recent offbeat stories
Twenty years ago Jana and Pat Hughes dealt with every parent’s worst nightmare: the death of a child.
Tim Brudnicki stared intently at the partially finished structure in front of him, thought for a moment as he envisioned the next step building it, then said quietly “I
The countdown has begun.
Lucas Solie of Altoona might have returned from fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, but the war continues inside him.
Silver-white translucent puffs of air hovered above the Chippewa River in downtown Eau Claire Friday, forming a beautiful blanket of fog above the water’s surface
Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays.
It’s an encounter that’s often awkward at best, confrontational at worst. Two deer hunters, strangers, meet in a parking area on public hunting land in the frigid,
On a recent night at Eric and Ashleigh Partlow’s home in Altoona, multiple vehicles drove by slowly to take in the outdoor Christmas magic.
Standing amid tables packed with chatting customers and waitresses hurriedly rushing to serve them, Mark Smith talked amicably with one patron of his restaurant. Then, a
Katy Stevens has been a high school teacher, marketing professional and stay-at-home mother of three.
Not wanting people to have to choose between feeding themselves or their pets, two area organizations have teamed up to collect pet food and cat litter, which will be donated
Cody Matthes wanted the proposal to his girlfriend to be a memorable one.
It was an intriguing invitation. A local writer’s group was gathering to read and discuss their latest assignment: Compose your own obituary. Would someone from the
Never mind the fact that they’re too young to vote. Fifth-grade students in teacher Vance Mead’s class at Northwoods Elementary School are learning plenty about
Sara Martinek considers herself lucky.