Sports

Rivera lifts Padres past Brewers 3-2 in 10 innings

Rivera lifts Padres past Brewers 3-2 in 10 innings

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Rene Rivera tied the game with a home run in the ninth inning, then won it with an RBI single in the 10th inning as the San Diego Padres beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 Wednesday night. Rivera opened the ninth inning with his ninth homer, a shot off Francisco Rodriguez, to […]

Several area football teams ranked in latest WIAA poll

Several area football teams ranked in latest WIAA poll

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 Week 1. […]

Wisconsin, LSU playing QB games before opener

Wisconsin, LSU playing QB games before opener

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Four quarterbacks could be in play in the season opener Saturday night between two power conference programs. No. 14 Wisconsin meets No. 13 LSU in Houston in a prime-time matchup. The Badgers appear to have settled on dual-threat junior Tanner McEvoy as the starter, though coach Gary Andersen won’t officially name […]

B10 teams represented in 4 of 8 neutral-site games

B10 teams represented in 4 of 8 neutral-site games

UNDATED (AP) – Four of the eight neutral-site games the first week of the college football season involve Big Ten teams. Rutgers plays its first game as a Big Ten member against Washington State in Seattle on Thursday. On Saturday, Ohio State plays Navy in Baltimore, Wisconsin faces LSU in Houston and Penn State and […]

Ross, Almonte lead Padres to 4-1 win over Brewers

Ross, Almonte lead Padres to 4-1 win over Brewers

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Tyson Ross pitched 6 1-3 strong innings, Abraham Almonte had two RBIs and the San Diego Padres beat Milwaukee 4-1 on Tuesday night to snap the Brewers’ five-game road winning streak. Ross, the Padres’ lone All-Star, extended his franchise record with his 13th consecutive quality start. He gave up one run […]

Local News

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. […]

Ashley Furniture official: No plans for layoffs

Ashley Furniture official: No plans for layoffs

ARCADIA, Wis. (AP) – An Ashley Furniture official tells the state’s business lobby the Wisconsin-based company has no plans for any layoffs and instead plans to add jobs. That’s despite a published report saying Ashley Furniture sought $6 million in state tax credits on condition the company be allowed to retain only half of its […]

UW-Platteville ready for fall classes after tornado

UW-Platteville ready for fall classes after tornado

August 25, 2014 There’s a lot of progress in the recovery effort after two tornadoes hit the UW-Platteville campus on the night of June 16th, causing at least $10 million worth of damage. “The campus, I’m pleased to say, is ready for the students. We’re not done. It’s an important distinction. The goal is to […]

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 […]

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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

State warns Potawatomi it could lose games

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker’s administration has warned the Potawatomi tribe that it could lose nearly 2,000 slot machines if it succeeds in withholding its $25 million annual payment to the state. The Forest County Potawatomi says it’s withholding the payment because the state may end up owing the tribe money if Walker […]

Wisconsin mourning dove season to begin Sept. 1

Wisconsin mourning dove season to begin Sept. 1

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding hunters that the state’s new extended mourning dove season will begin next week. Hunters will be allowed to kill the state’s official peace symbol from Sept. 1 through Nov. 29. That’s 20 days longer than previous seasons. Sept. 1 also marks the opener for early teal […]

White House: Obama to be in Milwaukee on Labor Day

White House: Obama to be in Milwaukee on Labor Day

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to Milwaukee on Monday to speak at a Labor Day event. It gave no specifics about the event. A spokesman for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke said she will attend Laborfest on Monday. Spokesman Joe Zepecki had no other details about whether Obama […]

Police reopen Wisconsin fun park restroom gun case

EGG HARBOR, Wis. (AP) – The Door County Sheriff’s Department has reopened a case involving a man who left a loaded gun at Egg Harbor Fun Park after learning his wife had been involved in a similar incident. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports 76-year-old Gerald Hitchler of Oconomowoc wasn’t initially charged because he has a […]

Poll shows strong support for Kenosha casino

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A poll shows strong support for a new tribal casino in Kenosha. The Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows 49 percent support the casino while 35 percent oppose it. The Menominee Tribe wants to build an $810 million casino and Hard Rock Cafe complex in Kenosha. The project is […]

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Agriculture

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 […]

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 […]

National News

FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

NEW YORK (AP) – The FBI says it’s working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions. Bloomberg.com says Russian hackers attacked the U.S financial system this month in possible retaliation against U.S. government-sponsored sanctions aimed at Russia. The New York Times says account information and […]

Explosion at BP refinery, fire extinguished

WHITING, Ind. (AP) – A fire broke out after an explosion at a BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, which rattled nearby homes. BP America spokesman Scott Dean said early Thursday that the refinery, which is just east of Chicago, had “an operational incident” on a process unit about 9 p.m. He said in a statement […]

US economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2

US economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2

WASHINGTON (AP) – After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy rebounded vigorously in the April-June quarter, growing at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent, slightly faster than first estimated. The upward revision supported expectations that the second half of 2014 will prove far stronger than the first half. The Commerce Department’s […]

Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

GENEVA (AP) – The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could exceed 20,000 cases. That’s more than six times as many as right now. A new study by the U.N. health agency also assumes that in many hard-hit areas, the actual number of cases may be two to four times higher […]

US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline. It will test 20 […]