Recent snowfall and warmer temperatures are expected to bring the Chippewa River in Eau Claire to within 1.4 feet of flood stage. According to Eau Claire city officials, the river gauge at Grand Avenue was at 7 feet below flood stage at 8 a.m. Monday. Lower sections of the Chippewa River State Trail at the boat landing behind Hobbs Ice Center are currently closed. Lower areas of Owen Park are flooded, and low-lying areas along Riverview Drive will see water later this week, officials said.
Staff at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, 900 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, 2661 Highway I, Chippewa Falls, were notified Tuesday of staff layoffs. A representative associated with the hospitals declined to comment on how many people this affects. According to a statement, the staff reduction is in an effort to operate more efficiently given industry changes. The layoffs are also part of a process to realign leadership in both hospitals. “The
An Eau Claire man will spend a year in prison followed by a year in jail for violating conditions of his probation stemming from three 2017 felony convictions. Eau Claire County Judge William Gabler ordered Cole D. Davis, 20, to spend five years on extended supervision following his release. Davis was fined $2,560 and ordered to pay $9,439 in restitution. As conditions of supervision, Davis cannot drink alcohol, enter taverns or have contact with known drug dealers or users. Davis was
DURAND — Police have identified the man who died in a Monday afternoon fire in Pepin County. Wilbert Poeschel, 78, of Durand died in a fire that burned a small barn, tin outbuilding and a couple acres of grass, according to the Pepin County sheriff’s office. Emergency workers were called at 3:03 p.m. for a fire with possible fatality at N7050 Hayes Road in the town of Lima. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death, the sheriff’s office stated
The Eau Claire location of Ace Hardware, 2618 Birch St., closed on Sunday, according to the business’s Facebook page. The hardware store’s phone number also has an outgoing message stating that “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Eau Claire Ace Hardware will be closing its doors ...” and thanks customers for the past 12 years of patronage. The store is owned by Northland Hardware Co., which also operates Ace stores in Hayward and Ladysmith.
A Minnesota woman is accused of ordering adult-themed merchandise using her ex-boyfriend’s credit card without his approval. Kristin L. Tellander, 48, of Fridley is charged in Eau Claire County Court with a misdemeanor count of fraudulent use of a credit card. Tellander is scheduled to make her initial court appearance on May 17. According to the criminal complaint: A town of Drammen resident contacted authorities July 17 because Tellander, his ex-girlfriend, used his PayPal account
Three people were arrested in connection with a gun threat incident early Saturday morning outside an Eau Claire tavern. According to Eau Claire police: Officers responded to a report of a man waving a gun around outside of Scooter’s, 411 Galloway St., just after 1 a.m. Saturday. Officers learned three men were in Scooter’s when one of them exchanged words with another male bar patron. The verbal exchange continued out into the parking lot and led to a physical fight. As the
A body found in the Chippewa River Sunday afternoon in Pepin County belongs to a man missing since October, Eau Claire police said in a news release. Brenden F. Felton, 26, died of fresh-water drowning and showed no signs of external trauma, according to an autopsy conducted at the medical examiner’s officer in Madison. Felton was reported missing on Oct. 29 by his family after he missed work that morning. Eau Claire police were in contact with Felton on Oct. 28, when he was arrested
CHIPPEWA FALLS — A warrant has been issued for an Eau Claire man who led Chippewa Falls police on a high-speed chase Dec. 12. Dylan J. Corrigan, 30, 628 N. Barstow St., is charged in Chippewa County Court with two counts of second-degree recklessly endangering safety, with each charge carrying a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $25,000 fine. Corrigan also was charged with attempting to flee an officer and obstructing an officer. When Corrigan failed to show up for a court
Eau Claire County Found guilty CASTRO, Andrew A., 19, 3110 Blakeley Ave., possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and maintaining a drug trafficking place Dec. 8, four years probation, $1,036 fine, ordered not to drink alcohol or enter taverns. Record to be expunged upon successful completion of probation. STRASSER, Paul K., 37, 428 Vine St., methamphetamine delivery Oct. 16 and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver Oct. 23, four years probation, $1,036