GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Packers will have five prime-time games in 2014, starting with the NFL opener in Seattle to face the defending champion Seahawks on Sept. 4. Green Bay also has a high-profile matchup at Lambeau Field against the Patriots on Nov. 30, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Packers’ home opener is […]
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Jean Segura hit a three-run homer, and the Milwaukee Brewers broke out of an offensive slumber at home to support Kyle Lohse in a 5-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night. Segura homered for a 4-1 lead in the second. Khris Davis added a solo shot for the Brewers, […]
By: Nathan Randall The NFL has announced that the regular season schedule will be released at 7pm central tonight. For the 2 area NFL teams, the Packers and the Vikings, the opponents have been known for some time now for both their home and away games. For the Packers the home games include their three […]
NEW YORK (AP) – Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday’s brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee catcher Martin Maldonado was suspended five games while outfielder Carlos Gomez was suspended three games. Pittsburgh outfielder Travis Snider must sit two games, with Russell Martin also missing one game. […]
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers will raze about a dozen houses near Lambeau Field this spring. The property is being cleared for grass parking. The organization has been buying land around Lambeau Field for several years. Spokesman Aaron Popkey says the Packers have been working with nonprofit agencies to remove materials from […]
One of the four Republican candidates running against incumbent democratic congressman Ron Kind announce this week he dropping out of the race and throwing his support behind one of the other candidates. Chris Anderson, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse graduate and former aide to Sen. Ron Johnson, announced his withdrawal Wednesday. Anderson said he will […]
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Workers at the Coulee Region Humane Society have rescued two male eagles entangled in a turf war. Humane Society supervisor Kathy KasaKaitas says the raptors are territorial and one had apparently invaded the other’s air space. KasaKaitas and animal control officer Lucas Brennan became referees in the eagles’ fight in […]
On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, […]
LA CROSSE, Wis.- In a written statement Dairyland Power Cooperative President and CEO William “Bill” Berg announced he is retiring by the end of the year.Berg has been Dairyland’s President and CEO for the past 24-years. Hejoined Dairyland in July 1974. He held engineering and management positions in System Planning before being named Assistant General Manager […]
Tomah police are reporting the arrest of two men from Cashton and female from Warrens on drug related charges as the result of a shoplifting case. According to police tt approximately 2:37 PM on Saturday officers were dispatched to the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Tomah for a shoplifting complaint. It was reported that three individuals were […]
Joy Donaldson, age 69 of La Farge passed away Wednesday, April 23rd Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 28th at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from noon until the time of service at 1:00 p.m.
Harlan Fremstad, age 92 of Westby passed away on Tuesday, April 22nd Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, April 28th at the Country Coon Prairie Church. Friends may call at the church from 10:00am till the time of the service at 11:00am.
John Homer Powell, age 71 of Cashton passed away on Tuesday, April 22nd Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 26th at 2:00pm at the North Coon Prairie Church, rural Cashton. Family and friends are invited for visitation on Saturday from 12noon until the time of services at the church. Burial with full military honors […]
Paul L. Pieper, age 72 of Cashton passed away on Tuesday, April 22nd A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 26th at 11:00am at the Nativity of The Virgin Mary, St. Mary’s Ridge. Family and friends are invited for visitation on Friday, April 25th from 4:30 until 8:00pm with a prayer […]
Beverly Hitt, age 71 of Richland Center passed away on Friday, April 18th Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 24th at the Pratt Memorial Chapel at 11am. Friends may call at the Pratt Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, April 23rd from 4 to7pm, and again on Thursday from 10am to 11am.
By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Severe weather could happen at any time, and Tod Pritchard with Wisconsin Emergency Management reminds us to listen for the statewide tornado drill scheduled for testing Thursday. “That’s when you’ll hear the sirens going off; you’ll see the test on your television screen; you’ll hear it on the radio; your […]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Planned Parenthood attorney is trying to convince a judge to permanently block a 2012 law that sets out conditions for abortions. The law requires a doctor to determine whether a woman’s consent is voluntary and be in the room when the woman is given abortion-inducing drugs. Violators could face prison. […]
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) – A former Wisconsin man who served more than 10 years in a Florida prison for a homicide he didn’t commit is in trouble again. A Daily Tribune Media report says Chad R. Heins is accused of being involved in income tax conspiracy in Florida. He faces federal charges of theft […]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is singing the praises of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of 2014. Both Christie and Walker are considering 2016 presidential runs, making Christie’s endorsement of Walker all the more interesting. But it’s also not unprecedented. Christie […]
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – Police have issued disorderly conduct citations to six high school seniors in Wausau for a toy Nerf gun battle. Some residents of Wausau called police when they saw the young people pointing a gun at a car Tuesday night. But, it was only a toy Nerf gun that shoots foam bullets. […]
By: Bob Meyer Governor Scott Walker signed Wisconsin’s Implements of Husbandry bill on Wednesday. The law clarifies the definition of implements used for agriculture and establishes a new class of agricultural commercial vehicles. It establishes new parameters for size and lighting for farm machinery traveling on roadways. The legislation increases the maximum weight allowance on […]
By: Bob Meyer Even though cash cheese prices have been declining on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange this week, Class III futures had strong gains on Tuesday. The increase was in response to the March Milk Production report on Monday which Eric Meyer of HighGround Trading described as “underwhelming”. Meyer says given the strong income-over-feed numbers we’ve seen […]
By: Bob Meyer Freezing temperatures and up to 20 inches of snow in the middle of the week kept Wisconsin farmers out of the fields last week. One county reporter said it looked more like mid-March than mid-April. The National Ag Statistics Service Wisconsin Field Office reports that as of Sunday, 3 percent of the […]
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is announcing a new program that will provide $150 million to help small agriculture-related businesses in rural areas that need cash to expand. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was in Cedar Rapids on Monday to announce the formation of the first Rural Business Investment Company, […]
By: Bob Meyer In an effort to fight childhood obesity, schools across the country have taken chocolate milk off the school lunch menu. A new study from Cornell University finds that may not have been a good idea. The study looked at 11 elementary schools in one Oregon school district which banned flavored milk from […]
LAS VEGAS (AP) – A Nevada rancher at the center of a national feud with the federal government over cattle grazing is facing sharp criticism for racist comments he made that were published in a New York Times article. Cliven Bundy was quoted in the Times story making disparaging remarks about blacks and asking whether […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government wants to crack down on the fast-growing electronic cigarette industry. The Food and Drug Administration plans to propose today to ban sales of e-cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.
TOKYO (AP) – Caroline Kennedy says she could “absolutely” see herself endorsing Hillary Rodham Clinton for president but she has to decide soon whether to run. Kennedy says she hopes Clinton will run. Kennedy was speaking in an interview with ABC News Thursday from Japan about President Barack Obama’s visit to the country, where she […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods posted a solid gain for the second straight month in March. A key category that signals business investment plans increased at the fastest pace in four months. The Commerce Department says that orders for durable goods increased 2.6 percent in March following a 2.1 […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 last week, though the gain likely reflected temporary layoffs in the week before Easter. The Labor Department says the four-week average of applications, a less volatile number, rose 4,750 to 316,750. The four-week average fell two weeks […]