Eau Claire County is slated to set $20,000 aside for startup costs leading up to hosting Farm Technology Days in 2020. The County Board will vote during its 7 p.m. Tuesday meeting at the courthouse, 721 Oxford Ave., about allocating the money from its contingency fund. The county wants to tap its contingency fund because the money was not allocated by any departments in the 2018 budget. That contingency fund hasn’t yet been used this year and has $300,000 in it. The County Board
LAKE HALLIE — The 12th annual Stampede Stampin’ and Scrappin’ Expo is 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the Eagles Club, 2588 Hallie Road. The event will feature exhibitors and demonstrations. Admission is $4. Visit facebook.com/stampedeexpo/ for more information.
OSSEO — Ron Anderson, Dean Berry and Debbi Anderson are hosting a self-defense seminar today from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Super 8 hotel, 50663 Oak Grove Road. The seminar is centered on Ron Anderson’s book, “Stop an Attack.” Call 580-231-0878 for more information.
A male was arrested Thursday in connection with Monday’s robbery of the Holiday gas station, 6123 Truax Blvd., town of Union. According to information released by the sheriff’s office: The male was taken into custody Thursday afternoon without incident and with the assistance of the Eau Claire Police Department. Once he was arrested, a search of his residence in rural Eau Claire County was conducted and additional evidence linking him to the robbery was found. The robbery was
CHIPPEWA FALLS – A Stanley woman has been charged with four counts of child neglect after authorities found her one-year-old son naked and wandering outside her home last June. Inside the house, authorities say they found garbage piled on counters, old food sitting out, pet feces on the floor, and missing window panes. Tezarah M. Hoeppner, 29, 117 W. 4th Ave, was charged with the four misdemeanors this week in Chippewa County Court. She will appear in court March 27. According to the
Air travelers are now asked to remove tablet computers and other electronics larger than a cellphone from their carry-on luggage so they can be scanned separately at the security checkpoint at Eau Claire’s airport. Transportation Security Administration officials started using the new procedures earlier this month in a limited basis at Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, but will require all passengers to comply on April 1, according to a news release from the airport. The security rule
Campus work resumes over break Construction of outdoor classrooms, new pathways and updated utility lines on UW-Eau Claire’s lower campus will resume next week. Work on the Garfield Avenue corridor project slowed down during the current academic year but will resume while students are away on spring break. Trees will be cut down to accommodate underground utility work and concrete panels will be installed to form an outdoor student lounge next week, according to a post on the
The following students from west-central Wisconsin have earned advanced degrees: UW-Stout Barron: Elsa Pedersen, master of operations and supply management. Colfax: Jason Miller, master of risk control; Lacey Sikora, master of school counseling. Eau Claire: Katie Anderson, master of school counseling; Samantha Behnke, master of school counseling; Reide Bibeau, master of clinical mental health counseling; Amanda Cowan, master of clinical mental health counseling; Katherine Hultman, master of
The following students from west-central Wisconsin have earned bachelor’s degrees: UW-Eau Claire Plum City: Ashley Longsdorf, nursing. Rice Lake: Steven Ackerson, nursing; Courtney Blechinger, criminal justice; Jason Dahlberg, information systems; Hope Dexter, nursing; Sierra Freid, kinesiology; Spencer Golden, accounting; Madeline Mitchell, psychology; Bailey Smith, marketing; Kathy Xiong, elementary education. River Falls: Dominic Domeyer, music; Nichole Ullom, accounting and
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. During the 1950s and 1960s, the United States and Soviet Union vigorously raced to outpace each other in order to get to the moon. While there was a lot of history that was made during this time, one 108-minute space flight etched a permanent place in