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Packers continue Lambeau neighborhood land buys

Packers continue Lambeau neighborhood land buys

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers latest purchase of property around Lambeau Field is the Road Star Inn. The hotel is among a growing number of properties in the team’s portfolio. The hotel’s general manager Andrew Schroepfer tells WLUK-TV the hotel will close in about a month. With the purchase, the Packers […]

Brother of Packers coach Mike McCarthy dies in Pennsylvania

Brother of Packers coach Mike McCarthy dies in Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The younger brother of Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy has died. A spokeswoman for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, says 47-year-old Joseph McCarthy died Wednesday morning at a hospital in McCandless in western Pennsylvania. Spokeswoman Amie Downs says the report from the Medical Examiner’s Office stated that Joseph McCarthy was taken to the […]

Kaminsky, No. 6 Wisconsin rout No. 25 Iowa 82-50

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Frank Kaminsky had 13 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 6 Wisconsin relied on tough defense to rout No. 25 Iowa 82-50 on Tuesday night. Sam Dekker added 17 points and eight boards for the Badgers (17-2, 5-1 Big Ten), who won their second straight since losing starting point guard Traevon […]

Brewers trade Yovani Gallardo to Rangers

Brewers trade Yovani Gallardo to Rangers

UNDATED (AP) – Pitcher Yovani Gallardo has been traded by the Milwaukee Brewers to the Texas Rangers for three players and cash. Gallardo was 8-11 last year with a 3.51 ERA in 32 starts last season and 89-64 with a 3.69 ERA in an eight-year career with Milwaukee. Infielder Luis Sardinas, and right-handers Corey Knebel […]

Idina Menzel, John Legend to sing before Super Bowl XLIX

Idina Menzel, John Legend to sing before Super Bowl XLIX

NEW YORK (AP) – “Frozen” star Idina Menzel will sing the national anthem before the Super Bowl kicks off next month. The NFL announced Friday that John Legend will perform “America the Beautiful” before Super Bowl XLIX at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. It will air on NBC. Menzel has had a […]

Local News

Lancaster woman who bought $30,000 SUV from local dealer victim of vehicle “cloning”

Lancaster woman who bought $30,000 SUV from local dealer victim of vehicle “cloning”

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is warning consumers to be careful when buying a used vehicle, especially one that’s priced “too good to be true.” The accompanying video describes one such incident. An innocent woman in Lancaster, Wisc., bought a used GMC Denali for $30,000 and for the last two years she has been […]

Local farmers attend soils seminar

Local farmers attend soils seminar

CASHTON, Wis. – Western Technical College’s Farm Business and Production Management program and 70 local farmers gathered in Cashton on January 16 to welcome nationally known soil expert, Jay Fuhrer. “It is great that this many farmers are willing to take time out of their busy schedule to learn something new,” said Dona Goede, instructor […]

Kickapoo Valley Reserve changes policy on “fat tire” bikes

Kickapoo Valley Reserve changes policy on “fat tire” bikes

According to a press release from the Kickapoo Valley Reserve (KVR) sent out today the reserve will now allow fat tire bikes on a portion of the reserve on a trial basis this winter.  The fat tire bikes are non-motorized, pedal bikes with tires of 3 ¾ inches wide or wider. The area open to the […]

Lawmakers call for hearings on VA pain management

Lawmakers call for hearings on VA pain management

TOMAH, Wis. (AP) – Some Wisconsin and Minnesota lawmakers are calling for congressional hearings after allegations of overmedication at the VA Medical Center in Tomah. U.S. Reps. Ron Kind of Wisconsin and Tim Walz of Minnesota on Thursday urged the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to examine the pain-management practices of VA medical centers nationwide. […]

Sen. Tammy Baldwin defends actions in Tomah VA investigation

Sen. Tammy Baldwin defends actions in Tomah VA investigation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Sen. Tammy Baldwin is responding to an accusation that she didn’t do enough to bring attention to overprescription of opiates at the VA Medical Center in Tomah. Baldwin’s office received a report on the problems in August from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ inspector general. Baldwin shared the report with a […]


Obituaries

Marcia Elaine (McHargue) Meshbesher

Marcia Elaine (McHargue) Meshbesher

Marcia Elaine (McHargue) Meshbesher, 73, finally met the one thing she couldn’t fix, fundraise, cook, or quilt her way through. She died peacefully after a short battle with pancreatic cancer on Sunday, January 12th, 2015. Marcia was born in Central City, Nebraska to Don and Lucille (Martin) McHargue. Growing up, she helped raise her siblings […]

Danny Rabold

Danny Rabold, age 69 of Necedah passed away on Wednesday, December 31st Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 3rd at the St. James Lutheran Church in Necedah. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service.

Harry E. Rego

Harry E. Rego, age 76 of Ontario passed away on Monday, December 29th Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 3rd at 11 a.m. at the Grace Community Church in Ontario. Family and friends may call on Friday, January 2nd from 3 to 7 p.m. at the church in Ontario, and from 10 a.m. until […]

Richard E. “Dick” Bakken

Richard E. “Dick” Bakken, age 88 of La Crosse passed away on Sunday, December 28th Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 3rd at the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in La Crosse. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.

Annastasia Bentley

Annastasia Bentley, age 88 passed away on Friday, December 26th A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, December 31st at St. Johns Church in Patch Grove. Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service at noon.

State

Women gamblers on the rise in Wisconsin

Women gamblers on the rise in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Radio Network More women in Wisconsin are running up gambling debts. Rose Gruber of the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling says, since the group opened a gambling help line in 1996, calls from men have seen a 32 percent increase, while the number of female callers is up 91 percent. She says most of […]

Woman charged with stealing puppy from Milwaukee yard

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A 20-year-old woman accused of stealing a 3-month-old Chihuahua from the yard of a Milwaukee pet owner has been charged with felony theft. According to a criminal complaint, Jessica Setzer took the puppy from the south side home on Jan. 14 and ran off. Owner Antonio Herrera says he noticed the dog […]

5-year-old Milwaukee boy recovering after house fire

5-year-old Milwaukee boy recovering after house fire

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A 5-year-old Milwaukee boy found unresponsive in a house fire two weeks ago is recovering from his injuries at a local hospital. Emmanuel Onukwugha was rescued by firefighters on Jan. 14 from a blaze on the city’s northwest side. Officials said the boy was revived after he was found unconscious and not […]

Man dies after vehicle goes through Lake Winnebago ice

Man dies after vehicle goes through Lake Winnebago ice

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – A 40-year-old Sussex man has died after his vehicle fell through the ice on Lake Winnebago. Emergency crews were called just before 7 a.m. Sunday to the lake about two miles east of Oshkosh’s Merritt Street boat landing. The operator of an all-terrain vehicle called for help after watching the vehicle […]

Wisconsin Assembly passes Supreme Court amendment

Wisconsin Assembly passes Supreme Court amendment

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a constitutional amendment that would rework how state Supreme Court justices pick their leader. The Wisconsin Constitution states that the justice with the most seniority is the chief justice. But the court’s conservative majority has been chafing under the leadership of liberal-leaning Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson. […]


Agriculture

Local farmers attend soils seminar

Local farmers attend soils seminar

CASHTON, Wis. – Western Technical College’s Farm Business and Production Management program and 70 local farmers gathered in Cashton on January 16 to welcome nationally known soil expert, Jay Fuhrer. “It is great that this many farmers are willing to take time out of their busy schedule to learn something new,” said Dona Goede, instructor […]

U.S. milk production up for the month, quarter and year

U.S. milk production up for the month, quarter and year

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Milk production in the U.S. in December totaled 17.3 billion pounds up 3.1 percent compared to December of 2013. The nation’s dairy herd was at 9.3 million cows up 100,000 head from a year ago.  Production per cow averaged 1,862 pounds, a 37-pound increase over December of 2013. Milk production in the […]

The push for more organic milk producers

The push for more organic milk producers

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Packaged fluid milk sales in November totaled 4.2 billion pounds down 6 percent from November of 2013. Conventional milk sales were down 6.5 percent while organic milk sales were up 4.2 percent in November compared to a year ago. Total organic milk product sales in October were 215 million pounds up 10.7 […]

California unveils strict rules on pesticide

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Officials say farmers in California now have to abide by the nation’s strictest rules for a widely used pesticide. Brian Leahy, director of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, said Tuesday that the heightened rules will protect farmworkers and people who live near the fields. The pesticide, chloropicrin, is injected into […]

Cashton farmers honored for conservation work

Cashton farmers honored for conservation work

  Jack and Pat Herricks of Cashton were honored at meeting in Wisconsin Dells on Decemeber 7  for their conservation work. Back in November the Sand County Foundation and Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation announced Herricks Dairy Farm was the recipient of Wisconsin’s Leopold Conservation Award®.  The award honors Wisconsin landowner achievement in voluntary stewardship and management of […]

National News

New Jersey’s Christie launches political action committee

New Jersey’s Christie launches political action committee

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is taking the first step toward a presidential run in 2016. The Wall Street Journal reports that he’s launching a political action committee to raise money for a potential campaign. Christie’s move was widely expected. It comes after months of preparation for a White House campaign, […]

Lawsuit against Boy Scouts could reveal sex abuse claims

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) – Opening statements begin today in Santa Barbara, California court in a negligence lawsuit a 20-year-old man has filed against the Boy Scouts. The man says he was molested by a Boy Scout volunteer in 2007, and he says the Scouts were negligent in failing to warn parents and volunteers about […]

Doctors’ group warns against kids and medical marijuana

Doctors’ group warns against kids and medical marijuana

CHICAGO (AP) – The nation’s most influential group of pediatricians says medical marijuana for children should only be used if there’s no other treatment option. Some parents insist that medical marijuana has cured their kids’ troublesome seizures or led to other improvements. But the American Academy of Pediatrics says there’s virtually no hard proof that […]

Couple is missing after long drive to meet Craigslist seller

Couple is missing after long drive to meet Craigslist seller

ATLANTA (AP) – A Georgia couple is missing after driving across the state to check out a classic car advertised on Craigslist, and police say the man who last had phone contact with them faces charges. Investigators have obtained warrants for 28-year-old Ronnie Adrian “Jay” Towns on charges of giving false statements and criminal attempt […]

About 12,000 in West Virginia without water due to spill

About 12,000 in West Virginia without water due to spill

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) – A diesel fuel spill has left about 12,000 people in southeastern West Virginia without drinking water. The city of Lewisburg says an estimated 3,975 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into a tributary of the Greenbrier River late Friday night when a tanker truck overturned on Route 92. Lewisburg Public Works director […]