There is a vacancy in Chippewa Falls that can make governing a little tricky.More >>
Eau Claire (WQOW) - Eau Claire has approved the contract for a new city manager.
Russell Van Gompel will make $135,000 a year. He's been the village manager in Brown Deer for the past 14 years. The City of Eau Claire approved a three-year deal with him. Among the contract perks: Up to $7,500 for moving expenses, a $500 vehicle allowance every month and three weeks vacation.
The city council unanimously approved the contract on Tuesday night. Van Gompel's first day will be November 12th. Eau Claire has been searching for a new city manager since Mike Huggins retired last December. The city has a budget of about $130 million. The city manager oversees that and more than 500 employees. "We had a very pleasant time, I think, of negotiating the terms of this contract and that Mr. Van Gompel, even though he had some requests, he conceded to our counter offer and accepted our terms... so it really turned out very well. I think people can be pleased, that the city council did take this time, to get it done right," said Dave Duax, EC City Council member.
Click on the link under "More Information" to read the contract.
Eau Claire (WQOW) - Eau Claire Police say a body has been pulled out of the Chippewa River. Police say canoeists spotted what they believed was a body on Monday not far from the Short Street Bridge. TheMore >>
The UW-Eau Claire Police Department has informed me that the body of David Patrick Rodgers was recovered Monday evening from the Chippewa River.More >>
Dunn County (WQOW) - A Pennsylvania truck driver has been fined for what he said at a Menomonie convenience store last month. Steve Eliou was accused of telling others in the store the Army fuel tankerMore >>
A Pennsylvania truck driver has been fined for what he said at a Menomonie convenience store last month.More >>
Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - It wasn't an eleventh hour decision in Chippewa Falls Tuesday night... Instead, it was a 12th. A contract was approved Tuesday night between the police department and city councilMore >>
A contract was approved Tuesday night between the police department and city council to change officer hours from eight a day to twelve.More >>
Eau Claire County (WQOW)- Murder charges were filed today against an Altoona man accused of killing his girlfriend last week in the home they shared. 41-year-old Ying Xiong was charged Tuesday with firstMore >>
Murder charges were filed today against an Altoona man accused of killing his girlfriend last week in the home they shared.More >>
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