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Pack prez hopes Favre returns for game this year

Pack prez hopes Favre returns for game this year

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers painted a rosy forecast to shareholders of the future of the NFL’s only publicly-owned franchise. The team remains a strong contender, while the franchise appears in strong financial health. The wait for season tickets remains long. Players report for training camp Friday. Preseason is usually when […]

Garza rebounds from poor outing, Brewers win 9-1

Garza rebounds from poor outing, Brewers win 9-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Matt Garza allowed two hits over eight innings to rebound from a horrendous outing and Ryan Braun hit one of three homers for the Milwaukee Brewers in a 9-1 victory Thursday night. Jonathan Lucroy and Khris Davis also connected for the Brewers, who took a 6-0 lead after three innings against Dillon […]

Brewers 3B Ramirez plays 2,000th major league game

Brewers 3B Ramirez plays 2,000th major league game

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Aramis Ramirez is playing his 2,000th major league game right back where it all started. Ramirez made his debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 26, 1998, at old Milwaukee County Stadium at age 19. On Wednesday, the Brewers third baseman became the 14th active player to reach 2,000 games when he […]

Reynolds homers twice, Brewers top Reds 5-1

Reynolds homers twice, Brewers top Reds 5-1

UNDATED (AP) – Mark Reynolds homered twice to help the Milwaukee Brewers swept the three-game series from the Cincinnati Reds with a 5-1 win on Wednesday. Kyle Lohse pitched 6 2-3 strong innings to hand the Reds their sixth straight loss since the All-Star break. Lohse walked two, struck out three and allowed four hits, […]

Local News

Man killed in six car I-90 crash identified

Man killed in six car I-90 crash identified

LA CROSSE, Wis.- The La Crosse County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the identification of the victim involved in the vehicle accident July 24th on Interstate 90 as that of 29-year-old Jason Songer from La Crescent MN. The accident is under investigation by the State Patrol.   Previous story  TOWN OF CAMPBELL, Wis. – One […]

2014 Fairest of the Fair Contest/Ferris Wheel Breakfast

Two contestants will compete for the 2014 Fairest of the Fair crown and reign over this year’s Vernon County Fair, September 10-14. The winner will be Vernon County’s representative at the Wisconsin Association of Fairs contest in January. The contestants will be interviewed by a panel of three judges to consider their speaking ability, personality […]

Vernon Memorial Hospital breaks ground for La Farge Clinic

Vernon Memorial Hospital breaks ground for La Farge Clinic

The sun was shining on the community of La Farge Wednesday in more ways then one way. It was a perfect summer day and Vernon Memorial Hospital held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new clinic that will serve that community for years to come. It is a facility that has been in the planning for […]

State Senator Shilling named Outstanding Legislator by Counties Association

State Senator Shilling named Outstanding Legislator by Counties Association

State Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) was honored recently by the Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) with a “WCA Outstanding Legislator Award” for her work on behalf of county government during the 2013-2014 Legislative Session. “As a member of the Joint Committee on Finance, Senator Shilling has been a real supporter of county issues this past […]

1 person seriously injured in motorcycle crash

1 person seriously injured in motorcycle crash

Editors note: We previously identified Mr. Crohn as female as the press release did not specify if Dana referred to a male or female. We apologize for the mistake. 63-year-old Dana G. Crohn of rural Camp Douglas was seriously injured when he tried to avoid a deer with his motorcycle Wednesday night.  According to Monroe County […]


Obituaries

Clifford Mikkelson

Clifford Mikkelson, age 96 of rural Soldiers Grove passed away on Wednesday, July 23rd Funeral Services will be held at 12 noon on Monday, July 228th at Mt. Sterling Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 11am until the time of service on Monday at the church.

Doris Olson

Doris Olson, age 90 of Westby passed away on Wednesday, July 23rd A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 26th at 3pm

Betty Clark

Betty Clark, age 75 of Cashton passed away on Wednesday, July 23rd Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Saturday, July 26th at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Westby. Visitation will be from 4 to 6pm on Friday, July 25th at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby, and from 10am until the time of […]

Michelle L. Bakkestuen

Michelle Lea Bakkestuen, age 34 of Davenport, Iowa passed away on July 13th A memorial service will be held at a later date

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 […]

State

Mayfly swarms captured on radar

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Mayflies have begun hatching in the Mississippi River, emerging from the water in swarms that show up like thunderstorms on weather radar. The massive mayfly swarms coat roads and other surfaces and leave behind a slimy mess. The National Weather Service captured a swarm on radar Sunday night as flies emerged from […]

Wisconsin cranberry growers set record

Wisconsin cranberry growers set record

Wisconsin Radio Network Wisconsin will retain its title as the top cranberry producer in America. In a U.S. Department of Agriculture report just released, Wisconsin set a record last fall by harvesting 6.02 million barrels of cranberries, which was 25% more than the year before. Wisconsin produced 67% of the nation’s supply, more than three […]

Madison proposes 2 sites for immigrant children

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The city of Madison has proposed two sites to federal officials looking for places to house unaccompanied children crossing into the United States on the Mexican border. Immigration officials have been overwhelmed by tens of thousands of children fleeing from gang violence in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. They have asked […]

7th Circuit revives lead paint lawsuit

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A federal appeals court has revived a lead paint lawsuit in Wisconsin, which could also reactivate more than 170 other lead poisoning cases. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a ruling by a federal judge in Wisconsin’s Eastern District who in 2010 threw out a case involving a Milwaukee boy […]

Wisconsin mink production up 8 percent last year

Wisconsin mink production up 8 percent last year

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin continues to lead the nation in the production of mink pelts, accounting for one in three U.S. pelts last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Wisconsin produced 1.13 million mink pelts last year. That was up almost 8 percent from in 2011, the last year for which figures were […]

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

Obama aide says impeachment threat taken seriously

Obama aide says impeachment threat taken seriously

WASHINGTON (AP) – One of President Barack Obama’s top advisers says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicans could pursue impeachment of the president. Senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer told reporters Friday that the GOP has already “opened the door for impeachment” by contemplating suing the president over his use of […]

Judge drops 1 of 5 defendants from 9/11 Gitmo case

MIAMI (AP) – A military judge has ruled that one of five prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay naval base charged in the Sept. 11 attack should be tried separately from his co-defendants. Army Col. James Pohl says Thursday’s ruling that Ramzi Binalshibh should get a separate war crimes trial because legal issues that apply only […]

Central American leaders convening at White House

Central American leaders convening at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is inviting Central American leaders to the White House today to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S. He’s hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border. Obama will host presidents of […]

Calif. dolls were meant to spread cheer, not chill

Calif. dolls were meant to spread cheer, not chill

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) – Authorities in Orange County, California say the person who left porcelain dolls on the doorsteps of several families wanted to spread cheer, not to creep them out. The sheriff’s department says the dolls were dressed in nightgowns and lace dresses and were left at about eight homes in a San […]

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

CHICAGO (AP) – Fast food workers from around the country will gather this weekend in Chicago to discuss how to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation. About 1,300 workers are expected at a convention in suburban Chicago today and Saturday. They say they can’t provide for their family on minimum wage and […]