Talking Smack With Facts

sports evolve over time, maybe team records should too

Wed. Aug. 21st, 2019  |  Luc Anthony

Talking sports smack is not always an equal proposition. Consider the plight of yours truly, a Vikings fan and Wisconsin native: any attempt to highlight why the Vikes may be, in some way, superior to the Packers can immediately be met with this stat: thirteen championships to zero ...

A Community Like No Other

Eau Claire soccer enthusiasts are welcoming to residents and transplants alike

Wed. Aug. 21st, 2019  |  Josh Ranft

In mid-January, I officially became a resident of Eau Claire. For the first time in 25 years, my whole life to date, I left Milwaukee. It was time for a change ...

Putting the Fun in Fundraiser

Festival in the Pines offers activities for everyone

Wed. Aug. 21st, 2019  |  Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The 37th annual Festival in the Pines will take place in Carson Park on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24-25. The festival is back for another year of food, and fun, including craft booths featuring unique handmade items ...

Local Kwik Trips Explore Delivery via Eatstreet

Wed. Aug. 21st, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Not too long ago, I lived mere steps away from the Madison St. Kwik Trip. Those were the days; on a whim I could take the spare change from my couch cushions with me for a quick midnight trek and procure a half-dozen ...

Say Cheese for Cheesesteak

Chippewa Valley Cheesesteak rolls onto the food truck scene

Wed. Aug. 21st, 2019  |  Rebecca Mennecke

Nothing says ‘Wisconsin’ quite like cheese, and nothing says ‘Food Truck Friday’ quite like the Chippewa Valley Cheesesteak, which will be grilling up good eats at Food Truck Friday with their ...

Gallery Show Explores Natural Beauty of Stones

Wed. Aug. 21st, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Alicia Hash has been hooked on rocks since she was a kid. It’s in part because of her father, who she refers to as a “rock hound.” He taught her how to see the beauty in stones, which have become the inspiration ...

5 Famous Blugolds

Wed. Aug. 21st, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

No, for the last time, the super-enthusiastic white-haired guy in the old Menards TV spots wasn’t John Menard ...

On the Cover | Aug. 21, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Grace Pedersen

Wed. Aug. 21st, 2019

“This piece was made to reflect the nostalgia of growing up in rural Wisconsin. The character in this piece is inspired by my husband, who was the little boy that spent his long summer days out in the woods chasing squirrels and building forts ..."

Opening Shot | Aug. 21, 2019

Wed. Aug. 21st, 2019  |  photos by Michael Bartsch

THE LOOK THAT SAYS “BLUEGRASS.” The WHYS Radio Bluegrass Festival returned to Lake Altoona County Park on Saturday, August 17, featuring the Seeger Boys (pictured), Olive Sings, The Lowest Pair, the Root Tappers, Noah John, Woodland Spring, and the No Man’s String Band.

Die Happy

Them Coulee Boys level up big time for new record

Wed. Aug. 21st, 2019  |  Eric Christenson

There’s a proverbial sea of so-called bluegrass music out there in the world that all, for better or worse, sounds exactly the same. I get it, there’s subtleties to the formula, niches yet to be explored, and ...

Help With Healing

musicians and friends band together for benefit concert

Wed. Aug. 21st, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

The Chippewa Valley’s musical community will come together Sept. 6 to launch a three-day benefit event to support Duane (Danno) Kebschull, founder of DMi Sound, member of the Chippewa Valley Blues ...

Construction Completion

campus projects at UWEC, UW-Stout wrap up as students return

Wed. Aug. 21st, 2019  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Summertime means construction time for many a college campus while students are (mostly) away. Here’s an inside look at new campus construction projects at ...

Summertime Souvenirs

the gold we find on summer vacation

Wed. Aug. 21st, 2019  |  Ken Szymanski, illustrated by Taylor McCumber

We went searching for gold, and we came home with a rock. It was the classic Wisconsin family road trip – the longest that my family would ever take – to the Badlands of South Dakota. With my parents in the front, my two brothers ...


Mon. Aug. 19th, 2019  |  Richard Terrill

In hindsight what you longed for / seems part of some canon, / items on a list everyone / was supposed to have wanted ...

Dungeons & Dragons in Eau Claire: How to Get Started

Thu. Aug. 15th, 2019  |  Kensie Kiesow

Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) is a tabletop roleplaying game (RPG) which encourages its players to not only do a lot of basic math, but to really indulge in their fantasies and imagination to create a world of magic and combat all their own ...

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