Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Chippewa Falls Women Places Near Top in ‘Fairest’ Bid

Tom Giffey

Chippewa Falls native Molly McIlquham was selected as second runner-up in the recent competition to become Wisconsin’s newest Fairest of the Fairs. McIlquham, a 2015 Chi-Hi grad and current soil science major at UW-River Falls, was 2018 Northern Wisconsin State Fair Fairest of the Fair. She was among 41 young women who competed at the annual Wisconsin Association of Fairs convention in Wisconsin Dells earlier this month to become the statewide Fairest of the Fair. (The overall winner, Meghan Bueche of Brown County, will serve as hostess of the 2019 Wisconsin State Fair.) Meanwhile, on Jan. 12 a new Fairest of the Fair was crowned for the Northern Wisconsin State Fair: Alissa Maier, a UWRF dairy science major from Jim Falls, will wear the crown and sash this summer at the fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls – and beyond.


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Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.