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AP source: Chryst meeting with Wisconsin officials

AP source: Chryst meeting with Wisconsin officials

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst is moving closer to taking the head coaching job at Wisconsin. A person with direct knowledge of situation told The Associated Press that Chryst is traveling to Madison, Wisconsin to meet with university officials about replacing Gary Andersen. Andersen left the Badgers for Oregon State last week. The […]

Pitt coach Chryst waiting on Wisconsin decision

Pitt coach Chryst waiting on Wisconsin decision

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst says he is waiting for a final decision on the open job at Wisconsin just like everybody else. Chryst said Monday he has talked to the Badgers about the head coaching position but does not anticipate hearing anything definitive before Wednesday. Chryst is a former Wisconsin […]

Running back Lacy limited in practice for Packers

Running back Lacy limited in practice for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Green Bay running back Eddie Lacy was limited in practice Wednesday after bruising his hip in the Packers’ victory this week over Atlanta. Coach Mike McCarthy said he would monitor Lacy on the practice field Thursday. McCarthy has also said that he doesn’t have high concern about the injury to […]

Alvarez hopes to have new Wisconsin coach by bowl

Alvarez hopes to have new Wisconsin coach by bowl

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said he hopes to have a replacement for coach Gary Andersen before the 17th-ranked Badgers’ bowl game Jan. 1. Andersen’s departure for Oregon State on Wednesday stunned Madison. Alvarez said that the Wisconsin seniors asked him to coach them at the Outback Bowl against Auburn, and […]

Wisconsin’s Gordon makes it official, enters draft

Wisconsin’s Gordon makes it official, enters draft

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin running back and Heisman Trophy finalist Melvin Gordon made it official Wednesday, skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Unlike the departure of coach Gary Andersen for Oregon State, this move was expected in Madison. Gordon has run for a Big Ten record 2,336 yards going into the […]

Local News

Boscobel man escapes injury after going off bridge in Crawford County

Boscobel man escapes injury after going off bridge in Crawford County

The Crawford County Sheriff’s office reports that on Saturday, Dec. 13,  at approximately 8:00 a.m. their office was notified of a one vehicle traffic crash that occurred on Spring Valley Road near Marietta Valley Road in the Township of Marietta. The Sheriff’s Office says an investigation shows that Logan R. Knoble,  22, of Boscobel was […]

Mauston Couple arrested for stealing money from Sparta charity event

Mauston Couple arrested for stealing money from Sparta charity event

According to the Sparta Police Department, a Mauston couple was arrested this last week after admitting to investigators they had skimmed money at an event to raise money for children’s Christmas gifts. The Sparta Police Department says they arrested Paul Bublitz, 65, of Mauston, and his wife Mary Bublitz, 67, also of Mauston, after they […]

19-year-old Black River Falls man in custody after high speed chase through 2 counties

19-year-old Black River Falls man in custody after high speed chase through 2 counties

Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin is reporting a 19-year-old man from Black River Falls fled from police and led officers on a high speed chase at speeds up to 100 mph through two counties on the interstate before crashing and being arrested. Law enforcement officials say Kegan Charles Fogleson was wanted on a warrant and fled […]

Outbuildings destroyed and mobile home damaged in rural De Soto explosion and fire

Outbuildings destroyed and mobile home damaged in rural De Soto explosion and fire

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports his office received a 911 call around 10:30 this morning from a residence located on South Bad Axe Road, rural De Soto,  in the town of Genoa. The caller reported hearing an explosion prior to a fire breaking out in an outbuilding located just south of a mobile […]

Republican candidate for 3rd congressional seat involved in weekend crash

Republican candidate for 3rd congressional seat involved in weekend crash

The Republican candidate that ran against incumbent democrat Ron Kind for the 3rd Congressional seat in western Wisconsin in November was sent to the hospital as a precaution after a weekend accident in Crawford County. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office says on Saturday at approximately 7:19 p.m. they received a report of a one vehicle […]

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Obituaries

Patrick J. Boland

Patrick Joseph Boland, age 71 of Gays Mills passed away Sunday, December 14th A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, December 20th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Friends may call at the church on Saturday after 10 a.m.

Ervin J. Jacobson

Ervin J. Jacobson, age 87 of Coon Valley passed away on Monday, December 15th Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 19th at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the service time.

June L. Snell

June L. Snell, age 88 of La Crosse passed away on Monday, December 1st A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 9th at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home in La Crosse. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

Rolette A. Kraai

Rolette Adele Sandsick Kraai, age 85 of Cross Plains, and formerly of Viroqua passed away on Thursday, November 4th Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 13th at the South West Prairie Lutheran Church. Friends may call after 10 a.m. at the church on Saturday.

Ardys S. McCullick

Ardys S. McCullick, age 73 of Steuben passed away on Wednesday, December 3rd Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 6th at 12 noon at the United Methodist Church in Eastman. Friends may call on Saturday, December 6th from 10 a.m. until the service time at noon at the church.

State

Coalition of business owners forms to oppose right to work

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A coalition of more than 300 construction-related private businesses in Wisconsin has formed to oppose a right-to-work proposal being discussed by Republican leaders in the Legislature. The coalition was announced Wednesday by its spokesman Steve Lyons. He described the effort as a grass-roots movement that was being paid for voluntarily by […]

Wisconsin was 12th highest taxed state in 2012

Wisconsin was 12th highest taxed state in 2012

Wisconsin Radio Network Wisconsin’s tax rate held relatively steady, while two of our neighbors saw dramatic increases, in recent years. A study of census tax figures by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance shows that the state had the 12th highest tax burden in the country in 2012, at 11.4 percent of personal income. Taxpayers Alliance president […]

10 charged in credit card fraud and ticket scheme

10 charged in credit card fraud and ticket scheme

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Federal authorities have charged 10 people in a scheme that allegedly used stolen credit card numbers to purchase $1.7 million worth of sports and concert tickets and then resold them at venues across Wisconsin and the U.S. U.S. Attorney James L. Santelle says some of the venues in Wisconsin include Miller Park, […]

Apostle Islands ice cave visitors will pay $5 fee

Apostle Islands ice cave visitors will pay $5 fee

BAYFIELD, Wis. (AP) – Visitors to the Apostle Islands ice caves will have to pay a $5 fee this winter. The National Park Service will charge the fee for visitors ages 16 and older, assuming the caves form again this winter. A $10 season pass will also be available. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Superintendent Bob […]

Granite Peak owner proposing $50M expansion

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – The owner of Granite Peak in Rib Mountain State Park is proposing a $50 million expansion that would add lodging and more than a dozen new ski runs to the grounds. Charles Skinner wants to expand the leased portion of the ski area from 415 acres to 565 acres to add […]

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Agriculture

MPP signup deadline is Friday

MPP signup deadline is Friday

By: Bob Meyer A reminder the sign-up deadline for the Margin Protection Program for dairy producers is this Friday, December 19th.  U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the declining milk prices of the last few weeks has prompted producers to take another look at the program.  “I think people are beginning to realize the good […]

Wisconsin farm bill meetings on now

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Ag News The Farm Service Agency and the University of Wisconsin Extension are conducting meetings all across the state to help farmers understand the new farm programs. Susan Hunter with FSA says many of the Extension agents around the state have gone through training on the new Agricultural Risk Program (ARC) and […]

Agriculture and the next Wisconsin state budget

Agriculture and the next Wisconsin state budget

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Ag News Paul Zimmerman is Executive Director of Governmental Affairs for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau. He says the next state budget is going to be the big issue facing the next state legislature.  “It’s going to be a discussion between assistance for the needy, K-12 and higher education funding and transportation, those […]

Holte re-elected to lead Wisconsin Farm Bureau

Holte re-elected to lead Wisconsin Farm Bureau

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Ag News The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation wrapped-up its 95th annual meeting in Wisconsin Dells on Monday. President Jim Holte was very happy with the attendance this year especially the nearly 500 young farmers participating. “We have a growing, dynamic, forward-looking organization with a lot of young people, you can’t do much […]

Snow complicates Wisconsin grain harvest

Snow complicates Wisconsin grain harvest

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Wisconsin farmers are struggling with snow and mud as they try to complete the fall grain harvest. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports some corn and soybeans could be left in the fields until spring. That would reduce the corn’s value and make soybeans that have been buried under snow all winter practically […]

National News

Obama: US ending outdated approach to Cuba

Obama: US ending outdated approach to Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests. Obama is announcing that the U.S. and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties. Obama says the U.S. is changing its relationship with Cuba. He says […]

US international aid head to step down

WASHINGTON (AP) – The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development says he will step down from the post in February. USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah has led the agency since 2010. In a statement released Wednesday morning, he said he had “mixed emotions” but gave no reason for his resignation. USAID describes itself as […]

Rubio denounces US moves toward normalizing relations with Cuba

Rubio denounces US moves toward normalizing relations with Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. move toward normalizing relations with Cuba isn’t sitting well with some American foes of the Cuban regime. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says the U.S. and Cuba are moving toward normalized banking and trade ties, and that the U.S. is poised to open an embassy in Havana in the […]

US consumer prices fall in November

US consumer prices fall in November

WASHINGTON (AP) – Plunging gasoline costs caused U.S. consumer prices to drop in November, muting inflation across the entire economy. The Labor Department says the inflation reading fell 0.3 percent last month, after prices were flat in October. Gas costs plummeted 10.5 percent in November, the steepest decline in nearly six years. Core inflation, which […]

US consumer prices fall in November

WASHINGTON (AP) – Plunging gasoline costs caused U.S. consumer prices to drop in November, muting inflation across the entire economy. The Labor Department says the inflation reading fell 0.3 percent last month, after prices were flat in October. Gas costs plummeted 10.5 percent in November, the steepest decline in nearly six years. Core inflation, which […]