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

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.

Clifford Mikkelson

Clifford Mikkelson, age 96 of rural Soldiers Grove passed away on Wednesday, July 23rd Funeral Services will be held at 12 noon on Monday, July 228th at Mt. Sterling Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 11am until the time of service on Monday at the church.

Doris Olson

Doris Olson, age 90 of Westby passed away on Wednesday, July 23rd A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 26th at 3pm

State

Burke attacks Walker over jobs promise

Burke attacks Walker over jobs promise

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke’s latest television ad returns the focus of the campaign to Gov. Scott Walker’s 2010 promise to add 250,000 private sector jobs over four years. The ad unveiled Tuesday is airing statewide beginning Wednesday. It comes after two weeks of battling between Burke and Walker over outsourcing […]

Netting at Capitol, 3 years ago

Netting at Capitol, 3 years ago

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Three years ago today state workers put what was ultimately short-lived netting across the state Capitol rotunda. The decision to drape the netting just below the dome in Wisconsin’s statehouse came shortly after an altercation over a red heart-shaped balloon. The contraption was installed overnight just above the fourth floor of […]

Wisconsin ministry offers housing to students

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – A Roman Catholic ministry has offered a new faith-based housing option to University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh students. Post-Crescent Media reports the Newman Student House will open this fall. The off-campus facility is a six-unit coed apartment building about a half-mile from the university. Residents must follow the house rules, including no drugs, […]

Wisconsin schools want to stick with Common Core

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin school districts have spoken out against Gov. Scott Walker’s recent statement calling for a change in the state’s curriculum standards. The Janesville Gazette reports that Walker issued the written statement last week. It asked the Wisconsin Legislature to pass a bill in January to repeal Common Core and replace it […]

Court dismisses case against UW-Stout official

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A state appeals court has rejected a lawsuit filed against the University of Wisconsin-Stout heads groundskeeper by a student who fractured her ankle after slipping on ice. The 3rd District Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuit brought by Amber Malean. She sued UW-Stout grounds supervisor Mike Smith, alleging he […]

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

Oak Ridge cancels class to reduce Southern accents

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) – Some employees at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee complained about a class aimed at teaching them how to reduce their Southern accents. Now, managers are calling the whole thing off. The course had been advertised as a way to feel confident in meetings, when one might need to […]

Tax challenge to Obamacare rejected

WASHINGTON (AP) – In the latest effort to sidetrack Obamacare, a federal appeals court has rejected a challenge by a conservative group that said Congress imposed new taxes unconstitutionally when it created the Affordable Care Act. The Pacific Legal Foundation and a small-business owner, Matt Sissel, argued that the Affordable Care Act is a bill […]

US consumer confidence jumps to 90.9 in July

US consumer confidence jumps to 90.9 in July

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumers are more confident about the economy than they have been in nearly seven years. The Conference Board’s confidence index rose to 90.9 in July from an upwardly revised 86.4 in June. The July reading is the highest since October 2007, two months before the Great Recession officially began. It was […]

Boehner calls impeachment talk Democratic ‘scam’

Boehner calls impeachment talk Democratic ‘scam’

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker John Boehner says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama. He says talk of impeachment is all a scam by Democrats at the White House. Boehner says Democrats are trying to rally their supporters ahead of November’s mid-term elections to give money and show up to vote. […]

Conference committee approves $17B VA health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – House and Senate negotiators have approved a compromise bill to spend about $17 billion to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. Agreement by the 28-member conference committee was needed to move the bill to the full House and Senate. The bill is intended to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, […]