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Off Beat: Fuzzy Thurston, Tim Krumrie make Super Bowl High School Honor Roll

One was an offensive lineman who garnered glory playing for the Lombardi-era Green Bay Packers, leading the team’s vaunted power sweep running game.

4 days ago
Arts, cultural scene helps attract business

One area of responsibility Mike Schatz has as economic development director for the city of Eau Claire is to attract businesses to the region and retain those already here.

1 week ago
Off Beat: Packers fan carries a piece of team history with autographed football

As a 16-year-old, Dick Freitag didn’t grasp the significance in February 1967 when he was presented with an autographed football for being the top recruiter for his Boy

2 weeks ago
Off Beat: Blood donors sought

Jack Felmlee of Chippewa Falls has been a blood donor for at least 20 years.

3 weeks ago
Thin Ice: Musician strums memories of golden age of country western in Chippewa Valley

The younger observer might marvel at Eau Claire’s recent emergence as a force in the Midwest music scene, with live music returning to local venues and festivals

3 weeks ago