Sports

B10 teams represented in 4 of 8 neutral-site games

B10 teams represented in 4 of 8 neutral-site games

UNDATED (AP) – Four of the eight neutral-site games the first week of the college football season involve Big Ten teams. Rutgers plays its first game as a Big Ten member against Washington State in Seattle on Thursday. On Saturday, Ohio State plays Navy in Baltimore, Wisconsin faces LSU in Houston and Penn State and […]

Ross, Almonte lead Padres to 4-1 win over Brewers

Ross, Almonte lead Padres to 4-1 win over Brewers

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Tyson Ross pitched 6 1-3 strong innings, Abraham Almonte had two RBIs and the San Diego Padres beat Milwaukee 4-1 on Tuesday night to snap the Brewers’ five-game road winning streak. Ross, the Padres’ lone All-Star, extended his franchise record with his 13th consecutive quality start. He gave up one run […]

Bradford gives ILB a Shot

Bradford gives ILB a Shot

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network fourth round draft pick Carl Bradford doesn’t think his roster spot is in jeopardy, but he also knows the more you can do the better. Bradford has done little to stand out in training camp as an outside linebacker, so Monday, Bradford worked on the inside in the Packers half-line […]

No word from Andersen on Wisconsin QB for LSU

No word from Andersen on Wisconsin QB for LSU

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen is staying quiet when it comes to his starting quarterback for the No. 14 Badgers’ season opener against LSU. While Andersen is refusing to announce a starter for the position, running back Melvin Gordon says dual-threat Tanner McEvoy will behind center for the game against the 13th-ranked […]

Packers move on in trenches, get Guion back at DT

Packers move on in trenches, get Guion back at DT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – After losing two starters in the trenches to injuries, the Green Bay Packers are moving on with the preseason winding down. They got a bit of good news Monday when defensive tackle Letroy Guion returned from a hamstring injury that had sidelined him all of camp. Guion hopes he can […]

Local News

Ashley Furniture official: No plans for layoffs

Ashley Furniture official: No plans for layoffs

ARCADIA, Wis. (AP) – An Ashley Furniture official tells the state’s business lobby the Wisconsin-based company has no plans for any layoffs and instead plans to add jobs. That’s despite a published report saying Ashley Furniture sought $6 million in state tax credits on condition the company be allowed to retain only half of its […]

19-year-old killed in Monroe County farm accident

19-year-old killed in Monroe County farm accident

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says a 19-year-old man was killed in a farm related accident last Friday. The Sheriff’s Office says it was notified at 7:48 p.m. on Friday of an unresponsive male subject on Cty Hwy V in the town of Wellington. When emergency personnel arrived on scene they discovered a male victim deceased. […]

UW-Platteville ready for fall classes after tornado

UW-Platteville ready for fall classes after tornado

August 25, 2014 There’s a lot of progress in the recovery effort after two tornadoes hit the UW-Platteville campus on the night of June 16th, causing at least $10 million worth of damage. “The campus, I’m pleased to say, is ready for the students. We’re not done. It’s an important distinction. The goal is to […]

Conservative group pulls candidate’s support

Conservative group pulls candidate’s support

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – A Baraboo attorney running for the state Assembly says a conservative group pulled its support because of another endorsement from a gay rights group. In July, the Wisconsin Family Action’s Political Action Committee announced its endorsement of Republican Ashton Kirsch in the 81st Assembly District race. The group’s director issued a […]

Vandals kill pheasants at Richland Center school

Vandals kill pheasants at Richland Center school

RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. (AP) – Richland High School says vandals killed 39 young pheasants that were part of a student project and freed dozens of others. Maintenance workers also found a portable toilet had been tipped over at the athletic field and a piece of irrigation equipment was damaged. WISC-TV reports the high school’s agriculture […]

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Obituaries

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.    

Harriet Ostrem

Harriet Ostrem, age 91 of Viroqua passed away on Friday, August 22nd Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday August 27 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26 at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the church from 10 […]

Vernon Kukes

Vernon Kukes, age 65 of Ferryville passed away on Thursday, August 21st A memorial service will be held at 4pm on Wednesday, August 27th at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in DeSoto. Visitation will be held from 2pm until the service time at Wednesday at the funeral home.

State

Victims’ uncle: Wisconsin ex-deputy now in jail

Victims’ uncle: Wisconsin ex-deputy now in jail

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) – Family members say they’ve been told a recently retired Wisconsin sheriff’s deputy is due in court this week in the shooting deaths of his wife and sister-in-law. Dan DuPuis of Hudson, an uncle of the two sisters, says the Dane County district attorney authorized him to say that former Deputy Andy […]

Elections board: Primary turnout was 12.7 percent

Elections board: Primary turnout was 12.7 percent

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Turnout for Wisconsin’s primary elections two weeks ago was even lower than state election officials predicated. The state Government Accountability Board had predicted turnout would be 15 percent of eligible voters. The agency released figures Tuesday showing the official turnout for the Aug. 12 elections was 12.7 percent. The GAB said […]

Woman sentenced in alleged murder-for-hire plot

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – A Merrill woman accused of trying to hire someone to kill her boyfriend has been sentenced to more than three years in prison. Thirty-three-year-old Jessica Strom of Merrill also was ordered to serve four years on extended supervision once she gets out of prison. WAOW-TV reports Strom broke down in court […]

Eau Claire man charged with killing wife

Eau Claire man charged with killing wife

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – An Eau Claire man is accused of killing his wife after she threatened to leave him. A charge of first-degree intentional homicide was filed Tuesday against 60-year-old Thomas Biesterveld. He’s accused of fatally shooting his wife, Lois Biesterveld, late Thursday night. Police allege Biesterveld was involved in a physical confrontation […]

Harley Davidson introduces 2015 models

Harley Davidson introduces 2015 models

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network Milwaukee-based Harley Davidson has unveiled its model lineup for 2015 – and the selections includes a trike. “The broad 2015 Harley-Davidson model lineup demonstrates our commitment to delivering amazing products to our customers through world-class, customer-led product design,” said Harley Davidson president and chief operating officer Matt Levatich. “We are […]

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Agriculture

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. […]

Secretary Newson: Klondike Cheese Company in Monroe Example of How Employees with Disabilities Can Help Employers Succeed

MONROE, Wis., Aug. 13 — The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development issued the following news release: Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson today cited Klondike Cheese Company in Monroe as an example of how recruiting and hiring people with disabilities can help employers succeed, which is the focus for Governor Walker’s proclamation of […]

Introducing: “The Wisconsin Spudmobile”

Introducing: “The Wisconsin Spudmobile”

By: Bob Meyer The Wisconsin Potato Growers are using this show to introduce “The Wisconsin Spudmobile”.  Built on a converted motorhome chassis, the bus features three slide-outs, walls and a ceiling that look like you are standing in a potato field and interactive displays which explain varieties, uses and the sustainability of potatoes.  Nick Somers […]

National News

Time Warner Cable has widespread outages

Time Warner Cable has widespread outages

NEW YORK (AP) – Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning. The company says it is still investigating the cause of the problem, which occurred with its Internet backbone, the paths that local or regional networks connect to […]

Southern California beach community sees flooding

Southern California beach community sees flooding

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) – A low-lying street in the Southern California coastal community of Seal Beach has been inundated by a surge of rising seawater brought on by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico’s Pacific coast. Police Sgt. John Scott says several homes and garages were flooded early Wednesday. Flooding is also reported to the […]

Bound bodies of 2 men found in Pa. river; 3rd hurt

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say the bound bodies of two people have been found in a Philadelphia river and a third person who was stabbed is being treated at a hospital. Police say officers were called to the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park early today. Police say the surviving victim, who had duct tape on […]

California firm recalls Caesar salad kits

California firm recalls Caesar salad kits

CORONA, Calif. (AP) – A Southern California food company has recalled nearly 93,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kits sold at Sam’s Club stores over concerns of possible listeria contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says the Daily Chef salad kits were shipped to the warehouse chain for […]

American, US Airways will stop listing on Orbitz

American, US Airways will stop listing on Orbitz

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – American Airlines and US Airways are pulling flight listings from Orbitz after they were unable to reach agreement on a long-term contract. American said Tuesday that it had already dropped its fares from the travel website and that US Airways listings would be pulled on Sept. 1. Corporate customers of […]