5 years ago — 2013 Menomonie native Jason Church, an Army first lieutenant who lost both legs in an explosion in Afghanistan, earns the 2014 National Collegiate Athletic Association Inspiration Award. 10 years ago — 2008 A recent survey indicates an office vacancy rate of 16.4 percent in downtown Eau Claire. 20 years ago — 1998 The Eau Claire school board ponders pursuing a $9 million technology referendum. 35 years ago — 1983 A fire destroys the chalet at Mount
RICE LAKE — Barron County officials will hold an informational town hall meeting this weekend on methamphetamine use and its implications for the community. The meeting will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Rice Lake Public Library, 2 E. Marshall St. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and state Rep. Romaine Quinn, R-Rice Lake, are special guests at the meeting. In his news release announcing the meeting, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said meth use will soon be the No.
A Rice Lake man is accused of severely beating his girlfriend after she accused him of cheating with another woman. Trevor L. Davis, 29, was charged Thursday in Eau Claire County Court with felony charges of strangulation and suffocation, false imprisonment, aggravated battery and bail jumping, and a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. A $1,000 cash bail was set for Davis, who returns to court at 2 p.m. Tuesday for a preliminary hearing. As conditions of bail, Davis cannot drink alcohol