Issue #402 Jan. 22, 2020

Chicken Dreams

CF author turns bedtime story into published work

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Christopher Thielen, an engineer from Chippewa Falls, recently self-published his first children’s book, The Chicken from Czechoslovakia. The story was originally told by Thielen to his four (now adult) children ...

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Issue #402 Jan. 22, 2020

Terribly Close to Home

book details women’s KKK history in Chippewa Falls

Briana Novacek, photos by Andrea Paulseth

John E. Kinville was apprehensive while writing his book. “There was a part of me thinking, ‘Do I really want myself associated with the Ku Klux Klan for the rest of my life?’ ” he said. Kinville’s book ...

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Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

Travel on Two Wheels

Eau Claire author chronicles life as a motorcycle lover

Barbara Arnold

There was a time I hitched rides on my friend Marv’s motorcycles, which have been and forever will be Harley-Davidsons. Sometime along the way, I read Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle ...

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Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

The Write Women

Carroll & Venit are key to the Valley writing community

Rae Poynter, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Chippewa Valley Writers Guild has played a key role in connecting the many dedicated and talented writers who call this area home. Two of these writers are ...

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Issue #397 Nov. 13, 2019

Forging a City

second volume of Eau Claire history explores 20th-century industrial era

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Over the past few years, the Confluence Project has spurred the construction of the Pablo Center and Haymarket Landing, helping add to the 21st ...

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Issue #397 Nov. 13, 2019

Passionate Pursuit

skate shop owner's podcast explores how people do what they love to do

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The sincerity with which Christopher Johnson said his podcast is going to change the world wasn’t at all inconsistent with the fact that when he said it, he had a Chihuahua stuffed up his ...

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Issue #395 Oct. 16, 2019

Write Off the Page

Chippewa Valley Book Festival makes reading a social affair with 20 author events

Tom Giffey

Reading is typically a solitary act. True, a reader can commune with the mind of a writer via the printed page, but it’s a one-way process. So for readers, meeting authors – hearing directly ...

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