Issue Archive

past magazine issues by year

2008 Local Year in Review

a local overview of 2008 from arts to news to a whole lot more

2008 in the Chippwea Valley from Obama to Bon Iver, from the smoking ban to Brett Farve

Everybody Hates Homemade Christmas

the eternal family struggle of crafting your own stupid holiday gift

Back in the old days, you had to go out and slaughter a goat to make a towel rack or something.

Mulling Over the Merge

combining school teams increases wins, decreases opportunities

Merging the Old Abes and the Huskies may save money and bring more titles, but ...

A Hero in Black and White

December marks the 90th anniversary of the Eau Claire flu pandemic that killed 58

Ninety years ago this month, a local nun helped battle a virus that shut down Eau Claire.

Powerpop Powerhouse

night of music at Skate America features Jamestown Story

Skate America will host Minneapolis alternative act Jamestown Story.

New Year's Eve Events

celebrate the new year with music, theater, dancing, and more

Not sure what to do for New Years? There are plenty of options out there for you, my friend.

Ragtime Festival

annual fundraiser celebrating its 10th year

For the 10th year in a row, Chippewa Valley residents will get their mega dose of ragtime.

Bump, Set, Dome!

slots still available for one-of-a-kind volleyball leagues

“It has been unbelievable. Everybody walks in the door and says, ‘Wow.’" – Bill “Loopy” Kleitch

Pedaling through the Snow

Menomonie cyclists are putting a fresh twist on old holiday traditions this year.

Captains of Cork

new shop allows you to brew homemade wine, beer

Shawn and Julie-Ann Kluge have turned their hobby of making wine into their business.

A Body of Quirk

the unconventional style, flair of Paula Gorski’s art

Gorski hopes to express humor and playfulness through narrative paintings and wrapped sculpture.

Shortcuts | Dec. 18, 2008

Disease, natural disaster, and bioterrorism strike fear into Americans, but here in Wisconsin...

It's Electric!

group at North High builds electric cars in class

If they place first, North High School’s Electrical Vehicle Team is entitled to bragging rights.

By the Numbers | John Menard Jr.

a numerical breakdown of Wisconsin’s richest man

$7.3 billion – Menard's net worth according to Portfolio and Forbes 400.

Taking Back Christmas

you don’t need to spend money on my gifts, you just need to rhyme

I will have my poem. And if I do not get my poem, my holiday season will be completely ruined.