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Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

UNDATED (AP) – Nearly half of parents who answered a new poll say they’re not comfortable letting their child play football, as concerns over head injuries increase. Forty-four percent of parents who responded to the Associated Press-GfK poll say they’re uncomfortable letting their kids play football. But only five percent say they’ve actually discouraged their […]

Chiefs’ bus in accident before Packers game

Chiefs’ bus in accident before Packers game

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say a tour bus bringing the Kansas City Chiefs to their Wisconsin hotel before Thursday night’s preseason game against the Green Bay Packers was involved in an accident. The Outagamie County sheriff’s office says it was escorting the Chiefs’ buses from the airport to the hotel Wednesday afternoon when […]

Rivera lifts Padres past Brewers 3-2 in 10 innings

Rivera lifts Padres past Brewers 3-2 in 10 innings

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Rene Rivera tied the game with a home run in the ninth inning, then won it with an RBI single in the 10th inning as the San Diego Padres beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 Wednesday night. Rivera opened the ninth inning with his ninth homer, a shot off Francisco Rodriguez, to […]

Several area football teams ranked in latest WIAA poll

Several area football teams ranked in latest WIAA poll

Here is The Associated Press high school football poll. The poll includes first-place votes in parentheses, season record, total points and last week’s ranking, as voted upon by a statewide panel of sports writers. Teams are arranged in three divisions of equal size based on current enrollments. Large Division School Record Points Last Week 1. […]

Local News

Dubuque residents struggle with tragic loss of four teens boys

Dubuque residents struggle with tragic loss of four teens boys

FARLEY, Iowa (AP) — Members of an Iowa community have banded together to support one another after the death of four local teenagers. Dozens of Dubuque County community members met to discuss ways to cope with the tragedy, the Telegraph Herald reported. The school district invited Community Resilience Institute, a nonprofit organization, to help facilitate […]

Amish at odds with county in Minn. building permit case

Amish at odds with county in Minn. building permit case

PRESTON, Minn. (AP) — An Amish man from southeastern Minnesota says he didn’t seek a permit for a home his family is building because it would have required installing a septic system, which is a modern convenience his religious beliefs wouldn’t allow. Ammon Swartzentruber appeared in Fillmore County District Court on Wednesday to contest a […]

Area schools to attend Wisconsin Education Fair at UW-Richland

Area schools to attend Wisconsin Education Fair at UW-Richland

  The Wisconsin Education Fair to be held Tuesday, September 30, from 9 – 11am in the University of Wisconsin-Richland gymnasium, offers people an opportunity to explore options and gather information useful in planning their future. This free event provides high school students and adults considering a career change the opportunity to talk about their […]

Monroe County identifies 19-year-old killed in farm accident

Monroe County identifies 19-year-old killed in farm accident

Authorities identified the man killed in an apparent accident last week. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says 19-year-old Aaron Brockman of New Lisbon 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. […]

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 […]

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Obituaries

Erling “Butch” C. Helgeson

Erling “Butch” C. Helegeson, age 85 of Stoddard passed away on Monday, August 25th A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, August 28th from 4 to 7pm at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley.

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 […]

State

Wisconsin faces $281 million budget shortfall

Wisconsin faces $281 million budget shortfall

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin tax collections are more than $281 million short of estimates, a drop that could require the Legislature to take action to keep the budget in balance. The state Department of Revenue on Thursday released the figures for the fiscal year that ended in June. Those figures show the state collected […]

Obama’s visit comes amid tight governor’s race

Obama’s visit comes amid tight governor’s race

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The last time President Barack Obama came to Wisconsin to celebrate workers’ rights on Labor Day, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that was to come. Union membership has plummeted in Wisconsin over the four years since Obama last attended the labor rally in Milwaukee, thanks to the 2011 […]

Justice worker suspended over porn delay

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Newly released records show the state Department of Justice suspended an employee for failing to forward tips about child pornography to supervisors. DOJ announced in April it had disciplined the worker for a delay in addressing a 2010 tip that a Milwaukee man might have downloaded child pornography. No one reviewed […]

Burke to meet privately with Obama

Burke to meet privately with Obama

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke will meet privately with President Barack Obama on Monday but not speak at the Labor Day rally in Milwaukee. Burke spokesman Joe Zepecki says it is not appropriate for Burke to speak at the rally Obama is attending because it is an official White House event […]

Advocates outline plan to combat domestic violence

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Agencies who work with domestic abuse victims in Wisconsin say nearly $20 million in new funding is needed to support core services in the next six years. A report from the Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse and End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin details the impact of tight budgets on victim service providers. […]

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Agriculture

USDA launches new dairy insurance program

USDA launches new dairy insurance program

MILWAUKEE (AP) – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says dairy farmers can begin signing up Sept. 2 for a new program that replaces old subsidies. The program is a kind of insurance that pays farmers when the difference between milk prices and feed prices shrink to a certain level. It replaces a program that paid […]

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 […]

National News

Connecticut school bus driver charged with DUI

Connecticut school bus driver charged with DUI

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) – A school bus driver in Connecticut has been charged with driving drunk with 20 students on her bus. Police in Farmington, Connecticut, say 44-year-old Tammy Costello, of Bristol, was arrested Wednesday morning after an officer saw the school bus swerve partially off a road. Students also told police the bus hit […]

Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) – Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple’s latest twists on technology. These events have become an annual rite since the 2007 release of the […]

Ohio driver resigns after hot-bus allegation

Ohio driver resigns after hot-bus allegation

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio school bus driver has resigned after being accused of making elementary-age students sit with the windows up in hot weather as a punishment. Lebanon Schools officials had placed driver Benjamin Spaulding on administrative leave after hearing complaints about what happened Monday afternoon. They say the seven-year driver resigned just […]

4 killed in New Mexico crash of medical flight

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico authorities say all four people aboard a medical flight were killed when the plane crashed in Las Cruces. New Mexico State Police say the twin-engine aircraft had just left the Las Cruces airport and was headed to Phoenix at a low altitude before it crashed and burst into […]

Minimum 17-year sentence sought in porch shooting

DETROIT (AP) – Prosecutors are seeking a prison sentence of at least 17 years for a Detroit-area man convicted of murder for killing an unarmed woman on his porch. Theodore Wafer, of Dearborn Heights, returns to Wayne County court next Wednesday. Prosecutors say in a court filing that the sentencing guidelines for second-degree murder call […]