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Aaron Rodgers “off the field” work makes him true MVP

Aaron Rodgers “off the field” work makes him true MVP

There are lots of great examples of professional athletes doing things to give back to their communities and show their appreciation for for the success they enjoy. The “pay it forward” concept is not new but this series of stories about some of the things Aaron Rodgers has done, and is doing, is truly amazing. […]

Packers sign punter Cody Mandell

Packers sign punter Cody Mandell

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers have signed punter Cody Mandell. The team announced the transaction Monday. Mandell, a 6-foot-2, 217-pound first-year player out of Alabama, appeared in 52 games for the Crimson Tide after joining the team as a walk-on in 2010. For his career, Mandell averaged 42.6 yards per punt […]

Brewers’ Ryan Braun hopeful with spring training near

Brewers’ Ryan Braun hopeful with spring training near

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun says his right hand feels significantly better following an offseason procedure to fix nerve damage near his thumb. The veteran slugger said Sunday that he started hitting a little earlier than he usually does in the offseason. Braun had a procedure known as cryotherapy in early October […]

Packers continue Lambeau neighborhood land buys

Packers continue Lambeau neighborhood land buys

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers latest purchase of property around Lambeau Field is the Road Star Inn. The hotel is among a growing number of properties in the team’s portfolio. The hotel’s general manager Andrew Schroepfer tells WLUK-TV the hotel will close in about a month. With the purchase, the Packers […]

Brother of Packers coach Mike McCarthy dies in Pennsylvania

Brother of Packers coach Mike McCarthy dies in Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The younger brother of Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy has died. A spokeswoman for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, says 47-year-old Joseph McCarthy died Wednesday morning at a hospital in McCandless in western Pennsylvania. Spokeswoman Amie Downs says the report from the Medical Examiner’s Office stated that Joseph McCarthy was taken to the […]

Local News

Man accused of faking cancer, collecting disability

REEDSBURG, Wis. (AP) – A Reedsburg man accused of faking a cancer diagnosis to collect disability benefits. Thirty-year-old Brian Mentch is charged with felony theft by false representation. Prosecutors say he provided fake doctor’s notes and excuses to his employer, Seats Inc., in order to collect more than $2,600 in benefits. WISC-TV says Mentch had […]

La Crosse police “Use of Force” report says officers actions were “textbook” in ending incident

La Crosse police “Use of Force” report says officers actions were “textbook” in ending incident

In a time filled with stories about police actions ending in questionable outcomes the La Crosse Police released a report about a recent incident that could have ended in a very different way but didn’t because of a few officers actions. The La Crosse Police Department released redacted portions of its internal “Use of Force […]

Tomah VA director says overmedication already addressed

Tomah VA director says overmedication already addressed

TOMAH, Wis. (AP) – The director of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tomah says he had already taken steps to address reports of overmedication of patients before federal officials announced a review of prescription practices at the Wisconsin facility. Tomah VA director Mario DeSanctis says his staff began looking into the unusually high rate […]

Reedsburg couple injured in Vernon County rollover crash

Reedsburg couple injured in Vernon County rollover crash

A Reedsburg couple were taken to Vernon Memorial hospital after sliding off a Vernon County highway on Monday and rolling their vehicle. According to the Vernon County Sheriff’s office Donna L. Dyer, 76, of Reedsburg was driving west on State Hwy 56 just east of Viroqua just before 10 a.m. on Monday. While negotiating a […]

Royal Bank acquires Anchor Bank in Viroqua

Royal Bank acquires Anchor Bank in Viroqua

MADISON, Wis., Jan. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc. announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of its Viroqua branch to Royal Bank of Elroy, Wisconsin. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions and is targeted for closing by the end of May […]


Obituaries

Marcia Elaine (McHargue) Meshbesher

Marcia Elaine (McHargue) Meshbesher

Marcia Elaine (McHargue) Meshbesher, 73, finally met the one thing she couldn’t fix, fundraise, cook, or quilt her way through. She died peacefully after a short battle with pancreatic cancer on Sunday, January 12th, 2015. Marcia was born in Central City, Nebraska to Don and Lucille (Martin) McHargue. Growing up, she helped raise her siblings […]

Danny Rabold

Danny Rabold, age 69 of Necedah passed away on Wednesday, December 31st Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 3rd at the St. James Lutheran Church in Necedah. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service.

Harry E. Rego

Harry E. Rego, age 76 of Ontario passed away on Monday, December 29th Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 3rd at 11 a.m. at the Grace Community Church in Ontario. Family and friends may call on Friday, January 2nd from 3 to 7 p.m. at the church in Ontario, and from 10 a.m. until […]

Richard E. “Dick” Bakken

Richard E. “Dick” Bakken, age 88 of La Crosse passed away on Sunday, December 28th Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 3rd at the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in La Crosse. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.

Annastasia Bentley

Annastasia Bentley, age 88 passed away on Friday, December 26th A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, December 31st at St. Johns Church in Patch Grove. Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service at noon.

State

Dean Foods Sheboygan plant closing

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – Dean Foods says it will close its dairy plant in Sheboygan. The plant has been in operation for more than 100 years. Dean Foods says it’s consolidating operations and will continue to operate its plant in De Pere. Sheboygan Press Media says about 70 jobs will be lost when the company […]

Keith Urban at Summerfest June 26

Keith Urban at Summerfest June 26

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Summerfest has announced a third major headliner in its lineup for this year’s lakefront music festival in Milwaukee. Summerfest organizers said Thursday that Keith Urban will perform Friday, June 26. Phillip Phillips will open for Urban. Tickets go on sale Feb. 6. Previously announced headlines include Florida-Georgia Line on June 24 and […]

Xcel Energy, railroads settle Ashland contamination lawsuit

Xcel Energy, railroads settle Ashland contamination lawsuit

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) – Xcel Energy and two railroads have settled a lawsuit over contamination at the lakefront in Ashland. Xcel says the Soo Line and Wisconsin Central have agreed to pay $10 1/2 million to help cleanup contamination caused, in part, by a gas plant that operated near Chequamegon Bay from the late 1800s […]

School officials vote to retain Berlin Indians mascot

BERLIN, Wis. (AP) – Berlin Area School District officials have decided the high school mascot will remain the same amid criticism that it’s racially insensitive. The school board voted Monday night to retain the Indian mascot at Berlin High School after survey results were announced. About 92 percent of more than 1,300 community members surveyed […]

Pope a no-show in Green Bay

Pope a no-show in Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – It’s no go for a pope show in Green Bay this year. Catholic church leaders said Wednesday that Pope Francis will not include Green Bay in his U.S. tour in September. Green Bay Catholic Bishop David Ricken made the announcement. He thanked those behind an organized campaign to bring the […]


Agriculture

From the Netherlands to Wisconsin

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield The 2015 Wisconsin Outstanding Young Farmer is a living example of the international scope of the dairy industry. Marieke Penterman grew-up on a 60-cow dairy farm in The Netherlands.  Her original goal was to be a large animal veterinarian and started that pursuit at age 12.  While attending school, she took the […]

USDA Reminds Producers of Upcoming Livestock Disaster Assistance Deadline

USDA Reminds Producers of Upcoming Livestock Disaster Assistance Deadline

(VIROQUA, WI) Jan. 21, 2015 — Brad Pfaff, State Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Wisconsin reminds livestock producers that the Jan. 30, 2015, deadline to request assistance for losses suffered from Oct. 1, 2011 through Dec. 31, 2014, is fast approaching. Applications for the Livestock Indemnity Program and the Livestock Forage Disaster […]

Local farmers attend soils seminar

Local farmers attend soils seminar

CASHTON, Wis. – Western Technical College’s Farm Business and Production Management program and 70 local farmers gathered in Cashton on January 16 to welcome nationally known soil expert, Jay Fuhrer. “It is great that this many farmers are willing to take time out of their busy schedule to learn something new,” said Dona Goede, instructor […]

U.S. milk production up for the month, quarter and year

U.S. milk production up for the month, quarter and year

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Milk production in the U.S. in December totaled 17.3 billion pounds up 3.1 percent compared to December of 2013. The nation’s dairy herd was at 9.3 million cows up 100,000 head from a year ago.  Production per cow averaged 1,862 pounds, a 37-pound increase over December of 2013. Milk production in the […]

The push for more organic milk producers

The push for more organic milk producers

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Packaged fluid milk sales in November totaled 4.2 billion pounds down 6 percent from November of 2013. Conventional milk sales were down 6.5 percent while organic milk sales were up 4.2 percent in November compared to a year ago. Total organic milk product sales in October were 215 million pounds up 10.7 […]

National News

‘Thornbirds’ author Colleen McCullough dies at age 77

SYDNEY (AP) – Best-selling Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose novel “The Thorn Birds” sold 30 million copies worldwide, has died at age 77 after a long illness. HarperCollins Australia publishing director Shona Martyn said McCullough died today in a hospital on remote Norfolk Island. Martyn said McCullough had continued producing books despite a string of […]

Panel recommending changes to military health care, benefits

Panel recommending changes to military health care, benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. officials say an independent commission is recommending broad changes to the military’s retirement and health care systems that could save more than $20 billion over the next four years. The proposals would allow some of the programs to operate more like existing federal employee systems. But they are likely to face […]

Attorney General nominee moves closer to confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) – Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch spends another day today before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Yesterday, Lynch offered support for some controversial Obama administration policies, including the president’s unilateral protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally. But she also suggested she would provide a fresh departure from Attorney General Eric Holder, […]

Obama to seek to bust limits on domestic, defense spending

Obama to seek to bust limits on domestic, defense spending

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama wants to bust through spending limits for both domestic and defense programs. And his next budget will call for negating the effects of across-the-board cuts agreed to by both Democrats and Republicans that he signed into law. The White House says Obama’s budget proposal to Congress will “fully reverse” […]

Senate bill: Vets won’t trigger employer health law coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Senate committee has voted unanimously to exclude veterans from the 50-worker threshold that triggers required coverage for employees under President Barack Obama’s health care law. Before the Senate Finance Committee approved the measure by 26-0, Chairman Orrin Hatch – a Utah Republican – said the measure would encourage companies to hire […]