Sports

Packers rank 24th on Forbes list of World’s Top 50 Sports franchises

Packers rank 24th on Forbes list of World’s Top 50 Sports franchises

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network Forbes Magazine is out with the World’s 50 Most Valuable Sports franchises and the Green Bay Packers rank 24th in value, worth $1.183 billion. What makes the Packers unique to this list is the fact that they’re publicly owned. The top three teams on the Forbes list are soccer teams.  The New […]

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RHP Jeremy Jeffress returns to Brewers in ‘pen

RHP Jeremy Jeffress returns to Brewers in ‘pen

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers have called up right-hander Jeremy Jeffress from Triple-A Nashville to give the bullpen a boost. Jeffress joined the team before Monday night’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. He was 4-1 with a 1.51 ERA and five saves in the minors. The 26-year-old Jeffress has returned to a team that […]

Peralta sharp, Brewers beat sloppy Reds 5-2

Peralta sharp, Brewers beat sloppy Reds 5-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee scored three runs on two misjudged balls in the outfield by Chris Heisey, and Wily Peralta pitched seven strong innings in the Brewers’ 5-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Ryan Braun hit a two-run double in the third on which Heisey took a couple of steps in before […]

Fire damages Miller Park restaurant

Fire damages Miller Park restaurant

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Officials say a fire at the Milwaukee Brewers’ ballpark was contained mainly to a restaurant. The fire started about 2 a.m. Monday at Friday’s Front Row Sports Grill at Miller Park Milwaukee Deputy Fire Chief Aaron Lipski says the fire apparently started in the restaurant’s kitchen and spread up through some duct […]

Local News

Convicted Minnesota murderer seeks new trial

Convicted Minnesota murderer seeks new trial

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A Minnesota man who was sentenced to life in prison for murdering a father and son has asked for a new trial. The La Crosse Tribune reports Jeffrey Lepsch of Dakota, Minnesota filed a motion in La Crosse County Circuit Court. It claims nine of the 12 jurors believed he […]

Westby woman hospitalized after medical condition causes accident

Westby woman hospitalized after medical condition causes accident

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports a single-vehicle crash that occurred on July 21,  at approximately 6:35 pm. The accident occurred on US Highway 14 in the Town of Viroqua. Ginger Jacobs, 48, of rural Westby was driving north on US Hwy 14 when she lost consciousness, crossed the median into the south bound […]

Sparta woman who struck bicyclist arrested for OWI

Sparta woman who struck bicyclist arrested for OWI

On Monday at approximately 10:20 p.m., the Sparta Police Department responded to the scene of a traffic crash on Wisconsin Street just east of East Avenue. Jeremy D. Briggs, 38 of Sparta, was riding a bicycle eastbound on Wisconsin Street when he was struck from behind by a motorist who was also driving eastbound. Briggs […]

Sitter convicted in baby’s death will appeal

Sitter convicted in baby’s death will appeal

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – The baby sitter found guilty in Sauk County of killing an infant in her care plans to appeal her conviction. Jeanette Janusiak, of Reedsburg, was found guilty last month in the death of 4-month Payten Rain Shearer. The Baraboo News Republic says the woman’s attorney has filed paperwork in Sauk County […]

Governor Scott Walker Visits Planned Site for New La Crosse Rest Area

Governor Scott Walker Visits Planned Site for New La Crosse Rest Area

La Crosse – Governor Scott Walker today announced the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will construct a new rest area along Interstate 90 near the state border in La Crosse to replace an aging facility. “La Crosse continues to be a major area where visitors cross into Wisconsin, and their first impression is often lasting.  […]


Obituaries

Michelle L. Bakkestuen

Michelle Lea Bakkestuen, age 34 of Davenport, Iowa passed away on July 13th A memorial service will be held at a later date

Barbara “Barb” Czarnik

Barbara “Barb” Czarnik, age 59 of Ferryville, passed away on Monday, July 21st A Celebration of life will be held at 11am on Thursday, July 24th at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8pm on Wednesday, July 23rd at the funeral home and will also be held from […]

Kimberly C. Kastner

Kimberly Christine Kastner, age 26 of Westfield passed away on Thursday, July 17th Services will be held on Thursday, July 24th at 11am at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in West Salem. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 23rd from 4 to 6pm at the  Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby, and at the Church on Thursday, from […]

David Krogan

David Krogan, age 60 of Boscobel, formerly of Soldiers Grove passed away on Friday, July 18th Funeral Service will be held at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Thursday, July 24th at 1pm. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11am until the time of services.

Carmel Stalsberg

Carmel Stalsberg, age 69 of Viroqua passed away on Thursday, July 17th Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 23rd at 1pm at the Peace Lutheran Church in Readstown. Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown from 4 to 7pm on Tuesday, July 22nd, and on Wednesday from noon until the […]

State

Wisconsin company creates Weird Al’s new video

Wisconsin company creates Weird Al’s new video

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Weird Al’s newest video has a connection to the Badger State. A Wisconsin company is responsible for making the newly-released Weird Al Yankovic music video, as the parody artist releases eight videos in eight days. “When we got the call from Al and his company, we asked the same question: ‘Why? Why’d […]

Court rulings prompt confusion on ObamaCare subsidies

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network A pair of federal court rulings on Tuesday are causing some uncertainty over whether those buying insurance through federal health exchange will continue to qualify for subsidies. In one case, an appeals court in the District of Columbia Circuit ruled the residents of 36 states that rely on the federal […]

Wisconsin GOP files complaint over Trek ad

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Republican Party has filed a complaint with the state elections board over a full-page newspaper ad by Trek Bicycle Corp., saying it amounts to an illegal contribution to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. She is the sister of Trek president John Burke. Their father started the company in the […]

Railroad tracks open following Slinger derailment

SLINGER, Wis. (AP) – The railroad tracks have been cleared of derailed train cars in Slinger. Canadian National Railway spokesman Patrick Waldron said Tuesday the tracks are once again open to train traffic. More than a dozen cars and locomotives from Canadian National and Wisconsin & Southern Railroad derailed Sunday night at a rail intersection […]

Court: Whistleblower law doesn’t protect interns

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court says a state law protecting health care workers who act as whistleblowers doesn’t apply to unpaid interns. The court ruled Tuesday that a former intern at the Medical College of Wisconsin did not qualify as an employee under the law because she did not receive pay or any […]

Agriculture

U.S. milk production up 1.9% in June

U.S. milk production up 1.9% in June

By: Bob Meyer U.S. milk production in June totaled 17.2 billion pounds up 1.9 percent from June of last year.  Production per cow averaged 1,863 and the dairy herd had 9.27 million cows.  Cow numbers not available for June of 2013 due to budget cuts. Production in the 23 major dairy states up 2 percent […]

Wisconsin moves to buy 70 miles of railroad

Wisconsin moves to buy 70 miles of railroad

By: Bob Meyer The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has signed an agreement to purchase 70 miles of rail line between Madison to Reedsburg and Madison to Cottage Grove.  The lines include the bridge over Lake Wisconsin at Merrimac.  The lines serve 23 customers including United Coop, Landmark Ag, Seneca Foods, R.R. Donnelly, Greede Foundries, and […]

Scientists stress diversity in weed management

By: Keith Anderson Efforts continue nationwide to educate producers about herbicide resistance and weed management. At a weed management field day near Lincoln, Nebraska, we discussed the challenges with Extension weed scientists Vince Davis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Lowell Sandell from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. AUDIO: Vince Davis and Lowell Sandell (3:00 MP3) © […]

A little cool but crops look great in Wisconsin

A little cool but crops look great in Wisconsin

By: Bob Meyer Intermittent showers made hay-making a bit of challenge in Wisconsin last week yet topsoil moisture declined a little. The National Ag Statistics Service Wisconsin Field Office says as of Sunday, 25 percent is surplus compared to 30 percent a week ago.  Reporters across the state say second-crop alfalfa looks great with 44 […]

Dairy demand remains strong

By: Bob Meyer Cash cheese, butter and Class III prices continued to move higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Monday.  Barrels closed at $1.9975 and blocks went back over the $2 mark at $2.005 per pound. Cheese was slipping a bit last week until  word got out that milk supplies had tightened after the […]

National News

New court fight over health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) – There’s another legal battle involving President Barack Obama’s health care law. Two federal appeals courts today have issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue. The rulings came within hours of each other. A divided court panel in Washington called into question the subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people […]

White House: Health subsidies not halted by ruling

White House: Health subsidies not halted by ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says health subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will continue to flow for the time being despite a major setback delivered by a federal appeals court. The ruling potentially derails billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies. But White House spokesman Josh […]

US job-training review emphasizes data, employers

WASHINGTON (AP) – A six-month review of federal job-training programs concludes that the government needs to better engage U.S. employers, improve the use of data, and boost apprenticeship programs so workers can earn while they train. The White House is releasing the results of a report developed under the leadership of Vice President Joe Biden. […]

US home sales increase 2.6 percent in June

US home sales increase 2.6 percent in June

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sales of previously owned homes rose for a third straight month in June, pushing activity to the highest level in eight months and providing evidence that housing is regaining lost momentum. The National Association of Realtors says that sales of existing homes increased 2.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of […]

Boehner: No border money without policy changes

Boehner: No border money without policy changes

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker John Boehner says the public won’t support spending money on the border crisis unless Congress makes policy changes to return migrant kids home faster. In a statement Tuesday Boehner also charges that President Barack Obama’s refusal to stand up to Democratic critics is jeopardizing Congress’ ability to act. At issue […]