Sports

Fill-in Fiers making a pitch for Brewers rotation

Fill-in Fiers making a pitch for Brewers rotation

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Mike Fiers is making an impression filling in for the injured Matt Garza in the Milwaukee Brewers’ starting rotation. Fiers is 3-0 with a 0.86 ERA in three starts since being called up from the minors two weeks ago and Garza is on the disabled list with a strained muscle in his […]

WIAA not willing to bend the rules to promote their product (Opinion)

WIAA not willing to bend the rules to promote their product (Opinion)

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network According to a story in the Green Bay Press Gazette this week, a week 7 high school football matchup between defending Fox River Classic Conference champion Ashwaubenon and rival Bay Port would have reached one of the ESPN family stations, if the game could have been switched to this Sunday. ESPN was willing […]

Bautista, Blue Jays end Brewers’ 5-game win streak

Bautista, Blue Jays end Brewers’ 5-game win streak

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Jose Bautista’s three-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays outslugged Milwaukee 9-5 Wednesday, snapping the Brewers’ five-game winning streak. Bautista hit a 1-2 pitch from reliever Brandon Kintzler into the Brewers’ bullpen in right field. The homer made a winner of R.A. Dickey (10-12), who gave up […]

NFL increases size of practice squads

NFL increases size of practice squads

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network The NFL and the NFLPA announced Tuesday, teams can add two more players to their Practice Squad, going from eight to ten players. The expansion of the Practice Squads covers the next two seasons and means a total of 64 more jobs will be available around the league in each […]

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 […]

Local News

Conservative group pulls candidate’s support

Conservative group pulls candidate’s support

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – A Baraboo attorney running for the state Assembly says a conservative group pulled its support because of another endorsement from a gay rights group. In July, the Wisconsin Family Action’s Political Action Committee announced its endorsement of Republican Ashton Kirsch in the 81st Assembly District race. The group’s director issued a […]

Vandals kill pheasants at Richland Center school

Vandals kill pheasants at Richland Center school

RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. (AP) – Richland High School says vandals killed 39 young pheasants that were part of a student project and freed dozens of others. Maintenance workers also found a portable toilet had been tipped over at the athletic field and a piece of irrigation equipment was damaged. WISC-TV reports the high school’s agriculture […]

National Park Service settles with Effigy Mounds whistleblower

National Park Service settles with Effigy Mounds whistleblower

IOWA CITY, IA (AP)— The National Park Service has reached a settlement with an employee who said she was unfairly fired over the 1990 removal of ancient human remains from the Effigy Mounds National Monument, which were only recovered three years ago, newly released records show. Sharon Greener, a former employee at the northeastern Iowa […]

Oakdale man on mobility scooter struck by car while crossing street

Oakdale man on mobility scooter struck by car while crossing street

OAKDALE, Wis. — Sheriff’s deputies say a man riding an electric scooter was struck while crossing a highway in Monroe County. Authorities say Warren Bennett of Oakdale suffered life-threatening injuries when he was hit by a car on Hwy. 12/16 Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say a rural Sparta woman who struck Bennett was looking in her […]

GOP health care rationing to cost Wisconsin taxpayers $500 million

GOP health care rationing to cost Wisconsin taxpayers $500 million

LA CROSSE – Revised estimates from the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) regarding the cost of Gov. Walker’s health care rationing plan have added to the upcoming budget crisis for state taxpayers. An update from the LFB revealed that Gov. Walker’s Medicaid plan is costing taxpayers $206 million – almost $100 million more than originally expected – […]

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Obituaries

Vernon Kukes

Vernon Kukes, age 65 of Ferryville passed away on Thursday, August 21st A memorial service will be held at 4pm on Wednesday, August 27th at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in DeSoto. Visitation will be held from 2pm until the service time at Wednesday at the funeral home.

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 […]

State

Wisconsin governor urges early propane orders

Wisconsin governor urges early propane orders

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker is urging thousands of households that receive state heating assistance to file applications for help with propane costs quickly. Wisconsin and other Midwestern states grappled with a profound propane shortage toward the end of last winter due largely to extended periods of frigid weather, a pipeline closure and […]

State falling short on cancer prevention efforts

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network The American Cancer Society is calling on Wisconsin lawmakers to make a number of improvements it argues would help with efforts to combat the disease. The ACS has released its annual report on state policies that deal with cancer-prevention and treatment efforts. It finds Wisconsin failing to meet recommended benchmarks […]

Wisconsin governor commits to 2 debates

Wisconsin governor commits to 2 debates

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker and opponent Mary Burke have agreed to appear in two debates this fall sponsored by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation Board. The board says the debates are scheduled for Oct. 10 in the La Crosse-Eau Claire market and Oct. 17 in the Milwaukee market. The association says the […]

State’s challenge to gay marriage ruling set for next week

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network An appeal to the attorney general to stop defending Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban. Megin McDonell with the group Wisconsin Unites for Marriage said they delivered more than 3,000 petition signatures to the office of state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen on Thursday, as a federal appeals court prepares to hear the state’s […]

Frac-sand mining moratorium to end in Trempealeau County

Frac-sand mining moratorium to end in Trempealeau County

Wisconsin Radio Network A year-long moratorium on new frac-sand mines is about to end in Trempealeau County in far western Wisconsin. The County Board in Whitehall voted 8-to-7 this week against extending the mining ban. A study committee has spent the last year examining the public health and safety effects of mining silica sand — […]

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Agriculture

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 […]

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 […]

National News

Obama’s vacations in line with US average

Obama’s vacations in line with US average

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) – Criticized whenever he goes on vacation, President Barack Obama is on par with most Americans, who average four leisure trips a year, travel industry data shows. But his decision to forge ahead with a two-week break on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard and spend hours on the golf course amid […]

Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their insurance company, that birth control violates their religious beliefs. The government is also extending an existing accommodation to some for-profit […]

Un-bee-lievable: 50,000 bees living in NYC ceiling

Un-bee-lievable: 50,000 bees living in NYC ceiling

NEW YORK (AP) – A New York City woman had some unexpected roommates living in her apartment: 50,000 bees. WABC-TV reports beekeepers removed the swarm from Frieda Turkmenilli’s ceiling this week after her neighbors in Queens alerted the building manager. Turkmenilli says she saw only a few bees buzzing around over the last few weeks […]

Washington wildfire burn scars turn into mudslides

TWISP, Wash. (AP) – Highway crews are trying to clear mud and debris that washed onto roadways when heavy rain fell on land scarred by wildfires in north central Washington. The Washington Transportation Department says sections of Highway 20 and Highway 153 near Twisp that were hit Thursday night remain closed Friday morning. Spokesman Jeff […]

Fitbit to stop selling data without consent

Fitbit to stop selling data without consent

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – Fitbit, a company that makes wearable devices that monitor fitness activity, says it’s changing its practice of selling users’ personal data to advertisers after concerns were raised about consumer privacy. The San Francisco-based company’s move comes after U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate […]