Editor’s note: Gimme 5 is a five-question interview on a topic of local interest.
THORP — Horses have been a family business for decades for Lazy S Shires owners Bernie and Colene Stuttgen. The Stuttgens said their business combined two of their greatest passions: their family and their horses.
Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in the November issue of Buckshot the Magazine, available on newsstands throughout the Chippewa Valley.
Tonight will be like any other Monday night since the beginning of October in Barron County: Countless homes, bars and restaurants will have all of their TVs tuned into NBC at 7 p.m. to cheer on one of their own competing on “The Voice.”
A city of Eau Claire order to demolish a home at 2509 Peebles St. before the end of this year has prompted pushback from the family of the house’s former owner.
Changes Eau Claire homeowners will see on the bottom line of their tax bills next month will be due in large part to “for sale” signs that popped up in their neighborhoods in recent years.
The dull gray of woodlands in November was once again dotted with blaze orange Saturday for opening day of Wisconsin’s nine-day gun deer season.
The everyday products used for “huffing” seem so ordinary, but their abuse can lead to consequences that are extraordinarily tragic.
UW-River Falls women’s hockey didn’t exactly get even with UW-Eau Claire, but it’ll take it.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor kept pounding away on his thick, strong legs Saturday.
Finding himself on “kind of a dogleg hole,” Ken Bell wanted to hit his golf ball as hard as he could.
The Eau Claire school board at its Monday night meeting is scheduled to approve plans for listening sessions regarding potential plans to redraw elementary school boundaries.
Two games into the season, UW-Eau Claire women’s basketball is already dealing with both injury and illness.
HUDSON — Several people with insight into a bizarre shooting death case 25 years ago say it’s time to have a man charged in criminal court.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Shortly after Madalyn Zwiefelhofer arrived at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire on Nov. 3, doctors asked the 10-year-old girl basic questions about if she knew her name and where she was. Zwiefelhofer had survived a crash that left four people dead.
A shift in independent voters toward Democrats took away the consistent, comfortable margins of victory Republican Gov. Scott Walker enjoyed in his prior elections and gave Tony Evers the narrow win last week, according to a polling expert.
A bill that would remove endangered-species protections for gray wolves in the Lower 48 states narrowly was passed Friday by the House of Represenatives.
The newly hired Eau Claire economic development manager said his diverse background in business and economic development, along with experience addressing some of the same economic issues the city faces, should serve him well in his new job.
Arianna Lott flipped through a pile of gratitude journals Thursday, showing off the colorful covers and stories inside the booklets.
An emaciated 2-year old doe that died from chronic wasting disease this spring in the Eau Claire County town of Brunswick has state biologists wondering if it was an isolated case or if CWD is more common among deer in the region.
SEATTLE — After a shaky beginning, Russell Wilson got hot in the fourth quarter and kept the Seattle Seahawks in the middle of the NFC playoff race.
A house on Eau Claire’s north side that has been home to all sorts of illegal activities in recent years has been declared unfit for human habitation after inspections revealed ongoing problems with garbage, animal feces and other issues at the property deemed a danger to human health and safety.
State Department of Natural Resources officials are investigating reports of illegal deer poaching in Eau Claire County just days out from Wisconsin’s gun deer season opener.
The Chippewa Valley Free Clinic, which provides free medical services in the Chippewa Valley to those who cannot afford it, on Dec. 4 will open its newly renovated home at 1030 Oak Ridge Drive.
A 27-year-old Eau Claire man is accused of repeatedly harming an Eau Claire woman.
In kicking off the Christmas season, Eau Claire city officials and others have some winter fun up their sleeves.
For many writers, getting the words on the page is the “easy” part. It’s the next step that gets tricky.
The Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra will tune you into the holiday spirit today with its annual Christmas Stroll.
Fires Wednesday morning ravaged two west-central Wisconsin properties, destroying a mobile home in the Eau Claire County town of Ludington and a barn and two smaller buildings at a rural Osseo farm belonging to Wisconsin Public Television host Inga Witscher.
The photographer who took a photo in May of a group of Baraboo High School students making what appears to be a Nazi salute that has prompted a nationwide uproar has ties to Eau Claire.
With demand for its services rising and space dwindling, Bolton Refuge House is about to grow — again.
MILWAUKEE — The FBI is examining additional surveillance video taken from an expanded area around the Wisconsin home where a couple was shot and killed and their daughter was apparently abducted, the sheriff leading the investigation said Wednesday.
ALTOONA — For years, vehicles have pulled in and out of the unpaved parking area at Arnie’s Service Center, tracking dirt and other debris from the auto repair garage site onto Spooner Avenue and dirtying storm water runoff, city officials say.
I’ve hunted pheasant in both North and South Dakota, from New Town to the north to Mitchell to the south and from the Black Hills to the west to the Red River Valley in the east. And I’ve hunted in the warm early season and in the last bitterly cold winter week.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — After several years of tracking a prized deer, Joshua Gawrysiak shot the “buck of a lifetime” on Saturday in the northeast corner of Chippewa Falls.
The Eau Claire school district is among 96 percent of the state’s 422 public school districts to meet or exceed state educational standards, according to the 2017-18 report card issued Tuesday by the state Department of Public Instruction.
The most traumatic day of Channa Steinmetz’s life began with a telephone call shortly after midnight last Thursday.
Worried that increasing building permit fees could hamper efforts to encourage more affordable housing in Eau Claire, the City Council postponed raising them during Tuesday evening’s meeting.
Online readers of the Leader-Telegram will notice changes in the digital version of the newspaper in the coming weeks.
Eau Claire rescue workers searched the riverbank behind Water Street taverns on Tuesday in the effort to find a man who has been missing for more than a week.
A popular Eau Claire brunch restaurant and coffee shop is now under the ownership of a trio of local investors who frequent those businesses.
A 31-year-old Eau Claire woman is facing multiple criminal charges for neglecting the children and animals in her care.
ALTOONA — A Casey’s General Store could be built next year on Altoona’s south side, but a car wash that was proposed to accompany it apparently will not be part of the project.
Autumn Helgeson was known to many at Diamond School of Dance as a little girl who was full of positivity and fun and who lit up any room she was in.
Changing fees related to housing in Eau Claire were among the proposed prices for city services that prompted scrutiny from City Council members on Monday night.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Nate Liedl wants everyone to remember his 6-month-old son, Jaxon Hunter, as a happy, bubbly infant rather than the image of a child who was horrifically killed after a 10-year-old girl reportedly stomped on him, causing his death.
Altoona city officials are searching for a new police chief after the man currently in that position won election last week to the state Assembly.
LOS ANGELES — Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95.
CHICAGO — Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health.
Editor’s note: Gimme 5 is a five-question interview on a topic of local interest.