Author Archives: Rick Thomas

Saturday COVID-19 Numbers in WI: Second Highest One Day Case Total

Saturday COVID-19 Numbers in WI: Second Highest One Day Case Total

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 1,062 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday afternoon. The results, a 24-hour snapshot, mark the second-highest one-day case total. In 23 of the last 25 days the state has reported over 700 new cases, a mark it had eclipsed only once before. Saturday’s data release covers 14,858 tests,…Read more »

Brewers Home Opener Postponed Due to COVID-19

Brewers Home Opener Postponed Due to COVID-19

The Milwaukee Brewers home opener scheduled for today has been postponed. The game will be played as part of a doubleheader on Sunday. Saturday’s game between the two teams will remain as scheduled for 6:10 PM. UPDATE (10:55 AM): The Brewers have released the following statement: “Major League Baseball announced that Friday’s Cardinals-Brewers game at…Read more »

No Warhawks Football: Four WI College Conferences Cancel or Postpone Fall Sports

No Warhawks Football: Four WI College Conferences Cancel or Postpone Fall Sports

The coronavirus pandemic is taking down NCAA Division Three football for all Wisconsin teams including UW-Whitewater.  Four conferences made the announcement Monday that they were either canceling or postponing all fall sports. The leagues making it official were the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, the Northern Athletic Collegiate Conference, the Midwest Conference and the College Conference…Read more »

It’s Happening: Brewers 2020 Season Starts Today

It’s Happening: Brewers 2020 Season Starts Today

When Kyle Hendricks finally throws that first pitch to Lorenzo Cain a little after 6:10 PM, the long wait for the 2020 Milwaukee Brewers baseball season will finally be over. The only fans present will be across the street from Wrigley Field on rooftops. More than four months after spring training was canceled, Major League Baseball…Read more »

Blue-And-Gold “World Series” Starts Today

Blue-And-Gold “World Series” Starts Today

It’s World Series time.  Sort of.  The Milwaukee Brewers will begin a series of intra-squad games starting today at Miller Park.  They are being called the Blue-and-Gold World Series and will be streamed on the team’s website (mlb.com/brewers). It’s not just for the players. Bona fide Major League umpires will call balls and strikes. Brewers…Read more »

Big Ten Scraps Non-conference Football: No Badgers-Irish Game

Big Ten Scraps Non-conference Football: No Badgers-Irish Game

The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play non-conference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a Power 5 conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. The move means the UW Badgers will no longer play Notre Dame at Lambeau Field in October. The conference cited…Read more »

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 »

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 »