Sports

Village board approves renaming street for coach

Village board approves renaming street for coach

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) – There’s Lombardi Avenue, Brett Favre Pass and Donald Driver Way. Now, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy is set to get his own street name near Lambeau Field. The Ashwaubenon Village Board voted Tuesday night to change part of Potts Avenue to Mike McCarthy Way. The village will negotiate with the […]

UW-Madison band won’t make trip to first game

UW-Madison band won’t make trip to first game

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Badgers first football game of the season will take place before a nationally-televised audience against Southeastern Conference powerhouse Louisiana State. The Bucky faithful will travel to Houston for the Advocare Texas Kickoff Aug. 30. But, the university’s band will stay home. UW director of bands, Mike Leckrone, says it’s […]

Brewers’ Gennett exits with tight right quad

Brewers’ Gennett exits with tight right quad

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett has left the game against the Cincinnati Reds with tightness in his right quad. Gennett also left Saturday’s game in Washington with the same tightness. There was no immediate word as to the severity of the injury. Against the Reds, he made a play on a grounder […]

Lucroy hits walkoff homer to give Brewers 4-3 win

Lucroy hits walkoff homer to give Brewers 4-3 win

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Jonathan Lucroy homered leading off the bottom of the ninth to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. It was Lucroy’s second homer of the game and 11th of the season. It was his second career walkoff homer and both were against the Reds. His […]

Packers rank 24th on Forbes list of World’s Top 50 Sports franchises

Packers rank 24th on Forbes list of World’s Top 50 Sports franchises

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network Forbes Magazine is out with the World’s 50 Most Valuable Sports franchises and the Green Bay Packers rank 24th in value, worth $1.183 billion. What makes the Packers unique to this list is the fact that they’re publicly owned. The top three teams on the Forbes list are soccer teams.  The New […]

Local News

41-year-old Sparta man and passenger injured in milk truck rollover crash

41-year-old Sparta man and passenger injured in milk truck rollover crash

According to the Vernon County Sheriff’s office 41-year-old Nathan Bousman of Sparta received non-life threatening injuries on Tuesday morning. The Sheriff’s Office says Bousman was traveling on Cty Hwy D when he lost control of the truck on a curve and rolled over. The tank of the truck became detached in the process of rolling […]

Wisconsin vehicular homicide convict remains free

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – A 28-year-old Wisconsin Dells man convicted of vehicular homicide has been spared jail time. The Baraboo News Republic reports a judge ruled Casey Wright guilty but not mentally responsible for the death of Lisa Mikec. He will remain free, but must receive treatment for mental illness. In a sentencing hearing Tuesday, […]

Congressman Kind says still not too late for Gov. Walker to implement state healthcare exchange

Congressman Kind says still not too late for Gov. Walker to implement state healthcare exchange

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) released the following statement after the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ unanimous ruling that upholds Affordable Care Act (ACA) premium tax credits in federal health insurance exchanges; earlier today, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 against the tax credits. The conflicting rulings create uncertainty for Wisconsinites due to Governor Scott Walker’s […]

Minnesota man convicted of killing La Crosse man and son wants new trial

Minnesota man convicted of killing La Crosse man and son wants new trial

La Crosse, Wis. (AP) – A 41-year-old man wants a new trial, after he was sent to prison for life for killing a La Crosse camera shop owner and his son. Jeffrey Lepsch of Dakota Minnesota told a circuit judge that 9 of the 12 jurors in his trial last summer thought he was guilty […]

Gundersen and McDonald’s announce new healthy option for kids

Gundersen and McDonald’s announce new healthy option for kids

Children and adults have very different nutritional needs, but finding the right choice of food that is healthy and something children will eat can be difficult. In an effort to highlight those well-balanced meals for kids, Gundersen Health System recently expanded their popular 500 Club program and created 500 Club for Kids. On Tuesday, McDonald’s […]


Obituaries

Doris Olson

Doris Olson, age 90 of Westby passed away on Wednesday, July 23rd A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 26th at 3pm

Betty Clark

Betty Clark, age 75 of Cashton passed away on Wednesday, July 23rd Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Saturday, July 26th at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Westby. Visitation will be from 4 to 6pm on Friday, July 25th at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby, and from 10am until the time of […]

Michelle L. Bakkestuen

Michelle Lea Bakkestuen, age 34 of Davenport, Iowa passed away on July 13th A memorial service will be held at a later date

Barbara “Barb” Czarnik

Barbara “Barb” Czarnik, age 59 of Ferryville, passed away on Monday, July 21st A Celebration of life will be held at 11am on Thursday, July 24th at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8pm on Wednesday, July 23rd at the funeral home and will also be held from […]

Kimberly C. Kastner

Kimberly Christine Kastner, age 26 of Westfield passed away on Thursday, July 17th Services will be held on Thursday, July 24th at 11am at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in West Salem. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 23rd from 4 to 6pm at the  Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby, and at the Church on Thursday, from […]

State

New poll shows Obama approval rating dips

New poll shows Obama approval rating dips

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – President Barack Obama’s approval rating is almost unchanged in Wisconsin, with 46 percent of registered voters saying they approve of the job he’s doing. A Marquette University law school poll released Wednesday says 47 percent disapprove of his performance, and 4 percent don’t know. A similar Marquette poll two months ago […]

Van Hollen: Gay marriage isn’t a fundamental right

Van Hollen: Gay marriage isn’t a fundamental right

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause doesn’t cover sexual orientation the same way it does gender discrimination and there’s no fundamental right for gay couples to marry. Van Hollen made his arguments in a brief filed Wednesday with a federal appeals court in Chicago. He […]

Federal declaration requested for winter damage

Federal declaration requested for winter damage

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker is asking the federal government to help eight Wisconsin counties recover from infrastructure damage caused by the severe winter weather. Walker has requested a federal disaster declaration to help pay for about $11 million in damage to broken water mains and frozen water towers due to the extreme […]

Appeals court asks unnamed parties for information

Appeals court asks unnamed parties for information

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal appeals court is asking two unnamed parties related to an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign and other conservative groups to explain why they are entitled to remain anonymous. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday asked the unnamed parties to address that in briefs […]

Restaurateur accused of drugging, assaulting women

CEDARBURG, Wis. (AP) – A man who owns an Ozaukee County restaurant is being investigated on allegations that he drugged women’s drinks, sexually assaulted them and took nude photos of them. Federal, state and local law enforcement authorities raided the man’s Wauwatosa home and Cedarburg restaurant. A search warrant filed Monday says they seized cameras, […]

Agriculture

U.S. milk production up 1.9% in June

U.S. milk production up 1.9% in June

By: Bob Meyer U.S. milk production in June totaled 17.2 billion pounds up 1.9 percent from June of last year.  Production per cow averaged 1,863 and the dairy herd had 9.27 million cows.  Cow numbers not available for June of 2013 due to budget cuts. Production in the 23 major dairy states up 2 percent […]

Wisconsin moves to buy 70 miles of railroad

Wisconsin moves to buy 70 miles of railroad

By: Bob Meyer The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has signed an agreement to purchase 70 miles of rail line between Madison to Reedsburg and Madison to Cottage Grove.  The lines include the bridge over Lake Wisconsin at Merrimac.  The lines serve 23 customers including United Coop, Landmark Ag, Seneca Foods, R.R. Donnelly, Greede Foundries, and […]

Scientists stress diversity in weed management

By: Keith Anderson Efforts continue nationwide to educate producers about herbicide resistance and weed management. At a weed management field day near Lincoln, Nebraska, we discussed the challenges with Extension weed scientists Vince Davis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Lowell Sandell from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. AUDIO: Vince Davis and Lowell Sandell (3:00 MP3) © […]

A little cool but crops look great in Wisconsin

A little cool but crops look great in Wisconsin

By: Bob Meyer Intermittent showers made hay-making a bit of challenge in Wisconsin last week yet topsoil moisture declined a little. The National Ag Statistics Service Wisconsin Field Office says as of Sunday, 25 percent is surplus compared to 30 percent a week ago.  Reporters across the state say second-crop alfalfa looks great with 44 […]

Dairy demand remains strong

By: Bob Meyer Cash cheese, butter and Class III prices continued to move higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Monday.  Barrels closed at $1.9975 and blocks went back over the $2 mark at $2.005 per pound. Cheese was slipping a bit last week until  word got out that milk supplies had tightened after the […]

National News

Man linked to gun said ‘bomber’ was best friend

BOSTON (AP) – A man linked to a gun used to kill a university police officer after the Boston Marathon bombing allegedly told police he smoked marijuana every day because, in his words, “my best friend was the bomber.” Stephen Silva was arrested Monday on charges of heroin trafficking and possession of a handgun with […]

New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal regulators are proposing to phase out thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil. It’s the government’s response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people. The Department of Transportation […]

Retail trade group reduces annual sales forecast

Retail trade group reduces annual sales forecast

NEW YORK (AP) – The nation’s largest retail trade group is paring its annual sales forecast because of slower-than-expected growth during the first half of the year tied to winter storms and lingering economic woes. The Washington-based National Retail Federation says Wednesday that it now expects retail sales will rise 3.6 percent this year to […]

House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals

House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans want to send National Guard personnel to the nation’s southern border to speed removal of unaccompanied young migrants. The recommendations Wednesday from a working group established by House Speaker John Boehner put the House on a collision course with the Democrat-controlled Senate. A Senate bill would spend $2.7 billion to […]

Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) – National Urban League leaders will focus on jobs and pay in U.S. cities during an Ohio conference that will draw some top Democratic and Republican politicians. Vice President Joe Biden’s scheduled speech Thursday headlines the lineup of speakers and participants at the conference Wednesday through Sunday in downtown Cincinnati. Republican Sen. Rand […]