Sports

NFL: Domestic violence experts added as advisers

NFL: Domestic violence experts added as advisers

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL says three experts in domestic violence will serve as senior advisers to the league. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams Monday announcing that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith will “help lead and shape the NFL’s policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault.” […]

Bulaga out for Packers

Bulaga out for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga missed Sunday’s game against the New York Jets with a left knee injury. Bulaga was listed as questionable coming into the home opener after being limited in practice this week. The fifth-year veteran was replaced by Derek Sherrod. An injury to the same knee in […]

Rodgers, Packers roar back to beat Jets 31-24

Rodgers, Packers roar back to beat Jets 31-24

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Aaron Rodgers threw for three touchdowns, Jordy Nelson had a career-high 209 yards receiving and the Green Bay Packers rallied from an 18-point deficit for a 31-24 win over the New York Jets on Sunday. New York appeared to tie it with 5 minutes left on a 37-yard touchdown catch […]

Clark, Reynolds homer as Brewers beat Reds 9-2

Clark, Reynolds homer as Brewers beat Reds 9-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Matt Clark hit a three-run homer in Milwaukee’s five-run seventh inning, and the Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-2 on Sunday. Mark Reynolds added a solo shot in the eighth as the Brewers won for the fourth time in five games. Matt Garza allowed one run and four hits in six-plus innings. […]

Viroqua loses in tale of two halves

Viroqua loses in tale of two halves

By: Nathan Randall In their final non-conference game Viroqua took to their home field for the fist time of the season. The Blackhawks (0-3) were taking on another team known as the Blackhawks from River Valley High School in Spring Green. Those Blackhawks came in at 2 and 1 after winning 2 in a row […]

Local News

Caught in the Net: Cast announced for UW-Richland Theatre fall farce

Caught in the Net: Cast announced for UW-Richland Theatre fall farce

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Pictures from the 2014 Vernon County Fair

Pictures from the 2014 Vernon County Fair

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Experts predict fall color peak in Coulee Region

Experts predict fall color peak in Coulee Region

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin biologists are predicting vibrant fall colors on foliage throughout the Coulee Region. The La Crosse Tribune reports experts say the area has seen plenty of water during the spring and summer months. Tim Gerber, biology professor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, says warm days and cool nights should […]

Tomah VA to honor POWs, MIAs during Sept. 19 ceremony

Tomah VA to honor POWs, MIAs during Sept. 19 ceremony

Tomah VA to honor POWs, MIAs during Sept. 19 ceremony TOMAH, Wis. – A National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony in honor of prisoners of war and service members missing in action will be held at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Friday, Sept. 19, at 1 p.m. in the Tomah VA Chapel. The POW/MIA […]

Audio – Home and fish market destroyed in explosion and fire near Genoa

Audio – Home and fish market destroyed in explosion and fire near Genoa

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears talks about an explosion that destroyed a home and business on State Highway 35 just north of Genoa on Friday morning.     Genoa, Wis. – According the Vernon County Sheriff John Spears a home and business were destroyed by an explosion and a fire around 6 a.m. Friday. Spears […]

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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

Gay marriages in Wisconsin on hold

Gay marriages in Wisconsin on hold

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriages remains in effect — at least for now. The U.S. Supreme Court is considering taking up the issue. In the meantime, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago has decidedto put its recent ruling on gay marriage on hold. The appellate panel ruled almost two […]

Burke supports repeal of voter ID requirement

Burke supports repeal of voter ID requirement

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke supports repealing the requirement that voters present photo identification at the polls. The requirement was signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker and on Friday a federal appeals court overturned a lower court’s decision blocking it, meaning voters will have to show photo IDs at the […]

Wisconsin election officials scramble on voter ID

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin election officials are scrambling to deal with the reinstatement of the requirement that voters show photo identification when casting ballots. The law was reinstated last Friday by a federal appeals court in Chicago, just hours after hearing arguments in the case. Government Accountability Board spokesman Reid Magney said Monday that […]

Grain farmers strapped by rising cropland rent

Grain farmers strapped by rising cropland rent

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – An increase in rent for cropland in Wisconsin is strapping grain farmers who are dealing with plummeting prices for corn. Analysts say competition among farmers for land to grow crops or dump manure helped lead to an increase of about 8 percent for rented cropland this year compared to 2013. The […]

Changes to drug takeback program

Changes to drug takeback program

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Newly approved changes to the way the federal government handles drug take back boxes may complicate things for local solid waste departments. A rule passed earlier this year allows those drop boxes in more places than just police stations. Marathon County solid waste department director Meleesa Johnson says that may […]

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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

4 students hurt, at least 1 seriously, in lab fire

DENVER (AP) – Authorities say four students suffered burns and at least one had serious injuries from a fire in a Denver high school chemistry laboratory. The fire broke out Monday at SMART Academy, a charter high school in southwestern Denver. Denver Fire Department spokesman Mark Watson says the cause was under investigation, but the […]

GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation

GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation

DETROIT (AP) – General Motors’ compensation expert in cases involving faulty ignition switches has determined that 19 wrongful death claims are eligible for payments from the company. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg has received 125 death claims due to the faulty switches in older-model small cars such as the Chevrolet Cobalt. He says in a report issued […]

NFL: Domestic violence experts added as advisers

NFL: Domestic violence experts added as advisers

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL says three experts in domestic violence will serve as senior advisers to the league. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams Monday announcing that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith will “help lead and shape the NFL’s policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault.” […]

Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

NEW YORK (AP) – Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is placing envelopes in 160,000 hotel rooms beginning this week to encourage guests to leave tips. The program is called “The Envelope Please.” The name of the person who cleans the room will be written on the envelope. […]

US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

WASHINGTON (AP) – Experts say income inequality is more than just a social issue and it’s hitting state governments where it hurts most, the balance sheet. A report being released today by Standard & Poor’s finds that a slowdown in state revenue is connected to the widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else. […]