Volume One Contributors

writers, photographers, artists

Sam Fisher


Sam Fisher is a lifelong Chippewa Valley resident who obsesses over fishing, hunting, and Play-Doh possibilities with his daughter.

Content By This Contributor:

5 Ways to Make Learning Fun This Summer

Sam Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Summertime is a great time to help your child(ren) learn. Here are some great activities that you can do together to keep learning going throughout the entire summer.

6 Steps for a Strong Second Semester

Sam Fisher, illustrated by Serena Wagner

With winter break in the rearview mirror, a new semester is about to begin. It’s now time to coast until summer vacation, right? As nice as that sounds, getting off to a strong start at the beginning of the second semester is important ...

4 Steps for Success in the First Year of College

Sam Fisher

The first year of college can be both exciting and scary. Here are some tips to help you prepare for – and be successful during – the first year of your new educational adventure ...

Don’t Forget Dad because he made time for you

Local dad reminisces about his father and the lessons he’s taught him

Sam Fisher, design by Serena Wagner

Sunday, June 19, is Father’s Day – the official celebration of fatherhood and the important roles our dads play in our lives. Father’s Day is about celebrating the bond between ...

Registering for School is as easy as 1, 2, 3

Chippewa Valley school districts offer some super easy options to get your kid into 4K or kindergarten

Sam Fisher

It is no secret the Chippewa Valley prides itself on quality education, from pre-kindergarten all the way through college. Check out these tips to get your children started on their educational journey. When should I start my child in school? In Wisconsin, formal education can start as early as age 4 with the state’s 4K program ...