United Way Blazes Trails to Success

Born Learning Trails encourage early childhood development

Fri. Nov. 3rd, 2017  |  by Lauren Fisher

To emphasize and encourage early childhood development, the United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley installed 11 Born Learning trails in Eau Claire and Chippewa counties this summer.

Forward Passed: How Dorais Field Got Its Name

more than a century ago, Gus Dorais – a future Notre Dame star and NFL coach – got his first taste of football stardom in Chippewa Falls

Fri. Sep. 8th, 2017  |  Joe Niese

Over the last four decades thousands of football players have played at Dorais Field in Chippewa Falls. So, who exactly was Gus Dorais? In short, he was one of the most important figures of football in the first half of the 1900s ...

Paws for a Cause

dress up your doggo and walk for the Humane Association

Fri. Sep. 8th, 2017  |  Measha Vieth

Do you ever wish there were more events and activities you could bring your four-legged friends along to? Or, you don’t have a dog, but really love them and just want to be surrounded by a bunch of tail wagging ...

Building Endurance

CF native offers training, advice for diverse clients

Wed. Aug. 23rd, 2017  |  by Samantha Kobs

Ever gone for a 105-mile run? Chippewa Falls native Jake Nash has. He’s also run more than 20 marathons – one of them just six months after a back surgery. And last year, he completed the Ironman Wisconsin ...

The Wonders of Wissota

honoring Lake Wissota’s centennial with a musical

Fri. Aug. 11th, 2017  |  Max Martinson

With the 100 year anniversary of the creation of Lake Wissota comes a play honoring the amazing feat that took place a century ago. Jerry Way, the man behind the production of “Wissota in the Making” ...

150 Years of Excellence

Over the last 150 years, the legendary Chippewa Falls brewery has been through it all – here's where they're going next.

Wed. Aug. 9th, 2017  |  Eric Christenson, photos by Paul Bialis

The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company is celebrating an incredible milestone in 2017: 150 years of brewing beer in Chippewa Falls. Leinenkugel’s has an immaculately rich history of turning Chippewa’s fresh spring water into world-renowned beer since the 19th century ...

We're Moving the Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll!

Mon. Aug. 7th, 2017  |  V1 Staff

For the last decade, right about this time of the year we’d tell you voting was now open for our big, huge Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll. Well, for the many, many thousands of you who vote every year – things are changing.

Leinie's Goes Big

famous local brewery to throw huge birthday party

Wed. Jul. 26th, 2017  |  Max Martinson

Leinenkugel’s began brewing beer in Chippewa Falls in 1867, and they’re still going strong as ever. The storied local brewery and the family that has owned and operated it all this time are celebrating 150 years ...

Klinger Farm Market: A Fresh Take on Family Fun

Mon. Jul. 17th, 2017  |  Emily Kuhn

Klinger Farm Market in Chippewa Falls has been in business for more than a century. It is owned and operated by the fifth generation of Klingers, and, as manager/owner Mary Klinger stated, the market’s main focus is on family ...

6 Chippewa Valley Farmers Markets

Mon. Jul. 10th, 2017  |  V1 Staff

Looking for the fresh veg? The Chippewa Valley hosts six different Farmers Markets all summer long and into the fall. Check out our local farmers market listings here!

Peek at the Past at the Cook-Rutledge Mansion

Historic Chippewa Falls home turns visitors into time travelers

Fri. Jun. 30th, 2017  |  Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A tour of the Cook-Rutledge Mansion at 505 Grand Ave., Chippewa Falls – which is offered at 2pm Thursday through Sunday during the months of June, July, and August, as well as during the Christmas season.

More Fun Than You Can Handle

Northern Wis. State Fair brings big-time fun to Valley

Wed. Jun. 28th, 2017  |  Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Get ready to enjoy some delicious fair food, entertainment by nationally known performers (including The Beach Boys, Clint Black, Dennis DeYoung with the music of Styx, and Granger Smith) ...

Eight Decades of Art

retrospective features Susan Phelps Pearson’s paintings, assemblages

Thu. Jun. 15th, 2017  |  Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

80 for 80: A Retrospective of the Art of Susan Phelps Pearson debuts at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls on June 14 and runs through July 12. As its name suggests, the show features more than 80 works of art, focusing principally on paintings and assemblages ...