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ECCT Director Opens The Curtain On Another Show

By Kailin Schumacher  The lights go out. The curtain drops and the auditorium bursts into applause. Behind the curtain children scream and giggle as they prepare for curtain call. The kids all take their turns bowing and receiving hoots and hollers from the audience. The audience members rise from their seats to give a standing

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Red’s Mercantile Owner Supports Women through Grant

By Lexi Ehlenbeck Becca Cooke stood behind the counter. Her hands moved back and forth methodically as she prepared pieces of jewelry for display in her store. She spoke as she worked; eyes watching the store, hands on the merchandise. “I had always had this desire to be my own boss,” said Cooke. This dream came

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Beauty pageants help sexual assault victim find healing

By Kenzie Mueller A typical Monday for Sara Axness begins with a morning meeting to discuss the week’s events, followed by a brainstorming session to think of new leads, and, if there is time, a lunch break before dashing off to a client meeting. As the afternoon rolls around, a second, if not third cup

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Softball coach hopes passion will lead team to victory

By Alyssa Layton Once spring comes around that means softball is starting. Rain or shine, the passion on and off the field is something that the Johnson Creek Softball program does not take lightly according to coaches and fans. Dean Herman became the head coach in 2015 and changed the softball program. Herman has been

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Educator teaches in the classroom and on the ice

   By Libby Schauer For Mary Summers, teaching special education classes at Eleva-Strum High School is not simply just a job. It’s a career that she excels in, evident by the awards and praises given to her year after year. These awards include the 2015-2016 Cardinal Pride Teaching Excellence Award, the WEAU Sunshine Award, given

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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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Brain trauma victim inspires others through injury

By Nicole Bellford Eager to see familiar faces, family, and sleep in her own bed, Audrey Nelson made the familiar trip from Northwestern College in St. Paul to her home in Cornell, Wisconsin. An icy patch of road near Highway 27 between Cadott and Cornell triggered a head on collision between the car that the

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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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