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Vernon Memorial Hospital breaks ground for La Farge Clinic

Vernon Memorial Hospital breaks ground for La Farge Clinic

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The sun was shining on the community of La Farge Wednesday in more ways then one way. It was a perfect summer day and Vernon Memorial Hospital held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new clinic that will serve that community for years to come. It is a facility that has been in the planning for […]

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State Senator Shilling named Outstanding Legislator by Counties Association

State Senator Shilling named Outstanding Legislator by Counties Association

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

State Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) was honored recently by the Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) with a “WCA Outstanding Legislator Award” for her work on behalf of county government during the 2013-2014 Legislative Session. “As a member of the Joint Committee on Finance, Senator Shilling has been a real supporter of county issues this past […]

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41-year-old Sparta man and passenger injured in milk truck rollover crash

41-year-old Sparta man and passenger injured in milk truck rollover crash

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to the Vernon County Sheriff’s office 41-year-old Nathan Bousman of Sparta received non-life threatening injuries on Tuesday morning. The Sheriff’s Office says Bousman was traveling on Cty Hwy D when he lost control of the truck on a curve and rolled over. The tank of the truck became detached in the process of rolling […]

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Minnesota man convicted of killing La Crosse man and son wants new trial

Minnesota man convicted of killing La Crosse man and son wants new trial

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

La Crosse, Wis. (AP) – A 41-year-old man wants a new trial, after he was sent to prison for life for killing a La Crosse camera shop owner and his son. Jeffrey Lepsch of Dakota Minnesota told a circuit judge that 9 of the 12 jurors in his trial last summer thought he was guilty […]

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Westby woman hospitalized after medical condition causes accident

Westby woman hospitalized after medical condition causes accident

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports a single-vehicle crash that occurred on July 21,  at approximately 6:35 pm. The accident occurred on US Highway 14 in the Town of Viroqua. Ginger Jacobs, 48, of rural Westby was driving north on US Hwy 14 when she lost consciousness, crossed the median into the south bound […]

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Sparta woman who struck bicyclist arrested for OWI

Sparta woman who struck bicyclist arrested for OWI

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Monday at approximately 10:20 p.m., the Sparta Police Department responded to the scene of a traffic crash on Wisconsin Street just east of East Avenue. Jeremy D. Briggs, 38 of Sparta, was riding a bicycle eastbound on Wisconsin Street when he was struck from behind by a motorist who was also driving eastbound. Briggs […]

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Heat Advisory in our area

Heat Advisory in our area

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

  ReadyWisconsin is urging residents to take precautions against hot and humid conditions over the next several days. High temperatures are expected to reach the upper 80’s and 90’s along with high humidity on Tuesday. The heat index will peak in the 95 to 100 degree range tomorrow. The combination of hot temperatures and high […]

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Former Gov. Tommy Thompson endorses Kind challenger Kurtz

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson endorses Kind challenger Kurtz

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tony Kutz is one of three Republicans  challenging third district incumbent Congressman Ron kind (D-La Crosse) and landed a key endorsement in his bid to unseat Kind. Kurtz announced that he has received the endorsement of  the former Governer and Bush White House veteran Tommy Thompson. Thompson joins former Senator Dan Kapanke; Col. Ray Boland; […]

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(Update) Death of Iowa mans mother picked up in La Crosse ruled a homicide, no charges yet

(Update) Death of Iowa mans mother picked up in La Crosse ruled a homicide, no charges yet

| July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Forty-four-year-old Jonathan Neunaber of  rural Akron, Iowa is being held as a material witness in the deaths of his elderly parents has been returned to Plymouth County and is being held in the county jail. Neunaber was transported by deputies over the weekend from the correctional facility in La Crosse where he was taken into custody last week after […]

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7 counties added to emerald ash borer quarantine

7 counties added to emerald ash borer quarantine

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin agricultural officials have added seven more counties to the state’s emerald ash borer quarantine. The Department of Agriculture has found the destructive insect in three of those seven counties – Columbia, Grant and Monroe. The rest are in close proximity, which include Richland, Iowa, Lafayette and Green. That brings the […]

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