Author Archives: Rick Thomas

Wisconsin Farm Center Announces New Hotline for Farmers

Wisconsin Farm Center Announces New Hotline for Farmers

Starting today, Wisconsin farmers facing increased stress and other challenges can access additional free and confidential counseling resources by contacting the Farm Center at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). As part of a new pilot program, the Farm Center can now connect callers to a 24/7 Farmer Wellness Hotline. The…Read more »

Teen Double-Murder Suspects Blame Each Other

Teen Double-Murder Suspects Blame Each Other

The two teenagers accused of killing a Madison doctor and her husband are blaming each other for the shootings. The bodies of Doctor Beth Potter and her husband Robert Carre were found at the UW Arboretum in March. Investigators say 19-year-old Khari Sanford and 17-year-old Ali’Jah Larrue kidnapped the two and Sanford shot them. An…Read more »

Brewers, MLB Will Start Season July 24

Brewers, MLB Will Start Season July 24

The Milwaukee Brewers and the rest of Major League Baseball will return to action with an abbreviated spring training next month, then start a 60-game season July 24. The players’ union had rejected the latest offer from the owners Monday by a 33-to-five vote.  That’s when Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred stepped in and issued a…Read more »

MLB Players’ Vote on 2020 Season Delayed

MLB Players’ Vote on 2020 Season Delayed

Yesterday’s vote on a 60-game Major League Baseball season was delayed – meaning no agreement on anything yet.  Baseball and its players’ union have been negotiating for nearly six weeks.  Entering the weekend there was hope a deal was near.  In addition to the small number of games, the 2020 season would be unique in…Read more »

Funeral Announcement: Lucille (Lucy) M. Hans

Funeral Announcement: Lucille (Lucy) M. Hans

Funeral services for 95 year old Lucille Hans of Jefferson will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, June 27, at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Mrs. Hans died March 27 at home. Friends may call from noon until services begin. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery. Following the burial, there will be a Celebration of Life…Read more »

Brewers Complete 2020 FA Draft by Picking 2 INF, OF, C

Brewers Complete 2020 FA Draft by Picking 2 INF, OF, C

After coming up with what some scouts are calling a steal by taking infielder Garrett Mitchell in the first round, the Milwaukee Brewers chose two infielders, a catcher and an outfielder last night in rounds two-through-five of the 2020 Major League Baseball Free Agent Draft. Second-round pick Freddy Zamora of the University of Miami is…Read more »

Packers Fan Favorite Nelson Inducted into Halls of Fame

Packers Fan Favorite Nelson Inducted into Halls of Fame

Former Green Bay Packers fan-favorite Jordy Nelson will be inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame and the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame. Nelson was a consensus All-American when he played for the Kansas State Wildcats.  He holds several school records.  The honors are rolling for the wide receiver because he is also about to be…Read more »

MLB Players Cut to 89 Games, Want Prorated Pay

MLB Players Cut to 89 Games, Want Prorated Pay

Baseball players moved toward owners but remained far apart economically in their latest proposal for starting the pandemic-delayed season, adamant they receive full prorated salaries while offering to cut the regular season to 89 games. The proposal by the players’ association, given to Major League Baseball electronically Tuesday evening without a negotiating session, was detailed…Read more »

Now Official: Summerfest is Outright Canceled

Now Official: Summerfest is Outright Canceled

The lakeside festival that draws hundreds of thousands of people to downtown Milwaukee each summer has been canceled after it was earlier moved to September. Summerfest officials said today that out of an “abundance of caution” for fans, artists, vendors and staff, the event will not take place this year. Summerfest CEO Don Smiley says…Read more »