Sports

Next up for Packers extension: Maybe Cobb?

Next up for Packers extension: Maybe Cobb?

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Randall Cobb doesn’t know if he’s next on the Green Bay Packers re-signing to-do list. His teammates are assuming that’s the case. One day after fellow wide receiver Jordy Nelson signed a reported four-year, $39 million contract extension, Cobb stood at his locker Sunday following the team’s second training-camp practice […]

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Pack prez hopes Favre returns for game this year

Pack prez hopes Favre returns for game this year

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers painted a rosy forecast to shareholders of the future of the NFL’s only publicly-owned franchise. The team remains a strong contender, while the franchise appears in strong financial health. The wait for season tickets remains long. Players report for training camp Friday. Preseason is usually when […]

Garza rebounds from poor outing, Brewers win 9-1

Garza rebounds from poor outing, Brewers win 9-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Matt Garza allowed two hits over eight innings to rebound from a horrendous outing and Ryan Braun hit one of three homers for the Milwaukee Brewers in a 9-1 victory Thursday night. Jonathan Lucroy and Khris Davis also connected for the Brewers, who took a 6-0 lead after three innings against Dillon […]

Brewers 3B Ramirez plays 2,000th major league game

Brewers 3B Ramirez plays 2,000th major league game

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Aramis Ramirez is playing his 2,000th major league game right back where it all started. Ramirez made his debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 26, 1998, at old Milwaukee County Stadium at age 19. On Wednesday, the Brewers third baseman became the 14th active player to reach 2,000 games when he […]

Local News

3 injured in Hwy 27 crash near Cashton

3 injured in Hwy 27 crash near Cashton

An 18-year -old man from Viroqua and a 20-year-old man from Steuben were among the three injured in a weekend crash near Cashton. According to Monroe County Sherriff’s investigators at about 12:30 pm Sunday 20 year-old Dalton Dempsey of Stueben was driving south  on State Hwy 27 and attempted to turn left on State Hwy […]

2 injured in rollover crash near Hillsboro

2 injured in rollover crash near Hillsboro

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports a single-vehicle crash occurred Saturday at approximately 8:50 PM, in the Town of Greenwood, south of Hillsboro. According to the Sheriff’s Office Michael H. Antill, 24, of Hillsboro was  driving south on State Hwy 80, just north of Beaver Creek Drive, when he lost control went off the […]

At UW-Richland: Support for students to succeed & excel

At UW-Richland: Support for students to succeed & excel

“The University of Wisconsin-Richland prides itself on providing personal attention to support students as they succeed, excel and achieve their individual academic goals. We say that and we mean that,” said UW-Richland assistant campus dean for student affairs Annette Hackbarth-Onson. “Knowing students as individuals and being able to respond to their individual needs, that’s what […]

Trempealeau County man dies in tractor rollover

TOWN OF HALE, Wis. — A 73-year-old man has died in a tractor accident in Trempealeau County. The sheriff’s office says the man was trimming branches around a house on a tractor when the tractor overturned and pinned him Friday. Firefighters freed the man and he was flown from the scene by Mayo helicopter, but […]

Winona woman’s body recovered from Mississippi

Sheriff Dave Brand says a Winona woman fell or jumped from the Interstate bridge in Winona early Friday morning. Brand said law enforcement was alerted to a woman on the bridge, looking out toward the river just before 8 a.m. The Winona County Dive Rescue Team responded and when officers arrived on scene, a woman was […]


Obituaries

James E. Daines

James E. Daines, age 93 of La Farge passed away on Sunday, July 27th Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, August 5th at Bethany Lutheran Church at Sandhill. Friends may call from 4 to 7pm on Monday, August 4th at the Seland Huston Funeral Home in La Farge, and again on Tuesday […]

Donna M. Hough

Donna Marie Hough, age 50 formerly of Viroqua passed away Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Friday, August 1st at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1pm on Friday

Melvin B. Thorgerson

Melvin Bernard Thorgerson, age 86 of Viroqua passed away on Friday, July 25 Funeral services will be held at 11am on Wednesday, July 30th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call on Tuesday, July 29th from 5 to 7pm at the funeral home.

Clifford Mikkelson

Clifford Mikkelson, age 96 of rural Soldiers Grove passed away on Wednesday, July 23rd Funeral Services will be held at 12 noon on Monday, July 228th at Mt. Sterling Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 11am until the time of service on Monday at the church.

Doris Olson

Doris Olson, age 90 of Westby passed away on Wednesday, July 23rd A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 26th at 3pm

State

Election voting under way in Wisconsin

Election voting under way in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Early election voting is underway at city clerks’ offices across Wisconsin. Voters who can’t make it to the polls for the primary election next month are able to cast ballots. It’s the first election since the Legislature put limits on the process. In-person absentee voting can only be conducted during the two […]

Expert testifies in Wisconsin baby kidnapping case

Expert testifies in Wisconsin baby kidnapping case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – An FBI expert testifying in the trial of a Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him in freezing temperatures says visits to fake pregnancy belly websites were found on computers seized from the woman’s home. Testimony began Monday in the federal kidnapping trial of Kristen […]

Walker claims taxpayers could lose $25 million

Walker claims taxpayers could lose $25 million

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker claims in his latest television ad in the governor’s race that taxpayers could be out $25 million thanks to his Democratic challenger Mary Burke. But getting to that figure requires some creative math. The ad released Monday focuses on a $12.3 million award the state Commerce Department under […]

Jury selection begins in Wisconsin kidnapping

Jury selection begins in Wisconsin kidnapping

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Jury selection has begun in the federal trial of a Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him in freezing temperatures. Kristen Smith faces one count of kidnapping in federal court. She could face life in prison if convicted. Jury selection began Monday in Madison. Prosecutors […]

Wisconsin schools get money for energy efficiency

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – More Wisconsin school districts have begun to take advantage of a change in state law allowing them to borrow money to help fund energy efficient projects. The Appleton Post-Crescent reports 55 districts raised more than $23 million without having to ask voters to approve a referendum. The amount raised has nearly […]

Agriculture

U.S. milk production up 1.9% in June

U.S. milk production up 1.9% in June

By: Bob Meyer U.S. milk production in June totaled 17.2 billion pounds up 1.9 percent from June of last year.  Production per cow averaged 1,863 and the dairy herd had 9.27 million cows.  Cow numbers not available for June of 2013 due to budget cuts. Production in the 23 major dairy states up 2 percent […]

Wisconsin moves to buy 70 miles of railroad

Wisconsin moves to buy 70 miles of railroad

By: Bob Meyer The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has signed an agreement to purchase 70 miles of rail line between Madison to Reedsburg and Madison to Cottage Grove.  The lines include the bridge over Lake Wisconsin at Merrimac.  The lines serve 23 customers including United Coop, Landmark Ag, Seneca Foods, R.R. Donnelly, Greede Foundries, and […]

Scientists stress diversity in weed management

By: Keith Anderson Efforts continue nationwide to educate producers about herbicide resistance and weed management. At a weed management field day near Lincoln, Nebraska, we discussed the challenges with Extension weed scientists Vince Davis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Lowell Sandell from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. AUDIO: Vince Davis and Lowell Sandell (3:00 MP3) © […]

A little cool but crops look great in Wisconsin

A little cool but crops look great in Wisconsin

By: Bob Meyer Intermittent showers made hay-making a bit of challenge in Wisconsin last week yet topsoil moisture declined a little. The National Ag Statistics Service Wisconsin Field Office says as of Sunday, 25 percent is surplus compared to 30 percent a week ago.  Reporters across the state say second-crop alfalfa looks great with 44 […]

Dairy demand remains strong

By: Bob Meyer Cash cheese, butter and Class III prices continued to move higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Monday.  Barrels closed at $1.9975 and blocks went back over the $2 mark at $2.005 per pound. Cheese was slipping a bit last week until  word got out that milk supplies had tightened after the […]

National News

Texan Castro sworn in as new housing secretary

Texan Castro sworn in as new housing secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been sworn in as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The official ceremony makes Castro one of the highest-ranking Hispanics in the government. The brief observance took place Monday at HUD headquarters and was administered by Chief Judge Richard W. Roberts of […]

After 6 weeks, a deal on VA health care

After 6 weeks, a deal on VA health care

WASHINGTON (AP) – House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans’ health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records. The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees will today unveil a plan expected to authorize billions in emergency spending to lease 27 new clinics, […]

Contracts to buy US homes slip in June

Contracts to buy US homes slip in June

WASHINGTON (AP) – Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June, as the real estate market appears to have cooled off this summer. The National Association of Realtors says its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index slipped 1.1 percent to 102.7 last month. The index remains 7.3 percent below its level a year ago. […]

Crews increase containment on California wildfire

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) – Fire officials are optimistic they may soon have the upper hand on a wildfire burning near vineyards in Northern California that has led to evacuation orders for more about 1,200 people. After growing rapidly since it began on Friday, crews were able to hold the Sand Fire in the Sierra Nevada […]

Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

WASHINGTON (AP) – The government says Medicare’s finances have improved. The program’s hospital trust fund won’t be exhausted until 2030 – four years later than last year’s estimate. Social Security’s massive retirement program will remain solvent until 2034, although disability benefits are in more immediate danger. The disability trust fund is now projected to run […]