Sports

Bridgewater questionable for Vikings vs. Packers

Bridgewater questionable for Vikings vs. Packers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have listed quarterback Teddy Bridgewater as questionable for their game at Green Bay. The final injury report of the week was released Wednesday, as the Vikings prepared to travel east for their primetime game against the rival Packers Thursday. Bridgewater sprained his left ankle in the fourth […]

WR Boykin to miss Packers’ game against Vikings

WR Boykin to miss Packers’ game against Vikings

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Receiver Jarrett Boykin will miss the Green Bay Packers’ game against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night with a groin injury. Boykin hasn’t practiced this week. He also missed Sunday’s 38-17 win over the Chicago Bears. The absence of Boykin should mean more opportunities for rookies Davante Adams and Jeff […]

Vikings hopeful, noncommittal with Bridgewater

Vikings hopeful, noncommittal with Bridgewater

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have not committed to Teddy Bridgewater playing at Green Bay on his sprained left ankle. Two days after his injury, however, the quarterback is “doing much better,” according to coach Mike Zimmer. Zimmer said Bridgewater’s participation in practice Tuesday would be more mental than physical. The team […]

Melvin: Decision on Brewers manager not imminent

Melvin: Decision on Brewers manager not imminent

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers General Manager Doug Melvin says the dust needs to settle on the disappointing end to the ballclub’s season before any decisions are made on the team’s manager or coaching staff. Speaking on WTMJ radio Tuesday, Melvin says he’ll take a step back before any future plans are made following the […]

Melvin to return for Brewers next season

Melvin to return for Brewers next season

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio announced Saturday that the teams general manager, Doug Melvin, would return in 2015.  There’s no word on manager Ron Roenicke or members of his coaching staff. Attanasio addressed reporters in front of the Brewers dugout on Saturday at Miller Park.  The Brewers owner certainly wasn’t happy […]

Local News

Emergency responders prepare for oil spill

Emergency responders prepare for oil spill

ONALASKA, Wis. (AP) – Nearly 100 emergency responders are training this week on how to handle a large oil spill on the Mississippi River caused by a train derailment. The training is a response to rapidly rising rail shipments of crude oil from North Dakota that pass by the Mississippi. North Dakota has more than […]

Wisconsin heating assistance now available

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Assistance is now available to help low-income families in Wisconsin with winter heating bills. The assistance is available from the State Energy Office through May 15. The state estimates that 227,000 households will take advantage of the program this season, up from the nearly 225,000 who were in it last year. […]

Vernon County deputies get Humane Officer training

Vernon County deputies get Humane Officer training

Sheriff John B. Spears, would like to let the citizens of Vernon County know that in conjunction with the Vernon County Humane Society, Deputies Eric Tollackson and Phil Welch were sent to the Wisconsin Humane Officer Training course, which was held in Madison on September 22- 26. Spears said the course was provided by the […]

(Video) After vandalism strikes, Wisconsin DNR donates 110 young pheasants to Richland Center High School

(Video) After vandalism strikes, Wisconsin DNR donates 110 young pheasants to Richland Center High School

MADISON – After vandalism led to the death of a number of pheasant chicks at Richland Center High School, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources donated 110 young pheasants from the State Game Farm in Poynette, Wis. Back in August someone broke into the Richland Center High School and either killed or let loose the […]

Cash, guns, tools and household items stolen from Hillsboro home

Cash, guns, tools and household items stolen from Hillsboro home

Vernon County Crime Stoppers, along with the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, is asking for your help. The Vernon County Sheriff’s office says sometime during the night of Friday, September 26,  a house on Ridge Road northwest of the City of Hillsboro was burglarized. Forced entry was made to the house and once inside, the suspect(s) […]

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Obituaries

James M. Fish

James M. Fish, age 71 of Westby passed away Saturday, September 27th Funeral Services will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, September 30th at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, September 29th from 4-6 pm, and on Tuesday from 1pm till the time of service at […]

Lucille Jacobson

Lucille Jacobson, age 81 of Viroqua passed away on Saturday, September 27th Funeral Services will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, September 30th at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the church from 1pm till the time of Service at 2.

Inez D. Hickok

Inez D. Hickok, age 78 of Ferryville passed away on Wednesday, September 24th Memorial services will be held at 11am on Saturday, September 27th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends and family may call from 10am on Saturday until the time of services at the funeral home.

Charles “Chuck” Hanson

Charles “Chuck” Hanson, age 88 of Des Moines passed away on Sunday, September 21st Graveside services will be held on Thursday, September 25th at 2pm at the Viroqua Cemetery. Military Rites will be provided by the Running-Johnson-Ray VFW Post No. 3032, the Jacobson-Olson American Legion Post No. 138 and the U.S. Navy Honors Team.

Benjamin T. Logan

Benjamin T. Logan, age 94 author of “The Land Remembers” passed away on Friday, September 19th Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 26th at the Gays Mills Community Center. Friends may call at the community center after 2 p.m. on that day.

State

Emergency responders prepare for oil spill

Emergency responders prepare for oil spill

ONALASKA, Wis. (AP) – Nearly 100 emergency responders are training this week on how to handle a large oil spill on the Mississippi River caused by a train derailment. The training is a response to rapidly rising rail shipments of crude oil from North Dakota that pass by the Mississippi. North Dakota has more than […]

UW fall enrollment holds steady

UW fall enrollment holds steady

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – University of Wisconsin System officials say roughly the same number of students have enrolled for the fall semester as last year. System officials say preliminary figures indicate 179,017 students have enrolled for the 2014 fall semester. That’s down about 0.4 percent from last fall’s 179,828 students. The number of new freshmen, […]

Wisconsin heating assistance now available

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Assistance is now available to help low-income families in Wisconsin with winter heating bills. The assistance is available from the State Energy Office through May 15. The state estimates that 227,000 households will take advantage of the program this season, up from the nearly 225,000 who were in it last year. […]

Walker slightly ahead of Burke in new poll

Walker slightly ahead of Burke in new poll

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – With less than five weeks until Election Day, a new poll shows Gov. Scott Walker is slightly ahead of Democrat Mary Burke in the race for Wisconsin governor. The Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows Walker with 50.5 percent support among likely voters compared with 44.7 percent for Burke. […]

Wisconsin group removes pay equity graphic

Wisconsin group removes pay equity graphic

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A graphic showing a protester calling for pay equity that was used as a fundraising plea by the state chamber of commerce has been removed from its website after Democratic lawmakers and others complained it was offensive. The image was no longer on the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce website as of […]

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Agriculture

Madison expo interpreters welcome foreign visitors

Madison expo interpreters welcome foreign visitors

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The World Dairy Expo is offering interpreters to help hundreds of international visitors feel at home in Madison. Ron Eustice, an interpreter who speaks six languages, tells the Wisconsin State Journal that his fellow volunteers try to make the expo’s foreign attendees feel more comfortable by using a language they understand […]

World Dairy Expo set to open in Madison

World Dairy Expo set to open in Madison

Wisconsin Radio Network Madison will become the center of the dairy universe this week, as the World Dairy Expobegins its five-day run. State Agriculture Secretary Ben Brancel calls the event a “gem” for Dane County and Wisconsin, attracting up to 70,000 people to various activities during the week. Visitors come from across the country and […]

Record breaking Guernsey from Cashton wins Cow of the Year

Record breaking Guernsey from Cashton wins Cow of the Year

MADISON – First, Lorilyn and her mother defied the odds and became the first mother-daughter Guernsey duo to each produce more than 40,000 pounds of milk per year. As if that weren’t enough, Lorilyn’s daughter went on to do the same, becoming the first Guernsey in history to be the third generation to produce more […]

State Rep. Nerison says report shows legislative reforms have boosted states agricultural sector

State Rep. Nerison says report shows legislative reforms have boosted states agricultural sector

MADISON – Representative Lee Nerison (R-Westby), Chairman of the State Assembly’s Agriculture Committee, reports that new data is out concerning the impact of agriculture on Wisconsin’s economy.  According to data compiled by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin’s farms and agricultural businesses generate $88.3 billion in economic activity and 413,500 jobs […]

Review of Wisconsin’s Livestock Siting law

Review of Wisconsin’s Livestock Siting law

By: Bob Meyer Wisconsin Ag Secretary Ben Brancel has appointed a nine-member advisory committee to review the state’s Livestock Facilities Siting Law.  The committee is charged with determine if the current standards need to be updated to keep pace with changing agricultural practices while protecting the environment.  They will report to Secretary Brancel. Deputy Ag […]

National News

Private survey shows job cuts in September were fewest in 14 years

Private survey shows job cuts in September were fewest in 14 years

CHICAGO (AP) – Outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas says employers last month announced the fewest job cuts since June of 2000. Job cuts plunged 24 percent from August, to about 30,000 in September. That’s also down 24 percent from September a year ago. Firm CEO John Challenger says job security “is being helped by […]

Applications for US jobless benefits drop to 287K

Applications for US jobless benefits drop to 287K

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, as the total number of Americans collecting benefits dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years. The Labor Department says the four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell 4,250 to 294,750. […]

Obama to speak about economy at Northwestern University

Obama to speak about economy at Northwestern University

CHICAGO (AP) – With the midterm elections rapidly approaching, President Barack Obama is going on the road today to tout the administration’s economic policies. It’s a tough sell for the president because many people have missed out on the benefits of the recovery from the Great Recession six years ago. He’ll give a speech on […]

Ebola fears keep some kids home

DALLAS (AP) – Some parents in Dallas are keeping their children home from school today after learning that several other students may have come in contact with the man who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus after flying from Liberia to Texas. School administrators are urging calm, and they say none of the children are […]

AP-GfK Poll: Voters’ pre-election focus on economy

AP-GfK Poll: Voters’ pre-election focus on economy

WASHINGTON (AP) – It’s not Obamacare or climate change. It’s not yet terrorism or fear of the Islamic State group. Those issues are on the minds of voters as they begin casting ballots in this year’s midterm elections, but nothing matters to American voters as much the economy. An Associated Press-GfK poll released Wednesday finds […]