CHIPPEWA FALLS — Things are starting to come together for the Menomonie soccer team. On Tuesday, the Mustangs decided to put their improvements on display. Menomonie, powered by standout set pieces and strong one-two play at the top of its formation, defeated Chippewa Falls 3-1 in Big Rivers play at Dorais Field. The Mustangs got goals from three different players and generally solid defensive performance. “The guys are playing really hard right now,” Menomonie coach Meagan
Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire Memorial have been meeting since 1895. Nothing in one of the state’s longest rivalries can match Friday night’s epic struggle at Carson Park. Matt Pomietlo ran 25 yards for a touchdown in a second overtime and then plunged over for the 2-point conversion to cap a wild-scoring 67-65 victory. Memorial followed with a touchdown on Bryson Johnson’s 12-yard toss to Jack Piper but a pass into the end zone in an attempt to tie the game could not be
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Mike and Barb Tzanakis moved to Chippewa Falls in 1996 from Pittsburgh when Mike was transferred to the Johnson Matthey (now TTM Technologies) facility to be project manager. They really didn’t expect to stay long. “I thought it would be a three-year run,” Mike Tzanakis said. “But here we are, 22 years later.” The Tzanakises fell in love with the Chippewa Valley. Barb joined the Chippewa Valley Family YMCA, serving on some
5 years ago — 2013 Carlos Santana, Shirley MacLaine, Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock and Martina Arroyo earn Kennedy Center Honors for their contributions to the arts. 10 years ago — 2008 Susan Burka and her cousin, Jennifer Ulwelling, help rescue an 88-year-old woman from a vehicle near Oakwood Mall just before it burst into flames. 20 years ago — 1998 Two men selling hot dogs from a portable stand on Water Street raise the ire of the merchants association. 35 years ago
5 years ago — 2013 Altoona officials announce that Janesville-based Woodman’s Food Market reached a tentative agreement with Access Commercial Real Estate to buy and develop the 40-acre parcel in the southwest quadrant of River Prairie, a development on the north side of Altoona along U.S. 53. 10 years ago — 2008 Darcy Fields cruises to victory in the Republican primary in the 93rd Assembly District to set up a challenge to Democratic incumbent Jeff Smith. 20 years ago
Editor’s note: Gimme 5 is a five-question interview on a topic of local interest. • • • Miranda Mahr Title: Programs director at the Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce. Talks about: Oktoberfest. • • • Can you give me a brief rundown of the event? Oktoberfest is a three-day celebration of authentic German cuisine, music, dress and much more. This event is fun for all ages, complete with kids inflatables, games and entertainment.
Editor’s note: The weekly “Thumbs Up-Thumbs Down” editorial offers opinions on highs and lows in the news during the past week. Thumbs up: Chippewa Falls is a progressive community when it comes to the issue of homelessness. The City Council gave approval this week for two more small homeless shelters — tiny homes — that will be installed at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, according to a report by the Leader-Telegram’s Chris Vetter. With the new
The following bankruptcies were filed during June in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Western District of Wisconsin. Chapter 7 Liquidation of a debtor’s property and distribution of the proceeds to creditors. Altoona: James M. Klika. Baldwin: Phillip R. Jacobson, Susan K. Wichman. Barron: Deanna M. Shireman. Black River Falls: Michael V. and Beverly J. Bettencourt. Blair: Tyler M. and MacKenzie E. Prudlick. Bloomer: Scott W. and Valerie L. Herrick. Bruce: Donna M. Olesiak.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Two more small homeless shelters known as tiny homes will be going up in Chippewa Falls. The Chippewa Falls City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to allow Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1300 Mansfield St. on the city’s West Hill, to place up to two tiny homes on its property. Mike Cohoon, pastor at Landmark Christian Church in Lake Hallie, has led the effort to place the tiny homes in the community. Cohoon told the council they’ve had success in
CHIPPEWA FALLS — It was a surprising and unlikely meeting for a father and son in the Chippewa Valley. The two men have been co-workers at Rock Solid Transport in Chippewa Falls for two years but never knew they were related. Nathan Boos was adopted at birth and did not know anything about his biological parents. His adoptive parents knew who they were but never discussed it because Boos never asked. Recently Boos’ adoptive mother noticed he was Facebook friends with co-worker Bob