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Most Disappointing Thing in the Past Year

Nothing disappointed Chippewa Vallians quite like local residents who don’t follow COVID precautions. With all the locally made face masks in various patterns, sizes, shapes, and colors, what made it so tough to wear one? But that wasn’t the only thing that disappointed locals: The sudden disappearance of Joe Luginbill, a former Eau Claire school board member and community activist, disappointed nonprofit groups, donors, and voters. Finally, locals are fed up with all the drug use in the area. Stay safe and say no to drugs, kids. –Rebecca Mennecke