Sports

LB Landisch expected to start for No. 14 Wisconsin

LB Landisch expected to start for No. 14 Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Inside linebacker Derek Landisch is expected to start Saturday night when No. 14 Wisconsin faces No. 13 LSU in the season opener in Houston. Landisch strained his right hamstring on Aug. 13 and missed about 10 days of practice. He worked a full session with the first-string defense Wednesday. The senior […]

Base ball team to play at Old World Wisconsin

Base ball team to play at Old World Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Old World Wisconsin’s vintage base ball team will play its last game of the season at the historical site outside Eagle, not in Greenbush. The Eagle Diamonds are slated to finish their season on Sept. 13 against the Chicago Salmon. Old World Wisconsin’s website originally said the game would be played […]

Packers beat Chiefs 34-14 in backup QB battle

Packers beat Chiefs 34-14 in backup QB battle

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien each threw for two touchdowns in their competition to back up starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas Chiefs 34-14 in a preseason finale Thursday night. Flynn threw for 102 yards and Tolzien had 139 in splitting reps by quarter […]

Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

UNDATED (AP) – Nearly half of parents who answered a new poll say they’re not comfortable letting their child play football, as concerns over head injuries increase. Forty-four percent of parents who responded to the Associated Press-GfK poll say they’re uncomfortable letting their kids play football. But only five percent say they’ve actually discouraged their […]

Chiefs’ bus in accident before Packers game

Chiefs’ bus in accident before Packers game

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say a tour bus bringing the Kansas City Chiefs to their Wisconsin hotel before Thursday night’s preseason game against the Green Bay Packers was involved in an accident. The Outagamie County sheriff’s office says it was escorting the Chiefs’ buses from the airport to the hotel Wednesday afternoon when […]

Local News

Norwalk man critically injured after fall from vehicle

Norwalk man critically injured after fall from vehicle

Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin says a 22-year-old man from Norwalk suffered a severe head injury after falling from a vehicle on private property just after midnight. At around 12:20 this morning the Monroe County 911 Communication Center received a call from Franciscan Skemp hospital in Sparta of an accident that had occurred on private […]

Dubuque residents struggle with tragic loss of four teens boys

Dubuque residents struggle with tragic loss of four teens boys

FARLEY, Iowa (AP) — Members of an Iowa community have banded together to support one another after the death of four local teenagers. Dozens of Dubuque County community members met to discuss ways to cope with the tragedy, the Telegraph Herald reported. The school district invited Community Resilience Institute, a nonprofit organization, to help facilitate […]

Amish at odds with county in Minn. building permit case

Amish at odds with county in Minn. building permit case

PRESTON, Minn. (AP) — An Amish man from southeastern Minnesota says he didn’t seek a permit for a home his family is building because it would have required installing a septic system, which is a modern convenience his religious beliefs wouldn’t allow. Ammon Swartzentruber appeared in Fillmore County District Court on Wednesday to contest a […]

Area schools to attend Wisconsin Education Fair at UW-Richland

Area schools to attend Wisconsin Education Fair at UW-Richland

  The Wisconsin Education Fair to be held Tuesday, September 30, from 9 – 11am in the University of Wisconsin-Richland gymnasium, offers people an opportunity to explore options and gather information useful in planning their future. This free event provides high school students and adults considering a career change the opportunity to talk about their […]

Monroe County identifies 19-year-old killed in farm accident

Monroe County identifies 19-year-old killed in farm accident

Authorities identified the man killed in an apparent accident last week. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says 19-year-old Aaron Brockman of New Lisbon was killed in a farm related accident last Friday. The Sheriff’s Office says it was notified at 7:48 p.m. on Friday of an unresponsive male subject on Cty Hwy V in the town of Wellington. […]

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Obituaries

Erling “Butch” C. Helgeson

Erling “Butch” C. Helegeson, age 85 of Stoddard passed away on Monday, August 25th A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, August 28th from 4 to 7pm at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley.

Arnold Haakenson

Arnold Jerold Haakenson, age 87 of Viroqua passed away on Sunday, August 24th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Thursday, August 28th at the Viroqua United Methodist Church. Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 to 8pm at the Thorson Funeral Home, and after 10am on Thursday at the church.

James M. Oium

James M. Oium, age 64 of Cashton passed away on Sunday, August 24th Funeral Services with military rites  will be held on Thursday, August 28th at 11am at Bethany Sandhill Lutheran church or rural LaFarge. Friends may call on Wednesday, August 27th from 4 to 7pm at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby, and at […]

Gayheart “Gay” Julius Gilbertson

  Gayheart “Gay” Julius Gilbertson, age 101 passed away on Sunday August 24th Funeral services will held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 27th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 26th  from 5-7 p.m.    

Harriet Ostrem

Harriet Ostrem, age 91 of Viroqua passed away on Friday, August 22nd Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday August 27 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26 at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the church from 10 […]

State

Former deputy suspected of homicide due in court

Former deputy suspected of homicide due in court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A former Dane County sheriff’s deputy suspected of fatally shooting his wife and sister-in-law is due in court. Andy Steele is scheduled for an appearance in Dane County Circuit Court Friday afternoon. Steele could be formally charged Friday in the deaths of 39-year-old Ashley Steele and her 38-year-old sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, […]

Milwaukee man found guilty in sex-trafficking case

Milwaukee man found guilty in sex-trafficking case

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A 45-year-old Milwaukee man has been found guilty of sex trafficking, child abuse and related charges. A jury convicted Roy Weatherall on Thursday of 14 counts following an eight-day trial in Milwaukee County court. Charges include sexual assault of a child, soliciting prostitutes, reckless injury and witness intimidation. The only count he […]

Base ball team to play at Old World Wisconsin

Base ball team to play at Old World Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Old World Wisconsin’s vintage base ball team will play its last game of the season at the historical site outside Eagle, not in Greenbush. The Eagle Diamonds are slated to finish their season on Sept. 13 against the Chicago Salmon. Old World Wisconsin’s website originally said the game would be played […]

College students urged to protect identity

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin consumer protection officials are advising college students to be especially vigilant about protecting their private identity information. The Federal Trade Commission says one in five identity theft victims are in their 20s. And for college students focused on class schedules and navigating a new environment, protecting their identity might not […]

Beer gardens helping Milwaukee County budgets

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Oversized mugs of beer clink together as drinkers sitting under a canopy of trees in a Milwaukee public park listen to an accordion player. Traditional German-style beer gardens, once popular but then outlawed during Prohibition, are back in Milwaukee County. The park department is joining others nationwide in starting to embrace once-banned […]

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Agriculture

USDA launches new dairy insurance program

USDA launches new dairy insurance program

MILWAUKEE (AP) – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says dairy farmers can begin signing up Sept. 2 for a new program that replaces old subsidies. The program is a kind of insurance that pays farmers when the difference between milk prices and feed prices shrink to a certain level. It replaces a program that paid […]

Wisconsin increases Zone D bear quota

By: Bob Meyer Citing an increase in human-bear conflicts, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is increasing the quota in Zone D in Northwest Wisconsin.  Zone D covers all of Douglas, Bayfield, Burnett, and Washburn Counties and parts Polk, Barron, Rusk and Sawyer Counties. DNR Northern Wildlife Supervisor Mike Zeckmeister says they would like to […]

72-stall robotic rotary breaks ground in Wisconsin

72-stall robotic rotary breaks ground in Wisconsin

In late August, GEA Farm Technologies broke ground on the installation of DairyProQ, a milking system allowing farms to install individual, fully automatic robotic milking stall modules on a rotary parlor. The installation of the 72-stall DairyProQ rotary parlor is occurring at Mlsna East Town Dairy, Cashton, Wis. click image to zoom While DairyProQ prototypes […]

Take time to take precautions

By: Bob Meyer Marshfield Clinic says they found an estimated 12 cases of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, among 607 people screened at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days last week. National Farm Medicine Center director Dr. Matthew Keifer says, “Of all the cancers farmers are at risk for, skin cancer is the No. […]

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 […]

National News

Closing arguments set in former Va. governor trial

Closing arguments set in former Va. governor trial

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Closing arguments are scheduled in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. Prosecutors and defense lawyers will sum up the case for the jury Friday. The five-week trial featured the testimony of the former governor and the prosecution’s star witness, wealthy vitamin entrepreneur Jonnie […]

Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

WASHINGTON (AP) – Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict. That stance is in keeping with Obama’s long-standing aversion to military entanglements. But it comes at a time when the effectiveness of his preferred […]

Officials: school bus driver had prior DUI arrest

Officials: school bus driver had prior DUI arrest

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut officials have examined a school bus company’s records after one of its drivers was charged with driving drunk with 20 children on her bus. And authorities have learned the woman had been arrested before on a DUI charge. Department of Motor Vehicles inspectors went to the M & J Bus […]

US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed in July. The Commerce Department says consumer spending edged down 0.1 percent last month after a 0.4 percent increase in June. It was the first decline in spending since January. […]

2016 GOP hopefuls vie for attention at Texas event

2016 GOP hopefuls vie for attention at Texas event

DALLAS (AP) – A parade of potential 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls will be on display at an influential conservative group’s annual summit. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are appearing today at a gathering of Americans for Prosperity in Dallas. On Saturday, the crowd at the Koch brothers-backed […]