Sports

Pennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe’s body

Pennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe’s body

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The remains of famed athlete Jim Thorpe will remain in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago. A federal appeals court has thrown out a ruling that could have resulted in the remains’ removal to American Indian land in Oklahoma. Thorpe’s surviving sons had been fighting to […]

Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

UNDATED (AP) – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension. That word comes from a person familiar with the case. Rice was suspended indefinitely and the Baltimore Ravens cut him after a video became public that shows him knocking unconscious his then-fiancee in an elevator. […]

Concussion study says NCAA needs improvement

Concussion study says NCAA needs improvement

BOSTON (AP) – A new survey says colleges are still inconsistent in the way they handle athletes’ concussions. The Harvard University study comes more than four years after the NCAA began requiring schools to educate their players about the risks of head trauma and develop plans to keep injured athletes off the field. Researchers looked […]

Aaron Rodgers going for consistency, not records

Aaron Rodgers going for consistency, not records

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A Green Bay Packers quarterback may someday reclaim the career record for touchdown passes that once belonged to Brett Favre. But it’s going to take a while for Aaron Rodgers to get even close to the 510 touchdown throws that current record-holder Peyton Manning has. Rodgers has 206 TD passes […]

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 […]

Local News

Small ductwork fire at 3M plant in Prairie du Chien

Small ductwork fire at 3M plant in Prairie du Chien

Earlier today fire crews responded to the 3M manufacturing plant in Prairie du Chien for a fire. That fire turned out to be fairly minor with some ductwork in a construction area. Here is an interview from our sister station WQPC with Plant Manager Tom Harris on exactly what happened.  

Prairie du Chien man crashes in Vernon County after suffering medical condition

A 75-year-old Prairie du Chien man was injured Wednesday in a one-car accident caused by a medical problem. The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office says Byron Bills was driving south on State Highway 14 near B&L Lane in the town of Franklin when he lost control of his vehicle,  left the road and rolled over. He […]

Couleecap Celebrates National Energy Awareness Month and Weatherization Day

Couleecap Celebrates National Energy Awareness Month and Weatherization Day

Westby, WI – Each year, October 30 is recognized as Weatherization Day. This day marks an annual opportunity to bring attention to the fact that low income households spend a disproportionate percentage of their annual incomes on home energy bills. The National Network of Weatherization Assistance Programs, of which Couleecap is a member, provide cost-effective, […]

2 people from West Salem injured in Monroe County crash

Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin reports two people from West Salem were injured when their vehicle overturned on Wednesday in Monroe County. At about 11:02 p.m. 54-year-old Cheryl Freit of West Salem was driving north on State Highway 27, .3 miles south of Eagle Ave. in the town of Sparta when she veered across the center […]

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 […]

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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

Wisconsin court won’t reconsider voter ID case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court has refused to reconsider whether the state’s voter photo identification law is unconstitutional. Republicans passed the law in 2011. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the immigrant group Voces de la Frontera as well as the League of Women Voters challenged the mandate […]

Trial continues in 2008 Wisconsin Rapids killing

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) – Jurors have watched a 7-year-old police interview with a 55-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man accused in a shooting death. Joseph Reinwand is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Dale Meister. The 35-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man was found dead in his home on March 4, 2008. Court documents show […]

Appeals court rejects John Doe rehearing request

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal appeals court has unanimously rejected a conservative group’s request to reconsider a ruling last month tossing a lawsuit challenging an investigation into possible illegal campaign coordination. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected the request from Wisconsin Club for Growth to rehear the case after a […]

DNR looks for feedback on conservation plans

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network The state Department of Natural Resources is asking members of the public to voice their thoughts on key conservation plans. The agency is currently reviewing its Wildlife Action and Fish, Wildlife, and Habitat Management plans. DNR conservation biologist Tara Bergeson says, to continue receiving federal funding for a wide range […]

Hunters killing Wisconsin wolves quicker this year

Hunters killing Wisconsin wolves quicker this year

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Hunters are killing Wisconsin wolves so quickly this year it looks like the state’s third annual season is headed for an early end. The four-and-a-half month-long season began on Oct. 15 with a statewide kill limit of 150 animals. As of Thursday morning, hunters had harvested 103 wolves, or nearly 70 […]

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Agriculture

EPA asked to investigate groundwater contamination

EPA asked to investigate groundwater contamination

KEWAUNEE, Wis. (AP) – Six environmental groups want federal regulators to investigate groundwater contamination in Kewaunee County. The groups have petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to exercise emergency powers under the Safe Drinking Water Act to investigate their concerns. The petitioners say the state Department of Natural Resources has failed to protect the drinking […]

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 […]

National News

CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams

CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams

ATLANTA (AP) – New federal Ebola response squads are being readied to rush to any U.S. city where a new Ebola case might be identified. President Barack Obama last week said there was a need for a rapid response team – he called it “a SWAT team, essentially” – to be sent within hours to […]

Pennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe’s body

Pennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe’s body

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The remains of famed athlete Jim Thorpe will remain in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago. A federal appeals court has thrown out a ruling that could have resulted in the remains’ removal to American Indian land in Oklahoma. Thorpe’s surviving sons had been fighting to […]

Family releasing autopsy of young man shot by cop

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The family of an 18-year-old killed by a St. Louis police officer is planning to release details of an independent autopsy. The owner of Austin Layne Mortuary says relatives of Vonderrit Myers Jr. will release the autopsy findings Thursday at the funeral home. Myers was fatally shot Oct. 8 by an […]

US journalist returns home after Ebola recovery

US journalist returns home after Ebola recovery

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola is home in Rhode Island. Ashoka Mukpo contracted the virus while working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman for NBC and other media outlets. The 33-year-old Mukpo was released from the Nebraska Medical Center’s biocontainment unit Wednesday and flew back to Rhode Island […]

Accused White House intruder had been arrested there before

WASHINGTON (AP) – This isn’t the first time the man who was arrested outside the White House yesterday was in that situation. Records show that Dominic Adesanya was also charged with unlawful entry at the White House complex in late July. A court document says he told an officer that a security barrier he jumped […]