drew Frisk are working together to conduct the smartphone […]

Wisconsin AG hopeful drops defense lawyer donation

Wisconsin AG hopeful drops defense lawyer donation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic attorney general hopeful Susan Happ has given a campaign contribution from a defense attorney who brokered a plea deal with her office to charity. Happ currently works as Jefferson County’s district attorney. In March her office agreed to defer prosecuting an alleged child molester who bought Happ’s house before he […]

Economic agency lacked spending documentation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A new report shows Gov. Scott Walker’s economic development corporation lacked supporting documentation for spending on its expenses and grants to businesses during the first two years of its existence. The Legislative Audit Bureau released a report Friday showing the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation lacked proper documentation for spending on administrative […]

Man convicted of 8th drunken driving charge

JUNEAU, Wis. (AP) – Prosecutors say a Wisconsin man sent to prison for his eighth drunken driving conviction told investigators he had gotten behind the wheel while intoxicated hundreds of times. Fifty-five-year-old George Gamboeck, of Reedsville, has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years behind bars after pleading no contest to drunken driving in Dodge County. […]

Economic development corporation handed out $60m

Economic development corporation handed out $60m

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A new report shows Gov. Scott Walker’s economic development corporation handed out $60 million in grants and loans over its first two years. The Legislative Audit Bureau released a report Friday showing the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation handed out about $29.9 million in grants to businesses, economic development organizations and local […]

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Agriculture

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 […]

The rains have come to Wisconsin

By: Bob Meyer What a difference a couple of weeks can make.  Two weeks ago, Wisconsin farmers were getting quite concerned about how dry it was getting in the Badger State.  And then it rained…and rained…and rained!  In the last week: Vernon County reporting 3 inches of rain, Portage County had over 4, Buffalo County […]

National News

CIA halts spying in Europe

CIA halts spying in Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) – The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to current and former U.S. officials. The move is in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of classified National Security Agency documents. The pause in decades of […]

Suspect in 1998 bombings pleads to lesser charges

NEW YORK (AP) – A suspect in the 1998 bombings at U.S. embassies in Africa has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in federal court in New York. Adel Abdul Bary was charged in the bombings that killed 224 people in Kenya and Tanzania. The 54-year-old pleaded guilty Friday to lesser charges of making threats against […]

Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger

Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger

DENVER (AP) – Educators say a surprising number of school science teachers don’t have the required training to handle hazardous chemicals and don’t know about standard safety measures. Fires have erupted twice in 12 days during science demonstrations in Nevada and Colorado, injuring a total of 17 people. Both involved methanol, a form of alcohol. […]

Utah doctor gets up to life in wife’s murder

PROVO, Utah (AP) – A Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife in a trial that became a national true-crime cable TV obsession has been sentenced to 17 years to life in prison. Martin MacNeill was found guilty of giving his wife drugs prescribed after cosmetic surgery and leaving her to drown in the bathtub […]

Gauge of US economy edges up 0.2 percent in August

Gauge of US economy edges up 0.2 percent in August

WASHINGTON (AP) – A gauge designed to predict the economy’s future health rose in August but at a much slower pace than in July. The Conference Board says its index of leading indicators rose 0.2 percent in August, the seventh straight increase. But that was much slower than the revised 1.1 percent gain in July. […]