Shop Local for the Win

Chippewa Falls Main Street organization promotes local shopping with sweepstakes

Wed. Nov. 14th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

As the holiday season ramps up and families find themselves shopping for gifts, decorations, food, and more, Chippewa Falls Main Street is encouraging residents to support their community by buying from businesses in downtown Chippewa Falls.

Evers Wins Valley Vote

region’s election outcomes reflect state results

Wed. Nov. 14th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

A slim margin of victory in the Chippewa Valley helped propel Tony Evers to an even narrower statewide win over incumbent Gov. Scott Walker on Nov. 6.

Gallery Get-Together

CF gallery hosts grand re-opening after renovation

Fri. Nov. 2nd, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Valley Art Gallery at 304 Bridge St. in Chippewa Falls will host a grand re-opening event Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10am-5pm to show off a newly renovated gallery space. The Valley Art Association co-op features ...

Pages on a Park

Chippewa Falls authors commemorate Irvine Park and it’s 112-year history

Tue. Oct. 2nd, 2018  |  Rayna DeJongh

After a year of researching newspaper articles, collecting historic images, and interviewing locals, Chippewa Falls authors Donna Bourget, Anne Keller ,and Jim Schuh have disclosed the rich landscape ...

Run Into This Sandbar

bar and grill offers fun, food, drink – and paddles

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The SandBar & Grill outside Chippewa Falls has generated all kinds of buzz as it has grown into a hot spot on the Lake Wissota scene, becoming known for quality food and drinks as well as a great time ...

Raise a Glass at Oktoberfest

2018 Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest is right around the corner

Fri. Sep. 7th, 2018  |  Broc Seigneurie

Time to dust off that lederhosen! The 2018 Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest is right around the corner. This year’s celebration is packed with exciting activities centered on traditional German music, food, and ...

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 ...

5 Famous Names From Chippewa Falls

Wed. May. 16th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

Before he lent his name to the city’s most popular park, William Irvine was a 15-year-old who moved from Illinois and got a job in a Chippewa Falls sawmill. He rose through the ranks and in the 1880s became manager of ...