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MILWAUKEE - The Pentagon has confirmed the death of a Milwaukee Marine in Afghanistan -- but officials did not shed any new light on how he died. His family has said that 19-year-old Lance Corporal Jeremiah Collins died on Saturday. The Pentagon said it happened while he was supporting combat operations in the province of Helmond. The Defense Department said the death re
MINNEAPOLIS -- "Shut down the shutdown" was the cry as furloughed federal workers rallied at the federal courthouse in Minneapolis this morning. Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison (DFL-Minneapolis) says a clean budget resolution will pass the U.S.
GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says he's still getting information about Clay Matthews' reported broken thumb in yesterday's win over Detroit. The coach told reporters today that Matthews has a medical appointment, and there's nothing to announce yet. McCarthy said he hoped it's not a season-ending injury, but he'll have to get a number of opinions before he could make a conclusion. The coach said all thumb injuries are different -- and while Matthews might be able to play with a protective club, it's not known yet.
GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers will try to even their record at 2-2 this afternoon, when they host the Detroit Lions. Detroit has slowly improved in the past three years, after going 0-16 in 2009. This season, the Lions have made waves -- and not just because they added rejuvenated running back Reggie Bush. Detroit has two new defensive ends -- Ziggy Ansah and Willie Young. Ansah, a first-round rookie, replaced veteran Kyle Vanden Bosch. Young is a
PRESCOTT - A successful 2013 Homecoming at Prescott High School was conlcuded with shutout win by the PHS football team Friday evening which clinched its second straight playoff berth. It was halftime of that game the Homecoming King was crowned and that was Tate Nahorniak.
FALL CREEK - Plum City High School's volleyball team finished with a 2-3 record at the Fall Creek Invitational Saturday. The Blue Devils recorded wins over Eleva-Strum 25-7 and 25-14 and they also beat Augusta 25-15, 25-5. But they lost to Cameron 18-25, 17-25; Chippewa Falls McDonnell 20-25, 15-25 and to the host Crickets, 5-25 and 21-25. The tournament put Plum City's overall record at 10-15. PC's next match is at Elk Mound Tuesday.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (SportsNetwork.com) - Fitzgerald Toussaint carried 17 times for 78 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead No. 19 Michigan to a 42-13 win over Minnesota and claim its sixth straight Little Brown Jug. The Wolverines have now beaten the Gophers, who were without head coach Jerry Kill after he suffered a seizure early Saturday morning, in 22 of the last 23 meetings in this historic rivalry.
ENDEAVOR - A tornado touched down early last evening in parts of Marquette County in south-central Wisconsin. The county's emergency management department reports a three-mile stretch of damage in the Endeavor and Packwaukee areas. The National Weather Service said a roof partially collapsed. Siding was ripped off a building. A tree fell on a car and a house. And farm buildings were leaning. Officials said there was debris on roadways close to Interstate-39 near the exits at Highways 23-and-82. There were no reports of injuries.&
ELMWOOD - Homecoming festivities for Elmwood High School were celebrated this week, capped off successfully with EPC's 29-14 football game win over Lake Holcombe/Cornell. But win or lose on the gridiron, perhaps the biggest victory Friday was raining holding off so the annual Homecoming pararde and watermelon took place. This year's Homecoming court consisted of freshmen Alexis Peterson and Sam Hoyt; sophomores Addie Morrell and Hogan Kernstock; juniors Kaitlyn Lee and Mazz Sparreager; seniors Ally Zaborske and Mark Anderson and Homecoming King D.J. Wheeler and Queen Tessa Olson.
Both Spring Valley and Elmwood/Plum City's prep football teams improved their playoff positions with conference wins Friday evening. Valley went to Hammond and stuffed St. Croix Central 25-7. The win improves SV's record to 5-2 overall and 3-2 in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference. A win in next's week's non-conference match-up vs. Spectrum, Minn. should clinch a bid for the Cardinals even if they finish no worse than 3-3 in the D-SC. Valley's last two ballgames vs.