Sports

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 […]

Not standing still: Packers looking to improve

Not standing still: Packers looking to improve

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers want to keep rolling. There doesn’t seem to be any sense of complacency after the Green Bay steamrolled its past two opponents by a combined score of 108-34. When asked, quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he doesn’t believe the team is “peaking early.” He said he doesn’t […]

Dekker, No. 3 Wisconsin beat Chattanooga

Dekker, No. 3 Wisconsin beat Chattanooga

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Sam Dekker scored 18 points and No. 3 Wisconsin started out fast Sunday in an 89-45 victory over Chattanooga. Traevon Jackson finished with 16 for the Badgers (2-0). Nigel Hayes had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Frank Kaminsky had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Ronrico White scored 15 points to […]

Local News

Help available for Medicare enrollment changes

Help available for Medicare enrollment changes

Only a few days remain for Medicare enrollees to make choices about their benefits for next year.  Sunday December 7th is the last day of Medicare’s annual open enrollment period, when decisions can be made about health and prescription coverage for 2015. During annual open enrollment, persons enrolled in Medicare have a number of choices […]

Mail drop-off box stolen in Monroe County

Mail drop-off box stolen in Monroe County

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a missing U.S. Mail Drop box that was taken sometime between 1:00 p.m. on Nov. 22 and 8:00 a.m. on Nov. 24 from outside the Warrens Post office. The box was unbolted and removed. If anyone placed mail in the drop box over the weekend we encourage you to call […]

Florida man accidentally shot in the leg in town of Sterling

Florida man accidentally shot in the leg in town of Sterling

Vernon County Sheriff John  Spears reports an accidental shooting that occurred in the town of Sterling on Skrede Road at approximately 5:25 p.m on Sunday. According to the Sheriff’s Office Antonio A. Cruz,  71, of Viroqua was unloading his gun outside of his residence when the firearm accidentally discharged and the bullet went through the […]

Semi driver survives train crash in Trempealeau County

TOWN OF LINCOLN, Wis. (AP) – The driver of a semi escaped serious injury when his rig was struck by a train and overturned in Trempealeau County. The crash happened Thursday in the Town of Lincoln. Sheriff’s officials say the 50-year-old Winona, Minnesota man failed to see the railroad crossing lights. A Canadian National train […]

Duane M. Ford announces retirement from Southwest Tech

Duane M. Ford announces retirement from Southwest Tech

Fennimore, Wis. – On Thursday, November 20, the Southwest Wisconsin Technical College District Board accepted the retirement announcement and resignation of President Duane M. Ford, effective June 30, 2015. Ford became President of Southwest Tech on July 1, 2011.  Prior to coming to Southwest Tech, he served as the Dean of the College of Business, […]

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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

Wisconsin runways see 20 close calls per year

Wisconsin runways see 20 close calls per year

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Data from the Federal Aviation Administration indicates there have been dozens of close calls on airport runways in Wisconsin throughout the past 13 years. A report by Gannett Wisconsin Media determined pilots have averted disaster 272 times at 12 of the state’s airports, an average of about 20 times each year, since […]

70,000 more pages of Walker documents released

70,000 more pages of Walker documents released

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Nearly 70,000 pages of emails and attachments collected during the first John Doe investigation into former aides and associates of Gov. Scott Walker during his time as Milwaukee County executive have been released. The information made public Tuesday is the fourth such release of emails and other documents prosecutors seized from […]

Black Friday deals come early

Black Friday deals come early

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Black Friday is around the corner, but holiday shopping is already under way. Black Friday traditionally begins on the Friday after Thanksgiving. This year, many stores are opening on Thanksgiving Day, and several retailers are offering deep discounts an entire week earlier than usual. “Part of the reason for that […]

Grand jury to hear ricin possession case

Grand jury to hear ricin possession case

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A federal grand jury will hear the case against a University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh student accused of attempting to make the deadly toxin ricin. The case will be forwarded to the grand jury now that Magistrate Judge James Sickel found probable cause exists that Kyle Smith knowingly possessed ricin. Jurors will […]

AG-elect Schimel names transition team

AG-elect Schimel names transition team

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Attorney General-elect Brad Schimel has named his transition team as he prepares to take over the state Justice Department in January. Schimel announced Tuesday he has chosen attorney Andrew Cook to serve as his deputy attorney general and lead the seven-member transition team. The group includes Avie Bie, a former state […]

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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

Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options

WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans available through President Barack Obama’s health care law. But experts say it’s going to take time for families to find the best deal for their finances – even as a larger political battle still […]

US consumer confidence slips in November after October surge

WASHINGTON (AP) – A fresh survey finds U.S. consumer confidence down in November following a big gain in the previous month. The Conference Board says its consumer confidence index fell to 88.7 in November, down from a seven-year high of 94.5 in October. Conference Board economist Lynn Franco says that the decline primarily reflects reduced […]

Ferguson police Officer Wilson thanks supporters

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson has thanked those who have supported him since he shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown during a confrontation in August. Wilson’s lawyers issued a statement Tuesday in which they say the 28-year-old officer and his family greatly appreciate the continued support of those who have stood […]

Schumer to Dems: Make government help workers

Schumer to Dems: Make government help workers

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is urging fellow Democrats to embrace an active federal government that can help middle class workers facing a daunting global economy. Schumer says Tuesday that Democrats performed poorly in this month’s midterm elections in part because they let Republicans portray government as a drag on society […]

At least 14 injured in Ferguson-related protests

At least 14 injured in Ferguson-related protests

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Hospitals report having treated at least 14 people who were injured during the unrest that followed the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown. Several Ferguson businesses were damaged or destroyed by fires and others were looted during the […]