Sports

Packers’ Raji to need 6-9 months after surgery

Packers’ Raji to need 6-9 months after surgery

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Defensive lineman B.J. Raji will need six to nine months to return from right biceps surgery, though it’s unclear if he’ll be back with the Green Bay Packers. Raji said Thursday he had surgery recently to reattach a tendon following the injury last month during a preseason game. It knocked […]

Cardinals beat Brewers 3-2 in 13 innings

Cardinals beat Brewers 3-2 in 13 innings

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Tony Cruz singled in the winning run in the 13th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals moved closer to their second straight NL Central title with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night. The defending National League champions took two of three in a tight series that featured […]

Police say Packers ticket scammer caught

Police say Packers ticket scammer caught

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) – Marshfield police say a local man has admitted to scamming football fans who thought they were buying Packers’ tickets. Police Chief Rick Gramza says about 20 people lost a total of $50,000. The chief says the 37-year-old man told ticket buyers he had connections with the Green Bay Packers through a […]

LB Matthews on the move on field with Packers

LB Matthews on the move on field with Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Clay Matthews is on the move on defense for the Green Bay Packers. The long-haired linebacker is lining up in different spots on a defense tweaked by coach Mike McCarthy and coordinator Dom Capers. The Packers are using a 4-3 defensive look at times after years of relying on a […]

Wainwright shutout, 19th win as Cards beat Brewers

Wainwright shutout, 19th win as Cards beat Brewers

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Adam Wainwright posted his 19th win, pitching a shutout Wednesday night as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 to hold their 2 1/2-game edge in the NL Central. Wainwright worked around seven hits and tied for the major league lead in wins and shutouts. St. Louis has won […]

Local News

Woman injured on Highway 21 when deer runs into car

Woman injured on Highway 21 when deer runs into car

Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin reports a female motorist was injured when a deer ran into the drivers side if her vehicle Thursday night. The accident happened around 7:30 Thursday night on State Highway 21 approximately .4 miles west of Fireworks Ave. in the town of Greenfield. The Sheriff’s Office says a vehicle driven by Penny […]

Dogs, parakeet removed from squalid conditions

Dogs, parakeet removed from squalid conditions

KENDALL, Wis. (AP) – Animal welfare workers have removed 15 dogs and a bird from squalid conditions at a mobile home in Monroe County. WXOW-TV reports the animals were found living in feces, trash and rotting food. A search warrant was executed Thursday at the Kendall area home following an investigation by Monroe County humane […]

Bill Michael’s Visit to Viroqua Pictures

Bill Michael’s Visit to Viroqua Pictures

Click here for some of the pictures from Bill Michael’s visit to Viroqua September 15th through the 17th of September  

The Tomah VA will host a town hall meeting on waiting times

The Tomah VA will host a town hall meeting on waiting times

TOMAH, Wis. – The Tomah VA Medical Center will host a town hall meeting for veterans on Thursday, Sept. 25. The town hall meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in the hospital chapel and is expected to last about 90 minutes. The meeting will provide an opportunity for veterans, their families and others with a […]

Agricultural attachés from more than 25 countries will tour Organic Valley, Accelerated Genetics

Agricultural attachés from more than 25 countries will tour Organic Valley, Accelerated Genetics

MADISON – Representatives from around the world will visit Wisconsin the week of September 22nd to experience first-hand the breadth and diversity of American agriculture. Agricultural attachés from more than 25 countries will tour Wisconsin to see U.S. farmers, their products and practices and learn how America stays on the leading edge of agricultural production. […]

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Obituaries

Dr. Kenneth Purdue

Dr. Kenneth Purdue, age 61 of Viroqua passed away Wednesday, September 17th Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Monday, September 22nd at the Viroqua Church of Christ. There will be no visitation prior to the services on Monday.

Elizabeth Lester

Elizabeth Lester, age 73 of Ferryville passed away September 17th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Wednesday, September 24th at the Vossetieg-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call on Tuesday from 11am to 1pm and one hour prior to service on Wednesday at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua.

Harvey O. Lunde

Harvey O. Lunde, age 78 of Westby passed away on Tuesday, September 16th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, September 22nd at the Skogdalen Lutheran Church, rural Westby. Friends may call on Sunday, from 1 to 3pm at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley, and at the church on Monday from […]

Conelee “Connie” Rude

Conelee Ellen “Connie” Rude, age 85 of Westby passed away on Sunday, September 14th Funeral services will be held Friday, September 19th at 11am at the Westby-Coon Prairie Luther Church. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 18th from 4 to 7pm at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby, and on Friday after 10am at the […]

Betty Lou Thompson

Betty Lou Thompson, age 84  passed away on Friday, September 12th Private family services will be held at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua with burial in the Viroqua Cemetery.

State

Hearing set on request to change Wisconsin ballot

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A court hearing has been set for next week in the lawsuit filed by Republican legislative leaders seeking to force a change in the model ballot for the November election. Meanwhile, the state elections board is telling local clerks to move forward with sending out absentee ballots while the lawsuit is […]

Attorney general candidates agree to debate

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin attorney general hopefuls Brad Schimel and Susan Happ have agreed to a debate next month. Schimel, a Republican, and Happ, a Democrat, said Thursday they’ve agreed to a debate sponsored by Wisconsin Public Television, Wisconsin Public Radio and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in Madison on Oct. 24. Schimel, who serves […]

Republicans detail concerns over ballot redesign

Republicans detail concerns over ballot redesign

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network The campaigns of two Republican Legislative leaders have filed suit, over the redesigning of ballots for the November elections. The new ballots have no lines separating the offices and the first candidate. “I think the assumption would almost be, by the voter, that somehow that’s the incumbent, or somehow the […]

Wisconsin job growth 33rd in nation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s private sector job growth is 33rd nationwide and behind the national average. New data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows private-sector job growth in Wisconsin grew nearly 1.3 percent for the 12-month period ending in March. The national average was just over 2 percent. That ranked […]

Wisconsin single mom poverty rate rose 2.5 percent

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A recent survey released by the U.S. Census Bureau has found poverty is increasing for single mothers in Wisconsin. The latest American Community Survey, which focused on family homes with children under the age of 18, found four out of 10 single-mother households in the state were living in poverty last year. […]

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Agriculture

The evolving robotic milker

The evolving robotic milker

By: Bob Meyer The use of robotic milking machines is gaining popularity in the dairy industry.  Some see the robots as a way to keep their herd small yet not be tied to milking those cows every day.  Others see the robots as a reliable replacement for hard-to-find dependable labor.  There are farms with one […]

Vernon County Farm Bureau to hold annual meeting in La Farge

Members of the Vernon County Farm Bureau will hold their annual meeting on Monday, September 22nd at 7:30pm at the Rockton Tavern in La Farge. All Farm Bureau members are encouraged to attend this important meeting to help create policy resolutions and vote in elections for county board directors. Also being selected will be the […]

The rains have come to Wisconsin

By: Bob Meyer What a difference a couple of weeks can make.  Two weeks ago, Wisconsin farmers were getting quite concerned about how dry it was getting in the Badger State.  And then it rained…and rained…and rained!  In the last week: Vernon County reporting 3 inches of rain, Portage County had over 4, Buffalo County […]

NCR-SARE grants available

By: Bob Meyer The 2015 North Central Region – Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) Farmer Rancher Grant Call for Proposals is now available. Farmers and ranchers in the North Central region are invited to submit grant proposals to explore sustainable agriculture solutions to problems on the farm or ranch. Proposals should show how […]

USDA Wisconsin Farm Service offering Margin Protection Program for producers

USDA Wisconsin Farm Service offering Margin Protection Program for producers

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 28 2014 — USDA Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Brad Pfaff, announced today that starting Sept. 2, 2014, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between […]

National News

Convicted felon kills family

Convicted felon kills family

BELL, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say a convicted felon who shot to death six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and them himself in Bell, Florida Thursday, was also involved in a 2001 hunting accident that killed his 8-year-old son. The Orlando Sentinel says Don Spirit served three years in prison for possession of a […]

Spending bill leaves out immigration courts

Spending bill leaves out immigration courts

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress’ must-pass budget bill ignores the Obama administration’s request to accelerate spending on immigration courts to handle the flood of unaccompanied minors at the border, although it does boost spending flexibility for Border Patrol agents and detention centers. Immigrant advocates complained that House Republicans focused on detaining Central American youths and families, […]

Man arrested in 111-square-mile California fire

POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say they have arrested a man on suspicion of arson in a fast-growing California wildfire that has driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes. The arrest of 37-year-old Wayne Allen Huntsman was announced Thursday. The 111-square-mile fire 60 miles east of Sacramento is threatening about 12,000 homes around the […]

Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad in a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices. The additional safeguard is part of Apple’s latest mobile software, […]

50-year Opry member George Hamilton IV dies

50-year Opry member George Hamilton IV dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Grand Ole Opry Member George Hamilton IV, who was one of country music’s first international ambassadors, has died. He was 77. A news release from the Opry says Hamilton died Wednesday at a Nashville hospital after a heart attack. Hamilton had been an Opry member since 1960, when he made the […]