Sports

Fill-in Fiers making a pitch for Brewers rotation

Fill-in Fiers making a pitch for Brewers rotation

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Mike Fiers is making an impression filling in for the injured Matt Garza in the Milwaukee Brewers’ starting rotation. Fiers is 3-0 with a 0.86 ERA in three starts since being called up from the minors two weeks ago and Garza is on the disabled list with a strained muscle in his […]

WIAA not willing to bend the rules to promote their product (Opinion)

WIAA not willing to bend the rules to promote their product (Opinion)

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network According to a story in the Green Bay Press Gazette this week, a week 7 high school football matchup between defending Fox River Classic Conference champion Ashwaubenon and rival Bay Port would have reached one of the ESPN family stations, if the game could have been switched to this Sunday. ESPN was willing […]

Bautista, Blue Jays end Brewers’ 5-game win streak

Bautista, Blue Jays end Brewers’ 5-game win streak

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Jose Bautista’s three-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays outslugged Milwaukee 9-5 Wednesday, snapping the Brewers’ five-game winning streak. Bautista hit a 1-2 pitch from reliever Brandon Kintzler into the Brewers’ bullpen in right field. The homer made a winner of R.A. Dickey (10-12), who gave up […]

NFL increases size of practice squads

NFL increases size of practice squads

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network The NFL and the NFLPA announced Tuesday, teams can add two more players to their Practice Squad, going from eight to ten players. The expansion of the Practice Squads covers the next two seasons and means a total of 64 more jobs will be available around the league in each […]

Pack rookie WR Adams hopes to help replace Jones

Pack rookie WR Adams hopes to help replace Jones

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers will be looking to replace the reliable production of receiver James Jones this season. He’s returning to Lambeau Field on Friday night as an Oakland Raider in a preseason game. It will be the first Packers’ home game second-round draft pick Davante Adams. He’s one of […]

Local News

Vandals kill students’ pheasants

Vandals kill students’ pheasants

RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. (AP) – Richland High School says vandals killed 39 young pheasants that were part of a student project and freed dozens of others. Maintenance workers also found a portable toilet had been tipped over at the athletic field and a piece of irrigation equipment was damaged. WISC-TV reports the high school’s agriculture […]

National Park Service settles with Effigy Mounds whistleblower

National Park Service settles with Effigy Mounds whistleblower

IOWA CITY, IA (AP)— The National Park Service has reached a settlement with an employee who said she was unfairly fired over the 1990 removal of ancient human remains from the Effigy Mounds National Monument, which were only recovered three years ago, newly released records show. Sharon Greener, a former employee at the northeastern Iowa […]

Oakdale man on mobility scooter struck by car while crossing street

Oakdale man on mobility scooter struck by car while crossing street

OAKDALE, Wis. — Sheriff’s deputies say a man riding an electric scooter was struck while crossing a highway in Monroe County. Authorities say Warren Bennett of Oakdale suffered life-threatening injuries when he was hit by a car on Hwy. 12/16 Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say a rural Sparta woman who struck Bennett was looking in her […]

GOP health care rationing to cost Wisconsin taxpayers $500 million

GOP health care rationing to cost Wisconsin taxpayers $500 million

LA CROSSE – Revised estimates from the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) regarding the cost of Gov. Walker’s health care rationing plan have added to the upcoming budget crisis for state taxpayers. An update from the LFB revealed that Gov. Walker’s Medicaid plan is costing taxpayers $206 million – almost $100 million more than originally expected – […]

Missing Crawford County girl found safe

On August 18th, 2014 at approximately 9:30 p.m. the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing 16 year old female in Bridgeport Township, Crawford County.  The report from the family was that the girl had gone out for a run at approx. 4 p.m. and didn’t arrive at her destination. The family […]

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Obituaries

Elaine Stussy

Elaine Stussy, age 74 of Cuba City passed away on Tuesday, August 19th Memorial service will be at 1pm on Saturday, August 23rd at the Kickapoo United Lutheran Church in Soldiers Grove, a celebration of life picnic will follow at the Soldiers Grove Park.

Howard J. Holen

Howard Jerrold Holen, age 92 of Westby passed away on Monday, August 18th Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Thursday, August 21st at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the church from 10am until the time of service at 11

Janet Oneal

Janet Oneal, age 80 of Viroqua passed away on Sunday, August 17th Memorial service will be Saturday, August 30th at 11am at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Visitation will be from 10am until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Mary R. Weber

Mary R. Weber, age 68 of Cashton passed away on Thursday, August 14th A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 18th at 10:30am at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, in Middle Ridge. Family and friends are invited for a celebration of Mary’s life, Sunday, August 17th from 1 to 5pm with a […]

Diana L. Lewis

Diana L. Lewis, age 50 of Westby passed away on Monday, August 11th A visitation will be held from 4 to 7pm on Tuesday, August 19th at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby.  

State

Johnson: ISIS must be defeated (AUDIO)

Johnson: ISIS must be defeated (AUDIO)

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network While he is not pushing to send American troops into Syria and Iraq to deal with the terrorist groups known as ISIS, or the Islamic State, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) argues the threat posed by the group must be taken seriously. Johnson is calling on President Obama to develop […]

UW regents OK $95 million budget request

UW regents OK $95 million budget request

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The University of Wisconsin System’s Board of Regents has approved asking Gov. Scott Walker for $95 million in additional tax dollars in the next state budget. The regents voted unanimously to forward the request to Walker during a meeting at UW-Oshkosh on Thursday afternoon. System President Ray Cross wants the money […]

Federal court to unseal some John Doe documents

Federal court to unseal some John Doe documents

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal appeals court has decided to unseal more documents in a secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign. Prosecutors have been looking into whether Walker’s 2012 recall campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups on advertising and fundraising. One of the groups, Wisconsin Club for Growth, has convinced a federal judge […]

UW regents to consider budget request

UW regents to consider budget request

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The University of Wisconsin System’s Board of Regents is preparing to vote on whether to ask Gov. Scott Walker for $95 million in additional tax dollars in the next state budget. The regents were scheduled to take up system President Ray Cross’ proposal Thursday afternoon. Cross wants the money to cover […]

UW Regents contemplate requesting $95 million in state budget

UW Regents contemplate requesting $95 million in state budget

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network The UW Board of Regents could decide today whether to ask for another $95 million in the next two-year state budget.University of Wisconsin System officials say they need more tax dollars to help pay for the school’s new Talent Development Initiative, to create new STEM-related jobs — science, technology, engineering, […]

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Agriculture

72-stall robotic rotary breaks ground in Wisconsin

72-stall robotic rotary breaks ground in Wisconsin

In late August, GEA Farm Technologies broke ground on the installation of DairyProQ, a milking system allowing farms to install individual, fully automatic robotic milking stall modules on a rotary parlor. The installation of the 72-stall DairyProQ rotary parlor is occurring at Mlsna East Town Dairy, Cashton, Wis. click image to zoom While DairyProQ prototypes […]

Take time to take precautions

By: Bob Meyer Marshfield Clinic says they found an estimated 12 cases of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, among 607 people screened at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days last week. National Farm Medicine Center director Dr. Matthew Keifer says, “Of all the cancers farmers are at risk for, skin cancer is the No. […]

Secretary Newson: Klondike Cheese Company in Monroe Example of How Employees with Disabilities Can Help Employers Succeed

MONROE, Wis., Aug. 13 — The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development issued the following news release: Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson today cited Klondike Cheese Company in Monroe as an example of how recruiting and hiring people with disabilities can help employers succeed, which is the focus for Governor Walker’s proclamation of […]

Introducing: “The Wisconsin Spudmobile”

Introducing: “The Wisconsin Spudmobile”

By: Bob Meyer The Wisconsin Potato Growers are using this show to introduce “The Wisconsin Spudmobile”.  Built on a converted motorhome chassis, the bus features three slide-outs, walls and a ceiling that look like you are standing in a potato field and interactive displays which explain varieties, uses and the sustainability of potatoes.  Nick Somers […]

Implementing the Farm Bill

Implementing the Farm Bill

By: Bob Meyer Wisconsin’s USDA Farm Service Agency director Brad Pfaff is making the rounds at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, talking to farmers about the 2014 Farm Bill being implemented right now.  The top priority for Pfaff is to get dairy farmers informed about the new Margin Protection Program.  FSA and University of Wisconsin-Extension are […]

National News

The ice bucket stops with Obama

The ice bucket stops with Obama

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) – The bucket stops with President Barack Obama. Instead of pouring cold water over his head, Obama has poured it on the idea of becoming the highest-profile participant of the ice bucket challenge. The dare is sweeping the country and has raised more than $40 million for the ALS Association and raised […]

Wildfire burning northeast of Bakersfield nearly half contained after scorching 6 square miles

KERNVILLE, Calif. (AP) – Crews continue to build containment lines around a wildfire burning in steep terrain northeast of Bakersfield, California. Kern County fire officials say the blaze near Lake Isabella is 48 percent contained after scorching more than six square miles of dry brush. Eight single-family homes and 10 outbuildings have been destroyed since […]

Nixon orders withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson

Nixon orders withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. Nixon announced what he called a systematic withdrawal of Guard officers on Thursday. He says they’ve effectively protected the […]

Missionary doctor ‘thrilled to be alive’ after recovering from Ebola

ATLANTA (AP) – A missionary doctor who’s been released from the hospital after recovering from Ebola says he’s “thrilled to be alive.” Kent Brantly choked up as he spoke at a news conference today at Emory University Hospital, calling it “a miraculous day.” Brantly is one of two American aid workers who were treated at […]

US diplomats barred from ice bucket challenge

US diplomats barred from ice bucket challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) – The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don’t look for any more U.S. diplomats getting in on the fun. Lawyers at the State Department have banned American ambassadors and other high-profile foreign service officers from participating in the ice-bucket challenge to […]