Volume One Contributors

writers, photographers, artists

Jeanie Butzler


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Heart, Brains, & Guts

CVTG adds twists on classic musical The Wizard of Oz

Jeanie Butzler, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Whether you are in need of courage, a heart, or a brain, the Wizard is just a short adventure away. Frank L. Baum’s magnificent tale of witches, wizards, and munchkins is about to take the stage at the State Theatre. The Chippewa ...

Pollinators Assemble!

Jeanie Butzler

Partnerships for Pollinators is a new community organization comprised of organizations such as UWEC, Eau Claire Area Master Gardeners, Beaver Creek Reserve and Citizen Science Center, and the Girl Scouts. Their goal is to build a ...

Finding Jeff

former local working on Dahmer documentary

Jeanie Butzler

Andrew Swant delivered pizzas for Rocky Rococo’s all through his academic career as an art major at UW-Eau Claire. After graduating in 2000, he went on first to substitute teach, then to walk dogs, and once found himself watching Monday Night ...

Former Local Publishes First Novel for Kindle

Jeanie Butzler

Eau Claire native Grant Maierhofer recently self-published an ebook titled The Persistence of Crows. A student in the fiction writing program at Columbia College Chicago, Maierhofer set out to write a novel he would have hoped to discover on a ...

Music for Youth

charity program to provide instruments, scholarships

Jeanie Butzler, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Music programs in public schools have recently taken a major hit. With a decrease in funding for these programs, youth are presented with less and less opportunities when it comes to music education. To make matters worse, many families have ...

Local Indie Duo Scrimbo Heading to Europe

Jeanie Butzler

As a graduation celebration, the local duo Scrimbo is packing their bags and heading across the big pond. The self-described “catchy indie rock” band, comprised of Adam Thoms (More Amore, The Blue Room) and Alyssa Rieper (Feathe), is ready to ...

“I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane” (w/ video)

Jeanie Butzler

Saturday, April 14, began like any other day. I woke up, ate a Pop Tart , and then I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane. “Why would you do such a crazy thing,” you might ask. To that, I would respond, “Why wouldn’t you?”

Local band Scrimbo heading to Europe

Jeanie Butzler

As a graduation celebration, local band Scrimbo is packing their bags and heading across the big pond. The self-described “catchy indie rock” band, composed of Adam Thoms (More Amore, The Blue Room) and Alyssa Rieper (Feathe), is currently in ...

Once More with Feeling(s)

UWEC theater department puts on a show just for kids

Jeanie Butzler, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Being a kid is not always easy. Children are often faced with difficult experiences just like adults are; however, it may be more difficult for them to understand these experiences and to cope with the emotions that accompany hard times ...

Smithsonian Snags Stout Professor's Artwork

Jeanie Butzler

Digital artist Dave Beck, a professor at The School of Art and Design at UW-Stout, now has a piece of art on permanent display at The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Jellyfish Burger, an image fit for a menu with its ...

The Mayor of Water Street

long-time resident recalls the Eau Claire of yore

Jeanie Butzler

Set in downtown Eau Claire in the 1930s and 40s, Jean Hazelton’s new book The Mayor of Water Street … or 902 recounts her memories of growing up in a time much different than today. When asked why she decided to write it, the long-time local and ...

Ginger's Journey

a local parent’s bedtime story becomes full-fledged book

Jeanie Butzler

The new children’s book Ginger’s Journey may be in the finishing stages of publication. But to two local children, the story is anything but new. Their father, Jeff Harris, has been telling them the story of Ginger’s Journey since they were very ...

When You Say "Wisconsin" ...

one of the nation’s finest marching bands drops by

Jeanie Butzler

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Varsity Band is sure to put on an unforgettable show for the whole family. Directed by Professor Mike Leckrone for more than 40 years, the Badger Band’s tremendous reputation ...

State Theatre Gets Into Singing Valentine Biz

Jeanie Butzler

This Valentine’s Day, you can show your love for your hunny and the arts at the very same time. The State Theatre, in collaboration with Avalon Floral and Obsession Chocolates, presents “Sweet Notes.” With this unique program, your special ...

A Musical Exchange

program brings Korean kids, musicians to Eau Claire area

Jeanie Butzler

Two families in the Chippewa Valley have the unique opportunity this winter to experience a foreign culture within their very own homes. They are participating in an annual exchange program through the Neillsville United Methodist Church ...