Sports

Brewers knock off Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings

Brewers knock off Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Carlos Gomez walked, stole second and third and scored the go-ahead run on a bloop hit by rookie Hector Gomez in the 12th inning as the Milwaukee Brewers ended the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals’ three-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory Tuesday night. Brandon Kintzler got the last out in […]

WIAA Prep Football Rankings

WIAA Prep Football Rankings

(AP) – Here is The Associated Press high school football poll. The poll includes first-place votes in parentheses, season record, total points and last week?s ranking, as voted upon by a statewide panel of sports writers. Teams are arranged in three divisions of equal size based on current enrollments Large Division School Record Points Last […]

Jets OC takes blame for timeout that negated TD

Jets OC takes blame for timeout that negated TD

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) – New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg takes full blame for the timeout call that negated a tying touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Mornhinweg said Monday that he tried to get coach Rex Ryan’s attention on the sideline on the fourth-and-4 play from the Packers 36 with […]

Rested No. 19 Badgers look to get Gordon going

Rested No. 19 Badgers look to get Gordon going

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin is rested after a bye week and ready to get star tailback Melvin Gordon going again. Gordon was held to 38 yards on 17 carries two weekends ago in the 19th-ranked Badgers’ 37-3 win over Western Illinois after the lower-division school stacked the box. Gordon said Monday that he even […]

NFL: Domestic violence experts added as advisers

NFL: Domestic violence experts added as advisers

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL says three experts in domestic violence will serve as senior advisers to the league. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams Monday announcing that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith will “help lead and shape the NFL’s policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault.” […]

Local News

Monroe County deputy saves 79-year-old woman from submerged car

Monroe County deputy saves 79-year-old woman from submerged car

A Monroe County Sheriff’s deputy is being recognized for his actions that likely saved the life of a 79-year-old woman whose vehicle went off the road and was submerged in a pond. According to the Juneau County Sheriff’s office on Monday at 10:42 a.m., they received a call from a frantic female who told them […]

Most school districts in our area make the grade in second year of report cards

Most school districts in our area make the grade in second year of report cards

A majority of Wisconsin schools and school districts meet or exceedexpectations for student achievement, according to the annual report card from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. DPI says 88.3 percent of schools and 98.1 percent of districts had scores that met expectations or better. The report card evaluates schools and districts on achievement and […]

Sparta wedding disrupted by fight

Sparta wedding disrupted by fight

Sparta police are reporting that on September 6th, at 10:23 pm, officers responded to a fight outside Club 16 involving several members of a wedding party. Officers arrived and saw Joshua M. Bray, 25, of Boscobel, running north across Wisconsin Street. Witnesses stated Bray had been starting problems inside Club 16.  According to witnesses, Bray got […]

Caught in the Net: Cast announced for UW-Richland Theatre fall farce

Caught in the Net: Cast announced for UW-Richland Theatre fall farce

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Pictures from the 2014 Vernon County Fair

Pictures from the 2014 Vernon County Fair

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Obituaries

Betty Lou Thompson

Betty Lou Thompson, age 84  passed away on Friday, September 12th Private family services will be held at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua with burial in the Viroqua Cemetery.

Keith L. Mills

Keith LaVerne Mills, age 82 of Viroqua passed away on Wednesday, September 10th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, September 15th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 5 to 7pm.

Effie E. Peterson

Effie E. Peterson, age 100 of Cashton passed away on Wednesday, September 10th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, September 13th at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Norwalk. Family and friends may call from 10am until the time of services at the church.

Harriet C. Hulsether

Harriet C. Hulsether, age 84 of Viroqua passed away on Tuesday, September 9th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, September 13th at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua. Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 7pm at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua, and at the church on Saturday from 10am […]

Roger Peterson

Roger Peterson, age 83 of Viroqua passed away on Thursday, September 4th A Memorial Service will be held at 1pm an Monday, September 8th at the Bethel Lutheran Church in rural Viroqua. Visitation will be from 11:30am until the time of service at the church.

State

Christie to campaign for Walker in Wisconsin

Christie to campaign for Walker in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is coming to Wisconsin to campaign for fellow Republican Gov. Scott Walker later this month. A spokesman for the Republican Governors Association confirmed Wednesday that Christie was coming on Sept. 29, but said details of the visit are still being worked out. A spokeswoman for Walker’s […]

Person of interest in custody in Dodge Co. death

TOWN OF FOX LAKE, Wis. (AP) – The Milwaukee woman wanted for questioning in the death of a Dodge County man is in custody. Sheriff’s deputies say the 30-year-old woman turned herself in to Milwaukee police Tuesday. Investigators say the woman was one of the last people with Michael Soeller before he was found dead […]

Hail causes lasting damage for some apple growers

Hail causes lasting damage for some apple growers

STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) – The effects of hail storm in Door County two months ago are lasting. Apples are rotting on the branches at Fellner Orchards in the Town of Sevastopol, just north of Sturgeon Bay. Grower Bob Fellner says he lost 60 acres of apples that he can’t even sell for juice. He […]

Wisconsin historical site plans fall celebration

Wisconsin historical site plans fall celebration

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin historical site is planning a fall celebration complete with a wagon ride, pumpkin carving and scary stories. Wade House will host the celebration on Oct. 11 and Oct. 12. The agenda includes a two-mile, open-air horse-drawn wagon ride; pumpkin and turnip carving, hot cider, information about the origins of […]

Man owing $250K in child support pleads not guilty

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A man who owes $250,000 in Wisconsin child support has pleaded not guilty to charges he failed to pay child support. Forty-eight-year-old Raul Cardona appeared in Milwaukee County court on Monday. Cardona was arrested last month at a private golf course in Los Angeles. He is charged with 10 felony counts of […]

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Agriculture

The evolving robotic milker

The evolving robotic milker

By: Bob Meyer The use of robotic milking machines is gaining popularity in the dairy industry.  Some see the robots as a way to keep their herd small yet not be tied to milking those cows every day.  Others see the robots as a reliable replacement for hard-to-find dependable labor.  There are farms with one […]

Vernon County Farm Bureau to hold annual meeting in La Farge

Members of the Vernon County Farm Bureau will hold their annual meeting on Monday, September 22nd at 7:30pm at the Rockton Tavern in La Farge. All Farm Bureau members are encouraged to attend this important meeting to help create policy resolutions and vote in elections for county board directors. Also being selected will be the […]

The rains have come to Wisconsin

By: Bob Meyer What a difference a couple of weeks can make.  Two weeks ago, Wisconsin farmers were getting quite concerned about how dry it was getting in the Badger State.  And then it rained…and rained…and rained!  In the last week: Vernon County reporting 3 inches of rain, Portage County had over 4, Buffalo County […]

NCR-SARE grants available

By: Bob Meyer The 2015 North Central Region – Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) Farmer Rancher Grant Call for Proposals is now available. Farmers and ranchers in the North Central region are invited to submit grant proposals to explore sustainable agriculture solutions to problems on the farm or ranch. Proposals should show how […]

USDA Wisconsin Farm Service offering Margin Protection Program for producers

USDA Wisconsin Farm Service offering Margin Protection Program for producers

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 28 2014 — USDA Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Brad Pfaff, announced today that starting Sept. 2, 2014, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between […]

National News

Pacific storm starts pushing rain into Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) – Rain is falling in much of Arizona as the remnants of Tropical Storm Odile move across the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Lee Carlaw in Tucson says overnight accumulations in southern Arizona range from a third of an inch to 2 inches. Carlaw says some normally dry washes had flows late Tuesday […]

Crews battle California fire’s explosive growth

WEED, Calif. (AP) – Hundreds of additional firefighters have been dispatched to a fast-growing wildfire in Northern California as crews continue to mop up another blaze that tore through a small town. More than 2,500 firefighters were battling the blaze near the town of Pollock Pines, about 60 miles east of Sacramento, on Wednesday, up […]

US homebuilder confidence soars in September

US homebuilder confidence soars in September

UNDATED (AP) – U.S. homebuilders’ confidence in the market for new, single-family homes surged this month to the highest level in nearly nine years. The brighter outlook reflects growing optimism that sales will rise over the next six months, spurring growth in home construction. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index rose […]

US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August

US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell. It was the latest evidence that inflation remains under control. The Labor Department says consumer prices edged down 0.2 percent last month following a tiny 0.1 percent […]

Senate: China hacked military contractor networks

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate investigators are blaming China for nearly two dozen successful hacker break-ins of computer networks belonging to Pentagon contractors. A yearlong investigation announced Wednesday by the Senate Armed Services Committee identified at least 50 intrusions since 2012 against unspecified contractors working for the U.S. Transportation Command, or Transcom. It said at least […]