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Mavis Swanson | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Mavis M. (NEE Popple) Swanson, 72, of Chippewa Falls, WI, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019, at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer surrounded by her family.

Nancy Schuh | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Nancy Jean Schuh, 67, of Chippewa Falls, died surrounded by love of family and friends, February 22, 2019.

Jay Wagner | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Jay Arnold Wagner, 77, of Menomonie passed away peacefully Monday, February 25, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Menomonie, surrounded by family.

Chippewa Falls student granted special wish thanks to classmates  WEAU

Just last month, the Chippewa Falls High School DECA organization teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation for its annual 'Wish Week.'

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 ...

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.

Wesley A. Pederson  Chippewa Herald

Wesley A. Pederson, 93, of Chippewa Falls, town of Lafayette died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at Wissota Health in Chippewa Falls.

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 ...

William R. Beaudette  Chippewa Herald

William R. Beaudette, 77, of Chippewa Falls died peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at his home with family, right where he wanted to be.

Dominic Curtis  Chippewa Herald

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

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 ...

Kathleen Sue Mayer  Chippewa Herald

Kathleen Sue (Adrian) Mayer, 73, of Chippewa Falls died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

Melissa Nelson  Chippewa Herald

EAU CLAIRE — Melissa K. Nelson, 46, of Eau Claire passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

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.

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.

Prep boys hockey: Chippewa Falls celebrates 30 years of coaching by Scott Parker  Leader-Telegram

Few have been around the game of hockey as long as Scott Parker has.

Donna Kurtz  Chippewa Herald

Donna D. Kurtz, 86, of Chippewa Falls died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at the Chippewa Manor Nursing Home while under the care of Heartland Hospice.

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 ...

New Chi-Hi Principal named  WEAU

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

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 school officials, police investigate threat | Daily Updates  Leader-Telegram

Chippewa Falls police and school district officials are investigating a threat from a high school student who said he planned to "shoot up the school" on Monday, ...

Eugene Merrell | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Ione Brovold  Chippewa Herald

Ione Mae Brovold, 94, of Chippewa Falls, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at Hallie Memory Care while under the care of St. Joseph's Hospice.

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 ...

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 ...

Roger Patrow  Chippewa Herald

Roger L. Patrow, 90, entered into the loving arms of Jesus Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, with his family by his side.

Marshall Whitcome  Chippewa Herald

BRUCE, Wis. — Marshall Lee Whitcome, 72, of Bruce died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. He was born June 11, ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Around Town Briefs 1/10/19 | Local Briefs  Leader-Telegram

GENEALOGY: The Genealogical Research Society of Eau Claire will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Chippewa Valley Museum in Carson Park.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Dean R. Lien  Chippewa Herald

Dean R. Lien, 77, of Chippewa Falls died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls.

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 ...

Crazy for cranes? College freshman from Chippewa Falls folds paper into birds  Chippewa Herald

Sitting in an English class last year, Alan Fox read over examples of college application letters, and one sparked his interest.

Kathleen Mayer | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Kathleen Sue (Adrian) Mayer, 73, of Chippewa Falls, died Tuesday, January 22 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

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.

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.

CF school design complete | Local News  Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA FALLS — The design phase for constructing the new Stillson Elementary and renovating Chippewa Falls High School and the middle school are ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

High school baseball: Lightning shortens Holmen loss to Chippewa Falls  The Courier Life News

HOLMEN — Finishing what began as a pleasant Tuesday afternoon with a dance-off wasn't the plan for the Holmen High School baseball team.

A Cardinal flying to new heights  Blugold Media

To a high school first-year athlete it seems like they have all the time in the world. They have four years — four seasons to prove themselves to their coaches, ...

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.

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.

Ronald Thalacker Sr.  Chippewa Herald

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 ...

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.

Dale Kragness | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Dale G. Kragness, 72, of the Town of Wheaton, passed away on Monday, January 28, 2019 at his home.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Thompson named Chi-Hi activities director  Chippewa Herald

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

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.

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:

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Crazy for cranes? College freshman folds paper into birds  Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Sitting in an English class last year, Alan Fox read over examples of college application letters, and one sparked his interest.

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:

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.

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:

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.

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 ...

Dale Grothe | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Dale Ernest Grothe, 75, resident of Lake Nebagamon, died peacefully and with dignity, Friday, February 1, 2019 at home surrounded by his family.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Legion baseball: With Wood Bat title, win over defending champs, Post 77 off to blazing start  Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA FALLS — When the spring gives way to summer, Chippewa Falls high school baseball players really hit their groove.

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.

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, ...

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.

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 ...

Officer begins new role in Chippewa Falls schools  Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Chippewa Falls police officer Joe Nelson says he wants the chance to influence teens, and have them see an officer in a positive setting.

Chad Tambornino  Chippewa Herald

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

Rahna R. Brunner  Chippewa Herald

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

Free car wash raises big money for Eau Claire teen injured in tragic accident  WQOW TV News 18

UPDATE: Eau Claire (WQOW) — Free car washes raised big money for an Eau Claire student recovering from a tragic accident. Thursday, Morrie's Mazda held ...

Wisconsin reaches deal with Potawatomi, ending dispute concerning possible new casino (UPDATE)  Daily Reporter

Gov. Scott Walker's administration has reached a deal with the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe reducing how much the state would have to pay if a casino ...

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.

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.

Obituary: Isabel L. Krager  Chippewa Herald

Isabel L. Krager, 101, of Chippewa Falls died Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Wissota Place in Chippewa Falls.

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.

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 ...

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