Author Archives: Rick Thomas

Storm Damage Estimates Expected to Take Some Time

Storm Damage Estimates Expected to Take Some Time

Officials in southern Wisconsin says it may take some time to determine how much damage Monday’s round of severe weather did. The storms that ripped through yesterday afternoon were part of a derecho bringing 90 mile-an-hour winds to the state. Tornado warnings were issued for areas near Janesville and Kenosha.  Officials have received many reports…Read more »

Report: Big Ten Will Cancel Football Season

Report: Big Ten Will Cancel Football Season

The Big Ten is close to postponing the football season from fall to spring semester because of the pandemic, with an announcement expected in coming days, according to multiple news outlets. Big Ten chancellors and presidents met Sunday for a second consecutive day, according to reports, and there also was a meeting of the Power…Read more »

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 »