Tag Archives: Eau Claire

Local nature writers encourage discussion about environmental policy

Wisconsin has witnessed nature writers such as Aldo Leopold and John Muir, and Eau Claire community members recently came together again to celebrate local nature writers. Around 200 people came to the State Theater Tuesday, February 28th, to listen writers share excerpts of their stories and deliberate environmental policy. The writers included Dr. Kathy Schneider, Steve

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Walker’s 2017-2019 Budget Reverses a Cutting Trend on UW System

By Jack Martinek In the winter of 2015-16, hundreds of students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire looked at their degree audits and realized that their plans for “four years and done” on campus may have been affected. Between eliminated electives, reduced section offerings, and rearrangement of some majors, there was a very real possibility

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Community leaders continue organizing support, hold peaceful picket

By Lara Bockenstedt Leaders in the interfaith prayer service group, as well as Joining Our Neighbors Advancing Hope (JONAH) and city councilman Andrew Werthmann have been organizing events intended to offer support following the recent Presidential election and series of executive orders. The first event, “Eau Claire Coming Together,” was a candlelit event at Phoenix

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Eau Claire YMCA Offers Teacher New Outlook

By Taylor Johnson Laughter and tears surround Sarah Jiskra on a daily basis. Kids running in all directions describe the scene, don’t tell us it’s “normal” at the YMCA Child Development Center in Eau Claire. Jiskra has become an expert at managing chaos. Jiskra’s family says she has always loved spending time with kids, and

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Library director pushes changes forward

By Hannah Pitzl During her 27 years of experience as a library director, you can bet that Pamela Westby has seen her fair share of change among libraries over the years. Westby joined the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in March 2016. Her job entails managing the budget, people, collections and the facility. “If you

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TV-10 Station Manager Looks To Keep Moving Forward

By Maxwell Inskeep As long as she can remember, Anna Wischmann wanted to be involved with broadcasting. “Coming in as a freshman, I wanted to be in sports broadcasting,” said the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire senior. “Being a part of TV-10 made me realize that that’s not the career path I want to take. But

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Eau Claire native opens escape room on west side

By Emilee Wentland They lock you in and don’t tell you how to get out. Typically, this is all participants know about escape rooms prior to visiting Escape EC, Eau Claire’s newest escape room co-owned by Jack Trautlein. “This is most of the people’s first escape room,” Trautlein said. “So we’d like to make it

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Entrepreneur promotes feminism, community with store

By Samantha West If someone had told Rebecca Cooke a few years ago that she was going to open a home goods store in her hometown, she swears she wouldn’t have believed it. “I think a few years ago, I wasn’t here … and I think being home inspired this mindset,” said Cooke, 28. But

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Eau Claire resident impacts the local fitness community

By Kelsey O’Connor Heart pumping, sweat dripping down his face; he pushes with the last of his energy to get the bar back up one more time. He has reached muscle failure. Exhausted from today’s workout he grabs his gear and heads to the locker room to get ready for the rest of the school

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Brewery hosts Christkindlmarkt in downtown Eau Claire

By Bree Meier Lazy Monk Brewery in downtown Eau Claire is hosting it’s first annual Christkindlmarkt the first three weekends in December. The German/Czech brew hall is hosting this old-world Christmas market to spread Christmas spirit. Twenty local vendors are selling a variety of items, including wooden wall decor, cheeses, and baked goods. Inside Eau

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