Sports

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 […]

Giants power past Brewers 15-5 for 3-game sweep

Giants power past Brewers 15-5 for 3-game sweep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer among his three RBIs and finished a double shy of the cycle, powering the San Francisco Giants past the Milwaukee Brewers 15-5 on Sunday to match a season high with their sixth straight win. Madison Bumgarner (16-9) followed up his one-hit gem Tuesday against Colorado […]

Friday Night Football Scores

Friday Night Football Scores

Scores from area teams for Friday, August 29th Viroqua at Mel-Min: pp sat nite 7 Westby at Sparta:pp sat 10 am Cashton at Onalaska Luther: luther up 21 -0 2nd pp GET at Somerset: Arcadia at Whitehall:pp BRF at Tomah: brf 8-o 2nd pp RC at West Salem:pp Clear Lake at DeSoto: clear lake 42- […]

Local News

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 […]

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 […]

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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

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. […]

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 […]

Obama delivers Labor Day message in Milwaukee

Obama delivers Labor Day message in Milwaukee

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network President Barack Obama was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd of supporters Monday, as he took the stage at Milwaukee’s LaborFest to deliver a Labor Day message about the state of the economy and ongoing efforts to raise the minimum wage. During his roughly 30 minute speech, Obama touted continued economic […]

Thousands of students heading back to school

Thousands of students heading back to school

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) – Tens of thousands of students are heading back to school across Wisconsin. Among them are nine siblings in the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield. The Beffel children range from 4-year-old kindergarten to senior year in high school. Mom Marisa Beffel says it takes a lot of preparation to get all her children […]

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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

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 […]

Waldo suspends 2 police chiefs after quota claims

WALDO, Fla. (AP) – The tiny Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap. The AAA auto club named the tiny town between Jacksonville and Gainesville one of only two “traffic traps” nationwide. The other town is nearby Lawtey. AAA has placed billboards outside the limits of both towns to […]

School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards

School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards

CHICAGO (AP) – More guards will be watching Chicago students to keep them safe on the first day of school. Thanks to $1 million from the city, another 100 “Safe Passage” workers will be on routes that children walk through crime-ridden neighborhoods when classes resume Tuesday. There is far less publicity than a year ago, […]

Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B

Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Dollar General is boosting its bid for rival Family Dollar to approximately $9.1 billion and says it’s now willing to more than double the number of stores it would shed to avoid trouble with regulators. The newest bid from Dollar General is worth $80 per share, up from $78.50. Dollar General’s […]