CADOTT — It had to come down to the wire. In a meet featuring three different conference championship teams, who would step out on the wire and make the difference was an unknown. Wednesday’s WIAA Division 3 boys golf regional at Whispering Pines featured Dunn-St. Croix champs Spring Valley, Dairyland champ Eleva-Strum and Cloverbelt champ Osseo-Fairchild. In the end it was the Thunder, led by lone senior Colin Sumner, bringing home the regional title and advancing to
HONOLULU— Blue flames from burning methane are the latest natural phenomena being seen at the eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. Nighttime photos released Wednesday by the U.S. Geological Survey show the flames spouting from cracks in the pavement in the Leilani Estates neighborhood where the volcano has been gushing lava on the big island of Hawaii for the past three weeks. The volcano produces methane when hot lava buries and burns plants and trees. “The methane gas
ATLANTA — Stand or stay out of sight. Looking to quell a national debate that was sparked by Colin Kaepernick, stoked by President Donald Trump and some say chipped away at the very popularity of America’s game, NFL owners approved a new policy Wednesday that allows players to protest during the national anthem by staying in the locker room but forbids them from sitting or taking a knee if they’re on the field. Commissioner Roger Goodell called it a compromise aimed at
NEW YORK — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump is violating the First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter because of their political views. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan stopped short in her written decision of ordering Trump or a subordinate to stop the practice of blocking critics from viewing his Twitter account, saying it was enough to point out that it was unconstitutional. “A declaratory judgment should be sufficient,
WASHINGTON — Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers. The Food and Drug Administration said gels and creams with the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. The agency has been warning about the products for a decade but said reports of illnesses
NEW YORK — Why do people have such big brains? Some researchers asked a really powerful brain — a computer — and got back a surprising answer. In relation to body size, our brains are huge, about six times larger than one would expect from other mammals. And this 3-pound organ sucks up fully 20 percent of the body’s energy needs. Evolutionary theory says to build and maintain something that costly, there must have been a very good reason. But what is it? Did our
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.
Being an urgent care physician, Dr. Laurie Peterson makes sure to pay attention to the weather, and the forecast for the holiday weekend has her a bit concerned. “Early in the season like this, when people are enjoying summer for the first time … they forget what summer is like and aren’t always prepared,” said Peterson, who practices at the Marshfield Clinic-Lake Hallie Center. And the forecast “very warm temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a