A potential scammer who aimed to cheat River States Truck and Trailer in La Crosse out of $100,000 ended up with nothing but stripped gears when a River States employee foiled the con job.
The newspaper earns top honors for its special section previewing the UW men's basketball season and its daily sections in 2017.
The State Journal earned Top 10 honors for its Sunday section and NCAA Final Four special section in judging by the Associated Press Sports Editors organization this week.
Cottage Grove's Jesse Hurley will have a booth at the Madison Deer and Turkey Expo April 1 to 3 at the Alliant Energy Center.
BEAVER DAM -- Ben Henning stood in a field surrounded by blinds and decoys. He was safely off a cart path being used to ferry volunteers and equipment around the Dodge County Fairgrounds, which last week was the two-day home to the Wisconsin Outdoor Education Expo. But the Beaver Dam man found himself -- by design actually -- in the flight path of a gaggle of third-, fourth- and fifth-graders.
Growing up near the UW Arboretum, Bill Forrest spent a lot of time looking up into trees. Last year, the 63-year-old -- and his wife Lora -- saw something they had never seen.
This year, in the wake of the Winter Olympics visiting North America, Columbus' Doug Bussian and compatriots will host 10 nations on home ice when the WIFC's seventh annual showdown begins this weekend on Boom Lake, part of the Wisconsin River system, in Rhinelander.
The early catch-and-release trout season opens Saturday, March 6 with much of Wisconsin still covered with snow. That can make for tough sledding, but Department of Natural Resources officials hope a bit of advice -- and some video -- will help anglers get their footing in and out of the streams.
Len Harris, 52, knows local trout streams. He grew up in Gays Mills and lives with his wife Barb and daughter Anna, 13, in Richland Center -- home to some of the regionally celebrated trout fishing locales of southwestern Wisconsin. He'll feature 105 slides to illustrate his love of the Driftless Area.
Bob Harrison and members of the Badger Fly Fishers will revel in all things fly fishing Saturday. That's when the club hosts The Spring Opener, its 22nd annual day-long fly fishing show and expo from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 517 Grand Canyon Drive on Madison's West Side.
As they do while putting on a similar outing in the summer, about 30 members of the Madison club handed out 205 rod and reel combos at its Kids Ice Fishing Day at Brittingham Park. Trevor Geerdts quickly made good use of the equipment. He pulled up his first bluegill at 9:45 a.m., mere minutes after they arrived.
Southern Wisconsin has been blanketed by snow for five weeks. Ice is covering the lakes. Temperatures over the weekend dipped below zero. But Dave Sanders and fellow members of the Southern Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited have been warming themselves with thoughts of spring trout fishing.
Logan Bliss is committed to fishing. Then again, maybe the 21-year-old junior at UW-Stevens Point should be committed. After all, he and Cody Salzman, a senior from Keeler, drove 23 hours to participate in the Stephen F. Austin Bucketmouth Bass Tournament Dec. 18 and 19 on Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Broaddus, Texas.
For 32 years, Jon Hillmer's father, Bud, was a hunter safety instructor in Sauk County. Hillmer, following in his late father's footsteps, has been helping mentor kids in the outdoors.