Sunday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2012 --- 8:05 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Governor Scott Walker says in this weekend's Republican radio address that it's time to make tough decisions to deal with the nation's economic struggles. Walker was tapped to deliver the national address yesterday, less than two weeks after he became the first governor in U.S. history to withstand a recall election.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Twenty-three-year-old Katherine Ann Gorman of Onalaska has captured the Miss Wisconsin 2012 crown. The Miss Wisconsin Pageant said Gorman, who entered as Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest, bested 22 other women for the title at Oshkosh West High School's Civil Auditorium. She was crowned last night by Miss Wisconsin 2011, Raeanna Johnson of Holmen. This was the 50th year anniversary of the state pageant being held in Oshkosh.

(Information in the following story is from: La Crosse Tribune,

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Educators at a La Crosse elementary school are considering plans for a year-round academic calendar. School officials at Hamilton Early Learning Center will provide an update tomorrow on plans to shorten the summer break to six weeks. The rest of the proposed year would alternate between nine weeks of school and three weeks of down-time.

TOWN OF BELLE PLAINE, Wis. (AP) — Shawano County deputies investigating a report of a foul odor emanating from a barn say they found 24 dead cattle inside. A 50-year-old Shawano man has been arrested on tentative charges of animal neglect following the incident on Friday.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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