A Chippewa County company is picking up the pieces today, and is wondering what started a big fire last night. More >>
Eau Claire (WQOW)- School's out and summer vacation is in full swing. For some children a break from the books also means a break in steady nutrition. Lunch and breakfast, served at school, are sometimes the only solid meals these children get.
Most school kitchens close their doors during the summer months. That's not the case at Lakeshore and Longfellow elementaries in Eau Claire.
"These schools have the highest number of students eligible for free and reduced meals," explains Sue Brown, director of food and nutrition with the Eau Claire area school district. That means both schools qualify for funding from the USDA, and that money provides free, hot meals to any child under 18, when school is not in session.
"There are kids that go without and don't have any food in their homes," continues Brown. "The school lunch and breakfast programs really fulfill a need during the school year, those programs obviously aren't in operation during the summer so this program is helping to fill that void."
And with less worry about putting food on the table, families can focus on other necessities. "They know that food is taken care of for breakfast and lunch," said Brown. "They can allocate their resources for things like clothing and rent and utilities."
Fall Creek (WQOW)- A home on Partridge Road exploded Sunday afternoon. The Township Fire Department says the family is out of town and no one was hurt in the blast. Right now crews are on scene investigatingMore >>
A home on Partridge Road exploded around noon on Sunday. The Township Fire Department says the family is out of town and no one was hurt in the blast.More >>
Local scores, complete golf results, softball brackets, plus highlights from softball and golf.More >>
Local scores, complete golf results, softball brackets, plus highlights from softball (Altoona vs. Baldwin-Woodville, Superior vs. EC North, Osseo-Fairchild vs. EC Regis, McDonell vs. EC Immanuel Lutheran) and golf (WIAA Division 1, 2, & 3 regionals).More >>
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI says a man being questioned by authorities in the Boston bombing probe was fatally shot when he initiated a violent confrontation. The shooting incident early Wednesday tookMore >>
The FBI says a man being questioned by authorities in the Boston bombing probe was fatally shot when he initiated a violent confrontation.More >>
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