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Fish Study

UW-Eau Claire biology students Bryan Tarchinski, left, and Cameron Kissinger netted fish in a fish identification class this week at Half Moon Beach in Eau Claire. The class netted largemouth bass, northern pike, crappie and different types of sunfish.

Dean's List 6/8/19

The following students from west-central Wisconsin have been named to the dean’s list:

UW-La Crosse

Greenwood: Paetyn Schmitz.

Hammond: Ryan Christensen, Abigail Edelman, Gabby Hanson, Frank Holter, Nicholas Weber.

Houlton: Adam Kaye.

Hudson: Elise Anderson, Grace Augustin, Dayna Ball, Averi Caswell, Ryan Dunn, Adam Dux, Katelyn Ellstrom, Lucy Fashingbauer, Mara Fredrich, Emma Gannon, Samuel Glade, Ashley Hall, Alex Jantz, Devon Krumrei, Holly LeBrun, Cole Little, Cheyanne Massie, Sawyer Massie, Kaitlyn McKenzie, Konnor Merchak, Madeline Nelson, Lauren Petersen, Joseph Potter, Trevor Quade, Stephan Richards, Gabrielle Rossini, Madeline Roth, Julia Schultz, Samantha Stroozas, Marina Tingblad, Joshua Weseli, Quinn Zacharias.

Independence: Anna Bragger, Tessa Bragger.

Jim Falls: Mitchell Stelter.

Knapp: Kyle Baker.

Ladysmith: Jared Dieckman.

Loyal: Paige Colby, Vanessa Hebert, Karlie Kiel, Bailey Parker, Hannah Schreiner.

Melrose: Atlanta Stanton.

Menomonie: Brookelyn Bauer, Braden Busch, Austin Coss, Inga Erickson, Alexis Hermann, Hannah Jensen, Jenna Metzger, Becca Nelson, Alexa Peterson, Zoe Stelter, Lexie Weghorn.

Merrillan: Kylee Casper, Lydia LaCost.

Mondovi: Carly Buchholz, Daniel Gruber.

Neillsville: Krista Rueth, Mindy Schoengarth.

New Richmond: Signe Aspengren, Kaitlynn Belisle, Victoria Fox, Mikayla Gefeke, Katie Zeller.

Osseo: Cody Carlstrom, Harleigh Gearing, Fern Hall, Michaela Peterson, Jarvis Rongstad, Katie Severson, Kelsey Skoyen, Skye Volk.

Owen: Joshuah Kakes.

Plum City: Alexandra Radle.

Prescott: Weston Bartsch, Annika Carlson, Michael Harris, Katelyn Miller, Ty Sanford, Rebecca Shirley, Mari Sommer.

Rice Lake: Tyler Bennett, Tia Demers, Marc Rademaker.

River Falls: Jacqueline Balsiger, Samuel Burns, Katherine Drewiske, Keiko Engel, Sid Freeman, Abby Harrington, Jacob Hartmon, Sonja Kelly, Neil Lenneman, Kaitlyn Levi, Kellie Maier, Luke Murphy, Reid Plackner, Ella Smith.

Roberts: Benjamin Dumont, Ella Scott, Trenten Smith.

Somerset: Olivia Bull, Rayna Sauers.

Spring Valley: Hunter Charles, Carley Laffin, Cassandra Quinn, Katy Schreiber.

Stanley: Carley Chwala, Megan Goodman.

Stockholm: Logan Carroll.

Strum: Tatum Everson, Taylor Everson, Kate Kensmoe.

Taylor: Bradley Elvaker.

Trempealeau: Jasmine Kratt, Whitney Nichols.

Wheeler: Erika Brantner.

Whitehall: Madeline Moen.

Willard: Morgan Hauge.

North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D.

Altoona: Erica Becker.

Bay City: Cameron Koplin.

Beldenville: Phoebe Ellis.

Chippewa Falls: Chase Morris.

Eau Claire: Tyler Arrington, Dawson Eilts, Philip Reim, Kaija Rizzo, Brooke Rothamer, Tyler Wessels.

Ellsworth: Anna Olson, Samuel Stuhl.

Glenwood City: Isabelle Hudson.

Hammond: Colin Schulte.

Houlton: Morgan Griffin.

Hudson: Zachary Biederman, Alexis Cavalier, Reed Junco, Kyle Schultz, Mackenzie Schultz, Anthony Soukup, John Spaight, Rachel Werner.

New Richmond: Kaitlyn Johnson, Brittany Silver.

Prescott: Peter Brookshaw, Jessica Grones.

River Falls: Katee Belisle, Tori Belisle, Megan Brown, Brianna Connor, Jaydon Simonson.

Roberts: Jared Tilton.

Somerset: Anna Rybacki.

Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Mich.

Chippewa Falls: Eric Ottevaere.

Eau Claire: Sam Byrne.

Houlton: Riley Dolan, Nick Yanta.

Hudson: Erin Berglund, Cody Blauwkamp, Nate Broetzman, Nick Janssen, Noah Zins.

Osseo: Elaina Krings.

River Falls: Josh Langlois.

Somerset: Cally Meixner.

Around Town Briefs 6/8/19

FILL THE BOOT: Eau Claire Fire Department Local 487 is showing its continued support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association as its members kick off the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign.

Continuing a 65-year tradition, more than 90 firefighters will be heading out into the community with boots in hand asking pedestrians, motorists, customers and passersby to made a donation to MDA.

From 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, firefighters will be at Mega Holiday stations at 539 Water St., 2302 E. Clairemont Ave., 2806 Golf Road, 2943 Western Ave., 4304 Jeffers Road and 2230 Birch St.

”We are thrilled to be working with the Eau Claire firefighters for another year of Fill the Boot to help provide the funds needed to find treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility,” said MDA Executive Director Gina Olson.

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THRIFT SALE: The annual Cook-Rutledge Mansion thrift sale will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 15.

The mansion, located at 505 W. Grand Ave., Chippewa Falls, is still accepting donations of items to be sold.

Donations should include furniture, household items and antiques.

Electronics and clothing will not be accepted for sale.

Contact the Cook-Rutledge Mansion at 715-723-7181 for more information.

The mansion is open for tours at 2 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays in June, July and August.

A guided tour costs $10 for adults and $1 for children under age 13.

In addition to regular tours, the mansion is available for weddings, receptions, parties, dinners and meetings throughout the year.

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FUNDRAISER: A fundraising event for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16, at Papa John’s, 913 S. Hastings Way.

The event includes live music, games, food, drawings and door prizes.

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FIRE EXTINGUISHERS: The Augusta Memorial Public Library, 113 N. Stone St., Augusta, is hosting a free fire extinguisher training on Tuesday, June 18.

The hands-on training will be in the parking lot behind the library. The public is invited to visit between 5 and 7 p.m. for the opportunity to practice using an extinguisher.

The training is suitable for families, employees and seniors.

The event is sponsored by the Augusta-Bridge Creek Fire Department.

For more information, visit, call 715-286-2077, or send an email to aulib@augusta

From staff reports

Staff photo by Steve Kinderman  

Colorful project

Adults color pieces of a Patricia Hawkenson coloring book image during last weekend’s Taste of the Valley at Phoenix Park. The sections were placed on a 4-foot by 6-foot canvas that was created at the event.