Sports

Brewers moving Triple-A team to Colorado Springs

Brewers moving Triple-A team to Colorado Springs

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Colorado Springs in the Pacific Coast League will be the new Triple-A home of the Milwaukee Brewers. General manager Doug Melvin announced the two-year agreement on Thursday. Milwaukee is moving its top minor-league affiliation from Nashville starting next season. The switch was necessitated after the Nashville Sounds franchise announced a four-year agreement […]

Packers’ corners gear up for Lions’ Calvin Johnson

Packers’ corners gear up for Lions’ Calvin Johnson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Sam Shields, Tramon Williams and the Green Bay Packers secondary are bracing for another go-around with Detroit’s Calvin Johnson. The Lions’ star receiver has 71 catches for 12 touchdowns and more than 1,100 yards in 12 games against the Packers. Still, Green Bay is 10-2 against Detroit when Johnson is […]

Packers’ Raji to need 6-9 months after surgery

Packers’ Raji to need 6-9 months after surgery

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Defensive lineman B.J. Raji will need six to nine months to return from right biceps surgery, though it’s unclear if he’ll be back with the Green Bay Packers. Raji said Thursday he had surgery recently to reattach a tendon following the injury last month during a preseason game. It knocked […]

Cardinals beat Brewers 3-2 in 13 innings

Cardinals beat Brewers 3-2 in 13 innings

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Tony Cruz singled in the winning run in the 13th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals moved closer to their second straight NL Central title with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night. The defending National League champions took two of three in a tight series that featured […]

Police say Packers ticket scammer caught

Police say Packers ticket scammer caught

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) – Marshfield police say a local man has admitted to scamming football fans who thought they were buying Packers’ tickets. Police Chief Rick Gramza says about 20 people lost a total of $50,000. The chief says the 37-year-old man told ticket buyers he had connections with the Green Bay Packers through a […]

Local News

Tomah police partner with organization to offer free drug test kits to parents

Tomah police partner with organization to offer free drug test kits to parents

The Tomah Police Department announced this week they have partnered with TestMyTeen.com to offer free drug test kits to parents in the Tomah area.  The police department says concerned, involved parents are the strongest deterrent kids have for staying off drugs, but peer pressure to experiment with drugs is one of the biggest stumbling blocks […]

Woman injured on Highway 21 when deer runs into car

Woman injured on Highway 21 when deer runs into car

Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin reports a female motorist was injured when a deer ran into the drivers side if her vehicle Thursday night. The accident happened around 7:30 Thursday night on State Highway 21 approximately .4 miles west of Fireworks Ave. in the town of Greenfield. The Sheriff’s Office says a vehicle driven by Penny […]

Dogs, parakeet removed from squalid conditions

Dogs, parakeet removed from squalid conditions

KENDALL, Wis. (AP) – Animal welfare workers have removed 15 dogs and a bird from squalid conditions at a mobile home in Monroe County. WXOW-TV reports the animals were found living in feces, trash and rotting food. A search warrant was executed Thursday at the Kendall area home following an investigation by Monroe County humane […]

Bill Michael’s Visit to Viroqua Pictures

Bill Michael’s Visit to Viroqua Pictures

Click here for some of the pictures from Bill Michael’s visit to Viroqua September 15th through the 17th of September  

The Tomah VA will host a town hall meeting on waiting times

The Tomah VA will host a town hall meeting on waiting times

TOMAH, Wis. – The Tomah VA Medical Center will host a town hall meeting for veterans on Thursday, Sept. 25. The town hall meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in the hospital chapel and is expected to last about 90 minutes. The meeting will provide an opportunity for veterans, their families and others with a […]

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Obituaries

Dr. Kenneth Purdue

Dr. Kenneth Purdue, age 61 of Viroqua passed away Wednesday, September 17th Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Monday, September 22nd at the Viroqua Church of Christ. There will be no visitation prior to the services on Monday.

Elizabeth Lester

Elizabeth Lester, age 73 of Ferryville passed away September 17th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Wednesday, September 24th at the Vossetieg-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call on Tuesday from 11am to 1pm and one hour prior to service on Wednesday at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua.

Harvey O. Lunde

Harvey O. Lunde, age 78 of Westby passed away on Tuesday, September 16th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, September 22nd at the Skogdalen Lutheran Church, rural Westby. Friends may call on Sunday, from 1 to 3pm at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley, and at the church on Monday from […]

Conelee “Connie” Rude

Conelee Ellen “Connie” Rude, age 85 of Westby passed away on Sunday, September 14th Funeral services will be held Friday, September 19th at 11am at the Westby-Coon Prairie Luther Church. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 18th from 4 to 7pm at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby, and on Friday after 10am at the […]

Betty Lou Thompson

Betty Lou Thompson, age 84  passed away on Friday, September 12th Private family services will be held at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua with burial in the Viroqua Cemetery.

State

Wisconsin woman gets 30 years in boyfriend’s death

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A Green Bay-area woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for fatally shooting her boyfriend. Tricia Phillips of Howard was also sentenced to 15 years of extended supervision for second-degree reckless homicide and aggravated battery of David Rosenberg in August 2013. She pleaded no contest in July. Phillips […]

WWII vet finally awarded Purple Heart

WWII vet finally awarded Purple Heart

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – It was an award that was 70 years overdue for a World War II veteran from the Fox Valley. Air Force Staff Sgt. Fred Zurbuchen was awarded a Purple Heart medal in a surprise ceremony at the Experimental Aircraft Association museum in Oshkosh. His family had gathered for the presentation Thursday […]

Burke accused of plagiarizing jobs plan

Burke accused of plagiarizing jobs plan

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke’s jobs plan includes entire sections that are exactly the same as plans put forth by other Democrats in past campaigns. Republicans are accusing Burke of plagiarizing the material. Burke’s campaign spokesman says the sections were written by a consultant who also advised the other campaigns. Burke […]

Corn growers urge driver caution during harvest

Corn growers urge driver caution during harvest

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Corn growers are warning drivers to watch out for farm machinery as the harvest season approaches. The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association says motorists can expect to see more farm equipment on the roads in the coming weeks as the harvest beings. The association says most farm machinery tops out at 25 […]

Hearing set on request to change Wisconsin ballot

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A court hearing has been set for next week in the lawsuit filed by Republican legislative leaders seeking to force a change in the model ballot for the November election. Meanwhile, the state elections board is telling local clerks to move forward with sending out absentee ballots while the lawsuit is […]

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Agriculture

Review of Wisconsin’s Livestock Siting law

Review of Wisconsin’s Livestock Siting law

By: Bob Meyer Wisconsin Ag Secretary Ben Brancel has appointed a nine-member advisory committee to review the state’s Livestock Facilities Siting Law.  The committee is charged with determine if the current standards need to be updated to keep pace with changing agricultural practices while protecting the environment.  They will report to Secretary Brancel. Deputy Ag […]

Corn growers urge driver caution during harvest

Corn growers urge driver caution during harvest

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Corn growers are warning drivers to watch out for farm machinery as the harvest season approaches. The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association says motorists can expect to see more farm equipment on the roads in the coming weeks as the harvest beings. The association says most farm machinery tops out at 25 […]

The evolving robotic milker

The evolving robotic milker

By: Bob Meyer The use of robotic milking machines is gaining popularity in the dairy industry.  Some see the robots as a way to keep their herd small yet not be tied to milking those cows every day.  Others see the robots as a reliable replacement for hard-to-find dependable labor.  There are farms with one […]

Vernon County Farm Bureau to hold annual meeting in La Farge

Members of the Vernon County Farm Bureau will hold their annual meeting on Monday, September 22nd at 7:30pm at the Rockton Tavern in La Farge. All Farm Bureau members are encouraged to attend this important meeting to help create policy resolutions and vote in elections for county board directors. Also being selected will be the […]

The rains have come to Wisconsin

By: Bob Meyer What a difference a couple of weeks can make.  Two weeks ago, Wisconsin farmers were getting quite concerned about how dry it was getting in the Badger State.  And then it rained…and rained…and rained!  In the last week: Vernon County reporting 3 inches of rain, Portage County had over 4, Buffalo County […]

National News

GM to introduce new, high-end Cadillac next year

GM to introduce new, high-end Cadillac next year

DETROIT (AP) – General Motors will begin building a new, top-end Cadillac sedan late next year at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. The auto maker says that the rear-wheel drive car will make its debut in the first half of 2015, and that it will reveal the name of the new model soon. The new Cadillac […]

Obama unveils campaign against campus assaults

Obama unveils campaign against campus assaults

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is unveiling new public service announcements against campus sexual assault in a campaign being supported by the NCAA and several media companies with reach among college students. The White House says athletes will appear in the campaign called “It’s On Us” that Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan […]

Man faces arson charge in huge California wildfire

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) – A man with a long criminal history is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges that he set a huge wildfire still burning in Northern California. California fire officials say the wind-whipped wildfire burned through 114 square miles of timber and vegetation east of Sacramento and has forced some 2,800 people […]

1st US anti-Ebola military aid arrives in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) – The first shipment of increased American military aid to help fight the Ebola epidemic has landed in Liberia. The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia says a U.S. military transport plane brought a team of seven military personnel along with some equipment Thursday. More supplies and personnel are expected in the coming days. […]

Orders for Samsung Note 4 phone begin Friday

Orders for Samsung Note 4 phone begin Friday

NEW YORK (AP) – Samsung says U.S. wireless carriers will start taking orders for its large-screen Galaxy Note 4 smartphone on the same day larger iPhones go on sale. The Note 4 will be available on Oct. 17. Orders will be taken beginning today. It has a screen measuring 5.7 inches diagonally, slightly larger than […]