Erica Quinnies

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The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Oct. 7th, 2014

5 of Wisconsin's Spookiest Places

Erica Quinnies

Whether you’re a believer or not, Wisconsin’s towns are filled with some frightening ghost stories. The following paragraphs detail some of the of terrifying and strange experiences within our statewide phantom world.

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Dec. 27th, 2013

Former local creates Time Magazine cover

Erica Quinnies

Jason Seiler, who graduated from Memorial High School in 1996, is a Chicago-based professional illustrator working for publications and magazines across the country. This month, Seiler received news that his portrait of Pope Francis – which took ...

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Dec. 26th, 2013

Wisconsin's craft distillery scene

Erica Quinnies

Wisconsin is home to a number of distilleries producing a variety of interesting spirits. Since 2006, the state seems to have taken strides a relatively new trend for Wisconsin culture – offering unique, high quality beverages focused on small ...

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Dec. 13th, 2013

5th Annual ‘Hometown Caroling’ is comin’ to town

Erica Quinnies

Hometown Caroling, an event hosting local Christmas caroling at various locations, looks forward to once again spread some vocal cheer during its 5th annual celebration. This season’s caroling will take place at numerous community locales on ...

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Dec. 12th, 2013

Outdoor skating rinks to open early this year

Erica Quinnies

Because of the “fantastic” winter weather we’ve experienced quite early this season, Eau Claire Parks & Recreation has announced that two of its six outdoor skating rinks will open this Friday, December 13. If you’re looking for a great way to ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Dec. 10th, 2013

One of UW-Stout's best courses involves Kermit

Erica Quinnies

The Jim Henson Company, most famous for creating characters from shows such as The Muppets and Sesame Street (duh), will be sharing some its art design knowhow with 22 UW-Stout students this winterim semester. The class will include students ...

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2013

How can cheese help de-ice Wisconsin roads?

Erica Quinnies

Cheese brine – everyone's favorite liquid cheese-making byproduct – will now be used to make many Wisconsin’s roads a little less slippery – although also a little stinkier – this season. With the prevalence of vehicular accidents that occurs ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Nov. 26th, 2013

UWEC recognized for biker-friendliness

Erica Quinnies

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, only one of 75 universities in the US to receive a Bicycle Friendly University distinction, was designated a bronze award as a biker-friendly university by the League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Nov. 25th, 2013

Wisconsin's First "Thanksgiving"

Erica Quinnies

"A man's got to eat and it can't always be steak" is pretty accurate for the story of Wisconsin's voyagers who followed shortly after explorer Jean Nicolet. According to whoonew.com, Pierre-Espirit Radisson and brother-in-law Médard Chouart des ...

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Nov. 15th, 2013

Sky high hair: UW-Stout snags fashion show award

Erica Quinnies, photos by UW-Stout News

A collaboration between interior design students and an apparel student allowed UW-Stout to take home some hardware at Minneapolis’s annual Fusion + Fashion Show –  first place in makeup and hair.

Thu. Nov. 14th, 2013

Menomonie’s thinking 'on the box'

Erica Quinnies

KIND, an organization that sponsors projects doing good for communities around the nation, offers a monthly award to creative ideas – they give $10,000 to each month’s most popular project, decided by open voting on their website ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Nov. 12th, 2013

TED calls on UW-Stout Professors

Erica Quinnies

Famous for its TED Talks video series, TED is a non-profit organization producing events built around sharing technology, entertainment and design – and soon TED will be featuring two UW-Stout professors. Kelly O’Brien, UW-Stout assistant ...

Mon. Nov. 11th, 2013

On Wisconsin! How something becomes a state symbol

Erica Quinnies

If Minnesota can get away with naming their state muffin the blueberry (yes, you read that right), perhaps Wisconsin could get away with more than naming its official state bird the American Robin. It just takes time and effort. And paperwork.

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Oct. 29th, 2013

10 More of the State’s Most Spine-Chilling Spots

Erica Quinnies

So your interest was piqued from our Five of the Spookiest Places in Wisconsin list? Or perhaps it wasn’t? Well, skeptic or not, JS Online tapped the Chippewa Valley’s favorite paranormal investigator – Chad Lewis – to pick Wisconsin’s 10 most ...

Thu. Oct. 24th, 2013

Michale Perry Broadcasts New Book of Essays

Erica Quinnies

From radio show host to nurse to firefighter and even to New York Times bestselling author, Michael Perry has done it all and kept busy. As a humorist, he hosts Tent Show Radio and as a musician he tours with his band, the Long Beds. Tent Show ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Oct. 22nd, 2013

Stout student’s heel healer wins national competition

Erica Quinnies

UW-Stout student, Ryan Enzler, took home the gold in this year’s “Thermoforming Division of a Society of Plastics Engineers” national competition, which is totally a real thing. Aside from his win, five other UW-Stout students placed in ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Oct. 21st, 2013

Eau Claire Parks now part of the 1%

Erica Quinnies

Eau Claire Parks, being one of two Wisconsin agencies to receive accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA), received national recognition for meeting 144 diverse requirements. These standards ...

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Oct. 16th, 2013

Do you believe in the Hodag?

Erica Quinnies

Known for its dragon-esque physique, a whiplike tail, razor sharp claws, and ridiculously huge fangs, the Hodag is also known as one of Wisconsin’s most notorious “monsters.” The Hodag is said to reside in Northeastern, Wisconsin near the ...

Thu. Oct. 10th, 2013

Wooden Delivery

Erica Quinnies

zombie-themed woodblock art samples via Drive by Press

Thu. Oct. 10th, 2013

The Importance of Being at the Mabel Tainter this Week

Erica Quinnies

In addition to celebrating its 54th season, The Menomonie Theater Guild will be producing the well-known Oscar Wilde play, The Importance of Being Earnest, on Oct. 11-12 and 18-19 ...

Thu. Oct. 10th, 2013

Damned Good Print Show Rockin' at UW-Stout

Erica Quinnies

Rock ’n’ roll may be damned, but judging by a UW-Stout print show influenced by 1970s and ’80s album art, it will never die. With the skills of 21 artists from across the nation, many ...

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Oct. 10th, 2013

4 of Wisconsin’s Hiking Wonderlands

Erica Quinnies

Trying to make the most out of this season’s weather and fall colors? Perhaps an afternoon of hiking could provide you with the lungfuls of crisp air you so desire. Consider the following hiking wonderlands identified by Travel Wisconsin as the ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Oct. 7th, 2013

Appletastic Times

Erica Quinnies, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Okay, so Apple’s recent release of the newest iPhone has stirred up quite a bit of news, but let’s not dismiss the remarkable and vast production of our “other” favorite apple this fall – the edible one. Although July and early August were ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Sep. 17th, 2013

5 ways to get your cran on

Erica Quinnies

Beer? Cheese? Sausage and kraut? Nope. Cranberries and lots of them. In case you didn’t get the memo, Wisconsin is the nation’s largest producer of cranberries. (See more from Wistorial Facts You Probably Didn’t Know.) And we should be honored ...