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Packers fans caught in Super Bowl ticket mess still waiting

Packers fans caught in Super Bowl ticket mess still waiting

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The National Football League continues to make good on the Super Bowl ticket debacle four years ago in Texas. Pete D’Amico, of Ellison Bay, and his son were among the hundreds of fans who had tickets to that game, but were initially turned away because temporary seating at Cowboys Stadium […]

Aaron Rodgers “off the field” work makes him true MVP

Aaron Rodgers “off the field” work makes him true MVP

There are lots of great examples of professional athletes doing things to give back to their communities and show their appreciation for for the success they enjoy. The “pay it forward” concept is not new but this series of stories about some of the things Aaron Rodgers has done, and is doing, is truly amazing. […]

Packers sign punter Cody Mandell

Packers sign punter Cody Mandell

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers have signed punter Cody Mandell. The team announced the transaction Monday. Mandell, a 6-foot-2, 217-pound first-year player out of Alabama, appeared in 52 games for the Crimson Tide after joining the team as a walk-on in 2010. For his career, Mandell averaged 42.6 yards per punt […]

Brewers’ Ryan Braun hopeful with spring training near

Brewers’ Ryan Braun hopeful with spring training near

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun says his right hand feels significantly better following an offseason procedure to fix nerve damage near his thumb. The veteran slugger said Sunday that he started hitting a little earlier than he usually does in the offseason. Braun had a procedure known as cryotherapy in early October […]

Local News

Body of missing man found on river bank

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (AP) – The body of a missing La Crosse man has been found on the banks of the Wisconsin River. Wisconsin Dells police say a kayaker found the man’s body Thursday afternoon under a rocky cliff near the Kilbourn dam. Authorities say injuries to John Dwyer’s body appear to be consistent with […]

Update-Killer of Platteville cab driver sentenced to 50 years

Update-Killer of Platteville cab driver sentenced to 50 years

UPDATE: LANCASTER, Wis. (AP) – A Dubuque man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison and 18 years of supervised release for robbing, kidnapping and killing a Platteville taxi driver. The Telegraph Herald reports 26-year-old Tommy L. Johnson Jr. was sentenced Thursday in Lancaster, Wisconsin, on charges of kidnapping, armed robbery and first-degree reckless […]

Fennimore man killed when round bales fall from trailer in Grant County

Fennimore man killed when round bales fall from trailer in Grant County

LANCASTER, Wis.– One man is dead after he hit a large bale of hay on Hwy 61 and crashed head on into another car. The Grant County Sheriff’s Department says Robert Kuhn, 48, of Fennimore, was pronounced dead at the scene this morning. According to a Sheriff’s Department report Donald Martin, 60, of Bagley, was […]

Senator Baldwin asks for whistleblower interviews and possible criminal investigation as Tomah VA investigation gets underway

Senator Baldwin asks for whistleblower interviews and possible criminal investigation as Tomah VA investigation gets underway

VA Interim Undersecretary for Health Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy to meet with employees and tour Tomah VAMC on Friday, Jan. 30.  The visit is in conjunction with the actions announced earlier this week by Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald to conduct a comprehensive review of medication practices and allegations of retaliation against employees […]

UW-Richland offering help with basic computer skills

UW-Richland offering help with basic computer skills

If you want to gain important basic computer skills, consider taking one or more the short-term, hands-on-the-keyboard computer courses coming up soon. In just a few weeks you could grasp the basics of working on a PC, learn to use email and the internet, and to organize your files. “Introduction to Computers” is for those […]


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

Body of missing man found on river bank

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (AP) – The body of a missing La Crosse man has been found on the banks of the Wisconsin River. Wisconsin Dells police say a kayaker found the man’s body Thursday afternoon under a rocky cliff near the Kilbourn dam. Authorities say injuries to John Dwyer’s body appear to be consistent with […]

Romney scheduled to return to Janesville

Romney scheduled to return to Janesville

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) – Mitt Romney is scheduled to return to Wisconsin this spring, possibly again as a Republican candidate for president. The business group Forward Janesville says Romney will keynote its annual dinner on April 7 in Janesville, hometown of his former running mate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan. The last time Romney was in […]

3 more children died of flu complications in Wisconsin

3 more children died of flu complications in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State health officials say three more children have died from flu complications in Wisconsin, bringing the total number of pediatric deaths to five. The latest report from the state Department of Health Services says this flu season is second only to 2009 when the swine flu caused the deaths of six […]

Scott Walker ramping up a national political operation

Scott Walker ramping up a national political operation

WASHINGTON (AP) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is expanding his political operation as he fights for early momentum in the crowded Republican presidential field. On Friday, Walker addresses a Washington audience for the first time this year. It’s his only speaking engagement in a day of private meetings and job interviews related to a possible […]

GOP lawmaker calls for revisions in UW budget plan

GOP lawmaker calls for revisions in UW budget plan

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Republican lawmaker is calling for dramatic changes in Gov. Scott Walker’s budget plan for the University of Wisconsin System. Walker has proposed slashing the system’s budget by $300 million, freezing tuition for two years and decoupling the system from state oversight. Sen. Steve Nass of Whitewater, one of the system’s […]


Agriculture

From the Netherlands to Wisconsin

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield The 2015 Wisconsin Outstanding Young Farmer is a living example of the international scope of the dairy industry. Marieke Penterman grew-up on a 60-cow dairy farm in The Netherlands.  Her original goal was to be a large animal veterinarian and started that pursuit at age 12.  While attending school, she took the […]

USDA Reminds Producers of Upcoming Livestock Disaster Assistance Deadline

USDA Reminds Producers of Upcoming Livestock Disaster Assistance Deadline

(VIROQUA, WI) Jan. 21, 2015 — Brad Pfaff, State Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Wisconsin reminds livestock producers that the Jan. 30, 2015, deadline to request assistance for losses suffered from Oct. 1, 2011 through Dec. 31, 2014, is fast approaching. Applications for the Livestock Indemnity Program and the Livestock Forage Disaster […]

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 […]

National News

Mitt Romney to update supporters on plans for 2016 campaign

Mitt Romney to update supporters on plans for 2016 campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) – Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering another run for president, Mitt Romney plans to update supporters about his plans for the 2016 presidential campaign. The Republican Party’s 2012 nominee will host conference calls for staff and supporters late Friday morning. Romney jumped back into the presidential discussion on Jan. 10, […]

Obama proposes precision medicine to end ‘one size fits all’

Obama proposes precision medicine to end ‘one size fits all’

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is calling for an investment to move away from one-size-fits-all-medicine, toward an approach that tailors treatment to your genes. The White House said Friday that Obama will ask Congress for $215 million for what he’s calling a precision medicine initiative. The ambitious goal: Scientists will assemble databases of about […]

US pay and benefits rose by most in 6 years last year

US pay and benefits rose by most in 6 years last year

WASHINGTON (AP) – Wages and benefits rose at the fastest pace in six years last year, a sign strong job gains could be forcing companies to pay a bit more for workers. The Labor Department says the employment cost index, which measures pay and benefits, rose 2.2 percent in 2014, up from 2 percent the […]

US economy slows to 2.6 percent growth in fourth quarter

US economy slows to 2.6 percent growth in fourth quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas. The Commerce Department says the overall economy grew at a 2.6 percent rate in the October-December period, down from sizzling gains of 4.6 percent in the second […]

Romney scheduled to return to Janesville

Romney scheduled to return to Janesville

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) – Mitt Romney is scheduled to return to Wisconsin this spring, possibly again as a Republican candidate for president. The business group Forward Janesville says Romney will keynote its annual dinner on April 7 in Janesville, hometown of his former running mate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan. The last time Romney was in […]