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Gordon shares Big 10 honor

Gordon shares Big 10 honor

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon has been named co-Big Ten offensive player of the week, sharing the honor with Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah. Gordon rushed for 253 yards and five touchdowns in Wisconsin’s 68-17 win over Bowling Green.  Gordon averaged 19.5 yards per carry. Abdullah rushed for 229 yards and […]

Packers ticket scam hit fans outside of Marshfield

Packers ticket scam hit fans outside of Marshfield

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) – More Wisconsin residents have reported they were victims of a Green Bay Packers ticket scam through which police say a 37-year-old Marshfield man stole tens of thousands of dollars. Lt. Darren Larson of the Marshfield Police Department’s detective bureau tells the News-Herald Media that football fans from outside the department’s jurisdiction […]

Lambeau Field concert likely in 2015

Lambeau Field concert likely in 2015

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Because of construction at Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers’ home stadium hasn’t hosted a concert or major event inside the bowl since Kenny Chesney visited in 2011. That could change next year. The Green Bay-Brown County Professional Stadium District is expected to take up the possibility this week. WLUK-TV […]

Lions stuff Packers 19-7

Lions stuff Packers 19-7

DETROIT (AP) – Don Carey returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown, and Detroit’s defensive front smothered Green Bay on Sunday, leading the Lions to a 19-7 victory over Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. The Lions came into the game with a secondary decimated by injuries, but that didn’t much matter with Rodgers under […]

Local News

La Crosse Logan students pledge to never text and drive

La Crosse Logan students pledge to never text and drive

LA CROSSE, Tuesday, September 23, 2014 — As the new school year gets underway, over 200 juniors at La Crosse Logan High School learned today about the dangers of texting while driving and were urged to take the pledge to never text behind the wheel at www.ItCanWait.com. Logan High School teamed up with AT&T, AAA, […]

UW-L student shares her Ebola evacuation story

UW-L student shares her Ebola evacuation story

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A master’s of public health student at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is sharing her story after being evacuated from Sierra Leone last month amid the deadly Ebola outbreak. The La Crosse Tribune reports the UW-La Crosse Department of International Education decided to evacuate Alexandria Berg as the crisis escalated. […]

Beloved local author Ben Logan dies at 94

Beloved local author Ben Logan dies at 94

For anyone living in, or even visiting, the Driftless region of Wisconsin it is almost impossible to to describe in words what the land is or what it does to you. For anyone attempting to capture the natural beauty and impact it has on us humans (an I would include myself in that category), everything […]

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 […]

Bethel Home and Services announces new Memory Care facility

Bethel Home and Services announces new Memory Care facility

The public is invited to the groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Memory Care Home in Viroqua. The ceremony will be held at the west side of Maplewood Terrace at 620 Garfield Avenue on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. with refreshments to follow.   The purpose of the Memory Care […]

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Obituaries

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.

Gerald M. Lower Jr.

Gerald Malcolm Lower, Jr. 69 of Bell Center passed away on Tuesday, September 16th Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday, September 24th from 2 to 3pm at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Gays Mills, followed by a potluck meal.

Dr. Kenneth Purdue

Dr. Kenneth Purdue, age 61 of Viroqua passed away Wednesday, September 17th Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Monday, September 22nd at the Viroqua Church of Christ. There will be no visitation prior to the services on Monday.

Elizabeth Lester

Elizabeth Lester, age 73 of Ferryville passed away September 17th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Wednesday, September 24th at the Vossetieg-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call on Tuesday from 11am to 1pm and one hour prior to service on Wednesday at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua.

Harvey O. Lunde

Harvey O. Lunde, age 78 of Westby passed away on Tuesday, September 16th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, September 22nd at the Skogdalen Lutheran Church, rural Westby. Friends may call on Sunday, from 1 to 3pm at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley, and at the church on Monday from […]

State

Court refuses to allow motion in voter ID case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal appeals court has refused to allow a liberal group to file a brief arguing Wisconsin transportation officials can’t issue enough photo IDs to voters before the Nov. 4 election. A number of legal challenges has kept Wisconsin’s voter photo identification law from taking effect. A 7th U.S. Circuit Court […]

AG hopeful has plan to curb crimes against women

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican attorney general hopeful Brad Schimel has unveiled a plan to curb crimes against women. Under the multi-faceted plan, the state Justice Department would provide free date-rape drug testing kits to colleges; advocate for a law that would ensure victims and witnesses are immune form minor drug- or alcohol-related offenses; create […]

Wisconsin prison worker sentenced for fraud

Wisconsin prison worker sentenced for fraud

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal judge has sentenced a former Wisconsin prison worker to more than a year behind bars for claiming travel expenses he never incurred. According to prosecutors and court documents, Christopher Seifer submitted more than 1,380 false claims seeking federal reimbursement for traveling to health clubs to rehabilitate an injury he […]

Wisconsin elections agency attorneys want ballot design lawsuit dropped

Wisconsin elections agency attorneys want ballot design lawsuit dropped

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network Attorneys representing the Government Accountability Board are asking a judge to drop a lawsuit challenging a new state ballot design. Republicans claim the new ballot layout gives preference to Democratic candidates and could confuse voters. They want a judge to allow local clerks to use alternate ballot designs. Attorneys for […]

TTM Technologies buying competitor

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) – A western Wisconsin technology company says it’s buying a competitor in a cash and stock deal worth $927 million. TTM Technologies, based in Chippewa Falls, makes printed circuit boards for electronic devices. The acquisition of Viasystems Group, Inc., of St. Louis, Missouri, is expected to be completed during the first […]

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Agriculture

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 […]

Corn growers urge driver caution during harvest

Corn growers urge driver caution during harvest

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Corn growers are warning drivers to watch out for farm machinery as the harvest season approaches. The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association says motorists can expect to see more farm equipment on the roads in the coming weeks as the harvest beings. The association says most farm machinery tops out at 25 […]

The evolving robotic milker

The evolving robotic milker

By: Bob Meyer The use of robotic milking machines is gaining popularity in the dairy industry.  Some see the robots as a way to keep their herd small yet not be tied to milking those cows every day.  Others see the robots as a reliable replacement for hard-to-find dependable labor.  There are farms with one […]

National News

More insurers to offer health law plans next year

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration says consumers in most states will have more insurance options next year under the president’s health care law. The Health and Human Services department on Tuesday reported a net increase of 63 insurers joining the market in 44 states. The preliminary figures show 77 insurers entering for the first […]

At Clinton confab, Obama praises role of citizens

At Clinton confab, Obama praises role of citizens

NEW YORK (AP) – President Barack Obama says ordinary citizens will often have a more lasting impact on their community than their presidents and prime ministers. Obama is promoting civil society during his speech Tuesday at the annual Clinton Global Initiative in New York. He says when people are free to speak their mind and […]

Coke, Pepsi pledge to reduce calorie consumption

Coke, Pepsi pledge to reduce calorie consumption

NEW YORK (AP) – Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper say they’ll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks. The announcement was made at the Clinton Global Initiative Tuesday and comes as the country’s three biggest […]

US clampdown on tax maneuver leaves its mark

NEW YORK (AP) – A handful of companies pursuing overseas deals that could lower their tax rates are under pressure after the U.S. unveiled rules that would make those deals less lucrative. The Treasury Department announced new regulations Monday that would make it less lucrative to pursue a so-called inversion. Under such a deal, an […]

Police: UPS worker kills two, then himself

Police: UPS worker kills two, then himself

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Police say a UPS employee opened fire this morning inside one of the company’s warehouses in Alabama, killing two people before taking his own life. The police chief in Birmingham, A.C. Roper, says the gunman was wearing his uniform when he started shooting either in or near some offices inside the […]