Sports

Lions stuff Packers 19-7

Lions stuff Packers 19-7

DETROIT (AP) – Don Carey returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown, and Detroit’s defensive front smothered Green Bay on Sunday, leading the Lions to a 19-7 victory over Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. The Lions came into the game with a secondary decimated by injuries, but that didn’t much matter with Rodgers under […]

Friday night football scores

Westby at Onalaska Luther – Westby 35  -21 G.E.T. at Viroqua – GET 38-19 Arcadia at Black River Falls – Arcadia 37-12 Kickapoo/La Farge at Seneca – Kickapoo/La Farge 41-6 DeSoto at Wauzeka –  DeSoto  27  Wauzeka 6 North Crawford at Ithaca –  today(sat) at  1:30 p.m. – both teams are  2-0 Weston at Belmont […]

Battle of the Hawks; won by the Red.

Battle of the Hawks; won by the Red.

By: Robert Anthony On a beautiful, breezy Friday night in Viroqua it was a battle of the Hawks; Black vs Red. Unfortunately, for the home team Blackhawks of Viroqua, while continuing to improve each week, they came up short yet again; this time to the Redhawks of G.E.T. 38-19 The evening did not start well […]

Goodell: Same mistakes can’t be repeated

Goodell: Same mistakes can’t be repeated

NEW YORK (AP) – Commissioner Roger Goodell says that “over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong; that starts with me.” At a news conference Friday, Goodell made his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence. […]

Brewers moving Triple-A team to Colorado Springs

Brewers moving Triple-A team to Colorado Springs

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Colorado Springs in the Pacific Coast League will be the new Triple-A home of the Milwaukee Brewers. General manager Doug Melvin announced the two-year agreement on Thursday. Milwaukee is moving its top minor-league affiliation from Nashville starting next season. The switch was necessitated after the Nashville Sounds franchise announced a four-year agreement […]

Local News

Semi vs car crash in Grant County results in fatality

Semi vs car crash in Grant County results in fatality

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is reporting one person was killed and another was injured when a semi and a car collided on State Highway 133 around 5:30 Thursday. The Sheriff’s Office says they received a call regarding a two vehicle crash on State Highway 133 about half a mile north of Clauer Lane. The […]

Tomah police partner with organization to offer free drug test kits to parents

Tomah police partner with organization to offer free drug test kits to parents

The Tomah Police Department announced this week they have partnered with TestMyTeen.com to offer free drug test kits to parents in the Tomah area.  The police department says concerned, involved parents are the strongest deterrent kids have for staying off drugs, but peer pressure to experiment with drugs is one of the biggest stumbling blocks […]

Woman injured on Highway 21 when deer runs into car

Woman injured on Highway 21 when deer runs into car

Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin reports a female motorist was injured when a deer ran into the drivers side if her vehicle Thursday night. The accident happened around 7:30 Thursday night on State Highway 21 approximately .4 miles west of Fireworks Ave. in the town of Greenfield. The Sheriff’s Office says a vehicle driven by Penny […]

Dogs, parakeet removed from squalid conditions

Dogs, parakeet removed from squalid conditions

KENDALL, Wis. (AP) – Animal welfare workers have removed 15 dogs and a bird from squalid conditions at a mobile home in Monroe County. WXOW-TV reports the animals were found living in feces, trash and rotting food. A search warrant was executed Thursday at the Kendall area home following an investigation by Monroe County humane […]

Bill Michael’s Visit to Viroqua Pictures

Bill Michael’s Visit to Viroqua Pictures

Click here for some of the pictures from Bill Michael’s visit to Viroqua September 15th through the 17th of September  

Travel Wisconsin

Obituaries

Gerald M. Lower Jr.

Gerald Malcolm Lower, Jr. 69 of Bell Center passed away on Tuesday, September 16th Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday, September 24th from 2 to 3pm at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Gays Mills, followed by a potluck meal.

Dr. Kenneth Purdue

Dr. Kenneth Purdue, age 61 of Viroqua passed away Wednesday, September 17th Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Monday, September 22nd at the Viroqua Church of Christ. There will be no visitation prior to the services on Monday.

Elizabeth Lester

Elizabeth Lester, age 73 of Ferryville passed away September 17th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Wednesday, September 24th at the Vossetieg-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call on Tuesday from 11am to 1pm and one hour prior to service on Wednesday at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua.

Harvey O. Lunde

Harvey O. Lunde, age 78 of Westby passed away on Tuesday, September 16th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, September 22nd at the Skogdalen Lutheran Church, rural Westby. Friends may call on Sunday, from 1 to 3pm at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley, and at the church on Monday from […]

Conelee “Connie” Rude

Conelee Ellen “Connie” Rude, age 85 of Westby passed away on Sunday, September 14th Funeral services will be held Friday, September 19th at 11am at the Westby-Coon Prairie Luther Church. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 18th from 4 to 7pm at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby, and on Friday after 10am at the […]

State

Liberal group complains voters can’t get ID

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A liberal attack group plans to file a brief in the legal battle over Wisconsin’s voter photo identification law alleging state offices aren’t open enough to produce enough IDs for would-be voters ahead of the Nov. 4 election. The law has been dormant since February 2012 pending legal challenges. The 7th […]

Emily’s List to spend $1.2 million for Burke

Emily’s List to spend $1.2 million for Burke

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A national group that works to elect Democratic who support abortion rights plans to spend $1.2 million on television ads for Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. Emily’ List announced Monday that it would begin airing ads statewide in early October. Emily’s List says the first spots will focus on Republican Gov. […]

Wisconsin gun group sues for Green Bay records

Wisconsin gun group sues for Green Bay records

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A group promoting Wisconsin gun owner rights is suing the city of Green Bay for records that might indicate if the city has a policy on carrying guns openly. Press-Gazette Media reports Wisconsin Carry Inc. has asked a Brown County judge to order city officials to relinquish public records. Wisconsin […]

Historical site offers cooking lessons for kids

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A southwestern Wisconsin historical site will offer 19th-century cooking lessons for kids later this fall. Villa Louis in Prairie du Chien will host “Kids in a Victorian Kitchen” on Nov. 15. The event offers hands-on cooking lessons for children in grades 3-8. They’ll get to experience life in an 1890s kitchen […]

Nearly 700 complaints over waits at Madison VA

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Records show that over the last two years, there have been nearly 700 complaints about the timeliness of getting health care at Madison’s Veterans Hospital. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the records don’t indicate any evidence of harm, but several complaints outline potentially dire situations. Many complaints about the timeliness of […]

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Agriculture

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 […]

Corn growers urge driver caution during harvest

Corn growers urge driver caution during harvest

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Corn growers are warning drivers to watch out for farm machinery as the harvest season approaches. The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association says motorists can expect to see more farm equipment on the roads in the coming weeks as the harvest beings. The association says most farm machinery tops out at 25 […]

The evolving robotic milker

The evolving robotic milker

By: Bob Meyer The use of robotic milking machines is gaining popularity in the dairy industry.  Some see the robots as a way to keep their herd small yet not be tied to milking those cows every day.  Others see the robots as a reliable replacement for hard-to-find dependable labor.  There are farms with one […]

Vernon County Farm Bureau to hold annual meeting in La Farge

Members of the Vernon County Farm Bureau will hold their annual meeting on Monday, September 22nd at 7:30pm at the Rockton Tavern in La Farge. All Farm Bureau members are encouraged to attend this important meeting to help create policy resolutions and vote in elections for county board directors. Also being selected will be the […]

The rains have come to Wisconsin

By: Bob Meyer What a difference a couple of weeks can make.  Two weeks ago, Wisconsin farmers were getting quite concerned about how dry it was getting in the Badger State.  And then it rained…and rained…and rained!  In the last week: Vernon County reporting 3 inches of rain, Portage County had over 4, Buffalo County […]

National News

‘The Lion King’ makes history

‘The Lion King’ makes history

NEW YORK (AP) – Here’s something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: “The Lion King” is the top ticket of all time. With a worldwide gross of over $6.2 billion, “The Lion King” stage musical has now achieved the most successful box office total of any work in any media in entertainment […]

Apple: 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold

Apple: 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold

NEW YORK (AP) – Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale. A year ago, Apple Inc. said it had sold 9 million of the then-new iPhone 5C and 5S models. The iPhone […]

Engineers call for national approach to flooding

Engineers call for national approach to flooding

UNDATED (AP) – An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for dealing with rising flood risks. In a report being released today in Philadelphia, the American Society of Civil Engineers says that politicians have not fully heeded warnings about flood risks, including those driven home by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and […]

1st court appearance for WH intruder

WASHINGTON (AP) – An Army veteran accused of scaling a security fence and getting into the White House with a knife is scheduled to have his initial appearance in federal court later today. Omar Gonzalez of Copperas Cove, Texas, faces charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadly or dangerous […]

Dozens of structures destroyed in California wildfire

Dozens of structures destroyed in California wildfire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Light rain and cooler temperatures are helping firefighters battle a huge wildfire in Northern California that’s destroyed nearly three-dozen structures. Fire officials say in their initial count, 10 homes and 22 outbuildings were lost in the White Meadows area of Pollock Pines. The fast-moving blaze about 60 miles east of Sacramento […]