Best Night 2020: February 8

a celebratory night of food, art, entertainment, and more

Thu. Jan. 23rd, 2020  |  V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A creative, dynamic, and interactive cocktail party, Volume One’s Best Night is back for its third year. It’ll be a celebratory evening of food, drinks, music, technology, art, and camaraderie held in the ...

It’s Game Over, Man

UWEC's annual cabaret has a gaming theme

Thu. Jan. 23rd, 2020  |  V1 Staff

UW-Eau Claire has hosted Cabaret, a huge showcase of campus musical talent, annually since 1978. Each year features a different theme, but it’s always ...

Chicken Dreams

CF author turns bedtime story into published work

Wed. Jan. 22nd, 2020  |  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 ...

Terribly Close to Home

book details women’s KKK history in Chippewa Falls

Wed. Jan. 22nd, 2020  |  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 ...

Facing the Unknown

Hemma’s latest EP sparkles in lifelong musical journey

Wed. Jan. 22nd, 2020  |  Eric Christenson

The way Hannah Hebl talks about music makes you believe she knows something that the rest of us don’t. She doesn’t just play music, she metaphysically embodies it. In her world, music is elemental ...

Singing a New Song

brand new local choir preps their first concert

Wed. Jan. 22nd, 2020  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A new community choir has recently started up in Eau Claire, offering yet another great opportunity for people to raise their voices in a musical ensemble. Kate Larson, an Altoona native who recently returned ...

On the Cover | Jan. 22, 2020

learn more about the current issue's cover art from Janice Roberts

Wed. Jan. 22nd, 2020

“When drawing I love to create textures and experiment with different techniques or media combinations. To me, dark values comprised of tightly grouped small strokes provide more depth and interest ..."

J Walking

Mon. Jan. 20th, 2020  |  Tim Brennan

It ain’t easy walking / the market center or alleys, / these days ...

Turn of the Decade

forward thinking on Eau Claire's next 10 years

Wed. Jan. 15th, 2020  |  video by Nick Meyer, Joel Pearish

Less than 48 hours before the dawn of 2020, we invited a group of 14 locals to sit down and talk about the decade ahead in Eau Claire.

How High Will It Go?

neighbors concerned about planned expansion of Eau Claire’s Seven Mile Creek landfill

Mon. Jan. 13th, 2020  |  Julian Emerson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When Kathy and Dennis Campbell bought 40 acres in town of Seymour in 1996, they looked forward to living in the midst of trees and open land on their property 4½ miles northeast of Eau Claire ...

Century Farm

Mon. Jan. 13th, 2020  |  Jessi Peterson

White clapboard worn to silver sits / straddling the crest of a dark wave of soil, / sailing a froth of sand atop the dark, implacable earth ...

Here Comes the Bridal Fair

Wedding Fair showcases area wedding vendors

Mon. Jan. 13th, 2020  |  James Johonnott

If wedding bells are on your horizon, or even if they’re a little further down the way, the Menomonie Wedding Fair is a great place to ...

Hit the Road, Ride the Waves

Chippewa Valley Boat & RV show sports huge selection

Mon. Jan. 13th, 2020  |  James Johonnott

If you’re looking to make 2020 the year you get that vessel to take you out on the lake or to hit Route 66 with, then head to the Chippewa Valley Boat & RV Show. Drawing a huge ...

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