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Packers’ Thanksgiving game will displace traditional meal

Packers’ Thanksgiving game will displace traditional meal

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers’ Thanksgiving matchup with the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field will displace a long-held tradition in the stadium’s atrium. For more than a decade, Christian Outreach Ecumenical Ministry has hosted a free Thanksgiving dinner for hundreds of people at Lambeau. The Packers game against their longtime rival […]

Packers to honor Favre on Thanksgiving night

Packers to honor Favre on Thanksgiving night

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network The Green Bay Packers will not only host the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving night at Lambeau Field, but they’ll witness longtime Packers great Brett Favre’s number-4 unveiled on the facade inside Lambeau Field as his number is retired. “I think it’s great,” coach Mike McCarthy said in a team release, “and […]

Brewers’ Jonathan Lucroy out 4-6 weeks with toe injury

Brewers’ Jonathan Lucroy out 4-6 weeks with toe injury

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy could miss four to six weeks with a fractured big left toe. Lucroy got hurt after during Monday’s 6-1 loss to Cincinnati when a foul tip caromed off his foot. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list immediately after the game. […]

Packers move on from Seattle loss with offseason workouts

Packers move on from Seattle loss with offseason workouts

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – It was back to Lambeau Field for the Green Bay Packers on Monday for the first time since cleaning out their lockers in January following the stunning collapse against Seattle in the NFC title game. Defensive lineman Mike Daniels says he has watched tape of the game to learn from […]

Local News

Rescue team responds to La Crosse bluff

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A specially-trained team has rescued a person who fell from a bluff in La Crosse. The Fire Department’s Technical Rescue Team was called to George’s Point on the bluff about 8 p.m. Sunday. The team used ropes to rescue the individual and bring that person back to the trail head. […]

La Crosse police investigate woman’s death

La Crosse police investigate woman’s death

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – La Crosse police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a downtown alley. Authorities say the body was discovered about 7 a.m. Monday near Community Credit Union. The area has been cordoned off as investigators work the scene.

State Budget Committee votes not to shift management of Kickapoo Valley Reserve to the DNR

State Budget Committee votes not to shift management of Kickapoo Valley Reserve to the DNR

MADISON, Wis. – The current administrative structure of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve (KVR) and Kickapoo Reserve Management Board (KRMB) would remain unchanged under a bipartisan plan supported by Senator Jennifer Shilling and approved by the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) today. On a unanimous 16-0 vote, the JFC rejected Governor Walker’s proposal to shift administrative oversight […]

Authorities ask for help in locating Southeast Minnesota fugitive

Authorities ask for help in locating Southeast Minnesota fugitive

The Houston County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a fugitive they believe to be dangerous. Dillion Heiller is wanted in Houston County on felony possession of an assault weapon. Law Enforcement Agents say they had contact with Heiller on the phone Tuesday and he told police “to come find him […]

Two men from Genoa injured in two vehicle crash

Two men from Genoa injured in two vehicle crash

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports a two-vehicle collision occurred Monday afternoon at approximately 3:30, in the town of Genoa. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Kyle T. Strand, 28, of rural Genoa was driving west on Witcraft Ridge Road and collided head-on with a vehicle driven by Donald E. Oliver,  58, also of rural […]

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Obituaries

John W. Marshall

John W. Marshall, age 97 of Viola passed away on Monday, April 20th Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 2nd at 11 a.m. at the Viola United Methodist Church. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Skyler J. Jarrett

Skyler J. Jarrett, age 20 of Viroqua passed away on Thursday, April 9th Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 14th at 1:00 p.m. at Our Saviors Luther Church in Westby. Family and friends may call at the Vossetieg-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua from 3 to 5 p.m.

Tracy A. Dregne

Tracy Alan Dregne, age 52 of Westby and formerly of Viroqua passed away on Sunday, April 5th Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 11th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until the time of service at 2.

Merrill V. Pugh

Merrill V. Pugh, age 80 of Soldiers Grove passed away on Tuesday, April 7th Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 11th at 11:00 a.m. at the Soldiers Grove Church of Christ. Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday at the […]

Margaret A. Gillingham

Margaret Ann Gillingham, age 83 of Richland Center passed away on Tuesday, April 7th Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 11th at the Pratt Memorial Chapel. Friends may call at the Chapel on Saturday morning from 9:30 until the service time at 11.

State

Walker: National right-to-work law a ‘legitimate’ goal

Walker: National right-to-work law a ‘legitimate’ goal

Wisconsin Radio Network Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says he has the “courage…and capacity” to take on powerful interests, including unions, at the federal level. Walker, a Republican who is likely to enter the presidential race soon, signed a “right-to-work” law in Wisconsin this year and he sees a need for a similar federal law. “As […]

Wisconsin national forest to see cuts at recreation sites

Wisconsin national forest to see cuts at recreation sites

RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) – Cuts are being made at some recreation areas in the 1.5 million-acre Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in northern and northwest Wisconsin. WLUK-TV reports reductions in services are coming next week to 11 percent of sites in the forest. U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Hilary Markin says some sites will see reduced services, while […]

La Crosse police investigate woman’s death

La Crosse police investigate woman’s death

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – La Crosse police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a downtown alley. Authorities say the body was discovered about 7 a.m. Monday near Community Credit Union. The area has been cordoned off as investigators work the scene.

UW-Madison students from Nepal organizing help for homeland

UW-Madison students from Nepal organizing help for homeland

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Members of the Nepal Student Association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are brainstorming on how to help relatives and friends in the aftermath of the earthquake that has killed 3,700 in their home country. Association members met Sunday afternoon to talk about plans for collecting donations and raising awareness of the […]

Boy, 12, recovering after hit by car on bicycle

Boy, 12, recovering after hit by car on bicycle

BALDWIN, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say a 12-year-old Woodville boy is expected to make a full recovery after he was hit by a car while on a bicycle. The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office says the boy was in stable condition Sunday at a St. Paul, Minnesota, hospital following the Saturday crash. The driver of […]


Agriculture

Number of Iowa chickens to be killed due to bird flu lower

Number of Iowa chickens to be killed due to bird flu lower

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The number of chickens at a northwest Iowa farm that will need to be killed because of the bird flu virus has been reduced to 3.8 million. Sunrise Farms announced Tuesday that it houses 3.8 million laying hens, all of which will need to be killed after a routine test […]

Wisconsin agriculture officials ban poultry movement in three counties

Wisconsin agriculture officials ban poultry movement in three counties

Wisconsin Radio Network State officials have ordered a ban on moving poultry in three Wisconsin counties. State Veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw ordered the ban Friday on moving poultry to shows, exhibitions, and swap meets in Jefferson, Juneau, and Barron counties – all counties where the H5N2 avian influenza virus was recently found. Additionally, anyone owning […]

Wisconsin is latest state to report avian influenza

Wisconsin is latest state to report avian influenza

By Bob Hague – WRN –A highly pathogenic avian influenza has been found in Wisconsin. The H5N2 avian influenza has been confirmed in a commercial flock of 200,000 chickens in Jefferson County, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The flock is located within the Mississippi […]

Wisconsin DWD economist sees need for agriculture workers

Wisconsin DWD economist sees need for agriculture workers

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network An aging workforce will mean hard to fill positions in Wisconsin’s crucial agricultural industry. Department of Workforce Development chief economist Dennis Winters said challenges in the ag sector mirror those in the rest of the state’s economy. “From a workforce standpoint, and with the quantity problem, it’s going to be […]

Wisconsin dairy farm denies allegations of polluting wells

Wisconsin dairy farm denies allegations of polluting wells

LINCOLN, Wis. (AP) – Owners of a 4,000-cow dairy farm in northeast Wisconsin say the operation isn’t polluting drinking wells amid allegations from environmental groups. Press-Gazette Media reports owners of Kinnard Farms said in a statement Wednesday that they’re surprised by the allegations. They said the Kewaunee County farm follows strict regulations and strives to […]

National News

Ohio students’ device to detect marijuana use by motorists

Ohio students’ device to detect marijuana use by motorists

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Two Ohio graduate students have invented a device that will allow law enforcement officers to determine whether motorists have used marijuana. The Plain Dealer reports that two biomedical engineering graduate students at the University of Akron hope to market their roadside testing device to states where marijuana use has been legalized. […]

US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

NEW YORK (AP) – The government is lowering the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years. Health officials say some people are getting too much fluoride now because it is also added to toothpaste, mouthwash and other products. Too much fluoride has become a common cause […]

Compromise GOP budget hikes war funds, targets ‘Obamacare’

Compromise GOP budget hikes war funds, targets ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) – House and Senate GOP negotiators are sealing agreement on a budget blueprint that would enable Republicans to more easily target the Affordable Care Act while delivering an almost $40 billion budget boost to the Pentagon. The emerging plan drops a controversial House proposal to radically overhaul the Medicare program. And, it eliminates […]

Theater shooter’s parents arrive at courthouse

Theater shooter’s parents arrive at courthouse

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) – The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes have been seen waiting in line to get into the suburban Denver courthouse where Holmes’ long-awaited death penalty trial is getting underway. Robert and Arlene Holmes of Rancho Penasquitos, California, have publicly pleaded for their son’s life to be spared through a plea […]

Lawyer says there’s no way to even the scales

Lawyer says there’s no way to even the scales

BOSTON (AP) – A lawyer for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is urging the jury to send him to prison for the rest of his life, saying, “There is no point in trying to hurt him as he hurt because it can’t be done.” Attorney David Bruck gave opening statements Monday in the penalty phase […]