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Clark County Forest ATV/Snowmobile Trails Open
Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 -- 10:20 am
-The Clark County Forest ATV/Snowmobile Trails are now open. All club maintained trails located outside the Clark County Forest remain closed at this time. [ full story ]
Clark County Sees Drop in Tobacco Sales to Minors, Part 2
Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 -- 10:14 am
-Businesses in Clark County have seen a tremendous drop in the sale of tobacco to minors this past year due to, in part, the Wisconsin WINS Program. [ full story ]
18-Year-Old Sentenced for Sexual Assault in Jackson County
Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 -- 9:38 am
-An 18-year-old was sentenced in Jackson County Court on Tuesday for sexually assaulting three children when he was 16. [ full story ]
4 Million Sign Up or Re-Enroll for Health Care
Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 -- 9:37 am
(AP) -The first 50-state report on the latest sign-up season under President Barack Obama's health care law shows more than 4 million people signed up for the first time or re-enrolled. [ full story ]
Report Finds Officers Killed by Firearms Jumped 56%
Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 -- 8:19 am
(AP) -A new report finds that the number of law-enforcement officers killed by firearms jumped by 56 percent in 2014. [ full story ]
Researchers Believe They've Pinpointed How West Africa Ebola Epidemic Started
Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 -- 8:18 am
(AP) -A team of researchers think they have pinpointed how the Ebola epidemic in West Africa started, with a small boy playing in a hollowed-out tree where infected bats lived. [ full story ]
Neillsville Alumni In Action On Tuesday
Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 -- 7:27 am
Neillsville alumni Jenny Lindner and Alleah Voigt saw action in women's college basketball on Tuesday... [ full story ]
Stratford Takes D3 Team Title At Bi-State Classic
Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 -- 8:08 pm
The Stratford Tiger wrestling team took first in Division 3 at the Bi-State Classic in LaCrosse on Tuesday. They also had 2 individual champions. [ full story ]
Rueth Wins Championship At 170 Pounds
Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 -- 7:55 pm
Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal's Jake Rueth won the 170 pound championship at the Northern Badger Classic in River Falls on Tuesday. [ full story ]
AP High School Girl's Basketball Poll
Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 -- 1:30 pm
Here is The Associated Press Wisconsin prep girl's basketball poll for the week of December 29... [ full story ]
AP High School Boys Basketball Poll
Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 -- 1:28 pm
Here is The Associated Press Wisconsin prep boy's basketball poll for the week of December 29... [ full story ]
Clark County Sees Drop in Tobacco Sales to Minors, Part 1
Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 -- 12:27 pm
-Businesses in Clark County have seen a tremendous drop in the sale of tobacco to minors this past year due to, in part, the Wisconsin WINS Program. [ full story ]
Spencer Woman Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Plot Pleads Not Guilty
Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 -- 12:20 pm
-A Spencer women arrested for allegedly trying to hire someone to kill two people has pleaded not guilty to the charges against her. [ full story ]
Opelt Injures Shoulder In Florida
Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 -- 10:30 am
Cornell College sophomore, Phil Opelt of Neillsville suffered a dislocated shoulder in his first match at the Citrus Invitational in Florida on Monday. [ full story ]
Opelt Injures Shoulder In Florida
Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 -- 10:28 am
Cornell College sophomore, Phil Opelt of Neillsville suffered a dislocated shoulder in his first match at the Citrus Invitational in Florida on Monday. [ full story ]
Man Sentenced for Having Pot Laced Candy
Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 -- 10:28 am
-A former Auburndale man was sentenced for an incident involving pot laced candy back in November of 2013. [ full story ]
Individual Involved in Jackson County Home Invasion Appears in Court
Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 -- 10:27 am
-One of the individuals involved in a home invasion and armed robbery that occurred earlier this month in Jackson County appeared in court on Monday. [ full story ]
Pittsville Man Sentenced for Standoff
Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 -- 9:39 am
-A Pittsville man was sentenced for a standoff he initiated with authorities earlier this year. [ full story ]
Stratford Man Arrested for Selling Weapons has Several Charges Dismissed
Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 -- 9:37 am
-A suspected weapons dealer from Stratford had a few of the charges against him dismissed in Marathon County Court on Monday. [ full story ]
Semi Crash on I-94 Near Black River Falls
Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 -- 8:14 am
-A semi crash on I-94 southeast of Black River Falls closed both westbound lanes of the highway on Monday. [ full story ]
Clark County Fairest of the Fair Competing in Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair Next Week
Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 -- 8:13 am
(Wisconsin Ag Connection) -The 2015 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair will be crowned during the Wisconsin Association of Fairs' annual convention in Wisconsin Dells next week. [ full story ]
Wrestling Tournament Results
Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 -- 6:59 am
Here are some results from the Northern Badger Classic and Bi-State Classic wrestling tournaments involving area high school teams... [ full story ]
Area Teams Competing In Holiday Wrestling Tourneys
Monday, December 29th, 2014 -- 12:47 pm
Area schools are competing in high school wrestling tournaments including the Northern Badger Classic, Bi-State Classic and Northern Exposure. [ full story ]
Neillsville Rec. Department Standings
Monday, December 29th, 2014 -- 12:42 pm
Here are the latest standings for the Neillsville Rec. Department's women's volleyball league.... [ full story ]
Thorp Farmer Competing for 2015 Outstanding Young Farmer Award
Monday, December 29th, 2014 -- 11:18 am
(Wisconsin Ag Connection) -Seven producers will compete to become the winner of the 2015 Outstanding Young Farmer Award next month. [ full story ]
President Obama Says, "I Have a Veto Pen and Won't Be Afraid to Use It"
Monday, December 29th, 2014 -- 11:16 am
(AP) -Warning from President Barack Obama to congressional Republicans: I have a veto pen and, come January, I won't be afraid to use it. [ full story ]
The End of America's 13 Year War
Monday, December 29th, 2014 -- 10:26 am
(AP) -President Barack Obama says the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible conclusion. [ full story ]
Elections Prove Wisconsin More Politically Divided
Monday, December 29th, 2014 -- 9:17 am
(Milwaukee Journal) -At first glance, Gov. Scott Walker's re-election last month looks like a carbon copy of his victory four years earlier. [ full story ]
Officials Expecting Tragic Ending in Search for AirAsia Jet
Monday, December 29th, 2014 -- 8:17 am
(AP) -Search planes and ships from several countries on Monday were scouring Indonesian waters over which an AirAsia jet carrying 162 people disappeared, and more than a day into the region's latest aviation mystery, officials doubted there could be anything but a tragic ending. [ full story ]
Bill Aims for Better Adoption Rules
Sunday, December 28th, 2014 -- 9:55 am
Alarmed by reports of parents adopting children and then handing them off to virtual strangers met online, a study committee is considering reforms such as a new requirement that foreign adoptions be approved in Wisconsin. [ full story ]
Many States to Raise Minimum Wages January 1st
Saturday, December 27th, 2014 -- 9:10 am
Washington state's minimum wage will rise to the highest in the nation on January 1. [ full story ]
Fuel Prices Continue to Fall
Saturday, December 27th, 2014 -- 9:07 am
Gas prices have fallen to the lowest level since May of 2009 at an average of $2.32 a gallon. [ full story ]
A New Bill Proposal Would Have Judges Retiring at 75
Friday, December 26th, 2014 -- 10:06 am
A Wisconsin state representative plans to introduce a bill that would force judges to retire at age 75. [ full story ]
Heavy Traffic Expected Sunday
Friday, December 26th, 2014 -- 10:05 am
Expect Sunday (12/2cool.gif to be a heavy travel day considering people will be heading home after the holiday, combined with travelers going to and from the Packers-Lions football game in Green Bay. [ full story ]
Winter Weather Advisory
Friday, December 26th, 2014 -- 10:04 am
The National Weather Service in LaCrosse has issued a winter weather advisory for snow, in effect from 9 pm this evening to noon on Saturday.
[ full story ]
Unemployment Increases in Most Wisconsin Counties
Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 -- 10:11 am
-All though most Wisconsin cities saw a decrease in unemployment rates last month, most counties saw an increase. [ full story ]
UPDATE: Fire West of Marshfield Tuesday, Home Considered Total Loss
Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 -- 9:29 am
-A home west of Marshfield is being called a total loss after a fire on Tuesday afternoon. [ full story ]
Woman Sentenced to Two Months in Jail for Drunk Driving with an Infant in the Vehicle
Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 -- 8:59 am
(Kristen Shill, WQOW) -A woman picked up for driving over a hundred miles an hour with an infant in her car will spend up to two months in jail. [ full story ]
Memorial Medical Center Foundation Receives Donation from Gross Motors for Women's Health
Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 -- 8:13 am
-The Memorial Medical Center Foundation announced a donation received from Gross Motors to support women's health and promote prevention. [ full story ]
Spencer Boys Take Over First In ECC
Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 -- 6:08 am
Spencer beat Neillsville 46-41 in boys basketball on Tuesday night to take over first place in the Eastern Cloverbelt Conference. [ full story ]
AP High School Girls Basketball Poll
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 -- 10:44 am
Here's the latest AP High School Girls Basketball Poll... [ full story ]
AP High School Boys Basketball Poll
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 -- 10:42 am
Here's the latest AP High School Boys Basketball Poll.... [ full story ]
Neillsville Man Makes Initial Appearance in Wood County Court for Crime Spree
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 -- 9:05 am
-A $10,000 signature bond was set against a Neillsville man charged in Wood County for a crime spree that occurred a couple years ago. [ full story ]
Marshfield Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 -- 9:04 am
-A Marshfield man was sentenced in Wood County Court on Monday for possession of child pornography. [ full story ]
Representative of the 69th District Receives Assembly Committee Assignments
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 -- 9:03 am
-On December 12th Representative Bob Kulp was selected to chair the Assembly Committee on Mining and Rural Development. [ full story ]
Gasoline Prices Have Fallen 88 Days Straight
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 -- 8:22 am
(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) -Gasoline prices have fallen the past 88 days in a row as of Monday, the longest such streak on record, automotive travel group AAA said. [ full story ]
Groups Disputes Endangered Grey Wolf Claim
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 -- 8:21 am
(AP) -A group of wolf experts disputes that gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan are endangered or that a judge's ruling will help the population spread to other states. [ full story ]
Final Man Involved with Rustic Mill Tavern Fire Sentenced
Monday, December 22nd, 2014 -- 9:08 am
-One of the men involved with burning down the Rustic Mill Tavern was sentenced in Jackson County Court for his part in the crime. [ full story ]
Wisconsin's Top Stories for 2014
Monday, December 22nd, 2014 -- 8:51 am
(AP) -Wisconsin's top story in 2014 was a historic one, as the state joined the ranks of those that allow gay marriage. [ full story ]
Republicans Already Gearing Up to Defend Seats in 2016
Monday, December 22nd, 2014 -- 8:50 am
(AP) -Republicans are planning to use their newfound Senate majority to challenge President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats come January. [ full story ]
No Comment from Wisconsin Wildlife Officals Regarding Great Lake Wolves Back on Endangered Species List
Monday, December 22nd, 2014 -- 8:24 am
(AP) -Wisconsin wildlife officials aren't saying anything about a federal judge's decision to place Great Lakes wolves back on the endangered species list. [ full story ]
Wisconsin Milk Production Up in November
Monday, December 22nd, 2014 -- 8:22 am
(Wisconsin Ag Connection) -Total milk output on Wisconsin dairy farms was up for the seventh consecutive month in November. [ full story ]
Lindner Scores 14 In UW-Milwaukee Win
Sunday, December 21st, 2014 -- 7:06 pm
Freshman Jenny Lindner of Neillsville was in double-figures again with 14, also just missing her first double-double with nine boards in UW-Milwaukee's 69-47 win over Chicago State. [ full story ]
State Budget Analysis Released
Sunday, December 21st, 2014 -- 9:43 am
Wisconsin's state budget would be $824 million short just to continue the current level of services . [ full story ]
Associated Bank In Neillsville Photo Contest
Sunday, December 21st, 2014 -- 9:43 am
Associated Bank in Neillsville is sponsoring a Photograph Contest. [ full story ]
Clark County Community Foundation, Inc Says Thank-You
Sunday, December 21st, 2014 -- 9:41 am
As the year comes to a close, the Clark County Community Foundation, Inc. takes a moment to reflect on the progress that has been made during their first year of operations, and to say "Thank You" to the donors and volunteers who have made it all possible. [ full story ]
UW-Whitewater Is Champs Again
Saturday, December 20th, 2014 -- 10:04 am
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater successfully defended its national title with a 43-34 victory over University of Mount Union (Ohio) in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl at Salem Stadium on Friday night. [ full story ]
Unemployment Rates Fall In 41 U.S. States
Saturday, December 20th, 2014 -- 9:34 am
Unemployment rates fell in 41 U.S. states in November and were unchanged in six more, reflecting healthy job gains across the country. [ full story ]
68th Alice in Dairyland Applications Due January 5th
Saturday, December 20th, 2014 -- 9:28 am
Wisconsin women interested in applying to become the 68th Alice in Dairyland are being reminded that applications are due soon. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age before June 1, 2015. [ full story ]
Clark County Healthcare Center Renamed
Saturday, December 20th, 2014 -- 9:23 am
The Clark County Board of Supervisors approved changing the name and address of the Clark County Healthcare Center in Owen. [ full story ]
Neillsville Rec. Department Standings
Friday, December 19th, 2014 -- 1:55 pm
Here are the latest standings for the Neillsville Rec. Department's men's basketball league.... [ full story ]
Neillsville Fire Department Responds to Vehicle Fire
Friday, December 19th, 2014 -- 11:41 am
-The Neillsville Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire Thursday evening. [ full story ]
Semi Fire in Spencer
Friday, December 19th, 2014 -- 11:40 am
-A semi caught fire in Spencer on Thursday afternoon. [ full story ]
Clark County Board of Supervisors Approves Wage Increase for County Employees
Friday, December 19th, 2014 -- 8:46 am
-The Clark County Board of Supervisors approved a wage increase for county employees at their meeting on Tuesday. [ full story ]
Neillsville School Board Hears Administrators' Reports
Friday, December 19th, 2014 -- 8:45 am
-The Neillsville School Board heard the Administrators' Reports at their Monday meeting. [ full story ]
Increased Patrol on Highway 13 by Several Departments
Friday, December 19th, 2014 -- 8:17 am
-On Saturday, December 20th, the Wood County Sheriff's Department, the Marshfield Police Department and the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department will have extra officers on patrol. [ full story ]
Administrators' and Committee Reports at Owen-Withee School Board
Thursday, December 18th, 2014 -- 9:24 am
-The Owen-Withee School Board heard the Administrators' Reports at their meeting on Monday of last week. [ full story ]
Neillsville School Board Approves Purchasing a New Bus
Thursday, December 18th, 2014 -- 9:23 am
-The Neillsville School Board approved the purchase of a new bus at their Monday meeting. [ full story ]
Clark County Board of Supervisors Debate on Borrowing $3 Million for Public Safety Communication Project
Thursday, December 18th, 2014 -- 9:22 am
-The Clark County Board of Supervisors approved borrowing $3 million from the Wisconsin Trust Fund to help pay for the county's $4.6 million public safety communication project. [ full story ]
Marshfield Man Pleads Guilty to Child Abuse
Thursday, December 18th, 2014 -- 8:20 am
-A Marshfield man was found guilty of child abuse in Wood County Court on Wednesday. [ full story ]
Neillsville Rec. Department Standings
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 -- 1:05 pm
Here are the latest standings for the Neillsville Rec. Department's women's volleyball league..... [ full story ]
UW-La Crosse To Host 2015 NCAA Division III Baseball Regional
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 -- 12:56 pm
The NCAA has awarded the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse the bid to host the 2015 NCAA Division III Baseball Midwest Regional. [ full story ]
Loyal Man Sentenced for Hitting Greenwood Ambulance
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 -- 12:53 pm
-A Loyal man was sentenced in Clark County Court on Wednesday for hitting a Greenwood Ambulance last year. [ full story ]
Clark County Board of Supervisors Approves Borrowing $3 Million for Public Safety Communication Project
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 -- 12:42 pm
-The Clark County Board of Supervisors approved borrowing $3 million from the Wisconsin Trust Fund to help pay for the county's $4.6 million public safety communication project. [ full story ]
Administrators' Reports at Owen-Withee School Board Meeting
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 -- 12:40 pm
-The Owen-Withee School Board heard the Administrators' Reports at their meeting on Monday of last week. [ full story ]
President Obama Signs $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 -- 9:27 am
-President Barack Obama has signed a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill that keeps the government operating over the next nine months. [ full story ]
Wisconsin 12th Highest Taxed State in the Country
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 -- 8:17 am
-A new analysis finds that Wisconsin is the 12th highest taxed state in the country and third highest in the upper Midwest. [ full story ]
Governor Walker Backs Off on Repealing Common Core Standards
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 -- 8:17 am
-Gov. Scott Walker is backing off his call for the Legislature to repeal Common Core academic standards, saying he simply wants to insure there is no mandate they be used. [ full story ]
Neillsville Boys Hang On To Beat Columbus Catholic
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 -- 9:20 pm
The Neillsville Warrior boys basketball team hit just enough freethrows in the fourth quarter to hang on to beat Marshfield Columbus on Tuesday night 54-51. [ full story ]
Neillsville Rec. Department Standings
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 -- 1:04 pm
Here are the latest standings for the Neillsville Rec. Department's co-ed volleyball league.... [ full story ]
Eau Claire Woman Sentenced in Clark County Court for Drug Charges
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 -- 11:30 am
-An Eau Claire woman was sentenced in Clark County Court earlier this month for theft and drug charges. [ full story ]
Merillan Man Makes First Appearance in Court for Throwing Rocks Through a Window
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 -- 11:29 am
-A Merillan man made his first appearance in court Monday for throwing rocks through the windows of a residence on South Hammond Street in the Village of Merillan last week. [ full story ]
WIAA Fall Sportsmanship Award Recipients Announced
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 -- 10:42 am
The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, in cooperation with Rural Mutual Insurance Company, has selected the team Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2014 Fall State Championships. [ full story ]
AP High School Boys Basketball Poll
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 -- 10:25 am
Here's the first Associated Press High School Boys Basketball Poll....... [ full story ]
AP High School Girls Basketball Poll
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 -- 10:23 am
Here is the first Associated Press High School Girls Basketball Poll.... [ full story ]
Marshfield Man Found Guilty of Breaking a Baby's Arm
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 -- 10:13 am
-A Marshfield man was found guilty of breaking a baby's arm in Wood County Court on Monday. [ full story ]
Jackson County Authorities Arrest 19-Year-Old After High Speed Chase
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 -- 10:11 am
-Jackson County authorities have arrested a 19-year-old after he led them on a high speed chase through Jackson County. [ full story ]
La Crosse Man Charged with Hitting and Killing a Tow Truck Operator Appears in Jackson County Court
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 -- 9:27 am
-A La Crosse man charged for hitting and killing a tow truck operator on I-94 near Osseo last month made his first appearance in court on Monday. [ full story ]
Representative Bob Kulp Named Chair of Assembly Committee on Mining and Rural Development
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 -- 9:26 am
-Representative of the 69th District Bob Kulp was selected to chair the Assembly Committee on Mining and Rural Development. [ full story ]
Clark County ATV Trails Closed for Now
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 -- 8:21 am
-Clark County's ATV trails will remain closed for the time being. [ full story ]
Report of Officers at Neillsville City Counil Meeting
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 -- 8:20 am
-The Neillsville City Council heard the Report of Officers at their meeting on Tuesday of last week. [ full story ]
Owen-Withee School Board Approves Short Term Borrowing
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 -- 8:17 am
-The Owen-Withee School Board approved short term borrowing for January of 2015 at their meeting last week. [ full story ]
BloodCenter of Wisconsin Hosting Blood Drive at Memorial Medical Center this Thursday
Monday, December 15th, 2014 -- 11:28 am
-On Thursday, December 18th, the BloodCenter of Wisconsin is hosting a blood drive at Memorial Medical Center from 11am to 4pm in the Recreation Room located on Ferguson Street. [ full story ]
Volunteer Ombudsman Program Comes to Clark and Taylor Counties
Monday, December 15th, 2014 -- 10:21 am
-The Volunteer Ombudsman Program has come to Clark and Taylor Counties. [ full story ]
Neillsville City Council Hears Library Board Report
Monday, December 15th, 2014 -- 9:16 am
-The Neillsville City Council heard a report from a recent Library Board Meeting. [ full story ]
Owen-Withee School Board Reviews Last School Year's Audit
Monday, December 15th, 2014 -- 8:15 am
-The Owen-Withee School Board reviewed the last school year's audit at their meeting last week. [ full story ]
Marshfield United Way's Annual Campaign at 60% of Goal
Monday, December 15th, 2014 -- 8:13 am
-Marshfield Area United Way's annual fundraising campaign is currently at sixty percent of the community goal of $830,000. [ full story ]
Area Teams Compete At Eau Claire North Husky Invite
Sunday, December 14th, 2014 -- 6:46 pm
Area Wrestling Teams Competed on Saturday At The Eau Claire North Husky Invite... [ full story ]
Lindner Leads UW-Milwaukee With 18 In Loss
Sunday, December 14th, 2014 -- 6:33 pm
Freshman Jenny Lindner of Neillsville continued her hot hand, leading the way with 18 points, but UW-Milwaukee was beaten by Indiana 82-56 victory Sunday afternoon at the Klotsche Center. [ full story ]
Opelt Loses Close Match At Wartburg
Sunday, December 14th, 2014 -- 6:26 pm
Sophomore Phillip Opelt, ranked No. 5 at 133 pounds, lost a 7-5 decision to No. 8 Connor Campo as
No. 7 Wartburg downs the No. 12 Cornell College Rams, 26-6 on Saturday night. [ full story ]
NGL Wrestlers Finish 8th At Tomah
Sunday, December 14th, 2014 -- 6:19 pm
The Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal wrestlers had two individual champs and they finished 8th as a team at the Tomah Varsity Scramble on Saturday. [ full story ]
Owen-Withee School Board Approves Contract
Sunday, December 14th, 2014 -- 6:22 am
-The Owen-Withee School Board approved a contract and discussed a scholarship at their recent meeting. [ full story ]
Short-Term Spending Bill Passes, Long-Term Spending Bill Next
Sunday, December 14th, 2014 -- 6:22 am
-Congress has sent President Barack Obama a short-term spending bill that will keep the federal government operating through Wednesday and avert a government shutdown. [ full story ]
U.S. Wholesale Prices Fall in November
Sunday, December 14th, 2014 -- 6:21 am
-Falling gas and food costs pushed down overall U.S. wholesale prices last month, evidence that cheaper oil worldwide is limiting inflation. [ full story ]
DNR Approves Public Hearings on Rules for Deer Hunting
Sunday, December 14th, 2014 -- 6:20 am
-The state Department of Natural Resources' board has approved public hearings on permanent rules implementing recommendations from Gov. Scott Walker's deer trustee. [ full story ]
Public Works Report at Neillsville City Council Meeting
Saturday, December 13th, 2014 -- 7:29 am
-The Neillsville City Council heard the public work report during the public works portion of the meeting on Tuesday. [ full story ]
The Highground's Photo Contest
Saturday, December 13th, 2014 -- 7:28 am
-Send The Highground a photo of your special canine friend either doing their best to honor our military and/or being a "hero". [ full story ]
Average U.S. Mortgage Rates Slightly Higher
Saturday, December 13th, 2014 -- 7:27 am
-Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates edged higher this week after four weeks of declines, but they remained at historically low levels that could entice potential homebuyers. [ full story ]
2014 Gun Deer Hunt Called "Rebuilding Year"
Saturday, December 13th, 2014 -- 7:26 am
-Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials are telling the agency's board that the 2014 nine-day gun deer hunt was a rebuilding year. [ full story ]
Spencer Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Murder-for-Hire Plot
Friday, December 12th, 2014 -- 11:30 am
-A Spencer women arrested for allegedly trying to hire someone to kill two people has pleaded not guilty to the charges against her. [ full story ]
Officers Investigating Home Invasion in Merrillan
Friday, December 12th, 2014 -- 10:15 am
-Officers are investigating a home invasion and armed robbery in Jackson County. [ full story ]
NGL Edges Cadott In Cloverbelt Wrestling
Friday, December 12th, 2014 -- 10:14 am
The Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal wrestling team picked up 3 pins enroute to a 39-38 win over Cadott on Thursday night. [ full story ]
Greenwood Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault
Friday, December 12th, 2014 -- 9:55 am
-A Greenwood man will be sentenced for 2nd degree sexual assault of a child in February after pleading guilty to the crime on Thursday. [ full story ]
Neillsville City Council Approves Funds Transfer
Friday, December 12th, 2014 -- 9:54 am
-The Neillsville City Council approved transferring funds at their meeting on Tuesday. [ full story ]
Granton School Board Approves Open Enrollment Requests
Friday, December 12th, 2014 -- 8:15 am
-The Granton School Board approved open enrollment requests. [ full story ]
Owen-Withee School Board Discusses Conference and More
Friday, December 12th, 2014 -- 8:13 am
-The Owen-Withee School Board heard up an upcoming conference at their Monday meeting. [ full story ]
School Late Starts
Friday, December 12th, 2014 -- 7:02 am
Neillsville and Loyal are starting two hours late this morning due to icy road conditions. [ full story ]
43 Second Half Points Propel Neillsville To Win
Thursday, December 11th, 2014 -- 9:31 pm
The Neillsville boys basketball team outscored Loyal 43-23 in the second half to erase an 11 point halftime deficit to win 65-56 in ECC action on Thursday night. [ full story ]
Osseo Woman Sentenced for the Death of 22-Month-Old
Thursday, December 11th, 2014 -- 1:40 pm
-A 23-year-old Osseo woman was sentenced for the death of a 22-month-old girl. [ full story ]
Medford Woman to Challenge Fetal Protection Law
Thursday, December 11th, 2014 -- 1:39 pm
-A Wisconsin woman says she plans to file a lawsuit challenging the state's fetal protection law. [ full story ]
Red Cross Blood Drive in Neillsville Today
Thursday, December 11th, 2014 -- 11:42 am
-There is a Red Cross Blood Drive happening in Neillsville today. [ full story ]
Granton Man Accused of Sexual Assault
Thursday, December 11th, 2014 -- 10:21 am
-A Granton man has been accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. [ full story ]
Former Owner of Rustic Mill Tavern Sentenced for Arson
Thursday, December 11th, 2014 -- 10:18 am
-The former owner of the Rustic Mill Tavern was sentenced for arson in Jackson County Court on Wednesday. [ full story ]
City of Neillsville Seeking 5th Ward Councilmen for Spring Elections
Thursday, December 11th, 2014 -- 9:29 am
-The Neillsville City Hall reported that there will be an opening for an alderman for the 5th ward in the City of Neillsville come Spring. [ full story ]
Annual Report on Neillsville's Taxi Service at Neillsville City Council Meeting
Thursday, December 11th, 2014 -- 9:28 am
-The Neillsville City Council heard the Annual Report on Neillsville's Taxi Service. [ full story ]
Granton School Board Approves Changes to District Policies
Thursday, December 11th, 2014 -- 8:16 am
-The Granton School Board approved changes to some of the District's policies at their Monday meeting. [ full story ]
Owen-Withee School Board Hears About Kid's Club Program
Thursday, December 11th, 2014 -- 8:15 am
-The Owen-Withee School Board heard a presentation about Kid's Club to start their meeting on Monday. [ full story ]
Opelt Jumps To No. 5 At 133 Pounds
Thursday, December 11th, 2014 -- 6:39 am
Sophomore 133-pounder Phillip Opelt of Neillsville jumped five places to No. 5 in the NWCA individual rankings. [ full story ]
Gary Andersen Going To Oregon State
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 -- 6:15 pm
Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen is leaving the school after two seasons to take the head coaching job at Oregon State. [ full story ]
Lindner Scores Career High 19 To Lead Panthers
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 -- 4:13 pm
Freshman Jenny Lindner of Neillsville scored a career high 19 points to lead UW-Milwaukee to a 72-63 win over Eastern Illinois on Wednesday afternoon. [ full story ]
Area Wrestlers Appear In Wisconsin Wrestling Online Rankings
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 -- 2:02 pm
Several Area Wrestlers Appear In The Latest Wisconsin Wrestling Online Individual Rankings... [ full story ]
Bruce Mound Winter Sports Area Opens on Saturday
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 -- 12:50 pm
-The Clark County Forestry & Parks Department would like to announce the opening date at Bruce Mound Winter Sports Area for the 2014 -15 season. [ full story ]
State Fire Marshals Unofficially Rule Cause of Buck's Dollar Bar Fire as Undetermined
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 -- 11:51 am
-During Neillsville's City Council meeting on Tuesday evening, Neillsville Police Chief Scott Klueckmann reported that he was told what the ruling was on the fire at Buck's Dollar Bar in Neillsville. [ full story ]
Neillsville Fire Department Responds to One Vehicle Rollover Accident
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 -- 11:47 am
-The Neillsville Fire Department responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on Tuesday. [ full story ]
WisSports.net Coaches Boys Basketball Poll
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 -- 11:18 am
Here's week one of the Wissports.net Coaches Boys Basketball Poll...... [ full story ]
WisSports.net Coaches Girls Basketball Poll
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 -- 11:16 am
Here's week 2 of the WisSports.net Coaches Poll for girls basketball..... [ full story ]
Rural Neillsville Woman Accused of Abusing Her Puppy
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 -- 10:19 am
(Keith Edwards, WQOW) -A woman in Clark County is accused of abusing her puppy, by repeatedly slamming it into a gravel pile. [ full story ]
Former Employee of Abbotsford Auto Parts Store Sentenced for Theft
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 -- 10:18 am
-A former employee from an Abbotsford auto parts store was sentenced in Clark County Court on Tuesday for theft of the store he was employed with. [ full story ]
Neillsville Woman Appears in Court for Threatening a Clark County Judge
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 -- 9:37 am
-A Neillsville woman made an initial appearance in Clark County Court on Tuesday for threatening a Clark County Judge. [ full story ]
Merillan Man Arrested for Throwing Rocks Through Windows of a Home
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 -- 9:35 am
-A Merillan man was arrested for throwing rocks through the windows of a residence on South Hammond Street in the Village of Merillan on December 8th. [ full story ]
Neillsville City Council Approves Non-Lapsing Fund for Historic Preservation Commission
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 -- 9:01 am
-The Neillsville City Council approved the Historic Preservation Commission to set up a non-lapsing fund. [ full story ]
Granton School Board Approves Choir Requests
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 -- 8:59 am
-The Granton School Board approved Choir requests and more at their meeting on Monday. [ full story ]
Neillsville Has 3 Players In Double Figures In Win
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 -- 9:17 pm
Three players scored in double figures on Tuesday night as the Neillsville girls beat Gilman 54-11 in ECC action. [ full story ]
Women Charged in Murder-for-Hire Plot Will Proceed to Trial
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 -- 1:14 pm
-Two Spencer women arrested for allegedly trying to hire someone to kill two people appeared in Clark County Court for Preliminary Hearings on Tuesday. [ full story ]
Sex Offender to Be Released and Living in Black River Falls
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 -- 11:44 am
-The Jackson County Sheriff's Office has said that a sex offender will be released and living in Black River Falls on December 16th. [ full story ]
Snags on Policy Differences Holding up Congress' $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 -- 10:05 am
(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) -Ahead of Congress' midnight Thursday deadline, snags caused by policy differences are holding up a $1.1 trillion, government-wide spending bill, including a provision that could lead to pension cuts for more than 1 million retirees and a plan to relax new regulations on some risky financial products. [ full story ]
Students Receiving Private-School Vouchers about to Cross 30,000.
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 -- 9:30 am
(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) -The total number of students receiving private-school tuition vouchers in Wisconsin is about to cross the 30,000 threshold. [ full story ]
Wisconsin Sees 4th Latest Corn Harvest in Past 30 Years
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 -- 7:45 am
(Wisconsin Ag Connection) -With 14 percent of the corn for grain still in the fields as of this past Sunday, Wisconsin has seen its fourth latest corn harvest in the past thirty years, ahead of 1985, 1992 and 2009. [ full story ]
Wisconsin Wolf Hunters 4 Animals Over Quota
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 -- 7:44 am
-Wolf hunters exceeded Wisconsin's statewide kill limit by four animals. [ full story ]
The Success Factor Plan Introduced To WIAA Board Of Control
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 -- 6:31 am
The WIAA Board of Control was introduced to a success factor plan with a presentation by the competitive equity ad-hoc committee last week. [ full story ]
Neillsville Rec. Department Standings
Monday, December 8th, 2014 -- 1:58 pm
Here are the latest standings for the Neillsville Rec. Department's co-ed volleyball league.... [ full story ]
Spencer Woman Appears in Clark County Court for Murder-for-Hire Plot
Monday, December 8th, 2014 -- 11:23 am
-A Spencer women arrested for allegedly trying to hire someone to kill two people made an initial appearance in Clark County Court on Friday. [ full story ]
Dogs Rescued from Puppy Mill by Clark County Humane Society Doing Much Better
Monday, December 8th, 2014 -- 10:19 am
-The 28 dogs rescued from a puppy mill by the Clark County Humane Society are doing much better. [ full story ]
Red Cross Blood Drive in Neillsville Collects 99 Pints of Lifesaving Blood
Monday, December 8th, 2014 -- 9:30 am
-The Red Cross Blood Drive held on December first at the Neillsville American Legion collected 99 pints of lifesaving blood. [ full story ]
Owen-Withee Senior Organizing Free Clothing Distribution for Saturday
Monday, December 8th, 2014 -- 8:25 am
-Hannah Hatlestad, a Senior at Owen-Withee High School, through her FFA experiences, is organizing a free clothing distribution day this Saturday, December 13th; from 9am until 2pm at the Owen-Withee Elementary Gymnasium. [ full story ]
Republicans Considering Changes to Wisconsin's "John Doe" Law
Monday, December 8th, 2014 -- 8:24 am
-Republican lawmakers are considering changes to Wisconsin's "John Doe" law after two lengthy investigations into Gov. Scott Walker's campaign. [ full story ]
Lindner Has Career High 15 In UWM Loss
Sunday, December 7th, 2014 -- 6:29 pm
Freshman Jenny Lindner of Neillsville finished with a career high 15 points in UW-Milwaukee's heartbreaking 64-61 loss to Omaha Sunday afternoon at the Klotsche Center. [ full story ]
Walker Says Right To Work Bill Is A Distraction
Sunday, December 7th, 2014 -- 6:46 am
Gov. Scott Walker is refusing to say he would veto a right-to-work bill should it pass the Wisconsin Legislature, but he says he's prefer lawmakers not take the issue up at all. [ full story ]
U.S. Job Market Improves
Sunday, December 7th, 2014 -- 6:43 am
U.S. employers hired at the strongest pace in nearly three years in November, adding 321,000 jobs, the latest sign the United States is outperforming other major economies by growing steadily and generating consistently healthy job gains. [ full story ]
Opelt records 2 Wins In 3 Matches At LaCrosse
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 -- 10:41 pm
Cornell College sophomore Phillip Opelt of Neillsville went 2-1 at 133 pounds Saturday at the Candlewood Suite Duals hosted by UW-La Crosse. [ full story ]
UW-Whitewater Moves On To Semi-Final
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 -- 10:26 pm
UW-Whitewater scores 21 fourth quarter points to advance in the NCAA Division III football playoffs. [ full story ]
NGL Wrestlers Finish Second At Glenwood City
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 -- 8:42 pm
The Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal wrestlers finished second at the John Timm Memorial Invitational at Glenwood City on Saturday. [ full story ]
Servicemaster's 12 Days Of Giving Program
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 -- 7:36 am
ServiceMaster of Clark and Jackson County is participating is once again running their "12 Days of Giving" Program. [ full story ]
UW - Extension's "Stump The Chump"
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 -- 7:35 am
Please join the Clark County UW-Extension Office on Friday, December 12th from 12:30 2:30 p.m. at Rumours Supper Club in Loyal for "Walking and Talking Crops Stump the Chump". [ full story ]
Rotary Winter Wonderland Open
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 -- 7:33 am
What would you say to over 1 million sparkling lights shining in the night? How about breathtaking animated displays, horse drawn rides, live entertainment and Santa? [ full story ]
Neville's 24 Points Lead Neillsville
Friday, December 5th, 2014 -- 9:12 pm
Senior Sam Neville scored 18 first half points and finished with a game high 24 as Neillsville beat Greenwood 56-39 in Eastern Cloverbelt boys basketball on Friday night. [ full story ]
Withee Business Donating Time to Clark County Humane Society to Help Dogs Rescued from a Puppy Mill
Friday, December 5th, 2014 -- 11:24 am
-A local business is giving up a day to help out the dogs rescued from a puppy mill by the Clark County Humane Society. [ full story ]
Spencer Woman Appears in Clark County Court for Murder-for-Hire Plot
Friday, December 5th, 2014 -- 10:19 am
-A Spencer women arrested for allegedly trying to hire someone to kill two people made an initial appearance in Clark County Court on Thursday. [ full story ]
Marshfield Man Sentenced to Prison Time for Threatening a Man with a Knife
Friday, December 5th, 2014 -- 9:43 am
-A Marshfield man was sentenced to jail time on Monday for threatening another man with a knife back in March. [ full story ]
Marshfield Man Arrested for Drunk Driving with Children in the Vehicle
Friday, December 5th, 2014 -- 8:14 am
-A Marshfield man was arrested this week for drunken driving with a child in the vehicle. [ full story ]
Black River Falls Fire Department Investigating Garage Fire
Friday, December 5th, 2014 -- 8:12 am
-The Black River Fall Fire Department is investigating a fire that destroyed a garage on Thursday. [ full story ]
NGL Wrestlers Get 8 Pins In Opening Match
Friday, December 5th, 2014 -- 7:00 am
The Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal wrestling team got their season off to great start on Thursday night, using 8 pins to beat Regis/McDonell 66-18. [ full story ]
Memorial Medical Center Foundation Completes "Caring for our Community" Pledge Drive
Thursday, December 4th, 2014 -- 1:15 pm
-The Memorial Medical Center Foundation announced the completion of their 2014/2105 employee pledge drive appropriately named "Caring for our Community". [ full story ]
Curtiss Reddest Village in November 4th Election
Thursday, December 4th, 2014 -- 12:27 pm
(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) -In the November election, Curtiss had the honor of being the reddest village in Wisconsin with Republican Governor Scott Walker getting 90% of the vote. [ full story ]
Twizzard at Mall of America Thanksgiving Weekend
Thursday, December 4th, 2014 -- 12:25 pm
-If you were shopping in the Mall of America over the Thanksgiving weekend, then you probably got to experience the Mall's "Twizzard." [ full story ]
November 2014 Fourth Safest Month in Terms of Traffic Deaths
Thursday, December 4th, 2014 -- 7:42 am
-A total of 48 people were killed in traffic crashes last month, according to preliminary statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. [ full story ]
Cheese Production in Wisconsin Increased in October
Thursday, December 4th, 2014 -- 7:41 am
(Wisconsin Ag Connection) -Total cheese production in the Dairy State increased in October for the second month in a row. [ full story ]
Opelt Picks Up Win In Upset of Luther
Thursday, December 4th, 2014 -- 6:06 am
Sophomore Phillip Opelt of Neillsville picked up a win as #22 Cornell College upset eighth-ranked Luther on Wednesday night 19-14.

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UW-Eau Claire Women Drop WIAC Opener
Thursday, December 4th, 2014 -- 5:58 am
The Blugold women's basketball team dropped their WIAC opener on Wednesday night to UW-Stevens Point 59-55. [ full story ]
35 Hospitals Across the U.S. Designated Ebola Treatment Centers
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 -- 11:36 am
-Health officials have designated 35 hospitals across the country as Ebola treatment centers. [ full story ]
Shopko Hometown Foundation to Donate Funds to Neillsville School District in Give Back Initiative
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 -- 10:26 am
-This holiday season, as shoppers seek the ideal gift for their loved ones, Shopko Hometown Foundation is giving back to the Hometown communities it is privileged to serve. [ full story ]
Girls Basketball: WisSports.net Coaches Poll
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 -- 10:18 am
Here is Week 1 of the WisSports.net Girls Basketball Coaches Poll.... [ full story ]
Neillsville Rec. Department Standings
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 -- 10:11 am
Here are the latest standings for the Neillsville Rec. Department's women's volleyball league..... [ full story ]
Western Half of Knobby Ridge Motorcycle Trail System Set to Open in 2015
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 -- 9:28 am
-The western half of the Knobby Ridge motorcycle trail system is set to open in 2015. [ full story ]
Neillsville Man to be Charged in Wood County for Crime Spree
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 -- 8:14 am
-A Neillsville man is expected to be charged in Wood County for a crime spree that occurred a couple years ago. [ full story ]
Lindner Scores 10 In Panther Win
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 -- 6:48 am
Freshman Jenny Lindner of Neillsville had 10 points, including 8 in a row, as UW-Milwaukee downs Missouri-Kansas City 72-60. [ full story ]
Neillsville Boys Dominate Gilman
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 -- 6:29 am
The Neillsville boys basketball team dominated the Gilman Pirates on Tuesday night 61-25. [ full story ]
MORE INFO: Clark County Humane Society Rescues 28 Dogs from Puppy Mill
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 -- 10:20 am
-The Clark County Humane Society now has possession and is caring for the 28 dogs rescued from a puppy mill. [ full story ]
Man Found Dead at Home in Black River Falls
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 -- 10:16 am
-A 40-year-old man was found dead at a private residence in Black River Falls on Sunday evening. [ full story ]
Marshfield Police Department Investigating Multiple Occurences of Damage to Cars and Homes
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 -- 9:20 am
-The Marshfield Police Department is looking for information in regard to multiple occurrences of damage to vehicles and homes on the city's east side. [ full story ]
Red Cross Blood Drive in Thorp Today
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 -- 8:23 am
-There is a Red Cross Blood Drive happening in Thorp today. [ full story ]
One Vehicle Accident Blocks Highway 73 for 6 Hours Sunday Evening
Monday, December 1st, 2014 -- 1:15 pm
-Clark County authorities are investigating a one vehicle crash that resulted in the closing and rerouting of traffic on State Highway 73 by Lovers Road. [ full story ]
Preliminary Numbers Indicate Corn Prices Down from Last Month
Monday, December 1st, 2014 -- 11:26 am
(Wisconsin Ag Connection) -The preliminary November 2014 average price received by farmers for corn in Wisconsin was $3.50 per bushel according to the latest USDA Agricultural Prices report. [ full story ]
October Third Highest Month on Record for Milk Prices
Monday, December 1st, 2014 -- 11:24 am
(Wisconsin Ag Connection) -Wisconsin farmers received an average price of $26.10 per hundredweight for their milk in October. [ full story ]
Wisconsin Volleyball Receives No. 4 Seed
Monday, December 1st, 2014 -- 10:43 am
The 2nd-ranked Wisconsin women's volleyball team earned a No. 4 overall seed in the NCAA Championship bracket. [ full story ]
Neillsville Rec. Department Standings
Monday, December 1st, 2014 -- 9:54 am
Here are the standings for the Neillsville Rec. Department's women's and co-ed volleyball leagues.... [ full story ]
Dairy Industry Rolls Out $500 Million Campaign to Fight Low Milk Sales
Monday, December 1st, 2014 -- 9:40 am
(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) -With sales of milk as a beverage at the lowest level in more than 30 years, the dairy industry is fighting back with a $500 million campaign that includes products such as milk cartons that don't require refrigeration until they're opened. [ full story ]
Congress Resumes Work Today, A Lot to Do in Next Two Weeks
Monday, December 1st, 2014 -- 8:14 am
-Congress resumes work today and lawmakers are trying to cram lots of leftover business into two weeks. [ full story ]
Red Cross Blood Drive in Neillsville Today
Monday, December 1st, 2014 -- 8:13 am
-There is a Red Cross Blood Drive happening in Neillsville today. [ full story ]


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