Issue #339 Aug. 23, 2017
living in the countryside is relaxing, except when it comes to critters’ destructive tendencies
Justin Patchin, photos by Justin Patchin
I live on a dead-end township road adjacent to the Eau Claire River. As such, animal sightings are to be expected, and are, for the most part at least, welcomed. But lately, it feels as if the animals are conspiring and coordinating their efforts to push us out ...
Issue #222 Feb. 14, 2013
we all have a role to play in developing the Chippewa Valley’s ‘yes culture’
Nick Meyer, illustrated by Kaitlyn Bryan
When Volume One just started and we were dropping off the first issue throughout the community, we were met with a fair amount of skeptical looks. There were sometimes comments too, about our inevitable failure or burnout, and even more about ...
Issue #214 Oct. 18, 2012
In 2002, U.S. senators John McCain and Russ Feingold sponsored a bipartisan campaign finance reform that served the nation well for eight years. The law sharply limited corporations from using money from their funds to influence ...
Issue #183, Aug. 4, 2011
on urban chickens and local traffic
They tried downplaying cars on State Street in Chicago and North Avenue in Oak Park, Illinois. Huge disaster in both cases. Destroyed small businesses ...
Issue #174 Mar. 31st, 2011
"But the elephant in the room is all the crappy teachers and how they’ve hurt us and changed our lives. There are the ones that can’t write a note home without a grammatical error ..."
Issue #171 Feb. 17th, 2011
"Whilst perusing your feature article [Jan. 20] on health and wellness the other day I noticed that you chose not to include information on the social and environmental benefits of eating food rich in animal fats and protein."
Issue #164 Nov. 4th, 2010
"I might not share The Pickle owner Jed Hart’s sentiments when it comes to the Muslim faith but I applaud him for standing up to the members of the Student Life and Diversity Commission who have apparently appointed themselves the arbiters of ..."
Issue #159 August 26th, 2010
A recent cost-cutting proposal by our school board would be draining all school pools. Water saved by watering school lawns only when needed could keep the pools full and also would pay for their upkeep.
Issue #157 July 29th, 2010
It has recently come to my attention that there has been some significant talk by city officials to eliminate the fountain in Wilson Park.
Issue #155 July 1st, 2010
My intuition is that it is going to be a push to get the boys at SEH Inc. to do any big ideas ...
Issue #154 June 17th, 2010
Is there an underlying reason why there are no one shows Ultimate Fighting events?
Issue #150 April 22nd, 2010
I was walking my dog tonight downtown. I had read about the pillow fight and decided to go to gawk.
Issue #149 April 8th, 2010
While I appreciate your coverage of our Charter School efforts, there are some glaring inaccuracies in the report in the March 25 issue.
Issue #147 March 11th, 2010
The recent article in Volume One highlighting the community arts night at Montessori had some erroneous information ...
Issue #146 February 25th, 2010
The strategy now is to deny that the county board ever attempted to plan for future development on the current site and to assert
Issue #145 February 11th, 2010
Downtown Jail? We the people have spoken a resounding “NO!”
Issue #141 December 10th, 2009
Just sit back and watch. While it ain’t gonna be pretty, it is going to be most entertaining.
Issue #140 November 26th, 2009
One thing that has always blown me away is the volunteerism that goes on in the Chippewa Falls area ...
Issue #139 November 12th, 2009
"I think your 'neighborhood' t-shirts are a great idea, but I am dismayed by the lack of a 'North Side Hill' shirt."
Issue #138 October 29th, 2009
Ten pages? Really?