Volume One Contributors

writers, photographers, artists

Katie Lebrun


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Whatever Floats Your Float

liquid rules at the annual FATFAR on the Chippewa River

Sammy Gibbons, photos by Katie Lebrun

What’s summer in Wisconsin without beer and floating down a river on any device that will not sink? The Chippewa Valley celebrates this glorious tradition for an entire day ...

Memorable Joynt

famed tavern gets city historic designation

Tyler Jennings Henderson, photos by Katie Lebrun

A notable bar on Water Street since it opened in the 1970s, The Joynt has been recognized as a local historic landmark by the city of Eau Claire’s Landmarks Commission. As of Aug. 4, the bar known for its jazz history and lack of light beer ...

Weird Winter Activities

Mike Paulus, photos by Katie Lebrun

Travel Wisconsin has quick short post about Winter Activities You’ve Never Heard Of, saying "From wacky to zany, when it comes to crazy winter-themed sports, Wisconsin is the place to be." They detail a number activities, claiming Wisconsinites ...


photos by Katie Lebrun

The Chippewa River set the stage for another legendary FATFAR (Frenchtown Annual Tube Float and Regatta) on June 17, starting in Chippewa Falls and ending where ever ya hit shore.

Squeeze This - Annual Holiday Bus Concert

photos by Katie Lebrun

On Thursday, December 15, all were welcome to join the "Margaret and Malls" bus for an hour ride-a-long, sing-a-long Christmas cheer accompanied by two zany local accordion guys, aka Squeeze This.

Scrabble Bee 2011

photos by Katie Lebrun

The Literacy Volunteers of the Chippewa Valley hosted thier 10th annual Scrabble Bee at 29 Pines in Eau Claire on April 7.

Mokes Bar (April 2011 )

photos by Katie Lebrun

Hanging out at Moke’s Bar and Grill in Chippewa Falls.

El Patio April 2011

photos by Katie Lebrun

A lil bit of dancing at El Patio on Water Street in Eau Claire.

The Joynt (April 2011)

photos by Katie Lebrun

Just a few shots from the Joynt on Water Street in Eau Claire.

Keeping it classy at Clancy's

photos by Katie Lebrun

A recent night at downtown Eau Claire's Clancy's bar – the area's only Irish parrot bar.

Hunter Gatherers

photos by Katie Lebrun

On Friday, February 25, the BareBones Ensemble Theatre performed "Hunter Gatherers" at the Grand Little Theater. "Hunter Gatherers" is a dark satirical comedy written by San Francisco-based playwright Peter Nachtrieb, who dares the audience to face t

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

photos by Katie Lebrun

It's Rocky Horror time again! On Friday, Feb 19, the public was once again invited to dress up as their favorite character, dance to the Time Warp, and be a part of the many nutty antics. Local diva Miss Dee-Lovely led the show.

Brown Hut Barstool Races 2011

photos by Katie Lebrun

On Saturday, Feb. 19 contestants at the Brown Hut Tavern in Chippewa Falls constructed a barstool mounted on two skis and competed by racing down a hill. A team consisted of two people - a pusher and a rider.

Hula Hoop

photos by Katie Lebrun

Out in the Open

children’s book gives perspective on disabilities

Heidi Kraemer, photos by Katie Lebrun

A retired psychology professor from UWEC hopes her new book will incite parents and teachers as well as students with and without disabilities to open up about their differences and allow acceptance and healing to occur.