Sports

Wisconsin’s Gordon geared up for season’s 2nd half

Wisconsin’s Gordon geared up for season’s 2nd half

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – While Melvin Gordon might be back in the discussion as a Heisman Trophy hopeful, Wisconsin’s star running back is focused on a more important race. Northwestern’s loss over the weekend to Nebraska opened up the Badgers’ chances again of winning a Big Ten West division title and a trip to the […]

Packers rout Carolina 38-17, Rodgers has 3 TDs

Packers rout Carolina 38-17, Rodgers has 3 TDs

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Aaron Rodgers threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns, Randall Cobb torched the Carolina secondary for 121 yards receiving and the Green Bay Packers routed the Carolina Panthers 38-17 on Sunday. Sure-tackling Green Bay limited quarterback Cam Newton in the first half. The Packers scored touchdowns on their first three […]

Friday Night High School Football scores

Friday Night High School Football scores

Onalaska Luther at Viroqua-Vir 26-20 Westby at Black River Falls-BRF 37-0 Arcadia at G.E.T.-Arcadia 36-0 North Crawford at DeSoto-Desoto 32-8 Ithaca at KickapooIthica 35-0 Weston at Wauzeka-Weston 12-6 Seneca at Shullsburg-Shullsburg 61-14 non league Bangor at Brookwood-Bangor 44-8 Necedah at Cashton-Necedah 47-6 Royall at New Lisbon-New Lisbon 30-6 Hillsboro at Wonewoc Center-Hillsboro 47-27 Darlington at […]

Run game slowing sack chances for Pack’s Matthews

Run game slowing sack chances for Pack’s Matthews

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Clay Matthews is off to a slow start in sacks for the Green Bay Packers. One of the NFL’s most prolific pass rushers has one sack in 15 tackles through the Packers’ first six games. Coaches don’t seem too worried about the production, saying that the linebacker is still playing […]

Kaminsky not comfortable being big man on campus

Kaminsky not comfortable being big man on campus

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team is a unanimous pick to win the Big Ten Conference this season.  To add to the target that will be on the back of the Badgers this season is the fact that big man Frank Kaminsky is the unanimous choice as the Preseason […]

Local News

Another marijuana operation busted in Vernon County

Another marijuana operation busted in Vernon County

Following a raid that netted a $250,000 marijuana operation at two locations in Vernon County last week investigators announced Monday the arrest of a 24-year-old Viroqua man for another marijuana plot following the execution of a search warrant earlier this month. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reports an outdoor marijuana growing operation that was discovered […]

Head on crash in Town of Kickapoo

Head on crash in Town of Kickapoo

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reports a two vehicle accident that occurred on Monday at approximately 5:08 p.m. on Peterson Road in the Town of Kickapoo. According to the Sheriff’s office a vehicle driven by Duane M. Schuck, 36, of LaFarge was was heading west coming over a knoll when he stated he could not […]

Identity of Monroe County man killed in tractor accident released

Identity of Monroe County man killed in tractor accident released

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department released the following statement on Monday. The subject who was killed in the Farm accident on Logwood Rd was Gale K. Burkhalter age 66 of Kendall Wis. The incident remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office.   Previous story – Monday, […]

Prairie du Chien couple sentenced in Iowa drug case

Prairie du Chien couple sentenced in Iowa drug case

ELKADER, Iowa (AP) — A Wisconsin couple has been sentenced to five years in prison after Clayton County authorities discovered a methamphetamine manufacturing operation at their Iowa home. Thirty-four-year-old Jesse Lutz and 32-year-old Shara Lutz previously faced harsher sentences because their 7-year-old son lived in the home. The couple from Prairie du Chien, Wis., took […]

Update – Trail cam photos of missing man released , Sheriff’s Office asking hunters and landowners for help

Update – Trail cam photos of missing man released , Sheriff’s Office asking hunters and landowners for help

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office has now released those trailcam photos of a missing 74-yearold man from Mexico that has walked away from family members over a week ago and has not been seen since. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears is asking for hunters and landowners to be on the lookout for Goudensio Gayton and […]

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Obituaries

Roland “Bud” J. Whitney

Roland “Bud” James Whitney, age 75 of Viroqua passed away on Saturday, October 18th Funeral services will be held at 1:30p.m. on Sunday, October 26th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until the time of services on Sunday.

Agnes I. Davis

Agnes Imogene Davis, age 95 of Soldiers Grove passed away on Friday, October 17th Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, October 24th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday after 11a.m.

Marcella G. Swiggum

Marcella Geneva Swiggum, age 95 of Milwaukee, formerly of Rising Sun passed away on Thursday, October 16th Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. on Tuesday, October 21st at the Kickapoo United Lutheran Church. Friends may call on Monday, October 20th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua from 4 to 7p.m., and on Monday […]

John L. Kellogg

John Lewis Kellogg, age 80 of Stoddard, formerly of Viola passed away on Thursday, October 16th Memorial services will be held at 2p.m. on Saturday, October 25th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call on Saturday from noon until the service time at 2p.m.

Joyce E. Swenson

Joyce Emma Swenson, age 78 of Cashton passed away on Friday, October 17th Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, October 21st at 10a.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Cashton. Family and friends may call on Monday, October 20th from 5 to 8p.m. at the funeral home in Cashton, and again on Tuesday from […]

State

Republicans call Walker email release ‘slimy’

Republicans call Walker email release ‘slimy’

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Republican Party says it’s a “slimy political stunt” for Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele to release thousands of emails prosecutors collected during the first secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s former aides and associates just two weeks before the election. Abele’s office on Tuesday planned to release 16,000 emails […]

Principal saves student choking on corn dog

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) – The principal of a Portage elementary school says it was the universal sign for choking that let him know a fifth-grader was in serious trouble. John Muir Elementary School Principal Jason Meyer saw 11-year-old Trent Weier place his hands on his throat when he began choking on a mini-corn dog at […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court takes double homicide case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Supreme Court will decide whether a Milwaukee man accused of killing his parents deserves a new trial. Prosecutors charged Corey Kucharski with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the 2010 shooting detahs of Ralph and Pamela Kucharski. Corey Kucharski said voices told him to kill them. He was […]

Burke: Former Pres. Clinton will campaign in Wis.

Burke: Former Pres. Clinton will campaign in Wis.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Mary Burke’s campaign says former President Bill Clinton will be in Milwaukee Friday to rally support in her bid for governor. The former president’s visit is the latest in a growing list of those by high-profile Democrats in the race for Wisconsin governor. First lady Michelle Obama has campaigned twice in Wisconsin […]

Attorney General Van Hollen drops effort to restore Voter ID requirement before election

Attorney General Van Hollen drops effort to restore Voter ID requirement before election

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network The state Department of Justice is no longer pursuing an effort to restore a Wisconsin law that requires voters to show a government-issued photo identification to obtain a ballot, before the November 4th election. After the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order putting the law back on hold earlier this […]

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Agriculture

Recent rainfall delaying fall harvest

Recent rainfall delaying fall harvest

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn and soybean harvests are behind schedule, and this week’s wet weather is keeping Wisconsin farmers from catching up. The La Crosse Tribune reports crop progress data released by the department Tuesday show both corn and soybeans fall short of the five year averages. […]

USDA Invests $274,000 in 21 Wisconsin Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

USDA Invests $274,000 in 21 Wisconsin Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

STEVENS POINT, WI – USDA Rural Development funded 21 rural Wisconsin energy projects under the latest round of Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) funding.  Eleven of the projects are solar projects, continuing the Obama Administration’s “all-of-the-above” energy strategy.  It is the most recent of a series of USDA actions to strengthen the country’s energy sector. […]

Governor Scott Walker Kicks off World Dairy Expo with Ribbon Cutting for New Holland Pavilions at Alliant Energy Center

Governor Scott Walker Kicks off World Dairy Expo with Ribbon Cutting for New Holland Pavilions at Alliant Energy Center

Madison – Governor Scott Walker today made a stop at World Dairy Expo and participated in the ribbon cutting for the expansion and grand opening of the New Holland Pavilions, which also marks the kick-off of World Dairy Expo.  The $24 million project began in April following the Midwest Horse Fair. “World Dairy Expo draws […]

Wisconsin plant turns cow manure into electricity

Wisconsin plant turns cow manure into electricity

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) – A La Crosse-based health care network is completing a $14 million project that uses cow manure to produce electricity. Gundersen Health System was set to unveil the plant at GL Dairy Biogas Farm in conjunction with the World Dairy Expo on Monday morning. The La Crosse Tribune reports the company’s joint […]

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 […]

National News

Prosecutor: Tsarnaev friend is someone who lied

BOSTON (AP) – A prosecutor has told a jury in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that the case is about someone who lied, “not about someone who didn’t remember.” Robel Phillipos is charged with lying to the FBI about being in Tsarnaev’s dorm room at the University […]

Unemployment rates fall in 31 US states last month

WASHINGTON (AP) – Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including many currently embroiled in tough political campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the midterm elections Nov. 4. The Labor Department says that unemployment rates rose in 8 states and were unchanged in 11 states. That is the […]

New rules on banks’ risk in mortgage bonds eased

WASHINGTON (AP) – New U.S. rules aimed at getting banks to take on more of the risk when they package and sell mortgage securities are being relaxed with an eye to spurring broader home lending. Federal regulators have dropped a key requirement: a 20 percent down payment from the borrower if a bank didn’t hold […]

Washington Supreme Court to hear Backpage.com case

SEATTLE (AP) – The Washington Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a case filed by three sex trafficking victims who say the website Backpage.com helps promote the exploitation of children. The suit being argued today is one of two taking on the classified ad website. A federal case was filed in Boston last […]

Samsung phones cleared for US government use

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Samsung Electronics Co. says some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved to use with classified U.S. government networks and data. The South Korean company says the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Note 4 and seven other smartphones or tablets became the first consumer devices validated by a partnership between the […]