Eau Claire Memorial answered a few questions in Friday night’s season opener. The Old Abes can throw the ball. They have a 100-yard running back. And they can play defense. After dominating play early, they were able to hold off La Crosse Logan in the final minutes for a 20-14 win on a hot night at Carson Park. “I’m so happy for the kids,” Memorial coach Mike Sinz said. “They played with a ton of effort and competed all four quarters. “I didn’t know
Tax cuts delivered in December were a win for the nation’s companies, but the economy is being held back by tariffs pushed by the Trump administration, a leader for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce told Eau Claire area business leaders. John Kirchner, the U.S. chamber’s manager of congressional and public affairs for the Midwest, began his presentation Friday morning at the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce building on South Farwell Street by lauding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
A report from the Wisconsin Association of School Boards that reviewed an incident with the Stanley-Boyd school district’s lunch program was released this week, indicating some mistakes made by the district, but also showing that some people accusing school officials of improper actions were lying. In April, the school district made a goal of having all students’ lunch accounts be balanced; the negative balances district-wide totaled about $900. Most of the accounts that
For longer than nearly all Eau Claire residents have been alive, the iconic State Theatre’s marquee has lit up downtown’s Eau Claire Street, welcoming people in to vaudeville shows, movies and, over the past three decades, live theater. On Tuesday, the doors of the State will close to the public for the final time, at least in its current state. Eau Claire Regional Arts Council board of directors vice president William Wallo said the building is still for sale. Though they have had
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Tim Proue of Chippewa Falls held the hands of his 3-year-old grandson and 2-year-old granddaughter as they entered the Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show Friday afternoon in Chippewa Falls. Proue had a simple reason for attending the event. “The kids want to see big trucks,” Proue said. “We want to have the kids enjoy themselves.” This is the second year the truck show has been at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, after being in the Chippewa
An Eau Claire man is accused of attempting to arrange a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl. The “girl” the man was communicating with was a male undercover police officer, authorities said. Luis A. Guevara, 27, 609 Mead St., was charged Friday in Eau Claire County Court with felony counts of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, attempted sexual assault of a child under age 16 and child enticement. Guevara is free on a $5,000 signature bond, which prohibits him
If Eau Claire North never sees Johnny Davis again, it will be too soon. The rangy La Crosse Central quarterback ran and passed for 368 yards and all seven touchdowns in a 45-8 win over the Huskies Thursday night at Carson Park. “They’ve got some spectacular athletes and Davis is one of them,” said Andy Jarzynski making his debut as the North coach. The 6-4, 185-pound junior led the Red Raiders to a 39-0 halftime lead and left late in the third period with the score 45-0.
MENOMONIE — Two residents have collected more than 100 signatures in a petition to halt flight training operations from Menomonie’s airport because of what they call excessive noise. Anita and Steve Hakes began canvassing on Menomonie’s east side more than a month ago. “We don’t want to be driven out of our house,” Steve Hakes said. Both have lived in their house on 24th Street for 32 years. Steve Hakes said the excessive flight training noise from small
CHIPPEWA FALLS — A Cornell man who assaulted a man in his home in 2016 — and also beat up a girlfriend in a separate incident — was sentenced Thursday to 6½ years in prison, along with eight years of extended supervision. Dustin G. Sachsenmaier, 35, 112 S. Second St., pleaded no contest in April in Chippewa County Court to substantial battery-intent to cause bodily harm, possession of a firearm by a felon, strangulation and suffocation, and bail jumping. Judge Steve
Micon Cinemas is holding a fundraiser for the Mark and Peggy Halvorsen family at 7 p.m. Thursday at its Chippewa Falls location at 475 Chippewa Mall Drive in conjunction with the release of the film “Beautifully Broken.” Since 2008, the Halvorsens have been trying to adopt a child from Liberia, facing many obstacles along the way. The West African country halted adoptions for an extended period of time, and one of the little boys the family intended to adopt, Habakkuk, died of