An Eau Claire man is accused of trying to rob a Canadian truck driver at a town of Union gas station. The man attempted to rob the truck driver with a toy handgun, authorities said. Shane T. Pagel, 22, 2914 Arbutus Drive, was charged Tuesday in Eau Claire County Court with a felony count of attempted armed robbery. A $5,000 cash bail was set for Pagel, who returns to court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing. As a condition of bail, Pagel cannot have contact with Mega Holiday stores.
5 years ago — 2013 Travis Audorff of Chippewa Falls moves up to the professional ranks of watercross, a sport in which drivers modify snowmobiles and compete with them on lakes and ponds. 10 years ago — 2008 Hiring 19 employees to open Eau Claire County’s new jail would cost about $1.3 million in 2010 and result in cuts elsewhere in the county budget. 20 years ago — 1998 Some town of Union businesspeople try to recall three Town Board members over a new zoning law.