Sports

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 […]

Brewers’ Gennett exits with tight right quad

Brewers’ Gennett exits with tight right quad

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett has left the game against the Cincinnati Reds with tightness in his right quad. Gennett also left Saturday’s game in Washington with the same tightness. There was no immediate word as to the severity of the injury. Against the Reds, he made a play on a grounder […]

Lucroy hits walkoff homer to give Brewers 4-3 win

Lucroy hits walkoff homer to give Brewers 4-3 win

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Jonathan Lucroy homered leading off the bottom of the ninth to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. It was Lucroy’s second homer of the game and 11th of the season. It was his second career walkoff homer and both were against the Reds. His […]

Packers rank 24th on Forbes list of World’s Top 50 Sports franchises

Packers rank 24th on Forbes list of World’s Top 50 Sports franchises

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network Forbes Magazine is out with the World’s 50 Most Valuable Sports franchises and the Green Bay Packers rank 24th in value, worth $1.183 billion. What makes the Packers unique to this list is the fact that they’re publicly owned. The top three teams on the Forbes list are soccer teams.  The New […]

Local News

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, […]

Congressman Kind says still not too late for Gov. Walker to implement state healthcare exchange

Congressman Kind says still not too late for Gov. Walker to implement state healthcare exchange

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) released the following statement after the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ unanimous ruling that upholds Affordable Care Act (ACA) premium tax credits in federal health insurance exchanges; earlier today, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 against the tax credits. The conflicting rulings create uncertainty for Wisconsinites due to Governor Scott Walker’s […]

Minnesota man convicted of killing La Crosse man and son wants new trial

Minnesota man convicted of killing La Crosse man and son wants new trial

La Crosse, Wis. (AP) – A 41-year-old man wants a new trial, after he was sent to prison for life for killing a La Crosse camera shop owner and his son. Jeffrey Lepsch of Dakota Minnesota told a circuit judge that 9 of the 12 jurors in his trial last summer thought he was guilty […]

Gundersen and McDonald’s announce new healthy option for kids

Gundersen and McDonald’s announce new healthy option for kids

Children and adults have very different nutritional needs, but finding the right choice of food that is healthy and something children will eat can be difficult. In an effort to highlight those well-balanced meals for kids, Gundersen Health System recently expanded their popular 500 Club program and created 500 Club for Kids. On Tuesday, McDonald’s […]

Convicted Minnesota murderer seeks new trial

Convicted Minnesota murderer seeks new trial

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A Minnesota man who was sentenced to life in prison for murdering a father and son has asked for a new trial. The La Crosse Tribune reports Jeffrey Lepsch of Dakota, Minnesota filed a motion in La Crosse County Circuit Court. It claims nine of the 12 jurors believed he […]


Obituaries

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 […]

David Krogan

David Krogan, age 60 of Boscobel, formerly of Soldiers Grove passed away on Friday, July 18th Funeral Service will be held at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Thursday, July 24th at 1pm. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11am until the time of services.

Carmel Stalsberg

Carmel Stalsberg, age 69 of Viroqua passed away on Thursday, July 17th Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 23rd at 1pm at the Peace Lutheran Church in Readstown. Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown from 4 to 7pm on Tuesday, July 22nd, and on Wednesday from noon until the […]

State

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 […]

Organic meat processor to close after dispute

VILLAGE OF BLACK EARTH, Wis. (AP) – A popular organic meat processor has decided to close after a dispute with village of Black Earth officials. Owner Bartlett Durand says Black Earth Meats expects to close by the end of July after it lost it loan with the Bank of New Glarus. That followed the Village […]

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 […]

Democratic attorney general candidates at forum

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The three Democratic candidates for Wisconsin attorney general know they agree on most issues, so they’re trying to differentiate themselves by touting their experience and ability to win in November. The candidates are two district attorneys – Susan Happ in Jefferson County and Ismael Ozanne in Dane County – and state […]

Wisconsin company creates Weird Al’s new video

Wisconsin company creates Weird Al’s new video

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Weird Al’s newest video has a connection to the Badger State. A Wisconsin company is responsible for making the newly-released Weird Al Yankovic music video, as the parody artist releases eight videos in eight days. “When we got the call from Al and his company, we asked the same question: ‘Why? Why’d […]

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

Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) – National Urban League leaders will focus on jobs and pay in U.S. cities during an Ohio conference that will draw some top Democratic and Republican politicians. Vice President Joe Biden’s scheduled speech Thursday headlines the lineup of speakers and participants at the conference Wednesday through Sunday in downtown Cincinnati. Republican Sen. Rand […]

Donald Trump to break ground for new DC hotel

Donald Trump to break ground for new DC hotel

WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump hopes to bring his signature brand of glitz to the nation’s capital with a new luxury hotel in the city’s third-tallest building. Trump plans to break ground today on a $200 million hotel that will transform the Old Post Office Building on Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and the […]

Women business owners face gender gap, report says

NEW YORK (AP) – Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts. That’s the finding of a congressional report by Democratic staffers of the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee. The report says that while businesses owned by women account for 30 […]

Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in DC

Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new memorial is rising near the National Mall that will be the first in Washington dedicated to veterans who come home with life-changing injuries. The American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial is a project 16 years in the making and is set to be dedicated Oct. 5. The Associated Press recently […]

Mysterious white flags appear atop Brooklyn Bridge

Mysterious white flags appear atop Brooklyn Bridge

NEW YORK (AP) – Someone has replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags. The white flags – international symbols of surrender – fluttered Tuesday from poles on the stone supports that hold cables above the bridge connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan. One of the flags, viewed via video, appeared to have […]