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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst got a five-year deal to return to become the head coach at his alma mater. He will make $2.3 million in his first year. The compensation package includes a $100,000 raise each year of the deal. University regents approved the contract late Wednesday afternoon, and Chryst was introduced […]
UNDATED (AP) – The Green Bay Packers keep absorbing the hits on the offensive line. But as far as the linemen are concerned, better that they take the blows than quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Front fives don’t usually draw much attention. The Packers’ highlight reel is typically filled with pinpoint passes from Rodgers to receivers Jordy […]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Paul Chryst is coming home to coach Wisconsin. The school made it official on Wednesday, hiring Chryst away from Pittsburgh. The announcement ended days of speculation following the surprising departure of Gary Andersen for Oregon State. Chryst is a former Wisconsin offensive coordinator and a Madison native. He leaves the Panthers […]
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst is moving closer to taking the head coaching job at Wisconsin. A person with direct knowledge of situation told The Associated Press that Chryst is traveling to Madison, Wisconsin to meet with university officials about replacing Gary Andersen. Andersen left the Badgers for Oregon State last week. The […]
La Crosse, Wis. – (AP) A jury has acquitted a man who claimed self-defense in a fatal stabbing at a Kwik Trip store in La Crosse last year. The La Crosse Tribune reports jurors deliberated about seven hours Thursday before finding Mitrel Anderson not guilty. Prosecutors said Anderson killed DeMario Lee outside the convenience store […]
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for their assistance in locating Thomas Hartman, 20, of Sparta (Cataract). The Sheriff’s Office says Hartman was reported missing by his parents and was last seen on November 30 at a residence in the City of Sparta. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office along with the Sparta […]
The Sawyer County District Attorney’s Office dropped the first-degree intentional homicide charge against 26-year-old Cade Clark of Tomah, Wis., according to court records. Kris Tina S. Clark, 25, sustained a gunshot wound to her head in the early morning hours of Oct. 5. Cade Clark called 911 just after 2 a.m. to report that his […]
The Crawford County Sheriff’s office reports that on Saturday, Dec. 13, at approximately 8:00 a.m. their office was notified of a one vehicle traffic crash that occurred on Spring Valley Road near Marietta Valley Road in the Township of Marietta. The Sheriff’s Office says an investigation shows that Logan R. Knoble, 22, of Boscobel was […]
According to the Sparta Police Department, a Mauston couple was arrested this last week after admitting to investigators they had skimmed money at an event to raise money for children’s Christmas gifts. The Sparta Police Department says they arrested Paul Bublitz, 65, of Mauston, and his wife Mary Bublitz, 67, also of Mauston, after they […]
Patrick Joseph Boland, age 71 of Gays Mills passed away Sunday, December 14th A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, December 20th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Friends may call at the church on Saturday after 10 a.m.
Ervin J. Jacobson, age 87 of Coon Valley passed away on Monday, December 15th Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 19th at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the service time.
June L. Snell, age 88 of La Crosse passed away on Monday, December 1st A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 9th at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home in La Crosse. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. on Tuesday.
Rolette Adele Sandsick Kraai, age 85 of Cross Plains, and formerly of Viroqua passed away on Thursday, November 4th Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 13th at the South West Prairie Lutheran Church. Friends may call after 10 a.m. at the church on Saturday.
Ardys S. McCullick, age 73 of Steuben passed away on Wednesday, December 3rd Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 6th at 12 noon at the United Methodist Church in Eastman. Friends may call on Saturday, December 6th from 10 a.m. until the service time at noon at the church.
HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) – Two Salvation Army red kettles have been stolen in Hayward in recent weeks. The Salvation Army says one of the kettles contained an estimated $400. WDIO-TV reports the most recent theft happened Wednesday at Walgreen’s. Sawyer County Salvation Army director Debbie Huebner says surveillance video shows someone grabbed the kettle’s stand […]
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee city officials say they plan to speed up training so that all Milwaukee police officers will get training to deal with mentally ill people. Mayor Tom Barrett said about 400 officers and dispatchers have received the 40 hours of training to be certified under the Crisis Intervention Team program since 2006. […]
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – A judge says two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fantasy character Slender Man are both competent to stand trial. Prosecutors charged both girls with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the attack in May in Waukesha. According to court documents, the girls plotted for months before attacking […]
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – Hundreds of supporters of a new casino in Kenosha rallied for jobs at the former greyhound dog track. Local and state officials were among those who showed up to support the proposed Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Wednesday night. The rally was held at the former Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha. […]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please the fictional character Slender Man will go before a judge considering their competency to stand trial. Defense attorneys are challenging findings from state doctors that the girls are fit to stand trial on attempted homicide charges. Waukesha County Circuit […]
By: Bob Meyer A reminder the sign-up deadline for the Margin Protection Program for dairy producers is this Friday, December 19th. U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the declining milk prices of the last few weeks has prompted producers to take another look at the program. “I think people are beginning to realize the good […]
By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Ag News The Farm Service Agency and the University of Wisconsin Extension are conducting meetings all across the state to help farmers understand the new farm programs. Susan Hunter with FSA says many of the Extension agents around the state have gone through training on the new Agricultural Risk Program (ARC) and […]
By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Ag News Paul Zimmerman is Executive Director of Governmental Affairs for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau. He says the next state budget is going to be the big issue facing the next state legislature. “It’s going to be a discussion between assistance for the needy, K-12 and higher education funding and transportation, those […]
By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Ag News The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation wrapped-up its 95th annual meeting in Wisconsin Dells on Monday. President Jim Holte was very happy with the attendance this year especially the nearly 500 young farmers participating. “We have a growing, dynamic, forward-looking organization with a lot of young people, you can’t do much […]
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Wisconsin farmers are struggling with snow and mud as they try to complete the fall grain harvest. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports some corn and soybeans could be left in the fields until spring. That would reduce the corn’s value and make soybeans that have been buried under snow all winter practically […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – Many Americans say they are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous jobs or in remote areas. An Associated Press-GfK poll finds that by a 2-1 margin those who had an […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – Environmentalists and industry experts expect the first federal standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash more like household garbage than a hazardous material. The EPA is expected to issue a rule today, ending a six-year effort that began after a massive spill at a Tennessee power […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – A congressional audit says the federal government isn’t fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or large-scale natural catastrophe. It finds that the government lacks effective coordination and in some cases is years away from ensuring adequate emergency shelter and medical treatment. The report by the Government Accountability Office was obtained […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama will end his year in Washington with a news conference at which he’ll face questions on Cuba, the Sony hacking and how he will work with the Republican Congress. Obama’s dismal year is ending on an upbeat note. He’s unveiled a flurry of executive actions on immigration, climate change […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee says he has no doubt that North Korea was involved in the hacking attack against Sony Pictures and the threat against movie theaters. Republican Congressman Ed Royce of California is calling for tougher U.S. sanctions to cut Pyongyang’s access to hard currency, by excluding […]