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Robert J. Domke
TOMAH/PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. ? Robert J. Domke, 59, of Tomah, and formerly of Prairie du Sac died Aug. 31, 2014. Funeral services will be held at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, U…

Netters stay on right side of .500
The Tomah High School girls tennis team continues to straddle the positive side of the .500 mark.

Meaningful second half
When Tomah quarterback Justin Shie busted loose on a 54-yard run in the third quarter, the Tomah sideline erupted in celebration.

Ruth E. Fry
RICHLAND CENTER ? Ruth E. Fry, 81, of Richland Center died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at Our House Memory Care surrounded by her family.

School board meet at Kupper Center
The Tomah School Board will meet tonight (Monday) at 7 p.m. in the Robert Kupper Learning Center.

Letter: Join NARFE to protect federal employees
To all federal retired and active employees: Congress is actively looking at reducing your benefits and making you pay more for what is left.

Letter: Burke's small business background a plus
Twenty years ago, I bought my Trek 730 and started riding it to work and back. I put over 2,000 miles on my Trek bicycle and still use it today. It has quality engineering.

Friends of Mill Bluff to meet in Camp Douglas
Friends of Mill Bluff State Park will meet tonight (Monday) at the American Legion Hall in Camp Douglas at 7 p.m.

Column: Senator confuses debt with insolvency
Do you have a mortgage? A car loan? Student loan? Perhaps some credit card debt?

Momentum loss
Volleyball is a game of momentum, and the Tomah Timberwolves lost it at the wrong time Thursday.


National News
U.S. scouts for Sunni allies on the ground in Iraq

Members of Iraqi security forces are pictured during a patrol looking for militants of the Islamic State on the outskirt HadithaBy Oliver Holmes, Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Jason Szep and Ned Parker BAGHDAD/AMMAN (Reuters) - Unwilling to send U.S. troops back to Iraq, Washington is trying to persuade armed Sunni factions and tribal figures to fight Islamic State militants in an echo of the "Awakening" movement that drove al Qaeda from the country six years ago. "There is a lot of traffic right now,? James Jeffrey, a veteran diplomat who was U.S. ambassador to Iraq from 2010-2012 and maintains close ties to the government in Baghdad. "There were meetings in Arbil. ...

Suicide car bomber kills three foreign troops in Afghan capital

U.S. troops keep watch near a damaged vehicle at the site of suicide attack in KabulBy Mirwais Harooni and Kay Johnson KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber killed at least three foreign troops in an attack on a convoy near the U.S. embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, the NATO-led coalition said, one of the worst attacks on international forces in the Afghan capital in months. The attack near the heavily fortified embassy comes amid a months-long political stalemate and an emboldened insurgency, with a presidential election still unresolved as most foreign combat troops prepare to leave by the end of the year. ...

Russia says 'cynical' U.S. policy pushing world toward new cold war

Russia's PM Medvedev and Speaker of State Duma Sergei Naryshkin walk before Medvedev's address to the lower house of parliament in MoscowMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Parliamentary Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said on Tuesday the "cynical and irresponsible" policy of the United States and its allies is pushing the world to the verge of a new cold war. "The cynical and irresponsible policy of the United States and the those countries that are on its leash is pushing the world to the verge of a new cold war," Naryshkin was quoted as saying by Interfax during a ceremony to open the autumn session of the parliament's lower house, or Duma. (Reporting by Thomas Grove, Editing by Gabriela Baczynska)

Salmond a likely winner whichever way Scots vote on independence

Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond campaigns at Edinburgh Airport, ScotlandBy Angus MacSwan EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Alex Salmond wields no claymore sword and appears only sparingly in a kilt, and yet he has brought Scotland closer to independence than any Scottish warrior since union with England more than 300 years ago. Dressed typically in a business suit, the Scottish National Party leader has used guile, charm and persistence over many years to build a movement for independence. This campaign reaches its climax on Thursday when Scots vote in a referendum on whether to stay part of the United Kingdom or to break away. ...

Iran supreme leader spurns U.S. overture to fight Islamic State

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters check the direction before launching rockets towards Zummar, controlled by Islamic State (IS), near MosulBy Jason Szep and Mehrdad Balali PARIS/DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader said on Monday he had personally rejected an offer from the United States for talks to fight Islamic State, an apparent blow to Washington's efforts to build a military coalition to fight militants in both Iraq and Syria. World powers meeting in Paris on Monday gave public backing to military action to fight Islamic State fighters in Iraq. France sent jets on a reconnaissance mission to Iraq, a step toward becoming the first ally to join the U.S.-led air campaign there. ...

Qatar rejects accusation it sent weapons to Libya

Libya's PM Abdullah al-Thinni speaks to reporters in Abu DhabiDOHA (Reuters) - Qatar has denied an accusation by Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni that it sent three military aircraft loaded with weapons to a Tripoli airport controlled by an armed opposition group. In a statement to Qatar's news agency (QNA), Assistant Foreign Minister for Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi described the allegation as misleading and unfounded. "The policy of the State of Qatar is based on clear and consistent foundations: mutual respect and non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries," said the statement on Monday evening. ...

Top Asian News at 7:00 a.m. GMT
BEIJING (AP) ? A typhoon struck China's southernmost island of Hainan on Tuesday, forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights as it headed northwest toward Vietnam. About 90,000 people in southern China were evacuated from high-risk areas ahead of Typhoon Kalmaegi, China's official Xinhua News Agency said. But the typhoon's course was giving only a glancing blow to southern China as the storm headed toward northern Vietnam, where it was expected to make landfall Tuesday night.

AIBA recognizes Boxing India ahead of Asian Games

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2012 file photo, India's London Olympic bronze medal winner in boxing M.C. Mary Kom speaks at an event celebrating her victory, in Bangalore, India. The cricket-crazy country of India has been improving in Olympic sports due to more exposure in international competition. When it comes to the Asian Games, Mary Kom is among the leading contenders. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)INCHEON, South Korea (AP) ? Indian boxers will be allowed to participate at the Asian Games under their national flag after the sport's amateur world governing body gave provisional recognition to a new national federation.

Your Top Plays for Today

The Los Angeles Angels celebrate their team's 8-1 win against the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

Alibaba investors beware: History not on your side
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is about to launch what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever. Yet anyone who expects to get rich from buying into China's high-growth story will be betting against history.

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