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Propane tank malfunction causes fire at Chippewa Falls High School  WEAU

Crews were out tending to a fire at Chippewa Falls High School just after 5:30 Saturday.

Chippewa Falls HS breaks ground on new STEAM lab  WEAU

Ground was broken at Chippewa Falls High School for its new science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics - or STEAM lab.

Chippewa Falls High School "Run for Hope"  WEAU

Three Chippewa Falls high school students hosted their second annual run for hope on Saturday March 30.

Chippewa Falls student threatens other students, taken into police custody  WQOW TV News 18

UPDATE: Chippewa Falls (WQOW) – Chippewa Falls police say it was a 15-year-old student who directed a threat toward other Chippewa Falls High School ...

Dairy dinner to be held June 19 in Chippewa Falls  WEAU

The Chippewa June Dairy Day Farmers Appreciation Dinner will be held on Wednesday, June 19 at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds from 5 – 8:30 pm.

Chippewa Falls School District hires contractor to build new school  WQOW TV News 18

Construction for the new Stillson Elementary School in Chippewa Falls can now begin, since the school district awarded the contract for the project.

Tamara Pickerign | Obituaries  Chippewa Herald

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Tamara “Tammy” J. Pickerign, 61, of Eau Claire died Friday, May 10, 2019, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn. after a ...

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 ...

Alan Prueher | Obituaries  Chippewa Herald

Alan Prueher, 30, of Chippewa Falls, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 10, 2019. Alan, a son of Scott and Cindy (Wing) Prueher, was born July 18, 1988, ...

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.'

Nancy Schuh | Obituaries  Chippewa Herald

Nancy Jean Schuh, 67, of Chippewa Falls, died surrounded by love of family and friends, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. She was born May 14, 1951, in Eau Claire, ...

High school students hold a scrap metal drive to raise money for trip  WEAU

Students from Chippewa Falls High School are raising money for an upcoming trip to Europe by turning some people's trash into treasure at their Scrap Metal ...

James Bergeron | Obituaries  Chippewa Herald

James W. Bergeron, 95, of Chippewa Falls died Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire.

William R. Beaudette | Obituaries  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.

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 | Obituaries  Chippewa Herald

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

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 ...

Richard Krager | Obituaries  Chippewa Herald

Richard “Dick” W. Krager, 105, of Chippewa Falls died Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at Wissota Health & Regional Vent Center in Chippewa Falls. He was born Nov.

Barbara Marek | Obituaries  Chippewa Herald

Barbara Jean Marek, 75, of Chippewa Falls, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Lake Hallie Memory Care. She was born May 21, 1943, in the town of Eagle ...

Kiwanis Club of Chippewa Falls honors 'Golden Rule' students  Chippewa Herald

Two Chippewa Falls High School students were honored by a local organization and made special contributions to charity.

Melissa Nelson | Obituaries  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 students heading to Normandy beaches to learn more about D-Day  Chippewa Herald

Alondra Harris is eager to see Normandy Beach because of the significance and history of the site.

Jay Wagner | Obituaries  Chippewa Herald

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

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 ...

Eugene Merrell | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

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

Dominic Curtis | Obituaries  Chippewa Herald

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

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.

Badger Boys and Girls State participants chosen for June events  Chippewa Herald

Eight Chi-Hi students have been chosen for the Badger Boys and Girls State events in June.

Barbara Jean Goettl  Chippewa Herald

CADOTT — Barbara Jean (Bergeman) Goettl, 71, of Cadott passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at home. She fought a courageous battle with Lou ...

Boys basketball: McDonell makes it four straight trips to state  Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Eion Kressin was thinking about his grandmother as he took the court for Saturday's sectional final at Chippewa Falls High School.

Eugene "Huey" D. Perry | Obituaries  Chippewa Herald

Eugene “Huey” D. Perry, 65, of Chippewa Falls died Saturday, May 18, 2019, at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. He was born Oct 10, 1953, ...

'I've been waiting to do this a long time': Tilden man set to take Freedom Honor Flight  Chippewa Herald

When Bill Brenner gets on an airplane Saturday morning in La Crosse for a one-day trip to Washington, D.C., his wife and four of his five children will be there.

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 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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

CF student proud of football and off-field accomplishments  Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Rico De-Leon was named a first-team all-state football player and the regional defensive player of the year as a defensive lineman for the ...

Eileen Rose (LaFaive) Bowe | Obituaries  Chippewa Herald

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Eileen Rose (LaFaive) Bowe, 74, a resident of Scottsdale for five years, previously of southern California for 38 years, passed away from ...

College freshman turns folding paper into crane birds (copy)  Journal Times

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

Donna Kurtz | Obituaries  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.

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.

Roger Patrow | Obituaries  Chippewa Herald

Roger L. Patrow, 90, entered into the loving arms of Jesus Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, with his family by his side. He was born March 24, 1928, the beloved only ...

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.

Marshall Whitcome | Obituaries  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, ...

Jean Quale | Obituaries  Chippewa Herald

Jean S. Quale, 88, of Chippewa Falls died Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Dove Healthcare Rutledge Home in Chippewa Falls under the care of Heartland Hospice.

Joshua A. Stahr | Obituaries  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: '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.

Charles Wald | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Charles “Chuck” Wald, 70, of Chippewa Falls, died on Monday, June 3, 2019, at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Lavonne 'Jo' Sippy | Obituaries  Chippewa Herald

Lavonne “Jo” Sippy, 88, formerly of Jim Falls, died peacefully at her home in Bloomer, with her family by her side Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. She was born Jan.

Ronald Thalacker Sr. | Obituaries  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 ...

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 ...

Edward Dettmer | Obituaries  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 ...

Joan Bartz | Obituaries  Chippewa Herald

HOPKINS, Minn. — Joan K. Bartz, of Hopkins, Minn., passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

Thompson named Chi-Hi activities director | High-school  Chippewa Herald

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

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:

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, ...

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 ...

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.

Dale Kragness | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Barbara Goettl | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Barbara Jean (Bergeman) Goettl age 71 of Cadott, WI. passed away Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at home. She fought a courageous battle with Lou Gehrigs ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Man accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting girl | Front Page  Leader-Telegram

A 38-year-old town of Washington man is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a girl between fifth and seventh grades.

Dale Mense | Obituaries  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 ...

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.

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 ...

Tim Schwartz | Obituaries  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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Darlene Knudtson | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Darlene M. Knudtson, 84, passed away peacefully on Thursday April 25, 2019 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire with her husband and son at her side.

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.

Chad Tambornino | Obituaries  Chippewa Herald

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

Chi-Hi wears red for Riley McCanna  Chippewa Herald

The gymnasium bleachers at Chippewa Falls Senior High School were a sea of red during the school's lunch hour Wednesday.

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: Stephen E. Williams Jr. | Obituaries  Chippewa Herald

Stephen E. Williams Jr., 54, of the town of Tilden, Chippewa Falls died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Questions surround coach's resignation | Local  Chippewa Herald

Following the most tumultuous week in the history of the Chippewa Falls High School girls basketball program, questions are swirling around the shocking ...

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 science student of the month | Local  Chippewa Herald

Every month Chippewa Falls High School science department recognizes students who are doing well in classes. This month's are as follows:

'Bye Bye Birdie' coming to Chi-Hi Feb. 17-19 | Lifestyles  Chippewa Herald

The Chippewa Falls High School Music Department will present three performances of “Bye Bye Birdie” this weekend at the school.

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 ...

Saron shocks board by resigning as superintendent | Local  Chippewa Herald

Brad Saron announced Wednesday that he has accepted the superintendent's job for the Sun Prairie School District, less than two years since he became ...

Board accepts superintendent's resignation | Local  Chippewa Herald

Brad Saron's time in the Chippewa Falls School District is officially drawing short after the School Board on Tuesday accepted his resignation effective June 30.

John P. Ramharter | Obituaries  Chippewa Herald

John P. Ramharter, 46, of Chippewa Falls, town of Lafayette, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 after fighting a tough battle with depression.

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 ...

Courage, spirit, hard work pay off for Extra Effort Award winners  Chippewa Herald

Who says there's no good news about young people? That was the message being shared Wednesday evening during the 2017 Extra Effort Awards reception at ...

Obituary: Janna Marie Cobb | Obituaries  Chippewa Herald

Janna Marie Cobb, 15, of Chippewa Falls died Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at her home.

Rahna R. Brunner | Obituaries  Chippewa Herald

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

Verene Alice Crane | Obituaries  Chippewa Herald

Verene Alice Crane, 91, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017, at the Chippewa Manor Retirement Center in Chippewa Falls.

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