Sports

For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) – A small auction house that’s becoming known for selling rare baseball memorabilia has come across a mother lode of cards prized by collectors. The collection from 1909, 1910 and 1911 features more than 1,400 cards including famous players like Cy Young and Ty Cobb. Troy Thibodeau from Saco River Auction Co. […]

Packers eager to see full season of Lacy, Rodgers

Packers eager to see full season of Lacy, Rodgers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Packers running back Eddie Lacy is ready to build on his Offensive Rookie of the Year campaign. The former Alabama star had 1,178 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns in 2013 – and that was with quarterback Aaron Rodgers sidelined for seven weeks with a collarbone injury. Lacy brought balance to […]

Brewers acquire Broxton from Reds for 2 players

Brewers acquire Broxton from Reds for 2 players

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Cincinnati Reds for two players to be named. NL Central-leading Milwaukee announced the move to bolster its bullpen before Sunday’s series finale against the San Francisco Giants. The 30-year-old Broxton is 4-2 with a 1.86 ERA and seven saves in […]

Giants power past Brewers 15-5 for 3-game sweep

Giants power past Brewers 15-5 for 3-game sweep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer among his three RBIs and finished a double shy of the cycle, powering the San Francisco Giants past the Milwaukee Brewers 15-5 on Sunday to match a season high with their sixth straight win. Madison Bumgarner (16-9) followed up his one-hit gem Tuesday against Colorado […]

Friday Night Football Scores

Friday Night Football Scores

Scores from area teams for Friday, August 29th Viroqua at Mel-Min: pp sat nite 7 Westby at Sparta:pp sat 10 am Cashton at Onalaska Luther: luther up 21 -0 2nd pp GET at Somerset: Arcadia at Whitehall:pp BRF at Tomah: brf 8-o 2nd pp RC at West Salem:pp Clear Lake at DeSoto: clear lake 42- […]

Local News

Carriage drivers to gather at historical site

Carriage drivers to gather at historical site

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Scores of carriage drivers are set to gather at a southwestern Wisconsin historical site this weekend. Villa Louis in Prairie du Chien will host the Villa Louis Carriage Classic on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event is designed to commemorate the era of horse-drawn carriages. The agenda includes obstacle races, show […]

GOP focused on attacking Technical Colleges, repealing academic standards

GOP focused on attacking Technical Colleges, repealing academic standards

LA CROSSE – As campuses across the state prepare for the start of another school year, legislative inaction on the student loan debt crisis continues to burden residents and working families. Key legislation supported by Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) to make college more affordable, provide student loan debt relief and lower costs for Wisconsin […]

VMH donates prescription drug drop-off box

VMH donates prescription drug drop-off box

Vernon Memorial Healthcare has donated a prescription drug drop-off box to the Viroqua Police Department as part of a program to provide safe and secure disposal of prescription medication. The goal of the program is to get unwanted drugs out of residents’ homes and into a safe, secure location where they can be disposed of […]

USDA Wisconsin Farm Service offering Margin Protection Program for producers

USDA Wisconsin Farm Service offering Margin Protection Program for producers

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 28 2014 — USDA Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Brad Pfaff, announced today that starting Sept. 2, 2014, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between […]

Norwalk man critically injured after fall from vehicle

Norwalk man critically injured after fall from vehicle

Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin says a 22-year-old man from Norwalk suffered a severe head injury after falling from a vehicle on private property just after midnight. At around 12:20 this morning the Monroe County 911 Communication Center received a call from Franciscan Skemp hospital in Sparta of an accident that had occurred on private […]

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Obituaries

Erling “Butch” C. Helgeson

Erling “Butch” C. Helegeson, age 85 of Stoddard passed away on Monday, August 25th A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, August 28th from 4 to 7pm at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley.

Arnold Haakenson

Arnold Jerold Haakenson, age 87 of Viroqua passed away on Sunday, August 24th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Thursday, August 28th at the Viroqua United Methodist Church. Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 to 8pm at the Thorson Funeral Home, and after 10am on Thursday at the church.

James M. Oium

James M. Oium, age 64 of Cashton passed away on Sunday, August 24th Funeral Services with military rites  will be held on Thursday, August 28th at 11am at Bethany Sandhill Lutheran church or rural LaFarge. Friends may call on Wednesday, August 27th from 4 to 7pm at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby, and at […]

Gayheart “Gay” Julius Gilbertson

  Gayheart “Gay” Julius Gilbertson, age 101 passed away on Sunday August 24th Funeral services will held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 27th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 26th  from 5-7 p.m.    

Harriet Ostrem

Harriet Ostrem, age 91 of Viroqua passed away on Friday, August 22nd Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday August 27 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26 at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the church from 10 […]

State

Thousands of students heading back to school

Thousands of students heading back to school

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) – Tens of thousands of students are heading back to school across Wisconsin. Among them are nine siblings in the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield. The Beffel children range from 4-year-old kindergarten to senior year in high school. Mom Marisa Beffel says it takes a lot of preparation to get all her children […]

Man charged after girl eats pot-laced chocolate

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) – A Chippewa Falls man whose daughter was sickened after eating a marijuana-laced chocolate bar faces three criminal charges. A Chippewa Herald report says 38-year-old Jason N. Hetke is charged with felony second-degree reckless endangerment. He’s also charged with two misdemeanors – child neglect and possession of marijuana. Prosecutors say the […]

Wisconsin governor skirts touchy casino decision

Wisconsin governor skirts touchy casino decision

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has made a reputation for his willingness to take on difficult political issues. But he’s delayed a decision on one of the hottest questions for voters in densely populated southeastern Wisconsin: Will he approve the Menominee Nation’s plans for a casino in Kenosha? Walker has pushed the […]

Green Bay measure would crack down on dog brokers

Green Bay measure would crack down on dog brokers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Green Bay officials are considering a measure that would only allow dog owners to keep puppy litters if the mother dog lives there too. A Press-Gazette Media report says the goal is to prevent pet brokers from stockpiling hordes of animals, which can end up confined in unsanitary conditions. City […]

Man who was fatally shot in Madison is identified

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Madison man who was shot and killed at a party on the city’s south side over the weekend has been identified as 25-year-old Darren J. Goodwan. The Dane County medical examiner’s office released his name in a statement late Sunday. Preliminary autopsy results say the death was homicide by gunfire, […]

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Agriculture

NCR-SARE grants available

By: Bob Meyer The 2015 North Central Region – Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) Farmer Rancher Grant Call for Proposals is now available. Farmers and ranchers in the North Central region are invited to submit grant proposals to explore sustainable agriculture solutions to problems on the farm or ranch. Proposals should show how […]

USDA Wisconsin Farm Service offering Margin Protection Program for producers

USDA Wisconsin Farm Service offering Margin Protection Program for producers

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 28 2014 — USDA Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Brad Pfaff, announced today that starting Sept. 2, 2014, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between […]

Wisconsin increases Zone D bear quota

By: Bob Meyer Citing an increase in human-bear conflicts, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is increasing the quota in Zone D in Northwest Wisconsin.  Zone D covers all of Douglas, Bayfield, Burnett, and Washburn Counties and parts Polk, Barron, Rusk and Sawyer Counties. DNR Northern Wildlife Supervisor Mike Zeckmeister says they would like to […]

72-stall robotic rotary breaks ground in Wisconsin

72-stall robotic rotary breaks ground in Wisconsin

In late August, GEA Farm Technologies broke ground on the installation of DairyProQ, a milking system allowing farms to install individual, fully automatic robotic milking stall modules on a rotary parlor. The installation of the 72-stall DairyProQ rotary parlor is occurring at Mlsna East Town Dairy, Cashton, Wis. click image to zoom While DairyProQ prototypes […]

Take time to take precautions

By: Bob Meyer Marshfield Clinic says they found an estimated 12 cases of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, among 607 people screened at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days last week. National Farm Medicine Center director Dr. Matthew Keifer says, “Of all the cancers farmers are at risk for, skin cancer is the No. […]

National News

$2.4B Revel casino to shut down this morning

$2.4B Revel casino to shut down this morning

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Atlantic City, New Jersey’s Revel casino closes its doors in just a couple of hours. The hotel portion closed yesterday. Revel had been open for just over two years, and it was hoped that it would help turn around Atlanta City’s struggling casino market. But by the middle of this […]

Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square

WASHINGTON (AP) – A jury is about to consider the fates of four former Blackwater security guards who face charges stemming from the shooting of 30 Iraqis on a Baghdad street in 2007. The 12-member jury in Washington is to get the case today. One of the guards is on trial for first-degree murder. The […]

‘Guardians’ tops Labor Day, summer box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The intergalactic misfits of “Guardians of the Galaxy” are the summer’s box-office superheroes. According to studio estimates Monday, the Marvel space adventure topped the Labor Day box office with a three-day take of $22 million – its third time in first place since its release five weeks ago. With North American […]

NC offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid

NC offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million for the world’s largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than a Dallas suburb but still lost out to a Texas offer half that size. Texas and local officials in the Dallas suburb of Plano offered Toyota […]

Obama, Biden push for higher minimum wage

Obama, Biden push for higher minimum wage

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden today are using Labor Day appearances to press the case for a federal increase in the minimum wage — a top issue for Democrats. In Detroit, Biden told hundreds of union members that they deserve a “fair share” of any improvement in corporate profits. […]