Sports

Experienced, hungry Badgers look to replace Brust

Experienced, hungry Badgers look to replace Brust

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Badgers are back at practice and hungry to make another run to the Final Four. The team’s biggest question is replacing sharpshooting guard Ben Brust, who was a senior last season. Coach Bo Ryan could turn to forward Nigel Hayes, the Big Ten’s Sixth Man of the Year, or […]

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Wisconsin’s Gordon geared up for season’s 2nd half

Wisconsin’s Gordon geared up for season’s 2nd half

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – While Melvin Gordon might be back in the discussion as a Heisman Trophy hopeful, Wisconsin’s star running back is focused on a more important race. Northwestern’s loss over the weekend to Nebraska opened up the Badgers’ chances again of winning a Big Ten West division title and a trip to the […]

Packers rout Carolina 38-17, Rodgers has 3 TDs

Packers rout Carolina 38-17, Rodgers has 3 TDs

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Aaron Rodgers threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns, Randall Cobb torched the Carolina secondary for 121 yards receiving and the Green Bay Packers routed the Carolina Panthers 38-17 on Sunday. Sure-tackling Green Bay limited quarterback Cam Newton in the first half. The Packers scored touchdowns on their first three […]

Friday Night High School Football scores

Friday Night High School Football scores

Onalaska Luther at Viroqua-Vir 26-20 Westby at Black River Falls-BRF 37-0 Arcadia at G.E.T.-Arcadia 36-0 North Crawford at DeSoto-Desoto 32-8 Ithaca at KickapooIthica 35-0 Weston at Wauzeka-Weston 12-6 Seneca at Shullsburg-Shullsburg 61-14 non league Bangor at Brookwood-Bangor 44-8 Necedah at Cashton-Necedah 47-6 Royall at New Lisbon-New Lisbon 30-6 Hillsboro at Wonewoc Center-Hillsboro 47-27 Darlington at […]

Local News

Organic Valley among nations top agricultural cooperatives

Organic Valley among nations top agricultural cooperatives

WASHINGTON – OCT. 21, 2014 – – – In recognition of October as National Cooperative Month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA’s annual release of the Nation’s Top 100 Cooperatives. Iowa is home to more top 100 agricultural cooperatives than any other state, according to recently released USDA data.  The number of top 100 […]

Southwest Tech to host Grand Opening of Student Salon

Southwest Tech to host Grand Opening of Student Salon

Fennimore – Southwest Tech is celebrating October as National Cosmetology Month, by hosting a Grand Opening in the Creative Elements Student Salon on Monday, October 27, 2014 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. The Creative Elements Salon has just re-opened after recent renovations. Current students in the Cosmetology program will be providing complimentary hand massages, paraffin dips, […]

Two UW-La Crosse administrators struck by car

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Two University of Wisconsin-La Crosse administrators are recovering from injuries suffered when they were struck by a car. Chancellor Joe Gow says the university’s vice chancellor of administration and finance, Bob Hetzel, and registrar Christine Bakkum were walking to work Tuesday when they were hit. They were taken to a […]

17-year-old La Farge female extricated from vehicle after crash

17-year-old La Farge female extricated from vehicle after crash

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reports a single-vehicle crash occurred Monday at approximately 7:30 a.m. in the town of Stark. According to the Sheriff’s Office 17-year-old Sarah R. Wegner of rural La Farge was driving west on State Highway 82 just east of the village of La Farge when she traveled slightly onto the gravel […]

Crawford County Sheriff reports theft

Crawford County Sheriff reports theft

On Saturday, October 11, 2014 the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department investigated a theft on Thistle Lane in the Township of Seneca. A brush guard was stolen off of a 2010 Dodge truck. The brush guard has three and a half inch black tubing with a chrome grill that is dented and has a WI plate […]

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Obituaries

Gordon Glick

Gordon Glick, age 86 of Mauston, formerly of Readstown passed away on Monday, October 20th Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 27th at the Richland Center Seventh Day Adventist Church at 1p.m. There will be no visitation.

George Alexander

George Alexander, age 87 of Soldiers Grove passed away on Monday, October 20th Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 25th at 1p.m. at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11a.m. until the time of services at 1.

Ole N. Sanwick

Ole N. Sanwick, age 72 of Viroqua passed away on Tuesday, October 21st Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 24th at 11a.m. at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 6p.m. and on Friday after 10a.m. at the Funeral Home.

Roland “Bud” J. Whitney

Roland “Bud” James Whitney, age 75 of Viroqua passed away on Saturday, October 18th Funeral services will be held at 1:30p.m. on Sunday, October 26th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until the time of services on Sunday.

Agnes I. Davis

Agnes Imogene Davis, age 95 of Soldiers Grove passed away on Friday, October 17th Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, October 24th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday after 11a.m.

State

Judge extends blocking Wisconsin campaign law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal judge has extended until Nov. 12 his order blocking a Wisconsin law election law that’s at the center of an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign and more than two dozen conservative groups. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa on Wednesday extended his temporary restraining order blocking enforcement […]

Walker hasn’t applied for preschool grant

Walker hasn’t applied for preschool grant

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker’s administration has not applied for $60 million in preschool development grants from the federal government, a move decried as irresponsible by Democrats. The deadline for states to apply for the $250 million in grants from the U.S. departments of Education and Health and Human Services is Friday. Gov. […]

Unemployment down in Wisconsin cities, counties

Unemployment down in Wisconsin cities, counties

MADIOSN, Wis. (AP) – The unemployment rate fell in almost every Wisconsin city and county in September. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Wednesday that unemployment dropped in 31 of the 32 largest cities in September. Greenfield’s 5 percent unemployment rate was unchanged from August. Racine again had the highest unemployment rate at 8.8 […]

President Obama to campaign for Mary Burke in Milwaukee next Tuesday

President Obama to campaign for Mary Burke in Milwaukee next Tuesday

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke is getting some presidential help on the campaign trail. The Burke campaign confirmed Wednesday that President Barack Obama will campaign with the Democratic nominee in Milwaukee next Tuesday. A specific time and location for the event have not yet been announced. The president’s appearance will come […]

Appeals court reinstates Neenah teachers’ lawsuit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin appeals court judge has reinstated a class-action lawsuit filed by more than 250 Neenah teachers seeking to recover more than $61 million in post-retirement benefits. The Second District Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a Winnebago County judge wrongly dismissed the lawsuit last year. That judge had said only […]

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Agriculture

Organic Valley among nations top agricultural cooperatives

Organic Valley among nations top agricultural cooperatives

WASHINGTON – OCT. 21, 2014 – – – In recognition of October as National Cooperative Month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA’s annual release of the Nation’s Top 100 Cooperatives. Iowa is home to more top 100 agricultural cooperatives than any other state, according to recently released USDA data.  The number of top 100 […]

Recent rainfall delaying fall harvest

Recent rainfall delaying fall harvest

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn and soybean harvests are behind schedule, and this week’s wet weather is keeping Wisconsin farmers from catching up. The La Crosse Tribune reports crop progress data released by the department Tuesday show both corn and soybeans fall short of the five year averages. […]

USDA Invests $274,000 in 21 Wisconsin Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

USDA Invests $274,000 in 21 Wisconsin Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

STEVENS POINT, WI – USDA Rural Development funded 21 rural Wisconsin energy projects under the latest round of Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) funding.  Eleven of the projects are solar projects, continuing the Obama Administration’s “all-of-the-above” energy strategy.  It is the most recent of a series of USDA actions to strengthen the country’s energy sector. […]

Governor Scott Walker Kicks off World Dairy Expo with Ribbon Cutting for New Holland Pavilions at Alliant Energy Center

Governor Scott Walker Kicks off World Dairy Expo with Ribbon Cutting for New Holland Pavilions at Alliant Energy Center

Madison – Governor Scott Walker today made a stop at World Dairy Expo and participated in the ribbon cutting for the expansion and grand opening of the New Holland Pavilions, which also marks the kick-off of World Dairy Expo.  The $24 million project began in April following the Midwest Horse Fair. “World Dairy Expo draws […]

Wisconsin plant turns cow manure into electricity

Wisconsin plant turns cow manure into electricity

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) – A La Crosse-based health care network is completing a $14 million project that uses cow manure to produce electricity. Gundersen Health System was set to unveil the plant at GL Dairy Biogas Farm in conjunction with the World Dairy Expo on Monday morning. The La Crosse Tribune reports the company’s joint […]

National News

Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US

Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says he’s cautiously more optimistic about the Ebola situation in the U.S. Obama notes that relatives of the only person to die of Ebola in the U.S. have been freed from quarantine. And he notes that two nurses from a Dallas hospital who were infected with Ebola as a […]

Obama condemns Canada shooting, offers help

Obama condemns Canada shooting, offers help

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has condemned fatal shootings in Canada as “outrageous attacks” and has offered to help the U.S. ally with its response. The White House says Obama spoke by telephone Wednesday with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the capital of Ottawa, Ontario, […]

Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. Beginning next year, the use of cigarettes, cigars or pipes will no longer be permitted in the company’s offices, conference rooms and elevators. Lighting up already is prohibited on factory floors and in cafeterias. Spokesman David […]

Dallas nurse’s dog tests negative for Ebola

Dallas nurse’s dog tests negative for Ebola

DALLAS (AP) – The first Ebola test for the quarantined King Charles Spaniel belonging to a Dallas nurse hospitalized with the virus has come back negative. The city of Dallas said Wednesday that one-year-old Bentley will be tested again before his 21-day quarantine period ends Nov. 1. Bentley was quarantined after his owner, Nina Pham, […]

Rules on bank risk in mortgage bonds being adopted

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal regulators are proceeding with new rules that ease guidelines for banks selling mortgage securities and could mean fewer borrowers will need to make hefty down payments. The Securities and Exchange Commission voted 3-2 Wednesday to adopt the rules, which six federal agencies have been working on since 2011. Three other agencies […]