Volume One Contributors

writers, photographers, artists

Briana Novacek


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Larry Heagle is Neither Sane Nor Sorry

Chippewa Valley humorist chronicles years of laughs in memoir

Briana Novacek, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Downsville native Larry Heagle recently released his memoir, "Not Really Sane, Not Really Sorry: Tales of an Itinerant Performer." As the back cover proclaims, Heagle journeyed through life ...

Getting Fit With Fido

fitness club encourages dog owners to work out with pups

Briana Novacek

If you want to get in shape with your furry pal by your side, here’s an opportunity. The No Limits Virtual Fit Club just started this summer, organized by Noelle Chaltry, owner of No Limits Canine and a certified professional canine fitness ...

Heyde Center Plans Summer Concert Series

Briana Novacek

With many coronavirus-related restrictions lifted and larger gatherings now allowed by public health officials, the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls is taking advantage ...

Charlie Berens Show Sells out Real Quick Once – Ope – Twice!

Briana Novacek, photos by Luong Huynh

Oh my gosh, Charlie Berens is going to perform at da Pablo Center on April 5! Well wouldn’t ya know, it was the fastest-selling show in Pablo history, selling out in under an hour! So they added a ...

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 ...

Speaking up Against the Stigma

Sarah Ferber shares her experience to reform the justice system

Briana Novacek, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Sarah Ferber is the associate director of Ex-Incarcerated People Organizing, a recovered drug addict and a formerly incarcerated person. Her passion and ...

Small Favors Add up

little ways to help new parents adjust to their little ones

Briana Novacek

Having a baby is a huge transitional event that changes so much about a couple’s lifestyle and schedule. From late-night fast food runs to 2am diaper changes and from dinner dates to ...

Feed Your Brain With the MIND Diet

local dietician advocates for memory-preservation diet

Briana Novacek

As we age, many factors can affect how our bodies function. These factors may seem out of our control, but there are actually things one can do to boost physical and mental functioning. Pam VanKampen of Chippewa Falls has been a registered dietician for 32 years ...