Sports

Brewers knock off Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings

Brewers knock off Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Carlos Gomez walked, stole second and third and scored the go-ahead run on a bloop hit by rookie Hector Gomez in the 12th inning as the Milwaukee Brewers ended the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals’ three-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory Tuesday night. Brandon Kintzler got the last out in […]

WIAA Prep Football Rankings

WIAA Prep Football Rankings

(AP) – Here is The Associated Press high school football poll. The poll includes first-place votes in parentheses, season record, total points and last week?s ranking, as voted upon by a statewide panel of sports writers. Teams are arranged in three divisions of equal size based on current enrollments Large Division School Record Points Last […]

Jets OC takes blame for timeout that negated TD

Jets OC takes blame for timeout that negated TD

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) – New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg takes full blame for the timeout call that negated a tying touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Mornhinweg said Monday that he tried to get coach Rex Ryan’s attention on the sideline on the fourth-and-4 play from the Packers 36 with […]

Rested No. 19 Badgers look to get Gordon going

Rested No. 19 Badgers look to get Gordon going

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin is rested after a bye week and ready to get star tailback Melvin Gordon going again. Gordon was held to 38 yards on 17 carries two weekends ago in the 19th-ranked Badgers’ 37-3 win over Western Illinois after the lower-division school stacked the box. Gordon said Monday that he even […]

NFL: Domestic violence experts added as advisers

NFL: Domestic violence experts added as advisers

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL says three experts in domestic violence will serve as senior advisers to the league. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams Monday announcing that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith will “help lead and shape the NFL’s policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault.” […]

Local News

Most school districts in our area make the grade in second year of report cards

Most school districts in our area make the grade in second year of report cards

A majority of Wisconsin schools and school districts meet or exceedexpectations for student achievement, according to the annual report card from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. DPI says 88.3 percent of schools and 98.1 percent of districts had scores that met expectations or better. The report card evaluates schools and districts on achievement and […]

Sparta wedding disrupted by fight

Sparta wedding disrupted by fight

Sparta police are reporting that on September 6th, at 10:23 pm, officers responded to a fight outside Club 16 involving several members of a wedding party. Officers arrived and saw Joshua M. Bray, 25, of Boscobel, running north across Wisconsin Street. Witnesses stated Bray had been starting problems inside Club 16.  According to witnesses, Bray got […]

Caught in the Net: Cast announced for UW-Richland Theatre fall farce

Caught in the Net: Cast announced for UW-Richland Theatre fall farce

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Pictures from the 2014 Vernon County Fair

Pictures from the 2014 Vernon County Fair

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Experts predict fall color peak in Coulee Region

Experts predict fall color peak in Coulee Region

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin biologists are predicting vibrant fall colors on foliage throughout the Coulee Region. The La Crosse Tribune reports experts say the area has seen plenty of water during the spring and summer months. Tim Gerber, biology professor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, says warm days and cool nights should […]

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Obituaries

Betty Lou Thompson

Betty Lou Thompson, age 84  passed away on Friday, September 12th Private family services will be held at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua with burial in the Viroqua Cemetery.

Keith L. Mills

Keith LaVerne Mills, age 82 of Viroqua passed away on Wednesday, September 10th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, September 15th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 5 to 7pm.

Effie E. Peterson

Effie E. Peterson, age 100 of Cashton passed away on Wednesday, September 10th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, September 13th at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Norwalk. Family and friends may call from 10am until the time of services at the church.

Harriet C. Hulsether

Harriet C. Hulsether, age 84 of Viroqua passed away on Tuesday, September 9th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, September 13th at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua. Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 7pm at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua, and at the church on Saturday from 10am […]

Roger Peterson

Roger Peterson, age 83 of Viroqua passed away on Thursday, September 4th A Memorial Service will be held at 1pm an Monday, September 8th at the Bethel Lutheran Church in rural Viroqua. Visitation will be from 11:30am until the time of service at the church.

State

Man owing $250K in child support pleads not guilty

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A man who owes $250,000 in Wisconsin child support has pleaded not guilty to charges he failed to pay child support. Forty-eight-year-old Raul Cardona appeared in Milwaukee County court on Monday. Cardona was arrested last month at a private golf course in Los Angeles. He is charged with 10 felony counts of […]

Elections official calls GOP complaint ‘absurd’

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s chief elections officer calls complaints by the state Republican Party over the newly redesigned ballot “absurd.” Government Accountability Board director Kevin Kennedy on Tuesday addressed complaints raised by state GOP director Joe Fadness that the redesigned ballot is confusing, may benefit Democratic candidates and should be redone before the Nov. […]

Absentee ballot recipients will need to show ID

Absentee ballot recipients will need to show ID

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Thousands of Wisconsin voters who requested absentee ballots will have to present copies of their photo identification to have those ballots counted. A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated the photo ID requirement, after more than 11,800 voters requested absentee ballots. They did not have to present copies of their photo […]

Wisconsin wants court’s gay marriage ruling stayed

Wisconsin wants court’s gay marriage ruling stayed

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is asking a federal appeals court to stay a ruling that Indiana and Wisconsin’s gay marriage bans were unconstitutional. Van Hollen’s office said Tuesday it was requesting the stay out of “an abundance of caution.” It says a district court already made clear the ruling […]

Wisconsin school report cards released

Wisconsin school report cards released

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Netwrok All but about two percent of Wisconsin’s 424 public school districts met or exceeded the state’s achievement expectations during the last school year. Annual report cards released by the state Department of Public Instruction on Tuesday also show that 88 percent of individual schools met or surpassed their expectations. It’s […]

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Agriculture

The evolving robotic milker

The evolving robotic milker

By: Bob Meyer The use of robotic milking machines is gaining popularity in the dairy industry.  Some see the robots as a way to keep their herd small yet not be tied to milking those cows every day.  Others see the robots as a reliable replacement for hard-to-find dependable labor.  There are farms with one […]

Vernon County Farm Bureau to hold annual meeting in La Farge

Members of the Vernon County Farm Bureau will hold their annual meeting on Monday, September 22nd at 7:30pm at the Rockton Tavern in La Farge. All Farm Bureau members are encouraged to attend this important meeting to help create policy resolutions and vote in elections for county board directors. Also being selected will be the […]

The rains have come to Wisconsin

By: Bob Meyer What a difference a couple of weeks can make.  Two weeks ago, Wisconsin farmers were getting quite concerned about how dry it was getting in the Badger State.  And then it rained…and rained…and rained!  In the last week: Vernon County reporting 3 inches of rain, Portage County had over 4, Buffalo County […]

NCR-SARE grants available

By: Bob Meyer The 2015 North Central Region – Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) Farmer Rancher Grant Call for Proposals is now available. Farmers and ranchers in the North Central region are invited to submit grant proposals to explore sustainable agriculture solutions to problems on the farm or ranch. Proposals should show how […]

USDA Wisconsin Farm Service offering Margin Protection Program for producers

USDA Wisconsin Farm Service offering Margin Protection Program for producers

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 28 2014 — USDA Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Brad Pfaff, announced today that starting Sept. 2, 2014, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between […]

National News

Man drives across US, confesses to 1997 homicide

PHOENIX (AP) – A North Carolina man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after confessing that he killed an Arizona woman with a flashlight more than 15 years ago. Police say they probably would have never solved the cold case had 55-year-old Matthew Gibson not driven across the country to confess killing Barbara […]

Obama heads to US Central Command

Obama heads to US Central Command

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – President Barack Obama is consulting today with military officials about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants. He’ll be visiting U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida. Meanwhile, Congress continues debate on whether the U.S. should train and arm Syrian moderate troops in the battle against the militants. The House could […]

House passes ‘no welfare for weed’ bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House has passed a bill that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. Supporters call it the “no welfare for weed” bill. The bill would prevent people from using government-issued welfare debit cards to make […]

Financial markets awaiting any Fed signal on rates

WASHINGTON (AP) – The presence or absence of two key words could signal investors Wednesday on the Federal Reserve’s interest rate plans. The Fed will issue a statement after wrapping up a two-day meeting and the phrase that investors will be alert for is “considerable time” as they search for clues about the timetable for […]

Crews gain ground on Northern California wildfire

Crews gain ground on Northern California wildfire

WEED, Calif. (AP) – Firefighters are gaining ground on a wildfire that raced through a far Northern California town, damaging or destroying 100 homes and a church. State fire spokeswoman Suzi Brady said Tuesday morning that the fire in the town of Weed near the Oregon border was 20 percent contained. There were no flames […]