Sports

RHP Jeremy Jeffress returns to Brewers in ‘pen

RHP Jeremy Jeffress returns to Brewers in ‘pen

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers have called up right-hander Jeremy Jeffress from Triple-A Nashville to give the bullpen a boost. Jeffress joined the team before Monday night’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. He was 4-1 with a 1.51 ERA and five saves in the minors. The 26-year-old Jeffress has returned to a team that […]

Peralta sharp, Brewers beat sloppy Reds 5-2

Peralta sharp, Brewers beat sloppy Reds 5-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee scored three runs on two misjudged balls in the outfield by Chris Heisey, and Wily Peralta pitched seven strong innings in the Brewers’ 5-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Ryan Braun hit a two-run double in the third on which Heisey took a couple of steps in before […]

Fire damages Miller Park restaurant

Fire damages Miller Park restaurant

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Officials say a fire at the Milwaukee Brewers’ ballpark was contained mainly to a restaurant. The fire started about 2 a.m. Monday at Friday’s Front Row Sports Grill at Miller Park Milwaukee Deputy Fire Chief Aaron Lipski says the fire apparently started in the restaurant’s kitchen and spread up through some duct […]

Packers add two to Hall of Fame

Packers add two to Hall of Fame

The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame added two new members over the weekend. Former running back Ahman Green and offensive tackle Ken Ruettgers are the two latest former Packer greats to be added to the Packers Hall Green remains the team’s all-time leading rusher, accumulating 8,322 yards during his career.  He holds a number of franchise […]

Werth’s double in 9th helps Nats beat Brewers 5-4

WASHINGTON (AP) – Jayson Werth hit a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the ninth after the Brewers tied it in the top of the inning and the Washington Nationals beat Milwaukee 5-4 on Sunday afternoon. Washington’s bullpen tossed five scoreless innings in relief of Gio Gonzalez until Rickie Weeks’ RBI single in the […]

Local News

Governor Scott Walker Visits Planned Site for New La Crosse Rest Area

Governor Scott Walker Visits Planned Site for New La Crosse Rest Area

La Crosse – Governor Scott Walker today announced the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will construct a new rest area along Interstate 90 near the state border in La Crosse to replace an aging facility. “La Crosse continues to be a major area where visitors cross into Wisconsin, and their first impression is often lasting.  […]

Heat Advisory in our area

Heat Advisory in our area

  ReadyWisconsin is urging residents to take precautions against hot and humid conditions over the next several days. High temperatures are expected to reach the upper 80’s and 90’s along with high humidity on Tuesday. The heat index will peak in the 95 to 100 degree range tomorrow. The combination of hot temperatures and high […]

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson endorses Kind challenger Kurtz

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson endorses Kind challenger Kurtz

Tony Kutz is one of three Republicans  challenging third district incumbent Congressman Ron kind (D-La Crosse) and landed a key endorsement in his bid to unseat Kind. Kurtz announced that he has received the endorsement of  the former Governer and Bush White House veteran Tommy Thompson. Thompson joins former Senator Dan Kapanke; Col. Ray Boland; […]

Southwest Tech Culinary Instructors Co-Write Catering Manual

Fennimore- Southwest Tech Culinary program instructors Jeff Dombeck and Karen Bast can add author to their already impressive list of credentials. The duo recently published two books entitled, “The Rich Caterer’s Bible: Part 1 – The Testament of Cuisine” and “The Rich Caterer’s Bible Companion”, through CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. “As an instructor at Southwest […]

La Crosse latest county to put BadgerCare issue on November ballot

La Crosse latest county to put BadgerCare issue on November ballot

This week the La Crosse County Board, as well as the Dane County Board, approved placing an advisory referendum on the November ballot asking voters whether the State of Wisconsin should accept enhanced federal funds for BadgerCare rejected by Walker and conservatives in the Legislature. So far 8 counties have adopted this referendum, La Crosse, […]


Obituaries

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 […]

Doyle Hagen

Doyle Hagen, age 82 of Westby passed away on Friday, July 18th There will be a memorial gathering on Tuesday, July 22nd from 10 to 11am at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby, with no formal funeral services.

State

Menards, former executive reach legal settlement

Menards, former executive reach legal settlement

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – Court records and attorneys say the Menards home improvement company has settled a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former executive. Attorneys representing Menards and Dawn Sands say they are prohibited from commenting on the settlement, which averts a lengthy civil trial. Court documents say Sands was general counsel for Menards […]

Donor gives Purple Heart to stabbing victim

Donor gives Purple Heart to stabbing victim

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – The Waukesha girl who was stabbed 19 times, allegedly by two classmates who thought her death would please a fictional online character, has received a special gift. The 12-year-old girl is out of the hospital and has been recovering at home. Her family had asked that well-wishers send her purple hearts, […]

Train case could affect Wisconsin rail traffic

Train case could affect Wisconsin rail traffic

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling in a case involving a train that struck a minivan that was stuck on the tracks on Memorial Day could have a wide-ranging impact on the state’s rail traffic. The court was scheduled to rule Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by a couple whose van was […]

Wisconsin train crash hurts 2 people, spills fuel

SLINGER, Wis. (AP) – Crews are cleaning up at the site of a freight train collision in southeastern Wisconsin that caused cars to derail, injured two people and spilled thousands of gallons of fuel. A spokesman for Canadian National Railway Co. says the derailed CN locomotives and cars have been righted and the track is […]

Judge tosses Wisconsin senator’s health care suit

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson filed to stop members of Congress and their employees from getting subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges. U.S. District Judge William Griesbach ruled Monday that Johnson and a staff member who filed the lawsuit with him don’t have […]

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

Obama heads off to raise money on the West Coast

Obama heads off to raise money on the West Coast

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is embarking on a mission that has regularly proved a winner for him – raising money for his fellow Democrats. On Tuesday, Obama is starting a three-day West Coast trip, during which he is scheduled to attend fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles less than four […]

Better weather to aid in Washington wildfire fight

Better weather to aid in Washington wildfire fight

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – A huge wildfire covering 379 square miles in Washington state is only 2 percent contained, but fire officials say things are improving. Cooler temperatures and reduced winds are helping firefighters battle the blaze in Okanogan County, which fire officials estimate has burned about 150 homes.

VA nominee McDonald goes before Congress

VA nominee McDonald goes before Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department goes before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee today as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job. VA nominee Robert McDonald appears headed to easy confirmation. The path for the veterans’ bill is decidedly rockier. The […]

US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June

US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a year. The Labor Department says prices rose 0.3 percent in June following a 0.4 percent rise in May which had been the […]

Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries

Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries

WASHINGTON (AP) – The midterm election primary season is drawing record-low voter turnout in some states, a sign perhaps, of widespread apathy in both parties ahead of November’s elections. Campaign spending is poised to make history, but that hasn’t drawn voters to the polls. Fifteen of the 25 states that have had statewide primary elections […]