Three caught in Buffalo Co. bust ALMA — Three people were arrested Thursday morning at a suspected drug house in the Buffalo County town of Glencoe. Travis D. Brugger, 45, and Chelsie L. Korpal, 33, both of Arcadia, were taken into custody, according to the county sheriff’s office. A 36-year-old man from Dodge also was taken into custody but later released. Brugger faces possible charges of possession of methamphetamine, delivery of meth, maintaining a drug trafficking place,
The earnings gap continued shrinking between full-time working men and women locally and nationwide following the Great Recession, according to new Census Bureau statistics. Comparing median full-time yearly earnings — one measure out of several used to look at the gender pay gap — working women now make about 80 percent of what men do in the U.S., according to the latest estimates. Released earlier this month by the Census Bureau, the data use several years of American Community
Chippewa Valley residents didn’t let bitter cold weather deter them from shopping Tuesday as they sought post-Christmas deals and returned gifts. Many Eau Claire retailers were busy on the day after Christmas despite subzero temperatures throughout the day. Stores offered discounted prices on lots of items in an attempt to move merchandise that didn’t sell in the run-up to Christmas. At Shopko on the city’s southwest side, Eau Claire’s Patti Campbell returned
There are many signs around Eau Claire and the greater Chippewa Valley that 2017 has been an exciting year, and a trip around the city reminds us that 2018 promises to be even better. A good place to start is at the corner of Clairemont Avenue and Craig Road, where Marshfield Clinic is investing tens of millions of dollars to build a new hospital and cancer center. There is debate whether this project is more about market share than patient care, and that Marshfield Clinic’s gain will
Chippewa Valley residents crowded stores Saturday, two days before Christmas, searching for a perfect gift for that special someone, or in some cases, any gift at all. Checkout lines at many stores were busy, with people purchasing everything from electronics to clothing to jewelry as they filled out their holiday shopping lists. “I just had a couple items left to get,” Eau Claire resident Sally Jenkins said as she stood in line amid other shoppers at Target on Eau
On Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther proposed 95 theses in a desire to reform the Church. This year marks the 500th anniversary of that event. In recognition, Catholics, along with Lutherans and other Protestants from throughout the extended Chippewa Valley, came to pray, sing and eat together on Oct. 29, Reformation Sunday. After a year of praying, planning and preparing, six Catholic and six Lutheran members of the Common Prayer Service Committee did not anticipate that close to 900 would attend
Today • Art Industry Roundtable, noon to 1 p.m., Artisan Forge Studios, 1106 Mondovi Road. $15. 715-864-7965. • Max Garland reading, 5 to 6 p.m., Janet Carson Gallery, 316 Eau Claire St. eauclairearts.com. • Christmas carol singalong, 6:30 p.m., Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High St., Chippewa Falls. cvca.net. • “Logging in Wisconsin” book reading, 6:30 p.m., Altoona Public Library, 1303 Lynn Ave. 715-839-5029. • “Old and New Works” artist
Editor’s note: Gimme 5 is a five-question interview about a topic of local interest. Title: Jackie Boos, business partner of Artisan Forge Studios, along with founder Greg Johnson. Talks about: Art Industry Roundtable. When: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday. Where: Artisan Forge Studios, 1106 Mondovi Road. More information: facebook.com/events/1961314510823782/ Is this roundtable the first of its kind that you two have organized? No, and actually, we are guests of Western Dairyland.