Sports

Quality depth helps in secondary for Packers

Quality depth helps in secondary for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Safety Morgan Burnett has missed a second day of practice with a calf injury that has Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy growing more concerned. The Packers play the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees on Sunday night. Green Bay is already missing starting cornerback Sam Shields, who sat […]

Brewers hire Darnell Coles as hitting coach

Brewers hire Darnell Coles as hitting coach

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Darnell Coles is the new hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers, a team that missed the playoffs in large part because of problems at the plate. Coles returns to Milwaukee after spending this season as the assistant hitting coach for the Detroit Tigers. Coles previously worked in the Brewers organization as the […]

Brewers have two Gold Glove finalists

Brewers have two Gold Glove finalists

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy and outfielder Gerardo Parra have both been named finalists for Rawlings Gold Glove Awards. Lucroy has developed into one of the top hitting catchers in the game, but today’s Gold Glove announcement shows Lucroy is getting the respect as a catcher that can play some outstanding defense […]

Pennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe’s body

Pennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe’s body

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The remains of famed athlete Jim Thorpe will remain in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago. A federal appeals court has thrown out a ruling that could have resulted in the remains’ removal to American Indian land in Oklahoma. Thorpe’s surviving sons had been fighting to […]

Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

UNDATED (AP) – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension. That word comes from a person familiar with the case. Rice was suspended indefinitely and the Baltimore Ravens cut him after a video became public that shows him knocking unconscious his then-fiancee in an elevator. […]

Local News

Viroqua Police ask for help with break in at Wild West Days grounds

Viroqua Police ask for help with break in at Wild West Days grounds

The Viroqua Police Department reported a theft at the Wild West Days grounds (Nelson Parkway) this week and are asking for the public’s help in finding those responsible. According to the police department several of the buildings on the grounds were entered sometime in early October and number of items were stolen. Taken were two […]

Electronic waste recycler adding jobs, relocating

Electronic waste recycler adding jobs, relocating

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A La Crosse company that recycles electronic waste has plans to add 110 jobs and relocate. Dynamic Recycling human resources manager Alicia Von Haden says they are “bursting out the seams” at their current location due to increased customer demand. The company will spend $2 million to renovate the shuttered […]

New tactical team trains in Crawford County

New tactical team trains in Crawford County

In 2013, The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office along with the Prairie du Chien Police Department began talks to form a joint tactical operation team. With approval from Sheriff Dale McCullick and Chief Chad Abram, the team was formed under the title of “Tri-River Special Operations Team.” The K9 Unit just recently joined the team as […]

Statewide search for Jackson County man

Statewide search for Jackson County man

A statewide alert has been issued by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office for an 18-year-old man convicted of sexual assault of a child. Caleb Rave of Black River Falls was on electronic monitoring/GPS and under house arrest, awaiting sentencing on Oct. 31, when he fled the area on Monday after withdrawing a large amount of […]

Iowa man charged in theft of ginseng plants

Iowa man charged in theft of ginseng plants

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa man is charged with illegally taking 134 ginseng plants from a state preserve. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports the plant has significant value and is typically sold in Asia, where it’s used as a natural medicine. Allan W. Gates of Central City is facing charges related to the plants’ […]

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Obituaries

Laurayne R. Solberg

Laurayne Renora Solberg, age 91 of Stoughton passed away on Monday, October 20th Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Sterling Lutheran Church on Saturday, October 25th. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.

Gordon Glick

Gordon Glick, age 86 of Mauston, formerly of Readstown passed away on Monday, October 20th Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 27th at the Richland Center Seventh Day Adventist Church at 1p.m. There will be no visitation.

George Alexander

George Alexander, age 87 of Soldiers Grove passed away on Monday, October 20th Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 25th at 1p.m. at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11a.m. until the time of services at 1.

Ole N. Sanwick

Ole N. Sanwick, age 72 of Viroqua passed away on Tuesday, October 21st Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 24th at 11a.m. at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 6p.m. and on Friday after 10a.m. at the Funeral Home.

Roland “Bud” J. Whitney

Roland “Bud” James Whitney, age 75 of Viroqua passed away on Saturday, October 18th Funeral services will be held at 1:30p.m. on Sunday, October 26th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until the time of services on Sunday.

State

Keeping threat of Ebola in U.S. in perspective

Keeping threat of Ebola in U.S. in perspective

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network A Madison College professor says media consumers need to keep the threat posed by Ebola in the U.S. in perspective. While it’s important to inform the public, Madison College marketing professor Steve Noll says 24-7 coverage of Ebola has little to do with the extraordinarily small likelihood of individuals in […]

State says most voucher recipients came from private schools

State says most voucher recipients came from private schools

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network New numbers from the Department of Public Instruction show many students receiving taxpayer-funded vouchers were already enrolled in private schools. Supporters of a statewide expansion of the private school voucher program have argued it will allow more children to escape troubled public schools. However, DPI figures show only about 19 […]

AG candidates set to debate on public television

AG candidates set to debate on public television

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin attorney general candidates Susan Happ and Brad Schimel are set to engage in their second debate. Happ, Jefferson County’s Democratic district attorney, and Schimel, Waukesha County’s Republican district attorney, are scheduled to appear together on Wisconsin Public Television on Friday evening. Polls show Happ and Schimel locked in a dead […]

Electronic waste recycler adding jobs, relocating

Electronic waste recycler adding jobs, relocating

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A La Crosse company that recycles electronic waste has plans to add 110 jobs and relocate. Dynamic Recycling human resources manager Alicia Von Haden says they are “bursting out the seams” at their current location due to increased customer demand. The company will spend $2 million to renovate the shuttered […]

Wisconsin man claims $1M Powerball prize

Wisconsin man claims $1M Powerball prize

STANLEY, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin man says he has no plans yet how to spend a $1 million Powerball prize. Robert Bogard of Stanley claimed his winnings Thursday. But Bogard admitted he has no particular plans on how to spend the money. The Leader-Telegram reports the 57-year-old paid his truck off and plans to […]

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Agriculture

EPA asked to investigate groundwater contamination

EPA asked to investigate groundwater contamination

KEWAUNEE, Wis. (AP) – Six environmental groups want federal regulators to investigate groundwater contamination in Kewaunee County. The groups have petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to exercise emergency powers under the Safe Drinking Water Act to investigate their concerns. The petitioners say the state Department of Natural Resources has failed to protect the drinking […]

Organic Valley among nations top agricultural cooperatives

Organic Valley among nations top agricultural cooperatives

WASHINGTON – OCT. 21, 2014 – – – In recognition of October as National Cooperative Month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA’s annual release of the Nation’s Top 100 Cooperatives. Iowa is home to more top 100 agricultural cooperatives than any other state, according to recently released USDA data.  The number of top 100 […]

Recent rainfall delaying fall harvest

Recent rainfall delaying fall harvest

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn and soybean harvests are behind schedule, and this week’s wet weather is keeping Wisconsin farmers from catching up. The La Crosse Tribune reports crop progress data released by the department Tuesday show both corn and soybeans fall short of the five year averages. […]

USDA Invests $274,000 in 21 Wisconsin Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

USDA Invests $274,000 in 21 Wisconsin Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

STEVENS POINT, WI – USDA Rural Development funded 21 rural Wisconsin energy projects under the latest round of Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) funding.  Eleven of the projects are solar projects, continuing the Obama Administration’s “all-of-the-above” energy strategy.  It is the most recent of a series of USDA actions to strengthen the country’s energy sector. […]

Governor Scott Walker Kicks off World Dairy Expo with Ribbon Cutting for New Holland Pavilions at Alliant Energy Center

Governor Scott Walker Kicks off World Dairy Expo with Ribbon Cutting for New Holland Pavilions at Alliant Energy Center

Madison – Governor Scott Walker today made a stop at World Dairy Expo and participated in the ribbon cutting for the expansion and grand opening of the New Holland Pavilions, which also marks the kick-off of World Dairy Expo.  The $24 million project began in April following the Midwest Horse Fair. “World Dairy Expo draws […]

National News

US new-home sales close to flat in September

US new-home sales close to flat in September

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. sales of new homes were essentially flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying. The Commerce Department says new-home sales edged up 0.2 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 467,000. The report also revised down the August sales […]

California startup unveils gun technology for cops

California startup unveils gun technology for cops

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) – A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer’s weapon has been fired. The latest product by Yardarm Technologies would notify dispatchers in real time when an officer’s gun is taken out of its holster and when it’s fired. It can also track where the […]

2 police officers wounded by hatchet-wielding man

NEW YORK (AP) – Police in New York City say one officer is in critical but stable condition and another is stable after they were attacked yesterday by a hatchet-wielding man. Authorities say security videotape shows the man attacking four rookie police officers in a busy commercial district in Queens. The man was seen on […]

Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case

Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case. Obama spoke Thursday night to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The White House says some officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were already on the ground, […]

Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles

Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles

DETROIT (AP) – Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch. The recall affects Embrace 35/9999 models with an AmSafe QT1 buckle. Documents posted by U.S. safety regulators say that if the buckles don’t release easily, it may be difficult to get a child out of […]