Sports

Vikings hopeful, noncommittal with Bridgewater

Vikings hopeful, noncommittal with Bridgewater

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have not committed to Teddy Bridgewater playing at Green Bay on his sprained left ankle. Two days after his injury, however, the quarterback is “doing much better,” according to coach Mike Zimmer. Zimmer said Bridgewater’s participation in practice Tuesday would be more mental than physical. The team […]

Melvin: Decision on Brewers manager not imminent

Melvin: Decision on Brewers manager not imminent

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers General Manager Doug Melvin says the dust needs to settle on the disappointing end to the ballclub’s season before any decisions are made on the team’s manager or coaching staff. Speaking on WTMJ radio Tuesday, Melvin says he’ll take a step back before any future plans are made following the […]

Melvin to return for Brewers next season

Melvin to return for Brewers next season

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio announced Saturday that the teams general manager, Doug Melvin, would return in 2015.  There’s no word on manager Ron Roenicke or members of his coaching staff. Attanasio addressed reporters in front of the Brewers dugout on Saturday at Miller Park.  The Brewers owner certainly wasn’t happy […]

Brewers’ Braun to have surgery for nerve issue

Brewers’ Braun to have surgery for nerve issue

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is scheduled to have surgery this week to fix a nagging nerve problem near his right thumb. The injury contributed to Braun having one of the least productive full seasons of his career. He went 0 for 3 in Sunday’s 5-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs to […]

Rodgers throws for 4 TDs, Packers beat Bears 38-17

Rodgers throws for 4 TDs, Packers beat Bears 38-17

CHICAGO (AP) – Aaron Rodgers threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns, and the Green Packers shook off one of their worst offensive performances in years with a 38-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon. The Packers scored on their first six possessions to build a 38-17 lead. They racked up 358 yards […]

Local News

Cash, guns, tools and household items stolen from Hillsboro home

Cash, guns, tools and household items stolen from Hillsboro home

Vernon County Crime Stoppers, along with the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, is asking for your help. The Vernon County Sheriff’s office says sometime during the night of Friday, September 26,  a house on Ridge Road northwest of the City of Hillsboro was burglarized. Forced entry was made to the house and once inside, the suspect(s) […]

State Senator Shilling holding office hours in Crawford County this week

State Senator Shilling holding office hours in Crawford County this week

LA CROSSE – Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) announced that she will be holding in-district office hours on Friday, October 3rd in Wauzeka and Gays Mills. Members of the public are invited to sit down with Sen. Shilling and discuss their thoughts or concerns regarding legislation or any state government issues. Friday, October 3, 2014 […]

Area technical colleges to benefit from $20 million federal grant

Area technical colleges to benefit from $20 million federal grant

MADISON – Wisconsin’s health care employers and workers will benefit from a $20 million investment by the U.S. Department of Labor, which yesterday announced a grant to Wisconsin’s technical colleges to address emerging needs in the health care sector. The successful grant application comes under the fourth installment of a multi-year, nearly $2.0 billion federal […]

Multiple agencies train for large-scale train incident, crude spill

Multiple agencies train for large-scale train incident, crude spill

LA CROSSE, Wis. – A coalition of federal, state and local emergency responders will conduct three days of training here this week to prepare for a large-scale train incident with crude oil spilling from tank cars into Mississippi river. Training will begin Thursday at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Onalaska and will […]

(Audio) Temporary lockdown at Westby Schools lifted after report of man with gun

(Audio) Temporary lockdown at Westby Schools lifted after report of man with gun

  Vernon County Sheriff John Spears says Westby Schools initiated a lock down of their schools after an unconfirmed report of a man with an assault rifle Monday afternoon. Spears says officers responded to the scene within minutes and they were unable to locate anyone matching the description or find anyone with a gun in […]

Travel Wisconsin Fall

Obituaries

James M. Fish

James M. Fish, age 71 of Westby passed away Saturday, September 27th Funeral Services will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, September 30th at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, September 29th from 4-6 pm, and on Tuesday from 1pm till the time of service at […]

Lucille Jacobson

Lucille Jacobson, age 81 of Viroqua passed away on Saturday, September 27th Funeral Services will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, September 30th at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the church from 1pm till the time of Service at 2.

Inez D. Hickok

Inez D. Hickok, age 78 of Ferryville passed away on Wednesday, September 24th Memorial services will be held at 11am on Saturday, September 27th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends and family may call from 10am on Saturday until the time of services at the funeral home.

Charles “Chuck” Hanson

Charles “Chuck” Hanson, age 88 of Des Moines passed away on Sunday, September 21st Graveside services will be held on Thursday, September 25th at 2pm at the Viroqua Cemetery. Military Rites will be provided by the Running-Johnson-Ray VFW Post No. 3032, the Jacobson-Olson American Legion Post No. 138 and the U.S. Navy Honors Team.

Benjamin T. Logan

Benjamin T. Logan, age 94 author of “The Land Remembers” passed away on Friday, September 19th Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 26th at the Gays Mills Community Center. Friends may call at the community center after 2 p.m. on that day.

State

Madison expo interpreters welcome foreign visitors

Madison expo interpreters welcome foreign visitors

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The World Dairy Expo is offering interpreters to help hundreds of international visitors feel at home in Madison. Ron Eustice, an interpreter who speaks six languages, tells the Wisconsin State Journal that his fellow volunteers try to make the expo’s foreign attendees feel more comfortable by using a language they understand […]

Full inspections of frack sand mines mostly undone

Full inspections of frack sand mines mostly undone

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A report says only 20 percent of active frack sand mine operations have been inspected by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to ensure compliance with air pollution rules. The mining company needs an air permit from the DNR before beginning operations. Then it’s up to the agency to do a […]

Cops use smart phone app to find stolen vehicle

Cops use smart phone app to find stolen vehicle

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Milwaukee Police use a woman’s iPhone to find her stolen car and arrest the two alleged thieves. The victim left what proved to be a very “smart phone” in her vehicle. Officers found it — and the thieves — by using the woman’s “Find my iPhone” app. Police say the 29-year-old […]

Bankruptcy judge approves sale of YMCA properties

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A federal bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of four suburban Milwaukee YMCA properties for $9 million. The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee filed for bankruptcy in June after its debt rose to $29 million. The sale will allow the Milwaukee Y to restructure into a more urban organization. The YMCA of Central […]

Wisconsin officials warn drivers of deer crashes

Wisconsin officials warn drivers of deer crashes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says drivers should stay alert for deer this fall after more than 18,000 vehicle crashes with deer were reported last year. Post-Crescent Media reports the agency says most wrecks occur in October and November due to the mating season. It says eight people died in Wisconsin […]

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Agriculture

Madison expo interpreters welcome foreign visitors

Madison expo interpreters welcome foreign visitors

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The World Dairy Expo is offering interpreters to help hundreds of international visitors feel at home in Madison. Ron Eustice, an interpreter who speaks six languages, tells the Wisconsin State Journal that his fellow volunteers try to make the expo’s foreign attendees feel more comfortable by using a language they understand […]

World Dairy Expo set to open in Madison

World Dairy Expo set to open in Madison

Wisconsin Radio Network Madison will become the center of the dairy universe this week, as the World Dairy Expobegins its five-day run. State Agriculture Secretary Ben Brancel calls the event a “gem” for Dane County and Wisconsin, attracting up to 70,000 people to various activities during the week. Visitors come from across the country and […]

Record breaking Guernsey from Cashton wins Cow of the Year

Record breaking Guernsey from Cashton wins Cow of the Year

MADISON – First, Lorilyn and her mother defied the odds and became the first mother-daughter Guernsey duo to each produce more than 40,000 pounds of milk per year. As if that weren’t enough, Lorilyn’s daughter went on to do the same, becoming the first Guernsey in history to be the third generation to produce more […]

State Rep. Nerison says report shows legislative reforms have boosted states agricultural sector

State Rep. Nerison says report shows legislative reforms have boosted states agricultural sector

MADISON – Representative Lee Nerison (R-Westby), Chairman of the State Assembly’s Agriculture Committee, reports that new data is out concerning the impact of agriculture on Wisconsin’s economy.  According to data compiled by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin’s farms and agricultural businesses generate $88.3 billion in economic activity and 413,500 jobs […]

Review of Wisconsin’s Livestock Siting law

Review of Wisconsin’s Livestock Siting law

By: Bob Meyer Wisconsin Ag Secretary Ben Brancel has appointed a nine-member advisory committee to review the state’s Livestock Facilities Siting Law.  The committee is charged with determine if the current standards need to be updated to keep pace with changing agricultural practices while protecting the environment.  They will report to Secretary Brancel. Deputy Ag […]

National News

Chrysler’s US sales jump 19 percent in September

Chrysler’s US sales jump 19 percent in September

DETROIT (AP) – Chrysler Group says its U.S. sales rose 19 percent in September thanks to strong demand for the new Jeep Cherokee SUV and the Ram pickup. Cherokee sales rose to 14,639, surpassing the bigger Grand Cherokee and helping the Jeep brand increase sales by 47 percent over last September. The Cherokee went on […]

US companies add jobs at healthy clip in September

US companies add jobs at healthy clip in September

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. businesses continued hiring at a solid pace in September, according to a private survey. The result marks the the sixth straight month of solid gains. Payroll processer ADP says private employers added 213,000 jobs last month, up slightly from 202,000 in August. Job gains above 200,000 are usually enough to lower […]

Health care subsidies ‘abuse of discretion’

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A federal judge has sided with Oklahoma in its lawsuit challenging some subsidies offered to people buying insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Tuesday’s ruling is the latest federal court decision on regulations that allow health insurance tax credits in all 50 states. The issue could end up in the U.S. […]

AP Source: US and Brazil resolve trade fight

AP Source: US and Brazil resolve trade fight

WASHINGTON (AP) – An official close to the negotiations says the United States and Brazil have resolved a decade-long trade battle over subsidies Washington provided to American cotton growers. The agreement would resolve a bitter trade fight that had strained relations between the two countries since 2002 when Brazil brought a case against the United […]

McAfee names Kimmel its ‘most dangerous celebrity’

McAfee names Kimmel its ‘most dangerous celebrity’

LOS ANGELES (AP) – If you’re about to Google Jimmy Kimmel, beware. Computer security company McAfee says the talk show host is the most dangerous celebrity to search for online. The company said Tuesday that a search for Kimmel carries a 19 percent chance of landing on a website that has tested positive for spyware, […]