Issue #347 Dec. 13, 2017

Sweet, Sweaty Sweaters

Ugly Sweater 5K offers exercise, fashion failures

Emily Kinzel

As the Christmas season begins, some are excited for eggnog and presents, while others enjoy trimming the tree next to a cozy fire. Yet in recent years there has developed a country-wide mania for “ugly” holiday sweater ...

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Issue #343 Oct. 18, 2017

Getting Ready to Get Active

to get fit, treat exercise more like play and less like a chore

Mary Pica-Anderson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

People in our world are becoming more and more sedentary. No matter what age we are, we seem to be spending more time in front of televisions and computers. We rarely walk or ride a bike to get around, and ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

There's No Escaping History

Schlegelmilch House becomes spooky Halloween puzzle

Emily Kinzel, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Think back to the early 2000s: You have questionable highlights and you’re on your Dell computer, viciously pounding on the arrow keys on your keyboard. There’s a timer in the upper right-hand corner ...

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Issue #341 Sept. 20, 2017

Hike of a Lifetime

71-year-old EC man will be among oldest to complete Appalachian Trail

Bonni Knight

The Appalachian Mountains, at 1.2 billion years old, are one of the oldest ranges on the planet. Stretching along the eastern United States, these ancient hills and mountains are home to a unique footpath ...

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Issue #340 Sept. 6, 2017

Forward Passed: How Dorais Field Got Its Name

more than a century ago, Gus Dorais – a future Notre Dame star and NFL coach – got his first taste of football stardom in Chippewa Falls

Joe Niese

Over the last four decades thousands of football players have played at Dorais Field in Chippewa Falls. So, who exactly was Gus Dorais? In short, he was one of the most important figures of football in the first half of the 1900s ...

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Issue #340 Sept. 6, 2017

Could They Go All the Way?

Packers, Badgers poised for big successes … if they can play defense

Luc Anthony

One could make the case that the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers are on the cusp of historic football seasons. With a roster full of receiving talent and a future Hall Of Famer to throw the ball to said talent ...

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Issue #339 Aug. 23, 2017

Building Endurance

CF native offers training, advice for diverse clients

by Samantha Kobs

Ever gone for a 105-mile run? Chippewa Falls native Jake Nash has. He’s also run more than 20 marathons – one of them just six months after a back surgery. And last year, he completed the Ironman Wisconsin ...

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Issue #339 Aug. 23, 2017

Not Just for 'Girls'

roller derby team updates name to shift focus from gender

Max Martinson, photos by Luong Huynh

In an effort to be more inclusive to everyone who contributes to and appreciates the sport, the Chippewa Valley Roller Girls have officially changed their name to Chippewa Valley Roller Derby ...

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Issue #339 Aug. 23, 2017

Readying to Rumble

pro wrestling showdown will benefit veterans’ needs

Ed Hudgins, photos by Andrea Paulseth

One ... two … he got him ... NO, HE KICKED OUT, BAH GOD, HE KICKED OUT!!! Just in case that reference is slightly esoteric, this is about pro wrestling, friend. And it’s coming, not to Minneapolis, not to Milwaukee, but to the Chippewa Valley ...

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Issue #339 Aug. 23, 2017

Buckshot's Big Birthday

Eau Claire’s original run celebrates 35 years helping Special Olympics

Haley Wright, photos by Kelsey Smith

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Buckshot Run – an event that originated in the Chippewa Valley, is exclusive to the Chippewa Valley, and is named after a Chippewa Valley notable. The anniversary is cause for special celebration ...

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Issue #336 July 12, 2017

FEATURE: It's Only Natural

Beaver Creek Reserve isn’t just for kids. It offers tons of opportunities for adults to fall in love with nature, too.

by Amanda Foxcroft, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Did you know there are 38 kinds of mollusks living in the Chippewa River? You can see shiny examples of them all in a display case at Beaver Creek Reserve. I discovered this fact during the first week of June, when I attended Wisconsin Master Naturalist training ...

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Issue #336 July 12, 2017

Drop In, Roll Up

skateboarding contest features prizes, resources, more

Measha Vieth, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Western Dairyland Fresh Start Program helps build strong communities by involving at-risk young adults, ages 17 to 25, in the construction and rehabilitation of homes in western Wisconsin ...

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Issue #335 June 28, 2017

A Way on the Water

local leaders announce river trail plan, map

Tom Giffey

For millennia, the Chippewa River has been a conduit for travel, commerce, and recreation. Now, thanks to collaboration among a broad swathe of local groups, the 4.2 miles of the river that flow through the city of Eau Claire are officially a water trail ...

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