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Jerry Gallagher: Staying Classy

after a dozen years of telling the Chippewa Valley’s stories, Jerry Gallagher has left the News 18 anchor desk

After a dozen years of telling the Chippewa Valley’s stories, Jerry Gallagher has left the News 18 anchor desk. Before hitting the road, he gave V1 the scoop about what’s true (and not true) about the ‘Anchorman’ stereotype, how Act 10 changed ...

I Got Here First

the quest for bragging rights is fraught with danger

I’m sorry to break it to you, guys, but I was here first. I was the very first person to read the words that you are now reading. Like this word right here. And these words down here. I know what’s going to happen before you do because ...

The Valley's Love-A-Fair

have fun (and funnel cake) at the Northern Wis. State Fair

The Northern Wisconsin State Fair promises to be a “family affair” featuring more music, entertainment, rides, exhibits, and fair food than you can shake a corndog stick at. Bank Mutual is sponsoring the annual fair in Chippewa Falls, now in its ...

A Sporting Chance

as American kubb evolves, serious competitors emerge

Heading into its eighth year, the U.S. National Kubb Championship is boasting its largest response ever. The yard-game-turned-competitive-sport has risen from just 35 registered players in 2007 to 310 in 2013, as the tournament sprawled across ...

Ultimate Achievement

seven UWEC grads on team bound for world disc tourney

The Chippewa Valley has produced world-caliber talent in a number of fields, and once again the good people of the Valley can bask in the knowledge that we produce good stock. The latest opportunity to show off our region to the world comes ...

What Happens Tomorrow?

find out in CVTG's musical sequel Annie Warbucks

Did you ever wonder what happened after little orphan Annie got adopted? Find out at Annie Warbucks, which is coming to the State Theatre courtesy of the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild. This is sequel to the hit Broadway musical turned Hollywood ...

Art at the Perfect Time

Galaudet Gallery is a new downtown showcase for art

In the heat of last year’s summer, artists Vicki and Mike Milewski found themselves in Eau Claire for a business meeting with some time to spare. Standing in the shade of a lofty old Victorian home on Farwell Street with a “for sale” sign posted ...

Kept In Suspense

native writer publishes romantic mystery novel

New Years Eve is a night to let go of the old and begin something new and fresh … or at least that is what western Wisconsin native (and UW-Eau Claire alumna) Ellen Parker wants you to believe in her new novel Starr Tree Farm ...

Taking the Initiative

Sick and tired of the United States’ political system? Fed up with our two national parties? Well, does Richard L. Freitag have a deal for you. The retired Eau Claire businessman’s newest book, The Citizens Initiative Party, details Freitag’s ...

Rattle and Hum

diverse experiences, sounds drive Rattlenecks debut EP

After a solid year of writing, recording, and hanging out, The Rattlenecks have found their form with a self-titled EP, but it’s certainly not the quintet’s first rodeo. A new name for some familiar faces, The Rattlenecks created something ...

Sayth Ain't So

hard-working art rapper set to make a statement

Clothed in a billowy floral-patterned long-sleeve button-down, a throwaway scarf used as a headband, and hiking boots, Sayth raps: “Macklemore made a mil off of gay rights / thanks dude, this is actually my real life” ...

Now You See Them

EC tech start-up Invisible Connect has ambitious – but mysterious – plans

Invisible Connect is as appropriate a name as any for Eau Claire’s newest and most mysterious technology start-up. “Invisible” because its products-to-be are shrouded in secrecy and the company, so far, has kept a low profile; “Connect” because ...

Honored Across America

National Civic League says Eau Claire among 10 best cities

As Midwesterners, we Eau Clairians typically stay humble about our hometown. If there’s ever a time to brag, however, it’s now: On June 15, Eau Claire was one of 10 winners of the National Civic League’s prestigious All-America City Award ...

Governor Walker: I Support the Confluence Project

During a June 23 visit to Eau Claire, Gov. Scott Walker made his most definitive comments yet in support of the Confluence Project. “You’ve got a great partnership with the private sector and the public sector coming together, so I’m here today ...

The Rail Thing

Carson Park’s mini-train an intergenerational treat

Riding the mini-trains in Carson Park is an annual tradition for innumberable Chippewa Valley families, among them the Kents of Eau Claire and Hudson. This year’s trip fell on Father’s Day, when three generations of the family gathered for the ...

The Galena Experience

the revival of an Illinois river city offers lessons for Eau Claire

I recently returned home from a relaxing vacation with my wife at Galena, Ill. It is a beautiful little town nestled between two tall hills along the Galena River a short distance from its confluence with the Mississippi ...

On the Cover | June 26, 2014

learn about this issue's cover art by Christina Doffing

“My work is strongly influenced by issues concerning the conservation of the natural environment. The piece ‘Fragile Landscape’ is meant to reflect the balance between humans and the natural world. It specifically refers to the balance of ..."

Note from the Editor | June 26, 2014

Just this last weekend as this issue went to press, we at Volume One heard about the passing of the great local artist, mentor, and friend, Laurie Bieze. With her constant beaming smile and genuine warmth, she was loved by many in this community ...