Sports

Vikings hopeful, noncommittal with Bridgewater

Vikings hopeful, noncommittal with Bridgewater

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have not committed to Teddy Bridgewater playing at Green Bay on his sprained left ankle. Two days after his injury, however, the quarterback is “doing much better,” according to coach Mike Zimmer. Zimmer said Bridgewater’s participation in practice Tuesday would be more mental than physical. The team […]

Melvin: Decision on Brewers manager not imminent

Melvin: Decision on Brewers manager not imminent

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers General Manager Doug Melvin says the dust needs to settle on the disappointing end to the ballclub’s season before any decisions are made on the team’s manager or coaching staff. Speaking on WTMJ radio Tuesday, Melvin says he’ll take a step back before any future plans are made following the […]

Melvin to return for Brewers next season

Melvin to return for Brewers next season

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio announced Saturday that the teams general manager, Doug Melvin, would return in 2015.  There’s no word on manager Ron Roenicke or members of his coaching staff. Attanasio addressed reporters in front of the Brewers dugout on Saturday at Miller Park.  The Brewers owner certainly wasn’t happy […]

Brewers’ Braun to have surgery for nerve issue

Brewers’ Braun to have surgery for nerve issue

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is scheduled to have surgery this week to fix a nagging nerve problem near his right thumb. The injury contributed to Braun having one of the least productive full seasons of his career. He went 0 for 3 in Sunday’s 5-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs to […]

Rodgers throws for 4 TDs, Packers beat Bears 38-17

Rodgers throws for 4 TDs, Packers beat Bears 38-17

CHICAGO (AP) – Aaron Rodgers threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns, and the Green Packers shook off one of their worst offensive performances in years with a 38-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon. The Packers scored on their first six possessions to build a 38-17 lead. They racked up 358 yards […]

Local News

State Senator Shilling holding office hours in Crawford County this week

State Senator Shilling holding office hours in Crawford County this week

LA CROSSE – Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) announced that she will be holding in-district office hours on Friday, October 3rd in Wauzeka and Gays Mills. Members of the public are invited to sit down with Sen. Shilling and discuss their thoughts or concerns regarding legislation or any state government issues. Friday, October 3, 2014 […]

Area technical colleges to benefit from $20 million federal grant

Area technical colleges to benefit from $20 million federal grant

MADISON – Wisconsin’s health care employers and workers will benefit from a $20 million investment by the U.S. Department of Labor, which yesterday announced a grant to Wisconsin’s technical colleges to address emerging needs in the health care sector. The successful grant application comes under the fourth installment of a multi-year, nearly $2.0 billion federal […]

Multiple agencies train for large-scale train incident, crude spill

Multiple agencies train for large-scale train incident, crude spill

LA CROSSE, Wis. – A coalition of federal, state and local emergency responders will conduct three days of training here this week to prepare for a large-scale train incident with crude oil spilling from tank cars into Mississippi river. Training will begin Thursday at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Onalaska and will […]

(Audio) Temporary lockdown at Westby Schools lifted after report of man with gun

(Audio) Temporary lockdown at Westby Schools lifted after report of man with gun

  Vernon County Sheriff John Spears says Westby Schools initiated a lock down of their schools after an unconfirmed report of a man with an assault rifle Monday afternoon. Spears says officers responded to the scene within minutes and they were unable to locate anyone matching the description or find anyone with a gun in […]

Western Technical College to host Open House

Western Technical College to host Open House

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Western Technical College will host the annual College-wide Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the La Crosse campus and regional locations in Black River Falls, Independence, Mauston, Tomah, and Viroqua. Admissions information, program information, facility tours, refreshments, and door prizes will be available at each location. For […]

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Obituaries

James M. Fish

James M. Fish, age 71 of Westby passed away Saturday, September 27th Funeral Services will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, September 30th at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, September 29th from 4-6 pm, and on Tuesday from 1pm till the time of service at […]

Lucille Jacobson

Lucille Jacobson, age 81 of Viroqua passed away on Saturday, September 27th Funeral Services will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, September 30th at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the church from 1pm till the time of Service at 2.

Inez D. Hickok

Inez D. Hickok, age 78 of Ferryville passed away on Wednesday, September 24th Memorial services will be held at 11am on Saturday, September 27th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends and family may call from 10am on Saturday until the time of services at the funeral home.

Charles “Chuck” Hanson

Charles “Chuck” Hanson, age 88 of Des Moines passed away on Sunday, September 21st Graveside services will be held on Thursday, September 25th at 2pm at the Viroqua Cemetery. Military Rites will be provided by the Running-Johnson-Ray VFW Post No. 3032, the Jacobson-Olson American Legion Post No. 138 and the U.S. Navy Honors Team.

Benjamin T. Logan

Benjamin T. Logan, age 94 author of “The Land Remembers” passed away on Friday, September 19th Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 26th at the Gays Mills Community Center. Friends may call at the community center after 2 p.m. on that day.

State

Wisconsin officials warn drivers of deer crashes

Wisconsin officials warn drivers of deer crashes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says drivers should stay alert for deer this fall after more than 18,000 vehicle crashes with deer were reported last year. Post-Crescent Media reports the agency says most wrecks occur in October and November due to the mating season. It says eight people died in Wisconsin […]

DNR reminds hunters to hold fire on swans, cranes

DNR reminds hunters to hold fire on swans, cranes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding waterfowl hunters to leave trumpeter swans and whooping cranes alone. Department of Natural Resources officials say more trumpeter swans and whooping cranes are taking to the skies en route to their winter homes. Both species are protected in Wisconsin and hunters can’t legally kill them, but […]

Michelle Obama returning to Wisconsin to campaign for Mary Burke

Michelle Obama returning to Wisconsin to campaign for Mary Burke

Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke is getting a second round of help on the campaign trail from the First Lady. Just a day after Michelle Obama campaigned for Burke in Milwaukee, Burke’s campaign announced the First Lady will be in Madison next Tuesday for another “grassroots campaign event.” The Burke campaign said the time […]

Wisconsin man pleads guilty in parents’ killings

Wisconsin man pleads guilty in parents’ killings

WASHBURN, Wis. (AP) – An Iron River man has pleaded guilty to killing his parents last winter. Under a plea deal, 45-year-old Jim Crain Jr. pleaded guilty in Bayfield County to two counts of second-degree intentional homicide. WDIO-TV reports the state is recommending 15 to 20 years in prison on each count. Crain was accused […]

Walker responds to accusations on RGA trip

Walker responds to accusations on RGA trip

The latest flap in the campaign for governor centers on a trip made by Governor Scott Walker. The New York Times reported that members of the Walker administration – as well as top campaign and political advisers – attended a Republican Governors Association conference with Walker in Washington. Walker responded to questions during a campaign […]

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Agriculture

World Dairy Expo set to open in Madison

World Dairy Expo set to open in Madison

Wisconsin Radio Network Madison will become the center of the dairy universe this week, as the World Dairy Expobegins its five-day run. State Agriculture Secretary Ben Brancel calls the event a “gem” for Dane County and Wisconsin, attracting up to 70,000 people to various activities during the week. Visitors come from across the country and […]

Record breaking Guernsey from Cashton wins Cow of the Year

Record breaking Guernsey from Cashton wins Cow of the Year

MADISON – First, Lorilyn and her mother defied the odds and became the first mother-daughter Guernsey duo to each produce more than 40,000 pounds of milk per year. As if that weren’t enough, Lorilyn’s daughter went on to do the same, becoming the first Guernsey in history to be the third generation to produce more […]

State Rep. Nerison says report shows legislative reforms have boosted states agricultural sector

State Rep. Nerison says report shows legislative reforms have boosted states agricultural sector

MADISON – Representative Lee Nerison (R-Westby), Chairman of the State Assembly’s Agriculture Committee, reports that new data is out concerning the impact of agriculture on Wisconsin’s economy.  According to data compiled by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin’s farms and agricultural businesses generate $88.3 billion in economic activity and 413,500 jobs […]

Review of Wisconsin’s Livestock Siting law

Review of Wisconsin’s Livestock Siting law

By: Bob Meyer Wisconsin Ag Secretary Ben Brancel has appointed a nine-member advisory committee to review the state’s Livestock Facilities Siting Law.  The committee is charged with determine if the current standards need to be updated to keep pace with changing agricultural practices while protecting the environment.  They will report to Secretary Brancel. Deputy Ag […]

Corn growers urge driver caution during harvest

Corn growers urge driver caution during harvest

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Corn growers are warning drivers to watch out for farm machinery as the harvest season approaches. The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association says motorists can expect to see more farm equipment on the roads in the coming weeks as the harvest beings. The association says most farm machinery tops out at 25 […]

National News

Jury convicts Colorado teen in newlywed slayings

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – It took a jury in Colorado Springs, Colorado, less than four hours to convict teenager of killing a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife during a burglary. KKTV reports the jury found 18-year-old Macyo January guilty of first-degree murder in the January 2013 killings. He also was convicted Tuesday […]

Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man with criminal record

Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man with criminal record

WASHINGTON (AP) – As members of Congress question the competency of the Secret Service following a Sept. 19 White House breach, more embarrassing disclosures are coming to light. Just three days before a man armed with a knife got into the White House, two newspapers are reporting that an armed security contractor with a criminal […]

Alleged intruder due in court

Alleged intruder due in court

WASHINGTON (AP) – The man accused of entering the White House with a knife is set to make his first court appearance for the first time since being indicted yesterday. Omar Gonzales faces federal and local charges following the Sept. 19 incident in which he’s accused of jumping the White House fence and getting into […]

Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

DALLAS (AP) – An unidentified patient in isolation at a Dallas hospital is fighting for his life against the Ebola virus. It’s the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. Health officials say the man recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas but there was no risk to any airline passengers because he had no […]

Blistering questions for Secret Service director from Congress after White House breach

Blistering questions for Secret Service director from Congress after White House breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued. “It’s unacceptable,” Pierson told lawmakers. But her […]