Sports

Brewers’ Braun optimistic about injured right hand

Brewers’ Braun optimistic about injured right hand

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is cautiously optimistic that an offseason procedure has fixed a nagging nerve problem near his right thumb. The injury has hampered the 2011 NL MVP the last two seasons. Braun’s average dipped to a career-low .266 in 2014. His second-half struggles contributed to a team-wide slump that […]

Wisconsin, UNC, Florida, UCLA lead Atlantis field

Wisconsin, UNC, Florida, UCLA lead Atlantis field

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) – By Saturday night, some of the top teams in college basketball will know a lot more about themselves. A quick trip to the Bahamas might set them up for big things this season as well. The Battle 4 Atlantis starts on Wednesday, with an eight-team field featuring four Top 25 […]

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 […]

Local News

Crash causes State Highway 35 to close for several hours Tuesday

Crash causes State Highway 35 to close for several hours Tuesday

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office says State Hwy 35 was closed for several hours Tuesday afternoon following a head-on crash. The Sheriff’s Office says at approximately 3:32 p.m.a two vehicle crash occurred on State Hwy 35 in the township of Freeman between cottonwood Pkwy and Old State Hwy 35. Investigators say Bealis R Giddings, 62, […]

Jackson County authorities search for missing woman

Jackson County authorities search for missing woman

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding a missing and endangered 49-year-old woman. The Sheriff’s Office said because of medical reasons it is important to find Roberta K. Rave as soon as possible. Her family is asking for assistance in locating her. Authorities said Rave drives a 2008 tan Dodge […]

Damage reported at Vernon County park

Damage reported at Vernon County park

Property Damage during the evening hours of Monday, November 24, 2014 or early morning hours of Tuesday, November 25, 2014, severe damage was done to the grass at Esofea Park, which is on Park Road in the Town of Jefferson. The intentional damage was done by at least two vehicles by driving and spinning through […]

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 […]

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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

Officials aim for zero fatalities on Wisconsin roads this holiday weekend

Officials aim for zero fatalities on Wisconsin roads this holiday weekend

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Traffic safety and law enforcement officials aim for zero preventable deaths on Wisconsin roads through the Thanksgiving Day weekend. Fewer hours of daylight, unpredictable deer crossings, and changing weather conditions can create driving challenges this time of year. Sgt. Dave Harvey with the State Patrol says drivers need to pay […]

Chippewa Falls trumpeter to march in Macy’s parade

Chippewa Falls trumpeter to march in Macy’s parade

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin man who was seriously injured in a 2005 marching band bus crash will march Thursday in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Brian Collicott admits he had concerns about his ability to march the 3 miles of the parade route while still staying in formation. […]

DOJ sues Oregon publishing group over alleged scam

DOJ sues Oregon publishing group over alleged scam

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against two Oregon-based publishing groups alleging it ran a subscription scam targeting the elderly. The DOJ filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Madison. It alleges Liberty Publishers Service and Orbital Publishing Group sent invoices to nursing home residents and the elderly warning them […]

Many Wisconsin public school unions vote to recertify

Many Wisconsin public school unions vote to recertify

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network State officials have released the results of recertification votes held by school district employee unions. Votes were held statewide this month for 305 unions representing public school teachers, support staff, and custodial workers. According to results released Tuesday by the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission, all but about 20 of the […]

Assembly speaker names budget committee members

Assembly speaker names budget committee members

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has chosen the Assembly Republicans who will serve on the Legislature’s powerful Joint Finance Committee. Vos announced Wednesday that Rep. John Nygren will return as co-chairman. Reps. Dale Kooyenga and Dean Knudson also will return to the panel. Reps. Amy Loudenbeck, Michael Schraa and Mary Czaja […]

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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

US agency threatens to act against air bag maker

US agency threatens to act against air bag maker

DETROIT (AP) – U.S. safety regulators are threatening fines and legal action against Takata Corp. for failing to admit that its driver’s-side air bag inflators are defective and should be recalled nationwide. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent a letter to the company Wednesday detailing the threats, which include a public hearing and possible […]

Protests postpone St. Louis Thanksgiving parade

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The annual Thanksgiving Day parade in St. Louis has been postponed because of the continued protests over Michael Brown’s death and other fatal police shootings. Parade organizers cite community unrest that erupted after the Monday night announcement of a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision to not indict Ferguson officer Darren […]

US consumer sentiment rises for 4th straight month

US consumer sentiment rises for 4th straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) – Greater optimism about income growth and future spending pushed U.S. consumer sentiment to a fresh 7-year high in November. The University of Michigan says its index of consumer sentiment rose to 88.8 in November from 86.9 in October. That’s the highest since July 2007, five months before the Great Recession began. The […]

US pending home sales slip in October

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes fell slightly in October as tight credit and lagging wages remained financial hurdles for would-be homebuyers. The National Association of Realtors says its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 1.1 percent the past month to 104.1. The index remains below its 2013 […]

US new home sales up 0.7 percent in October

US new home sales up 0.7 percent in October

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sales of new U.S. homes edged up modestly in October, led by a big jump in activity in the Midwest. The Commerce Department says new home sales advanced 0.7 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 458,000. That followed a smaller 0.4 percent gain in September and put sales […]