By Rachel Helgeson, Reporting Intern This year’s expansion of a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire program pairing international and American students appears to have benefitted all of its participants. Participation in the UW-EC Buddy Program increased more than four-fold this year after it was opened to all students currently on campus and all incoming international students. […]
Sunday’s groundbreaking ceremony for Plymouth Congregational UCC’s new building was followed by the start of site preparation work on Monday. The church is rebuilding at the 2010 Moholt Dr. location of the structure destroyed by fire in September, 2016. That blaze was ignited by a lightning strike. Marawood Construction Services, Inc. is the general contractor […]
By Judy Berthiaume, UW-Eau Claire Integrated Marketing and Communications After a decade of studying teens’ use and misuse of technology, UW-Eau Claire Prof. Justin Patchin did not think there was anything adolescents could do online that would surprise him. Turns out, his latest research showed he was wrong. That study was a first-of-its-kind look at […]
By Mark Gunderman, Communications Specialist, CVTC Ladders are usually among a firefighter’s best friends, but they can be a burden on occasion. Firefighters from 15 west central Wisconsin departments agreed that ladders posed their toughest challenge last Saturday (Oct. 7) as they prepared for a state certification test. At a new training facility on the […]
By Dan Lea, Public Affairs Specialist, Mayo Clinic Health Systems Ken Moore had lost his get-up-and-go. “My wife said, ‘All you do is come home and sit in your chair. You have no motivation,’” said Moore, 55, of Eau Claire. “She said I should go see a doctor.” He did. And that was when Moore […]
Along a desolate country road in northeastern Wisconsin, Manuel Estrada speeds toward work in his rumbling silver Ford SUV. He’s running late for his predawn shift. And he’s worried.
His boss is counting on him; she’s been down a worker for a month. More than 400 Holstein cows stand blinking, waiting to be milked. His family needs the paycheck from his $11.50-per-hour job.
And Estrada, 30, hopes the police aren’t waiting for him, too.