Issue #362 July 11, 2018

Going the Distance

my idea of competition doesn’t involve a whole lot of running

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Janae Breunig

Competition is not my strong suit. Sure, I like to win things. Board games. Scavenger hunts. Million-dollar lotteries, things like that. But contests involving the phrase “high stakes” do not fire me up. They never have. And here’s an example ...

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Issue #362 July 11, 2018

Melting Memories

a Wisconsin farm boy, a coveted ice cream cone, and the complexity of interpreting family history

Tom Giffey

There are few summer pleasures more pure, more wholesome, or more in keeping with Wisconsin tradition than enjoying an ice cream cone on a hot day. We are, after all, the Dairy State. One of ...

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Issue #362 July 11, 2018

Opening Shot | June 11, 2018

photos by Luong Huynh

USING THE STAGE TO ITS FULL CAPACITY. Francis Starlite is known for his energetic, sometimes dangerous stage antics. He held a dance class for Eaux Claires IV attendees to learn sweet moves for the show, but something tells us he didn’t prepare concert-goers for this one.

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Issue #361 June 27, 2018

Cart to Cart

how to win friends and influence pretzel nuggets

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Janae Breunig

You know what I just love? Being all friendly like. I love running into friends and neighbors and chatting it up. I love catching up and reconnecting and staying in touch and sharing precious ...

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Issue #361 June 27, 2018

Ready, Aim, Fore!

forays into golf, trap shooting push writer’s boundaries

Luc Anthony

There are certain activities in life that we would just as soon never do. Some are required – taking out the garbage, doing paperwork – and some are optional, but lead to frustration or indifference or distaste ...

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Issue #361 June 27, 2018

Let Us Eat Cake

thoughts on the "no lineup lineup" at Eaux Claires IV

Laura Buchholz

In a recent interview with Volume One, Justin Vernon addressed the controversy surrounding his festival’s experimental decision not to release the names of the bands that would be playing until the festival ...

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Issue #360 June 13, 2018

On the Cover | June 13, 2018

learn more about V1's cover art from Derek J. Carlson

"The painting entitled “Somewhere on a Farm” is part of a series consisting of vintage pick-up trucks set in idyllic backdrops. This series is devoted to the shape, line, and contour of these beautiful machines and how they have survived, so far, the test of time. Far from being perfect ..."

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Issue #360 June 13, 2018

Opening Shot | June 13, 2018

photos by Rachel Worthing

SUPER CUTE PARACHUTE. This summer Chippewa Valley Family and Prevea Health are hosting free live music and activities in Phoenix Park during the Saturday Morning Hullabaloo. The first installment was June 9; the two remaining dates are July 14 and Aug. 25 ...

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Issue #359 May 30, 2018

List Connections

putting the stress in summertime fun

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Erik Christenson

Each summer, my kids make a list of all the Super Summertime Fun Stuff they’d like to do after school lets out. I’m sure you’ve seen, heard of, or perhaps made a list like this at some point in your life ...

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Issue #359 May 30, 2018

Two for the Ages

in their own ways, Billy Noss and Glenn St. Arnault shaped Eau Claire baseball for decades

Luc Anthony

One month, two baseball legends, both no longer of this planet. Two of the most-present fixtures in the baseball section of Carson Park were Billy Noss and Glenn St. Arnault, both in their late 70s ...

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Issue #359 May 30, 2018

Heroics on (And Off) the Tundra

can legendary Lambeau Field compete with the “best night” of teens’ lives?

BJ Hollars, illustrated by Janae Breunig

On a recent visit to Green Bay, we do what is required of us: pay our respects to the hallowed ground of Lambeau Field. I am accompanied by my 6-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter, neither of whom ...

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Issue #358 May 16, 2018

A Sporty Retorty

I’ve never gotten along with sports, and perhaps I never will

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

This is a story I love to tell. I end up telling it all the time. At the bar. At parties and get-togethers. In the car and at family gatherings. In awkward conversations with people I hardly know while waiting ...

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Issue #358 May 16, 2018

Teaching Makes Me Rich

Taylor Swift offers the perfect response for those who question this future educator’s career path

Lindsey Bispala

‘Are you prepared to be poor for your entire life?” Add this question to the long list of responses that future teachers get after expressing their occupation choice ...

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