The following students from west-central Wisconsin have earned bachelor’s degrees: UW-Stout Mondovi: Mackenzie Edlund, human development and family studies; Chanson Risler, business administration. Nelson: Sarah Vetsch, early childhood education. New Auburn: Rikki Bloom, business administration; Tyler Holten, management. New Richmond: Andrew Bruner, information and communication technology; Alexandra Ciak, environmental science; Jessica Goodpaster, interior design;
Editor’s note: Astronomy Update is published on the third Saturday of the month, is provided by the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society, and is compiled by Lauren Likkel of the UW-Eau Claire department of physics and astronomy. Mars is giving us the best view in years, seen as “the very bright orange star” high in the southeast sky late at night. It is so close to Earth right now that it is brighter than it has been for 15 years. It is also much “bigger,
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CHIPPEWA FALLS — A Bloomer man has been charged with waving a sword and threatening his roommates after smoking methamphetamine. Demetrio A. Jackson, 39, 1508 Main St., was charged recently in Chippewa County Court with recklessly endangering safety, resisting arrest, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct and possessing drug paraphernalia. He has a Tuesday court date. According to the criminal complaint: A person called law enforcement June 8, saying Jackson had punched
MENOMONIE — An Eau Claire man has been charged in Dunn County Court for firing a gun last month in a room at the Menomonie Super 8. Joel G. Kent, 31, 2622 13th St., was charged July 17 with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a firearm while intoxicated. According to the criminal complaint: At 10:34 a.m. June 20, Menomonie police received a report that Kent was making suicidal comments and had a firearm inside a room at Super 8, 1622 Broadway St. N. A SWAT team that
An Eau Claire man is accused of being with a 14-year-old girl runaway for five days. Kyle W. Lane, 24, was charged Friday in Eau Claire County Court with a felony count of interfering with child custody. According to the criminal complaint: A woman contacted Eau Claire police July 9 because her 14-year-old daughter was missing. The girl had been grounded for sneaking out of the house. After she discovered the girl’s jewelry and some of her clothes were missing, the woman assumed her
A downtown Eau Claire bridge will be closed for about two weeks in connection with a city road project. The Lake Street bridge is scheduled to close Wednesday so workers can do utility work tied into the adjacent Graham Avenue road reconstruction project. A detour will lead traffic to the Water Street bridge as a way to cross the Chippewa River in the downtown area, but motorists also could opt for the Madison Street bridge. The city also has plans to rebuild a downtown section of Lake
MENOMONIE — The Dunn County Fair starts Wednesday and continues through Sunday, June 29, at the fairgrounds, 620 17th St. S.E. Attractions include a farm truck and tractor pull at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Red Cedar Speedway races at 7 p.m. Thursday and 7 p.m. Friday, country-rock band Rural Route 5 at 9 p.m. Friday, an NTPA regional national truck and tractor pull at 7 p.m. Saturday, comedy a cappella group the Sound Exchange at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, and a demolition derby at 3 p.m.
HAYWARD — The body of a 75-year-old man from Elm Grove was found Thursday in Chief Lake in Sawyer County. According to information released by the Sawyer County sheriff’s office: The office’s dispatch center received a 911 call at 8:51 p.m. Wednesday reporting an unoccupied boat under power circling on Chief Lake in front of Pat’s Landing on the Chippewa Flowage. The caller believed a male had fallen out of the boat. Deputies, along with a state Department of
DURAND — A 14-year-old girl died Wednesday after sustaining injuries in a utility task vehicle crash in Pepin County. According to information released by Sheriff Joel Wener: The sheriff’s office dispatch center received a call at about 5:54 p.m. Wednesday reporting a UTV crash at W9557 Highway 35 in the town of Pepin. Upon arrival, emergency responders found the UTV went into a fence area and tipped on its side, and they found the girl with life-threatening injuries. The