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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 […]

Reynolds homers twice, Brewers top Reds 5-1

Reynolds homers twice, Brewers top Reds 5-1

UNDATED (AP) – Mark Reynolds homered twice to help the Milwaukee Brewers swept the three-game series from the Cincinnati Reds with a 5-1 win on Wednesday. Kyle Lohse pitched 6 2-3 strong innings to hand the Reds their sixth straight loss since the All-Star break. Lohse walked two, struck out three and allowed four hits, […]

Local News

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 […]

Man killed in six car I-90 crash identified

Man killed in six car I-90 crash identified

LA CROSSE, Wis.- The La Crosse County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the identification of the victim involved in the vehicle accident July 24th on Interstate 90 as that of 29-year-old Jason Songer from La Crescent MN. The accident is under investigation by the State Patrol.   Previous story  TOWN OF CAMPBELL, Wis. – One […]

(Update) Town of Campbell police chief pleads to one charge

(Update) Town of Campbell police chief pleads to one charge

Town of Campbell Police Chief Tim Kelemen pleaded no contest Friday to a charge that he signed a local tea party leader up on gay dating, pornography and federal health care websites. Prosecutors charged Kelemen earlier this month with one misdemeanor count of unlawful use of a computerized communication system. Kelemen entered the plea in […]

2014 Fairest of the Fair Contest/Ferris Wheel Breakfast

Two contestants will compete for the 2014 Fairest of the Fair crown and reign over this year’s Vernon County Fair, September 10-14. The winner will be Vernon County’s representative at the Wisconsin Association of Fairs contest in January. The contestants will be interviewed by a panel of three judges to consider their speaking ability, personality […]


Obituaries

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

Betty Clark

Betty Clark, age 75 of Cashton passed away on Wednesday, July 23rd Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Saturday, July 26th at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Westby. Visitation will be from 4 to 6pm on Friday, July 25th at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby, and from 10am until the time of […]

Michelle L. Bakkestuen

Michelle Lea Bakkestuen, age 34 of Davenport, Iowa passed away on July 13th A memorial service will be held at a later date

Barbara “Barb” Czarnik

Barbara “Barb” Czarnik, age 59 of Ferryville, passed away on Monday, July 21st A Celebration of life will be held at 11am on Thursday, July 24th at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8pm on Wednesday, July 23rd at the funeral home and will also be held from […]

State

Childhood Obesity Is a Family Affair, Says TOPS

MILWAUKEE, WI – The key to helping children struggling with their weight starts with helping the family, according to TOPS Club, Inc.® (Take Off Pounds Sensibly®), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization. For the first time in history, the current generation of kids may have a shorter lifespan than their parents. When children learn behaviors early […]

‘Do not call’ list gets more consumer friendly

‘Do not call’ list gets more consumer friendly

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network You may not notice the difference immediately, but big changes are just around the bend for Wisconsin’s Do Not Call list. Beginning August 1, consumers will no longer be required to register their phone numbers every two years to receive protection from unwanted telemarketing calls and text messages, and new registrations […]

Mayfly swarms captured on radar

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Mayflies have begun hatching in the Mississippi River, emerging from the water in swarms that show up like thunderstorms on weather radar. The massive mayfly swarms coat roads and other surfaces and leave behind a slimy mess. The National Weather Service captured a swarm on radar Sunday night as flies emerged from […]

Wisconsin cranberry growers set record

Wisconsin cranberry growers set record

Wisconsin Radio Network Wisconsin will retain its title as the top cranberry producer in America. In a U.S. Department of Agriculture report just released, Wisconsin set a record last fall by harvesting 6.02 million barrels of cranberries, which was 25% more than the year before. Wisconsin produced 67% of the nation’s supply, more than three […]

Madison proposes 2 sites for immigrant children

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The city of Madison has proposed two sites to federal officials looking for places to house unaccompanied children crossing into the United States on the Mexican border. Immigration officials have been overwhelmed by tens of thousands of children fleeing from gang violence in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. They have asked […]

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

Obama to attend UN climate summit in September

Obama to attend UN climate summit in September

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama will attend a United Nations summit on climate change in September. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited heads of state and other leaders to the Sept. 23 summit in New York. The U.N. says the goal is to spur governments, industry and civil groups to make new commitments to […]

Carjacked vehicle hits crowd, killing 2 kids

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say a vehicle that had been carjacked plowed into a group of people on a corner in Philadelphia, killing two children and critically injuring three other people. Homicide Capt. James Clark says a woman was carjacked at gunpoint in the Tioga section of north Philadelphia on Friday morning by two men […]

House votes to limit tax credit for immigrants

House votes to limit tax credit for immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House has passed a bill that would gradually increase the child tax credit and make it available to more families with higher incomes. But millions of low-income families would lose the $1,000-a-child credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire. The bill also aims to […]

Obama aide says impeachment threat taken seriously

Obama aide says impeachment threat taken seriously

WASHINGTON (AP) – One of President Barack Obama’s top advisers says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicans could pursue impeachment of the president. Senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer told reporters Friday that the GOP has already “opened the door for impeachment” by contemplating suing the president over his use of […]

Judge drops 1 of 5 defendants from 9/11 Gitmo case

MIAMI (AP) – A military judge has ruled that one of five prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay naval base charged in the Sept. 11 attack should be tried separately from his co-defendants. Army Col. James Pohl says Thursday’s ruling that Ramzi Binalshibh should get a separate war crimes trial because legal issues that apply only […]