Sports

WIAA not willing to bend the rules to promote their product (Opinion)

WIAA not willing to bend the rules to promote their product (Opinion)

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network According to a story in the Green Bay Press Gazette this week, a week 7 high school football matchup between defending Fox River Classic Conference champion Ashwaubenon and rival Bay Port would have reached one of the ESPN family stations, if the game could have been switched to this Sunday. ESPN was willing […]

Bautista, Blue Jays end Brewers’ 5-game win streak

Bautista, Blue Jays end Brewers’ 5-game win streak

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Jose Bautista’s three-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays outslugged Milwaukee 9-5 Wednesday, snapping the Brewers’ five-game winning streak. Bautista hit a 1-2 pitch from reliever Brandon Kintzler into the Brewers’ bullpen in right field. The homer made a winner of R.A. Dickey (10-12), who gave up […]

NFL increases size of practice squads

NFL increases size of practice squads

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network The NFL and the NFLPA announced Tuesday, teams can add two more players to their Practice Squad, going from eight to ten players. The expansion of the Practice Squads covers the next two seasons and means a total of 64 more jobs will be available around the league in each […]

Pack rookie WR Adams hopes to help replace Jones

Pack rookie WR Adams hopes to help replace Jones

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers will be looking to replace the reliable production of receiver James Jones this season. He’s returning to Lambeau Field on Friday night as an Oakland Raider in a preseason game. It will be the first Packers’ home game second-round draft pick Davante Adams. He’s one of […]

Fiers and Brewers dominate Blue Jays in 6-1 win

Fiers and Brewers dominate Blue Jays in 6-1 win

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Mike Fiers pitched seven dominant innings and Jonathan Lucroy and Aramis Ramirez each hit two doubles as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 on Tuesday night. Fiers held the Blue Jays to two hits and one run and retired the final 18 batters he faced. He struck out six […]

Local News

Vandals kill students’ pheasants

Vandals kill students’ pheasants

RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. (AP) – Richland High School says vandals killed 39 young pheasants that were part of a student project and freed dozens of others. Maintenance workers also found a portable toilet had been tipped over at the athletic field and a piece of irrigation equipment was damaged. WISC-TV reports the high school’s agriculture […]

National Park Service settles with Effigy Mounds whistleblower

National Park Service settles with Effigy Mounds whistleblower

IOWA CITY, IA (AP)— The National Park Service has reached a settlement with an employee who said she was unfairly fired over the 1990 removal of ancient human remains from the Effigy Mounds National Monument, which were only recovered three years ago, newly released records show. Sharon Greener, a former employee at the northeastern Iowa […]

Oakdale man on mobility scooter struck by car while crossing street

Oakdale man on mobility scooter struck by car while crossing street

OAKDALE, Wis. — Sheriff’s deputies say a man riding an electric scooter was struck while crossing a highway in Monroe County. Authorities say Warren Bennett of Oakdale suffered life-threatening injuries when he was hit by a car on Hwy. 12/16 Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say a rural Sparta woman who struck Bennett was looking in her […]

GOP health care rationing to cost Wisconsin taxpayers $500 million

GOP health care rationing to cost Wisconsin taxpayers $500 million

LA CROSSE – Revised estimates from the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) regarding the cost of Gov. Walker’s health care rationing plan have added to the upcoming budget crisis for state taxpayers. An update from the LFB revealed that Gov. Walker’s Medicaid plan is costing taxpayers $206 million – almost $100 million more than originally expected – […]

Missing Crawford County girl found safe

On August 18th, 2014 at approximately 9:30 p.m. the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing 16 year old female in Bridgeport Township, Crawford County.  The report from the family was that the girl had gone out for a run at approx. 4 p.m. and didn’t arrive at her destination. The family […]

Travel Wisconsin

Obituaries

Elaine Stussy

Elaine Stussy, age 74 of Cuba City passed away on Tuesday, August 19th Memorial service will be at 1pm on Saturday, August 23rd at the Kickapoo United Lutheran Church in Soldiers Grove, a celebration of life picnic will follow at the Soldiers Grove Park.

Howard J. Holen

Howard Jerrold Holen, age 92 of Westby passed away on Monday, August 18th Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Thursday, August 21st at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the church from 10am until the time of service at 11

Janet Oneal

Janet Oneal, age 80 of Viroqua passed away on Sunday, August 17th Memorial service will be Saturday, August 30th at 11am at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Visitation will be from 10am until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Mary R. Weber

Mary R. Weber, age 68 of Cashton passed away on Thursday, August 14th A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 18th at 10:30am at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, in Middle Ridge. Family and friends are invited for a celebration of Mary’s life, Sunday, August 17th from 1 to 5pm with a […]

Diana L. Lewis

Diana L. Lewis, age 50 of Westby passed away on Monday, August 11th A visitation will be held from 4 to 7pm on Tuesday, August 19th at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby.  

State

UW Regents contemplate requesting $95 million in state budget

UW Regents contemplate requesting $95 million in state budget

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network The UW Board of Regents could decide today whether to ask for another $95 million in the next two-year state budget.University of Wisconsin System officials say they need more tax dollars to help pay for the school’s new Talent Development Initiative, to create new STEM-related jobs — science, technology, engineering, […]

State loses out by not expanding BadgerCare

State loses out by not expanding BadgerCare

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network Are health insurance rates in Wisconsin higher than necessary? If they are, it could be because of Governor Scott Walker’s decision not to accept a full expansion of federal funding for BadgerCare. Robert Kraig is with Citizen Action of Wisconsin, which released a report showing Wisconsin insurance rates average $250 more per year […]

Police given $28 million in surplus military gear

Police given $28 million in surplus military gear

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Records show the Pentagon has given police agencies in Wisconsin more than $28 million in surplus military gear in the past decade, including assault rifles, grenade launchers and mine-resistant trucks. Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs documents obtained by Gannett Wisconsin Media under the state’s open records law show more than 67,000 […]

2 companies settle with Wisconsin in scam lawsuit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Two out-of-state companies have agreed to pay $50,000 to consumers and Wisconsin after the state sued them for scamming people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars and airline tickets. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the state Department of Justice announced the settlement Wednesday. It had accused Texas-based Green Palm Vacations […]

Darlington man gets 25 years for child pornography

Darlington man gets 25 years for child pornography

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A judge has sentenced a Darlington man to 25 years in federal prison for making sexually explicit videos of girls. Timmy Reichling received the mandatory minimum sentence Wednesday after pleading guilty to producing child pornography in June. The judge sentenced the 47-year-old to a life term of supervised release. Authorities seized […]

Sleepy Hollow GMC Ad

Agriculture

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. […]

Secretary Newson: Klondike Cheese Company in Monroe Example of How Employees with Disabilities Can Help Employers Succeed

MONROE, Wis., Aug. 13 — The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development issued the following news release: Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson today cited Klondike Cheese Company in Monroe as an example of how recruiting and hiring people with disabilities can help employers succeed, which is the focus for Governor Walker’s proclamation of […]

Introducing: “The Wisconsin Spudmobile”

Introducing: “The Wisconsin Spudmobile”

By: Bob Meyer The Wisconsin Potato Growers are using this show to introduce “The Wisconsin Spudmobile”.  Built on a converted motorhome chassis, the bus features three slide-outs, walls and a ceiling that look like you are standing in a potato field and interactive displays which explain varieties, uses and the sustainability of potatoes.  Nick Somers […]

Implementing the Farm Bill

Implementing the Farm Bill

By: Bob Meyer Wisconsin’s USDA Farm Service Agency director Brad Pfaff is making the rounds at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, talking to farmers about the 2014 Farm Bill being implemented right now.  The top priority for Pfaff is to get dairy farmers informed about the new Margin Protection Program.  FSA and University of Wisconsin-Extension are […]

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days set to begin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The 31st annual Wisconsin Farm Technology Days is set to begin this week. The event is scheduled to start Tuesday and run through Thursday in Stevens Point. About 80,000 people are expected to attend. On tap are field demonstrations, exhibits on healthy living, woodcarving, women in agriculture, quilting and gardening. The […]

National News

US diplomats barred from ice bucket challenge

US diplomats barred from ice bucket challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) – The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don’t look for any more U.S. diplomats getting in on the fun. Lawyers at the State Department have banned American ambassadors and other high-profile foreign service officers from participating in the ice-bucket challenge to […]

New restrictions on hydrocodone to take effect

New restrictions on hydrocodone to take effect

WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S. The new rules mean that Vicodin, Lortab and other generic versions will be subject to the same prescribing rules as painkillers like codeine […]

Gauge of US economy rises 0.9 percent in July

Gauge of US economy rises 0.9 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) – A gauge designed to predict the economy’s future health posted the sharpest advance in four months in July, indicating the economy is gaining traction headed into the last half of the year. The Conference Board says its index of leading indicators rose 0.9 percent last month, the sixth straight increase and the […]

Holder pledge thorough probe of Ferguson shooting

Holder pledge thorough probe of Ferguson shooting

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Attorney General Eric Holder says he’s been trying to reassure residents of Ferguson, Missouri, that the federal government will conduct a fair, thorough and independent investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. Holder says the unrest that has followed the Aug. 9 shooting has highlighted the mistrust the community […]

AAA: Nearly 35 million will travel Labor Day weekend

AAA: Nearly 35 million will travel Labor Day weekend

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – AAA Travel says some 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend. That’s the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over last year. Nearly 86 percent of the vacationers will travel by car. As for the […]