Sports

Lambeau Field concert likely in 2015

Lambeau Field concert likely in 2015

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Because of construction at Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers’ home stadium hasn’t hosted a concert or major event inside the bowl since Kenny Chesney visited in 2011. That could change next year. The Green Bay-Brown County Professional Stadium District is expected to take up the possibility this week. WLUK-TV […]

Lions stuff Packers 19-7

Lions stuff Packers 19-7

DETROIT (AP) – Don Carey returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown, and Detroit’s defensive front smothered Green Bay on Sunday, leading the Lions to a 19-7 victory over Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. The Lions came into the game with a secondary decimated by injuries, but that didn’t much matter with Rodgers under […]

Friday night football scores

Westby at Onalaska Luther – Westby 35  -21 G.E.T. at Viroqua – GET 38-19 Arcadia at Black River Falls – Arcadia 37-12 Kickapoo/La Farge at Seneca – Kickapoo/La Farge 41-6 DeSoto at Wauzeka –  DeSoto  27  Wauzeka 6 North Crawford at Ithaca –  today(sat) at  1:30 p.m. – both teams are  2-0 Weston at Belmont […]

Battle of the Hawks; won by the Red.

Battle of the Hawks; won by the Red.

By: Robert Anthony On a beautiful, breezy Friday night in Viroqua it was a battle of the Hawks; Black vs Red. Unfortunately, for the home team Blackhawks of Viroqua, while continuing to improve each week, they came up short yet again; this time to the Redhawks of G.E.T. 38-19 The evening did not start well […]

Goodell: Same mistakes can’t be repeated

Goodell: Same mistakes can’t be repeated

NEW YORK (AP) – Commissioner Roger Goodell says that “over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong; that starts with me.” At a news conference Friday, Goodell made his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence. […]

Local News

Sports talk great Bill Michaels visits Viroqua

Sports talk great Bill Michaels visits Viroqua

  One of the heavyweights in the sports talk world spent the better part of a week in Viroqua last week broadcasting his statewide show from a number of landmarks over a three day period Including Village Market, Nelson Agri-Center, Vernon Memorial Hospital and Nowegian Hollow. Michaels is probably best known as the post-game host […]

Semi vs car crash in Grant County results in fatality

Semi vs car crash in Grant County results in fatality

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is reporting one person was killed and another was injured when a semi and a car collided on State Highway 133 around 5:30 Thursday. The Sheriff’s Office says they received a call regarding a two vehicle crash on State Highway 133 about half a mile north of Clauer Lane. The […]

Tomah police partner with organization to offer free drug test kits to parents

Tomah police partner with organization to offer free drug test kits to parents

The Tomah Police Department announced this week they have partnered with TestMyTeen.com to offer free drug test kits to parents in the Tomah area.  The police department says concerned, involved parents are the strongest deterrent kids have for staying off drugs, but peer pressure to experiment with drugs is one of the biggest stumbling blocks […]

Woman injured on Highway 21 when deer runs into car

Woman injured on Highway 21 when deer runs into car

Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin reports a female motorist was injured when a deer ran into the drivers side if her vehicle Thursday night. The accident happened around 7:30 Thursday night on State Highway 21 approximately .4 miles west of Fireworks Ave. in the town of Greenfield. The Sheriff’s Office says a vehicle driven by Penny […]

Dogs, parakeet removed from squalid conditions

Dogs, parakeet removed from squalid conditions

KENDALL, Wis. (AP) – Animal welfare workers have removed 15 dogs and a bird from squalid conditions at a mobile home in Monroe County. WXOW-TV reports the animals were found living in feces, trash and rotting food. A search warrant was executed Thursday at the Kendall area home following an investigation by Monroe County humane […]

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Obituaries

Gerald M. Lower Jr.

Gerald Malcolm Lower, Jr. 69 of Bell Center passed away on Tuesday, September 16th Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday, September 24th from 2 to 3pm at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Gays Mills, followed by a potluck meal.

Dr. Kenneth Purdue

Dr. Kenneth Purdue, age 61 of Viroqua passed away Wednesday, September 17th Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Monday, September 22nd at the Viroqua Church of Christ. There will be no visitation prior to the services on Monday.

Elizabeth Lester

Elizabeth Lester, age 73 of Ferryville passed away September 17th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Wednesday, September 24th at the Vossetieg-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call on Tuesday from 11am to 1pm and one hour prior to service on Wednesday at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua.

Harvey O. Lunde

Harvey O. Lunde, age 78 of Westby passed away on Tuesday, September 16th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, September 22nd at the Skogdalen Lutheran Church, rural Westby. Friends may call on Sunday, from 1 to 3pm at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley, and at the church on Monday from […]

Conelee “Connie” Rude

Conelee Ellen “Connie” Rude, age 85 of Westby passed away on Sunday, September 14th Funeral services will be held Friday, September 19th at 11am at the Westby-Coon Prairie Luther Church. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 18th from 4 to 7pm at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby, and on Friday after 10am at the […]

State

Lambeau Field concert likely in 2015

Lambeau Field concert likely in 2015

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Because of construction at Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers’ home stadium hasn’t hosted a concert or major event inside the bowl since Kenny Chesney visited in 2011. That could change next year. The Green Bay-Brown County Professional Stadium District is expected to take up the possibility this week. WLUK-TV […]

Feds find Sheboygan River PCB levels still high

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – A federal report finds that despite a significant drop, levels of a cancer-causing chemical found in fish and sediment in Sheboygan’s river and harbor are still unacceptable. Sheboygan Press Media reports leaders and government officials say such results are not a surprise so soon after completion of a multi-million dollar cleanup […]

Senior pictures and railroad tracks not a good match

Senior pictures and railroad tracks not a good match

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network As high school seniors plan their senior portraits, Wisconsin railroad officials are urging them to keep the tracks off their list of potential backdrops. The symbolism can be very effective for a reflecting the life of someone looking to move one, with a high school senior sitting on a set of railroad […]

Liberal group complains voters can’t get ID

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A liberal attack group plans to file a brief in the legal battle over Wisconsin’s voter photo identification law alleging state offices aren’t open enough to produce enough IDs for would-be voters ahead of the Nov. 4 election. The law has been dormant since February 2012 pending legal challenges. The 7th […]

Emily’s List to spend $1.2 million for Burke

Emily’s List to spend $1.2 million for Burke

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A national group that works to elect Democratic who support abortion rights plans to spend $1.2 million on television ads for Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. Emily’ List announced Monday that it would begin airing ads statewide in early October. Emily’s List says the first spots will focus on Republican Gov. […]

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Agriculture

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 […]

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 […]

National News

Illinois city marks birthday with mega bratwurst

Illinois city marks birthday with mega bratwurst

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) – Residents in the southwest Illinois city of Belleville celebrated its 200th birthday with a 200-foot bratwurst, complete with a 200-foot bun. Larry Schubert and his team from Schubert’s Packing Co. in Millstadt used about 120 pounds of meat to make the brat, which volunteers grilled Sunday, the final day of the […]

Normal traffic to resume on highway hit by slide

Normal traffic to resume on highway hit by slide

OSO, Wash. (AP) – Six months after a hillside gave way in the Washington town of Oso, burying 43 people and blocking a state highway, the community is taking another step toward recovery with the return of normal traffic on the route. The Transportation Department says it expects two-way traffic on Highway 530 will be […]

Justice Kagan performs her first same-sex wedding

Justice Kagan performs her first same-sex wedding

WASHINGTON (AP) – Justice Elena Kagan has officiated for the first time at a same-sex wedding, a Maryland ceremony for her former law clerk and his husband. Kagan presided on Sunday over the wedding of former clerk Mitchell Reich and Patrick Pearsall in the Washington suburb of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg […]

California wildfire crews brace for weather shift

California wildfire crews brace for weather shift

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Crews battling a huge Northern California wildfire are bracing for hotter temperatures and erratic winds. Fire spokesman Ryan Lubben says cooler, wet weather that helped firefighters over the weekend was expected to give way Monday to a weather pattern that could increase fire activity. The blaze east of Sacramento has burned […]

US existing home sales fall in August

US existing home sales fall in August

WASHINGTON (AP) – Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce. The National Association of Realtors says sales of existing homes fell 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million. That snaps a four-month streak of gains. August sales are down from a […]