Issue #392 Sept. 4, 2019

Taking Steps Toward Safety

community effort identifies safe ways for kids to walk to school

Tom Giffey

Like they have for generations, children are returning to school in the Chippewa Valley this fall with new sneakers, smiling faces, and backpacks stuffed with spiral notebooks, No. 2 pencils, ...

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Issue #391 Aug. 21, 2019

Construction Completion

campus projects at UWEC, UW-Stout wrap up as students return

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Summertime means construction time for many a college campus while students are (mostly) away. Here’s an inside look at new campus construction projects at ...

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Issue #391 Aug. 21, 2019

A Helping Hand

the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library's new social worker is ready to serve

Rob Reid, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire is one of only 40 public libraries in the country that has a certified social worker on staff. Libby Richter, a graduate of the Social Work program at ...

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Issue #390 Aug. 7, 2019

Eau Claire's Elephant Tale

the heartbreaking and mysterious story of a circus performer laid to rest during a long-ago summer

Ron Davis

Riddled with rumor, exaggeration, speculation, and maybe even a few ghost stories, local accounts of what has come to be called the “Eastside Hill Elephant” are based on a true story that took place long ago in Eau Claire ...

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Issue #390 Aug. 7, 2019

Picking Up Speed

Eau Claire city council dedicates funds to new skate park

Nicole Withers, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Eau Claire City Council voted July 23 to allocate $20,000 for the construction of a new skate park in Boyd Park. This money will be added to $50,000 raised by the Eau Claire Skateboarders Association ...

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