Sports

Pack rookie WR Adams hopes to help replace Jones

Pack rookie WR Adams hopes to help replace Jones

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers will be looking to replace the reliable production of receiver James Jones this season. He’s returning to Lambeau Field on Friday night as an Oakland Raider in a preseason game. It will be the first Packers’ home game second-round draft pick Davante Adams. He’s one of […]

Fiers and Brewers dominate Blue Jays in 6-1 win

Fiers and Brewers dominate Blue Jays in 6-1 win

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Mike Fiers pitched seven dominant innings and Jonathan Lucroy and Aramis Ramirez each hit two doubles as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 on Tuesday night. Fiers held the Blue Jays to two hits and one run and retired the final 18 batters he faced. He struck out six […]

No. 14 Badgers won’t unveil starting QB until LSU

No. 14 Badgers won’t unveil starting QB until LSU

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – No. 14 Wisconsin won’t officially announce its starting quarterback until the season opener on Aug. 30 against No. 13 LSU. Coach Gary Andersen made the announcement Monday following the team’s second scrimmage. Andersen said that returning starter Joel Stave and challenger Tanner McEvoy had solid efforts in a scrimmage that included […]

Self-serve beer proposed for Miller Park

Self-serve beer proposed for Miller Park

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Self-serve beer could be on its way to Miller Park. Milwaukee Sportservice has filed an application with the city to install two beer vending machines at the Milwaukee Brewers ballpark. The self-serve machines debuted at Target Field in Minneapolis in time for the All-Star Game. Users buy a card they can scan […]

Packers may be looking for tackle help

Packers may be looking for tackle help

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network Derek Sherrod had put himself in front of the pack for the Green Bay Packers swing-tackle job after a solid performance in the preseason opener at Tennessee.  But Sherrod’s lack of speed was exposed in last Saturday’s 21-7 victory over the Rams in St. Louis.  That could leave the Packers looking for […]

Local News

Missing Crawford County girl found safe

On August 18th, 2014 at approximately 9:30 p.m. the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing 16 year old female in Bridgeport Township, Crawford County.  The report from the family was that the girl had gone out for a run at approx. 4 p.m. and didn’t arrive at her destination. The family […]

Motion for new homicide trial to be heard Sept. 4

Motion for new homicide trial to be heard Sept. 4

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The new attorney for a Minnesota man convicted of killing a father and son at a La Crosse photography store argues his client’s previous lawyers failed him when jurors were selected during his trial. Jeffrey Lepsch’s attorney, Steven Zaleski, says the previous lawyers failed to eliminate three jurors who reached […]

Motorcyclist injured in Monroe County crash

Motorcyclist injured in Monroe County crash

Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin reports a two-vehicle crash that resulted in the injuries to one party. On Monday, at approximately 2:30 pm the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a two vehicle crash on State Hwy 16 and Cty Hwy A. A vehicle driven by Lisa Frazier, 51, of Tomah was stopped at […]

Crash kills 3 people Trempealeau County

Crash kills 3 people Trempealeau County

ARCADIA, Wis. (AP) – Authorities are investigating a crash that killed three people in Trempealeau County of western Wisconsin. Sheriff Richard Anderson says an eastbound SUV and a westbound minivan collided on Highway 95 between Arcadia and Blair around 7:30 a.m. Monday. The van caught fire. The driver of the SUV, who was alone in […]

Dubuque man suffers serious injuries in Crawford motorcycle crash

Dubuque man suffers serious injuries in Crawford motorcycle crash

On Sunday at 3:50 pm the Crawford County dispatch center was notified of a motorcycle crash on State Hwy 171 about 2/10ths mile east of Gays Mills. Donald Galle, 58, of Dubuque, IA was driving a motorcycle west on the Orchard Hill, negotiating a curve when he lost control of the cycle, slid across the […]

Travel Wisconsin

Obituaries

Elaine Stussy

Elaine Stussy, age 74 of Cuba City passed away on Tuesday, August 19th Memorial service will be at 1pm on Saturday, August 23rd at the Kickapoo United Lutheran Church in Soldiers Grove, a celebration of life picnic will follow at the Soldiers Grove Park.

Howard J. Holen

Howard Jerrold Holen, age 92 of Westby passed away on Monday, August 18th Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Thursday, August 21st at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the church from 10am until the time of service at 11

Janet Oneal

Janet Oneal, age 80 of Viroqua passed away on Sunday, August 17th Memorial service will be Saturday, August 30th at 11am at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Visitation will be from 10am until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Mary R. Weber

Mary R. Weber, age 68 of Cashton passed away on Thursday, August 14th A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 18th at 10:30am at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, in Middle Ridge. Family and friends are invited for a celebration of Mary’s life, Sunday, August 17th from 1 to 5pm with a […]

Diana L. Lewis

Diana L. Lewis, age 50 of Westby passed away on Monday, August 11th A visitation will be held from 4 to 7pm on Tuesday, August 19th at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby.  

State

Man charged with threatening Pine River tubers

Man charged with threatening Pine River tubers

Wisconsin Radio Network Charges have been filed against a man accused of threatening tubers on the Pine River Oxbow in Florence County earlier this month. According to the sheriff’s department, 70-year-old Gary Bovee pointed a shotgun at a group of tubers floating on the river in and told them the river belonged to him and […]

Advocacy group works to end domestic abuse among teens

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network One in three teens is affected by dating violence, yet 81 percent of teens’ parents don’t believe it’s an issue, especially in the lives of their children. That’s according to Patti Seger, executive director of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. She says there are great consequences for failure to recognize and […]

State releases regulations for 2014 wolf hunt

State releases regulations for 2014 wolf hunt

Wisconsin Radio Network The latest hunting and trapping regulations for Wisconsin have been released, including the upcoming wolf season. DNR’s Wildlife Regulations Policy Specialist Scott Loomans says not much has changed for wolf hunters this fall. “There have not been any significant regulation changes this year, and actually the season dates are the same as previous […]

Avery wants federal lawsuit dismissed

Avery wants federal lawsuit dismissed

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) – The man imprisoned for killing a 25-year-old photographer on his family property near Mishicot in 2005 wants his federal civil rights lawsuit dismissed. Steven Avery sued several public officials in 2012, claiming he was subjected to unreasonable search and seizures and was denied his free speech rights while being held in […]

UW wants $95 million more in next state budget

UW wants $95 million more in next state budget

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – University of Wisconsin System officials want Gov. Scott Walker to give them another $95.2 million in tax dollars in the next state budget. System officials say they need the money to fund the new Talent Development Initiative, a plan designed to create science and technology jobs, boost graduation numbers, place more […]

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Agriculture

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 […]

Implementing the Farm Bill

Implementing the Farm Bill

By: Bob Meyer Wisconsin’s USDA Farm Service Agency director Brad Pfaff is making the rounds at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, talking to farmers about the 2014 Farm Bill being implemented right now.  The top priority for Pfaff is to get dairy farmers informed about the new Margin Protection Program.  FSA and University of Wisconsin-Extension are […]

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days set to begin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The 31st annual Wisconsin Farm Technology Days is set to begin this week. The event is scheduled to start Tuesday and run through Thursday in Stevens Point. About 80,000 people are expected to attend. On tap are field demonstrations, exhibits on healthy living, woodcarving, women in agriculture, quilting and gardening. The […]

Another record sale at the Wisconsin State Fair

By: Bob Meyer One day after Governor Scott Walker presided over a record-setting Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction, he spurred-on bidders at the 46th annual Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction.  When the gavel came down on Wednesday evening; they had sold 25 animals for a record $313,350.  That breaks the previous high $255,400 set back in […]

National News

Obama says US won’t stop confronting Islamic State extremists despite journalist’s killing

Obama says US won’t stop confronting Islamic State extremists despite journalist’s killing

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) – President Barack Obama is vowing that the United States “will be relentless” in its fight with Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq. Calling for a global response to the group that now controls territory in both Iraq and Syria, Obama is condemning the group’s execution of James […]

Democratic women teaming up in key Senate states

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Democratic women are teaming up to raise campaign cash in key states that will help decide the Senate majority. Incumbent senators and hopefuls formed the Blue Senate 2014 joint fundraising committee on Aug. 13. The candidates involved are Sen. Kay Hagan in North Carolina, Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana, Sen. Jeanne […]

Water intake resumes after Ohio River oil spill

CINCINNATI (AP) – Ohio and Kentucky water districts have resumed taking water from the Ohio River after a fuel oil spill led them to stop doing so. The Greater Cincinnati Water Works and the Northern Kentucky Water District stopped pumping drinking water from the river because of the fuel oil spill at a Duke Energy […]

More evacuations likely to be lifted in fire near Yosemite that forced about 1,000 from homes

OAKHURST, Calif. (AP) – California fire officials say residents who evacuated their home because of a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park should be allowed to return later today. The flames drove about 1,000 people from their homes in the Madera County community of Oakhurst. Firefighters now have the blaze about 40 percent contained. It […]

Protesters demand new prosecutor for Ferguson case

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – A small group of protesters has gathered outside a suburban St. Louis building where a grand jury is expected to convene to consider possible charges against the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. The roughly two dozen protesters chanted, prayed and held signs outside the St. Louis County […]