ELK MOUND — Elk Mound came into Friday’s playoff game against Stanley-Boyd rolling, having won seven straight along with a Dunn-St. Croix Conference title. Although come playoff time throw the records away right? In the end, Mounders running back Brady Redwine had just as easy of a time disposing of the Stanley-Boyd defense, scoring five touchdowns and carrying the ball for 334 yards as Elk Mound won 41-23 to advance to Level 2 of the Division 5 playoffs. Elk Mound started
MADISON — Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tony Evers both delivered well-rehearsed, sharp attack lines on hot topics in the governor’s race Friday night in their first of two debates. Walker and Evers, the state schools superintendent, are locked in a tight battle for governor with the election just over two weeks away. Takeaways from the debate hosted by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association: Credibility Both Walker and Evers addressed the issue of their
A former Eau Claire fire station may soon become the new home of the local community TV station. Valley Media Works is the front-runner in offers the City Council will consider Tuesday for the old station No. 10 at North Hastings Way and Birch Street. “We’d kind of like to make this a centerpiece of the community and something that people can make mixed use out of,” said Chris Schlicher, secretary of Valley Media’s board of directors. The organization’s plans
CHIPPEWA FALLS — State Rep. Rob Summerfield, R-Bloomer, believes Wisconsin is headed in the right direction, and he deserves to be re-elected to the Assembly. Democratic challenger Wren Keturi sees the need for a change. She faces an uphill challenge in a district that hasn’t elected a Democrat to the Legislature in more than 20 years. “Last session, we made great improvements by investing record funding in K-12 education, expanding broadband and helping make health insurance
An Eau Claire man is accused of beating his female roommate, breaking three bones in her back. The man showed no remorse toward the woman, police said. Max P. Wucherpfennig, 27, was charged Friday in Eau Claire County Court with two felony counts of substantial battery and a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. A $500 cash bail was set for Wucherpfennig, who returns to court Nov. 29. As a condition of bail, Wucherpfennig cannot have contact with the woman or her residence.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — A La Crosse woman accused of downloading images of child pornography with her ex-boyfriend has been sentenced to 18 months in a mental institution. In September, Kari J. Alton, 34, pleaded guilty but not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect in Chippewa County Court to three counts of using a computer crime to possess data; she was originally charged with six counts of possessing child pornography. Judge Steve Cray signed a conditional release agreement this week
It all started with a dollhouse-like wooden box filled with free books in a Hudson man’s front yard in 2009. Designed as a miniature one-room schoolhouse sitting on a post, Todd Bol meant for the box to be a tribute to his mother, a teacher and book lover. He encouraged neighbors to “take a book, share a book.” Slowly but surely that “Little Free Library,” as Bol named it, ballooned into a movement that spread across Wisconsin, then nationwide and eventually
“Welcome to the Dog House.” It is painted in big blue letters, when you enter the Eau Claire North west gym. Thursday night, however, was less than a welcoming party for the Wisconsin Rapids volleyball team. A few points into the match and it was no secret whose house it was. North defeated the Red Raiders 25-17, 25-12 and 25-10 on Thursday’s regional semifinal matchup, sending the Huskies through to Saturday’s regional finals. The Huskies claimed an early lead over
In the midst of a society that sometimes feels as if it has been taken over by fake news and disinformation, it doesn’t mean that Americans should become cynical about journalism, a critically acclaimed author and poet told an audience Thursday night at UW-Eau Claire. “We should be skeptical, check our facts and think about everything but not necessarily be cynical,” Kevin Young said during his speech titled “The Rise of Hoaxes and Fake News” as the kickoff to
With the help of 100 community volunteers, officers conducted a “routine search for articles of evidentiary value” in Barron on Thursday, trying to find information that could assist in locating 13-year-old Jayme Closs. “We thank the volunteers for their efforts, as the search efforts are still underway,” Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said in a statement Thursday afternoon. “As of the time of this release, nothing of evidentiary value has been recovered.