Sports

Jets OC takes blame for timeout that negated TD

Jets OC takes blame for timeout that negated TD

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) – New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg takes full blame for the timeout call that negated a tying touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Mornhinweg said Monday that he tried to get coach Rex Ryan’s attention on the sideline on the fourth-and-4 play from the Packers 36 with […]

Rested No. 19 Badgers look to get Gordon going

Rested No. 19 Badgers look to get Gordon going

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin is rested after a bye week and ready to get star tailback Melvin Gordon going again. Gordon was held to 38 yards on 17 carries two weekends ago in the 19th-ranked Badgers’ 37-3 win over Western Illinois after the lower-division school stacked the box. Gordon said Monday that he even […]

NFL: Domestic violence experts added as advisers

NFL: Domestic violence experts added as advisers

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL says three experts in domestic violence will serve as senior advisers to the league. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams Monday announcing that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith will “help lead and shape the NFL’s policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault.” […]

Bulaga out for Packers

Bulaga out for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga missed Sunday’s game against the New York Jets with a left knee injury. Bulaga was listed as questionable coming into the home opener after being limited in practice this week. The fifth-year veteran was replaced by Derek Sherrod. An injury to the same knee in […]

Rodgers, Packers roar back to beat Jets 31-24

Rodgers, Packers roar back to beat Jets 31-24

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Aaron Rodgers threw for three touchdowns, Jordy Nelson had a career-high 209 yards receiving and the Green Bay Packers rallied from an 18-point deficit for a 31-24 win over the New York Jets on Sunday. New York appeared to tie it with 5 minutes left on a 37-yard touchdown catch […]

Local News

Caught in the Net: Cast announced for UW-Richland Theatre fall farce

Caught in the Net: Cast announced for UW-Richland Theatre fall farce

v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} A group of students and community people have been caught in the net of theatrics and will be busy over the next several weeks, working hard so that you can laugh hard. Zoie Eva Lutz, professor of communication and theatre arts at the University of Wisconsin-Richland and […]

Pictures from the 2014 Vernon County Fair

Pictures from the 2014 Vernon County Fair

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Experts predict fall color peak in Coulee Region

Experts predict fall color peak in Coulee Region

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin biologists are predicting vibrant fall colors on foliage throughout the Coulee Region. The La Crosse Tribune reports experts say the area has seen plenty of water during the spring and summer months. Tim Gerber, biology professor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, says warm days and cool nights should […]

Tomah VA to honor POWs, MIAs during Sept. 19 ceremony

Tomah VA to honor POWs, MIAs during Sept. 19 ceremony

Tomah VA to honor POWs, MIAs during Sept. 19 ceremony TOMAH, Wis. – A National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony in honor of prisoners of war and service members missing in action will be held at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Friday, Sept. 19, at 1 p.m. in the Tomah VA Chapel. The POW/MIA […]

Audio – Home and fish market destroyed in explosion and fire near Genoa

Audio – Home and fish market destroyed in explosion and fire near Genoa

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears talks about an explosion that destroyed a home and business on State Highway 35 just north of Genoa on Friday morning.     Genoa, Wis. – According the Vernon County Sheriff John Spears a home and business were destroyed by an explosion and a fire around 6 a.m. Friday. Spears […]

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Obituaries

Betty Lou Thompson

Betty Lou Thompson, age 84  passed away on Friday, September 12th Private family services will be held at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua with burial in the Viroqua Cemetery.

Keith L. Mills

Keith LaVerne Mills, age 82 of Viroqua passed away on Wednesday, September 10th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, September 15th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 5 to 7pm.

Effie E. Peterson

Effie E. Peterson, age 100 of Cashton passed away on Wednesday, September 10th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, September 13th at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Norwalk. Family and friends may call from 10am until the time of services at the church.

Harriet C. Hulsether

Harriet C. Hulsether, age 84 of Viroqua passed away on Tuesday, September 9th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, September 13th at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua. Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 7pm at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua, and at the church on Saturday from 10am […]

Roger Peterson

Roger Peterson, age 83 of Viroqua passed away on Thursday, September 4th A Memorial Service will be held at 1pm an Monday, September 8th at the Bethel Lutheran Church in rural Viroqua. Visitation will be from 11:30am until the time of service at the church.

State

Nine cases of enterovirus 68 suspected

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Doctors suspect there are at least nine Wisconsin cases of the respiratory and stomach virus that has hospitalized hundreds of children around the country. Samples of the nine suspected cases in the Madison area were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Test results should be back in about […]

Wisconsin DNR launches fall photo contest

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is launching a fall photo contest. The agency is looking for fall photos taken on state properties such as parks, forests, trails and recreation areas for its “Fall in Love with Wisconsin State Parks” contest. People can enter one photo per day on the DNR’s […]

Man arrested after dead cows found in Wisconsin

Man arrested after dead cows found in Wisconsin

BARRON, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say a 47-year-old western Wisconsin man was arrested after officials discovered 25 dead cows on his farm. The Barron County sheriff’s office says the man was taken into custody Saturday on suspicion of mistreating animals and failing to provide food and drink to animals. The Leader-Telegram reports the man was […]

Wisconsin DOJ wants $738K for death investigations

Wisconsin DOJ wants $738K for death investigations

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Justice is asking Gov. Scott Walker for an additional $738,600 to cover investigating local officer-involved deaths. The agency submitted its 2015-17 budget request to Walker on Monday. Wisconsin legislators passed a law earlier this year that requires police departments to let outside agencies run probes into officer-involved […]

Gay marriages in Wisconsin on hold

Gay marriages in Wisconsin on hold

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriages remains in effect — at least for now. The U.S. Supreme Court is considering taking up the issue. In the meantime, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago has decidedto put its recent ruling on gay marriage on hold. The appellate panel ruled almost two […]

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Agriculture

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 […]

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 […]

National News

Trump Plaza: 4th Atlantic City casino shutdown

Trump Plaza: 4th Atlantic City casino shutdown

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – A fourth Atlantic City casino is going out of business. Trump Plaza will shut its doors at 6 o’clock Eastern Time this morning. The casino at the center of the Boardwalk and the end of the Atlantic City Expressway has been declining for years, performing worse than any of the […]

US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) – Starting next month, America’s remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. The very last buyout checks go out in October to about 425,000 tobacco farmers and landowners. They’re the last holdovers from a price-support and quota system that had guaranteed minimum prices for most […]

Trio of California wildfires destroy or damage scores of homes; thousands evacuated

WEED, Calif. (AP) – Intense winds are fanning a destructive and dangerous California wildfire threatening the little town of Weed, near the Oregon border. The blaze damaged a saw mill and burned a church to the ground. Officials say 100 homes have been damaged or destroyed. Evacuation orders have been given for at least 1,500 […]

Lava enters vacant lots in Big Island subdivision

Lava enters vacant lots in Big Island subdivision

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) – Lava is moving closer to homes in a rural subdivision on Hawaii’s Big Island. Officials say right now the lava is moving over a vacant lot in the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision and that no homes are in imminent danger. They say the lava from the Kilauea volcano is slowing and no […]

4 students hurt, at least 1 seriously, in lab fire

DENVER (AP) – Authorities say four students suffered burns and at least one had serious injuries from a fire in a Denver high school chemistry laboratory. The fire broke out Monday at SMART Academy, a charter high school in southwestern Denver. Denver Fire Department spokesman Mark Watson says the cause was under investigation, but the […]