Issue #391 Aug. 21, 2019

Hiding in the Woods

What’s out there waiting for us?

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Shannon Sorenson

There are a good many things hidden out in the woods of Wiscosnin. Old things. The things we’ve forgotten. The things we’ve stopped caring about. But new things, too. The things we keep private ...

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Issue #391 Aug. 21, 2019

Talking Smack With Facts

sports evolve over time, maybe team records should too

Luc Anthony

Talking sports smack is not always an equal proposition. Consider the plight of yours truly, a Vikings fan and Wisconsin native: any attempt to highlight why the Vikes may be, in some way, superior to the Packers can immediately be met with this stat: thirteen championships to zero ...

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Issue #391 Aug. 21, 2019

On the Cover | Aug. 21, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Grace Pedersen

“This piece was made to reflect the nostalgia of growing up in rural Wisconsin. The character in this piece is inspired by my husband, who was the little boy that spent his long summer days out in the woods chasing squirrels and building forts ..."

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Issue #391 Aug. 21, 2019

Opening Shot | Aug. 21, 2019

photos by Michael Bartsch

THE LOOK THAT SAYS “BLUEGRASS.” The WHYS Radio Bluegrass Festival returned to Lake Altoona County Park on Saturday, August 17, featuring the Seeger Boys (pictured), Olive Sings, The Lowest Pair, the Root Tappers, Noah John, Woodland Spring, and the No Man’s String Band.

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Issue #391 Aug. 21, 2019

Summertime Souvenirs

the gold we find on summer vacation

Ken Szymanski, illustrated by Taylor McCumber

We went searching for gold, and we came home with a rock. It was the classic Wisconsin family road trip – the longest that my family would ever take – to the Badlands of South Dakota. With my parents in the front, my two brothers ...

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Issue #390 Aug. 7, 2019

The Bullet

aka the carnival ride i never rode

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Shannon Sorenson

I never ever rode the thing. I was too scared, and my little paper tickets were too precious to waste on something I wasn’t sure I’d like. Far too precious to waste on something that could kill me. Discounting the Ferris wheel, it was ...

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Issue #389 July 24, 2019

Wheeling & Dealing

nothing drives me crazy quite like driving

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Beth Czech

Raise your hand if you have family or friends living in the Twin Cities. OK, keep your hands up. Now, raise your hand if you have family or friends living about two or three hours from the Chippewa Valley. Good, just keep those hands up. Now, if you find it kind of annoying to visit those ...

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Issue #389 July 24, 2019

Opening Shot | July 24, 2019

photos by Branden Nall

FEAR THE ROCKING DEAD. Despite some sketchy weather, Rock Fest 2019 took place Thursday, July 18, through Saturday, July 20, in Cadott. This massive rock ’n’ roll fest featured such artists as Rob Zombie (pictured), Marilyn Manson, and P.O.D., with many other performances throughout the weekend.

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Issue #388 July 10, 2019

Opening Shot | July 10, 2019

photos by Branden Nall

FIELD OF BEAMS. Eau Claire’s annual Independence Day fireworks display popped off on July 4 (of course) just after 10pm. As usual, ground zero for the show was the Carson Park baseball stadium, with thousands of locals watching from the park and around the entire city.

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Issue #388 July 10, 2019

On the Cover | July 10, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Harlie Juedes

“Sitting around the fire, watching it burn, and feeling the heat on a cool night is glorious. We often don’t recognize it, but we live in a beautiful part of the world. I love capturing this beauty ..."

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