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Annual fence slogan nod to Ha-Ha

Annual fence slogan nod to Ha-Ha

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – One of the traditions connecting the Green Bay Packers and their fans is an annual slogan painted on a fence across from Lambeau Field. The slogan goes up on Fred Harrsch’s fence just before the Packers start the regular season. The fence is even on Green Bay’s historical sites list. […]

Football season can kickoff gambling problems

Football season can kickoff gambling problems

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network Betting on football can be no fantasy. With NFL and college games now underway, Rose Gruber with Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling said people should know that its prime time for sports betting – and when that gets out of control, the impact can be devastating. “It isn’t always just […]

Brewers fall out of 1st place

Brewers fall out of 1st place

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network After 150 straight days of either leading the NL Central or being tied, the Milwaukee Brewers find themselves in second place today, 1-full game behind the St. Louis Cardinals. The Brewers lost their 6th straight game on Monday, falling 4-2 to the Chicago Cubs.  The Brewers have scored just 13 runs […]

For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) – A small auction house that’s becoming known for selling rare baseball memorabilia has come across a mother lode of cards prized by collectors. The collection from 1909, 1910 and 1911 features more than 1,400 cards including famous players like Cy Young and Ty Cobb. Troy Thibodeau from Saco River Auction Co. […]

Local News

Kind wants chemical stabilizer used in oil shipments

Kind wants chemical stabilizer used in oil shipments

Wisconsin Radio Network A Wisconsin congressman is continuing to urge oil shippers to chemically stabilize the oil before sending it on trains. Third District Democrat Ron Kind (D-WI) of La Crosse says there are perils with shipping oil, either by pipeline or by railcar, but a relatively low-cost additive makes the oil much less volatile. […]

Plane that crashed in Atlantic after entering restricted airspace connected to Viroqua

Plane that crashed in Atlantic after entering restricted airspace connected to Viroqua

The owner of a plane and the pilot that is believed to have died when his plane crashed in the Atlantic over the weekend has ties to Viroqua. WISN in Milwaukee has confirmed that Ronald Hutchinson, of Brookfield, Wisconsin, who also had ties to Viroqua, was the pilot of a plane that entered restricted airspace over […]

Carriage drivers to gather at historical site

Carriage drivers to gather at historical site

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Scores of carriage drivers are set to gather at a southwestern Wisconsin historical site this weekend. Villa Louis in Prairie du Chien will host the Villa Louis Carriage Classic on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event is designed to commemorate the era of horse-drawn carriages. The agenda includes obstacle races, show […]

GOP focused on attacking Technical Colleges, repealing academic standards

GOP focused on attacking Technical Colleges, repealing academic standards

LA CROSSE – As campuses across the state prepare for the start of another school year, legislative inaction on the student loan debt crisis continues to burden residents and working families. Key legislation supported by Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) to make college more affordable, provide student loan debt relief and lower costs for Wisconsin […]

VMH donates prescription drug drop-off box

VMH donates prescription drug drop-off box

Vernon Memorial Healthcare has donated a prescription drug drop-off box to the Viroqua Police Department as part of a program to provide safe and secure disposal of prescription medication. The goal of the program is to get unwanted drugs out of residents’ homes and into a safe, secure location where they can be disposed of […]

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Obituaries

Arlene G. Kapanke

Arlene G. Kapanke, age 86 of Chaseburg passed away Monday September 1st Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday Sept. 5th at the Lower Coon Valley Lutheran Church. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley and at the church on Friday from […]

Erling “Butch” C. Helgeson

Erling “Butch” C. Helegeson, age 85 of Stoddard passed away on Monday, August 25th A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, August 28th from 4 to 7pm at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley.

Arnold Haakenson

Arnold Jerold Haakenson, age 87 of Viroqua passed away on Sunday, August 24th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Thursday, August 28th at the Viroqua United Methodist Church. Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 to 8pm at the Thorson Funeral Home, and after 10am on Thursday at the church.

James M. Oium

James M. Oium, age 64 of Cashton passed away on Sunday, August 24th Funeral Services with military rites  will be held on Thursday, August 28th at 11am at Bethany Sandhill Lutheran church or rural LaFarge. Friends may call on Wednesday, August 27th from 4 to 7pm at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby, and at […]

Gayheart “Gay” Julius Gilbertson

  Gayheart “Gay” Julius Gilbertson, age 101 passed away on Sunday August 24th Funeral services will held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 27th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 26th  from 5-7 p.m.    

State

Group accuses Happ of going easy on child molester

Group accuses Happ of going easy on child molester

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A conservative investigative group is accusing Democratic attorney general hopeful Susan Happ of letting a child molester off easy because he was in a contract to purchase her house. Media Trackers released a statement on Tuesday saying court and land documents show Happ and her husband entered into a three-year land […]

Walker says ‘right to work’ not on agenda

Walker says ‘right to work’ not on agenda

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says making Wisconsin a “right to work” state is not a part of his agenda, but he refused to say if he would veto such a bill. In “right to work” states, private-sector workers can’t be required to join a union or pay dues as a condition of […]

Ryan: Purported beheading reflects Obama weakness

Ryan: Purported beheading reflects Obama weakness

MILWAUKEE (AP) – U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says the circumstances that led to the purported beheading of a second U.S. journalist by the Islamic State group reflect a weakness of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. Ryan heard the news Tuesday while taking questions at a luncheon at the Rotary Club of Milwaukee. An organizer told […]

Walker says he won’t make another jobs promise

Walker says he won’t make another jobs promise

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says he won’t make another job-creation promise like he did four years ago. Walker said Tuesday that his economic development plan to be unveiled in coming weeks will be a detailed proposal about how to grow jobs, but it won’t include a specific promise of how many jobs […]

Annual fence slogan nod to Ha-Ha

Annual fence slogan nod to Ha-Ha

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – One of the traditions connecting the Green Bay Packers and their fans is an annual slogan painted on a fence across from Lambeau Field. The slogan goes up on Fred Harrsch’s fence just before the Packers start the regular season. The fence is even on Green Bay’s historical sites list. […]

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Agriculture

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 […]

Wisconsin increases Zone D bear quota

By: Bob Meyer Citing an increase in human-bear conflicts, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is increasing the quota in Zone D in Northwest Wisconsin.  Zone D covers all of Douglas, Bayfield, Burnett, and Washburn Counties and parts Polk, Barron, Rusk and Sawyer Counties. DNR Northern Wildlife Supervisor Mike Zeckmeister says they would like to […]

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. […]

National News

Girl said Uzi was too much for her

PHOENIX (AP) – Police reports released Tuesday say a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder. Her family members were focused on the girl because they […]

Apple says some celebrity accounts compromised

Apple says some celebrity accounts compromised

NEW YORK (AP) – Apple says that some celebrity accounts were deliberately targeted and hacked, leading to the posting of nude photos online. The company says its investigation found that individual accounts had been compromised. It says there wasn’t a general breach involving its systems, including the iCloud and Find my iPhone services.

Former Va. governor’s corruption case goes to jury

Former Va. governor’s corruption case goes to jury

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The public corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, is in the hands of a federal jury. The seven-man, five-woman jury left the courtroom to begin deliberations Tuesday after hearing nearly two hours of instructions from U.S. District Judge James Spencer. The jury heard from dozens […]

Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) – A Justice Department lawyer has told a federal judge that a tough new Texas voter ID law was motivated by racial discrimination and should be struck down. Opening arguments began Tuesday in a trial over the measure Republican Gov. Rick Perry signed into law in 2011. Opponents call it the […]

US court hears debate in NSA phone records case

NEW YORK (AP) – A federal appeals court has expressed concern about the government’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records. The judges are questioning whether it could be extended to bank and credit card records as well. Questions about the scope of the program arose during arguments Tuesday before the 2nd U.S. Circuit […]