Tag Archives: Eau Claire

Eau Claire animal shelter employee dotes on animals

  By Allison Anhalt The Humane Society of the United States is the largest animal protection organization in America, and the care and love for animals that the organization represents can be found right here in Eau Claire. “The Humane society of the United States and our affiliates provide direct care to more than 100,000

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Abused animals shape Eau Claire caretaker’s career

By Taylor Pomasl Tammy Schimmel gently lifted an injured cat from its kennel, the open wound on its back glistening. She held it in her arms for a few moments, kissing the animal’s forehead and laying her on the examination table. A bad case of ringworm had devastated the cat physically, and Tammy held in

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Snow didn’t keep plungers from freezin’ for a reason

By Cheyenne Wolfe and Riley Schmidt Wisconsin hosts more than 10,000 Special Olympics athletes, and national events like the Polar Plunge help fund these athletes and programs. On Sunday, more than 600 plungers raised $150,000 for Special Olympics. Josh Stringer was one of only three to earn the title “super plunger” by raising $1000 and

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Bridge project stays on timeline thanks to mild winter

By Trent Tetzlaff University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire senior Steven Krueger said he often finds himself turning his car around and heading back to Lake Street to take a detour to upper campus after forgetting about the Water Street bridge construction. Krueger is just one of many students the Water Street bridge project has affected since

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Ski Invitational a success despite frigid temperatures

By Riley Schmidt and Symone Foster Video shot and edited by Symone Foster Competitors and fans alike made their way to the Silvermine Ski Invitational last weekend to view Eau Claire Ski Club’s 130th annual ski jumping competition. The event started on Friday night and continued throughout the weekend despite the sub-zero temperatures.   Stella

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Homelessness and sustainable energy key issues in Eau Claire

By Thomas Henson Eau Claire City Council President Kerry Kincaid highlighted her 2016 goals and plans for Eau Claire in her annual “State of the City” address on Jan. 26. Among the topics she covered were homelessness and sustainable energy. Just two weeks later, Kincaid discussed how she and the city plan to follow through

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Milwaukee Ballet features a classical and contemporary clash at Zorn Arena

By Cheyenne Wolfe Pink dresses, tutus and arabesques were all present at the Milwaukee Ballet II performance at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in Zorn Arena on Tuesday night. The night started off with a traditional, classic ballet number, but transitioned into powerful contemporary pieces that ballerina Karina Eimon said brought many of them to

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