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Kelly Whitman


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It’s Fur Real: The Past Passed Here brings voyageur era to life

Emilee Wentland, photos by Kelly Whitman

It’s almost time to head back to the 18th century – no time machine needed. This May, the Chippewa County Historical Society’s The Past Passed Here transports visitors to the era of fur trading ...

Party With the Fam

New Year’s celebrations offer fun for the whole gang

Emily Kinzel, photos by Kelly Whitman

For one day out of the year, people around the world throw parties with confetti, champagne, and screenings of the ball dropping in Times Square to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. However, for those who have procreated ...

Menomonie Airfest & Autorama 2016

photos by Kelly Whitman

The Menomonie Airfest and Autorama took place on Saturday, June 25 at the Menomonie Municipal Airport and featured an air show, car show, helicopter candy drop, radar run, kids activities and more

They Wood If They Could

coalition wants to make better use of city-cut lumber

Tom Giffey, photos by Kelly Whitman

If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound? We’re still pondering that philosophical question. However, we do know what happens when a tree falls in Eau Claire, at least on city property: It’s turned into wood chips ...

Northern Wisconsin State Fair 2013

photos by Kelly Whitman

The Northern Wisconsin Fair took place July 10-14 at the fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls and included all your fair favorites: deep fried food, live music, animals, and over a mile of carnival rides and attractions.

Dog Sledding at Camp Manitou

photos by Kelly Whitman

On Saturday, Jan 21 all were welcome at Camp Manitou for an afternoon of dog sledding around Lower Long Lake, which included meeting the dogs and learning the history of dog sledding.

2011 Wisconsin Woodturners Exposition

photos by Kelly Whitman

On Sunday, November 6 the 3rd Annual Wisconsin Woodturners Exposition took place at The Plaza Hotel in Eau Claire. Demonstration topics focused on wood turning skills and techniques, however, wood carving and fiber arts demonstrations were also prese

Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show 2011

photos by Kelly Whitman, Nick Meyer

The Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show 2011 blew through town August 19 through 21 and we've got pictures of trucks, hot rods and just about everything else that goes into a big rig truck show.

Summerfest 2011

photos by Kelly Whitman

Downtown Eau Claire, Inc.'s annual Summerfest event took place on Saturday, August 6 and featured a car show, inflatable fun zone, live and recorded music, food vendors, crafters, a Strongman Challenge and more.

Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show

annual big rig fest brings back famous Ice Road Trucker

Max Grones, photos by Kelly Whitman

Our fair city will soon play host to the Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show, and this year’s special guest Alex Debogorski. Debogorski gained notoriety through the Discovery Channel show Ice Road Truckers and is currently on tour across the U.S. promoting

Rockfest 2011 - The People

photos by Kelly Whitman

A look at some of people who rocked on last weekend at Rock Fest 2011 over in Cadott, WI.

Muscle Car Restorations Annual Open House (2011)

photos by Kelly Whitman

On Saturday, May 14, the public was invited to visit Muscle Car Restorations, Inc. (in Chippewa Falls) for their annual open house. The 30,000 square foot restoration facility showcased in-progress restorations and demonstrations of their in-house...

1st Annual Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show

photos by Kelly Whitman

This event, which took place August 20-22, featured about 75 gorgeous trucks from across the country, including award-winning show trucks, vendor booths and live music. Also, people could meet Alex Debogorski from "Ice Road Truckers." A portion ...