By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network Green Bay Packers cornerback Jarrett Bush was arrested early Sunday morning by the Vacaville (California) Police on a charge of disorderly conduct while under the influence. It’s a misdemeanor charge and Bush was released on after paying $1600 bail. Bush has been a core special teams player for nine seasons in […]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Frank Kaminsky scored 31 points in his final home game, sophomore Nigel Hayes added 14 and No. 5 Wisconsin clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title with a 68-61 victory Sunday over Michigan State. Kaminsky celebrated Senior Day with a dominating performance, going 11 of 17 from […]
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Two industrial engineering students at the University at Buffalo have been working on a new NFL schedule to minimize competitive imbalance. Kyle Cunningham and Niraj Pandy say they’ve developed an algorithm that comes close to matching – and in some cases improving – a schedule the NFL produces each year. They […]
MILWAUKEE (AP) – The owners of the Milwaukee Bucks have selected three architectural firms to design the basketball team’s new downtown arena. Missouri-based Populous will serve as the lead agency on the design team. The company has worldwide experience designing arenas, stadiums, ballparks and convention centers. Populous has designed 15 NBA or NHL arenas, and […]
MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Green Bay Packers have released inside linebacker A.J. Hawk, cutting ties with the nine-year veteran and respected locker room presence. Hawk leaves Green Bay with 1,118 tackles, tops in the franchise since 1975. He appeared in 142 out of a 144 possible regular-season games with 136 starts since being drafted in […]
BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – Devil’s Lake State Park is officially an historic place. The Baraboo News Republic reports the park was nominated to be listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places last year and recently won approval by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Wisconsin Historical Society. Devil’s Lake is […]
Wisconsin Radio Network Senator Ron Johnson is threatening to subpoena an investigation file into the issues at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center if the VA won’t turn the files over. Johnson is giving Acting VA Inspector General Richard Griffin until 5pm this afternoon to turn over the document. In a letter obtained by Gannett, […]
The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office says they have arrested a Seneca man on charges that he exposed a child to harmful materials. According to a Sheriff’s Department report on Tuesday the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department conducted a search at the residence of Ricky T. Olson, 56, of Seneca on Stoney Point Road. After an investigation […]
TOMAH — A Wisconsin mother who lost her 2-year-old daughter is urging families with young children to install door alarms. Courtney Mazur, of Tomah, went outside to start her fiance’s truck early one morning last week and discovered her daughter face down on the patio. Mazur says Raelyn and her 5-year-old step sister apparently decided […]
Wisconsin Radio Network The Veterans Administration has scheduled a town hall style meeting in Tomah to discuss recent care and over-medication issues. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs lead investigator and Tomah staff plan to hear what patients, their families, and the general public have to say about the treatment they’ve received. This meeting is through […]
Audrey G. Herold, age 88 of rural Stoddard passed away on Sunday, March 1st Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, March 4th at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the service time at noon.
Robert D. Mueller, age 71 of Stoddard passed away on Friday, February 27th A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 8th from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Stoddard American Legion Hall with military honors at 2:30 by the Stoddard American Legion Post #315 and the U.S. Marines Honor Team.
David Mageland, age 49 of Viroqua passed away on Friday, February 27th Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3rd at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua. Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua.
Alan G. Jacobson, age 70 of Rockland passed away on Thursday, February 5th Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 13th at 1:00 p.m. at Utica Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m.
Lillian Alvina Hanson, age 92 of Viroqua passed away on Saturday, February 7th Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. at Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home, in Viroqua and at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time […]
By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Talking to reporters in advance of the public hearing on right-to-work legislation, Assembly Republicans say there’s no reason to delay implementation of the controversial bill if it’s signed into law. Representative Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) says it’s not a surprise, so there’s no need for a 90-day delay. He adds, it’s […]
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – Prosecutors are considering whether to charge a 15-year-old as an adult in the stabbing death of a 13-year-old boy in central Wisconsin. Wausau police say Isaiah Powell was stabbed twice in the back during a fight involving a group of teenage boys that started with an argument on Facebook. Police say […]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly say a right-to-work bill isn’t a surprise and they don’t want to delay implementation after it passes. In a news conference Monday Rep. Chris Kapenga, a Delafield Republican, said he would not consider implementing a 90-day delay on right-to-work legislation should it become law. He said […]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Round two of the right-to-work fight is set to begin at the Wisconsin Capitol. The state Assembly labor committee is set to hold a 10-hour hearing Monday about the right-to-work bill that rapidly passed in the Senate last week. Assembly Republicans planned to start the day with a news conference and […]
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – Police have identified a Wausau boy who died after being stabbed twice in the back during an apparent gang fight as 13-year-old Isaiah Powell. The Wausau Police Department said the stabbing happened Friday evening after several juveniles who said they are gang members argued on social media. One of the youth […]
SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. (AP) – Officials say a teenager was seriously injured after he got caught in a piece of farm machinery in Sheboygan Falls. According to the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department, the 17-year-old male was working on an auger in a silo late Sunday afternoon when he got caught in the equipment. Department officials […]
By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Wisconsin agricultural exports hit a record $3.7 billion in 2014; a 13.6 percent increase over 2013 and the fifth consecutive annual increase. Exports of dairy and dairy derivatives from the Badger State totaled $479 million last year up 2 percent from 2013. Miscellaneous food exports increased 17 percent to $369 million, beverage […]
By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield This Sunday, February 15th is the deadline to nominate individuals for World Dairy Expo’s Dairy Woman, Man, International Person and Industry Person of the Year. The four winners will be honored at the annual Dinner with the Stars at World Dairy Expo this fall. Details and nomination forms are available here:
By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced a few new staff appointments within his administration. Among the appointments: Sandra Chalmers becomes Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). Chalmers was the Administrator of the Division of Trade and Consumer Protection dealing mainly with consumer protection, weights and measures. […]
By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield The three largest dairy cooperatives in California have petitioned USDA to have milk producers market under a Federal Milk Marketing Order. California operates under a state pricing mechanism which has consistently provided the lowest farm milk prices in the country. As an example: the January 4b price is $13.75 per hundredweight while […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is casting a skeptical eye on voter-approved commissions that draw a state’s congressional district boundaries. The justices heard argument Monday in an appeal from Arizona Republicans who object to the state’s independent redistricting commission that voters created to reduce political influence in the process. A decision against the commission […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in Congress, says she won’t seek re-election to a sixth term. The 78-year-old Maryland Democrat made the announcement Monday in Baltimore. Mikulski known as a tough, no-nonsense lawmaker who rose to the leadership of the powerful Appropriations Committee. She tells reporters that she’ll still have […]
TARBORO, N.C. (AP) – Another person has died from injuries suffered in a shooting spree in North Carolina, bringing the death toll to four, including the suspected killer. Multiple media outlets report 36-year-old Ventura Sanchez died Sunday of injuries suffered in a shooting Saturday at a mobile home park. Sanchez was found in a car […]
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A federal judge has blocked Nebraska’s gay marriage ban, but the decision will not take effect until March 9. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon on Monday ordered the state to not enforce its ban. Seven same-sex couples filed a lawsuit last year challenging the state’s voter-backed ban. Last week, Bataillon heard […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. construction spending fell in January, reflecting weakness in spending on office buildings and other nonresidential projects and in government activity. The Commerce Department says construction spending fell 1.1 percent in January following a revised 0.8 percent increase in December. Spending on home construction rose 0.6 percent but spending on nonresidential projects […]