The numbers from the National Association of Sports Officials speak volumes: About 80 percent of young officials quit after just two years and more than 75 percent of high school officials say "adult behavior" is the main reason for getting out.

A veterans tribute trail that will start construction this summer in downtown Eau Claire will include the roles that minority groups and women played in U.S. armed forces.

It was only about three weeks ago when a co-worker and I were discussing how this winter was pretty uneventful and easy to handle.

The Grammy-winning band Bon Iver, fronted by Eau Claire native Justin Vernon, will be visiting the Milwaukee lakefront this summer.

Why throw out something that you might want later when you have seemingly unlimited storage?

I’ve heard many people assert this myth before, but to set the record straight — no, you can’t get arrested for drunken driving while on a bicycle in Wisconsin.

Have you ever noticed how photos and stories about autumn leaf raking always seem to portray an idyllic setting with loving parents and their sweet little ones frolicking in a big pile of dried leaves?

The best part about being a reporter, in my opinion, is listening to people’s stories and then having the privilege of sharing those stories with the rest of the world — hopefully making an impact on at least a person or two.

Jack Nicklaus is renowned for winning six Masters titles. The same goes for Roger Federer and his eight Wimbledon championships and Tom Brady and the five Super Bowl rings he has earned with the New England Patriots.

The storm currently ravaging the East Coast brought memories of a childhood vacation long ago to South Carolina.

West-central Wisconsin has plenty to do on weekends, so my wife and I try to take advantage of what the region has to offer when we can.

This summer, I watched as employees at the Eau Claire County Courthouse removed photos of judges from the walls on the court floor, repainted and started putting pictures back up.

The lush, green rolling hills and winding roads south of Mondovi seemed unfamiliar at first, but the farther I traveled on this late July afternoon, the more I recalled them.

CHIPPEWA FALLS – On any given day all summer long, I’ll drive by 1125 W. River Street in Chippewa Falls and see a large camper parked at a public dumping station alongside the road, unloading its raw sewage into a large pipe.

I walked into the optometrist’s office for my annual eye appointment recently and the counter worker gave me his familiar greeting, “Hey, it’s the guy who names his kids after 1960s quarterbacks.”