Sports

Next up for Packers extension: Maybe Cobb?

Next up for Packers extension: Maybe Cobb?

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Randall Cobb doesn’t know if he’s next on the Green Bay Packers re-signing to-do list. His teammates are assuming that’s the case. One day after fellow wide receiver Jordy Nelson signed a reported four-year, $39 million contract extension, Cobb stood at his locker Sunday following the team’s second training-camp practice […]

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Pack prez hopes Favre returns for game this year

Pack prez hopes Favre returns for game this year

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers painted a rosy forecast to shareholders of the future of the NFL’s only publicly-owned franchise. The team remains a strong contender, while the franchise appears in strong financial health. The wait for season tickets remains long. Players report for training camp Friday. Preseason is usually when […]

Garza rebounds from poor outing, Brewers win 9-1

Garza rebounds from poor outing, Brewers win 9-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Matt Garza allowed two hits over eight innings to rebound from a horrendous outing and Ryan Braun hit one of three homers for the Milwaukee Brewers in a 9-1 victory Thursday night. Jonathan Lucroy and Khris Davis also connected for the Brewers, who took a 6-0 lead after three innings against Dillon […]

Brewers 3B Ramirez plays 2,000th major league game

Brewers 3B Ramirez plays 2,000th major league game

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Aramis Ramirez is playing his 2,000th major league game right back where it all started. Ramirez made his debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 26, 1998, at old Milwaukee County Stadium at age 19. On Wednesday, the Brewers third baseman became the 14th active player to reach 2,000 games when he […]

Local News

2014 Fairest of the Fair Contest/Ferris Wheel Breakfast

Two contestants will compete for the 2014 Fairest of the Fair crown and reign over this year’s Vernon County Fair, September 10-14. The winner will be Vernon County’s representative at the Wisconsin Association of Fairs contest in January. The contestants will be interviewed by a panel of three judges to consider their speaking ability, personality […]

More landlords join lawsuit against La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The number of landlords suing the City of La Crosse over a new ordinance has grown significantly. Initially, two landlords filed a lawsuit over the new requirement that they register their property annually and pay a fee. More than 30 landlords, representing some 200 or more rental properties in the […]

(Audio) Demolition of Viroqua’s old outdoor pool back on agenda

(Audio) Demolition of Viroqua’s old outdoor pool back on agenda

The City Council has the possible demolition of the old outdoor pool back on its agenda for tonight’s city council meeting. The pool has been closed for about 10 years and the city brought up demolishing the structure last year, that caused a citizens group to form asking that the city consider refurbishing and reopening […]

3 injured in Hwy 27 crash near Cashton

3 injured in Hwy 27 crash near Cashton

An 18-year -old man from Viroqua and a 20-year-old man from Steuben were among the three injured in a weekend crash near Cashton. According to Monroe County Sherriff’s investigators at about 12:30 pm Sunday 20 year-old Dalton Dempsey of Stueben was driving south  on State Hwy 27 and attempted to turn left on State Hwy […]

2 injured in rollover crash near Hillsboro

2 injured in rollover crash near Hillsboro

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports a single-vehicle crash occurred Saturday at approximately 8:50 PM, in the Town of Greenwood, south of Hillsboro. According to the Sheriff’s Office Michael H. Antill, 24, of Hillsboro was  driving south on State Hwy 80, just north of Beaver Creek Drive, when he lost control went off the […]


Obituaries

Gordon Nundahl

Gordon Nundahl, age 87 of Boscobel, formerly of Readstown passed away on Monday, July 28th Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 1st at 1pm at the Kickapoo United Lutheran Church at Folsom. Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home on Thursday, July 31st from 5 to 7pm, and at the church on […]

Jean Peterson

Jean Peterson, age 86 of Richland Center passed away on Tuesday, July 29th Funeral Services will be held at 1pm on Saturday, August 2nd at the Viola United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held at 12pm until time of services at the church on Saturday.

James E. Daines

James E. Daines, age 93 of La Farge passed away on Sunday, July 27th Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, August 5th at Bethany Lutheran Church at Sandhill. Friends may call from 4 to 7pm on Monday, August 4th at the Seland Huston Funeral Home in La Farge, and again on Tuesday […]

Donna M. Hough

Donna Marie Hough, age 50 formerly of Viroqua passed away Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Friday, August 1st at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1pm on Friday

Melvin B. Thorgerson

Melvin Bernard Thorgerson, age 86 of Viroqua passed away on Friday, July 25 Funeral services will be held at 11am on Wednesday, July 30th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call on Tuesday, July 29th from 5 to 7pm at the funeral home.

State

Oral arguments set in John Doe appeal

Oral arguments set in John Doe appeal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Oral arguments are set for Sept. 9 in the appeal of a federal judge’s ruling halting an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s recall campaign and other conservative groups. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago set the argument date late Tuesday. It comes exactly two months before Walker faces […]

Pediatrician accused of assault gives up license

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – An Eau Claire pediatrician acquitted of the majority of sexual assault charges against him has agreed to give up his medical license so that the remaining counts will be dismissed. Dr. David Van de Loo was accused of having sexual contact with 15 juvenile male patients while working at Mayo […]

Milwaukee archdiocese owes millions in legal fees

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Is the Archdiocese of Milwaukee too broke to pay its legal bills? That’s the question Bankruptcy Judge Susan Kelley will be asked to answer Wednesday. Kelley agreed more than a year ago that the archdiocese would not have to pay legal fees while its bankruptcy case was pending so it could keep […]

Wisconsin transportation grant to improve trails

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – Central Wisconsin officials are planning to improve bike and walking trails with the help of a $120,000 state grant. WLUK-TV reports the state Department of Transportation grant will fund projects connecting trails in Fox Cities and Oshkosh. A regional planning commission transportation planner says there isn’t consistency throughout the area. She […]

Parents: Didn’t suspect kidnapped boy’s aunt

Parents: Didn’t suspect kidnapped boy’s aunt

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The parents of a baby boy who was taken from a Wisconsin home and later found in sub-zero temperatures say they trusted the relative now accused of taking him so much that they initially didn’t suspect her. Kristen Smith of Aurora, Colorado, is charged with kidnapping 4-day-old Kayden Powell Feb. 6 […]

Agriculture

U.S. milk production up 1.9% in June

U.S. milk production up 1.9% in June

By: Bob Meyer U.S. milk production in June totaled 17.2 billion pounds up 1.9 percent from June of last year.  Production per cow averaged 1,863 and the dairy herd had 9.27 million cows.  Cow numbers not available for June of 2013 due to budget cuts. Production in the 23 major dairy states up 2 percent […]

Wisconsin moves to buy 70 miles of railroad

Wisconsin moves to buy 70 miles of railroad

By: Bob Meyer The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has signed an agreement to purchase 70 miles of rail line between Madison to Reedsburg and Madison to Cottage Grove.  The lines include the bridge over Lake Wisconsin at Merrimac.  The lines serve 23 customers including United Coop, Landmark Ag, Seneca Foods, R.R. Donnelly, Greede Foundries, and […]

Scientists stress diversity in weed management

By: Keith Anderson Efforts continue nationwide to educate producers about herbicide resistance and weed management. At a weed management field day near Lincoln, Nebraska, we discussed the challenges with Extension weed scientists Vince Davis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Lowell Sandell from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. AUDIO: Vince Davis and Lowell Sandell (3:00 MP3) © […]

A little cool but crops look great in Wisconsin

A little cool but crops look great in Wisconsin

By: Bob Meyer Intermittent showers made hay-making a bit of challenge in Wisconsin last week yet topsoil moisture declined a little. The National Ag Statistics Service Wisconsin Field Office says as of Sunday, 25 percent is surplus compared to 30 percent a week ago.  Reporters across the state say second-crop alfalfa looks great with 44 […]

Dairy demand remains strong

By: Bob Meyer Cash cheese, butter and Class III prices continued to move higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Monday.  Barrels closed at $1.9975 and blocks went back over the $2 mark at $2.005 per pound. Cheese was slipping a bit last week until  word got out that milk supplies had tightened after the […]

National News

Heavy rains flood roads, strand cars in Colorado

Heavy rains flood roads, strand cars in Colorado

WINDSOR, Colo. (AP) – Northern Colorado got the brunt of heavy rains that flooded streets and stranded drivers up and down the Front Range. Four inches of rain fell Tuesday in the town of Windsor, about 50 miles north of Denver. Some people had to be rescued from their stranded cars, while others walked through […]

Senate reprieve for highly contested border bill

Senate reprieve for highly contested border bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – A bill to deal with the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border has won a temporary reprieve in the Senate. Senators voted 63-33 Wednesday to advance the $3.5 billion emergency spending bill over a procedural hurdle. But with Congress adjourning for the summer within days and Republicans opposed, there was little expectation […]

US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

WASHINGTON (AP) – Lots of sectors of the U.S. economy are playing a role in the economy’s rebound from a dismal winter. The government says consumers, businesses, the housing industry and state and local governments all combined to fuel growth in the second quarter of the year. It added up to a four-percent annual growth […]

Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

McALLEN, Texas (AP) – A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds two-thirds of Americans now say illegal immigration is a serious problem for the country, a figure that’s up 14 points since May. Fifty-one percent of Americans support changing U.S. law so that all children apprehended when entering the country illegally are treated the same as […]

Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary. He has the mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans’ waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays. McDonald, 61, of Cincinnati, was unanimously approved to replace Acting […]