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Packers’ Thanksgiving game will displace traditional meal

Packers’ Thanksgiving game will displace traditional meal

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers’ Thanksgiving matchup with the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field will displace a long-held tradition in the stadium’s atrium. For more than a decade, Christian Outreach Ecumenical Ministry has hosted a free Thanksgiving dinner for hundreds of people at Lambeau. The Packers game against their longtime rival […]

Packers to honor Favre on Thanksgiving night

Packers to honor Favre on Thanksgiving night

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network The Green Bay Packers will not only host the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving night at Lambeau Field, but they’ll witness longtime Packers great Brett Favre’s number-4 unveiled on the facade inside Lambeau Field as his number is retired. “I think it’s great,” coach Mike McCarthy said in a team release, “and […]

Brewers’ Jonathan Lucroy out 4-6 weeks with toe injury

Brewers’ Jonathan Lucroy out 4-6 weeks with toe injury

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy could miss four to six weeks with a fractured big left toe. Lucroy got hurt after during Monday’s 6-1 loss to Cincinnati when a foul tip caromed off his foot. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list immediately after the game. […]

Packers move on from Seattle loss with offseason workouts

Packers move on from Seattle loss with offseason workouts

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – It was back to Lambeau Field for the Green Bay Packers on Monday for the first time since cleaning out their lockers in January following the stunning collapse against Seattle in the NFC title game. Defensive lineman Mike Daniels says he has watched tape of the game to learn from […]

Local News

State Budget Committee votes not to shift management of Kickapoo Valley Reserve to the DNR

State Budget Committee votes not to shift management of Kickapoo Valley Reserve to the DNR

MADISON, Wis. – The current administrative structure of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve (KVR) and Kickapoo Reserve Management Board (KRMB) would remain unchanged under a bipartisan plan supported by Senator Jennifer Shilling and approved by the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) today. On a unanimous 16-0 vote, the JFC rejected Governor Walker’s proposal to shift administrative oversight […]

Authorities ask for help in locating Southeast Minnesota fugitive

Authorities ask for help in locating Southeast Minnesota fugitive

The Houston County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a fugitive they believe to be dangerous. Dillion Heiller is wanted in Houston County on felony possession of an assault weapon. Law Enforcement Agents say they had contact with Heiller on the phone Tuesday and he told police “to come find him […]

Two men from Genoa injured in two vehicle crash

Two men from Genoa injured in two vehicle crash

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports a two-vehicle collision occurred Monday afternoon at approximately 3:30, in the town of Genoa. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Kyle T. Strand, 28, of rural Genoa was driving west on Witcraft Ridge Road and collided head-on with a vehicle driven by Donald E. Oliver,  58, also of rural […]

Pedestrian struck by train in Prairie du Chien identified, authorities seeking witnesses

Pedestrian struck by train in Prairie du Chien identified, authorities seeking witnesses

The Prairie du Chien Police Department reports that on Saturday at approximately 1:19 a.m. officers responded to a report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a train at the East Blackhawk Avenue railroad crossing. An initial investigation shows a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was East/South bound and struck a 22-year-old Daniel M. […]

Search continues for Richland County girl that fell in the Wisconsin River on April 6

Search continues for Richland County girl that fell in the Wisconsin River on April 6

The search continues for the body of 5-year-old Angela Girton from Lone Rock who fell in the Wisconsin River on April 6 and is presumed drown. Richland County Emergency Management issued the following statement on Tuesday, April 21. The recovery operation will resume today to locate 5-year-old Angela Girton who fell into the Wisconsin River […]

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Obituaries

Skyler J. Jarrett

Skyler J. Jarrett, age 20 of Viroqua passed away on Thursday, April 9th Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 14th at 1:00 p.m. at Our Saviors Luther Church in Westby. Family and friends may call at the Vossetieg-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua from 3 to 5 p.m.

Tracy A. Dregne

Tracy Alan Dregne, age 52 of Westby and formerly of Viroqua passed away on Sunday, April 5th Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 11th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until the time of service at 2.

Merrill V. Pugh

Merrill V. Pugh, age 80 of Soldiers Grove passed away on Tuesday, April 7th Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 11th at 11:00 a.m. at the Soldiers Grove Church of Christ. Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday at the […]

Margaret A. Gillingham

Margaret Ann Gillingham, age 83 of Richland Center passed away on Tuesday, April 7th Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 11th at the Pratt Memorial Chapel. Friends may call at the Chapel on Saturday morning from 9:30 until the service time at 11.

Ricky Bolstad

Ricky Bolstad, age 59 of Soldiers Grove passed away on Monday, April 6th Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 10th at 1:00 p.m. at Franklin Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m., and at the church on Friday from noon until […]

State

Governor Walker says restoring education funding a priority

Governor Walker says restoring education funding a priority

Wisconsin Radio Network Governor Walker says lawmakers should focus on public schools first, if upcoming revenue projections are better than earlier estimates. The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau is expected to release new figures in early May. During a stop in Appleton Wednesday afternoon, Walker said he expects to have at least some money to reduce […]

Long-running pig wrestling fundraiser is over

Long-running pig wrestling fundraiser is over

STEPHENSVILLE, Wis. (AP) – A small community in Outagamie County has canceled its long-running fundraiser following protests by animal rights groups. After 44 years, St. Patrick Parish’s annual “Pit Rassle” is in the past. Last year, the pig wrestling competition and the Stephensville parish were the subject of an online petition by Global Conservation Group. […]

Assembly Republicans to pass school testing pause bill

Assembly Republicans to pass school testing pause bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republicans in control of the state Assembly say they will pass a bill next month that ensures results from the Badger Exam being taken by grade school students this spring will not be used against teachers or schools. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and other Republicans said Thursday they will pass a […]

Subject numerous manhunts arrested at casino

Subject numerous manhunts arrested at casino

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – A fugitive who was the target of numerous manhunts around Wisconsin has been arrested at a casino. Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister says the 39-year-old man was found at the Ho-Chunk Casino near Baraboo late Tuesday night. He’s wanted in numerous jurisdictions on charges of burglary and vehicle theft. Authorities in […]

Couple wants both names on daughter’s birth certificate

MILWAUKEE (AP) – One of the couples at the forefront of efforts to overturn Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban is fighting a new legal battle. The Milwaukee area parents want both of their names on their daughter’s birth certificate. Kami Young gave birth to the couple’s child, Olyvia, last year after getting pregnant with donated sperm. […]


Agriculture

Number of Iowa chickens to be killed due to bird flu lower

Number of Iowa chickens to be killed due to bird flu lower

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The number of chickens at a northwest Iowa farm that will need to be killed because of the bird flu virus has been reduced to 3.8 million. Sunrise Farms announced Tuesday that it houses 3.8 million laying hens, all of which will need to be killed after a routine test […]

Wisconsin agriculture officials ban poultry movement in three counties

Wisconsin agriculture officials ban poultry movement in three counties

Wisconsin Radio Network State officials have ordered a ban on moving poultry in three Wisconsin counties. State Veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw ordered the ban Friday on moving poultry to shows, exhibitions, and swap meets in Jefferson, Juneau, and Barron counties – all counties where the H5N2 avian influenza virus was recently found. Additionally, anyone owning […]

Wisconsin is latest state to report avian influenza

Wisconsin is latest state to report avian influenza

By Bob Hague – WRN -A highly pathogenic avian influenza has been found in Wisconsin. The H5N2 avian influenza has been confirmed in a commercial flock of 200,000 chickens in Jefferson County, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The flock is located within the Mississippi […]

Wisconsin DWD economist sees need for agriculture workers

Wisconsin DWD economist sees need for agriculture workers

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network An aging workforce will mean hard to fill positions in Wisconsin’s crucial agricultural industry. Department of Workforce Development chief economist Dennis Winters said challenges in the ag sector mirror those in the rest of the state’s economy. “From a workforce standpoint, and with the quantity problem, it’s going to be […]

Wisconsin dairy farm denies allegations of polluting wells

Wisconsin dairy farm denies allegations of polluting wells

LINCOLN, Wis. (AP) – Owners of a 4,000-cow dairy farm in northeast Wisconsin say the operation isn’t polluting drinking wells amid allegations from environmental groups. Press-Gazette Media reports owners of Kinnard Farms said in a statement Wednesday that they’re surprised by the allegations. They said the Kewaunee County farm follows strict regulations and strives to […]

National News

Report: Man-made quakes shake over a dozen areas in US

Report: Man-made quakes shake over a dozen areas in US

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Government scientists say more than a dozen regions in the United States have experienced a rise in man-made earthquakes in recent years. A report released Thursday found that 17 areas in eight states have seen small quakes triggered by oil and gas drilling. They include parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, […]

US new-home sales collapse in March

US new-home sales collapse in March

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted in March, as the spring buying season opened with sharp declines in the Northeast and South. The Commerce Department says new-home sales fell 11.4 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000. This marks a swift reversal from an annual sales pace of […]

US jobless aid applications stay low, a sign of few layoffs

US jobless aid applications stay low, a sign of few layoffs

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was little changed last week, evidence that employers are cutting few jobs. The Labor Department says weekly applications for jobless aid ticked up 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 295,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, increased to 284,500. Still, that is just 2,000 higher […]

Loretta Lynch heads for confirmation as attorney general

Loretta Lynch heads for confirmation as attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate is expected today to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. attorney general. The vote comes five months after Lynch was nominated by President Barack Obama. The confirmation vote was held up by an unrelated bill on human trafficking. And that bill hit unexpected gridlock over an abortion funding provision. […]

Obama says he takes full responsibility for hostage deaths

Obama says he takes full responsibility for hostage deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says he takes “full responsibility” for a counterterrorism operation that inadvertently killed an American and an Italian hostage held by al-Qaida. Obama says he profoundly regrets the deaths of Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto. The president says the men were killed during a mission that targeted an al-Qaida […]