Gus the Great

Chippewa Falls native who revolutionized football is focus of new biography

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2018  |  Luc Anthony

The modern game of football is centered on the forward pass. Today, quarterbacks and wide receivers attain yardage and reception statistics that, a half-century ago, would have been considered nearly inhuman; those numbers are now expected today in order to help your team to a championship.

You Gotta Taste It to Believe It

Leinenkugel’s quality control program creates sensory experts, blemish-free beer

Wed. May. 23rd, 2018  |  Eric Christenson

You have four beers in front of you. They all look the same, some even smell and taste very similar. But do you think you could pinpoint even the subtlest blemish or defect? Maybe something’s a little off ...

Growing in Harmony

Albrecht's Nursery and Orchard offers education and organic trees

Wed. May. 23rd, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Don Albrecht had been collecting apple varieties for years, and working in orchards for decades, by the time he decided to open his own fruit tree farm. His wife, Janeen, sent him out to Chippewa Falls ...

A Moment With the Mayor

Greg Hoffman will soon mark 10 years as Chippewa Falls' chief executive

Wed. May. 23rd, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

This summer Greg Hoffman will celebrate 10 years as mayor of Chippewa Falls, a decade that has heralded steady growth and civic improvement in the city. “It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years,” said Hoffman ...

Pure Water Days Offers Pure Family Fun

for 42 years, Pure Water Days has highlighted one of Chippewa Falls’ most vital resources

Wed. May. 23rd, 2018  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Situated on the banks of the Chippewa River, bisected by Duncan Creek, and known far and wide for the beverages it puts in bottles, Chippewa Falls is in many ways defined by water ...

Thinking Globally, Growing Locally

Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation focuses on fostering local employers, encouraging exports

Tue. May. 22nd, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

Much like the awesome Chippewa River – swift, mighty, and always flowing – so too is our local economy. Like the economy itself, the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation is in a constant state of movement ...

Ash Borer 101

Wed. May. 2nd, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

The Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species of beetle that infests and kills ash trees, was discovered in Eau Claire County in December of 2017. It’s been a slow crawl across the United States from Michigan ...

Locomotive Commotion

conference to examine future of rail in region

Wed. Apr. 18th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

The West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition has been laying the tracks to revive passenger rail service from Eau Claire to the Twin Cities for decades, and now, Leadership Eau Claire is helping ...

Hiking Beyond the Valley

grab your boots and bug spray, then hit the road to find these fabulous hiking spots

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018  |  Rob Reid, photos by Rob Reid

Last year, I wrote an article for Volume One titled 25 Hiking Trails in the Chippewa Valley, which you can read online at volumeone.org/hiking. For hiking enthusiasts willing to drive a bit outside of the area ...