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Chryst jokes that if he can get degree, players can

Chryst jokes that if he can get degree, players can

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin football coach Paul Chryst jokes that if he can get a college degree, it’s not too much to ask of his players. Chryst made the quip Wednesday during a speech before hundreds of Wisconsin’s business leaders at a meeting of the state chamber of commerce. Chryst says he emphasizes to […]

Jim Henderson looks forward to return to mound with Brewers

Jim Henderson looks forward to return to mound with Brewers

PHOENIX (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers reliever Jim Henderson is getting an early chance to prove that he is on his way to returning from a right shoulder injury. The former closer is one of five pitchers scheduled to throw Wednesday in the Brewers’ first spring training game, against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mike Fiers will […]

Police: No charges to be filed against Packers’ Jarrett Bush

Police: No charges to be filed against Packers’ Jarrett Bush

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Police in California say they will not file charges against Green Bay Packers cornerback Jarrett Bush in connection with a scrum outside a restaurant. Authorities in Vacaville, California said Monday in a statement that the 30-year-old Bush was cooperative with officers after initially being detained early Sunday morning on a […]

Packers Bush arrested on misdemeanor charge

Packers Bush arrested on misdemeanor charge

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network Green Bay Packers cornerback Jarrett Bush was arrested early Sunday morning by the Vacaville (California) Police on a charge of disorderly conduct while under the influence. It’s a misdemeanor charge and Bush was released on after paying $1600 bail. Bush has been a core special teams player for nine seasons in […]

Kaminsky, No. 5 Wisconsin beat Michigan State 68-61

Kaminsky, No. 5 Wisconsin beat Michigan State 68-61

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Frank Kaminsky scored 31 points in his final home game, sophomore Nigel Hayes added 14 and No. 5 Wisconsin clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title with a 68-61 victory Sunday over Michigan State. Kaminsky celebrated Senior Day with a dominating performance, going 11 of 17 from […]

Local News

Suspect in Holmen murder arrested in Iowa, more details released

Suspect in Holmen murder arrested in Iowa, more details released

The Associated Press is reporting the suspect in the murder of a Holmen woman, 29-year-old Bryce Anderson, was arrested in Jones County, Iowa by the Sheriff’s Department and the Iowa State Patrol this morning after having car trouble along the side of a highway. A criminal complaint lays out a timeline of events and a […]

Devil’s Lake State Park is named national historic place

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – Devil’s Lake State Park is officially an historic place. The Baraboo News Republic reports the park was nominated to be listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places last year and recently won approval by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Wisconsin Historical Society. Devil’s Lake is […]

Senator Johnson threatens subpoena over Tomah VA investigation

Senator Johnson threatens subpoena over Tomah VA investigation

Wisconsin Radio Network Senator Ron Johnson is threatening to subpoena an investigation file into the issues at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center if the VA won’t turn the files over. Johnson is giving Acting VA Inspector General Richard Griffin until 5pm this afternoon to turn over the document. In a letter obtained by Gannett, […]

Seneca man charged with exposing girl to pornographic materials

Seneca man charged with exposing girl to pornographic materials

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office says they have arrested a Seneca man on charges that he exposed a child to harmful materials. According to a Sheriff’s Department report on Tuesday the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department conducted a search at the residence of Ricky T. Olson, 56, of Seneca on Stoney Point Road. After an investigation […]

Tomah toddler dies after being accidentally locked out of house

Tomah toddler dies after being accidentally locked out of house

TOMAH — A Wisconsin mother who lost her 2-year-old daughter is urging families with young children to install door alarms. Courtney Mazur, of Tomah, went outside to start her fiance’s truck early one morning last week and discovered her daughter face down on the patio. Mazur says Raelyn and her 5-year-old step sister apparently decided […]


Obituaries

Audrey G. Herold

Audrey G. Herold, age 88 of rural Stoddard passed away on Sunday, March 1st Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, March 4th at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10  a.m. until the service time at noon.

Robert D. Mueller

Robert D. Mueller, age 71 of Stoddard passed away on Friday, February 27th A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 8th from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Stoddard American Legion Hall with military honors at 2:30 by the Stoddard American Legion Post #315 and the U.S. Marines Honor Team.

David Mageland

David Mageland, age 49 of Viroqua passed away on Friday, February 27th Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3rd at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua. Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m.  at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua.

Alan G. Jacobson

Alan G. Jacobson, age 70 of Rockland passed away on Thursday, February 5th Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 13th at 1:00 p.m. at Utica Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m.

Lillian Alvina Hanson, 92, of Viroqua died Saturday, February 7

Lillian Alvina Hanson, age 92 of Viroqua passed away on Saturday, February 7th Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. at Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home, in Viroqua and at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time […]

State

Democrat questions paying Walker guards on political trips

Democrat questions paying Walker guards on political trips

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Democratic state senator says taxpayers shouldn’t have to foot the bill for Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s State Patrol bodyguards on trips to address national conservative donors and powerbrokers. Walker is a likely 2016 president candidate and has been appearing at conservative gatherings around the country. Sen. Jon Erpenbach told state […]

Veteran pollster says Walker ‘just what doctor ordered’

Veteran pollster says Walker ‘just what doctor ordered’

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A veteran Republican pollster says Gov. Scott Walker is the perfect candidate to run for president. Ed Goeas spoke Wednesday at the state chamber of commerce’s annual business day event. Goeas is president and CEO of The Tarrance Group and was recently hired by Walker to serve as a senior adviser. […]

Walker adviser, veteran pollster speaks to business group

Walker adviser, veteran pollster speaks to business group

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A top adviser to Gov. Scott Walker as he considers a likely presidential run is speaking to Wisconsin’s state chamber of commerce at its annual business day event. Ed Goeas is president and CEO of The Tarrance Group. He was recently hired by Walker to serve as a senior adviser. Two […]

Dairy cow prices decline with milk

Dairy cow prices decline with milk

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Lower milk prices have prompted lower dairy cow prices over the last three months. The USDA National Ag Statistics Service says the average dairy cow price in the U.S. as of January 31st was $1,990 down $130 from the end of October. California saw the biggest decline with the average dairy cow […]

UW’s Cross asks lawmakers to reduce budget cut

UW’s Cross asks lawmakers to reduce budget cut

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network University of Wisconsin System officials briefed members of the legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance, on how the proposed UW System public authority and increased flexibilities included in Governor Scott Walker’s budget could impact the UW. System President Ray Cross supports the changes. “Ultimately we will make the cost of higher […]


Agriculture

Dairy cow prices decline with milk

Dairy cow prices decline with milk

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Lower milk prices have prompted lower dairy cow prices over the last three months. The USDA National Ag Statistics Service says the average dairy cow price in the U.S. as of January 31st was $1,990 down $130 from the end of October. California saw the biggest decline with the average dairy cow […]

Teen seriously injured in Sheboygan Falls farm accident

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. (AP) – Officials say a teenager was seriously injured after he got caught in a piece of farm machinery in Sheboygan Falls. According to the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department, the 17-year-old male was working on an auger in a silo late Sunday afternoon when he got caught in the equipment. Department officials […]

Record year for Wisconsin ag exports

Record year for Wisconsin ag exports

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Wisconsin agricultural exports hit a record $3.7 billion in 2014; a 13.6 percent increase over 2013 and the fifth consecutive annual increase. Exports of dairy and dairy derivatives from the Badger State totaled $479 million last year up 2 percent from 2013. Miscellaneous food exports increased 17 percent to $369 million, beverage […]

World Dairy Expo individual award nominations due

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield This Sunday, February 15th is the deadline to nominate individuals for World Dairy Expo’s Dairy Woman, Man, International Person and Industry Person of the Year.  The four winners will be honored at the annual Dinner with the Stars at World Dairy Expo this fall.  Details and nomination forms are available here:

Walker makes new appointments in Wisconsin

Walker makes new appointments in Wisconsin

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced a few new staff appointments within his administration. Among the appointments: Sandra Chalmers becomes Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). Chalmers was the Administrator of the Division of Trade and Consumer Protection dealing mainly with consumer protection, weights and measures.  […]

National News

Exxon CEO: Get used to lower oil prices

Exxon CEO: Get used to lower oil prices

NEW YORK (AP) – Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson expects the price of oil to remain low over the next two years because of ample global supplies and relatively weak economic growth. Speaking at the company’s annual investor meeting in New York, Tillerson cautioned that geopolitical turmoil could unexpectedly send prices higher. But he said […]

Walker says he will sign right-to-work bill Monday

Walker says he will sign right-to-work bill Monday

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says he plans to sign a right-to-work bill into law on Monday, not by the end of this week as he had previously said. Walker made the comment Wednesday during a speech at the annual business day event organized by the state chamber of commerce. The bill is […]

US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department says it won’t prosecute former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old that led to weeks of protests. Federal officials concluded there was no evidence to disprove Wilson’s testimony that he feared for his safety, nor was there reliable evidence that […]

Top Senate Republican tells states: ignore EPA carbon rules

Top Senate Republican tells states: ignore EPA carbon rules

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate’s top Republican is telling states to ignore a central part of President Barack Obama’s plans to curb the pollution blamed for global warming. In an op-ed published Tuesday in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says states should hold off on submitting plans to cut carbon dioxide […]

Defense lawyer admits: It was him

Defense lawyer admits: It was him

BOSTON (AP) – A lawyer for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has begun her opening statement by admitting her client participated in the attacks. Judy Clarke says: “It was him.” She says the only thing the defense disagrees with prosecutors about is “why.” Clarke calls the bombings a “series of senseless, horribly misguided acts […]