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Packers’ Matthews snares NFC player of week honor

Packers’ Matthews snares NFC player of week honor

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Packers linebacker Clay Matthews is the NFC’s Player of the Week on defense after a command performance against Tampa Bay. Matthews grabbed the honor Wednesday as he and the rest of Green Bay’s team prepare for a crucial game against Detroit. The Packers-Lions winner will win the NFC North crown […]

Chryst among 46 applicants for UW coaching job

Chryst among 46 applicants for UW coaching job

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Turns out newly hired Wisconsin football coach Paul Chryst had more competition for the job than anyone thought. Not that most of the 45 other applicants who sought to replace Gary Andersen ever had a serious shot. Through an open records request The Associated Press on Monday obtained applications from everyone […]

No. 6 Wisconsin beats California 68-56

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) – Nigel Hayes had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 6 Wisconsin returned from a nine-day break to beat California 68-56 on Monday night. Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky added 14 points apiece in the first game for the Badgers (11-1) since beating Nicholls State 86-43 on Dec. 13. Tyrone Wallace […]

A dozen football fans injured in lightning strike

A dozen football fans injured in lightning strike

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – A dozen people are recovering after they were injured by an indirect lightning strike at Raymond James Stadium after a game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Green Bay Packers. Tampa Fire Rescue officials say the lightning strike happened Sunday afternoon as fans were walking back to their cars in […]

Local News

Library Update: inside new building

We recently took a tour of the new Viroqua Library, that is about half completed. If you are curious of what the building currently looks like, check out the video below. Here’s an interview inside the new Library with our News Director Tim Hundt, and Trina Erickson from the Library.

Search of Crawford County residence results in arrest of 64-year-old man

Search of Crawford County residence results in arrest of 64-year-old man

Crawford county authorities say they have arrested a 64-year-old man as a the result of a drug investigation. On Monday members of the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, Crawford County K-9 unit, and the Prairie du Chien Police Department executed a narcotics related search warrant at a residence owned by Kevin Dohse, 64, on Johnstown Road […]

Vernon County emergency crews rescue man that fell through the ice near Stoddard

Vernon County emergency crews rescue man that fell through the ice near Stoddard

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reports the rescue of a 58-year-old male from the Mississippi River just North of Stoddard yesterday.  According to the Sheriff’s Office on Monday at approximately 1:30 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office was called by a motorist who saw a person in the Mississippi River north of Stoddard. Anthony Culbert of Wisconsin […]

Anderson found not guilty of murder in Kwik Trip stabbing

Anderson found not guilty of murder in Kwik Trip stabbing

La Crosse, Wis. – (AP) A jury has acquitted a man who claimed self-defense in a fatal stabbing at a Kwik Trip store in La Crosse last year. The La Crosse Tribune reports jurors deliberated about seven hours Thursday before finding Mitrel Anderson not guilty. Prosecutors said Anderson killed DeMario Lee outside the convenience store […]

Monroe County authorities searching for missing 20-year-old man

Monroe County authorities searching for missing 20-year-old man

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for their assistance in locating Thomas Hartman, 20, of Sparta (Cataract). The Sheriff’s Office says Hartman was reported missing by his parents and was last seen on November 30 at a residence in the City of Sparta. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office along with the Sparta […]


Obituaries

Patrick J. Boland

Patrick Joseph Boland, age 71 of Gays Mills passed away Sunday, December 14th A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, December 20th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Friends may call at the church on Saturday after 10 a.m.

Ervin J. Jacobson

Ervin J. Jacobson, age 87 of Coon Valley passed away on Monday, December 15th Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 19th at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the service time.

June L. Snell

June L. Snell, age 88 of La Crosse passed away on Monday, December 1st A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 9th at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home in La Crosse. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

Rolette A. Kraai

Rolette Adele Sandsick Kraai, age 85 of Cross Plains, and formerly of Viroqua passed away on Thursday, November 4th Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 13th at the South West Prairie Lutheran Church. Friends may call after 10 a.m. at the church on Saturday.

Ardys S. McCullick

Ardys S. McCullick, age 73 of Steuben passed away on Wednesday, December 3rd Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 6th at 12 noon at the United Methodist Church in Eastman. Friends may call on Saturday, December 6th from 10 a.m. until the service time at noon at the church.

State

Many stores are open for day-after-Christmas rush

Wisconsin Radio Network New bargains and promotions await shoppers. Many will want refunds or replacements for gifts they received — and they might be turned away if they don’t know the lay of the land. Sandy Chalmers of the state’s consumer protection agency says it’s “buyer beware” for the most part — and you should […]

Court rules landlord not liable in dog attack

Court rules landlord not liable in dog attack

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court says a landlord can’t be held liable as the owner of his tenants’ dogs for multiple injuries they inflicted on a woman. According to court documents, George Kontos allowed his daughter and her family to live on his Winnebago County property with their dogs. In June 2010 […]

Most wonderful time of the year to quit smoking

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network The holiday season has many folks thinking about giving the gift of health — to themselves. The stress of the holidays might trigger some folks to revert to some old, bad habits, including lighting up. But one expert says many smokers actually think about quitting during the holidays. “For everyone […]

Wisconsin family’s light display spills onto radio

Wisconsin family’s light display spills onto radio

WESTON, Wis. (AP) – One northern Wisconsin family went to extra lengths to make their holiday lights display sparkle: They took over an unused radio frequency so the bulbs would dance for people driving by. Rachel Bartels of Weston says she set out to be “the cool person on the corner with all the cool […]

UW program connects cancer patients with survivors

UW program connects cancer patients with survivors

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – For recently diagnosed breast cancer patients, a University of Wisconsin program is helping them cope and get special comfort from others who have been in their shoes. The university hospital’s Patient Survivor Advocate Program connects those at the front end of treatment with those who have been through it. WISC-TV documented […]


Agriculture

Man dies in farm Dane County accident

Man dies in farm Dane County accident

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Dane County authorities have released details about the death of a man in farm accident. The medical examiner says 60-year-old Richard A. Schmitt, of Plain, died of injuries he suffered when he became entangled in the equipment he was operating Saturday afternoon. He had been hired to spread manure at the […]

MPP signup deadline is Friday

MPP signup deadline is Friday

By: Bob Meyer A reminder the sign-up deadline for the Margin Protection Program for dairy producers is this Friday, December 19th.  U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the declining milk prices of the last few weeks has prompted producers to take another look at the program.  “I think people are beginning to realize the good […]

Wisconsin farm bill meetings on now

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Ag News The Farm Service Agency and the University of Wisconsin Extension are conducting meetings all across the state to help farmers understand the new farm programs. Susan Hunter with FSA says many of the Extension agents around the state have gone through training on the new Agricultural Risk Program (ARC) and […]

Agriculture and the next Wisconsin state budget

Agriculture and the next Wisconsin state budget

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Ag News Paul Zimmerman is Executive Director of Governmental Affairs for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau. He says the next state budget is going to be the big issue facing the next state legislature.  “It’s going to be a discussion between assistance for the needy, K-12 and higher education funding and transportation, those […]

Holte re-elected to lead Wisconsin Farm Bureau

Holte re-elected to lead Wisconsin Farm Bureau

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Ag News The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation wrapped-up its 95th annual meeting in Wisconsin Dells on Monday. President Jim Holte was very happy with the attendance this year especially the nearly 500 young farmers participating. “We have a growing, dynamic, forward-looking organization with a lot of young people, you can’t do much […]

National News

Transit officers help mother deliver baby on train

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Transit officers in Pennsylvania helped make a very special Christmas delivery. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says two transit officers jumped into action to help a mother deliver a baby on a subway train. SEPTA says the delivery happened as the train was approaching a stop in Philadelphia Thursday evening. Officials say […]

Sony says online PlayStation disrupted

Sony says online PlayStation disrupted

TOKYO (AP) – Sony’s online PlayStation store and Microsoft’s Xbox site experienced disruptions to users on Christmas Day in the latest possible cyberattack on the electronics and entertainment company. The PlayStation Store Twitter feed says some users were having trouble logging into its network. It says engineers are investigating. A notice on the Xbox website […]

Obama visits troops on Christmas

Obama visits troops on Christmas

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) – President Barack Obama says Afghanistan has a chance to rebuild its country “because of the extraordinary service of the men and women in the American armed forces.” Obama on Christmas Day visited troops at a Marine base in Hawaii to mark the end of more than a decade of combat […]

Wake to be held for 1 of 2 slain NYPD officers

NEW YORK (AP) – Mourners of a New York City police officer killed with his partner in an ambush shooting will gather at a Queens church for his wake today. Officer Rafael Ramos will be remembered at Christ Tabernacle Church in the Glendale section of Queens, where his family says he was a longstanding and […]

Christmas Eve for many: Warm, windy and not white

NEW YORK (AP) – Christmas Eve is shaping up to be windy, wet and warm instead of white across much of the country. That could create headaches for some travelers, especially in the Great Lakes and the Northeast. A storm that forecasters had feared could bring several inches of snow to Illinois, including the air […]