Matt Ledger

author - from: Elkhorn, WI

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Wed. Jul. 6th, 2011

FEATURE: Game On

Matt Ledger, photos by Marisa Wojcik, Andrea Paulseth

the state of the Chippewa Valley's computer gaming scene

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. May. 10th, 2011

Secret Chefs Invade Madison?

Matt Ledger

All you loyal Volume One readers have, of course, heard of guerilla gardening, but have you heard of guerilla dining (aka the “popup restaurant” phenomenon)? It’s all the rage in Madison, at least according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

Thu. Apr. 28th, 2011

Fair and Unbalanced

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Second City Touring Company returns to State Theatre

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Apr. 20th, 2011

Local Musicians, Underdog Radio Wants Your Stuff

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Osseo musician Brian Bethke recently brought his Underdog Radio station online. Its mission? To bring independent music to the masses, and it wants to do that by accepting YOUR submitted tracks and playing them on the digital air.

The Daily Shakedown

Sat. Apr. 16th, 2011

WAMI Looks Northward Once More

Matt Ledger

It seems it’s not quite as impossible as it once was to get noticed by the folks at the Wisconsin Area Music Industry. The Daredevil Christopher Wright has been nominated for Best Alternative Band – and they're actually playing the awards show.

Thu. Apr. 14th, 2011

Junior Links

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a great opportunity to get youths involved in golf

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Apr. 7th, 2011

Next Week: A Local Meeting to Save the Arts

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We all know massive cuts are coming for the funding of the Wisconsin Arts Board and other state arts programs, but the question now is this: what can we do about it? That’s exactly what the Executive Director of Arts Wisconsin is looking to discuss.

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Apr. 1st, 2011

Stout takeout goes reusable

Matt Ledger

UW-Stout’s been offering compostable takeout containers for two years now, but this February the school decided to take it a step further and offer takeout containers that are completely reusable as well. The containers cost students $5 a piece ...

V1 Arcade

Fri. Mar. 18th, 2011

March Madness: The Game

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Addictinggames.com's March Mania game is designed to embed you in the basketball madness, letting you take it to the virtual court and dominate your own tournament bracket.

Thu. Mar. 17th, 2011

Keeping Your Cool

Matt Ledger, photos by Mike O'Brien

Lucas K & the Cool Hand Saints funk up the Sheeley House

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Mar. 11th, 2011

UPDATE: Girl Scout Cookies at The Local Store

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V1 is prepared to unleash something so horrible, so dreadfully awful, that none who enter our store will be able to resist. That’s right, on March 16, our Local Store will play host to … a cute little Girl Scout selling delicious Girl Scout Cookies.

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Mar. 2nd, 2011

Local singer lampoons java juggernaut

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Given the chance to submit to Folgers’ 2011 jingle contest, Michael Rambo created what he calls the “anti-jingle,” aiming to promote fair trade and economic sustainability over people's desire to drink a cheap cup of coffee.

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Feb. 18th, 2011

Saturday: Everything Must Go at CVTC's Surplus Auction

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Are you a savvy consumer looking for deals on everything from retro office chairs to 17-foot boat hulls? Well, have we got an auction for you! Chippewa Valley Technical College is holding a Surplus Auction this Saturday, Feb. 19, in which they ...

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Feb. 17th, 2011

Catholic Church approves apparition in Champion, Wis.

Matt Ledger

Holy apparition-loving shrines, Batman! According to The Huffington Post, the Catholic Church has recognized the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wis. as an official apparition site of the Virgin Mary. After years of investigation ...

Thu. Feb. 17th, 2011

Lone Not Alone

Matt Ledger, photos by Andrea Paulseth

local artist relying on comic book community for support

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Feb. 11th, 2011

Think You Live in Wisconsin's Best Town? Prove It.

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Do you think Eau Claire’s the best arts and entertainment town in Wisconsin? Feel like no town’s history can compete with Osseo’s? Think Chippewa Falls has the best food in the state? Well people, it’s time to let your voice be heard.

Thu. Feb. 3rd, 2011

Tasting the Bourbon

Matt Ledger, photos by Mike O'Brien

from blues to Zeppelin, Left Wing Bourbon has got you covered

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Jan. 28th, 2011

Justin Vernon. He's Big on the Twitter.

Matt Ledger, photos by Drew Kaiser

It’s no Grammy, but I’m sure Justin Vernon is honored nonetheless to have been named one of Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Tweeters in Music. Vernon, who is known to his loyal tweeties as J.Vern or @blobtower, came in at number 20, sandwiched between ...

Thu. Jan. 6th, 2011

West of the Sand Forty

Matt Ledger, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Don Gilbertson’s third book examines family life during tough time

Thu. Aug. 26th, 2010

Writing On Your Own

Matt Ledger, photos by Andrea Paulseth

local novelist Jaron Lee Knuth

Thu. Aug. 12th, 2010

Menomonie Snowpark Devises WIntery Additions

Matt Ledger

When the Dunn County SnowPark re-opens this winter, expect to see some changes. Three big additions will hopefully be made to the park before snow hits the ground later this year ...

Thu. Jul. 29th, 2010

The Barn

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Clear Lake barn offers country retreat and recording studio in one

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Jul. 19th, 2010

The Barn

Matt Ledger

Barn near Clear Lake offers a country retreat and recording studio in one, a place where bands can feed sheep and chickens.

Thu. Jul. 1st, 2010

Eggplant Heroes

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album follows years of casual jamming

Thu. Jun. 17th, 2010

When Am I Local?

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at what point do you embrace university students as one of your own?

Thu. May. 20th, 2010

In a Rhythm

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UWEC’s Jazz Ensemble again named among best

Thu. May. 20th, 2010

Gardening to Earth

Matt Ledger, photos by Andrea Paulseth

cool new garden center humbly started with a 12 year-old

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. May. 9th, 2010

To Do Today: ST.I.F.FE.

Matt Ledger

UWEC's 11th Annual Student Independent Film Festival promises to once again deliver a slate of unique and intriguing films.

Thu. May. 6th, 2010

James Ignacio

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Chippewa Falls string master to release album