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Packers move on from Seattle loss with offseason workouts

Packers move on from Seattle loss with offseason workouts

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – It was back to Lambeau Field for the Green Bay Packers on Monday for the first time since cleaning out their lockers in January following the stunning collapse against Seattle in the NFC title game. Defensive lineman Mike Daniels says he has watched tape of the game to learn from […]

Pirates sweep, Brewers off to worst start in team history

Pirates sweep, Brewers off to worst start in team history

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Gerrit Cole pitched six effective innings, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates swept Milwaukee 5-2 Sunday, leaving the Brewers with the worst start in team history. Milwaukee dropped its fifth straight game and fell to 2-10, the poorest record in the majors. Cole (2-0) improved to 9-1 in his last 10 […]

Lynn solid again, leads Cardinals to win over Brewers

Lynn solid again, leads Cardinals to win over Brewers

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Lance Lynn extended his April success with five solid innings and Matt Holliday had a two-run single in the first inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night. Lynn (1-1) allowed one run and six hits. He pushed his April record to […]

Wisconsin signs high school forward Khalil Iverson

Wisconsin signs high school forward Khalil Iverson

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin will fortify its frontcourt this fall after signing high school senior Khalil Iverson signed a national letter of intent on Wednesday to play with the Badgers. The 6-foot-5 Iverson averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists this season at Hayes High School in Delaware, Ohio. He’ll join current sophomores […]

Top college cager Kaminsky to be honored in Lisle

Top college cager Kaminsky to be honored in Lisle

LISLE, Ill. (AP) – College basketball great Frank Kaminsky will have his high-school jersey number retired Thursday in Lisle. The Naperville Sun reports the 7-foot Wisconsin center will be honored at Benet Academy, where he played from 2007 to 2011. The mayor of Lisle has declared April 16 “Frank Kaminsky Day.” Kaminsky – who saw […]

Local News

Two men from Genoa injured in two vehicle crash

Two men from Genoa injured in two vehicle crash

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports a two-vehicle collision occurred Monday afternoon at approximately 3:30, in the town of Genoa. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Kyle T. Strand, 28, of rural Genoa was driving west on Witcraft Ridge Road and collided head-on with a vehicle driven by Donald E. Oliver,  58, also of rural […]

Pedestrian struck by train in Prairie du Chien identified, authorities seeking witnesses

Pedestrian struck by train in Prairie du Chien identified, authorities seeking witnesses

The Prairie du Chien Police Department reports that on Saturday at approximately 1:19 a.m. officers responded to a report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a train at the East Blackhawk Avenue railroad crossing. An initial investigation shows a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was East/South bound and struck a 22-year-old Daniel M. […]

Search continues for Richland County girl that fell in the Wisconsin River on April 6

Search continues for Richland County girl that fell in the Wisconsin River on April 6

The search continues for the body of 5-year-old Angela Girton from Lone Rock who fell in the Wisconsin River on April 6 and is presumed drown. Richland County Emergency Management issued the following statement on Tuesday, April 21. The recovery operation will resume today to locate 5-year-old Angela Girton who fell into the Wisconsin River […]

West Allis man Med-Flighted after Vernon County crash

West Allis man Med-Flighted after Vernon County crash

A West Allis, Wis. man was flown by helicopter to a La Crosse hospital after being ejected from his vehicle in a single vehicle roll-over crash on State Hwy 27 just before 10 o’clock on Saturday night. Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports one vehicle rollover crash that occurred on State Hwy 27 just […]

Driftless Cafe and Viroqua Chamber bring home Main Street awards

Driftless Cafe and Viroqua Chamber bring home Main Street awards

DE PERE, Wis. – A veteran community in the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s Main Street Program and celebrating their 25th year as a Main Street Community, all eyes were on Viroqua at the De Pere 2015 Main Street Awards. Luke Zahm and his wife Ruthie, owners of the Driftless Cafe won second place in the WEDC’s Main […]

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Obituaries

Skyler J. Jarrett

Skyler J. Jarrett, age 20 of Viroqua passed away on Thursday, April 9th Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 14th at 1:00 p.m. at Our Saviors Luther Church in Westby. Family and friends may call at the Vossetieg-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua from 3 to 5 p.m.

Tracy A. Dregne

Tracy Alan Dregne, age 52 of Westby and formerly of Viroqua passed away on Sunday, April 5th Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 11th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until the time of service at 2.

Merrill V. Pugh

Merrill V. Pugh, age 80 of Soldiers Grove passed away on Tuesday, April 7th Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 11th at 11:00 a.m. at the Soldiers Grove Church of Christ. Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday at the […]

Margaret A. Gillingham

Margaret Ann Gillingham, age 83 of Richland Center passed away on Tuesday, April 7th Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 11th at the Pratt Memorial Chapel. Friends may call at the Chapel on Saturday morning from 9:30 until the service time at 11.

Ricky Bolstad

Ricky Bolstad, age 59 of Soldiers Grove passed away on Monday, April 6th Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 10th at 1:00 p.m. at Franklin Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m., and at the church on Friday from noon until […]

State

Justice Bradley to defend herself in Abrahamson lawsuit

Justice Bradley to defend herself in Abrahamson lawsuit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley is breaking with her colleagues on the state’s highest court and will serve as her own attorney in defense of a lawsuit brought by Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson. Abrahamson’s lawsuit is challenging when a constitutional amendment approved two weeks ago by voters takes effect. […]

Wisconsin poverty measure rises in 2013 despite job gains

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A new study shows poverty rose slightly in Wisconsin from 2012 to 2013, despite some job gains. The report released Tuesday by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers says the Wisconsin Poverty Measure rose to 10.9 percent in 2013, up from 10.2 percent in 2012. That measure was roughly 2.5 percentage points lower […]

Abrahamson lawsuit over chief justice change gets hearing

Abrahamson lawsuit over chief justice change gets hearing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal judge plans to hold the first hearing in a lawsuit filed by Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson challenging the timing of a constitutional amendment approved by voters two weeks ago. U.S. District Judge James Peterson scheduled a hearing Tuesday. It is likely to be mostly procedural, with […]

Visitor fee for Apostle Islands ice caves generates $140K

Visitor fee for Apostle Islands ice caves generates $140K

BAYFIELD, Wis. (AP) – The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore plans to use thousands of dollars generated through a new fee for visiting the ice caves this winter to cover the cost of additional staff and equipment. Officials are calling the fee sustainable after it brought $140,000 in revenue, a portion of which was shared with […]

Wisconsin Senate to consider eliminating gun waiting period

Wisconsin Senate to consider eliminating gun waiting period

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Senate is set to take up a Republican bill that would eliminate Wisconsin’s decades-old 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases. The waiting period was enacted in the mid-1970s. The bill’s chief sponsor, Sen. Van Wanggaard, a Racine Republican, says the waiting period was meant to allow time for background […]


Agriculture

Wisconsin agriculture officials ban poultry movement in three counties

Wisconsin agriculture officials ban poultry movement in three counties

Wisconsin Radio Network State officials have ordered a ban on moving poultry in three Wisconsin counties. State Veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw ordered the ban Friday on moving poultry to shows, exhibitions, and swap meets in Jefferson, Juneau, and Barron counties – all counties where the H5N2 avian influenza virus was recently found. Additionally, anyone owning […]

Wisconsin is latest state to report avian influenza

Wisconsin is latest state to report avian influenza

By Bob Hague – WRN -A highly pathogenic avian influenza has been found in Wisconsin. The H5N2 avian influenza has been confirmed in a commercial flock of 200,000 chickens in Jefferson County, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The flock is located within the Mississippi […]

Wisconsin DWD economist sees need for agriculture workers

Wisconsin DWD economist sees need for agriculture workers

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network An aging workforce will mean hard to fill positions in Wisconsin’s crucial agricultural industry. Department of Workforce Development chief economist Dennis Winters said challenges in the ag sector mirror those in the rest of the state’s economy. “From a workforce standpoint, and with the quantity problem, it’s going to be […]

Wisconsin dairy farm denies allegations of polluting wells

Wisconsin dairy farm denies allegations of polluting wells

LINCOLN, Wis. (AP) – Owners of a 4,000-cow dairy farm in northeast Wisconsin say the operation isn’t polluting drinking wells amid allegations from environmental groups. Press-Gazette Media reports owners of Kinnard Farms said in a statement Wednesday that they’re surprised by the allegations. They said the Kewaunee County farm follows strict regulations and strives to […]

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 […]

National News

VW edges GM in 1Q global sales to take at least No. 2 spot

VW edges GM in 1Q global sales to take at least No. 2 spot

DETROIT (AP) – Volkswagen Group edged out General Motors again to take at least second place in the race to be the world’s top-selling automaker. The German automaker said it sold 2.49 million Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and other brand vehicles from January through March. That was up 1.8 percent from a year ago. GM said […]

Justices: Police can’t extend traffic stop awaiting drug dog

Justices: Police can’t extend traffic stop awaiting drug dog

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court says police may not extend an ordinary traffic stop to seek evidence of crimes unrelated to the offense that prompted officers to pull a vehicle over. The justices voted 6-3 Tuesday in favor of a driver who was found to have methamphetamine in his car. Dennys Rodriguez was issued […]

AP sources: Senate leaders to unveil trafficking deal

AP sources: Senate leaders to unveil trafficking deal

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate leaders are poised to announce a deal to move forward on a stalled human trafficking bill, likely clearing the way for a vote on President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee. The deal was to be announced Tuesday morning as the Senate convened, according to an aide to Senate Minority Leader Harry […]

Judge urges jurors to keep an open mind

Judge urges jurors to keep an open mind

BOSTON (AP) – The judge overseeing the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told jurors they must keep an open mind on what punishment the defendant should receive. Judge George O’Toole spoke to jurors Tuesday before the start of the penalty phase of Tsarnaev’s trial. He told them they must […]

TSA adding new security measures for airline, airport staff

TSA adding new security measures for airline, airport staff

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Transportation Security Administration is tightening security rules for aviation workers months after a baggage handler in Atlanta was accused of smuggling guns aboard commercial aircraft. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says new security measures will include real-time, recurring background checks for aviation workers, including airline workers. It will also include a […]