Thoughts People

Notable + Quotable | Dec. 29, 2022

things heard around the Chippewa Valley

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The cold weather like this has a huge adverse impact on homeless people, people spending their days out on the streets as it would any of us. They just don’t have a space to escape it too often.


– journalist and advocate for the homeless, about the need for Eau Claire Community Haven House, a day center for homeless residents on South Farwell Street in Eau Claire. More paid staff is needed to expand the facility’s hours. Haven House will hold a fundraiser on Jan. 18. (WEAU 13 News, Dec. 21)

Finally, a big thank you to you. ... You are family. I love you all.


– As December wound to a close, so did Dick Leinenkugel’s reign as president to the brewery that carries his family’s name. After a 35-year career in the beer biz, spending the last portion as president, Leinenkugel will be succeeded by sixth-generation family member Tony Bugher in the new year. Read the rest of Leinenkugel’s farewell in the company’s December newsletter.

We’re going to fight and probably get it included in the budget and get this project done.

state rep. warren petryk

– Speaking of the bipartisan support among local members of the state Legislature for ensuring the remaining funding for UW-Eau Claire’s new Sciences and Health Sciences building is in the upcoming state budget. (Leader-Telegram, Dec. 16)