Sports

Football season can kickoff gambling problems

Football season can kickoff gambling problems

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network Betting on football can be no fantasy. With NFL and college games now underway, Rose Gruber with Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling said people should know that its prime time for sports betting – and when that gets out of control, the impact can be devastating. “It isn’t always just […]

Brewers fall out of 1st place

Brewers fall out of 1st place

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network After 150 straight days of either leading the NL Central or being tied, the Milwaukee Brewers find themselves in second place today, 1-full game behind the St. Louis Cardinals. The Brewers lost their 6th straight game on Monday, falling 4-2 to the Chicago Cubs.  The Brewers have scored just 13 runs […]

For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) – A small auction house that’s becoming known for selling rare baseball memorabilia has come across a mother lode of cards prized by collectors. The collection from 1909, 1910 and 1911 features more than 1,400 cards including famous players like Cy Young and Ty Cobb. Troy Thibodeau from Saco River Auction Co. […]

Packers eager to see full season of Lacy, Rodgers

Packers eager to see full season of Lacy, Rodgers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Packers running back Eddie Lacy is ready to build on his Offensive Rookie of the Year campaign. The former Alabama star had 1,178 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns in 2013 – and that was with quarterback Aaron Rodgers sidelined for seven weeks with a collarbone injury. Lacy brought balance to […]

Brewers acquire Broxton from Reds for 2 players

Brewers acquire Broxton from Reds for 2 players

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Cincinnati Reds for two players to be named. NL Central-leading Milwaukee announced the move to bolster its bullpen before Sunday’s series finale against the San Francisco Giants. The 30-year-old Broxton is 4-2 with a 1.86 ERA and seven saves in […]

Local News

Kind wants chemical stabilizer used in oil shipments

Kind wants chemical stabilizer used in oil shipments

Wisconsin Radio Network A Wisconsin congressman is continuing to urge oil shippers to chemically stabilize the oil before sending it on trains. Third District Democrat Ron Kind (D-WI) of La Crosse says there are perils with shipping oil, either by pipeline or by railcar, but a relatively low-cost additive makes the oil much less volatile. […]

Plane that crashed in Atlantic after entering restricted airspace connected to Viroqua

Plane that crashed in Atlantic after entering restricted airspace connected to Viroqua

The owner of a plane and the pilot that is believed to have died when his plane crashed in the Atlantic over the weekend has ties to Viroqua. WISN in Milwaukee has confirmed that Ronald Hutchinson, of Brookfield, Wisconsin, who also had ties to Viroqua, was the pilot of a plane that entered restricted airspace over […]

Carriage drivers to gather at historical site

Carriage drivers to gather at historical site

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Scores of carriage drivers are set to gather at a southwestern Wisconsin historical site this weekend. Villa Louis in Prairie du Chien will host the Villa Louis Carriage Classic on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event is designed to commemorate the era of horse-drawn carriages. The agenda includes obstacle races, show […]

GOP focused on attacking Technical Colleges, repealing academic standards

GOP focused on attacking Technical Colleges, repealing academic standards

LA CROSSE – As campuses across the state prepare for the start of another school year, legislative inaction on the student loan debt crisis continues to burden residents and working families. Key legislation supported by Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) to make college more affordable, provide student loan debt relief and lower costs for Wisconsin […]

VMH donates prescription drug drop-off box

VMH donates prescription drug drop-off box

Vernon Memorial Healthcare has donated a prescription drug drop-off box to the Viroqua Police Department as part of a program to provide safe and secure disposal of prescription medication. The goal of the program is to get unwanted drugs out of residents’ homes and into a safe, secure location where they can be disposed of […]

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Obituaries

Arlene G. Kapanke

Arlene G. Kapanke, age 86 of Chaseburg passed away Monday September 1st Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday Sept. 5th at the Lower Coon Valley Lutheran Church. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley and at the church on Friday from […]

Erling “Butch” C. Helgeson

Erling “Butch” C. Helegeson, age 85 of Stoddard passed away on Monday, August 25th A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, August 28th from 4 to 7pm at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley.

Arnold Haakenson

Arnold Jerold Haakenson, age 87 of Viroqua passed away on Sunday, August 24th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Thursday, August 28th at the Viroqua United Methodist Church. Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 to 8pm at the Thorson Funeral Home, and after 10am on Thursday at the church.

James M. Oium

James M. Oium, age 64 of Cashton passed away on Sunday, August 24th Funeral Services with military rites  will be held on Thursday, August 28th at 11am at Bethany Sandhill Lutheran church or rural LaFarge. Friends may call on Wednesday, August 27th from 4 to 7pm at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby, and at […]

Gayheart “Gay” Julius Gilbertson

  Gayheart “Gay” Julius Gilbertson, age 101 passed away on Sunday August 24th Funeral services will held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 27th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 26th  from 5-7 p.m.    

State

Football season can kickoff gambling problems

Football season can kickoff gambling problems

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network Betting on football can be no fantasy. With NFL and college games now underway, Rose Gruber with Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling said people should know that its prime time for sports betting – and when that gets out of control, the impact can be devastating. “It isn’t always just […]

Wisconsin looks to past resolution for Northwoods

Wisconsin looks to past resolution for Northwoods

PPLETON, Wis. (AP) – Environmental activists say they plan to work with pro-business factions to resolve a longtime dispute over timber management in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Post-Crescent Media reports northern Wisconsin activists hope to borrow a strategy used by Greenpeace and Kimberly-Clark Corporation to reach a collaborative agreement on a material the company used that came […]

Insider trading case dismissed in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) – An insider trading case against a former Heartland Advisors executive has been dismissed. A federal judge has thrown out the case brought against Jilaine Bauer. Civil charges were filed in 2003 against Bauer by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Bauer was accused of redeeming shares of a Heartland municipal bond fund […]

College students warned to watch out for identity thieves

College students warned to watch out for identity thieves

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network As the fall semester gets underway on college campuses, students are being reminded to keep a close eye on their personal information. Sandy Chalmers with the state Division of Trade and Consumer Protection says physical security is really important when protecting yourself form identity theft, so it’s best to either […]

Tourism and the tribes

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network When thinking of Wisconsin tourism, you might not necessarily think of the state’s 11 sovereign tribal nations. However, Wisconsin Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett says Native American tourism in the Badger State is a lot more than just gaming and pow wows. While she says those are important to […]

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Agriculture

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 […]

Wisconsin increases Zone D bear quota

By: Bob Meyer Citing an increase in human-bear conflicts, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is increasing the quota in Zone D in Northwest Wisconsin.  Zone D covers all of Douglas, Bayfield, Burnett, and Washburn Counties and parts Polk, Barron, Rusk and Sawyer Counties. DNR Northern Wildlife Supervisor Mike Zeckmeister says they would like to […]

72-stall robotic rotary breaks ground in Wisconsin

72-stall robotic rotary breaks ground in Wisconsin

In late August, GEA Farm Technologies broke ground on the installation of DairyProQ, a milking system allowing farms to install individual, fully automatic robotic milking stall modules on a rotary parlor. The installation of the 72-stall DairyProQ rotary parlor is occurring at Mlsna East Town Dairy, Cashton, Wis. click image to zoom While DairyProQ prototypes […]

Take time to take precautions

By: Bob Meyer Marshfield Clinic says they found an estimated 12 cases of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, among 607 people screened at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days last week. National Farm Medicine Center director Dr. Matthew Keifer says, “Of all the cancers farmers are at risk for, skin cancer is the No. […]

National News

Insider trading case dismissed in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) – An insider trading case against a former Heartland Advisors executive has been dismissed. A federal judge has thrown out the case brought against Jilaine Bauer. Civil charges were filed in 2003 against Bauer by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Bauer was accused of redeeming shares of a Heartland municipal bond fund […]

Politico founder to be Washington Post publisher

WASHINGTON (AP) – Katharine Weymouth is stepping down as publisher of The Washington Post and will be replaced by Frederick Ryan, who previously led Politico. Weymouth, a member of the Graham family that owned the Post for 80 years, announced Tuesday that she will leave the Post after serving for 17 years in various roles. […]

US construction spending up 1.8 percent in July

US construction spending up 1.8 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. construction spending staged a strong rebound in July, rising by the largest amount in more than two years. All major categories of construction showed gains in an encouraging sign that spending on building projects will help boost the economy in the second half of this year. The Commerce Department says construction […]

US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3 1/2 years

US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3 1/2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, says its manufacturing index rose to 59 from 57.1 in July. Anything above 50 signals that manufacturing […]

US home prices rose at slower pace in July

US home prices rose at slower pace in July

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home prices rose in July but at a slower rate compared with earlier this year. The moderating price increases could help support sales. Real estate data provider CoreLogic says prices rose 7.4 percent in July from July 2013. That was slightly below June’s year-over-year increase of 7.5 percent. Prices rose 1.2 […]