Facing the vehicle of a fleeing suspect coming at them, two area police officers fired shots at the man Aug. 31 out of concern for their safety and that of others. “When you’re out there doing your job, you never know what you’re going to be facing,” said Eau Claire police Lt. Derek Thomas, a 19-year law enforcement veteran. Knowing that, the Rev. Brian Jazdzewski, the new pastor at Sacred Heart of Jesus-St. Patrick Catholic Church, wanted to do something to recognize
Though my family typically prefers to vacation in national parks and places known for their scenic beauty, this year we chose a completely different route. We decided to tackle the urban jungle. So more than 40 years after my last trip to New York City, I recently took a family vacation to the nation’s largest city. We admired the Statue of Liberty, researched ancestors at Ellis Island, took the elevator to the top of Rockefeller Center, laughed and cried at Broadway shows,
5 years ago — 2013 A ceremony nears in Chippewa Falls to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S. 10 years ago — 2008 After years of discussions, Hobbs Ice Center renovations could become part of the 2009 city budget. 20 years ago — 1998 Office Depot says it will open a store soon at the former Best Buy location in Eau Claire. 35 years ago — 1983 The ceiling of the Altoona Middle and High School band room is found to be made of asbestos.