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Melvin to return for Brewers next season

Melvin to return for Brewers next season

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio announced Saturday that the teams general manager, Doug Melvin, would return in 2015.  There’s no word on manager Ron Roenicke or members of his coaching staff. Attanasio addressed reporters in front of the Brewers dugout on Saturday at Miller Park.  The Brewers owner certainly wasn’t happy […]

Brewers’ Braun to have surgery for nerve issue

Brewers’ Braun to have surgery for nerve issue

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is scheduled to have surgery this week to fix a nagging nerve problem near his right thumb. The injury contributed to Braun having one of the least productive full seasons of his career. He went 0 for 3 in Sunday’s 5-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs to […]

Rodgers throws for 4 TDs, Packers beat Bears 38-17

Rodgers throws for 4 TDs, Packers beat Bears 38-17

CHICAGO (AP) – Aaron Rodgers threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns, and the Green Packers shook off one of their worst offensive performances in years with a 38-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon. The Packers scored on their first six possessions to build a 38-17 lead. They racked up 358 yards […]

NFL commissioner visits domestic violence hotline

NFL commissioner visits domestic violence hotline

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is in Texas visiting the headquarters of the National Domestic Violence hotline. Goodell and several league officials walked into the Austin office about 7:15 p.m. Saturday for what was expected to be a private two-hour meeting. He and the league have been heavily criticized for how they […]

Local News

Multiple agencies train for large-scale train incident, crude spill

Multiple agencies train for large-scale train incident, crude spill

LA CROSSE, Wis. – A coalition of federal, state and local emergency responders will conduct three days of training here this week to prepare for a large-scale train incident with crude oil spilling from tank cars into Mississippi river. Training will begin Thursday at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Onalaska and will […]

(Audio) Temporary lockdown at Westby Schools lifted after report of man with gun

(Audio) Temporary lockdown at Westby Schools lifted after report of man with gun

  Vernon County Sheriff John Spears says Westby Schools initiated a lock down of their schools after an unconfirmed report of a man with an assault rifle Monday afternoon. Spears says officers responded to the scene within minutes and they were unable to locate anyone matching the description or find anyone with a gun in […]

Western Technical College to host Open House

Western Technical College to host Open House

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Western Technical College will host the annual College-wide Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the La Crosse campus and regional locations in Black River Falls, Independence, Mauston, Tomah, and Viroqua. Admissions information, program information, facility tours, refreshments, and door prizes will be available at each location. For […]

Man blames rollover crash on bee

Man blames rollover crash on bee

On Sunday at 2:39 p.m. the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of one vehicle crash that happened Saturday on State Highway 131 about two tenths of a mile north of Sunny Ridge Road. According to investigators Cory J. Strait, 36, of Wauzeka was traveling south on State Highway 131  about 11:00 p.m. when Strait […]

Crawford County authorities searching for man who fled from traffic stop

Crawford County authorities searching for man who fled from traffic stop

At around 1:07 a.m. on Sunday a Crawford County Deputy and The Crawford County K-9 Unit attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle being operated by Mark Mckibbin, 28, of Gays Mills on Highway 171 near Sunrise Orchard. The Sheriff’s Office says Mckibbin pulled off to the side of the road but then […]

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Obituaries

James M. Fish

James M. Fish, age 71 of Westby passed away Saturday, September 27th Funeral Services will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, September 30th at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, September 29th from 4-6 pm, and on Tuesday from 1pm till the time of service at […]

Lucille Jacobson

Lucille Jacobson, age 81 of Viroqua passed away on Saturday, September 27th Funeral Services will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, September 30th at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the church from 1pm till the time of Service at 2.

Inez D. Hickok

Inez D. Hickok, age 78 of Ferryville passed away on Wednesday, September 24th Memorial services will be held at 11am on Saturday, September 27th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends and family may call from 10am on Saturday until the time of services at the funeral home.

Charles “Chuck” Hanson

Charles “Chuck” Hanson, age 88 of Des Moines passed away on Sunday, September 21st Graveside services will be held on Thursday, September 25th at 2pm at the Viroqua Cemetery. Military Rites will be provided by the Running-Johnson-Ray VFW Post No. 3032, the Jacobson-Olson American Legion Post No. 138 and the U.S. Navy Honors Team.

Benjamin T. Logan

Benjamin T. Logan, age 94 author of “The Land Remembers” passed away on Friday, September 19th Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 26th at the Gays Mills Community Center. Friends may call at the community center after 2 p.m. on that day.

State

Gov. Walker, Democrat Burke cool to tax shift idea

Gov. Walker, Democrat Burke cool to tax shift idea

by SCOTT BAUER MADISON, Wis. — (AP) Neither Gov. Scott Walker nor Democratic challenger Mary Burke embraced a conservative think tank’s suggestion Tuesday that more Wisconsin goods and services should be subject to the state sales tax, including health club memberships, groceries and trips to the hair salon. Walker and Burke said they were focused […]

Hang-gliding accident in southern Wisconsin kills Minnesota man

Hang-gliding accident in southern Wisconsin kills Minnesota man

COLD SPRING, Wis. — (AP) Sheriff’s officials say a Minnesota man has died in a hang-gliding accident in southern Wisconsin. Authorities say the 57-year-old Taylor Falls man was hang gliding at an airport north of Whitewater on Monday when his glider caught a wind shear, which caused it to pitch to one side and nosedive […]

Michelle Obama and Chris Christie campaign in Wisconsin

Michelle Obama and Chris Christie campaign in Wisconsin

There was high-profile help, for the candidates for Governor in Wisconsin on Monday. First Lady Michelle Obama took to the stump for Democrat Mary Burke during an afternoon rally in Milwaukee, while earlier in the day, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie joined Republican Governor Scott Walker on the campaign trail in Hudson. The locations couldn’t […]

World Dairy Expo set to open in Madison

World Dairy Expo set to open in Madison

Wisconsin Radio Network Madison will become the center of the dairy universe this week, as the World Dairy Expobegins its five-day run. State Agriculture Secretary Ben Brancel calls the event a “gem” for Dane County and Wisconsin, attracting up to 70,000 people to various activities during the week. Visitors come from across the country and […]

55 died as a result of domestic violence in 2013

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A new report sheds light on the life and death consequences of domestic violence in Wisconsin. The organization End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin released a study that shows 55 people died as a result of domestic violence in 2013. Thirty-nine people were homicide victims, 12 perpetrators took their own lives and four […]

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Agriculture

World Dairy Expo set to open in Madison

World Dairy Expo set to open in Madison

Wisconsin Radio Network Madison will become the center of the dairy universe this week, as the World Dairy Expobegins its five-day run. State Agriculture Secretary Ben Brancel calls the event a “gem” for Dane County and Wisconsin, attracting up to 70,000 people to various activities during the week. Visitors come from across the country and […]

Record breaking Guernsey from Cashton wins Cow of the Year

Record breaking Guernsey from Cashton wins Cow of the Year

MADISON – First, Lorilyn and her mother defied the odds and became the first mother-daughter Guernsey duo to each produce more than 40,000 pounds of milk per year. As if that weren’t enough, Lorilyn’s daughter went on to do the same, becoming the first Guernsey in history to be the third generation to produce more […]

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 […]

National News

Blistering questions for Secret Service director from Congress after White House breach

Blistering questions for Secret Service director from Congress after White House breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued. “It’s unacceptable,” Pierson told lawmakers. But her […]

Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather

WASHINGTON (AP) – Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them. Researchers found that climate change increased the odds of nine extremes: Heat waves in Australia, Europe, China, Japan and Korea, intense rain in parts of the […]

Contracts to buy US homes slide in August

Contracts to buy US homes slide in August

WASHINGTON (AP) – Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting that real estate sales will remain sluggish over the next few months. The National Association of Realtors says its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 1 percent over the past month to 104.7. Higher prices and weak wage growth has limited […]

FAA chief orders review Chicago air traffic snarl

FAA chief orders review Chicago air traffic snarl

WASHINGTON (AP) – The head of the Federal Aviation Administration says he’s ordered a review of the agency’s security protocols and how it deals with unexpected incidents such as last week’s fire at a Chicago-area air traffic facility that disrupted air travel. The fire brought flights at the city’s two busy airports to a halt […]

Death toll from GM ignition switches now at 23

Death toll from GM ignition switches now at 23

DETROIT (AP) – At least 23 people have died and 16 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals in an Internet posting Monday. Feinberg says he has received 153 death claims since August. […]