MILWAUKEE (AP) – Lance Lynn struck out 11 in seven innings, Jon Jay hit a three-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals snapped the Milwaukee Brewers’ nine-game winning streak with a 4-0 victory Monday night. Lynn allowed three hits over seven innings before Carlos Martinez finished off the surprising Brewers, who still have the majors’ […]
MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers’ current nine-game winning streak has fans salivating. If they make it 10 straight Monday by beating the Cardinals, Sobelman’s Pub & Grill near downtown Milwaukee will dish up free single-patty cheeseburgers all day Tuesday. It’s similar to a more enduring Wisconsin tradition. In each season since the 1950s, George […]
MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers won their ninth in a row, with Kyle Lohse coming within one out of a complete game Sunday in a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. At 10-2, the Brewers are off to their best start since going 13-0 to start the 1987 season. This is Milwaukee’s longest winning […]
UNDATED (AP) – Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26. USA Swimming said Monday that Phelps is expected to join fellow […]
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Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears would like to remind the citizens of Vernon County about any scams that people may be approaching them, with regards to recent weather related damages. It has been reported that in the Viroqua area people are stopping at residences and asking to inspect their roofs to inspect any damages […]
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN — Firefighters from at least seven departments responded to a blaze that’s destroyed a furniture store in Prairie du Chien. Slumberland Furniture at the Black Hawk Junction mall went up in flames Sunday night. Nearby businesses sustained smoke damage and area homes were evacuated as a precaution. Prairie du Chien Fire Chief […]
On April 11, 2014 at approximately 3:50 a.m. the Crawford County dispatch center received a 911 call from a residence in the village of Gays Mills. The caller, 44-year-old Branston Haggerty stated he needed medical attention for his friend who had shot himself. Ocooch Mountain rescue Squad responded along with Crawford County sheriff deputies. When […]
On Friday Nancy Bekkedal, Utility Clerk for the City of Viroqua, said that people can stop running a slow trickle of water. A number of area communities wanted residents to leave one small trickle of water going from one faucet in a home in order to prevent pipes from freezing from this winter’s cold temperatures. […]
(Westby, WI) Couleecap, Inc. is honored to announce that it has been awarded a grant for $3,000 from American Family Insurance. “Our Supportive Housing Program serves individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness,” said Kim Cable, Couleecap’s Housing & Community Services Director. “We appreciate American Family Insurance’s support. It will help make a positive impact […]
Susan Kay Coggon, age 59 of La Farge passed away Wednesday, April 9th A Memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, May 17th at the La Farge Free Methodist Church.
Kathleen “Katie” Mary (McCulloch) Oliver, age 56 of Genoa passed away on Thursday, April 10th A celebration of Katie’s life will be held at 7:30pm on Wednesday, April 16th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday after 5pm.
Lenore C. Jensen, age 89 of Viroqua passed away on Friday, April 11th Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 16th at the Viroqua Church of Christ. Friends may call on Tuesday, April 15th, from 4:30 to 7pm at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua.
Dorothy Jane Vance, age 92 of Viroqua passed away on Thursday, April 10th Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16th at the English Ev. Lutheran Church in Viroqua, with burial in the Viroqua Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday after 9:30 a.m. The family suggests memorials to either the […]
Charles A. Anderson, age 81 of Westby passed away on Tuesday, April 8th Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 11th at 2:00pm at the Westby Coon Prairie Lutheran Church. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 6pm at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby and at the church after 1pm on Friday.
MILWAUKEE (AP) – A U.S. Coast Guard officer is accused of having abusive sexual contact with a female colleague while he was stationed in Milwaukee last year. The Coast Guard identifies him as Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua M. Raymond, a 30-year-old from Deerfield. Raymond also faces tentative charges of attempted sexual assault and making […]
MERRILL, Wis. (AP) – The Lincoln County man on trial for killing his wife and dumping her body in a swamp denies having anything to do with her disappearance or death. Fifty-year-old Mark Bucki took the stand in his own defense Tuesday. Daily Herald Media reports Bucki testified he and Anita Bucki mutually agreed to […]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state’s moratorium on disconnecting utility customers who are behind on their bills is ending. The law prohibits utilities from shutting off a customer’s heat between Nov. 1 and April 15. We Energies spokeswoman Cathy Schultz says the harsh winter hasn’t resulted in more people facing disconnection, but amount of overdue […]
By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network Hundreds of motorcyclists killed on Wisconsin roadways over the years have not had a valid license. A review by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel finds over ten years, about a third motorcycle fatalities in the state involved operators who had not completed the safety training or skills test necessary to receive a valid […]
DANE, Wis. (AP) – Republican Gov. Scott Walker is officially launching his re-election campaign with a series of rallies across Wisconsin. Walker was to be joined at the events Tuesday by his running mate Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. Walker was starting the day in Dane, small town north of Madison, before heading to La Crosse, […]
Falling. Here is a word that is very seldom associated with a positive thought. Falling in love is the only one that instantly comes to mind. On the farm, there are many reasons to be aware of falling; two examples that are big ones would be falling down a silo chute or hay chute. Out […]
By: Bob Meyer Just when it started to look like spring was arriving, winter returned to the Badger State on Sunday evening. The weekly Crop Progress Report from the National Ag Statistics Service Wisconsin Field Office says temperatures were 5 to 8 degrees above normal last week and top soil moisture increased slightly as the […]
MADISON, WI–USDA Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Brad Pfaff, announced today that orchardists and nursery tree growers who experienced losses from natural disasters that occurred on or after Oct. 1, 2011, can sign up for the Tree Assistance Program (TAP) beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014. TAP was authorized by the Agricultural Act of […]
By: Bob Meyer Iowa has confirmed its first case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a deer. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the deer was harvested in December in Allamakee County which is right across the river from Crawford County, Wisconsin. Wisconsin has had CWD since 2002 with the greatest concentration of infections in the […]
Organic Valley recently recognized three young farmers working in the organic industry that have demonstrated their commitment to organic farming, and preserving the family farm and rural communities through leadership, stewardship and innovation. Organic Valley says they developed the the Gen-O Award to recognize young producers that embody these qualities. In a written statement the cooperatives […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has told religious leaders that he has no plans to make unilateral changes to the nation’s immigration laws. That’s according to Luis Cortes, the president of the Hispanic faith-based organization Esperanza. He was among six religious leaders who met with Obama in the Oval Office Tuesday. Cortes says Obama […]
BOSTON (AP) – Vice President Joe Biden says the courage shown by Boston Marathon survivors and those who lost loved ones is an inspiration for other Americans dealing with loss and tragedy. Biden spoke Tuesday at a ceremony in Boston honoring those killed and injured in the bombings near the finish line a year ago. […]
DETROIT (AP) – The National Weather Service says Detroit and Flint, Mich., have experienced their snowiest winters on record. By this morning, 3.1 inches had fallen at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus. The weather service says that snowfall pushed the city’s seasonal total to 94.8 inches, exceeding the previous record that stood for more than […]
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) – The death toll from the mudslide that hit the Washington town of Oso has risen to 37. The Snohomish County medical examiner’s office said Tuesday it has received one more victim. The person’s name has not been released. The sheriff’s office says seven other people are still listed as missing. A […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. homebuilders’ confidence in the housing market rose modestly in April but remained at low levels for the third straight month, reflecting the impact of tight credit for home buyers and a shortage of workers and land. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index, which measures confidence in the […]