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NCAA Final Four field is set

NCAA Final Four field is set

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network Duke and Michigan State both punched their ticket into the NCAA Final Four semifinals this Saturday after winning their regional title games on Sunday. The Blue Devils knocked off Gonzaga 66-52 to advance to the Final Four for the 16th time and 12th under coach Mike Krzyzewski, matching the all-time record […]

Dekker latest star to emerge during NCAA run for Wisconsin

Dekker latest star to emerge during NCAA run for Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Wisconsin’s frontcourt players are turning into stars with stirring performances in the NCAA Tournament. Last year it was Frank Kaminsky; this year, it’s Sam Dekker. The junior had 27 points in the Badgers’ 85-78 victory over Arizona on Saturday to advance to a second straight Final Four. They will play unbeaten Kentucky […]

Badgers rally to beat UNC, advance to Elite for second straight year

Badgers rally to beat UNC, advance to Elite for second straight year

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network It required a second half rally, contributions from a two unexpected bench players, and a career night for a rising star to push the Wisconsin Badgers past North Carolina, 79-72, and into the NCAA Tournament’s Elite 8 for a second consecutive year. Junior Sam Dekker scored a career-best 23 points […]

Packers will enter NFL Draft with nine selections

Packers will enter NFL Draft with nine selections

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network It is no secret that Green Bay Packers General Manager Ted Thompson takes pride in collecting draft picks. More than a month out from the April 30-May 2 NFL Draft in Chicago, the Packers have been awarded two additional compensatory picks. The sixth-round selections, Nos. 210 and 212, are a […]

No. 16 seed Coastal Carolina won’t sneak up on Bo’s Badgers

No. 16 seed Coastal Carolina won’t sneak up on Bo’s Badgers

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Considering the scare Coastal Carolina gave Virginia last year, Wisconsin fans can be assured the Badgers are giving their opening opponent in the NCAA Tournament their full attention. The Chanticleers are back as a No. 16 seed, and they will be taking aim at the West Region’s top-seeded Badgers on Friday. […]

Local News

Cattlemen Meeting Announced

The Vernon County Cattlemen Association has scheduled their annual “Build a Better Beef” Meeting for Wednesday, April 15th.  This year’s meeting location will be at the VFW Club in Viroqua. The program will start at 6:00 p.m. with the “Build Your Burger Bar” dinner sponsored in part by Premier Cooperative and Chaseburg Farmers’ Cooperative. The […]

Joint field hearing Monday on Tomah VA Medical Center

Joint field hearing Monday on Tomah VA Medical Center

TOMAH, Wis. (AP) – A pair of U.S. House and Senate committees will hold a joint field hearing on allegations of narcotic overprescribing practices and retaliatory behavior at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tomah. The hearing is scheduled Monday in Tomah. The facility in west-central Wisconsin came under scrutiny in January following reports that […]

Westby man injured in weekend roll-over crash

Westby man injured in weekend roll-over crash

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reports a one vehicle crash that occurred Monday, March 30 at approximately 1:45 a.m. on State Highway 27 near County Road X in the Town of Christiana. According to the Sheriff’s Office a vehicle driven by Gabrial L. Gore, age 33 of Westby, WI was northbound on State Highway 27 […]

Kind: Bill could prevent problems like those at Tomah

Kind: Bill could prevent problems like those at Tomah

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Ron Kind says he hopes to establish regional pain management boards through the Department of Veterans Affairs to help prevent problems like those that occurred at a Tomah medical center. Kind introduced the bipartisan bill Wednesday saying he hopes the accountability boards would deter overmedicating. The Tomah hospital is […]

Couleecap serves thousands in need in 2014

Couleecap serves thousands in need in 2014

(Westby, WI) 2014 was a year of action for Couleecap! We are pleased to report that in 2014 31,536 people, or 14,797 households, benefitted from the valuable services of Couleecap. Couleecap offers help with housing, food, transportation, and more. Below are just a few of the many ways we were able to assist people in […]

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Obituaries

Rosemary Groves

Rosemary (Frett) Groves age 89 of Soldiers Grove passed away on Tuesday, March 31st Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 4th at 11 a.m. at the Soldiers Grove United Methodist Church. Family and friends may call from 9 to 11 on Saturday morning at the church.

Shirley A. Williams

Shirley Ann Williams, age 74 of Viola passed away on Wednesday, March 25th Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 4th at 12 noon at the La Farge Free Methodist Church. Friends may call at the church on Saturday after 10 a.m.

Cevil A. Daulton

Cevil A. Daulton, age 93 of Cashton passed away on Tuesday, March 24th Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 3rd at 11 a.m. at the Viroqua Church of Christ. Family and friends may call at the church on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of the services at 11.

Donald L. Cade

Donald Lane Cade, age 85 of Westby passed away on Saturday, March 28th Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 2nd at the Viroqua Church of Christ. Family and friends may call on Wednesday, April 1st from 4-7 p.m. at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua.

Harlan J. Kraabel

Harlan J. Kraabel, age 86 of Westby passed away on Tuesday, March 17th Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 23rd at 11 a.m. at Westby Coon Prairie Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held at the Vossetieg Funeral Home in Westby on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and at the church on Monday […]

State

Walker says Texas visit reinforced need to secure border

Walker says Texas visit reinforced need to secure border

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network Following a trip to Texas last week, Governor Scott Walker is convinced that security along the US-Mexico border needs to be a priority. Walker toured the border last Friday with Texas Governor Greg Abbott. During a stop in Plover on Monday, he said the trip helped reinforce for him the […]

Service Tuesday for victim of suspected bank robber

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. (AP) – A funeral service is scheduled for the Marinette County man authorities say was killed by a bank robbery suspect who later fatally shot a state trooper. A visitation and service will be held Tuesday for 59-year-old Thomas Christ at the Presbyterian church in Wausaukee. An online obituary says Christ is survived […]

Prison guard properly fired after bullying colleague

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A state hearing examiner says a prison guard who bullied a colleague who later committed suicide was properly fired. The Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission examiner cites an internal investigation following the guard’s death in which dozens of staffers were interviewed at Oakhill Correctional Institution. The State Journal says examiner Stuart Levitan […]

Gov. Scott Walker believes Bucks arena will move forward

Gov. Scott Walker believes Bucks arena will move forward

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says he believes stakeholders hoping to build a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team will be able to find a feasible financing option. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the governor has suggested using $220 million in state bonds to pay for the stadium, but it’s unclear whether […]

Condemnation for Governor Scott Walker’s changes to DNR

Condemnation for Governor Scott Walker’s changes to DNR

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network Controversial provisions in Governor Scott Walker’s proposed state budget could impact the future direction of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The Republican governor’s 2015-’17 spending plan would make the seven member Natural Resources Board – which currently has the authority to set DNR policy – a purely advisory body. […]


Agriculture

Senate passes WOTUS clarifications

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield The U.S. Senate passed a budget bill early Friday morning after a marathon voting session. The packaged passed on a 52 to 46 vote with all Democrats and Republicans Ted Cruz and Rand Paul voting against it. The bill includes amendments which state the EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rules do […]

Cattlemen Meeting Announced

The Vernon County Cattlemen Association has scheduled their annual “Build a Better Beef” Meeting for Wednesday, April 15th.  This year’s meeting location will be at the VFW Club in Viroqua. The program will start at 6:00 p.m. with the “Build Your Burger Bar” dinner sponsored in part by Premier Cooperative and Chaseburg Farmers’ Cooperative. The […]

Vernon County dairy organization offering new scholarships

Vernon County dairy organization offering new scholarships

The Vernon County Dairy Youth Fund Committee announced this week two brand new awards being presented to honor the achievements of youth interested and involved in the dairy project in Vernon County through 4-H, FFA, or dairy breed organizations. For the first time this year, two separate Vernon County Dairy Youth Fund Scholarships will be […]

Mercy For Animals Praises Great Lakes Cheese for Enacting Industry

Birnamwood, WI – Great Lakes Cheese, one of the largest cheese producers in the country, has just announced a significant new animal welfare policy that will improve the lives of thousands of cows across its dairy supply chain each year. The policy follows a shocking undercover investigation by Mercy For Animals at Andrus Dairy in […]

Dairy cow prices decline with milk

Dairy cow prices decline with milk

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Lower milk prices have prompted lower dairy cow prices over the last three months. The USDA National Ag Statistics Service says the average dairy cow price in the U.S. as of January 31st was $1,990 down $130 from the end of October. California saw the biggest decline with the average dairy cow […]

National News

Police: Men in shooting at NSA had gone to hotel to ‘party’

Police: Men in shooting at NSA had gone to hotel to ‘party’

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) – Police say two cross-dressing men who crashed into a guarded entrance to the National Security Agency in a stolen car met the vehicle’s owner in Baltimore before heading to a hotel to “party.” Howard County police spokeswoman Mary Phelan says the SUV’s owner picked up the two men, dressed as […]

AP Exclusive: Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle

AP Exclusive: Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle

DETROIT (AP) – There’s a little-known danger on the nation’s roads from truck tires. Nearly all truck tires are built for a maximum sustained speed of 75 miles an hour. That’s been the standard since the middle of last decade, when drivers across the vast majority of the U.S. were allowed to go no faster […]

Computer expert: Tsarnaev’s brother searched for bomb parts

Computer expert: Tsarnaev’s brother searched for bomb parts

BOSTON (AP) – A computer expert testifying in the Boston Marathon bombing trial says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s older brother did Internet searches on bombing components in the weeks before the 2013 terror attack. The expert says search terms on Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s laptop included “detonator, “transmitter and receiver” and “fireworks firing system.” He says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s laptop […]

US consumer confidence rises in March

WASHINGTON (AP) – An improving job market drove U.S. consumer confidence higher this month after a dip in February. The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index rose to 101.3 in March from revised 98.8 reading in February. The business group takes into account expectations for the future and consumers’ assessment of current conditions. Consumers were more […]

Arkansas lawmakers poised to follow Indiana

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – State lawmakers in Arkansas are poised to enact a law similar to the one that has brought so much controversy in Indiana. A final vote could come today in the state House on a proposal to ban state and local governments from infringing on someone’s religious beliefs without a “compelling” […]