HAYWARD — An 88-year-old Menomonie man died on Thursday in the town of Winter after drowning in the Flambeau River, according to the Sawyer County sheriff’s office. Officials aren’t yet releasing the man’s name pending family notification. According to a release from the Sawyer County sheriff’s office: At 8:52 p.m., authorities received a report of an 88-year-old man missing from a cabin on Schmidt Road near the river. Authorities found the man deceased in the
An Eau Claire woman is accused of smashing the windows of three of her co-worker’s cars. Jeanette D.L. Kolpien, 19, 1825 Peterson Ave., is charged in Eau Claire County Court with a felony count of criminal damage to property and a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. According to the criminal complaint: Police were called to Eby-Brown office warehouse, 2516 Prospect Drive, at 12:42 a.m. Monday regarding damage Kolpien did to three vehicles in the parking lot. Kolpien became
An Eau Claire man is accused of physically assaulting a 13-year-old girl at an Eau Claire park. Heath A. Gullikson, 41, 738 Hobart St., is charged in Eau Claire County Court with a felony count of physical abuse of a child and a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. A $2,500 signature bond was set for Gullikson, who returns to court June 28. As conditions of bond, Gullikson cannot drink alcohol, enter taverns or have contact with children in Walter Park. According to the criminal
Authorities are looking for information concerning an Amish man’s horse that was shot while grazing in a field near Augusta. According to the Eau Claire County sheriff’s office: The man said the horse was shot Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. A veterinarian found several BBs under the horse’s skin, suggesting the animal was shot with a shotgun. The veterinarian said it will take a few weeks to determine whether the horse will survive the injuries. The horse was grazing
An Eau Claire man will spend one year in prison for, among other things, spitting at a police officer. Brandon G. Kunz, 27, pleaded no contest recently in Eau Claire County Court to a felony count of throwing or discharging bodily fluid at a public safety worker, two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and a misdemeanor count of retail theft. Judge William Gabler ordered Kunz to spend 15 months on extended supervision following his release from prison. Kunz was fined $1,847. As
GENEALOGY: The Chippewa County Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Historical/Genealogical Society Center, 123 Allen St., Chippewa Falls. The speaker will be Dennis Mickesh, a retired surveyor, who will explain how to read plat books and land records. The meeting is open to the public. The genealogical library will be open before and after the meeting for people to browse its resources. • • • HIGHGROUND VISIT: Hannah Kim, an advocate for Korean
The following students from west-central Wisconsin have been named to the dean’s list: St. Norbert College, De Pere Melrose: Jacey Young. New Richmond: Anna Denucci. Rice Lake: Riley Crotteau. Peyton Stanley:McCauley.
The following students from west-central Wisconsin have earned bachelor’s degrees: UW-Milwaukee Eau Claire: Kelsey Tolar, Grace Tomasi. Elk Mound: Nounee Yang. Hudson: Ashley Hickey, Adam Husby. Neillsville: Shauna O’Keefe. Trinity International University, Deerfield, Ill. Elk Mound: Nathan Quilling, management. Maiden Rock: Kristina Bloomdahl, children’s ministries. Bellin College, Green Bay Eau Claire: Alicia Halverson, nursing; Claudia Schwartz, nursing.
An Eau Claire man will spend one year in jail for sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl. Daniel A. Mueller, 41, 1707 Goff Ave., was sentenced recently in Eau Claire County Court to a felony count of second-degree sexual assault of a child. Judge Michael Schumacher placed Mueller on 10 years of probation and fined him $505. As conditions of probation, Mueller cannot have contact with children without his agent’s approval or be present where children congregate. He must comply with
An Eau Claire woman has the chance to avoid a criminal conviction for neglecting two dogs living at a vacated house. Erin L. Lewis, 34, 3323 Seymour Road, pleaded guilty recently in Eau Claire County Court to misdemeanor counts of mistreating animals and intentionally or negligently failing to provide proper animal shelter sanitation standards. As part of a two-year deferred agreement with prosecutors, the criminal charges will be amended to two non-criminal forfeiture violations of