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Packers move on from Seattle loss with offseason workouts

Packers move on from Seattle loss with offseason workouts

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – It was back to Lambeau Field for the Green Bay Packers on Monday for the first time since cleaning out their lockers in January following the stunning collapse against Seattle in the NFC title game. Defensive lineman Mike Daniels says he has watched tape of the game to learn from […]

Pirates sweep, Brewers off to worst start in team history

Pirates sweep, Brewers off to worst start in team history

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Gerrit Cole pitched six effective innings, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates swept Milwaukee 5-2 Sunday, leaving the Brewers with the worst start in team history. Milwaukee dropped its fifth straight game and fell to 2-10, the poorest record in the majors. Cole (2-0) improved to 9-1 in his last 10 […]

Lynn solid again, leads Cardinals to win over Brewers

Lynn solid again, leads Cardinals to win over Brewers

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Lance Lynn extended his April success with five solid innings and Matt Holliday had a two-run single in the first inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night. Lynn (1-1) allowed one run and six hits. He pushed his April record to […]

Wisconsin signs high school forward Khalil Iverson

Wisconsin signs high school forward Khalil Iverson

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin will fortify its frontcourt this fall after signing high school senior Khalil Iverson signed a national letter of intent on Wednesday to play with the Badgers. The 6-foot-5 Iverson averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists this season at Hayes High School in Delaware, Ohio. He’ll join current sophomores […]

Top college cager Kaminsky to be honored in Lisle

Top college cager Kaminsky to be honored in Lisle

LISLE, Ill. (AP) – College basketball great Frank Kaminsky will have his high-school jersey number retired Thursday in Lisle. The Naperville Sun reports the 7-foot Wisconsin center will be honored at Benet Academy, where he played from 2007 to 2011. The mayor of Lisle has declared April 16 “Frank Kaminsky Day.” Kaminsky – who saw […]

Local News

Two men from Genoa injured in two vehicle crash

Two men from Genoa injured in two vehicle crash

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports a two-vehicle collision occurred Monday afternoon at approximately 3:30, in the town of Genoa. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Kyle T. Strand, 28, of rural Genoa was driving west on Witcraft Ridge Road and collided head-on with a vehicle driven by Donald E. Oliver,  58, also of rural […]

Pedestrian struck by train in Prairie du Chien identified, authorities seeking witnesses

Pedestrian struck by train in Prairie du Chien identified, authorities seeking witnesses

The Prairie du Chien Police Department reports that on Saturday at approximately 1:19 a.m. officers responded to a report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a train at the East Blackhawk Avenue railroad crossing. An initial investigation shows a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was East/South bound and struck a 22-year-old Daniel M. […]

Search continues for Richland County girl that fell in the Wisconsin River on April 6

Search continues for Richland County girl that fell in the Wisconsin River on April 6

The search continues for the body of 5-year-old Angela Girton from Lone Rock who fell in the Wisconsin River on April 6 and is presumed drown. Richland County Emergency Management issued the following statement on Tuesday, April 21. The recovery operation will resume today to locate 5-year-old Angela Girton who fell into the Wisconsin River […]

West Allis man Med-Flighted after Vernon County crash

West Allis man Med-Flighted after Vernon County crash

A West Allis, Wis. man was flown by helicopter to a La Crosse hospital after being ejected from his vehicle in a single vehicle roll-over crash on State Hwy 27 just before 10 o’clock on Saturday night. Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports one vehicle rollover crash that occurred on State Hwy 27 just […]

Driftless Cafe and Viroqua Chamber bring home Main Street awards

Driftless Cafe and Viroqua Chamber bring home Main Street awards

DE PERE, Wis. – A veteran community in the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s Main Street Program and celebrating their 25th year as a Main Street Community, all eyes were on Viroqua at the De Pere 2015 Main Street Awards. Luke Zahm and his wife Ruthie, owners of the Driftless Cafe won second place in the WEDC’s Main […]

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Obituaries

Skyler J. Jarrett

Skyler J. Jarrett, age 20 of Viroqua passed away on Thursday, April 9th Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 14th at 1:00 p.m. at Our Saviors Luther Church in Westby. Family and friends may call at the Vossetieg-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua from 3 to 5 p.m.

Tracy A. Dregne

Tracy Alan Dregne, age 52 of Westby and formerly of Viroqua passed away on Sunday, April 5th Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 11th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until the time of service at 2.

Merrill V. Pugh

Merrill V. Pugh, age 80 of Soldiers Grove passed away on Tuesday, April 7th Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 11th at 11:00 a.m. at the Soldiers Grove Church of Christ. Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday at the […]

Margaret A. Gillingham

Margaret Ann Gillingham, age 83 of Richland Center passed away on Tuesday, April 7th Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 11th at the Pratt Memorial Chapel. Friends may call at the Chapel on Saturday morning from 9:30 until the service time at 11.

Ricky Bolstad

Ricky Bolstad, age 59 of Soldiers Grove passed away on Monday, April 6th Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 10th at 1:00 p.m. at Franklin Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m., and at the church on Friday from noon until […]

State

Contributions mount for family of 8 children who lost father

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – Donors have contributed approaching $300,000 for a Wisconsin family of eight children who lost their father when a deer struck his van. By Tuesday morning, more than 3,700 people had contributed to the Rogan family’s fundraising site. Michael Rogan was driving his pregnant wife, Niki, and the children to the hospital […]

DNR may get out of the dead deer business

DNR may get out of the dead deer business

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Spot a dead deer on the side of the road? Gov. Scott Walker doesn’t want the state Department of Natural Resources paying to clean it up. Walker’s budget would delete $700,000 in funding a year for DNR to pay for disposal of deer carcasses along state highways. The Legislature’s budget committee […]

Justice Bradley to defend herself in Abrahamson lawsuit

Justice Bradley to defend herself in Abrahamson lawsuit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley is breaking with her colleagues on the state’s highest court and will serve as her own attorney in defense of a lawsuit brought by Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson. Abrahamson’s lawsuit is challenging when a constitutional amendment approved two weeks ago by voters takes effect. […]

Wisconsin poverty measure rises in 2013 despite job gains

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A new study shows poverty rose slightly in Wisconsin from 2012 to 2013, despite some job gains. The report released Tuesday by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers says the Wisconsin Poverty Measure rose to 10.9 percent in 2013, up from 10.2 percent in 2012. That measure was roughly 2.5 percentage points lower […]

Abrahamson lawsuit over chief justice change gets hearing

Abrahamson lawsuit over chief justice change gets hearing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal judge plans to hold the first hearing in a lawsuit filed by Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson challenging the timing of a constitutional amendment approved by voters two weeks ago. U.S. District Judge James Peterson scheduled a hearing Tuesday. It is likely to be mostly procedural, with […]


Agriculture

Number of Iowa chickens to be killed due to bird flu lower

Number of Iowa chickens to be killed due to bird flu lower

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The number of chickens at a northwest Iowa farm that will need to be killed because of the bird flu virus has been reduced to 3.8 million. Sunrise Farms announced Tuesday that it houses 3.8 million laying hens, all of which will need to be killed after a routine test […]

Wisconsin agriculture officials ban poultry movement in three counties

Wisconsin agriculture officials ban poultry movement in three counties

Wisconsin Radio Network State officials have ordered a ban on moving poultry in three Wisconsin counties. State Veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw ordered the ban Friday on moving poultry to shows, exhibitions, and swap meets in Jefferson, Juneau, and Barron counties – all counties where the H5N2 avian influenza virus was recently found. Additionally, anyone owning […]

Wisconsin is latest state to report avian influenza

Wisconsin is latest state to report avian influenza

By Bob Hague – WRN -A highly pathogenic avian influenza has been found in Wisconsin. The H5N2 avian influenza has been confirmed in a commercial flock of 200,000 chickens in Jefferson County, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The flock is located within the Mississippi […]

Wisconsin DWD economist sees need for agriculture workers

Wisconsin DWD economist sees need for agriculture workers

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network An aging workforce will mean hard to fill positions in Wisconsin’s crucial agricultural industry. Department of Workforce Development chief economist Dennis Winters said challenges in the ag sector mirror those in the rest of the state’s economy. “From a workforce standpoint, and with the quantity problem, it’s going to be […]

Wisconsin dairy farm denies allegations of polluting wells

Wisconsin dairy farm denies allegations of polluting wells

LINCOLN, Wis. (AP) – Owners of a 4,000-cow dairy farm in northeast Wisconsin say the operation isn’t polluting drinking wells amid allegations from environmental groups. Press-Gazette Media reports owners of Kinnard Farms said in a statement Wednesday that they’re surprised by the allegations. They said the Kewaunee County farm follows strict regulations and strives to […]

National News

Number of Iowa chickens to be killed due to bird flu lower

Number of Iowa chickens to be killed due to bird flu lower

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The number of chickens at a northwest Iowa farm that will need to be killed because of the bird flu virus has been reduced to 3.8 million. Sunrise Farms announced Tuesday that it houses 3.8 million laying hens, all of which will need to be killed after a routine test […]

CDC: 10 listeria illnesses now linked to Blue Bell foods

HOUSTON (AP) – Federal regulators say they’re now aware of 10 listeria illnesses linked to ice cream and other products made by Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries over the last five years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had previously reported eight illnesses from Kansas and Texas, including three deaths in Kansas. The agency said […]

Study links swarm of quakes in Texas to natural gas drilling

Study links swarm of quakes in Texas to natural gas drilling

WASHINGTON (AP) – Scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes in Texas to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection. A study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications says researchers from Southern Methodist University and the U.S. Geological Survey monitored the shaking from nearly 30 small quakes west of Fort Worth from November […]

Campaigning Clinton has qualms about trade deal

Campaigning Clinton has qualms about trade deal

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – Hillary Rodham Clinton is expressing qualms about the sweeping trade deal the Obama administration is negotiating with Pacific nations. At a community college in Concord on the second day of a campaign swing in New Hampshire, Clinton said the country needs to focus more on domestic production and any trade deal […]

Prosecutor: Victims’ lives mattered

Prosecutor: Victims’ lives mattered

BOSTON (AP) – A prosecutor has told jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that they will come to know the four people he killed and “why their lives mattered.” Prosecutor Nadine Pellegrini told the jury in her opening statement of the penalty phase that the killings were “unbearable, indescribable, inexcusable and […]