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Packers continue Lambeau neighborhood land buys

Packers continue Lambeau neighborhood land buys

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers latest purchase of property around Lambeau Field is the Road Star Inn. The hotel is among a growing number of properties in the team’s portfolio. The hotel’s general manager Andrew Schroepfer tells WLUK-TV the hotel will close in about a month. With the purchase, the Packers […]

Brother of Packers coach Mike McCarthy dies in Pennsylvania

Brother of Packers coach Mike McCarthy dies in Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The younger brother of Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy has died. A spokeswoman for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, says 47-year-old Joseph McCarthy died Wednesday morning at a hospital in McCandless in western Pennsylvania. Spokeswoman Amie Downs says the report from the Medical Examiner’s Office stated that Joseph McCarthy was taken to the […]

Kaminsky, No. 6 Wisconsin rout No. 25 Iowa 82-50

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Frank Kaminsky had 13 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 6 Wisconsin relied on tough defense to rout No. 25 Iowa 82-50 on Tuesday night. Sam Dekker added 17 points and eight boards for the Badgers (17-2, 5-1 Big Ten), who won their second straight since losing starting point guard Traevon […]

Brewers trade Yovani Gallardo to Rangers

Brewers trade Yovani Gallardo to Rangers

UNDATED (AP) – Pitcher Yovani Gallardo has been traded by the Milwaukee Brewers to the Texas Rangers for three players and cash. Gallardo was 8-11 last year with a 3.51 ERA in 32 starts last season and 89-64 with a 3.69 ERA in an eight-year career with Milwaukee. Infielder Luis Sardinas, and right-handers Corey Knebel […]

Local News

Lancaster woman who bought $30,000 SUV from local dealer victim of vehicle “cloning”

Lancaster woman who bought $30,000 SUV from local dealer victim of vehicle “cloning”

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is warning consumers to be careful when buying a used vehicle, especially one that’s priced “too good to be true.” The accompanying video describes one such incident. An innocent woman in Lancaster, Wisc., bought a used GMC Denali for $30,000 and for the last two years she has been […]

Local farmers attend soils seminar

Local farmers attend soils seminar

CASHTON, Wis. – Western Technical College’s Farm Business and Production Management program and 70 local farmers gathered in Cashton on January 16 to welcome nationally known soil expert, Jay Fuhrer. “It is great that this many farmers are willing to take time out of their busy schedule to learn something new,” said Dona Goede, instructor […]

Kickapoo Valley Reserve changes policy on “fat tire” bikes

Kickapoo Valley Reserve changes policy on “fat tire” bikes

According to a press release from the Kickapoo Valley Reserve (KVR) sent out today the reserve will now allow fat tire bikes on a portion of the reserve on a trial basis this winter.  The fat tire bikes are non-motorized, pedal bikes with tires of 3 ¾ inches wide or wider. The area open to the […]

Lawmakers call for hearings on VA pain management

Lawmakers call for hearings on VA pain management

TOMAH, Wis. (AP) – Some Wisconsin and Minnesota lawmakers are calling for congressional hearings after allegations of overmedication at the VA Medical Center in Tomah. U.S. Reps. Ron Kind of Wisconsin and Tim Walz of Minnesota on Thursday urged the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to examine the pain-management practices of VA medical centers nationwide. […]

Sen. Tammy Baldwin defends actions in Tomah VA investigation

Sen. Tammy Baldwin defends actions in Tomah VA investigation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Sen. Tammy Baldwin is responding to an accusation that she didn’t do enough to bring attention to overprescription of opiates at the VA Medical Center in Tomah. Baldwin’s office received a report on the problems in August from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ inspector general. Baldwin shared the report with a […]


Obituaries

Marcia Elaine (McHargue) Meshbesher

Marcia Elaine (McHargue) Meshbesher

Marcia Elaine (McHargue) Meshbesher, 73, finally met the one thing she couldn’t fix, fundraise, cook, or quilt her way through. She died peacefully after a short battle with pancreatic cancer on Sunday, January 12th, 2015. Marcia was born in Central City, Nebraska to Don and Lucille (Martin) McHargue. Growing up, she helped raise her siblings […]

Danny Rabold

Danny Rabold, age 69 of Necedah passed away on Wednesday, December 31st Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 3rd at the St. James Lutheran Church in Necedah. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service.

Harry E. Rego

Harry E. Rego, age 76 of Ontario passed away on Monday, December 29th Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 3rd at 11 a.m. at the Grace Community Church in Ontario. Family and friends may call on Friday, January 2nd from 3 to 7 p.m. at the church in Ontario, and from 10 a.m. until […]

Richard E. “Dick” Bakken

Richard E. “Dick” Bakken, age 88 of La Crosse passed away on Sunday, December 28th Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 3rd at the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in La Crosse. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.

Annastasia Bentley

Annastasia Bentley, age 88 passed away on Friday, December 26th A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, December 31st at St. Johns Church in Patch Grove. Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service at noon.

State

Wisconsin Assembly passes Supreme Court amendment

Wisconsin Assembly passes Supreme Court amendment

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a constitutional amendment that would rework how state Supreme Court justices pick their leader. The Wisconsin Constitution states that the justice with the most seniority is the chief justice. But the court’s conservative majority has been chafing under the leadership of liberal-leaning Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson. […]

Hard Rock says decision against casino ‘sad news’

Hard Rock says decision against casino ‘sad news’

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – The developer of the Menominee Nation’s proposed Kenosha casino says they’ve met every challenge confronting the project – and then some. Hard Rock International chairman Jim Allen says Gov. Scott Walker’s decision against the casino is “terribly sad news” for the nearly 9,000 Menominee tribal members. Hard Rock would have financed […]

Baby and man killed, 3 others hurt in Milwaukee stabbing

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Authorities say a baby and a man were stabbed to death in an attack at a Milwaukee duplex that left three other people wounded. Milwaukee fire officials told WTMJ-TV that the 7-month-old baby and middle-aged man were found dead in the west side home about 8:30 a.m. Friday. Three others, including two […]

Walker touts new alternative teacher licensing plan

Walker touts new alternative teacher licensing plan

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says he’s just trying to give schools more opportunities to find teachers in high-demand areas with his new proposal to create an alternative track for people with real-life experience to get licensed to teach. Walker told public school district administrators and school board members at an annual education convention […]

Walker tells school leaders he’s against sanctions

Walker tells school leaders he’s against sanctions

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker is telling Wisconsin public school district administrators that he does not support sanctions included in a Republican proposal targeting failing schools. Walker reiterated his position against sanctions during a speech Friday in Milwaukee at an annual education convention that draws superintendents, principals and other school officials. Assembly Republicans have […]


Agriculture

Local farmers attend soils seminar

Local farmers attend soils seminar

CASHTON, Wis. – Western Technical College’s Farm Business and Production Management program and 70 local farmers gathered in Cashton on January 16 to welcome nationally known soil expert, Jay Fuhrer. “It is great that this many farmers are willing to take time out of their busy schedule to learn something new,” said Dona Goede, instructor […]

U.S. milk production up for the month, quarter and year

U.S. milk production up for the month, quarter and year

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Milk production in the U.S. in December totaled 17.3 billion pounds up 3.1 percent compared to December of 2013. The nation’s dairy herd was at 9.3 million cows up 100,000 head from a year ago.  Production per cow averaged 1,862 pounds, a 37-pound increase over December of 2013. Milk production in the […]

The push for more organic milk producers

The push for more organic milk producers

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Packaged fluid milk sales in November totaled 4.2 billion pounds down 6 percent from November of 2013. Conventional milk sales were down 6.5 percent while organic milk sales were up 4.2 percent in November compared to a year ago. Total organic milk product sales in October were 215 million pounds up 10.7 […]

California unveils strict rules on pesticide

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Officials say farmers in California now have to abide by the nation’s strictest rules for a widely used pesticide. Brian Leahy, director of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, said Tuesday that the heightened rules will protect farmworkers and people who live near the fields. The pesticide, chloropicrin, is injected into […]

Cashton farmers honored for conservation work

Cashton farmers honored for conservation work

  Jack and Pat Herricks of Cashton were honored at meeting in Wisconsin Dells on Decemeber 7  for their conservation work. Back in November the Sand County Foundation and Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation announced Herricks Dairy Farm was the recipient of Wisconsin’s Leopold Conservation Award®.  The award honors Wisconsin landowner achievement in voluntary stewardship and management of […]

National News

11 rescued from sinking tow vessel off Hawaiian island

HONOLULU (AP) – Officials say 11 people are safe after being rescued from their sinking tow boat off the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The Coast Guard says it received an emergency call Thursday afternoon from the 95-foot Nalani after it began taking on water about 2 1/2 miles offshore. Emergency vessels rushed toward the scene, […]

NASA spacecraft almost to Pluto: Smile for the camera!

NASA spacecraft almost to Pluto: Smile for the camera!

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – It’s showtime for Pluto. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is nearing the end of its nine-year voyage to Pluto, with just over 100 million miles to go before reaching there this July. In the meantime – starting Sunday – it will begin photographing the mysterious, unexplored, icy world once deemed a […]

US home sales rise in December

US home sales rise in December

WASHINGTON (AP) – More Americans purchased homes in December, yet total sales slipped in 2014 as first-time buyers struggled to find houses. The National Association of Realtors says sales of existing homes rose 2.4 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million. But over the course of the entire year, sales […]

Gauge of US economy increases 0.5 percent in December

Gauge of US economy increases 0.5 percent in December

WASHINGTON (AP) – An index designed to predict the future health of the U.S. economy posted a fourth straight solid gain in December. The Conference Board says its index of leading indicators increased 0.5 percent in December after a revised gain of 0.4 percent in November. The index also posted solid gains in September and […]

Monthly US rents keep climbing, especially in San Francisco

Monthly US rents keep climbing, especially in San Francisco

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home rental prices continued to climb at a modest pace in December, but rapidly escalating costs in cities such as San Francisco and Denver suggest that apartment dwellers are facing more financial pressure. Real estate data firm Zillow says prices increased 3.3 percent in December compared with 12 months earlier. That’s […]