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Transfer agreement between schools reached

Chippewa Valley Technical College and UW-Stout have reached an agreement in which CVTC liberal arts students seeking to transfer to the university will be guaranteed

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Professor dedicated to serving students

MENOMONIE — Professor Phil McGuirk was in his element in February when the Club Managers Association of America kicked off its annual conference in Orlando.

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UW-Eau Claire student dig into history

When UW-Eau Claire faculty and geography students joined an international research team that located a tunnel prisoners used to escape from the Nazis in Lithuania during the

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Significant milestones occur in 2017 at several Wisconsin locations

Birthdays and anniversaries generate fanfare, especially when the number of years ends with a zero. 

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Age in place: A Baby Boomer’s guide to empty nesting

A large number of baby boomers are reaching the point where their children have grown up and moved out of the house. 

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Daisy lives up to its name

The Daisy house design with its brick and wood face, and covered pillar porch reflects the characteristics of its namesake.

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Around the House 3/25/17

AMAZING EAU CLAIRE CLEANUP: 

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Poor maintenance is expensive

In the past few weeks, I have come across many items that were damaged due to poor maintenance and now must be replaced.

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Green celebration: Nature comes alive with return of spring season

Now that spring has arrived via our calendars, myriad celebrations can be counted upon to confirm this season.

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Field Notes 3/24/17

Group holds annual banquet

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New crossbow drawing rave reviews

SUPERIOR — Neal Kregamaki peered intently through the sights of a freshly assembled Ravin crossbow. Kregamaki, of South Superior, works at the Ravin manufacturing

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Health Matters 3/22/17

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Team registration for the 2017 Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival in Eau Claire ends Friday, March 31. The festival, sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System

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Making the Rounds 3/22/17

NEW POST: Physician assistant Erica Gyorfi recently joined the Orthodpedic Center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

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Get Moving 3/22/17

The following events are planned:

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Meetings & More 3/22/17

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Home health aides: Wage hikes could deepen shortage

WEST CHAZY, N.Y. — Only 17 snowy miles from the Canadian border, Katie Bushey’s most basic needs are met by traveling health aides who come into her home to

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Food Inspections 3/20/17

Editor’s note: The Eau Claire City-County Health Department checks area licensed food establishments, including restaurants and food retailers. The Leader-Telegram

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Students learn ag skills

Stanley-Boyd High School senior Kaylee Bourget pulled a long plastic sleeve over her arm and prepared to reach deep inside a bovine reproduction system to examine the ovaries.

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Combined sciences paid off on Ecuador trip

MENOMONIE — If Damien Adamski hadn’t come to fully appreciate the “applied” aspect of his applied social science major at UW-Stout, he did by late

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Solar heater project could have big impact

When Kim Pierson began teaching a new class about renewable energies, he used some inexpensive materials he found at a local store to build a small model of a solar thermal

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Great Lakes shipwrecks could be highlighted if Wisconsin becomes a National Marine Sanctuary

Deep below the surface of Lake Michigan, dozens of known shipwrecks stay intact because of isolated locations, frigid water and a lack of salt to erode what has sunk.

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Around the House 3/18/17

ORGANIC SOILS FOR LAWN AND GARDEN: The Eau Claire Area Master Gardener Association will welcome Gordy Petschow from Midwest Environmental Consultants for a presentation

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Keep Out: Take steps to deter burglars from targeting your home

A home burglary occurs every 15 seconds in the U.S., but the burglary average arrest rate is only 13 percent. 

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Greener grass: Some companies go eco-friendly with lawn mowers

SAN JOSE, Calif. —With spring coming up, it’s time to think about getting that lawn back into shape. And now there’s a greener way to do it.

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Hanging on to winter

This is a magical time, a period when we can enjoy the better parts of two seasons, at least a portion of what we’re leaving behind and what is coming this spring.

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Health Matters 3/15/17

COLON HEALTH: Visitors to the Wisconsin Sports Show in Eau Claire from Friday to Sunday at the Chippewa Valley Conference Center, 5150 Old Mill Plaza, can learn about colon

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Meetings and More 3/15/17

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Health officials: ‘Know your risk’

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Neonatologist Gurvir Khurana had only read about it in textbooks. Seeing it in real life has been a shock: baby after baby born severely anemic, lungs

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Making the Rounds 3/15/17

PROGRAM RETIREMENT: Dr. Dennis Breen, a family practice physician, has retired from the UW Health Family Medicine Residency Program, where he served as a faculty member and

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UW-Stout grads find employment

MENOMONIE — For the third year in a row, an increased number of UW-Stout graduates were working within six months of leaving campus, Chancellor Bob Meyer announced

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Ecuador trip changes student’s view

Why do the liberal arts matter? Ask Hailey Nelson, a UW-Eau Claire communication sciences and disorders major who spent three weeks in January studying geography and

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CVTC Manufacturing Show showcases opportunities, technology

Cole Hill knows what he wants to do in a future career. 

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A whirlwind tour of New Mexico proves enchanting

Having traveled through much of the American Southwest, from the golden California coast to the red deserts and majestic forests of Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Colorado, I had

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Around the House 3/11/17

OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES SEMINAR: The Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association is presenting a seminar on outdoor living spaces at 6 p.m. Tuesday at its offices, 4319 Jeffers

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Religion Notes 3/11/17

WRITERS GUILD: The Western Wisconsin Christian Writers Guild invites writers to its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bethesda Lutheran Brethren Church, 123 W. Hamilton Ave.

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Food and Faith 3/11/17

FISH FRY: The St. Olaf Men’s Club will hold an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Father Agnew Parish Center, 2407 North Lane.

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Priest: Forgiveness brings healing, joy

It was a simple human interaction, and yet it was not easy to do. I said, “I am sorry; I hope you will forgive me.” I could have been more direct and said,

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The possibility of ordaining men

BERLIN — Pope Francis says the church must study whether it’s possible to ordain married men to minister in remote communities facing priest shortages.

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Field Notes 3/10/17

Outdoor licenses now available

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Health Matters 3/8/17

CAMP WABI: Registration is open for Camp Wabi, a summer camp for kids entering sixth through 10th grades who struggle with their weight. 

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First patient has TAVR surgery

Eighty-seven-year-old Charles Kaeding of Augusta has faced his share of health issues through the years, including battling prostate cancer and sustaining hip and knee

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Meetings and More 3/8/17

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Get Moving 3/8/17

The following event is planned:

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Making the Rounds 3/8/17

PROMOTIONS: Three colleagues have been promoted to director level and have taken on expanded responsibilities at HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals.

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Food inspections 3/6/17

Editor’s note:The Eau Claire City-County Health Department checks area licensed food establishments, including restaurants and food retailers. The Leader-Telegram

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Couple’s presidential signature collection brings American history to life

LADUE, Mo. — It’s a recreation room with a presidential touch.

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Put Your Best Fork Forward this month

Each year during March the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has a National Nutrition Month campaign. This year’s theme is Put Your Best Fork Forward. 

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Events around campus

Event’s focus on water quality

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Time spent in Ecuador alters outlooks of UW-Eau Claire students

Can the actions of one UW-Eau Claire student make an impact globally? Brian Kraegenbrink thinks so.

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