Luke Hoppe

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Thu. Oct. 16th, 2014

Express Alum Pitches Big-League No-Hitter

Luke Hoppe

Early in their history, the Eau Claire Express had back-to-back losing seasons in 2005 and 2006. The following year, however, brought a silver lining: Pitcher Jordan Zimmermann, who went 4-2 in 10 starts for the Express in 2006, became ...

Thu. Sep. 4th, 2014

The Millenium Brings Pop Punk Sound to ... America

Luke Hoppe

In February, The Millenium released their album It’s So Much Friendlier With Two. Since then, the band has been hard at work honing their craft and touring around the U.S. They even recently released a new music video for their song ...

Tue. Aug. 19th, 2014

The Grass is Always Blue-er

Luke Hoppe, photos by Frank H. Robinson

back by popular demand, bluegrass festival rolls on

Tue. Aug. 5th, 2014

Beer-Based Television

Luke Hoppe, photos by Andrea Paulseth

a new Eau Claire-based web series tackles beer culture from brewery to brewery

Tue. Jul. 8th, 2014

It's Only Natural

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Eau Claire duo creates unique jewelry from Amazonian elements

Tue. Jun. 24th, 2014

Kept In Suspense

Luke Hoppe

native writer publishes romantic mystery novel

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Apr. 30th, 2014

Blue Man Group sends band to Memorial High School

Luke Hoppe

One Eau Claire high school student received an amazing early graduation surprise. Sarah Leppert, a senior at Memorial High School, received tickets to performance from The Blue Man Group in the Twin Cities as a graduation gift, but the gift had a ...

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Apr. 16th, 2014

Wisco-made business booming with online eats

Luke Hoppe

Several years ago a few entrepreneurs/UW-Madison graduates came up with an online business idea allowing people to order food from multiple restaurants through a single website. While they weren’t the first people to come up this idea, founders ...

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Apr. 10th, 2014

New Eau Claire baseball park to open by next year?

Luke Hoppe

This week (as seen on WEAU TV-13), the Eau Claire community Foundation announced that it would begin construction on a large project for Jeffers Park, located on Eau Claire’s northwest side. The Chippewa Valley Homebuilders Association has ...

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Wed. Mar. 12th, 2014

Wednesday: Confluence Project Panel Discussion

Luke Hoppe

As you have noticed, Confluence Project debate is really heating up as we head towards the April 1 ballot and its Confluence-related referendums. Regardless if you are for or against it, obviously, you should stay informed. With that said ...

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Mar. 7th, 2014

Pinehurst Project receives largest donation to date

Luke Hoppe

Just last week the Pinehurst Project, a group of grassroots winter sport enthusiasts dedicated to reinventing Pinehurst Park on Delbert Rd., received their largest donation to date. The gift, valued at almost $11,000, was donated by Arthur “Gene” ...

Thu. Feb. 20th, 2014

The New Emancipation

Luke Hoppe

world famous Abe Lincoln impersonator talks slavery

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Feb. 14th, 2014

2014’s State of the City Address

Luke Hoppe

On February 11, City Council President Kerry Kincaid delivered Eau Claire's annual State of the City address. Kincaid emphasized the cooperation between the city and its citizens. In her remarks she praised many different cooperative efforts ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Feb. 11th, 2014

Pinehurst Project swooshes forth

Luke Hoppe

Since last year, the slopes at the Pinehurst Park been in seemingly constant motion as the Pinehurst Project builds a better wintertime park for all ages to enjoy. In the fall, they began re-grading the hill to make it safer for sledders, tubers ...

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Feb. 6th, 2014

Wisconsin’s Ice Caves

Luke Hoppe

Most of the Midwest can agree that this winter has been one of the harshest in recent memory; however, magical things happen when temperatures barely climb above zero. In one of the most northern points of Wisconsin there lies a small wintertime ...

Thu. Jan. 9th, 2014

Festival Eau Cinema

Luke Hoppe

campus filmmaking contest turns to documentaries

Tue. Dec. 3rd, 2013

Fantastical Follow-Up

Luke Hoppe

In 2010 local author Travis Ludvigson released Yaré Darkness Bound, the first book in a three-part fantasy series, The Nephilim Chronicles. Now Ludvigson has unleashed the second book, Iron Song ...

Fri. Oct. 25th, 2013

Hang On to Your Hoods

Luke Hoppe, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Hurd’s latest music adds twists to traditional tale

Thu. Aug. 29th, 2013

Getting Graphic

Luke Hoppe

Eau Claire Comic Con caters to the genre fans

Tue. Jul. 2nd, 2013

In the Beginning

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local author looks back at ancient religions in debut

Tue. Jun. 4th, 2013

Disturbing Images

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UW-Stout grads create Hmong-language horror film

Thu. May. 23rd, 2013

The Puppet Masters

Luke Hoppe, photos by Andrea Paulseth

CVTG stages adult puppet show Avenue Q

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. May. 13th, 2013

Tiny Soldiers Invade UW-Stout

Luke Hoppe

With the semester winding down and finals week approaching some students are doing a little more than studying to keep busy. Katherine Kenner, an art education major at UW Stout, has undertaken a very unique endeavor: creating more than 400 ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Apr. 22nd, 2013

Jump-Start 2013 is jump-starting now

Luke Hoppe

For over a decade Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. has been hosting the Jump-Start competition aimed at boosting business in the downtown area. Each year young entrepreneurs try their hand at constructing a solid business plan in hopes that they will win...

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Apr. 10th, 2013

Lavatory giant hearts the arts

Luke Hoppe

Fantastic news for those Wisconsinites who have an affinity for the arts: the head of The Kohler Co., Herbert Kohler, happens to be a well-noted supporter of the arts. The Kohler Co. is based out ...

Wed. Feb. 13th, 2013

A Plus-Sized Egg Roll-Plus

Luke Hoppe, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Matt Meyer

popular Eau Claire eatery finally expands after 15 years of high demand

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Mon. Feb. 11th, 2013

Do we suffer from Artcentricity?

Luke Hoppe

“Artcentricity” is the idea that certain people take art a little too far and begin to distance themselves from their community. As Doug Borwick, former President of the Board of Arts Administration Educators explains in a recent blog post ...

Thu. Jan. 31st, 2013

Status Updates

Luke Hoppe, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Go Social Experts offers social media management

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Jan. 29th, 2013

Savannah Smith Daytrotter session

Luke Hoppe, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Singer/songwriter Savannah Smith seems to be marching towards the designation “local sensation.” Currently residing in the Minneapolis area, Smith still has a soft spot for home – poetically titling her EP Leaving Eau Claire, which was released ...

Thu. Jan. 3rd, 2013

All Natural Poetry

Luke Hoppe

local poet Jeannie Roberts to release new book

Wed. Dec. 12th, 2012

Decades of NOTA

Luke Hoppe, photos by Andrea Paulseth

UWEC’s biannual lit/arts zine hits 40-year milestone

Thu. Nov. 15th, 2012

Cannibal Corpse on the Way

Luke Hoppe

Later this month the House of Rock is teaming up with True Endeavors, an event management company based out of Madison, WI, to put on one of the most face melting concerts in the Chippewa Valley this year. On Nov. 20 Cannibal Corpse will be ...

Wed. Oct. 31st, 2012

The Eats at Red Cedar

Luke Hoppe, photos by Andrea Paulseth

new eatery opens in former Creamery space

Tue. Aug. 7th, 2012

Armed Forces Mural Appears on Hastings

Luke Hoppe, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Several years ago Isabelle Bauer had a dream to expand her business, Northern Safari Army Navy (a store that sells military related items such as knives, clothes, etc.); that dream has now become reality. After moving into a larger commercial ...

Tue. Jul. 24th, 2012

Glimpse | Speaker to Address Reducing Prison Population

Luke Hoppe

On August 5, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, partnering with JONAH (Joining our Neighbors Advancing Hope), will host a special summer service advocating for Wisconsin’s 11x15 campaign. (11x15 describes the dimensions of a jail cell in ...