Editor’s note: Astronomy Update is published on the third Saturday of the month, is provided by the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society and is compiled by Lauren Likkel of the UW-Eau Claire physics and astronomy department.
INDUCTED: Anna Achter of Menomonie is one of 19 Wartburg College students inducted into the Alpha Chi honor society in 2018.
The night sky
Eau Claire County
Nearly 150 people shared their stories in the Leader-Telegram’s annual Holiday Memories essay contest this year.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — A Holmen man was convicted Wednesday of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl.
The holiday is Christmas, year 2002. Dad has been in the nursing home since October 2001 when he fell and broke his hip at home. He has been diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimers in December, 2000. We all feel blessed to have Dad with us yet...we celebrated his 90th birthday in October.
I walked into a banquet room and immediately gasp. It’s all gorgeous. I’m breathless. Everything seems unreal.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — A water main break forced the closure of Highway 124 northbound on Wednesday in downtown Chippewa Falls.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — A Chippewa Falls man who head-butted his attorney in the courtroom in 2017, punched Chippewa County Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk and got into a fight in jail has been mentally committed to a state institution.
Chippewa Valley Technical College has received two $100,000 Wisconsin Fast Forward grants from the state Department of Workforce Development for training high school students in northwestern Wisconsin.
8th grade, Northstar Middle School
5th grade, Altoona Intermediate School
I hate notes, only presents. Never have liked them, never will… One Christmas Eve, a very special Christmas Eve, my family and I went sleigh riding.
8th grade, Northstar Middle School
A Clark County volunteer was one of nine staff, volunteers and supporters recently inducted into the Wisconsin 4-H Hall of Fame.
After bringing four years of eclectic, uniquely collaborative music and art to the Chippewa Valley, Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival organizers announced Monday a fifth installment of the festival will not be held in 2019.
CHIPPEWA FALLS -- A 17-year-old Chippewa Falls man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl Nov. 18 in a garage.
Draft designs for next year's State Street road project will be available at a Thursday evening open house on the UW-Eau Claire campus.
LAKE HALLIE -- A Lake Hallie man who was arrested Saturday for leading police on a high-speed chase and drunken driving has now been arrested three times in a 10-day span.
TURTLE LAKE -- The Turtle Lake Police Department took two juveniles into custody Sunday in connection with a fire that occurred Saturday in Almena, according to Turtle Lake police Chief Alan Gabe.
MENOMONIE — After a string of unlawful entries into homes early Sunday, Menomonie police are seeking the public's help to find the intruder and advising residents to keep their doors locked at night.
CHIPPEWA FALLS -- A Rice Lake man has been charged with sexually assaulting an adult woman and forcing a juvenile to smoke marijuana.
GIVE A KID A BOOK: Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, a nonprofit volunteer organization in Eau Claire, is collecting new, unwrapped books for the 24th annual Give a Kid a Book project.
A total of 95 employees were recently honored at UW-Stout for reaching service milestones ranging from 10 to 40 years.
DINNER DRIVE: The Chippewa Valley After Hours Rotary Club conducted its third annual Thanksgiving Dinner Drive in November to put a traditional Thanksgiving meal on the tables of local families in need.
CHIPPEWA FALLS – For the second time in about two weeks, the Chippewa Falls School District is investigating a threat made at the high school.
Leader-Telegram readers can nominate the holiday light displays they believe are the best in the Chippewa Valley.
Veterans Administration purchase loans in Eau Claire surged 43 percent in fiscal 2018 compared with five years earlier, according to a report from Veterans United Home Loans, the nation's largest VA lender.
Meeting held to discuss dog park
DURAND — A Durand student has been detained after bringing two unloaded guns Thursday on school grounds.
An Eau Claire man will spend one year in jail for his sixth operating while intoxicated conviction since 2009.
A Fairchild man is accused of having methamphetamine in his car within reach of his young child.
An Eau Claire man is accused of downloading and sharing child pornography.
An Eau Claire man is accused of texting nude photos of his ex-wife without her permission.
RICE LAKE — A fire broke out early Thursday at a Rice Lake factory.
A Minnesota man is accused of taking valuable collector and gaming cards from an Eau Claire store.
Editor’s note: Following is a column submitted by HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls.
The following students from west-central Wisconsin have earned advanced degrees:
The following students from west-central Wisconsin have been named to the dean’s list:
The following students from west-central Wisconsin have earned bachelor’s degrees:
GENEALOGY: The Genealogical Research Society of Eau Claire will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Paul Bunyan Museum in Carson Park.
OSSEO — A Trempealeau County man has been arrested on felony child abuse charges, according to the Osseo Police Department.
A newcomer to Eau Claire politics intends to run for a City Council seat in April's elections.
NEILLSVILLE — An 8-year-old died and three other children were injured after a buggy they were riding in was hit by a vehicle Wednesday morning in the Clark County town of Fremont.