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,
A Fall Creek man will spend 60 days in jail for attempting to arrange a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old girl. The girl was actually an adult undercover police officer, authorities say. Jarad J. Bischoff, 35, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Eau Claire County Court to felony counts of possession of child pornography, child enticement and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. On the last two charges, Judge Michael Schumacher placed Bischoff on three years of probation. As conditions of
Less than a minute into the game, Eau Claire Regis found itself trailing a quality opponent by a touchdown. If the Ramblers were concerned they didn’t show it. Two long touchdown runs and another score by the end of the quarter put them well ahead and two big plays in the second period had them on their way to a 42-7 Cloverbelt Conference win over rival Fall Creek Thursday night at Carson Park. “We couldn’t have had a worse start,” Regis coach Bryant Brenner said.
A 51-year-old Eau Claire man will spend six years in prison for burglarizing four churches in Eau Claire and one church in Fall Creek in November 2016. Timothy L. McClarron, pleaded guilty recently in Eau Claire County Court to two felony counts of burglary. Judge Michael Schumacher ordered McClarron to spend six years on extended supervision following his release from prison. McClarron was fined $1,722 and must pay $4,479 in restitution. As conditions of probation, McClarron cannot contact
A Fall Creek man will spend three years on probation for exposing his two young children to significant methamphetamine useat his former Eau Claire residence. Kodie E. Leikness, 26, pleaded no contest Wednesday in Eau Claire County Court to a felony count of neglecting a child and a misdemeanor count of neglecting a child. A misdemeanor count of bail jumping was dismissed. As conditions of probation, reserve Judge Howard Cameron ordered Leikness to undergo a drug and alcohol assessment and
The Fall Creek man accused of fatally shooting his sister and her boyfriend last fall and then burying their bodies on his property is asking to have his jury trial delayed until 2019. Wayne W. Price, 47, 800 S. Rockie Road, filed a motion this month in Eau Claire County Court seeking a delay in the trial for evidentiary reasons. Price is charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, two counts of hiding a corpse and one count of second-degree recklessly endangering safety.
An Eau Claire man will be sentenced Oct. 24 for his role in numerous storage unit burglaries and residential thefts in Eau Claire, Altoona and Fall Creek. Bradley J. Barnum, 37, pleaded no contest recently in Eau Claire County Court to five felony counts of burglary. He also pleaded no contest to two unrelated felony counts of bail jumping and burglary. Thirteen additional burglary counts were dismissed but may be considered at sentencing. A pre-sentence investigation by the state Department
Fall Creek’s Marcus Cline announced on his Twitter account that he had verbally committed to play college baseball at NCAA Division I UW-Milwaukee. Cline was a first-team Western Cloverbelt pick last year and was an honorable mention All-District player in Division 3.