Sports

Bridgewater questionable for Vikings vs. Packers

Bridgewater questionable for Vikings vs. Packers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have listed quarterback Teddy Bridgewater as questionable for their game at Green Bay. The final injury report of the week was released Wednesday, as the Vikings prepared to travel east for their primetime game against the rival Packers Thursday. Bridgewater sprained his left ankle in the fourth […]

WR Boykin to miss Packers’ game against Vikings

WR Boykin to miss Packers’ game against Vikings

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Receiver Jarrett Boykin will miss the Green Bay Packers’ game against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night with a groin injury. Boykin hasn’t practiced this week. He also missed Sunday’s 38-17 win over the Chicago Bears. The absence of Boykin should mean more opportunities for rookies Davante Adams and Jeff […]

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 […]

Local News

NTSB blames fatal towboat accident on operator

LA CRESCENT, Minn. (AP) – A federal report says a fatal towboat accident near La Crescent occurred because the vessel’s operator was not properly trained. The National Transportation Safety Board report says the driver told investigators he didn’t know he had to press a button on the control board in order to steer the towboat. […]

Emergency responders prepare for oil spill

Emergency responders prepare for oil spill

ONALASKA, Wis. (AP) – Nearly 100 emergency responders are training this week on how to handle a large oil spill on the Mississippi River caused by a train derailment. The training is a response to rapidly rising rail shipments of crude oil from North Dakota that pass by the Mississippi. North Dakota has more than […]

Wisconsin heating assistance now available

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Assistance is now available to help low-income families in Wisconsin with winter heating bills. The assistance is available from the State Energy Office through May 15. The state estimates that 227,000 households will take advantage of the program this season, up from the nearly 225,000 who were in it last year. […]

UPDATE – Man with assault rifle turns out to be person with pellet gun

UPDATE – Man with assault rifle turns out to be person with pellet gun

The Westby Police Department said today they have now positively identified the person who witnesses thought was walking through the city Westby on Monday with an assault rifle. In a written statement Westby Police Chief  Dave Jefson says the person, who is not named in the statement, was located and identified by police and the […]

Vernon County deputies get Humane Officer training

Vernon County deputies get Humane Officer training

Sheriff John B. Spears, would like to let the citizens of Vernon County know that in conjunction with the Vernon County Humane Society, Deputies Eric Tollackson and Phil Welch were sent to the Wisconsin Humane Officer Training course, which was held in Madison on September 22- 26. Spears said the course was provided by the […]

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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

Report of gun in school results in arrest

Report of gun in school results in arrest

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (AP) – Authorities will decide whether charges are warranted against a teenager accused of plotting to shoot a classmate at Wisconsin Dells High School. When police received that report Wednesday afternoon, students at the high school were moved to interior classrooms and anyone outside was told to come inside. The State Journal […]

Governor Walker dismisses need for extended DMV hours

Governor Walker dismisses need for extended DMV hours

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network Democratic lawmakers are asking for increased hours at Division of Motor Vehicles service centers. They claim that without that, many people will face unnecessary challenges in getting photo ID, which is now needed in order to vote in Wisconsin. “We just want to make sure that we’re doing all we […]

Supreme Court asked to block Wisconsin voter Iaw

Supreme Court asked to block Wisconsin voter Iaw

WASHINGTON (AP) – Opponents of Wisconsin’s voter identification law are asking the Supreme Court to keep officials from enforcing it in the November election. Legal papers filed Thursday with the Supreme Court say there’s not enough time to implement new ID requirements in the five weeks before the election. A federal judge struck down the […]

Workplace deaths decline in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – New data shows the number of workplace deaths is declining in Wisconsin. Ninety-six people died in work-related incidents in 2013 – down from 114 deaths the year before. A sharp drop in violent occupational deaths is highlighted in the data gathered by the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene. There were 27 […]

Emergency responders prepare for oil spill

Emergency responders prepare for oil spill

ONALASKA, Wis. (AP) – Nearly 100 emergency responders are training this week on how to handle a large oil spill on the Mississippi River caused by a train derailment. The training is a response to rapidly rising rail shipments of crude oil from North Dakota that pass by the Mississippi. North Dakota has more than […]

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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

US factory orders fall record 10.1 percent

US factory orders fall record 10.1 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – Orders to U.S. factories fell in August by the largest amount on record, but the big drop was heavily influenced by a plunge in volatile aircraft orders. A key category that tracks business investment plans posted a small increase, which was viewed as an encouraging indication that factory production will maintain momentum […]

Court takes up hear religious bias case over hijab

Court takes up hear religious bias case over hijab

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will consider whether retailer Abercrombie & Fitch’s refusal to hire a woman wearing a Muslim headscarf was religious discrimination. A lower court said the New Albany, Ohio-based company didn’t discriminate against the job applicant because she didn’t’ say she needed a religious accommodation. But the Supreme Court on Thursday […]

No action from high court on gay marriage

No action from high court on gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has taken no action on appeals asking it to take up the issue of same-sex marriage. The gay marriage cases are not among cases the court agreed to hear in its term that begins next week. The justices are expected Monday to turn away appeals in hundreds of cases, […]

Secret Service chief resigns amid security lapses

Secret Service chief resigns amid security lapses

WASHINGTON (AP) – Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned, a day after testifying before Congress about the multiple security breaches involving President Barack Obama. Lawmakers pounced on Pierson when questioning her about last month’s fence jumper, who, with a knife, walked through the White House front door. Following Pierson’s testimony, it was revealed that […]

Supreme Court asked to block Wisconsin voter Iaw

Supreme Court asked to block Wisconsin voter Iaw

WASHINGTON (AP) – Opponents of Wisconsin’s voter identification law are asking the Supreme Court to keep officials from enforcing it in the November election. Legal papers filed Thursday with the Supreme Court say there’s not enough time to implement new ID requirements in the five weeks before the election. A federal judge struck down the […]