Sports

LB Matthews on the move on field with Packers

LB Matthews on the move on field with Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Clay Matthews is on the move on defense for the Green Bay Packers. The long-haired linebacker is lining up in different spots on a defense tweaked by coach Mike McCarthy and coordinator Dom Capers. The Packers are using a 4-3 defensive look at times after years of relying on a […]

Wainwright shutout, 19th win as Cards beat Brewers

Wainwright shutout, 19th win as Cards beat Brewers

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Adam Wainwright posted his 19th win, pitching a shutout Wednesday night as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 to hold their 2 1/2-game edge in the NL Central. Wainwright worked around seven hits and tied for the major league lead in wins and shutouts. St. Louis has won […]

Brewers knock off Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings

Brewers knock off Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Carlos Gomez walked, stole second and third and scored the go-ahead run on a bloop hit by rookie Hector Gomez in the 12th inning as the Milwaukee Brewers ended the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals’ three-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory Tuesday night. Brandon Kintzler got the last out in […]

WIAA Prep Football Rankings

WIAA Prep Football Rankings

(AP) – 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 […]

Jets OC takes blame for timeout that negated TD

Jets OC takes blame for timeout that negated TD

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) – New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg takes full blame for the timeout call that negated a tying touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Mornhinweg said Monday that he tried to get coach Rex Ryan’s attention on the sideline on the fourth-and-4 play from the Packers 36 with […]

Local News

Agricultural attachés from more than 25 countries will tour Organic Valley, Accelerated Genetics

Agricultural attachés from more than 25 countries will tour Organic Valley, Accelerated Genetics

MADISON – Representatives from around the world will visit Wisconsin the week of September 22nd to experience first-hand the breadth and diversity of American agriculture. Agricultural attachés from more than 25 countries will tour Wisconsin to see U.S. farmers, their products and practices and learn how America stays on the leading edge of agricultural production. […]

Investigators ask public to identify Readstown burglar

Investigators ask public to identify Readstown burglar

Vernon County Crime Stoppers along with the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department are asking for the publics help in identifying a suspect in two robberies that took place in the Village of Readstown earlier this week. According to the Sheriff’s Department at about 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, two businesses in the Village of Readstown […]

Monroe County deputy saves 79-year-old woman from submerged car

Monroe County deputy saves 79-year-old woman from submerged car

A Monroe County Sheriff’s deputy is being recognized for his actions that likely saved the life of a 79-year-old woman whose vehicle went off the road and was submerged in a pond. According to the Juneau County Sheriff’s office on Monday at 10:42 a.m., they received a call from a frantic female who told them […]

Most school districts in our area make the grade in second year of report cards

Most school districts in our area make the grade in second year of report cards

A majority of Wisconsin schools and school districts meet or exceedexpectations for student achievement, according to the annual report card from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. DPI says 88.3 percent of schools and 98.1 percent of districts had scores that met expectations or better. The report card evaluates schools and districts on achievement and […]

Sparta wedding disrupted by fight

Sparta wedding disrupted by fight

Sparta police are reporting that on September 6th, at 10:23 pm, officers responded to a fight outside Club 16 involving several members of a wedding party. Officers arrived and saw Joshua M. Bray, 25, of Boscobel, running north across Wisconsin Street. Witnesses stated Bray had been starting problems inside Club 16.  According to witnesses, Bray got […]

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Obituaries

Betty Lou Thompson

Betty Lou Thompson, age 84  passed away on Friday, September 12th Private family services will be held at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua with burial in the Viroqua Cemetery.

Keith L. Mills

Keith LaVerne Mills, age 82 of Viroqua passed away on Wednesday, September 10th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, September 15th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 5 to 7pm.

Effie E. Peterson

Effie E. Peterson, age 100 of Cashton passed away on Wednesday, September 10th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, September 13th at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Norwalk. Family and friends may call from 10am until the time of services at the church.

Harriet C. Hulsether

Harriet C. Hulsether, age 84 of Viroqua passed away on Tuesday, September 9th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, September 13th at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua. Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 7pm at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua, and at the church on Saturday from 10am […]

Roger Peterson

Roger Peterson, age 83 of Viroqua passed away on Thursday, September 4th A Memorial Service will be held at 1pm an Monday, September 8th at the Bethel Lutheran Church in rural Viroqua. Visitation will be from 11:30am until the time of service at the church.

State

UW System campuses will issue student voter IDs

UW System campuses will issue student voter IDs

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – University of Wisconsin System campuses will issue free voter identification cards to students that request them. A student’s regular university ID won’t work at the polls because it doesn’t comply with a new state law that requires a signature and a proper expiration date on the cards. Except for UW-Superior, university-issued […]

Wisconsin drivers experience delays due to trains

Wisconsin drivers experience delays due to trains

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – More rail traffic in Wisconsin is leading to more blocked railroad crossings, a trend that is affecting drivers across the state. The Reporter Media reports that a Canadian National train blocked Highway 175 south of Fond du Lac earlier this month, creating problems for both law enforcement and drivers. Law enforcement […]

Wisconsin DNR says manure spill contained quickly

BRUSSELS, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin officials say a 640,000-gallon manure leak at a Door County farm hasn’t contaminated drinking water. The state Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday the spill was contained quickly on Tuesday and crews have been pumping the waste since. The manure leaked from an above-ground storage container at a dairy farm […]

Latest Wisconsin jobs numbers to be released

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The latest jobs numbers showing how well Wisconsin is doing creating jobs compared with other states is set to be released. The numbers coming Thursday from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will show private-sector job creation for the state and nation for the 12-month period ending in March. In the […]

1 complaint requires memorial to be removed

1 complaint requires memorial to be removed

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) – State transportation officials say a memorial to a woman killed by a drunken driver must be removed in Sun Prairie because someone complained about it. Department of Transportation rules say that the memorial must be removed, even if just one person complains. An elevated bronze plaque is located on state-owned […]

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Agriculture

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 […]

Vernon County Farm Bureau to hold annual meeting in La Farge

Members of the Vernon County Farm Bureau will hold their annual meeting on Monday, September 22nd at 7:30pm at the Rockton Tavern in La Farge. All Farm Bureau members are encouraged to attend this important meeting to help create policy resolutions and vote in elections for county board directors. Also being selected will be the […]

The rains have come to Wisconsin

By: Bob Meyer What a difference a couple of weeks can make.  Two weeks ago, Wisconsin farmers were getting quite concerned about how dry it was getting in the Badger State.  And then it rained…and rained…and rained!  In the last week: Vernon County reporting 3 inches of rain, Portage County had over 4, Buffalo County […]

NCR-SARE grants available

By: Bob Meyer The 2015 North Central Region – Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) Farmer Rancher Grant Call for Proposals is now available. Farmers and ranchers in the North Central region are invited to submit grant proposals to explore sustainable agriculture solutions to problems on the farm or ranch. Proposals should show how […]

USDA Wisconsin Farm Service offering Margin Protection Program for producers

USDA Wisconsin Farm Service offering Margin Protection Program for producers

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 28 2014 — USDA Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Brad Pfaff, announced today that starting Sept. 2, 2014, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between […]

National News

US home construction drops 14.4 percent in August

US home construction drops 14.4 percent in August

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home construction plunged in August, led by steep decline in the pace of building apartments. The Commerce Department says construction fell 14.4 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 956,000 homes. This reverses the sharp gains in July when the rate of new construction rose to 1.12 million […]

US to train veterans to install solar panels

US to train veterans to install solar panels

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says the U.S. will train at least 50,000 veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years. The jobs training program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through 2030, plus save billions […]

Wildfire emergency

Wildfire emergency

WEED, Calif. (AP) – California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency because of a major wildfire that threatens 2,000 homes and another 1,500 smaller structures. It has scorched nearly 44 square miles and is only 5 percent contained. About 2,500 firefighters are taking on the fire, which is east of Sacramento. The […]

Storms blamed for power outages in parts of Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Storms have dumped heavy rain on parts of Texas, leading to several high-water rescues in the Austin and El Paso areas. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for the Austin area through Thursday night. A similar watch applied hundreds of miles away in El Paso County. Austin-Travis County […]

Yellen says US families need to boost savings

Yellen says US families need to boost savings

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Great Recession showed that a large number of American families are “extraordinarily vulnerable” to financial setbacks because they have few assets to fall back on. She says a Fed survey finds that an unexpected expense of just $400 would force the majority of American families […]