Sports

Experienced, hungry Badgers look to replace Brust

Experienced, hungry Badgers look to replace Brust

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Badgers are back at practice and hungry to make another run to the Final Four. The team’s biggest question is replacing sharpshooting guard Ben Brust, who was a senior last season. Coach Bo Ryan could turn to forward Nigel Hayes, the Big Ten’s Sixth Man of the Year, or […]

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Wisconsin’s Gordon geared up for season’s 2nd half

Wisconsin’s Gordon geared up for season’s 2nd half

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – While Melvin Gordon might be back in the discussion as a Heisman Trophy hopeful, Wisconsin’s star running back is focused on a more important race. Northwestern’s loss over the weekend to Nebraska opened up the Badgers’ chances again of winning a Big Ten West division title and a trip to the […]

Packers rout Carolina 38-17, Rodgers has 3 TDs

Packers rout Carolina 38-17, Rodgers has 3 TDs

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Aaron Rodgers threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns, Randall Cobb torched the Carolina secondary for 121 yards receiving and the Green Bay Packers routed the Carolina Panthers 38-17 on Sunday. Sure-tackling Green Bay limited quarterback Cam Newton in the first half. The Packers scored touchdowns on their first three […]

Friday Night High School Football scores

Friday Night High School Football scores

Onalaska Luther at Viroqua-Vir 26-20 Westby at Black River Falls-BRF 37-0 Arcadia at G.E.T.-Arcadia 36-0 North Crawford at DeSoto-Desoto 32-8 Ithaca at KickapooIthica 35-0 Weston at Wauzeka-Weston 12-6 Seneca at Shullsburg-Shullsburg 61-14 non league Bangor at Brookwood-Bangor 44-8 Necedah at Cashton-Necedah 47-6 Royall at New Lisbon-New Lisbon 30-6 Hillsboro at Wonewoc Center-Hillsboro 47-27 Darlington at […]

Local News

17-year-old La Farge female extricated from vehicle after crash

17-year-old La Farge female extricated from vehicle after crash

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reports a single-vehicle crash occurred Monday at approximately 7:30 a.m. in the town of Stark. According to the Sheriff’s Office 17-year-old Sarah R. Wegner of rural La Farge was driving west on State Highway 82 just east of the village of La Farge when she traveled slightly onto the gravel […]

Crawford County Sheriff reports theft

Crawford County Sheriff reports theft

On Saturday, October 11, 2014 the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department investigated a theft on Thistle Lane in the Township of Seneca. A brush guard was stolen off of a 2010 Dodge truck. The brush guard has three and a half inch black tubing with a chrome grill that is dented and has a WI plate […]

Another marijuana operation busted in Vernon County

Another marijuana operation busted in Vernon County

Following a raid that netted a $250,000 marijuana operation at two locations in Vernon County last week investigators announced Monday the arrest of a 24-year-old Viroqua man for another marijuana plot following the execution of a search warrant earlier this month. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reports an outdoor marijuana growing operation that was discovered […]

Head on crash in Town of Kickapoo

Head on crash in Town of Kickapoo

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reports a two vehicle accident that occurred on Monday at approximately 5:08 p.m. on Peterson Road in the Town of Kickapoo. According to the Sheriff’s office a vehicle driven by Duane M. Schuck, 36, of LaFarge was was heading west coming over a knoll when he stated he could not […]

Identity of Monroe County man killed in tractor accident released

Identity of Monroe County man killed in tractor accident released

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department released the following statement on Monday. The subject who was killed in the Farm accident on Logwood Rd was Gale K. Burkhalter age 66 of Kendall Wis. The incident remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office.   Previous story – Monday, […]

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Obituaries

Roland “Bud” J. Whitney

Roland “Bud” James Whitney, age 75 of Viroqua passed away on Saturday, October 18th Funeral services will be held at 1:30p.m. on Sunday, October 26th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until the time of services on Sunday.

Agnes I. Davis

Agnes Imogene Davis, age 95 of Soldiers Grove passed away on Friday, October 17th Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, October 24th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday after 11a.m.

Marcella G. Swiggum

Marcella Geneva Swiggum, age 95 of Milwaukee, formerly of Rising Sun passed away on Thursday, October 16th Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. on Tuesday, October 21st at the Kickapoo United Lutheran Church. Friends may call on Monday, October 20th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua from 4 to 7p.m., and on Monday […]

John L. Kellogg

John Lewis Kellogg, age 80 of Stoddard, formerly of Viola passed away on Thursday, October 16th Memorial services will be held at 2p.m. on Saturday, October 25th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call on Saturday from noon until the service time at 2p.m.

Joyce E. Swenson

Joyce Emma Swenson, age 78 of Cashton passed away on Friday, October 17th Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, October 21st at 10a.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Cashton. Family and friends may call on Monday, October 20th from 5 to 8p.m. at the funeral home in Cashton, and again on Tuesday from […]

State

20 flu-related hospitalizations so far in October

20 flu-related hospitalizations so far in October

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State health officials say the flu season is off to a strong start in Wisconsin. State epidemiologist Thomas Haupt says influenza hospitalizations have been unexpectedly on the rise in October. Twenty people have been hospitalized in the past three weeks. Haupt tells WISN-TV one or two hospitalizations are common this time […]

Wisconsin Assembly Republicans looking to next session (AUDIO)

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network The election is still two weeks away, but Republicans in the state Assembly are already turning their attention to the next Legislative session. Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and fellow GOP lawmakers outlined their ‘Forward Agenda‘ Tuesday at the Capitol. Vos said “the centerpiece of our agenda is really making sure […]

County councils to release deer recommendations

County councils to release deer recommendations

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s newly created county deer councils are set to release their first recommendations on local herd sizes next month. Forming the councils was a key part of recommendations Texas researcher James Kroll came up with in 2012 to help the Department of Natural Resources improve deer management. The councils are scheduled […]

Assembly GOP unveils legislative priorities

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Assembly Republicans are outlining their priorities for the next legislative session, saying they plan to focus on regulatory reform, combatting public assistance fraud and finding new ways to pay for the state’s roads. They promised during a news conference Tuesday to continue reviewing administrative code with an eye toward cutting red […]

6th Congressional District candidates talk taxes

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – In the race for the only open House seat in Wisconsin this year, both 6th Congressional District candidates agree that the federal government needs to work on reducing the national debt. Democrat Mark Harris and Republican Glenn Grothman are also in agreement that the government should stop running budget deficits. But […]

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Agriculture

Recent rainfall delaying fall harvest

Recent rainfall delaying fall harvest

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn and soybean harvests are behind schedule, and this week’s wet weather is keeping Wisconsin farmers from catching up. The La Crosse Tribune reports crop progress data released by the department Tuesday show both corn and soybeans fall short of the five year averages. […]

USDA Invests $274,000 in 21 Wisconsin Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

USDA Invests $274,000 in 21 Wisconsin Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

STEVENS POINT, WI – USDA Rural Development funded 21 rural Wisconsin energy projects under the latest round of Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) funding.  Eleven of the projects are solar projects, continuing the Obama Administration’s “all-of-the-above” energy strategy.  It is the most recent of a series of USDA actions to strengthen the country’s energy sector. […]

Governor Scott Walker Kicks off World Dairy Expo with Ribbon Cutting for New Holland Pavilions at Alliant Energy Center

Governor Scott Walker Kicks off World Dairy Expo with Ribbon Cutting for New Holland Pavilions at Alliant Energy Center

Madison – Governor Scott Walker today made a stop at World Dairy Expo and participated in the ribbon cutting for the expansion and grand opening of the New Holland Pavilions, which also marks the kick-off of World Dairy Expo.  The $24 million project began in April following the Midwest Horse Fair. “World Dairy Expo draws […]

Wisconsin plant turns cow manure into electricity

Wisconsin plant turns cow manure into electricity

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) – A La Crosse-based health care network is completing a $14 million project that uses cow manure to produce electricity. Gundersen Health System was set to unveil the plant at GL Dairy Biogas Farm in conjunction with the World Dairy Expo on Monday morning. The La Crosse Tribune reports the company’s joint […]

Madison expo interpreters welcome foreign visitors

Madison expo interpreters welcome foreign visitors

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The World Dairy Expo is offering interpreters to help hundreds of international visitors feel at home in Madison. Ron Eustice, an interpreter who speaks six languages, tells the Wisconsin State Journal that his fellow volunteers try to make the expo’s foreign attendees feel more comfortable by using a language they understand […]

National News

Attorney: North Korean detainee was treated well

Attorney: North Korean detainee was treated well

WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) – The lawyer for an American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub says the man was treated well by the North Korean government and is in good health. Attorney Timothy Tepe says the family of detainee Jeffrey Fowle is overjoyed […]

Red Cross official: 6 months to contain Ebola

Red Cross official: 6 months to contain Ebola

BEIJING (AP) – A top Red Cross official says he is confident the Ebola epidemic can be contained within four to six months. The secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Elhadj As Sy, told a news conference in Beijing on Wednesday that the time frame is possible if […]

Democratic chair: Election is ‘neck and neck’

Democratic chair: Election is ‘neck and neck’

WASHINGTON (AP) – The head of the Democratic Party says the mid-term campaign for control of the Senate is “a neck and neck” situation. Florida Congresswoman Deborah Wasserman-Schultz says Nov. 4 isn’t a referendum on President Barack Obama. And she’s brushing off talk that endangered Democratic Senate incumbents are trying to avoid associating with President […]

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

DETROIT (AP) – The U.S. government is adding more than 3 million vehicles to a rare warning about faulty air bags that have the potential to kill or injure drivers or passengers in a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday put out a new list of vehicles, increasing the number from 4.7 […]

US consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in September

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices. The tiny gain was the latest evidence that inflation remains dormant. The Labor Department says consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in September after having falling 0.2 percent in August. […]