Author: Kaitlyn Riley

When life gives you a 6,280-gallon silo, make cottage cheese. Westby Cooperative Creamery announced Thursday it will be giving its silo on Main Street a facelift to resemble a giant cottage cheese container. The creamery said it pays homage to the area’s dairy heritage and designation as “The Cottage Cheese Capital of Wisconsin.” “With 13 […]

As if we needed an excuse to eat anything frozen with heat index values near 100, July is National Ice Cream Month, so why not?! There are plenty of delicious national holidays to bring daily flavor inspiration from National Strawberry Sundae Day (July 7), to National Peach Ice Cream Day (July 17), National Hot Fudge […]

The show will go on in Allamakee County. The northeast Iowa fair is set for July 8-12. While there will be livestock shows, food, and entertainment, the 2020 celebration will look much different than in years past. “Safety is our number one priority,” Extension County Youth Coordinator Morgan Bjerke said. “Making sure that we are […]

Celebrating the final day of June Dairy Month and jumping into July’s National Ice Cream Month, Chaseburg Farmers Union Co-op gave thanks to farmers and the community Tuesday with dairy delicious treats. Firing up the grill, Brad Robson was on sandwich quality control cooking grilled cheeses bought from Vernon County Dairy Youth to help fund […]

Coming together from opposite sides of the country, brothers Cameron and Brandon Olson created a business plan to bring solar energy options to La Crosse. Olson Solar Energy started in 2017 with a few jobs in southwest Wisconsin. There were no other solar companies in the area, so the market made sense. In 2019, they […]

Friday morning, the Country Boom Team made the difficult announcement on KQ98 to postpone the 2020 celebration until 2021. “We would love nothing more than to enjoy a weekend of country music and cold beer with each of you. The community and our great team work 365 days a year to plan for three magical […]

The re-scheduled Summerfest that was set for Sept. 3-19 in Milwaukee is officially canceled. The Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. Board of Directors made that decision Thursday because of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding large gatherings because of COVID-19. “It is our honor to be responsible for such a storied tradition,” Don Smiley, President & CEO of […]

Jumping into a good cause, hundreds of people visited Black River Beach Saturday for the 22nd Annual Polar Plunge in La Crosse. Nearly 400 people pre-registered to take the plunge, raising $60,000 before the event even started, according to Kerry Gloede, a Polar Plunge committee member. She noted the warm weather may have inspired even […]

Making a bang in the community while helping youth and veterans get their dream buck, KQ98 Cares and Morrie’s Volkswagen La Crosse donated $500 to the Rutting Ridge Foundation. “This community is just rich with charity and good people, and we need to keep exposing that,” Ryan Riste of Morries said. Rutting Ridge started in […]

Iowa State Patrol Officer Jared Rude of Decorah has been unresponsive in the ICU since falling in his home Dec. 7. Rude was airlifted to La Crosse where is wife and children anxiously wait for good news. The State Patrol is selling t-shirts with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to Jared’s Recovery Fund […]


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