Sports

Vikings hopeful, noncommittal with Bridgewater

Vikings hopeful, noncommittal with Bridgewater

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have not committed to Teddy Bridgewater playing at Green Bay on his sprained left ankle. Two days after his injury, however, the quarterback is “doing much better,” according to coach Mike Zimmer. Zimmer said Bridgewater’s participation in practice Tuesday would be more mental than physical. The team […]

Melvin: Decision on Brewers manager not imminent

Melvin: Decision on Brewers manager not imminent

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers General Manager Doug Melvin says the dust needs to settle on the disappointing end to the ballclub’s season before any decisions are made on the team’s manager or coaching staff. Speaking on WTMJ radio Tuesday, Melvin says he’ll take a step back before any future plans are made following the […]

Melvin to return for Brewers next season

Melvin to return for Brewers next season

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio announced Saturday that the teams general manager, Doug Melvin, would return in 2015.  There’s no word on manager Ron Roenicke or members of his coaching staff. Attanasio addressed reporters in front of the Brewers dugout on Saturday at Miller Park.  The Brewers owner certainly wasn’t happy […]

Brewers’ Braun to have surgery for nerve issue

Brewers’ Braun to have surgery for nerve issue

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is scheduled to have surgery this week to fix a nagging nerve problem near his right thumb. The injury contributed to Braun having one of the least productive full seasons of his career. He went 0 for 3 in Sunday’s 5-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs to […]

Rodgers throws for 4 TDs, Packers beat Bears 38-17

Rodgers throws for 4 TDs, Packers beat Bears 38-17

CHICAGO (AP) – Aaron Rodgers threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns, and the Green Packers shook off one of their worst offensive performances in years with a 38-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon. The Packers scored on their first six possessions to build a 38-17 lead. They racked up 358 yards […]

Local News

Vernon County deputies get Humane Officer training

Vernon County deputies get Humane Officer training

Sheriff John B. Spears, would like to let the citizens of Vernon County know that in conjunction with the Vernon County Humane Society, Deputies Eric Tollackson and Phil Welch were sent to the Wisconsin Humane Officer Training course, which was held in Madison on September 22- 26. Spears said the course was provided by the […]

(Video) After vandalism strikes, Wisconsin DNR donates 110 young pheasants to Richland Center High School

(Video) After vandalism strikes, Wisconsin DNR donates 110 young pheasants to Richland Center High School

MADISON – After vandalism led to the death of a number of pheasant chicks at Richland Center High School, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources donated 110 young pheasants from the State Game Farm in Poynette, Wis. Back in August someone broke into the Richland Center High School and either killed or let loose the […]

Cash, guns, tools and household items stolen from Hillsboro home

Cash, guns, tools and household items stolen from Hillsboro home

Vernon County Crime Stoppers, along with the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, is asking for your help. The Vernon County Sheriff’s office says sometime during the night of Friday, September 26,  a house on Ridge Road northwest of the City of Hillsboro was burglarized. Forced entry was made to the house and once inside, the suspect(s) […]

State Senator Shilling holding office hours in Crawford County this week

State Senator Shilling holding office hours in Crawford County this week

LA CROSSE – Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) announced that she will be holding in-district office hours on Friday, October 3rd in Wauzeka and Gays Mills. Members of the public are invited to sit down with Sen. Shilling and discuss their thoughts or concerns regarding legislation or any state government issues. Friday, October 3, 2014 […]

Area technical colleges to benefit from $20 million federal grant

Area technical colleges to benefit from $20 million federal grant

MADISON – Wisconsin’s health care employers and workers will benefit from a $20 million investment by the U.S. Department of Labor, which yesterday announced a grant to Wisconsin’s technical colleges to address emerging needs in the health care sector. The successful grant application comes under the fourth installment of a multi-year, nearly $2.0 billion federal […]

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Obituaries

James M. Fish

James M. Fish, age 71 of Westby passed away Saturday, September 27th Funeral Services will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, September 30th at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, September 29th from 4-6 pm, and on Tuesday from 1pm till the time of service at […]

Lucille Jacobson

Lucille Jacobson, age 81 of Viroqua passed away on Saturday, September 27th Funeral Services will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, September 30th at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the church from 1pm till the time of Service at 2.

Inez D. Hickok

Inez D. Hickok, age 78 of Ferryville passed away on Wednesday, September 24th Memorial services will be held at 11am on Saturday, September 27th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends and family may call from 10am on Saturday until the time of services at the funeral home.

Charles “Chuck” Hanson

Charles “Chuck” Hanson, age 88 of Des Moines passed away on Sunday, September 21st Graveside services will be held on Thursday, September 25th at 2pm at the Viroqua Cemetery. Military Rites will be provided by the Running-Johnson-Ray VFW Post No. 3032, the Jacobson-Olson American Legion Post No. 138 and the U.S. Navy Honors Team.

Benjamin T. Logan

Benjamin T. Logan, age 94 author of “The Land Remembers” passed away on Friday, September 19th Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 26th at the Gays Mills Community Center. Friends may call at the community center after 2 p.m. on that day.

State

Castle doctrine doesn’t apply outside dwelling

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A state appeals court has ruled that Wisconsin’s castle doctrine law doesn’t apply outside a dwelling. The 2nd District Court of Appeals ruling Thursday stems from the case of Charles Chew, who fired at two men as they fled across a parking lot after they beat him in his apartment in […]

Legislature’s budget panel to consider voter ID

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Legislature’s budget committee plans to meet Tuesday to consider a request to spend about $461,000 to educate voters about the voter identification law before the Nov. 4 election. The Joint Finance Committee announced the meeting date on Wednesday. It comes after the state elections board asked the committee for approval […]

Wisconsin DA hopeful launches first TV ad

Wisconsin DA hopeful launches first TV ad

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin attorney general hopeful Brad Schimel has launched his first television ad. Schimel, a Republican, currently serves as Waukesha County’s district attorney. His Democratic opponent, Susan Happ, is the Jefferson County district attorney. Schimel’s ad shows him with his two daughters, in a courtroom and chatting with people in the Waukesha […]

Madison expo interpreters welcome foreign visitors

Madison expo interpreters welcome foreign visitors

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The World Dairy Expo is offering interpreters to help hundreds of international visitors feel at home in Madison. Ron Eustice, an interpreter who speaks six languages, tells the Wisconsin State Journal that his fellow volunteers try to make the expo’s foreign attendees feel more comfortable by using a language they understand […]

Full inspections of frack sand mines mostly undone

Full inspections of frack sand mines mostly undone

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A report says only 20 percent of active frack sand mine operations have been inspected by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to ensure compliance with air pollution rules. The mining company needs an air permit from the DNR before beginning operations. Then it’s up to the agency to do a […]

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Agriculture

Madison expo interpreters welcome foreign visitors

Madison expo interpreters welcome foreign visitors

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The World Dairy Expo is offering interpreters to help hundreds of international visitors feel at home in Madison. Ron Eustice, an interpreter who speaks six languages, tells the Wisconsin State Journal that his fellow volunteers try to make the expo’s foreign attendees feel more comfortable by using a language they understand […]

World Dairy Expo set to open in Madison

World Dairy Expo set to open in Madison

Wisconsin Radio Network Madison will become the center of the dairy universe this week, as the World Dairy Expobegins its five-day run. State Agriculture Secretary Ben Brancel calls the event a “gem” for Dane County and Wisconsin, attracting up to 70,000 people to various activities during the week. Visitors come from across the country and […]

Record breaking Guernsey from Cashton wins Cow of the Year

Record breaking Guernsey from Cashton wins Cow of the Year

MADISON – First, Lorilyn and her mother defied the odds and became the first mother-daughter Guernsey duo to each produce more than 40,000 pounds of milk per year. As if that weren’t enough, Lorilyn’s daughter went on to do the same, becoming the first Guernsey in history to be the third generation to produce more […]

State Rep. Nerison says report shows legislative reforms have boosted states agricultural sector

State Rep. Nerison says report shows legislative reforms have boosted states agricultural sector

MADISON – Representative Lee Nerison (R-Westby), Chairman of the State Assembly’s Agriculture Committee, reports that new data is out concerning the impact of agriculture on Wisconsin’s economy.  According to data compiled by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin’s farms and agricultural businesses generate $88.3 billion in economic activity and 413,500 jobs […]

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 […]

National News

Pepsi to launch soda sweetened with stevia

Pepsi to launch soda sweetened with stevia

NEW YORK (AP) – There’s Pepsi, Diet Pepsi and now, Pepsi True, a midcalorie version of the soda made with natural sweeteners. PepsiCo Inc. says Pepsi True will have 30 percent fewer calories than the regular version and be made with a mix of sugar and stevia, a natural sweetener with no calories. The drink […]

Mock, 1st female pilot to circle globe, dies at 88

Mock, 1st female pilot to circle globe, dies at 88

CINCINNATI (AP) – The first female pilot to fly solo around the world has died. Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock was 88. Mock’s grandson, Chris Flocken, said Wednesday that she died at her home in Quincy, Florida, on Tuesday after being in failing health for months. Mock flew her single-engine Cessna 180 “Spirit of Columbus” 23,000 miles […]

GM, Chrysler see 19 percent gains

GM, Chrysler see 19 percent gains

DETROIT (AP) – General Motors and Chrysler are both reporting 19 percent gains in their U.S. sales in September. GM’s says its sales rose on big demand for its pickup trucks. Sales of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup rose 54 percent, while the GMC Sierra pickup was up 25 percent. GM’s SUV sales were also strong. […]

US construction spending down 0.8 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. construction spending fell in August, the second decline in the past three months, with housing, non-residential and government projects all showing weakness. The Commerce Department says construction spending dropped a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent after a 1.2 percent increase in July. The July increase followed a 1.6 percent June decline. The […]

GLAAD study: Gay depictions increase on TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A new study found that television is increasing its depiction of gay characters. The media advocacy group GLAAD said Wednesday that 3.9 percent of the characters regularly seen on prime-time network series this season will be gay, lesbian or bisexual. There are more gay characters on cable TV as well, the […]