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Chryst jokes that if he can get degree, players can

Chryst jokes that if he can get degree, players can

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin football coach Paul Chryst jokes that if he can get a college degree, it’s not too much to ask of his players. Chryst made the quip Wednesday during a speech before hundreds of Wisconsin’s business leaders at a meeting of the state chamber of commerce. Chryst says he emphasizes to […]

Jim Henderson looks forward to return to mound with Brewers

Jim Henderson looks forward to return to mound with Brewers

PHOENIX (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers reliever Jim Henderson is getting an early chance to prove that he is on his way to returning from a right shoulder injury. The former closer is one of five pitchers scheduled to throw Wednesday in the Brewers’ first spring training game, against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mike Fiers will […]

Police: No charges to be filed against Packers’ Jarrett Bush

Police: No charges to be filed against Packers’ Jarrett Bush

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Police in California say they will not file charges against Green Bay Packers cornerback Jarrett Bush in connection with a scrum outside a restaurant. Authorities in Vacaville, California said Monday in a statement that the 30-year-old Bush was cooperative with officers after initially being detained early Sunday morning on a […]

Packers Bush arrested on misdemeanor charge

Packers Bush arrested on misdemeanor charge

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network Green Bay Packers cornerback Jarrett Bush was arrested early Sunday morning by the Vacaville (California) Police on a charge of disorderly conduct while under the influence. It’s a misdemeanor charge and Bush was released on after paying $1600 bail. Bush has been a core special teams player for nine seasons in […]

Kaminsky, No. 5 Wisconsin beat Michigan State 68-61

Kaminsky, No. 5 Wisconsin beat Michigan State 68-61

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Frank Kaminsky scored 31 points in his final home game, sophomore Nigel Hayes added 14 and No. 5 Wisconsin clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title with a 68-61 victory Sunday over Michigan State. Kaminsky celebrated Senior Day with a dominating performance, going 11 of 17 from […]

Local News

Father, girlfriend to face trial in toddler’s death Father, girlfriend to face trial in toddler’s death

Father, girlfriend to face trial in toddler’s death Father, girlfriend to face trial in toddler’s death

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The father of a 3-year-old girl and his girlfriend will stand trial on charges in the toddler’s death in La Crosse County. Medical examiner Vincent Tranchida testified Wednesday in court that Audryna Bartsh had suffered bleeding on the brain, a black eye and more than 4 dozen scrapes and bruises […]

Suspect in Holmen murder arrested in Iowa, more details released

Suspect in Holmen murder arrested in Iowa, more details released

The Associated Press is reporting the suspect in the murder of a Holmen woman, 29-year-old Bryce Anderson, was arrested in Jones County, Iowa by the Sheriff’s Department and the Iowa State Patrol this morning after having car trouble along the side of a highway. A criminal complaint lays out a timeline of events and a […]

Devil’s Lake State Park is named national historic place

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – Devil’s Lake State Park is officially an historic place. The Baraboo News Republic reports the park was nominated to be listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places last year and recently won approval by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Wisconsin Historical Society. Devil’s Lake is […]

Senator Johnson threatens subpoena over Tomah VA investigation

Senator Johnson threatens subpoena over Tomah VA investigation

Wisconsin Radio Network Senator Ron Johnson is threatening to subpoena an investigation file into the issues at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center if the VA won’t turn the files over. Johnson is giving Acting VA Inspector General Richard Griffin until 5pm this afternoon to turn over the document. In a letter obtained by Gannett, […]

Seneca man charged with exposing girl to pornographic materials

Seneca man charged with exposing girl to pornographic materials

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office says they have arrested a Seneca man on charges that he exposed a child to harmful materials. According to a Sheriff’s Department report on Tuesday the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department conducted a search at the residence of Ricky T. Olson, 56, of Seneca on Stoney Point Road. After an investigation […]


Obituaries

Audrey G. Herold

Audrey G. Herold, age 88 of rural Stoddard passed away on Sunday, March 1st Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, March 4th at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10  a.m. until the service time at noon.

Robert D. Mueller

Robert D. Mueller, age 71 of Stoddard passed away on Friday, February 27th A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 8th from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Stoddard American Legion Hall with military honors at 2:30 by the Stoddard American Legion Post #315 and the U.S. Marines Honor Team.

David Mageland

David Mageland, age 49 of Viroqua passed away on Friday, February 27th Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3rd at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua. Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m.  at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua.

Alan G. Jacobson

Alan G. Jacobson, age 70 of Rockland passed away on Thursday, February 5th Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 13th at 1:00 p.m. at Utica Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m.

Lillian Alvina Hanson, 92, of Viroqua died Saturday, February 7

Lillian Alvina Hanson, age 92 of Viroqua passed away on Saturday, February 7th Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. at Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home, in Viroqua and at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time […]

State

DOT head defends security detail for governor (AUDIO)

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network One Democrat says taxpayers should not have to pony up to help protect the governor when he speaks to national conservatives. During the Department of Transportation budget briefing before the Joint Finance Committee, Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) posed that question to Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb. “Do you think taxpayers should […]

Elections board officials say cuts could hurt audit changes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Leaders at Wisconsin’s elections board says plans to make changes after a critical state audit could be hampered by cuts in Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget. The Wisconsin State Journal reports the Government Accountability Board is among several agencies that would see many of its behind-the-scenes functions consolidated under a pilot […]

Democrats offer apology for Walker comments

Democrats offer apology for Walker comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democrats want the state Assembly to apologize for comments Republican Gov. Scott Walker made comparing his standing up to union protesters to his ability to confront international terrorists. The resolution was offered Thursday at the beginning of debate over a bill to make Wisconsin a right-to-work state. Republican Speaker Robin Vos […]

Assembly begins marathon session on right-to-work

Assembly begins marathon session on right-to-work

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Assembly has begun its session to debate a right-to-work bill, a discussion that’s expected to stretch into the early morning hours Friday. Speaker Robin Vos says he doesn’t expect all 63 Republicans to vote for the bill, but he says there will be far more than 50 votes to […]

Father, girlfriend to face trial in toddler’s death Father, girlfriend to face trial in toddler’s death

Father, girlfriend to face trial in toddler’s death Father, girlfriend to face trial in toddler’s death

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The father of a 3-year-old girl and his girlfriend will stand trial on charges in the toddler’s death in La Crosse County. Medical examiner Vincent Tranchida testified Wednesday in court that Audryna Bartsh had suffered bleeding on the brain, a black eye and more than 4 dozen scrapes and bruises […]


Agriculture

Dairy cow prices decline with milk

Dairy cow prices decline with milk

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Lower milk prices have prompted lower dairy cow prices over the last three months. The USDA National Ag Statistics Service says the average dairy cow price in the U.S. as of January 31st was $1,990 down $130 from the end of October. California saw the biggest decline with the average dairy cow […]

Teen seriously injured in Sheboygan Falls farm accident

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. (AP) – Officials say a teenager was seriously injured after he got caught in a piece of farm machinery in Sheboygan Falls. According to the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department, the 17-year-old male was working on an auger in a silo late Sunday afternoon when he got caught in the equipment. Department officials […]

Record year for Wisconsin ag exports

Record year for Wisconsin ag exports

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Wisconsin agricultural exports hit a record $3.7 billion in 2014; a 13.6 percent increase over 2013 and the fifth consecutive annual increase. Exports of dairy and dairy derivatives from the Badger State totaled $479 million last year up 2 percent from 2013. Miscellaneous food exports increased 17 percent to $369 million, beverage […]

World Dairy Expo individual award nominations due

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield This Sunday, February 15th is the deadline to nominate individuals for World Dairy Expo’s Dairy Woman, Man, International Person and Industry Person of the Year.  The four winners will be honored at the annual Dinner with the Stars at World Dairy Expo this fall.  Details and nomination forms are available here:

Walker makes new appointments in Wisconsin

Walker makes new appointments in Wisconsin

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced a few new staff appointments within his administration. Among the appointments: Sandra Chalmers becomes Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). Chalmers was the Administrator of the Division of Trade and Consumer Protection dealing mainly with consumer protection, weights and measures.  […]

National News

US factory orders slip 0.2 percent

US factory orders slip 0.2 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – Orders to U.S. factories fell again in January but a key investment category showed a gain. The Commerce Department says orders to factories edged down 0.2 percent in January following declines of 3.5 percent in December and 1.7 percent in November. In an encouraging sign, orders in a category viewed as a […]

Justices will hear gay marriage cases on April 28

Justices will hear gay marriage cases on April 28

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will hear arguments over same-sex marriage on April 28. The court released its calendar Thursday for the final two weeks of arguments this term and allotted the gay marriages cases two-and-a-half hours on the last Tuesday in April. The cases come from the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of […]

White House counsel’s office didn’t know Clinton was using personal email account

White House counsel’s office didn’t know Clinton was using personal email account

WASHINGTON (AP) – The e-mail habits of Hillary Rodham Clinton weren’t known to everyone at the White House. That’s according to a person familiar with the issue — who says the White House counsel’s office wasn’t aware at the time that she was relying solely on a private email account as secretary of state. The […]

Man who lost legs takes stand against Tsarnaev

Man who lost legs takes stand against Tsarnaev

BOSTON (AP) – A man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon attacks has taken the witness stand in the trial of bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Jeff Bauman walked slowly into the courtroom Thursday using two prosthetic legs. He began his testimony describing how he went to the marathon April 15, 2013, to see his […]

Plane skids off runway at LaGuardia, crashes through fence

NEW YORK (AP) – Fire officials in New York say if there are any injuries from this morning’s incident at LaGuardia airport, they are minor ones. A plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway while landing, crashing through a chain-link fence and apparently losing its right wing. The plane carried 125 passengers and five crew […]