Issue #359 May 30, 2018

All Gussied up for Viral Laughs

Gus Johnson’s videos have garnered over a billion views

Emilee Wentland

Breaking stuff can be fun. Absolutely destroying a kitchen table and getting shards of wood all over the living room, on the other hand, is a great time. That’s what YouTuber Gus Johnson thought about his ...

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Issue #359 May 30, 2018

All Systems Go for Air Show

Blue Angels, rare B-29 among highlights

Tom Giffey

In terms of air traffic, EAU is no MSP, let alone JFK or LAX. But for one summer weekend every few years, the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (that’s EAU to those of you who are familiar with three-letter airport codes) ...

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Issue #358 May 16, 2018

You Gotta Taste It to Believe It

Leinenkugel’s quality control program creates sensory experts, blemish-free beer

Eric Christenson

You have four beers in front of you. They all look the same, some even smell and taste very similar. But do you think you could pinpoint even the subtlest blemish or defect? Maybe something’s a little off ...

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Issue #358 May 16, 2018

Growing in Harmony

Albrecht's Nursery and Orchard offers education and organic trees

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Don Albrecht had been collecting apple varieties for years, and working in orchards for decades, by the time he decided to open his own fruit tree farm. His wife, Janeen, sent him out to Chippewa Falls ...

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Issue #358 May 16, 2018

A Moment With the Mayor

Greg Hoffman will soon mark 10 years as Chippewa Falls' chief executive

Tom Giffey

This summer Greg Hoffman will celebrate 10 years as mayor of Chippewa Falls, a decade that has heralded steady growth and civic improvement in the city. “It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years,” said Hoffman ...

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Issue #358 May 16, 2018

Pure Water Days Offers Pure Family Fun

for 42 years, Pure Water Days has highlighted one of Chippewa Falls’ most vital resources

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Situated on the banks of the Chippewa River, bisected by Duncan Creek, and known far and wide for the beverages it puts in bottles, Chippewa Falls is in many ways defined by water ...

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Issue #358 May 16, 2018

Thinking Globally, Growing Locally

Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation focuses on fostering local employers, encouraging exports

Tom Giffey

Much like the awesome Chippewa River – swift, mighty, and always flowing – so too is our local economy. Like the economy itself, the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation is in a constant state of movement ...

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