CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Jake and Sandi Hoff routinely meet with people to discuss creating a long-lasting memorial to a loved one.
As owners of Chippewa Monument Co. in the town of...
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A judge in western Wisconsin on Tuesday found a 10-year-old girl incompetent to stand trial on charges she killed a 6-month-old baby in her care last year.
College freshman turns folding paper into crane birds
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Sitting in an English class last year, Alan Fox read over examples of college application letters, and one sparked his interest.
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Altoona 66, Cadott 53
Aquinas 72, Tomah 58
Arcadia 58, Black River Falls 45
Arrowhead 65, Waukesha North 28
Bangor 79, Hillsboro 64
Benton 62, River Ridge 51
Black Hawk 51, Albany 40
Bloomer 72, Barron 26
Boscobel 82, Riverdale 37
Brillion 64, Amherst 34
Brookwood 56, Royall 41
Cashton 71, Necedah 59
Central Wisconsin Christian 53, Saint Lawrence Seminary 32
Girl Scout leader dismissed after event for crash victims
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Girl Scout troop leader in Green Bay has lost her job in the wake of a fundraiser her troop held for families of victims of a fatal crash near Chippewa Falls.
The members of Troop 4029 helped host a vigil in Green Bay in honor of three Chippewa Falls-area scouts and a parent who were struck and killed while collecting trash along a rural highway earlier this month.
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Algoma 56, Green Bay West 49
Appleton East 55, Freedom 50
Aquinas 82, Chippewa Falls 45
Badger 74, Kenosha Bradford 62
Beaver Dam 81, Fort Atkinson 18
Benton 80, Juda 27
Big Foot 52, Brodhead 26
Bonduel 36, Roncalli 33
Cambridge 48, Adams-Friendship 36
Catholic Central 55, University School of Milwaukee 28
Church opens in former Wisconsin tavern
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A closed tavern in Chippewa Falls that appeared slated for demolition has been given new life as it has reopened as a church.
River City Community Church has leased the building, moving into the building in August that was known as The Lodge for the past decade.
Mourners say goodbye to 3 Girl Scouts, mother
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners are saying goodbye to three Girl Scouts and a mother who were struck and killed while collecting trash along a rural highway in northwestern Wisconsin.
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Wisconsin town mourns Girl Scout, mom killed in hit-and-run
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Teachers, family and friends said goodbye Thursday to a Girl Scout and her mother killed in a hit-and-run along a rural road in northwestern Wisconsin, with a minister telling mourners their "world has been crushed."
Funerals scheduled for Girl Scouts, mother struck and killed
LAKE HALLIE, Wis. (AP) — Funeral arrangements are set for three Girl Scouts and a mother who were killed in a hit-and-run in rural northwestern Wisconsin.
A funeral service for 32-year-old Sara Schneider and her 10-year-old daughter, Haylee Hickle, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Chippewa Valley Bible Church in Chippewa Falls. Nine-year-old Jayna Kelly will be eulogized Friday at 11 a.m. at the same church.
Sheriff: 10-year-old says she stomped head of baby in panic
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A 10-year-old girl charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of a 6-month-old baby told investigators that she panicked after dropping the infant, and stomped on the child's head to stop the crying, according to a sheriff in western Wisconsin.
10-year-old Wisconsin girl detained in infant’s death
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a 10-year-old girl has been detained in the death of an infant in northwestern Wisconsin.
Chippewa County Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk (koh-WAHL'-chek) says the girl is in juvenile custody.
Wisconsin town mourns 3 Girl Scouts, 1 adult killed in crash
LAKE HALLIE, Wis. (AP) — A western Wisconsin community on Sunday was grieving the deaths of three Girl Scouts and a parent who were collecting trash along a rural highway when police say a pickup truck veered off the road and hit them before speeding away.
The Latest: Hundreds gather for vigil for Girl Scouts killed
LAKE HALLIE, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the hit-and-run deaths of several Girl Scouts and an adult in Wisconsin (all times local):
Hundreds of community members gathered outside an elementary school in Wisconsin to remember three Girl Scouts and a parent who were killed in a hit-and-run crash.
Pulaski 23, Menomonie 21
Luck 70, Florence 42
Newman Catholic 61, Gibraltar 46
Sevastopol 48, Oakfield 0
Appleton North 55, Hudson 19
Arrowhead 63, Verona Area 21
Bay Port 49, De Pere 0
Fond du Lac 56, Madison La Follette 14
Franklin 50, Milwaukee Morse-Marshall/Juneau/Lang/Carmen NW 0
Hamilton 35, Madison Memorial 21
Kenosha Indian Trail 21, Milwaukee Riverside/Golda Meir 0
Co-workers discover they are actually father and son
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — It was a surprising and unlikely meeting for a father and son in western Wisconsin.
The two men have been co-workers at Rock Solid Transport in Chippewa Falls for two years, but never knew they were related. Nathan Boos was adopted at birth and did not know anything about his biological parents. His adoptive parents knew who they were, but never discussed it because Boos never asked.
Body of 2nd man missing from pontoon found in Wisconsin lake
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a second Minnesota man who was missing from a pontoon on Lake Wissota in western Wisconsin.
Investigators from the Chippewa County Sheriff's Department found the body of 22-year-old Antonio Robinson of Minneapolis around 9 a.m. Tuesday. The investigators used drones to locate Robinson's body near the Wissota Hydro Dam.
1 dead, 1 missing after pontoon found in western Wisconsin
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A Minnesota man is dead and another missing after an unoccupied pontoon boat was found on Lake Wissota in western Wisconsin.
Authorities were called Sunday about the pontoon near the Wissota Hydro Dam.
Someone later reported finding a rubber tube floating near buoys near the dam. A man's body was attached to the tube by a rope.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A five-year study has transformed a reclaimed Wisconsin frack sand mine into a successful wild prairie.
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls partnered with industrial sand mining firm Superior Silica Sands and Chippewa County's Department of Land Conservation and Forest Management to learn how sand mining impacts soil that is stripped away, stored and replaced after mining operations wrap up in Chippewa County.
Wisconsin man, 69, takes on survivalist challenge
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — The spark for Dan Cooper's recent wilderness adventure came from an unlikely source: his television.
The 69-year-old Chippewa Falls man is hooked on the Discovery Network reality show "Naked and Afraid," now in its ninth season, the Leader-Telegram reported.
WWII veteran finally being awarded Purple Heart
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A World War II veteran who spent more than a year as a prisoner of war is finally being awarded the Purple Heart.
Max Bergen will receive the medal Friday, The Leader-Telegram reported . The 94-year-old Wisconsin man says he's overwhelmed and stunned by the honor.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Two months ago, U.S. Army veteran Terry Treleven didn't have a home for over a year after going through a difficult divorce.
He recently found himself doing mock interviews to prepare for getting back into the workforce at the Chippewa Falls Veterans Housing and Recovery Program, where he has been staying for a month.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — When brain analysis revealed that former National Hockey League player Jeff Parker had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, it came as no surprise to his family.
For Jeff's brother, longtime Chippewa Falls High School boys hockey coach Scott Parker, the recent diagnosis by researchers at Boston University's CTE Center was confirmation of what he already knew in his heart.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. — A large hog farm is planned for the Chippewa County town of Cleveland, west of Cornell.
Judge hears case on fatal Wisconsin Walmart shooting
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A lawsuit against Walmart Inc. is moving forward following the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old woman at a Wisconsin store in 2016.
Chippewa County Judge James Isaacson heard arguments in the case Tuesday but didn't decide whether to dismiss it, The Leader-Telegram reported .
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. — Lowell E. Sommerfeldt, 71, of Chippewa Falls died Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Wisconsin Veterans Home in Chippewa Falls. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 6, in First Baptist Church in Whitehall, Wis. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Blair, Wis. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall is assisting the family.
GOP state senator won’t seek re-election
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Another Republican senator is calling it quits.
Terry Moulton of Chippewa Falls announced Monday that he won't seek a third term this fall.
He said that he has accomplished his goals of working for smaller government, a reduced tax burden and a better jobs climate. Republican state Rep. Kathy Bernier's office said she plans to run for the seat.
Around the Kohl Center: Highlights from Championship Saturday at the WIAA state boys basketball tournament
Division 5 final: Bangor 91, Chippewa Falls McDonell 67
Division 4 final: Manitowoc Roncalli 53, Marathon 37
Division 3 final: Prescott 63, Valders 62
Division 2 final: Kaukauna 76, Milwaukee Washington 74
Division 1 final: Oshkosh North 61, Brookfield East 44
Deerfield boys can’t buy a basket in their WIAA Division 5 state semifinal loss to Chippewa Falls McDonell
Effort wasn’t the problem.
Preparation wasn’t the problem.
No, the problem that plagued the Deerfield boys basketball team from start to finish on Friday morning was much simpler: The Demons simply couldn’t make a doggone basket.
Bangor earns No. 1 seeding in Division 5 entering the WIAA state boys basketball tournament
Friday’s semifinals: (1) Bangor (25-1) vs. (4) Green Bay NEW Lutheran (15-12), 9:05 a.m.; (2) Deerfield (23-4) vs. (3) Chippewa Falls McDonell (17-10), about 10:45 a.m.
Saturday’s championship: Semifinal winners, 11:05 a.m.
Former Beloit substitute teacher arrested on sexual assault charges
A former substitute teacher at Beloit Memorial High School has been arrested and charged in the alleged repeated sexual assault of a 14-year-old student during the past school year.