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Wisconsin, LSU playing QB games before opener

Wisconsin, LSU playing QB games before opener

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Four quarterbacks could be in play in the season opener Saturday night between two power conference programs. No. 14 Wisconsin meets No. 13 LSU in Houston in a prime-time matchup. The Badgers appear to have settled on dual-threat junior Tanner McEvoy as the starter, though coach Gary Andersen won’t officially name […]

B10 teams represented in 4 of 8 neutral-site games

B10 teams represented in 4 of 8 neutral-site games

UNDATED (AP) – Four of the eight neutral-site games the first week of the college football season involve Big Ten teams. Rutgers plays its first game as a Big Ten member against Washington State in Seattle on Thursday. On Saturday, Ohio State plays Navy in Baltimore, Wisconsin faces LSU in Houston and Penn State and […]

Ross, Almonte lead Padres to 4-1 win over Brewers

Ross, Almonte lead Padres to 4-1 win over Brewers

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Tyson Ross pitched 6 1-3 strong innings, Abraham Almonte had two RBIs and the San Diego Padres beat Milwaukee 4-1 on Tuesday night to snap the Brewers’ five-game road winning streak. Ross, the Padres’ lone All-Star, extended his franchise record with his 13th consecutive quality start. He gave up one run […]

Bradford gives ILB a Shot

Bradford gives ILB a Shot

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network fourth round draft pick Carl Bradford doesn’t think his roster spot is in jeopardy, but he also knows the more you can do the better. Bradford has done little to stand out in training camp as an outside linebacker, so Monday, Bradford worked on the inside in the Packers half-line […]

No word from Andersen on Wisconsin QB for LSU

No word from Andersen on Wisconsin QB for LSU

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen is staying quiet when it comes to his starting quarterback for the No. 14 Badgers’ season opener against LSU. While Andersen is refusing to announce a starter for the position, running back Melvin Gordon says dual-threat Tanner McEvoy will behind center for the game against the 13th-ranked […]

Local News

Monroe County identifies 19-year-old killed in farm accident

Monroe County identifies 19-year-old killed in farm accident

Authorities identified the man killed in an apparent accident last week. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says 19-year-old Aaron Brockman of New Lisbon was killed in a farm related accident last Friday. The Sheriff’s Office says it was notified at 7:48 p.m. on Friday of an unresponsive male subject on Cty Hwy V in the town of Wellington. […]

Ashley Furniture official: No plans for layoffs

Ashley Furniture official: No plans for layoffs

ARCADIA, Wis. (AP) – An Ashley Furniture official tells the state’s business lobby the Wisconsin-based company has no plans for any layoffs and instead plans to add jobs. That’s despite a published report saying Ashley Furniture sought $6 million in state tax credits on condition the company be allowed to retain only half of its […]

UW-Platteville ready for fall classes after tornado

UW-Platteville ready for fall classes after tornado

August 25, 2014 There’s a lot of progress in the recovery effort after two tornadoes hit the UW-Platteville campus on the night of June 16th, causing at least $10 million worth of damage. “The campus, I’m pleased to say, is ready for the students. We’re not done. It’s an important distinction. The goal is to […]

Conservative group pulls candidate’s support

Conservative group pulls candidate’s support

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – A Baraboo attorney running for the state Assembly says a conservative group pulled its support because of another endorsement from a gay rights group. In July, the Wisconsin Family Action’s Political Action Committee announced its endorsement of Republican Ashton Kirsch in the 81st Assembly District race. The group’s director issued a […]

Vandals kill pheasants at Richland Center school

Vandals kill pheasants at Richland Center school

RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. (AP) – Richland High School says vandals killed 39 young pheasants that were part of a student project and freed dozens of others. Maintenance workers also found a portable toilet had been tipped over at the athletic field and a piece of irrigation equipment was damaged. WISC-TV reports the high school’s agriculture […]

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Obituaries

Arnold Haakenson

Arnold Jerold Haakenson, age 87 of Viroqua passed away on Sunday, August 24th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Thursday, August 28th at the Viroqua United Methodist Church. Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 to 8pm at the Thorson Funeral Home, and after 10am on Thursday at the church.

James M. Oium

James M. Oium, age 64 of Cashton passed away on Sunday, August 24th Funeral Services with military rites  will be held on Thursday, August 28th at 11am at Bethany Sandhill Lutheran church or rural LaFarge. Friends may call on Wednesday, August 27th from 4 to 7pm at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby, and at […]

Gayheart “Gay” Julius Gilbertson

  Gayheart “Gay” Julius Gilbertson, age 101 passed away on Sunday August 24th Funeral services will held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 27th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 26th  from 5-7 p.m.    

Harriet Ostrem

Harriet Ostrem, age 91 of Viroqua passed away on Friday, August 22nd Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday August 27 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26 at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the church from 10 […]

Vernon Kukes

Vernon Kukes, age 65 of Ferryville passed away on Thursday, August 21st A memorial service will be held at 4pm on Wednesday, August 27th at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in DeSoto. Visitation will be held from 2pm until the service time at Wednesday at the funeral home.

State

Poll shows strong support for Kenosha casino

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A poll shows strong support for a new tribal casino in Kenosha. The Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows 49 percent support the casino while 35 percent oppose it. The Menominee Tribe wants to build an $810 million casino and Hard Rock Cafe complex in Kenosha. The project is […]

Poll: Democrat Happ leads Republican Schimel

Poll: Democrat Happ leads Republican Schimel

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A new poll shows Democrat Susan Happ leads Republican Brad Schimel in the race for attorney general, but nearly one-in-four voters are undecided. The Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows Happ with 40 percent support among registered voters, while Schimel has 33 percent. Twenty-four percent of respondents were undecided […]

Wisconsin governor’s race remains dead heat

Wisconsin governor’s race remains dead heat

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The latest Marquette University Law School poll shows Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke remain in a dead heat. The latest results released Wednesday show little movement in the race with 10 weeks until Election Day. Polls in May and July also showed the race to be essentially tied. […]

Suspect in Dane County double homicide now in jail

Suspect in Dane County double homicide now in jail

Wisconsin Radio Network A court appearance is expected on Friday for the former Dane County deputy accused of murdering his wife and sister-in-law. 39-year-old Andy Steele has been released from a Milwaukee medical facility and is now in the Rock County jail. He’s being held there to avoid a conflict of interest because he was […]

Kenosha-area officials call for casino approval

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Leaders from southeastern Wisconsin and Democratic state lawmakers say Gov. Scott Walker should immediately approve the Menominee tribe’s proposed casino in Kenosha because it would put people back to work. They came together Wednesday to put pressure on Walker to approve the casino. The Bureau of Indian Affairs gave its OK […]

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Agriculture

Wisconsin increases Zone D bear quota

By: Bob Meyer Citing an increase in human-bear conflicts, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is increasing the quota in Zone D in Northwest Wisconsin.  Zone D covers all of Douglas, Bayfield, Burnett, and Washburn Counties and parts Polk, Barron, Rusk and Sawyer Counties. DNR Northern Wildlife Supervisor Mike Zeckmeister says they would like to […]

72-stall robotic rotary breaks ground in Wisconsin

72-stall robotic rotary breaks ground in Wisconsin

In late August, GEA Farm Technologies broke ground on the installation of DairyProQ, a milking system allowing farms to install individual, fully automatic robotic milking stall modules on a rotary parlor. The installation of the 72-stall DairyProQ rotary parlor is occurring at Mlsna East Town Dairy, Cashton, Wis. click image to zoom While DairyProQ prototypes […]

Take time to take precautions

By: Bob Meyer Marshfield Clinic says they found an estimated 12 cases of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, among 607 people screened at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days last week. National Farm Medicine Center director Dr. Matthew Keifer says, “Of all the cancers farmers are at risk for, skin cancer is the No. […]

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 […]

National News

Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

BOSTON (AP) – A Massachusetts man who was seriously injured in the Boston Marathon bombing has married a nurse who helped him recover. James Costello married Christa D’Agostino on Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Boston in front of about 160 guests. The Hyatt and other wedding vendors donated their services. A photograph of Costello with […]

Newborn found in trash on ventilator; Mom arrested

KEARNS, Utah (AP) – A newborn baby girl is expected to be in critical condition for several days after Utah police say her mother dumped her in a neighbor’s trash can in a Salt Lake City suburb. Unified Police Detective Jared Richardson said Wednesday the two-day-old girl was still on a ventilator and fighting for […]

Army IDs soldier who shot self at Virginia base

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Army has identified the soldier who barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia base and then fatally shot herself in the head. Fort Lee officials on Wednesday say it was 33-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Paula M. Walker of Yonkers, New York. She was a human resources specialist. Walker died […]

Military: Jet in Virginia crash based in Mass.

DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) – Military officials say the jet that crashed in western Virginia was an Air Force F-15C based in Massachusetts, and the pilot’s status is unknown. Pentagon spokesman Air Force Lt. Col. Tom Crosson says the pilot of the single-seat aircraft was with the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard. […]

State court: Workers’ comp OK for kickball injury

State court: Workers’ comp OK for kickball injury

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Have you ever been hurt in a company softball or kickball game? The South Carolina Supreme Court says you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. The court ruled Wednesday that Stephen Whigham, who was injured in a company kickball game, is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits because he was required to […]