ALTOONA — Students who are bullied online report feeling less safe at school than those who are bullied while actually on school grounds, a researcher on cyberbullying said. This is a statistic that initially perplexed Justin Patchin, a UW-Eau Claire professor of criminal justice and co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center. You’d think a child would feel less safe at school if that is the very space he or she is being bullied in, he recalled reasoning to himself. So
Severe thunderstorms rolling through west-central Wisconsin Thursday night damaged one area school and felled numerous trees. The storm damaged Spring Valley’s middle and high school building at 7:45 p.m. According to a message posted late Thursday on Spring Valley school district’s Facebook page by high school-middle school principal Gretchen Cipriano, numerous school and community events — including a varsity volleyball match between Spring Valley and
ALTOONA — Construction began Wednesday on a road that connects much of Altoona to its public elementary school. The four-block section of Bartlett Avenue/Highway KB, between Third Street East and Walden Court, is expected to be under construction until the end of October, according to a news release from the city. That section of road will remain open to homes and businesses there, but thru traffic — including those going to Altoona Elementary School — is
Four Eau Claire area road projects scheduled for 2021 are among dozens across Wisconsin that could be delayed or altered after regional planning officials learned recently that funding for those projects was reduced for unexplained reasons. Cost sharing of the reconstruction of Fairfax Street in Eau Claire and Altoona, Highway T in northwestern Eau Claire County, Jeffers Road on Eau Claire’s northwest side and Elm Street in Chippewa Falls will be short by about $1 million combined,
ALTOONA — The Altoona volleyball team found itself in the same situation three times on Thursday. And three times, the Rails got hot to pull off the improbable. Altoona rallied from deficits late in every set on its way to a hard-fought 3-0 win over Western Cloverbelt rival Fall Creek. The Railroaders scored the final four points of both the first and second sets to go ahead 2-0, and won the final five of the third to win the match. Every set was decided by three points or less: 25-22,
The 2.4-mile swim during Sunday’s Ironman Wisconsin in Madison went well for Heather Peterson, but almost immediately after she hopped onto her bike to embark on a 112-mile ride she felt stabbing pain in her left hamstring and groin. Peterson, 42, was no stranger to the pain of training. The three-sport athlete while at Altoona High School who was a basketball standout and later played at UW-Stout had completed her first Ironman event in Madison the previous year. But her leg
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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.
ALTOONA — Like every other late August just before the start of another school year, Altoona school district teachers returned to class last week, meeting and prepping for the return of their students. But this school year, which begins today, isn’t like all the rest. Teachers and the district’s other staff said they are returning to a more hopeful, positive environment after last school year erupted in controversy that brought the district many unwanted media