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Notable + Quotable | Sept. 23, 2021

things heard around the Chippewa Valley

V1 Staff |

I felt like my lungs weighed 500 pounds. ...

I’ve had a number of medical people tell me if I hadn’t been vaccinated, I wouldn’t be here. I can’t stress enough how serious this is. It’s very impactful on your life. I hope I can bounce back in a week or two. I would highly recommend, with the experiences I’ve had, you get vaccinated.

GREG HOFFMAN

CHIPPEWA FALLS MAYOR

quoted in a Sep. 10 article by the Chippewa Herald about his struggle against COVID-19.


We stayed alive through sheer grit, but we are not thriving.

kerry kincaid

FORMER EAU CLAIRE CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT

– quoted in a Sep. 9 Leader-Telegram article about how the $33.8 million in federal COVID-19 recovery funds coming to the City of Eau Claire and Eau Claire County should best be put to use.


The ability for birds to soar freely while we were shuttered and sheltered I think brought comfort and inspiration. And similarly art making was a source of comfort for many, many people.

kathy foley

director, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

– quoted in a Sep. 10 report by WEAU 13 News about the reopening of the Wausau museum’s Birds in Art Exhibit for the 46th year.