Monday, May 28, 2018

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Front Page — published: 5/27/2018

Memorial Day parades and ceremonies planned in area

The Chippewa Valley is observing Memorial Day with parades and ceremonies today and Monday. The Memorial Day parade on Monday in Eau Claire will follow its traditional route, starting at Wilson Park on Barstow Street, continuing on Lake Street and


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Front Page — published: 5/26/2018

Up, Up, Ouch: Tariffs on lumber imports are pushing cost of new-home construction sharply upward in Chippewa Valley

Just as the homebuilding industry is revving up for summer, tariffs imposed on lumber imports are helping to send housing construction costs through the yet-to-be-completed roofs. Duties averaging more than 20 percent on Canadian shipments of


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Sports — published: 5/26/2018

Prep softball: Varsho’s go-ahead double in the sixth lifts Altoona to repeat regional title

ALTOONA — Home runs have been a much-used tool for the Altoona offense this year. But when freshman Averie Varsho stepped up to the plate in the sixth inning with the go-ahead run on second base against Elk Mound on Friday, she had something


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Offbeat - Julian Emerson — published: 5/26/2018

Senior class prank in Cumberland causes news explosion

The voicemail message on Ritchie Narges’ phone was an indication of things to come.  Narges, principal of Cumberland High School, stopped by his office shortly before 10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, on the way home from watching a game


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Front Page — published: 5/26/2018

A cut and conversation at Norm’s Barber Shop in Glenwood City

GLENWOOD CITY — If there’s one thing Bud Jancoski knows, it’s that when he stops by Norm’s Barber Shop, the coffee will always be on and the conversation will be easy. He also knows that owner Norm Hagen, 86, will trim his


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