Sports

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. […]

Concussion study says NCAA needs improvement

Concussion study says NCAA needs improvement

BOSTON (AP) – A new survey says colleges are still inconsistent in the way they handle athletes’ concussions. The Harvard University study comes more than four years after the NCAA began requiring schools to educate their players about the risks of head trauma and develop plans to keep injured athletes off the field. Researchers looked […]

Aaron Rodgers going for consistency, not records

Aaron Rodgers going for consistency, not records

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A Green Bay Packers quarterback may someday reclaim the career record for touchdown passes that once belonged to Brett Favre. But it’s going to take a while for Aaron Rodgers to get even close to the 510 touchdown throws that current record-holder Peyton Manning has. Rodgers has 206 TD passes […]

Experienced, hungry Badgers look to replace Brust

Experienced, hungry Badgers look to replace Brust

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Badgers are back at practice and hungry to make another run to the Final Four. The team’s biggest question is replacing sharpshooting guard Ben Brust, who was a senior last season. Coach Bo Ryan could turn to forward Nigel Hayes, the Big Ten’s Sixth Man of the Year, or […]

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Local News

Prairie du Chien man crashes in Vernon County after suffering medical condition

A 75-year-old Prairie du Chien man was injured Wednesday in a one-car accident caused by a medical problem. The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office says Byron Bills was driving south on State Highway 14 near B&L Lane in the town of Franklin when he lost control of his vehicle,  left the road and rolled over. He […]

Couleecap Celebrates National Energy Awareness Month and Weatherization Day

Couleecap Celebrates National Energy Awareness Month and Weatherization Day

Westby, WI – Each year, October 30 is recognized as Weatherization Day. This day marks an annual opportunity to bring attention to the fact that low income households spend a disproportionate percentage of their annual incomes on home energy bills. The National Network of Weatherization Assistance Programs, of which Couleecap is a member, provide cost-effective, […]

2 people from West Salem injured in Monroe County crash

Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin reports two people from West Salem were injured when their vehicle overturned on Wednesday in Monroe County. At about 11:02 p.m. 54-year-old Cheryl Freit of West Salem was driving north on State Highway 27, .3 miles south of Eagle Ave. in the town of Sparta when she veered across the center […]

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 […]

Southwest Tech to host Grand Opening of Student Salon

Southwest Tech to host Grand Opening of Student Salon

Fennimore – Southwest Tech is celebrating October as National Cosmetology Month, by hosting a Grand Opening in the Creative Elements Student Salon on Monday, October 27, 2014 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. The Creative Elements Salon has just re-opened after recent renovations. Current students in the Cosmetology program will be providing complimentary hand massages, paraffin dips, […]

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Obituaries

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.

Agnes I. Davis

Agnes Imogene Davis, age 95 of Soldiers Grove passed away on Friday, October 17th Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, October 24th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday after 11a.m.

State

Hunters killing Wisconsin wolves quicker this year

Hunters killing Wisconsin wolves quicker this year

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Hunters are killing Wisconsin wolves so quickly this year it looks like the state’s third annual season is headed for an early end. The four-and-a-half month-long season began on Oct. 15 with a statewide kill limit of 150 animals. As of Thursday morning, hunters had harvested 103 wolves, or nearly 70 […]

Lawmaker reaches plea deal on sex assault charges

Lawmaker reaches plea deal on sex assault charges

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State Rep. Bill Kramer has reached a plea deal with Waukesha County prosecutors on sexual assault charges. The former Assembly majority leader has agreed to plead no contest to two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree sexual assault. The Journal Sentinel reports the district attorney’s office will recommend a sentence of nine months […]

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 […]

Hunters kill 98 Wisconsin wolves

Hunters kill 98 Wisconsin wolves

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – It looks like Wisconsin’s third wolf season could be over soon. The season began on Oct. 15. It’s slated to run until Feb. 28 or until hunters reach the 150-animal statewide kill limit. The Department of Natural Resources says hunters had bagged 98 wolves as of Wednesday, leaving them 52 shy […]

Dems fault Walker for not seeking preschool grant

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker’s administration has not applied for up to $60 million in preschool development grants from the federal government, a move Democrats decried as irresponsible. The deadline for states to apply for as much as $250 million from the U.S. departments of Education and Health and Human Services is Friday. […]

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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

Accused White House intruder had been arrested there before

WASHINGTON (AP) – This isn’t the first time the man who was arrested outside the White House yesterday was in that situation. Records show that Dominic Adesanya was also charged with unlawful entry at the White House complex in late July. A court document says he told an officer that a security barrier he jumped […]

Average US 30-year loan rate falls to 3.92 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Average U.S. mortgage rates continued to slide this week, raising prospects of a wave of consumers refinancing their loans. The 30-year mortgage fell further below 4 percent. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year loan declined to 3.92 percent from 3.97 percent last week. The average rate is […]

Gauge of US economy posts solid 0.8 percent gain

Gauge of US economy posts solid 0.8 percent gain

WASHINGTON (AP) – A gauge designed to predict the economy’s future health posted a solid increase in September after no gain in the previous month. The Conference Board says its index of leading indicators rose 0.8 percent last month following a flat reading in August which originally had been reported as a small 0.2 percent […]

Senators ask gov’t for nationwide air bag recall

Senators ask gov’t for nationwide air bag recall

DETROIT (AP) – Two U.S. senators are calling on U.S. auto safety regulators to immediately issue a nationwide recall for cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp. Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts made the call in a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who oversees the National Highway […]

Secret Service dogs are OK after encounter with White House intruder

Secret Service dogs are OK after encounter with White House intruder

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Secret Service says two dogs that were kicked and punched by a White House intruder yesterday have been taken to a vet and treated for minor bruising. Both dogs were cleared to return to duty. Meanwhile, authorities are charging the suspect with felonies for allegedly assaulting the dogs and making threats. […]