5 years ago — 2012 A hacker steals an estimated $150,000 from the Stanley-Boyd school district, diverting two weeks of payroll funds. 10 years ago — 2007 Opponents of a proposed sand mine in Dunn County say the project is planned in the wrong place at the wrong time. 20 years ago — 1997 Mega Foods says it is affiliating its two grocery stores with Pick ’N Save. 35 years ago — 1982 Federal grants will enable 1,670 jobless residents to receive job training.
MENOMONIE — Two Eau Claire men face burglary charges in Dunn County after authorities say the duo stole items, including an autographed Michael Jordan basketball jersey, from a home abandoned after a fire. Michael A. Tenney, 33, and Ryan J. Weiss, 38, both of 428 Vine St., Unit 2, have been arrested on a probation hold and are in the Eau Claire County Jail. Charges of burglary to a dwelling have been forwarded to the Dunn County district attorney. According to the Dunn County
Two Eau Claire men face burglary charges in Dunn County after authorities say the duo stole items, including an autographed Michael Jordan basketball jersey, from a home abandoned after a fire. Michael A. Tenney, 33, and Ryan J. Weiss, 38, both of whom reside at 428 Vine St., No. 2, Eau Claire, have been arrested on a probation hold and are being held in the Eau Claire County Jail, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the Dunn County sheriff’s office. Charges of burglary to a
MENOMONIE — A 1913 fairy tale about the origin of a natural wonder near Menomonie, along with new artwork by a UW-Stout artist, is the subject of a book to be published by the Dunn County Historical Society. “The Devil’s Punch Bowl” was written by Isabelle Waterman, then a Menomonie High School student, for the school literary magazine The Menomite. For the new book of the same title, Erik Evensen, a UW-Stout assistant professor in the department of design,
MENOMONIE — A civil lawsuit has been filed against Dunn County, the sheriff’s office and a former jailer who sexually assaulted an inmate in March 2016. The inmate and victim, identified in the suit as Rachel Slabey of Menomonie, also filed the personal injury suit against Sheriff Dennis Smith, jail Capt. Brenda LaForte and three correctional officers noted as John Doe subjects. The suit, filed Wednesday in Dunn County, seeks a jury trial. No court dates have been set. Ryan
MENOMONIE — Rachel Bonitz of Menomonie looks at a ball of yarn and sees the possibilities. She envisions hats, mittens, scarves, baby booties and blankets that could help keep people warm during the cold winter ahead. Bonitz started Rachel’s Hats for Hope Initiative: Wisconsin on Aug. 1. It is part of the nationwide Emily’s Hats for Hope Initiative. In 2011, then 17-year-old Emily Kubin of Morristown, N.J., realized she could help the homeless and the working poor in her
MENOMONIE — The Dunn County tax rate will drop by about 21 cents in 2018, largely because of increased valuation in the county, under the budget approved by the Dunn County Board Tuesday. The 2018 tax rate is $7.36 per $1,000 equalized assessment compared to $7.57 in 2017. The total county 2018 budget is $79.8 million, up 1.9 percent from the 2017 budget of $78.4 million. The County Board adopted the budget unanimously. Equalized value will increase just over 3 percent in 2018 to
MENOMONIE — Two former roommates have been charged in Dunn County with possessing child pornography. Todd V. Leary, 40, currently in custody at the Chippewa County Jail, and Jonathan D. Stromley, 41, 1326 Knapp St., Menomonie, have each been charged with felony possession of child pornography on Oct. 18. Stromley has been charged as a repeater. Leary also faces two counts of felony bail jumping. Stromley also is charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and
MENOMONIE — A 29-year-old Spring Valley man pleaded no contest Monday to a felony charge stemming from him sending a Facebook message of his private parts to a 16-year-old girl. Dunn County Judge Rod Smeltzer found Cory A. Mandelkow, formerly of Knapp, guilty of exposing a child to harmful materials Feb. 2-3, 2016. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered. Sentencing is scheduled Jan. 2. During a plea hearing Monday, assistant district attorney Andrew Maki said the prosecution planned
MENOMONIE – Lucy Weidner of Menomonie believes she bought the first two tickets for singer-songwriter Judy Collins, who will perform Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, when they went on sale at the beginning of July. “I love her music,” Weidner said. “I love the quality of her voice. I love the message she brings in the lyrics she sings. She is not intimidated by her age to continue to perform.” Collins and Weidner are both 77 years old.