Sports

Fire damages Miller Park restaurant

Fire damages Miller Park restaurant

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Officials say a fire at the Milwaukee Brewers’ ballpark was contained mainly to a restaurant. The fire started about 2 a.m. Monday at Friday’s Front Row Sports Grill at Miller Park Milwaukee Deputy Fire Chief Aaron Lipski says the fire apparently started in the restaurant’s kitchen and spread up through some duct […]

Packers add two to Hall of Fame

Packers add two to Hall of Fame

The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame added two new members over the weekend. Former running back Ahman Green and offensive tackle Ken Ruettgers are the two latest former Packer greats to be added to the Packers Hall Green remains the team’s all-time leading rusher, accumulating 8,322 yards during his career.  He holds a number of franchise […]

Werth’s double in 9th helps Nats beat Brewers 5-4

WASHINGTON (AP) – Jayson Werth hit a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the ninth after the Brewers tied it in the top of the inning and the Washington Nationals beat Milwaukee 5-4 on Sunday afternoon. Washington’s bullpen tossed five scoreless innings in relief of Gio Gonzalez until Rickie Weeks’ RBI single in the […]

Segura returns to Brewers ahead of Nats series

Segura returns to Brewers ahead of Nats series

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Jean Segura has rejoined the Milwaukee Brewers for the start of a series against the Nationals after returning home following the death of his infant son. “He will be in Washington,” Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. “We’ll sit down with him tomorrow and just make sure everything is good before we activate […]

Brewers executive joins Bucks’ ownership group

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Brewers executive Teddy Werner is among a group of Milwaukee business leaders who have joined the Bucks’ new ownership group. The Bucks announced Wednesday that Werner and several other people had been cleared by the NBA Board of Governors to become a part of the ownership structure headed by Wesley Edens and […]

Local News

Governor Scott Walker Visits Planned Site for New La Crosse Rest Area

Governor Scott Walker Visits Planned Site for New La Crosse Rest Area

La Crosse – Governor Scott Walker today announced the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will construct a new rest area along Interstate 90 near the state border in La Crosse to replace an aging facility. “La Crosse continues to be a major area where visitors cross into Wisconsin, and their first impression is often lasting.  […]

Heat Advisory in our area

Heat Advisory in our area

  ReadyWisconsin is urging residents to take precautions against hot and humid conditions over the next several days. High temperatures are expected to reach the upper 80’s and 90’s along with high humidity on Tuesday. The heat index will peak in the 95 to 100 degree range tomorrow. The combination of hot temperatures and high […]

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson endorses Kind challenger Kurtz

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson endorses Kind challenger Kurtz

Tony Kutz is one of three Republicans  challenging third district incumbent Congressman Ron kind (D-La Crosse) and landed a key endorsement in his bid to unseat Kind. Kurtz announced that he has received the endorsement of  the former Governer and Bush White House veteran Tommy Thompson. Thompson joins former Senator Dan Kapanke; Col. Ray Boland; […]

Southwest Tech Culinary Instructors Co-Write Catering Manual

Fennimore- Southwest Tech Culinary program instructors Jeff Dombeck and Karen Bast can add author to their already impressive list of credentials. The duo recently published two books entitled, “The Rich Caterer’s Bible: Part 1 – The Testament of Cuisine” and “The Rich Caterer’s Bible Companion”, through CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. “As an instructor at Southwest […]

La Crosse latest county to put BadgerCare issue on November ballot

La Crosse latest county to put BadgerCare issue on November ballot

This week the La Crosse County Board, as well as the Dane County Board, approved placing an advisory referendum on the November ballot asking voters whether the State of Wisconsin should accept enhanced federal funds for BadgerCare rejected by Walker and conservatives in the Legislature. So far 8 counties have adopted this referendum, La Crosse, […]


Obituaries

Barbara “Barb” Czarnik

Barbara “Barb” Czarnik, age 59 of Ferryville, passed away on Monday, July 21st A Celebration of life will be held at 11am on Thursday, July 24th at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8pm on Wednesday, July 23rd at the funeral home and will also be held from […]

Kimberly C. Kastner

Kimberly Christine Kastner, age 26 of Westfield passed away on Thursday, July 17th Services will be held on Thursday, July 24th at 11am at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in West Salem. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 23rd from 4 to 6pm at the  Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby, and at the Church on Thursday, from […]

David Krogan

David Krogan, age 60 of Boscobel, formerly of Soldiers Grove passed away on Friday, July 18th Funeral Service will be held at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Thursday, July 24th at 1pm. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11am until the time of services.

Carmel Stalsberg

Carmel Stalsberg, age 69 of Viroqua passed away on Thursday, July 17th Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 23rd at 1pm at the Peace Lutheran Church in Readstown. Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown from 4 to 7pm on Tuesday, July 22nd, and on Wednesday from noon until the […]

Doyle Hagen

Doyle Hagen, age 82 of Westby passed away on Friday, July 18th There will be a memorial gathering on Tuesday, July 22nd from 10 to 11am at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby, with no formal funeral services.

State

State home sales see first increase of the year

State home sales see first increase of the year

Wisconsin Radio Network For the first time this year, the number of existing houses sold by Wisconsin Realtors was higher than the same month a year ago. The Wisconsin Realtors Association says its members sold just over 7,700 homes statewide during June, which is 4.5 percent more than in June of 2013. The median sales […]

Republican Schimel has more money than Democrats

Republican Schimel has more money than Democrats

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel has about $400,000 cash on hand, more than twice as much as two Democratic opponents. Schimel is the Waukesha County district attorney and the only Republican in the race. He reported Monday that his campaign raised nearly $367,000 in the first six months of the […]

Elections board rejects allowing cameras in polls

Elections board rejects allowing cameras in polls

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Election observers in Wisconsin still won’t be allowed to use cameras at the polls. The Government Accountability Board on Monday decided against lifting the ban on poll observers taking pictures or video while watching the process of people registering and signing in to vote. The Republican co-chairs of committees in charge […]

ACLU objects to full court hearing gay marriage

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gay couples challenging Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriages are objecting to the state’s request that the full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals hear arguments in the case. American Civil Liberties Union attorneys representing eight same-sex couples challenging the ban filed an objection Monday to the state’s request that the entire appeals […]

Burke: Walker ad reveals lack of global knowledge

Burke: Walker ad reveals lack of global knowledge

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke says an ad in which Gov. Scott Walker criticizes Trek Bicycle Corp. shows he doesn’t understand how the global marketplace works. Burke, a former Trek executive, continued her criticism Monday of the ad Walker’s campaign launched last week. The ad says she got rich from a company […]

Agriculture

U.S. milk production up 1.9% in June

U.S. milk production up 1.9% in June

By: Bob Meyer U.S. milk production in June totaled 17.2 billion pounds up 1.9 percent from June of last year.  Production per cow averaged 1,863 and the dairy herd had 9.27 million cows.  Cow numbers not available for June of 2013 due to budget cuts. Production in the 23 major dairy states up 2 percent […]

Wisconsin moves to buy 70 miles of railroad

Wisconsin moves to buy 70 miles of railroad

By: Bob Meyer The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has signed an agreement to purchase 70 miles of rail line between Madison to Reedsburg and Madison to Cottage Grove.  The lines include the bridge over Lake Wisconsin at Merrimac.  The lines serve 23 customers including United Coop, Landmark Ag, Seneca Foods, R.R. Donnelly, Greede Foundries, and […]

Scientists stress diversity in weed management

By: Keith Anderson Efforts continue nationwide to educate producers about herbicide resistance and weed management. At a weed management field day near Lincoln, Nebraska, we discussed the challenges with Extension weed scientists Vince Davis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Lowell Sandell from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. AUDIO: Vince Davis and Lowell Sandell (3:00 MP3) © […]

A little cool but crops look great in Wisconsin

A little cool but crops look great in Wisconsin

By: Bob Meyer Intermittent showers made hay-making a bit of challenge in Wisconsin last week yet topsoil moisture declined a little. The National Ag Statistics Service Wisconsin Field Office says as of Sunday, 25 percent is surplus compared to 30 percent a week ago.  Reporters across the state say second-crop alfalfa looks great with 44 […]

Dairy demand remains strong

By: Bob Meyer Cash cheese, butter and Class III prices continued to move higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Monday.  Barrels closed at $1.9975 and blocks went back over the $2 mark at $2.005 per pound. Cheese was slipping a bit last week until  word got out that milk supplies had tightened after the […]

National News

Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries

Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries

WASHINGTON (AP) – The midterm election primary season is drawing record-low voter turnout in some states, a sign perhaps, of widespread apathy in both parties ahead of November’s elections. Campaign spending is poised to make history, but that hasn’t drawn voters to the polls. Fifteen of the 25 states that have had statewide primary elections […]

World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

WASHINGTON (AP) – The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That’s after the world broke a record in May. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month’s average global temperature was 61.2 degrees, which is 1.3 degrees higher than the 20th century average. It beat 2010′s […]

White House reports drop in minors crossing border

White House reports drop in minors crossing border

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is dropping significantly. White House press secretary Josh Earnest says a daily average of about 150 children were apprehended along the Rio Grande border in the first two weeks of July. He says that’s down from an average of 355 […]

Marathon suspect’s friend guilty of impeding probe

BOSTON (AP) – A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted of impeding the investigation into the attack. Azamat Tazhayakov was found guilty Monday of obstruction of justice and conspiracy. Prosecutors say he agreed with a friend who removed Tsarnaev’s backpack from his dorm room several days after the 2013 […]

NASA renames building for astronaut Neil Armstrong

NASA renames building for astronaut Neil Armstrong

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – NASA has honored one of its most famous astronauts by renaming a key building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It now bears the name of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon when the Apollo 11 mission landed there 45 years ago. Armstrong, who died […]