When Bilhenry Walker first saw the property surrounding First Presbyterian Church a little more than two years ago, he said, “There needs to be a garden here,” recalled his wife, Kathryn Reid Walker, pastor of the Eau Claire church. But it would take some time for the idea to sprout after the couple first planted the seed, and it did this spring when a garden was planted east of the church. So far, about 250 pounds of produce, including eggplant, tomatoes and zucchini, have been
The vibrant red, orange and yellow leaves of Wisconsin’s autumn color show are not far away. According to Colleen Matula, a forest silviculturist and ecologist with the state Department of Natural Resources, those in the Chippewa Valley can expect peak fall colors to begin anytime from next week to mid-October. Travel Wisconsin’s interactive Fall Color Report says Eau Claire County is seeing about 15 percent coloration, with an expected peak in the third week of October.
As November’s midterm elections fast approach, about 35,900 Eau Claire voters are registered — only about 60 percent of all eligible voters in Eau Claire, according to Eau Claire City Clerk Carrie Riepl. To Carol Craig, that number isn’t high enough — no matter your political party or what you think of the current political climate, every person of voting age should be prepared to head to the polls Nov. 6, she said. “The importance of democracy has never
Editor’s note: Gimme 5 is a five-question interview on a topic of local interest. Who: Liz Brodke, downtown communication and promotions coordinator for the Economic Development Division of the city of Eau Claire. Talks about: The 30th annual International Fall Festival. Details: Downtown Eau Claire’s largest and oldest festival will run from 11 a.
IOWA CITY, Iowa — With their season seemingly on the line in late September, Wisconsin showed that the Big Ten West will likely run through Madison yet again. Alex Hornibrook threw a 17-yard TD pass to A.J. Taylor with 57 seconds left and the 18th-ranked Badgers bounced back from last week's loss by rallying past Iowa 28-17 on Saturday night. Jonathan Taylor had 113 yards rushing and Alec Ingold ran for a 33-yard score with 22 seconds left for the Badgers (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten). They also
‘We did it!” With those three words, Jason Jon Anderson, executive director of Pablo Center at the Confluence, kicked off a celebration of the seven years of effort that made Saturday’s grand opening of the $60 million downtown arts center possible. The ceremony was full of pomp and circumstance, with a long list of speakers expressing their thanks to the community leaders, workers, donors, dreamers and residents who made it happen, followed by a trumpet fanfare and rousing
Encouraged to speak out on gun safety by residents, the Eau Claire City Council will vote on sending a message to officials in Madison and Washington, D.C. A Monday night hearing will give the public the chance to speak about the topic before the council takes a vote Tuesday afternoon on a resolution suggesting several policies that state or federal lawmakers could enact. “We feel that in order to respond to what a lot of folks in Eau Claire are feeling, perhaps the City Council can
Sharing a love of cars, especially the Model A Ford, Bob Baker and five friends decided to form a club in summer 1968. They submitted their charter request to the Model A Restorers Club, and the group received a letter dated Aug. 29, 1968, approving the “Chippewa Valley A’s” as a regional chapter of MARC. “Back then, everybody had a Model A in their families,” said Baker, who still owns two — one a 1929 model and the other a 1930 model. “It was a
HUDSON — With its back to the ropes, a young Menomonie team turned to two of its elder statesmen to get the job done when it mattered most. On fourth-and-goal with the game on the line against Hudson, Menomonie senior quarterback Jake Ebert fired a pass to fellow senior Sam Zbornik from the eight-yard line. The 6-foot-5 receiver leaped, and managed to snag the ball despite being snared in the arms of two Raider defenders to secure the game-winning touchdown with 2:48 left in the game.
NEILLSVILLE — The wind speaks when it blows across the ridge through clusters of wind chimes inscribed with 1,244 names of those from Wisconsin who died or are missing in action in the Vietnam War. Tears are shed daily. Most are symbolic and flow over and through a fountain. Others well in the eyes of those who come here to remember, pray and heal. There are no tanks, Jeeps, helicopters, artillery guns or other mechanisms of war, save for a few bronze rifles that have been incorporated