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Marshall Whitcome | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Marshall Lee Whitcome, 72 of Bruce, WI, died unexpectedly on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI. He was born on June 11, ...



Eugene Merrell | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Eugene E. Merrell, age 93, died on Monday, December 31, 2018 at his home in Chippewa Falls, WI.



Louise Tomashek | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Louise Faith Tomashek, 82, of Cedarburg, WI, formerly of Chippewa Falls, died Tuesday, December 25, 2018, at Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg. Louise was ...



Ronald Thalacker Sr. | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Ronald E. Thalacker Sr. (better known by his friends as “Butch” and affectionately known by his family as “Gramps”) 78 of Eau Claire, died peacefully at his home ...



Threatening note found at Chippewa Falls High School  Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA FALLS — A Chippewa Falls High School student was apprehended for leaving a threatening note in a bathroom on Wednesday, according to ...



19th annual Music Along the Chippewa set for Saturday in Chippewa Falls  Chippewa Herald

13 marching bands, one field, one show. The 19th annual marching band invitational Music Along the Chippewa is set for Saturday Oct. 6 at Chippewa Falls ...



New high school principal begins work in Chippewa Falls  Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA FALLS – Donna Goodman is excited to begin her first year as Chippewa Falls High School principal.



Family ties: Working in district is tradition for retiring Chi-Hi principal Becky Davis  Chippewa Herald

After 14 years as assistant principal, five years as vice principal and a lifetime friend of the Chippewa Falls school district, Rebecca Davis, who is familiar to ...



Destined to succeed: Chi-Hi valedictorians connected by siblings earning the honor  Chippewa Herald

When Chippewa Falls High School's four valedictorians complete their high school careers Wednesday evening, they will do so with the school's highest ...



Chippewa Falls offers free summer meals  Chippewa Herald

Students can receive free breakfasts and lunches from the Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District this summer. The Summer Food *Service* Program, funded ...



Dominic Curtis  Chippewa Herald

Dominic J. Curtis, 19, of Chippewa Falls died unexpectedly at his home Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018.



Prep Girls Basketball: Chi-Hi falls in season opener to La Crosse Aquinas  Chippewa Herald

LA CROSSE — Once the game got away from the Chippewa Falls High School girls basketball team on Friday against Aquinas, the Cardinals took a step back ...



Chippewa Falls teen selected to perform in NYC musical about hemophilia  Leader-Telegram

Like most 17-year-old boys, Chippewa Falls High School senior Colin Orth is learning what he's passionate about and starting to think about where he wants to ...



Chi-Hi principal retiring after 20 years with district  Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA FALLS — After 20 years in administration and nearly three decades in education, Chippewa Falls High School principal Becky Davis has ...



New Chi-Hi Principal named  WEAU

The school district announced Donna Goodman has been named new principal for the 2018-19 school year.



Chippewa Falls community mourns the death of four people  Ashland Daily Press

CHIPPEWA FALLS — The Chippewa Falls community is devastated with the news of deaths of three Girl Scouts and a mother in the district, schools ...



Teachers' pay boost passes in Chippewa Falls | Front Page  Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Teachers in the Chippewa Falls school district will be getting a raise after the school board voted 5-1 Monday to approve a $934759 plan ...



Chi-Hi's Flags 4 the Fallen collecting scrap metal for trips through June 16  Chippewa Herald

Students from Chippewa Falls High School are collecting all those microwaves, pieces of copper, appliances, pipes cars or metal pieces just sitting in garages.



Chi-Hi students, community learn about STEAM education, jobs  Chippewa Herald

Miranda Fellom and Sabrina Greener, both 17, were fidgeting with a robot designed to pick up materials in Chi-Hi's fabrication laboratory, or fab lab as it's ...



Larry Liedl  Chippewa Herald

Larry F. Liedl, 70, of Chippewa Falls died peacefully at Home Sweet Home Assisted Living in Chippewa Falls Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018.



Chippewa Falls hockey team to hold Girl Scout fundraiser  WEAU

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- Chippewa Falls Boy's Hockey would like to contribute to the healing from the tragic events involving the Girl Scouts in our ...



Living a sweet life helping others: Chi-Hi senior recipient of Good Citizen award for community work  Chippewa Herald

Wyatt Eiden has a simple goal for every interaction he has with others.



Eugene “Baups” H. Rineck  Chippewa Herald

Eugene “Baups” H. Rineck, 93, of Chippewa Falls, town of Wheaton, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at the Clark County Rehabilitation Center in Owen, Wis.



Judith Lindahl  Chippewa Herald

Judith went home to her beloved Heavenly Father Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at her home in Gulf Shores, Ala. She was born Sept. 23, 1946, in Duluth, Minn.



Rock meets theater: Chi-Hi's 'School of Rock' opens this weekend  Chippewa Herald

Combining rock music with the theatricals of a musical, Chippewa Falls High School will present the musical “School of Rock,” opening tonight and running ...



Chippewa County students get a taste of manufacturing careers  Chippewa Herald

EAU CLAIRE – Leading a group of Bloomer and Chippewa Falls high school students around the Machine Tooling Technics lab at Chippewa Valley Technical ...



Chippewa Falls eatery launches campaign to erase school lunch debt  Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA FALLS — A Chippewa Falls restaurant is helping erase the debt of student lunches in the Chippewa Falls school district.



Gus the Great - Chippewa Falls native who revolutionized...  Volume One

The modern game of football is centered on the forward pass. Today, quarterbacks and wide receivers attain yardage and reception statistics that, a half-century ...



Supporting future of agriculture: Chi-Hi educator named state Agri-Science Teacher of the Year  Chippewa Herald

It isn't just “light bulb moments” that excite agriscience teacher Jeanna Burgan.



Tim Schwartz  Chippewa Herald

JIM FALLS — Tim Schwartz, 55, of Jim Falls passed away peacefully at home, Saturday, July 21, 2018, surrounded by family and friends after a courageous ...



Joshua A. Stahr  Chippewa Herald

Joshua A. Stahr, 28, of Chippewa Falls passed away Friday, July 27, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Eau Claire, Wis., after losing a courageous battle with ...



UPDATE: Charges recommended for suspects in Chippewa Falls High School threats  WEAU

The Chippewa Falls Police Department is recommending charges be filed against two students suspected of leaving threatening notes at Chippewa Falls High ...



Edward Dettmer  Chippewa Herald

Edward E. Dettmer, 69, of Chippewa Falls passed away suddenly, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at Dove Healthcare-Wissota Health & Regional Vent Center in ...



Police: Chi-Hi teacher charged after sexually assaulting Beloit student  WEAU

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- A Chippewa Falls High School teacher was charged in southern Wisconsin after being accused of sexually assaulting a ...



More jobs to come with Advanced Laser expansion  Chippewa Herald

More jobs are slated to come with Advanced Laser Machining's latest expansion in Chippewa Falls.



Out of the dark: Late NHL player with Chippewa Falls ties posthumously diagnosed with CTE  Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA FALLS — When brain analysis revealed that former National Hockey League player Jeff Parker had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, it came as ...



Graduation ceremony at Chippewa Falls High School  WEAU

The graduation ceremony for Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District took place Wednesday night at the high school.



Girls hockey: Eau Claire Area's offense comes to life to pull away from Chippewa Falls/Menomonie  Leader-Telegram

After a pair of 1-0 wins, the Eau Claire Area Stars would be appreciative of a little extra breathing room in its scorelines.



Chippewa Falls High School students, staff in lockdown because of threat  Leader-Telegram

Chippewa Falls High School students and staff are free to move about the building again this afternoon after a lockdown was instituted this morning following the ...



Softball player of year: Few play game like Chi-Hi's ultra-competitive Frenette  Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Nobody was happier to learn the Chippewa Falls softball team would be switching from white to black pants this spring than Kaylee ...



Annual Oktoberfest kicks off at Leinenkugel's; festmeister and festmeisterin named  Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Mike and Barb Tzanakis moved to Chippewa Falls in 1996 from Pittsburgh when Mike was transferred to the Johnson Matthey (now TTM ...



New show choir provides place for kids with special needs to sing, dance  Leader-Telegram

Chippewa Falls residents Ned and Jill Lenhart want all of their children to find success and happiness.



UPDATE: Chi-Hi teacher accused of sexually assaulting a Beloit student now fired  WEAU

The Chippewa Falls teacher, accused of sexually assaulting a former student in Beloit, has been officially fired.



UPDATE: 'Hold' lifted on Chi-Hi following threats, two students identified  WEAU

The hold at Chi-Hi has been lifted, according to a final email update by the Chippewa Falls Area United School District.



Free meals to be offered to kids this summer  WEAU

Free meals will be offered to area children this summer to fill the void often left when school lunches are not available.



Memorial Day parades and ceremonies planned in area  Leader-Telegram

The Chippewa Valley is observing Memorial Day with parades and ceremonies today and Monday. The Memorial Day parade on Monday in Eau Claire will ...



Making a wish come true, two years in a row  WEAU

Make-A-Wish Wisconsin is about to receive a major donation from Chi-Hi for the second consecutive year.



Chippewa Falls school board seeks $65 million in referendum  Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA FALLS — A $65 million referendum for the Chippewa Falls school board is officially moving forward and will be part of the April 3 spring election.



WIAA football: Record-setting Huettner, Iola-Scandinavia will play in state title game  Stevens Point Journal

Iola-Scandinavia tops Grantsburg and continues its unbeaten run to another Division 6 state championship game.



Community mourns deaths of four people | Front Page  Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA FALLS — The Chippewa Falls community is devastated with the news of deaths of three Girl Scouts and a mother in the district, schools ...



Photos: Menomonie at Chi-Hi gymnastics 1-15-18 | High-school  Chippewa Herald

The Chi-Hi gymnastics team hosted Menomonie on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 at Chi-Hi in a Big Rivers Conference dual.



Chi-Hi grad tells high school seniors life is 'more than accomplishments'  Chippewa Herald

Second Lt. Jasper T. Arneberg, a 2012 Chippewa Falls High School graduate, knows what it means to find success.



Chi-Hi's DECA helps Eau Claire resident 'Make A Wish'  Chippewa Herald

What started as a goal to help grant a child's wish turned into a district-wide effort, bringing the school together for something perhaps more meaningful — and ...



One afro, four decades later: Julie Marshall retires from deputy clerk position  Chippewa Herald

At 20 years old, donning an afro and a miniskirt, Julie Marshall interviewed for a job in Chippewa Falls City Clerk's Office, much to her father's insistence.



Chi-Hi musical brings 80s nostalgia, comedy and romance  Chippewa Herald

Take a trip back to the 1980s this weekend, just by traveling to Chippewa Falls High School.



New Cadott schools superintendent has deep ties to village  Leader-Telegram

The Cadott school district has a new leader, and it's someone from the district's own backyard.



Residents defeat Chippewa Falls school referendums  Chippewa Herald

Many months of work to arrive at a solution to space and building needs identified within the Chippewa Falls School District ended with voters defeating two ...



Dale Mense  Chippewa Herald

EAU CLAIRE — Dale D. Mense, 58, of Eau Claire died Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at Dove Healthcare West, after chronic health issues including NASH and renal ...



In wake of mass shooting, are Chippewa Valley schools safe for kids, educators?  Leader-Telegram

When Eau Claire schools Superintendent Mary Ann Hardebeck first heard about the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, ...



Chippewa Falls High School senior gets creative in asking girlfriend to prom  WEAU

One Chippewa Falls High School senior went over the top in recently asking his girlfriend to prom.



Around Town Briefs 4/1/18 | Local Briefs  Leader-Telegram

GOLDEN RULE: Chippewa Falls High School student Joe Jasper and McDonell High School student John Lyberg were recently honored as “Golden Rule ...



Man accused of Rusk County murder found incompetent to stand trial  Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA FALLS — A Holcombe man accused of shooting and killing Robert Petit on May 18 in Rusk County has been found incompetent to stand trial.



Chi Hi's 2016-17 first semester honor roll  Chippewa Herald

The following students from Chippewa Falls High School have been named to the honor roll for the 2016-17 first semester:



Parades highlight of Memorial Day weekend | Front Page  Leader-Telegram

Here are some facts, schedules and other information you might want to know for the 2018 Memorial Day holiday:



Around Town Briefs 9/8/18 | Local Briefs  Leader-Telegram

The Hallie Optimist Foundation honored 10 students from the Chippewa Valley with $500 scholarships: SCHOLARSHIPS:



Chi-Hi recognizes Science Students of the Month  Chippewa Herald

Noah Stewart, a sophomore, was selected for Science Student of the Month by Kari Skaar, for his performance in general chemistry.



UPDATE: Former Chi-Hi teacher charged in sexual assault case enters plea  WEAU

JANESVILLE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Not guilty pleas were entered for a former Chippewa Falls High School teacher on charges he sexually assaulted a student in ...



Around Town 11/17/18 | Local News  Leader-Telegram

DORAIS PRESENTATION: The Chippewa County Genealogy Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at the History Center, 123 Allen St., Chippewa ...



Generations combine for Chippewa Falls city-wide class reunion  Chippewa Herald

The baby boomer generation and beyond are joining forces Aug. 13 as Chippewa Falls hosts its first combined, city-wide class reunion of Chippewa Falls High ...



Life Story: Rineck known as gentleman who served country, county  Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Eugene Rineck was a gentleman who was proud to serve his country and his constituents during a 24-year stint on the Chippewa County ...



Sweet times ahead for Chi-Hi student baker  Chippewa Herald

Cold weather doesn't affect Brianna Buhrow. Not while the 17-year-old Chippewa Falls High School senior works at Goodies Sweet Treats and More, 18220 ...



City, family in spat about home | Front Page  Leader-Telegram

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.



Former Chippewa Falls teacher gets prison for sexual assault  Chippewa Herald

Few people left a Chippewa County courtroom after Judge Steven Cray on Friday sentenced a former Chippewa Falls teacher to six years in prison and another ...



Woman accused of neglecting children, animals | Front Page  Leader-Telegram

A 31-year-old Eau Claire woman is facing multiple criminal charges for neglecting the children and animals in her care.



Man accused of raping ex-girlfriend at knifepoint  Leader-Telegram

An Eau Claire man is accused of entering his ex-girlfriend's residence in the middle of the night and raping and choking her at knifepoint.



Thompson named Chi-Hi activities director  Chippewa Herald

Mike Thompson has been named activities director at Chippewa Falls High School.



Around Town Briefs 4/29/18 | Local Briefs  Leader-Telegram

GOOD CITIZENS: Twenty-one high school students in northwestern Wisconsin were recently named Good Citizens by the Eau Claire Chapter of the Daughters ...



Chippewa Falls father-son duo qualifies for the Boston Marathon  Leader-Telegram

Running the Eau Claire Marathon on May 6, Jordan Bergeman hit a wall at mile 22.



After student suicides, schools' new crisis is helping kids deal with grief  Appleton Post Crescent

Certain steps after a suicide can foster healing and avoid further loss of life. Others can heighten risks to vulnerable teens.



Bernard Willi to be honored for diving into myriad projects helping Chippewa Falls  Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Bernard Willi has committed much of his life to volunteering in the Chippewa Falls community.



Chi-Hi's 'A Christmas Carol' brings in the season  Chippewa Herald

For the first time in at least 10 years, Chippewa Falls High School's fall play is a holiday favorite.



Chad Tambornino  Chippewa Herald

Chad Tambornino, 30, of Chippewa Falls passed away peacefully at his home with unknown causes Monday, July 17, 2017.



Chippewa Falls youth follows in his brothers' footsteps to earn Boy Scouts' highest rank  Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Like his brothers before him, Simon Arneberg has earned the highest rank in Boy Scouts.



Remembering Jenn Ward two years after homicide  WEAU

A Chippewa Falls High School graduate, a fan of musicals, and an aspiring artist. That's just some of what Jenn Ward's family wants you to know about her.



NEW INFORMATION: Substitute teacher arrest puts black eye in world of education, according to district representative  WEAU

A representative from a local school district said the recent arrest of a substitute teacher has put a black eye in the world of education.



PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Wisconsin Dells beats Hayward, qualifies for the state tournament  WiscNews

CHIPPEWA FALLS — The Wisconsin Dells girls basketball team continues to make history.



Bruce Ganong | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Bruce F. Ganong, 81, of Eau Claire, died Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at BeeHive Homes of Eau Claire.



Chi-Hi bus crash: 10 years after the tragedy  WEAU

The crash killed five on the bus and injured 29 in the early hours of October 16th, 2005.



Chi-Hi's English department student of the month  Chippewa Herald

Chippewa Falls High School's English department honored Elaina Myers as May's student of the month.



Marching Cardinals are ‘blowin’ on the wind’  Chippewa Herald

Fans of band music, Chippewa Falls Senior High School and Bob Dylan will hit a trifecta this Saturday evening at Dorais Field.



Chippewa Falls High School student killed in snowmobile accident  WEAU

Friends and family of a Chippewa Falls High School student are mourning a life taken too soon.



Chi-Hi Class of 2012 earns $1.3 million in scholarships  Chippewa Herald

Chippewa Falls High School has announced the 2012 scholarship and academic awards presented at the Wednesday, May 16 senior awards night ceremony.



Rahna R. Brunner  Chippewa Herald

Rahna R. Brunner, 47, of Chippewa Falls died at her home Thursday, June 1, 2017.



Around Town Briefs 12/31/17 | Local Briefs  Leader-Telegram

GOLDEN RULE: Several McDonell High School and Chippewa Falls High School students were selected as “Golden Rule Students” by the Chippewa Falls ...



Prep cross country: Former middle school teammates Ecker, Heth will toe the line together at state meet  Leader-Telegram

It was only fitting it was the same race that both Memorial's Jillian Heth and North's Aubrie Ecker, former teammates at DeLong Middle School and current ...



Man severely injured in Barron County corn bin accident  Leader-Telegram

RICE LAKE — A Barron County man has suffered life-threatening injuries after being trapped in a corn bin.



Decision 2018: Incumbent, challenger announce candidacies for 67th Assembly District  Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA FALLS — The race is on in the 67th Assembly District where incumbent Rob Summerfield, R-Bloomer, and Democrat Wren Keturi of Chippewa Falls ...



Extra Effort: Surgeries no match for Chi-Hi's Maya and Mara Grant  Chippewa Herald

Maya Grant had her first surgery when she was just 10 months old.



Late touchdown lifts Holmen football past Chippewa Falls  La Crosse Tribune

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. — One chance too many. That's all Seth Wilson and the Holmen High School football team needed. The standout running back ...



UPDATE: Missing teen found in Dunn Co., father taken into custody  WEAU

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- A missing teen has been found. Drake Mayer was found safe with his father in Dunn County during a traffic stop, that's ...



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