The Wisco Four-Way

pondering the conundrum of polite Midwesterners at stop signs

Wed. Mar. 21st, 2018  |  Ron Davis

My daughter’s boyfriend was telling me a story the other day. In the middle, he used the phrase “A Wisconsin Four-Way.” I think from my furrowed brow he sensed I’d jumped to the wrong conclusion and quickly ...

10 Maintenance Musts

keep your clunker chugging with this car-care advice

Wed. Mar. 21st, 2018  |  Barbara Arnold

I’m the last person you’d want to text in the middle of the night to help when your car has broken down. Mechanical, I’m not. Know, though, that your car might not have broken down had you taken the energy ...

Music Quick Hits | Mar. 21, 2018

Wed. Mar. 21st, 2018  |  Eric Christenson

It was only last fall when we heard the most recent output from Chippewa Valley duo DeKam & Johnson who make acoustic upbeat pop songs in the area. Their string of EPs caught on nicely, and now they’re back ...

Eau Claire Visitors Drive Record Room Tax Total

Wed. Mar. 21st, 2018  |  V1 Staff

Judging by the amount of room taxes collected, Eau Claire is a more popular destination than ever for tourists and other visitors. For the first time, room tax collections exceeded $2 million in ...

UW-Stout Student Has Design for the Heart

Wed. Mar. 21st, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

Two-thousand silver safety pins clung to the dark gown, 600 of which carried red ribbons to represent the number of women who are diagnosed with heart disease every day in the United States ...

Are U-Ghana Come to the Show?

annual benefit at Memorial showcases student bands

Wed. Mar. 21st, 2018  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

High school band means more than trumpets, trombones, and football halftime shows. It also means talented teens exercising their musical chops with guitars, amps, and drums in basements and ...

Think Libraries Are Passé? Think Again

despite claims to the contrary, libraries are still vital to our communities

Wed. Mar. 21st, 2018  |  Rob Reid, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If your image of public libraries is like that new Jennifer Garner “What’s in your wallet?” commercial – the one where the librarian is shushed by disgruntled library patrons trying to read – then you probably ...

Of Mice and Men

Wed. Mar. 21st, 2018  |  BJ Hollars

We’d made it most the summer without the air, but at last we break. It’s August, and rather than another night spent sweating in sheets, I reach toward the register, flick the switch from “Off” to “Cool” and wait for the welcome hum of the air conditioner ...

Blast From the Past

museum fundraiser will twist you back to the ’60s

Wed. Mar. 21st, 2018  |  Rachel Witthoft

Get a ticket for a night in the past to benefit the Chippewa Valley Museum. On Saturday, April 7, the museum will be holding a ’60s Dance Revival at the Florian Gardens Conference Center in Eau Claire ...

Give It up for Funny Women

catch a hilarious touring show that “keeps comedy female”

Wed. Mar. 21st, 2018  |  Rachel Witthoft

Lady Laughs Comedy presents “I <3 Funny Women,” a show touring all over the Midwest that brings together some of the best comedians in the region to make you bust out some huge laughs in the face of a male-dominated ...

Opening Shot | March 21, 2018

Wed. Mar. 21st, 2018  |  photos by Luong Huynh

IT’S GETTING A LITTLE S. CAREY OUT HERE. Eau Claire’s S. Carey (of Bon Iver) released his third full-length album – Hundred Acres – this month, which included a special backstage show at The State Theatre in Eau Claire on March 16.

Wrapped up in the Process

Gorski takes home Best In Show at ArtsWest 39

Tue. Mar. 20th, 2018  |  Marie Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Shopping carts and rag rugs didn’t mean much to Paula Gorski as a young girl. It wasn’t until years later when she was alone in her studio that she realized just how much the seemingly inconsequential ...


A slew of candidates are competing for seats on the Eau Claire City Council. Here’s who they are and what they think.

Tue. Mar. 20th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

Autumn elections – the ones we use to pick presidents and governors – tend to get a ton of attention, sometimes at the expense of lower-profile spring elections. But these races are critical, too, and on Tuesday, April 3 ...