For some, the Chippewa Valley Air Show means buying a ticket and showing up to the event early to ensure good seats. Others don’t have to go any farther than their front lawn to find the best views. Eau Claire residents living in the neighborhoods near the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport may have been in for a noisy weekend, but they didn’t have to worry about finding a place to park or the cost of tickets for this year’s air show. Surrounding the airport this weekend were
MILWAUKEE — Maikel Franco didn’t know he’d be in Philadelphia’s starting lineup until he arrived at Miller Park. The Milwaukee Brewers likely wish he’d been on the bench. Franco homered and drove in four runs and the Phillies held off Milwaukee’s ninth-inning rally for a 10-9 victory. “We didn’t tell him he was going to be starting,” Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler said. “He worked great at-bats. He punished pitchers when they made
A storm system hitting the region Sunday night brought heavy rain and left 3,000 without power in Altoona and Menomonie. The rain continued throughout the evening, which an Xcel Energy spokeswoman said hindered their restoration process. She said Xcel hoped to have the problem fixed by early this morning. There were reports of wires down and tree limbs falling on wires but no major damage, the Eau Claire Fire Department said.
The Aqua-Expo Dairy Show in Rice Lake began in the mid-1980s as tryouts for Barron County dairy exhibitors hoping to qualify animals for show at the Wisconsin State Fair. More than 30 years later, with changes in state fair registration deadlines, the show no longer serves as the venue for state fair selection, but it continues to be a good place for local dairy exhibitors and their animals to shake the rust off ahead of the summer’s county and state fairs. This year’s Aqua-Expo
After watching North Korean leaders from afar for 65 years, some Korean War veterans from the Chippewa Valley remain skeptical about potential breakthroughs after last week’s summit. To a man, three veterans contacted by the Leader-Telegram expressed wariness about North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and his willingness to give up his country’s nuclear weapons program in exchange for the relief from economic sanctions apparently dangled by President Donald Trump during recent
The smell of fried foods, small children perched on the necks of adults and the roar of jet engines are good indications that it’s time again for the Chippewa Valley Air Show. John Frederickson, a father of two, was at Saturday’s show at Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, the first of two for the weekend, with his wife and kids, one of whom was elevated as he sat atop his dad’s shoulders with a chicken strip in hand. Frederickson’s 3-year-old son, Erik, looked to the
Ty Emberson had to rely on instincts and think quickly on his feet. Good thing he’s well versed in that. It was a pre-draft interview with one of the 20 teams he sat down with last month at the NHL scouting combine in Buffalo for the top 100 players in the world. He had answered all the traditional questions. Why would you make a good fit for our team? Why should we draft you? The ones he expected to answer. But he was also told to prepare for any kind of question.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — The spark for Dan Cooper’s recent wilderness adventure came from an unlikely source: his television. You see, the 69-year-old Chippewa Falls man is hooked on the Discovery Network reality show “Naked and Afraid,” now in its ninth season. The concept for the show is that two strangers — a man and a woman meeting for the first time in the nude — are paired and tasked to survive in some of the world’s most extreme environments
The Wisconsin Supreme Court decided last week that it will not take up a lawsuit that members of an Eau Claire business park filed against the city. On Monday, the high court denied the petition of review that members of Sky Park Industrial Center had filed after appeals court judges sided with the city in March, according to online court records. “We were confident from the outset that the city of Eau Claire acted in accordance with the law and are glad to put an end to this litigation,
When people try to conjure up names of summer holidays, Memorial Day and Independence Day are typically the two that come to mind. But there’s another day worth celebrating that comes about midway between these well-known days: Juneteenth. On June 19, 1865, union soldiers spread the news in Galveston, Texas, that the Civil War was over and slaves were now free people, according to a UW-Eau Claire news release. It is regarded as the day where word of emancipation reached people who had