Sports

Friday night football scores

Westby at Onalaska Luther – Westby 35  -21 G.E.T. at Viroqua – GET 38-19 Arcadia at Black River Falls – Arcadia 37-12 Kickapoo/La Farge at Seneca – Kickapoo/La Farge 41-6 DeSoto at Wauzeka –  DeSoto  27  Wauzeka 6 North Crawford at Ithaca –  today(sat) at  1:30 p.m. – both teams are  2-0 Weston at Belmont […]

Battle of the Hawks; won by the Red.

Battle of the Hawks; won by the Red.

By: Robert Anthony On a beautiful, breezy Friday night in Viroqua it was a battle of the Hawks; Black vs Red. Unfortunately, for the home team Blackhawks of Viroqua, while continuing to improve each week, they came up short yet again; this time to the Redhawks of G.E.T. 38-19 The evening did not start well […]

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Goodell: Same mistakes can’t be repeated

Goodell: Same mistakes can’t be repeated

NEW YORK (AP) – Commissioner Roger Goodell says that “over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong; that starts with me.” At a news conference Friday, Goodell made his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence. […]

Brewers moving Triple-A team to Colorado Springs

Brewers moving Triple-A team to Colorado Springs

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Colorado Springs in the Pacific Coast League will be the new Triple-A home of the Milwaukee Brewers. General manager Doug Melvin announced the two-year agreement on Thursday. Milwaukee is moving its top minor-league affiliation from Nashville starting next season. The switch was necessitated after the Nashville Sounds franchise announced a four-year agreement […]

Local News

Semi vs car crash in Grant County results in fatality

Semi vs car crash in Grant County results in fatality

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is reporting one person was killed and another was injured when a semi and a car collided on State Highway 133 around 5:30 Thursday. The Sheriff’s Office says they received a call regarding a two vehicle crash on State Highway 133 about half a mile north of Clauer Lane. The […]

Tomah police partner with organization to offer free drug test kits to parents

Tomah police partner with organization to offer free drug test kits to parents

The Tomah Police Department announced this week they have partnered with TestMyTeen.com to offer free drug test kits to parents in the Tomah area.  The police department says concerned, involved parents are the strongest deterrent kids have for staying off drugs, but peer pressure to experiment with drugs is one of the biggest stumbling blocks […]

Woman injured on Highway 21 when deer runs into car

Woman injured on Highway 21 when deer runs into car

Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin reports a female motorist was injured when a deer ran into the drivers side if her vehicle Thursday night. The accident happened around 7:30 Thursday night on State Highway 21 approximately .4 miles west of Fireworks Ave. in the town of Greenfield. The Sheriff’s Office says a vehicle driven by Penny […]

Dogs, parakeet removed from squalid conditions

Dogs, parakeet removed from squalid conditions

KENDALL, Wis. (AP) – Animal welfare workers have removed 15 dogs and a bird from squalid conditions at a mobile home in Monroe County. WXOW-TV reports the animals were found living in feces, trash and rotting food. A search warrant was executed Thursday at the Kendall area home following an investigation by Monroe County humane […]

Bill Michael’s Visit to Viroqua Pictures

Bill Michael’s Visit to Viroqua Pictures

Click here for some of the pictures from Bill Michael’s visit to Viroqua September 15th through the 17th of September  

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Obituaries

Dr. Kenneth Purdue

Dr. Kenneth Purdue, age 61 of Viroqua passed away Wednesday, September 17th Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Monday, September 22nd at the Viroqua Church of Christ. There will be no visitation prior to the services on Monday.

Elizabeth Lester

Elizabeth Lester, age 73 of Ferryville passed away September 17th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Wednesday, September 24th at the Vossetieg-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call on Tuesday from 11am to 1pm and one hour prior to service on Wednesday at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua.

Harvey O. Lunde

Harvey O. Lunde, age 78 of Westby passed away on Tuesday, September 16th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, September 22nd at the Skogdalen Lutheran Church, rural Westby. Friends may call on Sunday, from 1 to 3pm at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley, and at the church on Monday from […]

Conelee “Connie” Rude

Conelee Ellen “Connie” Rude, age 85 of Westby passed away on Sunday, September 14th Funeral services will be held Friday, September 19th at 11am at the Westby-Coon Prairie Luther Church. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 18th from 4 to 7pm at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby, and on Friday after 10am at the […]

Betty Lou Thompson

Betty Lou Thompson, age 84  passed away on Friday, September 12th Private family services will be held at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua with burial in the Viroqua Cemetery.

State

Walker responds to Burke copying claim

Walker responds to Burke copying claim

Wisconsin Radio Network Governor Scott Walker says a report that his Democratic opponent’s jobs plans includes text copied from proposals offered by candidates for governor in other states “doesn’t change much” about the real discussions of the campaign. Democrat Mary Burke’s campaign says a consultant who worked on the jobs plan is responsible for the […]

Burke jobs plan snafu has minimal impact on voters

Burke jobs plan snafu has minimal impact on voters

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Wisconsin Republicans are accusing Mary Burke of “plagiarizing” some of her jobs plan. One expert says it’s hard to predict what, if anything, this gaffe could mean for Burke. Portions of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke’s jobs plan were copied from other candidates, but her campaign blames a consultant. UW-Madison Political […]

Dane County clerk didn’t follow model ballot

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Democratic Dane County clerk decided not to use a model ballot for the November election that’s being challenged by Republicans as confusing and benefiting Democrats. Clerk Scott McDonell said Friday that he decided to use a ballot with shading to differentiate the offices and candidates, something the model ballot doesn’t […]

AARP opposes utility rate hike requests

AARP opposes utility rate hike requests

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network Senior advocates are pushing back, on proposed electricity rate hikes. Helen Marks Dicks, state issues advocacy director for AARP Wisconsin said seniors, as well as utility customers in many parts of the state, could lose control of their energy bills, if a request from We Energies, Wisconsin Public Service and […]

UWSP student, instructor teaming up on safety app

UWSP student, instructor teaming up on safety app

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) – Two members of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point community are developing a safety app that allows students to track the location of friends when they go out on the town. Stevens Point Journal Media reports UWSP senior Jenna Furger and instructor Drew Frisk are working together to conduct the smartphone […]

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Agriculture

Review of Wisconsin’s Livestock Siting law

Review of Wisconsin’s Livestock Siting law

By: Bob Meyer Wisconsin Ag Secretary Ben Brancel has appointed a nine-member advisory committee to review the state’s Livestock Facilities Siting Law.  The committee is charged with determine if the current standards need to be updated to keep pace with changing agricultural practices while protecting the environment.  They will report to Secretary Brancel. Deputy Ag […]

Corn growers urge driver caution during harvest

Corn growers urge driver caution during harvest

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Corn growers are warning drivers to watch out for farm machinery as the harvest season approaches. The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association says motorists can expect to see more farm equipment on the roads in the coming weeks as the harvest beings. The association says most farm machinery tops out at 25 […]

The evolving robotic milker

The evolving robotic milker

By: Bob Meyer The use of robotic milking machines is gaining popularity in the dairy industry.  Some see the robots as a way to keep their herd small yet not be tied to milking those cows every day.  Others see the robots as a reliable replacement for hard-to-find dependable labor.  There are farms with one […]

Vernon County Farm Bureau to hold annual meeting in La Farge

Members of the Vernon County Farm Bureau will hold their annual meeting on Monday, September 22nd at 7:30pm at the Rockton Tavern in La Farge. All Farm Bureau members are encouraged to attend this important meeting to help create policy resolutions and vote in elections for county board directors. Also being selected will be the […]

The rains have come to Wisconsin

By: Bob Meyer What a difference a couple of weeks can make.  Two weeks ago, Wisconsin farmers were getting quite concerned about how dry it was getting in the Badger State.  And then it rained…and rained…and rained!  In the last week: Vernon County reporting 3 inches of rain, Portage County had over 4, Buffalo County […]

National News

California adopts olive oil labeling standards

California adopts olive oil labeling standards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The state Department of Food and Agriculture has approved standards for grading and labeling California-produced olive oil that will require makers to state specifically whether they have adulterated any of their product. State officials say the standards will take effect next Friday. They also require testing to determine whether most olive […]

Connecticut ex-governor convicted of new crimes

Connecticut ex-governor convicted of new crimes

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – A federal jury has convicted former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland on charges that he conspired to be paid for work on two political campaigns while disguising those payments in business deals. It is the second felony conviction for Rowland, who resigned as governor a decade ago in a scandal […]

Clinton, Biden say women key to Democrats’ future

Clinton, Biden say women key to Democrats’ future

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hillary Rodham Clinton says the upcoming fall elections will offer a clear choice for female voters on economic issues, pointing to Democratic women as the key to the party’s future. The potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate says the midterm elections are “crucial” to the nation’s families. She says the work to promote […]

Oklahoma judge dismisses Ten Commandments lawsuit

Oklahoma judge dismisses Ten Commandments lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An Oklahoma County judge has dismissed a lawsuit that challenges a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol. District Judge Thomas Prince granted Friday the motion filed by the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission. The lawsuit alleged the monument violates the state constitution’s ban against using public property to […]

Army opens Ranger school to women

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school. It’s one of the first steps in the broader effort to allow women to begin moving into more grueling combat jobs. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno says he believes he will be able to put women […]