Sports

Brewers acquire Broxton from Reds for 2 players

Brewers acquire Broxton from Reds for 2 players

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Cincinnati Reds for two players to be named. NL Central-leading Milwaukee announced the move to bolster its bullpen before Sunday’s series finale against the San Francisco Giants. The 30-year-old Broxton is 4-2 with a 1.86 ERA and seven saves in […]

Giants power past Brewers 15-5 for 3-game sweep

Giants power past Brewers 15-5 for 3-game sweep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer among his three RBIs and finished a double shy of the cycle, powering the San Francisco Giants past the Milwaukee Brewers 15-5 on Sunday to match a season high with their sixth straight win. Madison Bumgarner (16-9) followed up his one-hit gem Tuesday against Colorado […]

Friday Night Football Scores

Friday Night Football Scores

Scores from area teams for Friday, August 29th Viroqua at Mel-Min: pp sat nite 7 Westby at Sparta:pp sat 10 am Cashton at Onalaska Luther: luther up 21 -0 2nd pp GET at Somerset: Arcadia at Whitehall:pp BRF at Tomah: brf 8-o 2nd pp RC at West Salem:pp Clear Lake at DeSoto: clear lake 42- […]

LB Landisch expected to start for No. 14 Wisconsin

LB Landisch expected to start for No. 14 Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Inside linebacker Derek Landisch is expected to start Saturday night when No. 14 Wisconsin faces No. 13 LSU in the season opener in Houston. Landisch strained his right hamstring on Aug. 13 and missed about 10 days of practice. He worked a full session with the first-string defense Wednesday. The senior […]

Base ball team to play at Old World Wisconsin

Base ball team to play at Old World Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Old World Wisconsin’s vintage base ball team will play its last game of the season at the historical site outside Eagle, not in Greenbush. The Eagle Diamonds are slated to finish their season on Sept. 13 against the Chicago Salmon. Old World Wisconsin’s website originally said the game would be played […]

Local News

GOP focused on attacking Technical Colleges, repealing academic standards

GOP focused on attacking Technical Colleges, repealing academic standards

LA CROSSE – As campuses across the state prepare for the start of another school year, legislative inaction on the student loan debt crisis continues to burden residents and working families. Key legislation supported by Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) to make college more affordable, provide student loan debt relief and lower costs for Wisconsin […]

VMH donates prescription drug drop-off box

VMH donates prescription drug drop-off box

Vernon Memorial Healthcare has donated a prescription drug drop-off box to the Viroqua Police Department as part of a program to provide safe and secure disposal of prescription medication. The goal of the program is to get unwanted drugs out of residents’ homes and into a safe, secure location where they can be disposed of […]

USDA Wisconsin Farm Service offering Margin Protection Program for producers

USDA Wisconsin Farm Service offering Margin Protection Program for producers

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 28 2014 — USDA Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Brad Pfaff, announced today that starting Sept. 2, 2014, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between […]

Norwalk man critically injured after fall from vehicle

Norwalk man critically injured after fall from vehicle

Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin says a 22-year-old man from Norwalk suffered a severe head injury after falling from a vehicle on private property just after midnight. At around 12:20 this morning the Monroe County 911 Communication Center received a call from Franciscan Skemp hospital in Sparta of an accident that had occurred on private […]

Dubuque residents struggle with tragic loss of four teens boys

Dubuque residents struggle with tragic loss of four teens boys

FARLEY, Iowa (AP) — Members of an Iowa community have banded together to support one another after the death of four local teenagers. Dozens of Dubuque County community members met to discuss ways to cope with the tragedy, the Telegraph Herald reported. The school district invited Community Resilience Institute, a nonprofit organization, to help facilitate […]

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Obituaries

Erling “Butch” C. Helgeson

Erling “Butch” C. Helegeson, age 85 of Stoddard passed away on Monday, August 25th A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, August 28th from 4 to 7pm at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley.

Arnold Haakenson

Arnold Jerold Haakenson, age 87 of Viroqua passed away on Sunday, August 24th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Thursday, August 28th at the Viroqua United Methodist Church. Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 to 8pm at the Thorson Funeral Home, and after 10am on Thursday at the church.

James M. Oium

James M. Oium, age 64 of Cashton passed away on Sunday, August 24th Funeral Services with military rites  will be held on Thursday, August 28th at 11am at Bethany Sandhill Lutheran church or rural LaFarge. Friends may call on Wednesday, August 27th from 4 to 7pm at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby, and at […]

Gayheart “Gay” Julius Gilbertson

  Gayheart “Gay” Julius Gilbertson, age 101 passed away on Sunday August 24th Funeral services will held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 27th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 26th  from 5-7 p.m.    

Harriet Ostrem

Harriet Ostrem, age 91 of Viroqua passed away on Friday, August 22nd Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday August 27 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26 at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the church from 10 […]

State

Steele charged in double murder

Steele charged in double murder

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network A former Dane County Sheriff’s Deputy accused of killing his wife and sister-in-law a week ago has been formally charged in court. Prosecutors on Friday filed two count of First Degree Intentional Homicide against 39-year-old Andy Steele. He’s accused of fatally shooting his 39-year-old Wife Ashley Steele and her 38-year-old […]

Oshkosh finds little demand for 3 liquor licenses

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – Liquor licenses in Oshkosh have been in high demand for the last 40 years, so city officials are a little surprised that no one is applying for three licenses that have been available for a while. An Oshkosh Northwestern Media report says the city’s Common Council plans to wait and see […]

Report: State added over 28,000 jobs during 12 month period

Report: State added over 28,000 jobs during 12 month period

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network Newly released numbers by the state Department of Workforce Development show Wisconsin added 28,653 private-sector jobs during a 12 month period that ended in March of this year. The figures are based on a report submitted by the state to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as part of the Quarterly Census of Employment and […]

Walker says budget will improve

Walker says budget will improve

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says he will deal with a drop in tax collections by controlling expenses and by doing things to help the overall economy improve. Walker was asked about tax collections coming in 2 percent less than estimates on Friday during an interview on WTMJ-AM. Walker says he and Republicans […]

Walker says GOP complacency a big concern

Walker says GOP complacency a big concern

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says complacency and fatigue among Republican voters is one of his biggest concerns as he faces re-election in less than 10 weeks. Walker addressed his concerns Friday on WTMJ-AM when asked about a poll released on Wednesday indicating that Democrats were more enthused about the upcoming election that […]

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Agriculture

USDA Wisconsin Farm Service offering Margin Protection Program for producers

USDA Wisconsin Farm Service offering Margin Protection Program for producers

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 28 2014 — USDA Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Brad Pfaff, announced today that starting Sept. 2, 2014, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between […]

Wisconsin increases Zone D bear quota

By: Bob Meyer Citing an increase in human-bear conflicts, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is increasing the quota in Zone D in Northwest Wisconsin.  Zone D covers all of Douglas, Bayfield, Burnett, and Washburn Counties and parts Polk, Barron, Rusk and Sawyer Counties. DNR Northern Wildlife Supervisor Mike Zeckmeister says they would like to […]

72-stall robotic rotary breaks ground in Wisconsin

72-stall robotic rotary breaks ground in Wisconsin

In late August, GEA Farm Technologies broke ground on the installation of DairyProQ, a milking system allowing farms to install individual, fully automatic robotic milking stall modules on a rotary parlor. The installation of the 72-stall DairyProQ rotary parlor is occurring at Mlsna East Town Dairy, Cashton, Wis. click image to zoom While DairyProQ prototypes […]

Take time to take precautions

By: Bob Meyer Marshfield Clinic says they found an estimated 12 cases of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, among 607 people screened at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days last week. National Farm Medicine Center director Dr. Matthew Keifer says, “Of all the cancers farmers are at risk for, skin cancer is the No. […]

Secretary Newson: Klondike Cheese Company in Monroe Example of How Employees with Disabilities Can Help Employers Succeed

MONROE, Wis., Aug. 13 — The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development issued the following news release: Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson today cited Klondike Cheese Company in Monroe as an example of how recruiting and hiring people with disabilities can help employers succeed, which is the focus for Governor Walker’s proclamation of […]

National News

US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. District Judge John deGravelles says the law can still take effect today, but he says officials cannot penalize the doctors and clinics that sued for breaking it until after a hearing. The law requires doctors who […]

Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish these days about the nation’s recovery from the Great Recession. And the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November mid-term elections. Obama says, “There are reasons to feel good about the direction that we’re headed.” Despite turmoil […]

NBC News says Chelsea Clinton quits as reporter

NBC News says Chelsea Clinton quits as reporter

NEW YORK (AP) – Chelsea Clinton is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News. Bill and Hillary Clinton’s daughter has been working at the network since 2011, sporadically doing feature stories on people or organizations doing public-spirited work. Politico magazine reported earlier this year that NBC was paying her $600,000 a year. The […]

Shuttle bus crash jams traffic into O’Hare airport

CHICAGO (AP) – A shuttle bus has struck a concrete barrier on a road at O’Hare International Airport, clogging traffic heading to one of the terminals at the start of the busy Labor Day travel period. Chicago Police Department spokeswoman Ana Pacheco says 15 people were taken to hospitals. She did not have information on […]

Prosecutor: McDonnells had ‘corrupt understanding’

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Prosecutors are asking jurors to focus on two questions at the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. In their closing arguments Friday, prosecutors’ asked the panel to think about why a Virginia businessman gave the couple more than $165,000 in gifts and loans, and why […]