Sports

No. 14 Badgers won’t unveil starting QB until LSU

No. 14 Badgers won’t unveil starting QB until LSU

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – No. 14 Wisconsin won’t officially announce its starting quarterback until the season opener on Aug. 30 against No. 13 LSU. Coach Gary Andersen made the announcement Monday following the team’s second scrimmage. Andersen said that returning starter Joel Stave and challenger Tanner McEvoy had solid efforts in a scrimmage that included […]

Self-serve beer proposed for Miller Park

Self-serve beer proposed for Miller Park

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Self-serve beer could be on its way to Miller Park. Milwaukee Sportservice has filed an application with the city to install two beer vending machines at the Milwaukee Brewers ballpark. The self-serve machines debuted at Target Field in Minneapolis in time for the All-Star Game. Users buy a card they can scan […]

Packers may be looking for tackle help

Packers may be looking for tackle help

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network Derek Sherrod had put himself in front of the pack for the Green Bay Packers swing-tackle job after a solid performance in the preseason opener at Tennessee.  But Sherrod’s lack of speed was exposed in last Saturday’s 21-7 victory over the Rams in St. Louis.  That could leave the Packers looking for […]

Lucroy powers Brewers over Dodgers 7-2

Lucroy powers Brewers over Dodgers 7-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jonathan Lucroy tied a season high with five RBIs, including his first home run in more than three weeks, and the Milwaukee Brewers completed a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 7-2 victory on Sunday. Wily Peralta tied Johnny Cueto and Adam Wainwright for the major league lead […]

Wisconsin school cancels varsity football season

Wisconsin school cancels varsity football season

GLENDALE, Wis. (AP) – A Milwaukee-area high school has announced it will cancel its varsity football season. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Nicolet High School released a statement Thursday saying the decision is a result of low participation. The junior varsity and freshmen programs won’t be affected. The athletic director says the school is […]

Local News

Missing Crawford County girl found safe

On August 18th, 2014 at approximately 9:30 p.m. the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing 16 year old female in Bridgeport Township, Crawford County.  The report from the family was that the girl had gone out for a run at approx. 4 p.m. and didn’t arrive at her destination. The family […]

Motion for new homicide trial to be heard Sept. 4

Motion for new homicide trial to be heard Sept. 4

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The new attorney for a Minnesota man convicted of killing a father and son at a La Crosse photography store argues his client’s previous lawyers failed him when jurors were selected during his trial. Jeffrey Lepsch’s attorney, Steven Zaleski, says the previous lawyers failed to eliminate three jurors who reached […]

Motorcyclist injured in Monroe County crash

Motorcyclist injured in Monroe County crash

Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin reports a two-vehicle crash that resulted in the injuries to one party. On Monday, at approximately 2:30 pm the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a two vehicle crash on State Hwy 16 and Cty Hwy A. A vehicle driven by Lisa Frazier, 51, of Tomah was stopped at […]

Crash kills 3 people Trempealeau County

Crash kills 3 people Trempealeau County

ARCADIA, Wis. (AP) – Authorities are investigating a crash that killed three people in Trempealeau County of western Wisconsin. Sheriff Richard Anderson says an eastbound SUV and a westbound minivan collided on Highway 95 between Arcadia and Blair around 7:30 a.m. Monday. The van caught fire. The driver of the SUV, who was alone in […]

Dubuque man suffers serious injuries in Crawford motorcycle crash

Dubuque man suffers serious injuries in Crawford motorcycle crash

On Sunday at 3:50 pm the Crawford County dispatch center was notified of a motorcycle crash on State Hwy 171 about 2/10ths mile east of Gays Mills. Donald Galle, 58, of Dubuque, IA was driving a motorcycle west on the Orchard Hill, negotiating a curve when he lost control of the cycle, slid across the […]

Travel Wisconsin

Obituaries

Howard J. Holen

Howard Jerrold Holen, age 92 of Westby passed away on Monday, August 18th Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Thursday, August 21st at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the church from 10am until the time of service at 11

Janet Oneal

Janet Oneal, age 80 of Viroqua passed away on Sunday, August 17th Memorial service will be Saturday, August 30th at 11am at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Visitation will be from 10am until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Mary R. Weber

Mary R. Weber, age 68 of Cashton passed away on Thursday, August 14th A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 18th at 10:30am at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, in Middle Ridge. Family and friends are invited for a celebration of Mary’s life, Sunday, August 17th from 1 to 5pm with a […]

Diana L. Lewis

Diana L. Lewis, age 50 of Westby passed away on Monday, August 11th A visitation will be held from 4 to 7pm on Tuesday, August 19th at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby.  

Richard F. Selbo

Richard Franklin Selbo, age 81 passed away on July 21st A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 16th at the Walnut Mound Cemetery in Retreat.

State

Court sets arguments in Wisconsin voter ID case

Court sets arguments in Wisconsin voter ID case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal appeals court in Chicago has set oral arguments in the fight over Wisconsin’s voter identification law for next month. Republicans passed a law in 2011 requiring voters to show photo identification. U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman blocked the law earlier this year after the American Civil Liberties Union challenged […]

Stevens Point accepts SkyGroup building agreement

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) – Stevens Point is set to receive a $1 million check from a development company to bring an educational software firm’s headquarters to the city. Stevens Point Journal Media reports that members of the city council applauded themselves and company leaders after they voted unanimously Monday to accept a development agreement […]

Milwaukee man sentenced to 40 years for child porn

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Federal prosecutors say a Milwaukee man convicted of possessing child pornography has been sentenced to 40 years. The U.S. Attorney’s office announced the sentencing Tuesday of 26-year-old Elia V. Orlando. Prosecutors say Orlando left his cellphone at a gas station last year. The woman who found it went through it to try […]

Motion for new homicide trial to be heard Sept. 4

Motion for new homicide trial to be heard Sept. 4

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The new attorney for a Minnesota man convicted of killing a father and son at a La Crosse photography store argues his client’s previous lawyers failed him when jurors were selected during his trial. Jeffrey Lepsch’s attorney, Steven Zaleski, says the previous lawyers failed to eliminate three jurors who reached […]

Next step in John Doe document release unclear

Next step in John Doe document release unclear

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – It’s unclear whether a federal appeals court will release nearly three dozen documents linked to a secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign. Prosecutors have been looking into whether Walker’s campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups. The prosecutors are using a so-called John Doe procedure in which information is […]

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Agriculture

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 […]

Introducing: “The Wisconsin Spudmobile”

Introducing: “The Wisconsin Spudmobile”

By: Bob Meyer The Wisconsin Potato Growers are using this show to introduce “The Wisconsin Spudmobile”.  Built on a converted motorhome chassis, the bus features three slide-outs, walls and a ceiling that look like you are standing in a potato field and interactive displays which explain varieties, uses and the sustainability of potatoes.  Nick Somers […]

Implementing the Farm Bill

Implementing the Farm Bill

By: Bob Meyer Wisconsin’s USDA Farm Service Agency director Brad Pfaff is making the rounds at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, talking to farmers about the 2014 Farm Bill being implemented right now.  The top priority for Pfaff is to get dairy farmers informed about the new Margin Protection Program.  FSA and University of Wisconsin-Extension are […]

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days set to begin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The 31st annual Wisconsin Farm Technology Days is set to begin this week. The event is scheduled to start Tuesday and run through Thursday in Stevens Point. About 80,000 people are expected to attend. On tap are field demonstrations, exhibits on healthy living, woodcarving, women in agriculture, quilting and gardening. The […]

Another record sale at the Wisconsin State Fair

By: Bob Meyer One day after Governor Scott Walker presided over a record-setting Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction, he spurred-on bidders at the 46th annual Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction.  When the gavel came down on Wednesday evening; they had sold 25 animals for a record $313,350.  That breaks the previous high $255,400 set back in […]

National News

Audit: ‘Obamacare’ tax not meeting revenue target

WASHINGTON (AP) – A government audit says an “Obamacare” tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren’t paying it. The audit by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration says the Internal Revenue Service needs to do a better job policing the tax. To help pay for […]

Rights groups call for openness in Brown case

WASHINGTON (AP) – More than a dozen civil and human rights groups are appealing for openness in the investigation of the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Coalition members, including the ACLU and National Bar Association, have filed lawsuits seeking the incident report in the shooting of Brown by Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren […]

Michael Brown funeral set for Monday

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Funeral services for the black 18-year-old killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri are planned for Monday. Benjamin Crump, an attorney for the family of Michael Brown, says the exact time and location for the memorial has not been finalized. The shooting of the unarmed Brown by officer Darren […]

Holder brings his civil rights push to Ferguson

Holder brings his civil rights push to Ferguson

WASHINGTON (AP) – Attorney General Eric Holder’s trip to Ferguson, Missouri, Wednesday brings the full weight of the U.S. government to its investigation of the police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Holder is uniquely suited to the task of reassuring protesters that the case will be handled fairly. The first African-American to serve as […]

Texas Gov. Perry to report to courthouse for booking on abuse of power charges Tuesday evening

Texas Gov. Perry to report to courthouse for booking on abuse of power charges Tuesday evening

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Gov. Rick Perry’s office says the Republican is planning to turn himself in within hours for booking on abuse of power charges at a courthouse in Austin. Perry plans to make statements upon entering the Travis County Courthouse at 5 p.m. Tuesday and after he leaves. Perry was indicted Friday on […]