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Patricia Ehlinger | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Patricia (Pat) Jean Ehlinger, age 76, passed away May 28, 2019 at her home with her family at her side. Pat was born on May 5, 1943 to Helen and.

Altoona school district names principal finalists, announces community forum  Leader-Telegram

Two finalists for the Altoona Middle School and Altoona High School principal positions have been selected, the school district announced.

Altoona names new high school, middle school principal  WEAU

ALTOONA, Wis. (RELEASE) -- On April 15, the Altoona School Board approved the employment of Mr. Jim Reif to fill the Altoona High School principal position ...

High school principal leaving Altoona | Front Page  Leader-Telegram

Altoona High School principal Jason LeMay said he is resigning from the job to pursue further education, including a degree needed to become a school ...

Three finalists named for Altoona schools job | Front Page  Leader-Telegram

The three finalist candidates for the Altoona school district superintendent job have ties to the Chippewa Valley, and one works in the district currently.

New home for the Altoona Railroaders  WEAU

Altoona school district broke ground for its new 3.2 million dollar sports complex Thursday, April 4.

Peggs hired to lead Altoona schools | Front Page  Leader-Telegram

Even though Dan Peggs has had his superintendent certification for more than a year, he wasn't looking to leave his job as Altoona Middle School principal.

Altoona student heads to national poetry competition  WQOW TV News 18

Altoona (WQOW) — A local high school student won the 2019 state poetry competition and is headed to nationals. 'Poetry Out Loud' is a national high school ...

Altoona High School looks to upgrade science classroom with 'Tools for Schools' grant  WQOW TV News 18

Altoona (WQOW) – The periodic table of elements is an element to any chemistry class – and one high school class is looking to get theirs upgraded.

Prep football: New coach Hanson aiming to reinvent Altoona football  Leader-Telegram

ALTOONA — Standing amid the piles of freshly-dug earth that now occupy the land that once held Fuzzy Thurston Field, the metaphor was not lost on Chad ...

Mock crash gives Altoona students reminder of drunk driving consequences  WEAU

ALTOONA, Wis. (WEAU) -- A mock car crash for students at Altoona High School gave a sobering look at the consequences of drinking and driving. The annual ...

Altoona student will compete in national poetry competition  Leader-Telegram

It was any other day in Angela Roloson's English class at Altoona High School, her students reciting poems aloud as part of an assignment.

Altoona athletic complex project receives $75K donation  WEAU

The Altoona athletic complex project received a milestone donation from Prevea Health.

Altoona student wins national poetry competition  WQOW TV News 18

An Altoona High School student is now a national champion for breathing life into the written word.

Altoona students team up to help  Leader-Telegram

Above: Altoona Middle School seventh-graders Zoey Peters, wearing red, and Josie Rondestvedt, in black, pass hygiene products in a chain Wednesday to the ...

"Community Conversation" taking steps toward an inclusive workforce  WEAU

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) — An event tonight is opening the eyes of local businesses to a workforce that's more inclusive to people with disabilities.

Numerous comebacks for Altoona High School graduate | Front Page  Leader-Telegram

When Altoona High School senior Gabrielle Dahl speaks at her graduation ceremony on Wednesday, the teen will talk about courage.

Leroy Butler stops in Altoona to talk on bullying  WEAU

Leroy Butler spoke at Altoona High School with all grades in attendance. Butler spoke about overcoming adversity, specifically about bullying.

Andrew Meyer | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Andrew John Meyer, 29, of Cadott, WI, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at his home.

Altoona bids goodbye to Jesse James as lawman, wishes him well as lawmaker  Leader-Telegram

ALTOONA — During his 17-year-career in the Altoona Police Department, Jesse James was motivated to better people's lives, those who worked with him said.

Altoona school district: Texts play role in controversy  Leader-Telegram

When the Altoona High School football coach was fired on Aug. 31, schools Superintendent Connie Biedron said that decision was made without her knowledge ...

UPDATE: Oliver out as athletic director for Altoona School District  WEAU

WEAU 13 News has learned James Oliver is no longer the athletic director for the Altoona School District.

Victor Sorensen | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

I, Victor C. Sorensen, started living on November 14, 1943 with Hans C. and Victoria (Ziemba) Sorensen, my parents, in Stanley, WI. I stopped living on April 1, ...

Athletic improvements: Altoona school district looks to renovate high school track, football field  Leader-Telegram

The Altoona High School sports complex could be in for some significant renovations.

Former Packer LeRoy Butler talks about facing bullying, LaFleur hire at Altoona High  Leader-Telegram

ALTOONA — For much of his childhood, the man who created the Lambeau Leap needed help simply walking.

A Time to Share Program  WEAU

(Air date 11/29) With Giving Tuesday under belts and the holidays just around the corner it's time to stop thinking of ourselves and be in the spirit of giving.

Good vs. bad: Altoona school district appeared to get both in Biedron  Leader-Telegram

An advisory committee that was part of the search process for a new Altoona schools superintendent in early 2012 recommended against hiring Connie Biedron ...

05/24: Interview - Chippewa Valley Music Camps  WQOW TV News 18

Now that school is winding down you're probably thinking of ways to fill those summer days for your kids. Well one great thing to get them involved in is music ...

Karate American: a workout [AND] a way of life  Blugold Media

By Emily Glen Halfway through class the sweat is already seeping into the ground, weapons garnish the walls, students are yelling, heart rates are skyrocketing, ...

Alternate-side parking starts at midnight in Eau Claire  Leader-Telegram

A snowstorm that began this morning is prompting Eau Claire to put its alternate-side parking rules into effect early Thursday through Saturday evening.

Altoona High School to mark 100 years with all-classes reunion  Leader-Telegram

ALTOONA — One hundred years after her grandmother became the first graduate of Altoona High School, Ann Sturz will celebrate the only graduate of the class ...

Scholarship program keeps creating camp memories for kids  Leader-Telegram

Before pancreatic cancer finally got the best of Tricia Tollefson eight years ago, she and her husband, Jeff, set up a scholarship program to send a couple ...

Altoona runner overcomes cancer, ready to run Boston Marathon  Leader-Telegram

Kevin Larson has run Boston Marathon before but this year will be far more special for him. Not only is he running with his wife, Betsy Larson, he also will.

Altoona High School sports complex price tag could hit $3 million  Leader-Telegram

ALTOONA — Proposed renovations to a sports complex on the grounds of Altoona High School that district officials are considering could cost between ...

Prep Volleyball Playoffs: Bloomer one step away from program's first trip to state  Chippewa Herald

The Bloomer volleyball program has been here before.

John Poppe | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

John P. Poppe, age 67, of Altoona, died peacefully on Monday night, March 25, 2019, due to complications of long-term type 1 diabetes, at Sacred Heart ...

Primary cuts one from Cadott schools race | Local Briefs  Leader-Telegram

Hopes of getting on the Cadott school board ended for Richard Vander Molen after Tuesday's primary, which eliminated him from contention in the spring ...

Biedron out as Altoona schools superintendent | Front Page  Leader-Telegram

ALTOONA — Two hours after praising recently released student test scores and discussing the district's future, Altoona schools Superintendent Connie Biedron ...

Eau Claire outdoor skating rinks remain closed | Daily Updates  Leader-Telegram

Outdoor ice skating rinks at Eau Claire parks will remain closed until later this week as the city continues to clean up after a weekend blizzard.

College football: Beschorner is new UW-Eau Claire head coach  Leader-Telegram

Former Maryland offensive assistant Wesley Beschorner was named the next head coach of UW-Eau Claire football on Tuesday afternoon.

School district launches in-house food pantries  WEAU

The pantry is stocked each week and is run by students at the alternative learning center. Kids who receive food from the pantry get the chance to pick out food ...

Free tax help starts next week at RCU  Leader-Telegram

Free income tax return assistance for people who can't afford a professional *service* will start next week at an RCU office on Eau Claire's south side.

Presidential candidate Klobuchar makes first campaign stop in EC  Leader-Telegram

When Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar officially announced her candidacy for U.S. president last week in Minneapolis, she vowed to immediately begin ...

One breath at a time: Altoona teen beats back cystic fibrosis with double lung transplant  Leader-Telegram

ALTOONA — Tristen Brown is celebrating the little joys in life lately — walking her dogs, playing in the snow, going to the mall with friends.

Prep girls soccer: Steinmetz heads in North's game-winner  Leader-Telegram

It took four games and 37 minutes, but the Eau Claire North Huskies finally broke through, scoring their first goal of the season Thursday night at home against ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Portage native Louis Hurd has Red Hawks flying high  Portage Daily Register

During his four seasons as a member of the UW-Stevens Point men's basketball team, Louis Hurd won a pair of Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference ...

Probation ordered for harassing woman at store | Local News  Leader-Telegram

A Lake Hallie man will spend one year on probation for following a woman he didn't know around the Eau Claire Walmart while she was shopping, peppering ...

Altoona fires schools Superintendent Biedron, sources say | Front Page  Leader-Telegram

The Altoona school board has fired Superintendent Connie Biedron and is negotiating terms of her dismissal, sources familiar with the situation told the ...

Haven Pines - New Neighborhoods of the Chippewa Valley  Volume One

If you've been considering homeownership but haven't found the idyllic neighborhood of your dreams, it might be time to check out Haven Pines, C&E Wurzer's ...

Eau Claire trail flooding forecast to start Thursday  Leader-Telegram

Sections of recreational trails, pedestrian underpasses and areas in waterfront parks are expected to flood later this week in Eau Claire.

Woman who caused fatal crash pleads not guilty in court  Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA FALLS — An Eau Claire woman who missed a stop sign and crashed her car in May 2017, killing three passengers in her vehicle and a woman in ...

1-vehicle crash in Jackson County kills passenger from Whitehall  Leader-Telegram

BLACK RIVER FALLS -- One person is dead after a one-vehicle crash early Wednesday in the Jackson County town of Northfield.

Police Commission deliberates over possible disciplinary action against chief  Leader-Telegram

BLOOMER — Bloomer police Chief Jared Zwiefelhofer met with the Bloomer Police Commission for several hours Tuesday, as they deliberated over whether to ...

Prep boys golf: Team previews | Sports  Leader-Telegram

Chippewa Falls has a young team following last year's fourth-place finish in the conference. With only one senior on the roster, it may be a bit of a rebuilding year ...

Cathedral Prep has 3 champs, wins region team title

ALTOONA — Carter Starocci, Kawaun DeBoe and the Cathedral Prep wrestling team just continue to win. Starocci and DeBoe, both unbeaten on the season, ...

Prep football: Rice Lake holds on against Sparta to advance  Leader-Telegram

RICE LAKE — Rice Lake built a 28-7 halftime lead off of Sparta mistakes and then held off the playoff-hot Spartans in the second half for a 42-31 Division 3.

Patterson pleads guilty to kidnapping Jayme Closs, killing her parents  Leader-Telegram

BARRON — The man who kidnapped Jayme Closs and killed her parents was adamant he would plead guilty to the crimes, according to his lawyer.

College hockey: UW-Eau Claire men, women meet familiar foes in title bouts  Leader-Telegram

Both the UW-Eau Claire men's and women's hockey team can ask itself the same question entering a decisive WIAC Tournament championship weekend ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Mauston drops heartbreaker to Altoona in regional semifinal  WiscNews

Throughout almost the entire second half of its matchup with Altoona, Mauston held the Railroaders at bay. In the end, the Golden Eagles fell just a few seconds ...

Volleyball: Laube, Thompson already proving to be two of best Huskies have had  Leader-Telegram

Perris Cooley remembers the night well. He entered the Altoona High School gym on a sticky summer night getting ready for a volleyball camp he and some ...

Cathedral Prep advances 9 into region semifinals - Sports

ALTOONA — Cathedral Prep has nine wrestlers heading to the semifinals Saturday as the Ramblers took the lead in the team race Friday on the opening night ...

Franciscan Sisters to get $37 million in Mayo deal  Leader-Telegram

LA CROSSE — The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration will receive $37 million in cash, real property and other services over a 20-year period under the ...

Altoona officer assigned to schools looks to be approachable  Leader-Telegram

At 6 feet 1 inch tall, Jon Lauscher towers above many of the students in the Altoona school district.

News  Leader-Telegram

Dean's List 6/27/19. 3 hrs ago. The following students from west-central Wisconsin have been named to the dean's list: Getting ready. 3 hrs ago. Getting ready ...

Local lyricists create quirky new duo to bring laughs, smiles to listeners  Leader-Telegram

It started as a joke that turned into a song, and from there Eau Claire's latest duo, the Gossips, was formed.

AHS teacher receives lifetime award  WEAU

Altoona High School, business teacher, Kelly Ostrander is one of 15 recipients statewide who are being honored with the Governor's Financial Literacy Award.

Revamped 200 Main Art & Wine offers more than your typical gallery  Leader-Telegram

Since opening the doors of 200 Main Gallery in 2016, Jo Ellen Burke has seen both her business and its environment change.

Altoona students make piñatas for Cinco de Mayo  WEAU

Students at an area high school are celebrating Cinco de Mayo in a creative way.

Religion Notes 11/17/18 | Religion  Leader-Telegram

NEW PASTOR: The Rev. Mike Van Zee of Newport, Tenn., has formally accepted the position of senior pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church of Menomonie.

Eau Claire attorney announces bid for 68th Assembly District seat; position formerly held by Bernier  Chippewa Herald

An Eau Claire attorney is running as a Democrat for the 68th Assembly District seat that will be vacated by state Rep. Kathy Bernier (R-Lake Hallie).

Walker aims to extend UW tuition freeze | Front Page  Leader-Telegram

With Gov. Scott Walker planning to extend a tuition freeze on UWvSystem campuses for another four years if he's re-elected, UW-Stout and UW-Eau Claire ...

Varsho named new Marshfield girls basketball coach  Hub City Times

For Hub City Times. 05458351. MARSHFIELD – Marshfield High School has announced that Taylor Varsho will be the next girls basketball coach for the ...

James A. Crandall  Chippewa Herald

James A. Crandall, 66, of Altoona passed away on Friday, June 7, 2013 unexpectedly at his home.

Wendy Sue Johnson Announces Bid for the 68th State Assembly District  urbanmilwaukee

Wendy Sue has a long history of public *service* and community engagement.

Playwright Neil Simon leaves mark on area theater  Leader-Telegram

As an Altoona High School English teacher, Kim Butnick doesn't have a lot of time to pursue her community theater passion. But when she hears a Neil Simon ...

Loni Lea (Clay) Sisko | Obituaries  Chippewa Herald

Loni Lea (Clay) Sisko of Fall Creek, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, surrounded by her family and friends at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas ...

Hometown Hockey Dad  Volume One

A fun-loving father on and off the ice, Altoona native Jesse Hays talks about being handy – and lending a hand to those in need.

Local mom's healing by good deeds effort after son's death part of national campaign  Leader-Telegram

Kat Schilling experienced every parent's worst nightmare on March 30, 2012. She lost her oldest son, Zach. He was 16.

Lights, Music, Boxing: Young entrepreneur opens nightclub...  Volume One

This is going to be a nightclub gym,” Hector Pucheta said with a grin. “Do you know what that means?” He strode over to a control module in the corner of the ...

Flying higher: Wisconsin's eagle population is at a record high, according to DNR  Leader-Telegram

When Patti Stangel first started following eagles in 1986, there were fewer than 300 of the raptors in the state. At that time, she wasn't sure if there were any.

Infamous "Target Troll" Originally from the Chippewa Valley  Volume One

You've probably seen this story floating around the internet and your Facebook feed: Man Poses as Target on Facebook, Trolls Haters of Its Gender-Neutral ...

Former Badger standout Butch remains involved with basketball  Chippewa Herald

ALTOONA — When Brian Butch lies down to sleep at night, he's thinking about basketball.

Gordy's parties ordered to mediation | Front Page  Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Parties involved in the sale of the Gordy's Market location in Neillsville have been ordered to pursue mediation to resolve a dispute.

Milwaukee legislator cites black culture in justifying racial slur  Leader-Telegram

MADISON — A Wisconsin state senator accused of using offensive language in an argument with a Milwaukee bank teller said Monday she thought she could ...

PREP BOYS TENNIS: Mauston's season ends at Madison Edgewood subsectional  WiscNews

MADISON — In terms of match quality, Mauston head coach Derek Felska believes his team played some of their best tennis of the season at their regional meet ...

Pair accused of taking $112K from ATM | Front Page  Leader-Telegram

LADYSMITH — Two people, including an employee, have been charged with stealing $112400 from an ATM at a Ladysmith bank.

Girls basketball: Schlosser's bucket sends Durand to sectional final  Leader-Telegram

ALTOONA — Ambree Schlosser wasn't quite sure where she was on the court or how the ball ended up back in her hands. But with a second chance to make.

Charles W. Bassett | Obituaries  Chippewa Herald

Charles Willard Bassett died peacefully in his home on Dec. 5, 2014, in Menomonie, at the age of 77.

Photos: Wisconsin natives who have played or coached in Super Bowl  La Crosse Tribune

The NFL is celebrating Super Bowl 50 by honoring every player and head coach who has participated in a Super Bowl. Here are photos of every Wisconsin ...

Fuzzy Thurston, left guard for '60s Packers, dies  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Fuzzy Thurston, the starting left guard on Vince Lombardi's five NFL championship teams in the 1960s and a player who was admired by teammates, respected ...

Columbus Catholic boys basketball dominates Neillsville, wraps up sole possession of Cloverbelt East title  Hub City Times

Dons clinch second-straight conference crown. 05457003. By Paul Lecker. Sports Reporter. MARSHFIELD — The Marshfield Columbus Catholic boys ...

Around Town Briefs 7/10/16 | Local Briefs  Leader-Telegram

SENIOR CLASSES: L.E. Phillips Senior Center, 1616 Bellinger St., is holding six classes in July:

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