The ProCountry Auction Service office on S. Eau Claire St. recently added a new Prime Realty branch office to connect more effectively with real estate clients. Pictured, realtor Erica Lawton came on board as a Prime Realty agent on Aug. 1, joining longtime auctioneers Scott Werlein (left) and Steve Strey (right).
  by Beth Kraft   ProCountry Auction Service LLC has enjoyed steady growth since it was founded by Scott and Jennifer Werlein in 2002, but over the past few years the seasoned auctioneer’s business...
The ProCountry Auction Service office on S. Eau Claire St. recently added a new Prime Realty branch office to connect more effectively with real estate clients. Pictured, realtor Erica Lawton came on board as a Prime Realty agent on Aug. 1, joining longtime auctioneers Scott Werlein (left) and Steve Strey (right).
  by Beth Kraft   A petition seeking to recall Eleva-Strum School Board President Lois Havenor was submitted on Friday, Sept. 15, after drawing well over 500 signatures in three weeks. Those who...
  by Beth Kraft   For students who may struggle to process problems in their lives those issues can spill over into other areas, affecting their performance in the classroom and fostering behavioral...
Kim Larsen, founder of the kimbentley fitness blog, has launched a new branch of her business. FIT EXPO will take place at the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center this Saturday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. featuring vendors, interactive fitness classes, and more. Pictured, Larsen, an Eleva native, created the kimbentley brand two years ago after her Instagram posts with her dog, Bentley, that also featured fitness fashion began drawing interest.
  by Beth Kraft   Since Eleva native Kim Larsen founded the kimbentley fitness blog in 2015, her brand has enjoyed steady growth and success. Now Larsen is adding a new division with the inaugural...
Kim Larsen, founder of the kimbentley fitness blog, has launched a new branch of her business. FIT EXPO will take place at the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center this Saturday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. featuring vendors, interactive fitness classes, and more. Pictured, Larsen, an Eleva native, created the kimbentley brand two years ago after her Instagram posts with her dog, Bentley, that also featured fitness fashion began drawing interest.
Teachers new to the School District of Mondovi for the 2017-18 school year are, front, left to right, Lindsay Carroll, second grade; Amy Vida, high school English; middle, Sydney Pretasky, fifth grade; Kayla Bauer, FACS; Courtney Sebesta, early childhood; back, Craig Loscheider, middle school special education; Anna Sandberg, third grade.
  by Beth Kraft   Classes are back in session at local schools, and the School District of Mondovi welcomes seven new teachers this year in Kayla Bauer, Lindsay Carroll, Craig Loscheider, Sydney...
Teachers new to the School District of Mondovi for the 2017-18 school year are, front, left to right, Lindsay Carroll, second grade; Amy Vida, high school English; middle, Sydney Pretasky, fifth grade; Kayla Bauer, FACS; Courtney Sebesta, early childhood; back, Craig Loscheider, middle school special education; Anna Sandberg, third grade.
The ProCountry Auction Service office on S. Eau Claire St. recently added a new Prime Realty branch office to connect more effectively with real estate clients. Pictured, realtor Erica Lawton came on board as a Prime Realty agent on Aug. 1, joining longtime auctioneers Scott Werlein (left) and Steve Strey (right).
Kim Larsen, founder of the kimbentley fitness blog, has launched a new branch of her business. FIT EXPO will take place at the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center this Saturday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. featuring vendors, interactive fitness classes, and more. Pictured, Larsen, an Eleva native, created the kimbentley brand two years ago after her Instagram posts with her dog, Bentley, that also featured fitness fashion began drawing interest.
Teachers new to the School District of Mondovi for the 2017-18 school year are, front, left to right, Lindsay Carroll, second grade; Amy Vida, high school English; middle, Sydney Pretasky, fifth grade; Kayla Bauer, FACS; Courtney Sebesta, early childhood; back, Craig Loscheider, middle school special education; Anna Sandberg, third grade.

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Annabelle McAleer
  by Beth Kraft   The 59th annual Eleva Broiler Festival will take place this Friday through Sunday, June 2-4, featuring a schedule jam-packed the activities, entertainment and Broiler Fest’s famous...
The Rattlenecks includes Eleva-Strum natives Jim Pullman, Todd Barneson and Gabe Koxlien. The trio of vocalists are also joined by Ethan Schmidt on bass and Davy Sumner on drums on their newest album, “Heart Lies.”
  by Beth Kraft   Three Eleva-Strum Central High School pals with a mutual interest in music started off playing together just for fun. When Jim Pullman, Todd Barneson and Gabe Koxlien—all E-S grads—...
This pair of geese and their young were the only Canada geese visible at Mirror Lake last Thursday afternoon. The City of Mondovi still intends to conduct a goose round-up in cooperation with the USDA sometime after June 15, but if goose  numbers remain low the round-up won’t take place, city leaders said last week. The City Council budgeted last fall for a round-up this year, citing public health concerns, after upwards of 300 geese could routinely be found at the lake in 2016.
  by Beth Kraft   Multiple community members in recent weeks have publicly denounced a planned goose round-up at Mirror Lake in Mondovi—a tactic city leaders are still on track to go ahead with...
Mark T. Johnson, 57, of Eleva, died Friday, May 19, 2017, at his home. Mark was born Feb. 12, 1960, in Eau Claire, to Donald and LaVonne (Arneson) Johnson. Mark worked as a cement finisher for...
Alice Jeanine Risler, 68, of Eau Claire, Wis., passed on to eternal life on Sunday, May 21, 2017. She was born on Feb. 9, 1949, in Eau Claire, the daughter of the late Duane and Marjorie (Peterson...
Julie M. Hallam, 75, of rural Eleva, Wis., died Thursday, May 18, 2017, on the family farm, with her husband and two of her three daughters by her side. Julie was born in Milwaukee to Thomas and...
Water streamed over Thompson Road on the north side of the bridge that spans the Buffalo River. Several roads between Mondovi and Eleva were partially closed last week.
  by Beth Kraft   Storms that repeatedly assaulted the local area early last week brought heavy, prolonged periods of rain as well as small hail, damaging winds and funnel cloud sightings in some...
Mondovi students walk toward school buses parked in the paved playground area behind Mondovi Elementary after school. The area is also the site of a.m. bus drop-offs—the subject of an ongoing disagreement between Mondovi bus drivers and administration after school leaders earlier this month proposed moving the morning drop-off site to the sidewalk along W. Mill St.
  by Beth Kraft   A group of bus drivers attended the Mondovi School Board’s May 15 meeting to express their frustration over a proposed plan to adjust the morning bus drop-off site—a plan they say...
Brock Cecil Larson, 36, of Minneapolis, Minn., died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. He was born on March 3, 1981, in Houston, Texas, and grew up in rural Durand. He attended Durand and...
Crews broke ground to begin construction on a residence in the Peeso Creek Terrace subdivision last week. The development is the subject of a lawsuit filed May 11 by the City of Mondovi against North Creek Developers LLC, seeking monetary damages from an alleged breach of contract. The majority of the lots in the 10-year-old development on Mondovi’s north side are still empty.
  by Beth Kraft   The City of Mondovi on Thursday, May 11, filed suit in Buffalo County Circuit Court against North Creek Developers LLC, seeking to recoup more than $500,000 in damages from an...

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