Sports

Brewers’ Braun optimistic about injured right hand

Brewers’ Braun optimistic about injured right hand

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is cautiously optimistic that an offseason procedure has fixed a nagging nerve problem near his right thumb. The injury has hampered the 2011 NL MVP the last two seasons. Braun’s average dipped to a career-low .266 in 2014. His second-half struggles contributed to a team-wide slump that […]

Wisconsin, UNC, Florida, UCLA lead Atlantis field

Wisconsin, UNC, Florida, UCLA lead Atlantis field

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) – By Saturday night, some of the top teams in college basketball will know a lot more about themselves. A quick trip to the Bahamas might set them up for big things this season as well. The Battle 4 Atlantis starts on Wednesday, with an eight-team field featuring four Top 25 […]

New policy for Paul Bunyan’s Axe

New policy for Paul Bunyan’s Axe

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network The Wisconsin Badgers currently have possession of Paul Bunyan’s Axe.  If the Minnesota Gophers can pull off the upset over the Badgers on Saturday, they won’t have the chance to sprint across the field to the Badger sideline to take back the Axe. The two schools decided to change policy […]

More than just axe game for No. 14 Badgers, Gordon

More than just axe game for No. 14 Badgers, Gordon

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Take a good look at Melvin Gordon when No. 14 Wisconsin meets No. 22 Minnesota on Saturday. It could be his last game at Camp Randall Stadium. The junior and Heisman Trophy candidate isn’t saying whether Saturday will be his last home game. But Gordon let out a big laugh when […]

Lacy, Packers power past Vikings 24-21

Lacy, Packers power past Vikings 24-21

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Eddie Lacy rushed for 125 yards on 25 carries, both season highs to help Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers hang on for a 24-21 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Lacy scored twice, on a run in the first quarter and a catch in the fourth. Then, he rumbled […]

Local News

Twinklefest Parade set for Friday night at 7

Twinklefest Parade set for Friday night at 7

Viroqua’s 20th annual Twinklefest parade will take place Friday night at 7 p.m. on Main Street. The theme for this years parade is “Back in the 80’s,” which pays tribute to the final year of the dacade, and the first year of the Viroqua Chamber Main Street project. In addition to the parade this year, […]

3 die in crash on Wisconsin Hwy. 35 near Onalaska

3 die in crash on Wisconsin Hwy. 35 near Onalaska

ONALASKA, Wis. (AP) – Three people have died in a head-on crash on Highway 35 north of Onalaska in western Wisconsin. It happened about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Highway Z. The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office says the initial call said it was a crash between two cars, but deputies arrived to find a third […]

Crash causes State Highway 35 to close for several hours Tuesday

Crash causes State Highway 35 to close for several hours Tuesday

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office says State Hwy 35 was closed for several hours Tuesday afternoon following a head-on crash. The Sheriff’s Office says at approximately 3:32 p.m.a two vehicle crash occurred on State Hwy 35 in the township of Freeman between cottonwood Pkwy and Old State Hwy 35. Investigators say Bealis R Giddings, 62, […]

Jackson County authorities search for missing woman

Jackson County authorities search for missing woman

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding a missing and endangered 49-year-old woman. The Sheriff’s Office said because of medical reasons it is important to find Roberta K. Rave as soon as possible. Her family is asking for assistance in locating her. Authorities said Rave drives a 2008 tan Dodge […]

Damage reported at Vernon County park

Damage reported at Vernon County park

Property Damage during the evening hours of Monday, November 24, 2014 or early morning hours of Tuesday, November 25, 2014, severe damage was done to the grass at Esofea Park, which is on Park Road in the Town of Jefferson. The intentional damage was done by at least two vehicles by driving and spinning through […]

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Obituaries

John T. Larson

John Theron Larson, age 48 formerly of Westby and Cashton passed away on Thursday, November 20th Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 26th at 11 a.m. at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby. Friends may also call on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Wednesday after 10 a.m. at the funeral […]

Donald L. Nundahl

Donald L. Nundahl, age 80 of Richland Center passed away on Tuesday, November 18th Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 22nd at 1 p.m. at the Clary Memorial Funeral Home in Richland Center. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 21 from 4 to 7 p.m., visitation will also be held on Saturday […]

Larry G. Stuempges

Larry G. Stuempges, age 82 of Coon Valley passed away on Wednesday, November 19th Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 22nd at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church.

Arthur “Art” Theige

Arthur “Art” Theige, age 87 of Westby passed away on Tuesday, November 18th A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 22nd from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley. A private funeral service will be held at the Vang Lutheran Church.

Kenneth E. Jasperson

Kenneth Edward Jasperson, age 88 passed away on Monday, November 17th Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 21st at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, November 20th from 3 to 6 p.m., and at the funeral home on Friday morning after […]

State

National forest seeking committee members

RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) – Federal officials are looking for people to join two Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest advisory committees. One committee serves the Chequamegon portion of the forest in northwestern Wisconsin. The other serves the Nicolet portion in northeastern Wisconsin. Both panels work to improve relationships between forest users and advise forestry officials on which projects […]

DNR confirms new invasive algae found in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources says it has confirmed a new invasive algae was present in a southeastern Wisconsin lake. The DNR says starry stonewort was found during routine monitoring in Little Muskego Lake in Waukesha County in late September, marking the first time the European algae has turned up […]

Wisconsin regulators approve electric increase

Wisconsin regulators approve electric increase

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State regulators have approved higher electric rates for tens of thousands of Dane County customers. The Public Service Commission decided Wednesday to grant Madison Gas and Electric permission to raise its fixed monthly rates from $10.44 to $19 starting next year. The utility’s proposal also calls for reducing its hourly usage […]

Officials aim for zero fatalities on Wisconsin roads this holiday weekend

Officials aim for zero fatalities on Wisconsin roads this holiday weekend

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Traffic safety and law enforcement officials aim for zero preventable deaths on Wisconsin roads through the Thanksgiving Day weekend. Fewer hours of daylight, unpredictable deer crossings, and changing weather conditions can create driving challenges this time of year. Sgt. Dave Harvey with the State Patrol says drivers need to pay […]

Chippewa Falls trumpeter to march in Macy’s parade

Chippewa Falls trumpeter to march in Macy’s parade

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin man who was seriously injured in a 2005 marching band bus crash will march Thursday in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Brian Collicott admits he had concerns about his ability to march the 3 miles of the parade route while still staying in formation. […]

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Agriculture

Wisconsin dairy farmers to rake in big profits

Wisconsin dairy farmers to rake in big profits

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin dairy experts say some farmers are enjoying a sweet combination of record-high milk prices and record-low feed costs that are creating profits in 2014 that are six times higher than previous good years. Randy Greenfield, a dairy specialist for a Madison-based livestock feed company, says this year will prove to […]

Wisconsin ag exports climb 17 percent

Wisconsin ag exports climb 17 percent

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Agricultural exports are moving out of Wisconsin at a strong rate. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says Wisconsin farms and agribusinesses have exported nearly $2.8 billion worth or products to 138 countries so far this year. That’s a 17 percent increase over the same period last year. The […]

USDA Extends Dairy Margin Protection Program Deadlines

MADISON, Wisconsin, – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, speaking at the National Milk Producers Federation annual meeting, today announced extended deadlines for the dairy Margin Protection Program. Farmers now have until Dec. 5, 2014, to enroll in the voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The program provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the […]

Wisconsin milk production has record September

Wisconsin milk production has record September

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin dairy farmers had another record-setting month of milk production in September and are on pace to set a new annual record. According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service, Wisconsin milk production in September increased 70 million pounds from the previous September’s record-setting total of 2.29 billion pounds. State dairy farmers […]

Farmers remember to look out for electric or natural gas equipment during harvest time

Farmers remember to look out for electric or natural gas equipment during harvest time

Madison, Wis. – October 24, 2014 – This harvest, Alliant Energy reminds customers to pay extra attention to utility equipment while using farm machinery. Every fall, tractors, combines, augers, tillage equipment, tiling machines and other related equipment are at high risk to hit power poles, overhead or underground electric lines and natural gas pipelines or […]

National News

Shoppers settle into a new tradition: gobble turkey and then go shopping

Shoppers settle into a new tradition: gobble turkey and then go shopping

NEW YORK (AP) – Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping this Thanksgiving in what’s quickly becoming a new holiday tradition. Just a few years ago when a handful of stores began opening late on the holiday, the move was met with resistance from workers and shoppers who […]

Crowds celebrate at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Crowds celebrate at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

NEW YORK (AP) – Spectators of all ages are oohing and ahhing as giant inflated characters wind their way through Manhattan in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Thursday’s spectacle featured six new giant balloons, including Thomas the Tank Engine, Paddington bear and the Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger. It was around 37 degrees with a […]

Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A handful of people are gathered in downtown St. Louis for what the organizer is calling a “pro-community” car cruise. Organizer Paul Byrd says the Thanksgiving morning cruise is meant to be peaceful and to counteract the violence seen earlier this week in Ferguson after a grand jury decided not to […]

Snowstorm leaves many without power in the Northeast

Snowstorm leaves many without power in the Northeast

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – Power outages from the first major snowstorm of the season are forcing some residents of the Northeast to celebrate Thanksgiving in the dark. The outages on Thursday are particularly bad in northern New England, where more than 200,000 customers were without power in New Hampshire and more than 100,000 were without […]

Full holiday menu for Obamas; 6 pies for dessert

Full holiday menu for Obamas; 6 pies for dessert

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday’s basics. There’s thyme-roasted turkey and honey-baked ham, cornbread stuffing and oyster stuffing, braised winter greens and macaroni and cheese. Don’t forget the green bean casserole, sweet potato gratin, mashed potatoes and dinner […]