Eau Claire County Newswire

Eau Claire County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Eau Claire County, WI.

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  1. County closes Coon Fork, Big Falls beachesRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    The Eau Claire County Parks & Forest Department announces that water testing results by the City County Health Department indicate Coon Fork Lake County Park campground and dayside beaches and Big Falls wading area have unsafe levels and are closed effective immediately. Lake Altoona beach is currently within acceptable standards for swimming and therefore open.

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  2. Man charged with sexually assaulting two boys is sentencedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    Blair Diehl pleaded no contest to two counts of repeated sexual assault of a child in Eau Claire County court. Several other charges were dismissed but read in.

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  3. Packers ticket scammer facing prison timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WOZZ-FM Appleton

    ... probation when Blachut is sentenced on August 6th. He was also given a deferred prosecution agreement in Eau Claire County, in which a similar theft by fraud charge would be dropped if he stays clean and meets certain conditions. A judge is ...

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  4. Budget amendment exempts Amish from certian building codesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    ... been persecuted for their way of life, in their own homes on their own properties," said Bernier. In Eau Claire County, Amish couples like Amos and Vera Borntreger of Fairchild have been battling the county over building code violations they say go ...

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  5. Marshfield man convicted in Packers ticket scamRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | Door Reminder

    ... but will consider them during Blachut's sentencing. In April, Blachut entered into a plea agreement in Eau Claire County to a charge of felony theft by fraud. He pleaded guilty to the charge but, if he complies with the terms of the agreement, no ...

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  6. 'Teaching Garden' planted in AltoonaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    A garden like no other was planted today in Eau Claire County. UW-Extension and the Eau Claire area master gardeners have created a teaching garden at the extension office in Altoona.

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  7. Governor's office accepting applications for Eau Claire County judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 26 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    The governor made the announcement in a news release Tuesday. An appointee will replace Eau Claire County Circuit Court Judge Kristina Bourget.

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  8. Former County Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer appear in courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 26 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    The former County Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer accused of stealing more than a half-million dollars from Eau Claire County appeared in court Tuesday. Larry Lokken and Kay Onarheim both waved their right to a preliminary hearing.

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  9. Phones compromised at Eau Claire County Sheriff's DepartmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office would like to make the public aware that the Sheriff's Office phone numbers of 715-839-4709 and 715-839-4707 have been compromised. Citizens are reporting they are receiving calls from the Jail or a Sheriff's Office employee.

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  10. New compliance check training to start next month in Eau Claire areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    ... of the hands of minors. This year, 10 percent of tobacco retailers and one-third of alcohol retailers in Eau Claire County failed the checks. "We actually have to hold onto the I.D. and we type in the date from the I.D. if it doesn't match up our ...

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  11. ASSIGNMENT 13: Juvenile JusticeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    ... me because I didn't know what made Michael tick," Goetting said. Goetting is one of the many workers in Eau Claire County who works with kids who get in to trouble. Part of her job is helping to find the underlying causes of why a kid is behaving ...

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  12. Former treasurer, deputy treasurer charged with felony theftRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

    The former Eau Claire County treasurer and his assistant have been charged with felony theft and misconduct in public office. Prosecutors say Larry Lokken and Kay Onarheim took more than $625,000 in taxpayer money between 2011 and 2013, when both left the office.

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  13. ASSIGNMENT 13: To protect and serveRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    ... but we always have to be looking, we have to be prepared for the unexpected," said Steve Wickman with the Eau Claire County Sheriff's office. Recently, the Eau Claire County Sheriff's office gave WEAU 13 News a firsthand look at the situations ...

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  14. 2 treasury employees accused of stealing from Eau Claire Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Today's TMJ4

    A former Eau Claire County treasurer and deputy treasurer are accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from taxpayers. County chairman Gregg Moore says the county has filed an insurance claim for more than $625,000 and that the figure could increase.

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  15. Congress must ensure that Internet innovation continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

    ... apps that would encourage people with diabetes to make positive behavioral changes. Technology grants in Eau Claire County will give students the Internet access they need to retrieve homework and school lessons stored online. Growing Internet ...

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  16. County council candidates split on Lawton's job performanceRead the original story

    Friday May 15 | The Citizens' Voice

    ... close to earning positions in Illinois and Arizona. In May, he removed himself as a finalist from a job in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin and said he is not looking elsewhere for work. Kingston mayor Jim Haggerty, the chairman of the commission that ...

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  17. Bird flu threatens poultry exhibits at local fairsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    ... approach ahead of this summer's events when it comes to planning their poultry exhibits. Both the Eau Claire County Fair and the Northern Wisconsin State Fair in Chippewa Falls are accepting entries for the poultry exhibits this summer despite the ...

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  18. Fundraiser hopes to bring more military flags to Eau Claire CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    The money raised will be used to purchase a flag for each branch of the military, and will be part of a memorial at the Eau Claire County Veterans Service Office.

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  19. Area communities opt out of recommended fluoride levelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    ... not mandate fluoridation but federal health workers recommend a fluoride level of .07 in drinking water. Eau Claire County is already at the recommended level but other communities like Chippewa Falls and Altoona are opting out. Widdicombe said, ...

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  20. Candidates from Platteville, Sauk County vie for city's top jobRead the original story

    Tuesday May 12 | Fitchburg Star

    ... role for Sauk County for 10 years. Shauf was also announced as one of three finalists for the position of Eau Claire County's administrator, according to the county's human resources director Heather Murray. Murray said a two-day interview process ...

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