Sports

Wisconsin, UNC, Florida, UCLA lead Atlantis field

Wisconsin, UNC, Florida, UCLA lead Atlantis field

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) – By Saturday night, some of the top teams in college basketball will know a lot more about themselves. A quick trip to the Bahamas might set them up for big things this season as well. The Battle 4 Atlantis starts on Wednesday, with an eight-team field featuring four Top 25 […]

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New policy for Paul Bunyan’s Axe

New policy for Paul Bunyan’s Axe

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network The Wisconsin Badgers currently have possession of Paul Bunyan’s Axe.  If the Minnesota Gophers can pull off the upset over the Badgers on Saturday, they won’t have the chance to sprint across the field to the Badger sideline to take back the Axe. The two schools decided to change policy […]

More than just axe game for No. 14 Badgers, Gordon

More than just axe game for No. 14 Badgers, Gordon

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Take a good look at Melvin Gordon when No. 14 Wisconsin meets No. 22 Minnesota on Saturday. It could be his last game at Camp Randall Stadium. The junior and Heisman Trophy candidate isn’t saying whether Saturday will be his last home game. But Gordon let out a big laugh when […]

Lacy, Packers power past Vikings 24-21

Lacy, Packers power past Vikings 24-21

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Eddie Lacy rushed for 125 yards on 25 carries, both season highs to help Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers hang on for a 24-21 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Lacy scored twice, on a run in the first quarter and a catch in the fourth. Then, he rumbled […]

Local News

Jackson County authorities search for missing woman

Jackson County authorities search for missing woman

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding a missing and endangered 49-year-old woman. The Sheriff’s Office said because of medical reasons it is important to find Roberta K. Rave as soon as possible. Her family is asking for assistance in locating her. Authorities said Rave drives a 2008 tan Dodge […]

Damage reported at Vernon County park

Damage reported at Vernon County park

Property Damage during the evening hours of Monday, November 24, 2014 or early morning hours of Tuesday, November 25, 2014, severe damage was done to the grass at Esofea Park, which is on Park Road in the Town of Jefferson. The intentional damage was done by at least two vehicles by driving and spinning through […]

Help available for Medicare enrollment changes

Help available for Medicare enrollment changes

Only a few days remain for Medicare enrollees to make choices about their benefits for next year.  Sunday December 7th is the last day of Medicare’s annual open enrollment period, when decisions can be made about health and prescription coverage for 2015. During annual open enrollment, persons enrolled in Medicare have a number of choices […]

Mail drop-off box stolen in Monroe County

Mail drop-off box stolen in Monroe County

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a missing U.S. Mail Drop box that was taken sometime between 1:00 p.m. on Nov. 22 and 8:00 a.m. on Nov. 24 from outside the Warrens Post office. The box was unbolted and removed. If anyone placed mail in the drop box over the weekend we encourage you to call […]

Florida man accidentally shot in the leg in town of Sterling

Florida man accidentally shot in the leg in town of Sterling

Vernon County Sheriff John  Spears reports an accidental shooting that occurred in the town of Sterling on Skrede Road at approximately 5:25 p.m on Sunday. According to the Sheriff’s Office Antonio A. Cruz,  71, of Viroqua was unloading his gun outside of his residence when the firearm accidentally discharged and the bullet went through the […]

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Obituaries

John T. Larson

John Theron Larson, age 48 formerly of Westby and Cashton passed away on Thursday, November 20th Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 26th at 11 a.m. at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby. Friends may also call on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Wednesday after 10 a.m. at the funeral […]

Donald L. Nundahl

Donald L. Nundahl, age 80 of Richland Center passed away on Tuesday, November 18th Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 22nd at 1 p.m. at the Clary Memorial Funeral Home in Richland Center. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 21 from 4 to 7 p.m., visitation will also be held on Saturday […]

Larry G. Stuempges

Larry G. Stuempges, age 82 of Coon Valley passed away on Wednesday, November 19th Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 22nd at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church.

Arthur “Art” Theige

Arthur “Art” Theige, age 87 of Westby passed away on Tuesday, November 18th A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 22nd from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley. A private funeral service will be held at the Vang Lutheran Church.

Kenneth E. Jasperson

Kenneth Edward Jasperson, age 88 passed away on Monday, November 17th Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 21st at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, November 20th from 3 to 6 p.m., and at the funeral home on Friday morning after […]

State

Wisconsin hospital gets $1.5M for neonatal care

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has received a $1.5 million donation to endow a family chair in intensive care. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the Wauwatosa health system announced the gift Tuesday from John and Linda Mellowes. Neonatal intensive care unit medical director Michael Uhing will be the first person to hold […]

State legislator to be sentenced on sexual assault

State legislator to be sentenced on sexual assault

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State Rep. Bill Kramer is headed to jail for five months after pleading no contest to fourth-degree sexual assault. Kramer, the former Assembly majority leader, reached a plea deal last month just before he was to go to trial on felony charges. He starts his sentence Dec. 4. Kramer, a Town […]

3 die in crash on Wisconsin Hwy. 35 near Onalaska

3 die in crash on Wisconsin Hwy. 35 near Onalaska

ONALASKA, Wis. (AP) – Three people have died in a head-on crash on Highway 35 north of Onalaska in western Wisconsin. It happened about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Highway Z. The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office says the initial call said it was a crash between two cars, but deputies arrived to find a third […]

USDA buying cranberries due to oversupply

USDA buying cranberries due to oversupply

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – An oversupply of cranberries from record harvests in Wisconsin and Canada has prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture to buy up to 68 million pounds of berries. The result will be more stable prices for cranberry growers. The oversupply means growers are getting between 10 cents and 19 cents a pound. […]

Wisconsin regulators to consider electric increase

Wisconsin regulators to consider electric increase

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State regulators are set to consider raising electric rates for tens of thousands of Dane County customers. Madison Gas and Electric has asked the Public Service Commission for permission to raise its fixed monthly rates from $10.44 to $19, the utility’s largest increase in the last decade. The proposal also calls […]

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Agriculture

Wisconsin dairy farmers to rake in big profits

Wisconsin dairy farmers to rake in big profits

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin dairy experts say some farmers are enjoying a sweet combination of record-high milk prices and record-low feed costs that are creating profits in 2014 that are six times higher than previous good years. Randy Greenfield, a dairy specialist for a Madison-based livestock feed company, says this year will prove to […]

Wisconsin ag exports climb 17 percent

Wisconsin ag exports climb 17 percent

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Agricultural exports are moving out of Wisconsin at a strong rate. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says Wisconsin farms and agribusinesses have exported nearly $2.8 billion worth or products to 138 countries so far this year. That’s a 17 percent increase over the same period last year. The […]

USDA Extends Dairy Margin Protection Program Deadlines

MADISON, Wisconsin, – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, speaking at the National Milk Producers Federation annual meeting, today announced extended deadlines for the dairy Margin Protection Program. Farmers now have until Dec. 5, 2014, to enroll in the voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The program provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the […]

Wisconsin milk production has record September

Wisconsin milk production has record September

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin dairy farmers had another record-setting month of milk production in September and are on pace to set a new annual record. According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service, Wisconsin milk production in September increased 70 million pounds from the previous September’s record-setting total of 2.29 billion pounds. State dairy farmers […]

Farmers remember to look out for electric or natural gas equipment during harvest time

Farmers remember to look out for electric or natural gas equipment during harvest time

Madison, Wis. – October 24, 2014 – This harvest, Alliant Energy reminds customers to pay extra attention to utility equipment while using farm machinery. Every fall, tractors, combines, augers, tillage equipment, tiling machines and other related equipment are at high risk to hit power poles, overhead or underground electric lines and natural gas pipelines or […]

National News

US consumer spending up 0.2 percent in October

US consumer spending up 0.2 percent in October

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumers picked up spending by a modest amount in October, a slight improvement after no gain at all in the previous month. The Commerce Department says consumer spending rose 0.2 percent last month, while September was revised from a decline to a flat reading. Income grew 0.2 percent in October, matching […]

Applications for US jobless aid jump to 313,000

Applications for US jobless aid jump to 313,000

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months. The Labor Department says weekly applications rose 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 313,000, the highest level since the first week of September. The four-week average, a less volatile […]

2 FBI agents shot, wounded in St. Louis area

2 FBI agents shot, wounded in St. Louis area

ST. LOUIS (AP) – An FBI spokeswoman says two special agents have been shot in St. Louis County and that the incident isn’t directly related to the Ferguson protests. Rebecca Wu, a spokeswoman with the FBI St. Louis Division, says the agents were assisting the University City Police Department execute an arrest warrant at 2:53 […]

Brown’s mother: Ferguson decision ‘heartbreaking’

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Michael Brown’s mother says it has been a “sleepless, very hard, heartbreaking and unbelievable” time for her since the announcement that a grand jury didn’t indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson for killing her son. Lesley McSpadden said during an interview on NBC’s “Today” show Wednesday that she also felt that […]

Black Friday gun buys test background check system

Black Friday gun buys test background check system

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) – As stores crowd with holiday shoppers, gun buyers will be challenging the nation’s background check system to keep up. There are already nine guns for every 10 people in the U.S. and someone is killed with a firearm every 16 minutes. Stakes are already high with about 40 background checks requested […]