Sports

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 […]

Reynolds homers twice, Brewers top Reds 5-1

Reynolds homers twice, Brewers top Reds 5-1

UNDATED (AP) – Mark Reynolds homered twice to help the Milwaukee Brewers swept the three-game series from the Cincinnati Reds with a 5-1 win on Wednesday. Kyle Lohse pitched 6 2-3 strong innings to hand the Reds their sixth straight loss since the All-Star break. Lohse walked two, struck out three and allowed four hits, […]

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Village board approves renaming street for coach

Village board approves renaming street for coach

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) – There’s Lombardi Avenue, Brett Favre Pass and Donald Driver Way. Now, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy is set to get his own street name near Lambeau Field. The Ashwaubenon Village Board voted Tuesday night to change part of Potts Avenue to Mike McCarthy Way. The village will negotiate with the […]

UW-Madison band won’t make trip to first game

UW-Madison band won’t make trip to first game

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Badgers first football game of the season will take place before a nationally-televised audience against Southeastern Conference powerhouse Louisiana State. The Bucky faithful will travel to Houston for the Advocare Texas Kickoff Aug. 30. But, the university’s band will stay home. UW director of bands, Mike Leckrone, says it’s […]

Local News

Vernon Memorial Hospital breaks ground for La Farge Clinic

Vernon Memorial Hospital breaks ground for La Farge Clinic

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 […]

State Senator Shilling named Outstanding Legislator by Counties Association

State Senator Shilling named Outstanding Legislator by Counties Association

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 […]

1 person seriously injured in motorcycle crash

1 person seriously injured in motorcycle crash

63-year-old Dana G. Crohn of rural Camp Douglas was seriously injured when she tried to avoid a deer with her motorcycle Wednesday night.  According to Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin, Crohn was driving east on State Hwy 16 about four tenths of a mile east of Cty Hwy N in the town of Tomah when a […]

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

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 […]

Wisconsin vehicular homicide convict remains free

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – A 28-year-old Wisconsin Dells man convicted of vehicular homicide has been spared jail time. The Baraboo News Republic reports a judge ruled Casey Wright guilty but not mentally responsible for the death of Lisa Mikec. He will remain free, but must receive treatment for mental illness. In a sentencing hearing Tuesday, […]


Obituaries

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

Betty Clark

Betty Clark, age 75 of Cashton passed away on Wednesday, July 23rd Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Saturday, July 26th at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Westby. Visitation will be from 4 to 6pm on Friday, July 25th at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby, and from 10am until the time of […]

Michelle L. Bakkestuen

Michelle Lea Bakkestuen, age 34 of Davenport, Iowa passed away on July 13th A memorial service will be held at a later date

Barbara “Barb” Czarnik

Barbara “Barb” Czarnik, age 59 of Ferryville, passed away on Monday, July 21st A Celebration of life will be held at 11am on Thursday, July 24th at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8pm on Wednesday, July 23rd at the funeral home and will also be held from […]

Kimberly C. Kastner

Kimberly Christine Kastner, age 26 of Westfield passed away on Thursday, July 17th Services will be held on Thursday, July 24th at 11am at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in West Salem. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 23rd from 4 to 6pm at the  Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby, and at the Church on Thursday, from […]

State

Wisconsin court to decide cell tracking cases

Wisconsin court to decide cell tracking cases

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court is expected to clarify whether police can use cellphone data to track suspects The justices are expected to release rulings Thursday in a pair of homicide cases in Milwaukee and Kenosha counties. Police in both cases used data from their cellphone providers to track them down. They […]

Both suspects in Stradivarius theft due in court

Both suspects in Stradivarius theft due in court

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Milwaukee man who pleaded guilty to a role in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin is due to be sentenced, and his co-defendant is expected to change his not-guilty plea. Salah Salahadyn and Universal K. Allah are both due in court Thursday. Salahadyn initially pleaded not guilty to felony […]

Supreme Court to decide murder-for-hire case

Supreme Court to decide murder-for-hire case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule in a case involving a man convicted for his role in plotting to kill his lover’s husband. The court is set to issue an opinion Thursday looking at whether Carlos Cummings invoked his right to remain silent when he told police during an […]

Hayward hosts Lumberjack World Championships

Hayward hosts Lumberjack World Championships

HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) – International competition begins in Hayward where the very best lumberjacks are gathering. The U.S. Lumberjack World Championships get underway Thursday with log rolling, pole climbing and chopping events. The championships started in 1960. Organizers say it’s a way to acknowledge the rich history of the logging industry across the United States. […]

Wisconsin police search for naked intruder

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) – Eastern Wisconsin police are searching for a naked man who Fond du Lac residents say has entered and lurked near their homes. The city’s Assistant Police Chief Steve Klein says the man entered an unlocked house Wednesday but didn’t steal or damage anything. Klein says a resident chased him […]

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

US unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000. That’s the lowest reading since February 2006, nearly two years before the Great Recession began. The four-week average, […]

Gates worried about notion of US disengagement

Gates worried about notion of US disengagement

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he’s worried there’s a perception of the United States “disengaging” from global affairs. Gates, who also once headed the CIA, says he recognizes the ocean-to-ocean diplomacy the Obama administration has been carrying out in the Mideast and Eastern Europe and other world hot spots like Africa. […]

NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

NEW YORK (AP) – The Manhattan district attorney says six people have been indicted in an international ring that managed to take over more than 1,000 StubHub users’ accounts and fraudulently buy tickets to such prime events as Jay-Z and Elton John concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game, the U.S. Open and Broadway […]

Poll shows majority support for gay marriage

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The latest Marquette University Law School poll shows a majority of public support repealing Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban. The latest poll released Wednesday shows 56 percent of voters support repealing the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriages. The poll of 804 registered voters was done between July 17 and Sunday. It […]

Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure

Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate is moving toward passage of an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs. The chamber reached agreement Wednesday that sets up a vote next week on several alternatives. But senators will likely end up simply adopting a measure that passed the GOP-controlled […]