Kinzy Janssen

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The Daily Shakedown

Fri. May. 9th, 2014

5 most common local surnames

Kinzy Janssen, photos by Jesse Johnson

With a little help from the Chippewa Valley Museum, we divined the most common official monikers worn by the Eau Claire citizenry.

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Jun. 18th, 2013

Blast from the Past: The Rocket Slide

Kinzy Janssen

Sometime in the spacey 60s, sections of a steel rocket arrived in Carson Park from one of the big shot playground vendors at the time. When it was originally assembled, it had two slides – one departing from an upper level and one from a lower ...

Wed. Oct. 17th, 2012

Cautious Classrooms

Kinzy Janssen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

a newly enforced safety code in schools aims to remove flammable material, but at what cost to creativity?

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2012

Rethinking Our Rivers: An Introduction

Nick Meyer, Trevor Kupfer, Thom Fountain, Kinzy Janssen, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Nick Meyer, Jessica Vollmer

a city once defined by its rivers is finally ready to reclaim the waterways and reinvent its identity

Fri. Sep. 7th, 2012

Pumpkin Recipes

Katie Venit, Kinzy Janssen

The poor pumpkin has long been gutted, carved, and relegated to the front steps. And when it does appear in recipes, often it’s fake or from a can. But we at Volume One think more of this autumn staple, and asked some creative culinary ...

Thu. Sep. 6th, 2012

A Rough Year

Kinzy Janssen, Anna Semanko, photos by Andrea Paulseth

this year’s harvest was tough for many farmers

Thu. Sep. 6th, 2012

Across the Spectrum

Kinzy Janssen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

local libraries gearing special programs towards autism spectrum disorders

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2012

The Write Club

Kinzy Janssen

The first and second rules of Write Club, despite the movie it rhymes with, is that you talk about Write Club. Founder Aimee Johnson explains that the open-to-all club began as “a selfish endeavor.” “I wanted some place where I could get feed back...

Tue. Aug. 21st, 2012

Writing the Book of Tom

Kinzy Janssen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Michael Perry focuses on neighbor for latest book

Tue. Aug. 7th, 2012

Filming Uniroyal

Kinzy Janssen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

locally made Uniroyal documentary in the works

Tue. Aug. 7th, 2012

Dresses to Impress

Kinzy Janssen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

program converts prom garb into period costumery

Tue. Aug. 7th, 2012

Michael Perry's New Book to Get Neighborly

Kinzy Janssen

What can you learn from your neighbor? That’s the ultimate question Michael Perry sets out to answer in his soon-to-be-released book, Visiting Tom: A Man, A Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace. The book follows a year of neighborly visits ...

Tue. Aug. 7th, 2012

How's Business?

Kinzy Janssen, photos by Betsy Olaussen

the shifting roster of Eau Claire's downtown shops

Wed. Jul. 25th, 2012

ARTS FEATURE: Prove Yourself

Kinzy Janssen, illustrated by Kat Wesely, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The arts have spent years proving their economic worth – will that ever change?

Wed. Jul. 11th, 2012

Whose job is that?

Kinzy Janssen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

interviews with the people working some of the Chippewa Valley's most interesting jobs

Wed. Jul. 11th, 2012

Steve Bateman's Fish Keeps on Swimming

Kinzy Janssen

A fish that takes its shape from a guitar, a Volkswagen fender, and some tornado-strewn corrugated metal has found a new home next to New York Pizza & Deli on Water Street in Eau Claire. Local found object sculptor Steve Bateman said he made ...

Wed. Jun. 27th, 2012

Four Legs and a Big Heart

Lindsey Quinnies, Kinzy Janssen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

local animals lending their paws and hooves to help out local humans

Tue. Jun. 26th, 2012

Two-wheel Parking

Kinzy Janssen

Every tried to wrangle your bike lock around a massive tree trunk? Or wandered aimlessly looking for a rack, only to settle for a sign or a railing? Put your frustrations aside, because there will (likely) soon be a standard amount of space ...

Tue. Jun. 26th, 2012

The Daydreamer's Journal

Kinzy Janssen

If there is such a thing as an average anthology, “Live Life: The Daydreamer’s Journal” is anything but. The recent and ambitious publication carries two world records – one for “the most authors [150] contributing to a published anthology of ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Jun. 25th, 2012

Did you know? Carson Park has public Wi-Fi

Kinzy Janssen

Because of its invisible infrastructure, you may have been unaware that the internet is at your (hopefully dry) fingertips at Fairfax Pool, Hobbs Ice Arena, City buildings, and perhaps best of all, Carson Park.

Thu. Jun. 14th, 2012

Cultural Backdrop

Kinzy Janssen, illustrated by Catlin Felix Kramka

how a year-long stint in China helped reaffirm my faith in democracy

Tue. Jun. 12th, 2012

Around the Farm Table

Kinzy Janssen

fledgling cooking show to focus on local farming, seasonal food

Thu. Feb. 3rd, 2011

Big Names Join S. Carey Tour

Kinzy Janssen

Local musician Sean Carey (drummer of Bon Iver) continues to tour the country in promotion of his first solo album, All We Grow, under the moniker S. Carey.

Thu. Jan. 20th, 2011

Drink and Shrink

Kinzy Janssen

the interesting meal system of Eau Claire Fusion

Thu. Jan. 20th, 2011

The Supper Club

Kinzy Janssen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

a closer look at one of our most iconic cultural institutions

Thu. Jan. 20th, 2011

Roll Out the Barrel

Kinzy Janssen, illustrated by Michelle Chrzanowski

my Wisconsin upbringing has fostered a tenderness toward polka

Thu. Jan. 6th, 2011

Cold Flashes of Brilliance

Kinzy Janssen, illustrated by Michelle Chrzanowski

how being from Wisconsin means instantly being resourceful in winter

Thu. Dec. 16th, 2010

Coldstruck: Smitten by the River in Winter

Kinzy Janssen

The “brutal” bridge had always been common ground – literally, but also figuratively. A space of mutual complaint. The epitome of winter’s chokehold.

Thu. Dec. 16th, 2010

Delong Teacher Takes Over Local Vocal Group

Kinzy Janssen

The Chippewa Valley Community Chorus has passed the baton (director’s wand, perhaps?) to Cathy Reitz, talented choral director at Delong Middle School.

Thu. Dec. 16th, 2010

Amping It Up

Kinzy Janssen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Altoona’s Phish Haus youth center focuses on music

Thu. Dec. 16th, 2010

Beyond Chocolate

Kinzy Janssen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Obsession Chocolates explodes into new location

Thu. Dec. 16th, 2010

Orfield & Perry

Kinzy Janssen, photos by Mike O'Brien

Sue Orfield collaborations return with Mike Perry show

Thu. Nov. 18th, 2010

"Scrambling" on Christmas Eve

Kinzy Janssen

My family was scurrying around, rummaging through dressers and closets trying to find belts/ties/shoes that matched our brown/black/navy socks/pants/skirts. Mom and I were sequestered in separate bathrooms, singeing our foreheads with curling irons.

Thu. Nov. 4th, 2010

The Rocket Slide

Kinzy Janssen

nostalgia and history surrounding a long-gone piece of Carson Park equipment

Thu. Nov. 4th, 2010

Local Artist: John Houseman

Kinzy Janssen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

local artist mixes still life, portraits with the surreal

Thu. Oct. 21st, 2010

HuHot

Kinzy Janssen

new Mongolian grill opens in Eau Claire

Thu. Oct. 21st, 2010

Phil Circle

Kinzy Janssen

Chicago singer/songwriter blows into town