Sports

Pack rookie WR Adams hopes to help replace Jones

Pack rookie WR Adams hopes to help replace Jones

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers will be looking to replace the reliable production of receiver James Jones this season. He’s returning to Lambeau Field on Friday night as an Oakland Raider in a preseason game. It will be the first Packers’ home game second-round draft pick Davante Adams. He’s one of […]

Fiers and Brewers dominate Blue Jays in 6-1 win

Fiers and Brewers dominate Blue Jays in 6-1 win

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Mike Fiers pitched seven dominant innings and Jonathan Lucroy and Aramis Ramirez each hit two doubles as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 on Tuesday night. Fiers held the Blue Jays to two hits and one run and retired the final 18 batters he faced. He struck out six […]

No. 14 Badgers won’t unveil starting QB until LSU

No. 14 Badgers won’t unveil starting QB until LSU

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – No. 14 Wisconsin won’t officially announce its starting quarterback until the season opener on Aug. 30 against No. 13 LSU. Coach Gary Andersen made the announcement Monday following the team’s second scrimmage. Andersen said that returning starter Joel Stave and challenger Tanner McEvoy had solid efforts in a scrimmage that included […]

Self-serve beer proposed for Miller Park

Self-serve beer proposed for Miller Park

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Self-serve beer could be on its way to Miller Park. Milwaukee Sportservice has filed an application with the city to install two beer vending machines at the Milwaukee Brewers ballpark. The self-serve machines debuted at Target Field in Minneapolis in time for the All-Star Game. Users buy a card they can scan […]

Packers may be looking for tackle help

Packers may be looking for tackle help

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network Derek Sherrod had put himself in front of the pack for the Green Bay Packers swing-tackle job after a solid performance in the preseason opener at Tennessee.  But Sherrod’s lack of speed was exposed in last Saturday’s 21-7 victory over the Rams in St. Louis.  That could leave the Packers looking for […]

Local News

Missing Crawford County girl found safe

On August 18th, 2014 at approximately 9:30 p.m. the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing 16 year old female in Bridgeport Township, Crawford County.  The report from the family was that the girl had gone out for a run at approx. 4 p.m. and didn’t arrive at her destination. The family […]

Motion for new homicide trial to be heard Sept. 4

Motion for new homicide trial to be heard Sept. 4

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The new attorney for a Minnesota man convicted of killing a father and son at a La Crosse photography store argues his client’s previous lawyers failed him when jurors were selected during his trial. Jeffrey Lepsch’s attorney, Steven Zaleski, says the previous lawyers failed to eliminate three jurors who reached […]

Motorcyclist injured in Monroe County crash

Motorcyclist injured in Monroe County crash

Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin reports a two-vehicle crash that resulted in the injuries to one party. On Monday, at approximately 2:30 pm the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a two vehicle crash on State Hwy 16 and Cty Hwy A. A vehicle driven by Lisa Frazier, 51, of Tomah was stopped at […]

Crash kills 3 people Trempealeau County

Crash kills 3 people Trempealeau County

ARCADIA, Wis. (AP) – Authorities are investigating a crash that killed three people in Trempealeau County of western Wisconsin. Sheriff Richard Anderson says an eastbound SUV and a westbound minivan collided on Highway 95 between Arcadia and Blair around 7:30 a.m. Monday. The van caught fire. The driver of the SUV, who was alone in […]

Dubuque man suffers serious injuries in Crawford motorcycle crash

Dubuque man suffers serious injuries in Crawford motorcycle crash

On Sunday at 3:50 pm the Crawford County dispatch center was notified of a motorcycle crash on State Hwy 171 about 2/10ths mile east of Gays Mills. Donald Galle, 58, of Dubuque, IA was driving a motorcycle west on the Orchard Hill, negotiating a curve when he lost control of the cycle, slid across the […]

Travel Wisconsin

Obituaries

Elaine Stussy

Elaine Stussy, age 74 of Cuba City passed away on Tuesday, August 19th Memorial service will be at 1pm on Saturday, August 23rd at the Kickapoo United Lutheran Church in Soldiers Grove, a celebration of life picnic will follow at the Soldiers Grove Park.

Howard J. Holen

Howard Jerrold Holen, age 92 of Westby passed away on Monday, August 18th Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Thursday, August 21st at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the church from 10am until the time of service at 11

Janet Oneal

Janet Oneal, age 80 of Viroqua passed away on Sunday, August 17th Memorial service will be Saturday, August 30th at 11am at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Visitation will be from 10am until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Mary R. Weber

Mary R. Weber, age 68 of Cashton passed away on Thursday, August 14th A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 18th at 10:30am at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, in Middle Ridge. Family and friends are invited for a celebration of Mary’s life, Sunday, August 17th from 1 to 5pm with a […]

Diana L. Lewis

Diana L. Lewis, age 50 of Westby passed away on Monday, August 11th A visitation will be held from 4 to 7pm on Tuesday, August 19th at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby.  

State

Power line could cost up to $580 million

Power line could cost up to $580 million

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – An environmental assessment estimates the cost of a proposed high-voltage power line linking Madison and La Crosse at up to $580 million. The power line would be built by American Transmission Co. of Pewaukee and Xcel Energy’s Northern States Power utility in Eau Claire. About $87 million of the line’s cost […]

Damaged Green Bay school to add 18 minutes to days

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A Green Bay high school damaged by fire will extend each class day by 18 minutes this school year to make up for starting almost two weeks late. Preble High School officials announced the plan Tuesday. About two minutes will be added to each class period and students will be […]

Wisconsin tree nurseries looking to buy seeds

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State-run tree nurseries are looking to buy native Wisconsin seeds for their reforestation program. Department of Natural Resources officials say the nurseries are in the market for balsam fir, jack pine, basswood, butternut, shagbark hickory, white oak, red oak, swamp white oak, walnut and wild plum seeds. The nurseries will buy […]

Update: Authorities ID victims in western Wisconsin crash

ARCADIA, Wis. (AP) – Authorities have released the names of two adults and a teenager killed in a crash in Trempealeau County of western Wisconsin. Sheriff Richard Anderson says an eastbound SUV and a westbound minivan collided in the westbound lane of Highway 95 between Arcadia and Blair around 7:30 a.m. Monday. The van caught […]

Wisconsin retains number 2 spot on ACT test

Wisconsin retains number 2 spot on ACT test

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin retains its number two spot among states on the ACT college entrance exam. The state’s high school seniors scored an average composite of 22.2 out of a possible 36, ranking Wisconsin behind Minnesota. Seventy-three percent of Wisconsin seniors took the exam this year. The curriculum-based test measures students’ readiness for […]

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Agriculture

Secretary Newson: Klondike Cheese Company in Monroe Example of How Employees with Disabilities Can Help Employers Succeed

MONROE, Wis., Aug. 13 — The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development issued the following news release: Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson today cited Klondike Cheese Company in Monroe as an example of how recruiting and hiring people with disabilities can help employers succeed, which is the focus for Governor Walker’s proclamation of […]

Introducing: “The Wisconsin Spudmobile”

Introducing: “The Wisconsin Spudmobile”

By: Bob Meyer The Wisconsin Potato Growers are using this show to introduce “The Wisconsin Spudmobile”.  Built on a converted motorhome chassis, the bus features three slide-outs, walls and a ceiling that look like you are standing in a potato field and interactive displays which explain varieties, uses and the sustainability of potatoes.  Nick Somers […]

Implementing the Farm Bill

Implementing the Farm Bill

By: Bob Meyer Wisconsin’s USDA Farm Service Agency director Brad Pfaff is making the rounds at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, talking to farmers about the 2014 Farm Bill being implemented right now.  The top priority for Pfaff is to get dairy farmers informed about the new Margin Protection Program.  FSA and University of Wisconsin-Extension are […]

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days set to begin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The 31st annual Wisconsin Farm Technology Days is set to begin this week. The event is scheduled to start Tuesday and run through Thursday in Stevens Point. About 80,000 people are expected to attend. On tap are field demonstrations, exhibits on healthy living, woodcarving, women in agriculture, quilting and gardening. The […]

Another record sale at the Wisconsin State Fair

By: Bob Meyer One day after Governor Scott Walker presided over a record-setting Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction, he spurred-on bidders at the 46th annual Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction.  When the gavel came down on Wednesday evening; they had sold 25 animals for a record $313,350.  That breaks the previous high $255,400 set back in […]

National News

Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing

Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing

AMSTERDAM (AP) – Twitter is trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers the publicity they crave is also gaining momentum. In a Tweet published late Tuesday California time, CEO Dick Costolo said his company “is actively […]

TransUnion: Late-payment rate on US home loans falls to 6-year low in 2Q

TransUnion: Late-payment rate on US home loans falls to 6-year low in 2Q

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Fewer U.S. homeowners are falling behind on their mortgage payments, a trend that’s brought down the late-payment rate on home loans to the lowest level in six years. Credit reporting agency TransUnion says the percentage of mortgage holders at least two months behind on their payments fell to 3.46 percent in […]

Wildfire evacuees return home

OAKHURST, Calif. (AP) – Some of the more than 1,000 people who evacuated because of a fast-moving wildfire have returned to their homes near Yosemite National Park in California. Madera County Sheriff John Anderson says, “We’re not seeing the fire expand like we thought.” He says the one-square-mile blaze is now 35 percent contained. Fire […]

Changes planned on how travelers can protest no-fly list

Changes planned on how travelers can protest no-fly list

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration says it plans to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists. The move comes after a federal judge in Portland, Oregon ruled that there was no meaningful way to challenge the air travel ban, which the judge says is unconstitutional. […]

Holder gets ready to visit Ferguson

Holder gets ready to visit Ferguson

WASHINGTON (AP) – Attorney General Eric Holder is promising a thorough investigation into the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old. Holder travels to Ferguson, Missouri today to meet with authorities taking part in a federal investigation into the death of Michael Brown. Meanwhile, Holder is calling for “an end to the acts of violence […]