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Opening Letters

Melting Memories

a Wisconsin farm boy, a coveted ice cream cone, and the complexity of interpreting family history

There are few summer pleasures more pure, more wholesome, or more in keeping with Wisconsin tradition than enjoying an ice cream cone on a hot day. We are, after all, the Dairy State. One of ...

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The Rear End

Going the Distance

my idea of competition doesn’t involve a whole lot of running

Competition is not my strong suit. Sure, I like to win things. Board games. Scavenger hunts. Million-dollar lotteries, things like that. But contests involving the phrase “high stakes” do not fire me up. They never have. And here’s an example ...

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Cover Art

On the Cover | July 11, 2018

learn more about V1's cover art from Siri Stensberg

“A jazz musician uses a vocabulary of melody, rhythm, harmony, and timbre to improvise a cohesive solo. Similarly, in this painting process I utilize my vocabulary of color, form, mark, and line to create a ..."

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Opening Shots

Opening Shot | June 11, 2018

USING THE STAGE TO ITS FULL CAPACITY. Francis Starlite is known for his energetic, sometimes dangerous stage antics. He held a dance class for Eaux Claires IV attendees to learn sweet moves for the show, but something tells us he didn’t prepare concert-goers for this one.

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A Play of Many Colors

EC Children’s Theatre produces rock ’n’ roll Bible-based musical

The pages were frail and, with every turn, carried the comforting scent of grandma and grandpa’s home. Snuggled together, in a twin bed, two small girls lost themselves – not in dreams of the night – but in the story ...

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Visual Art

Everyone’s a Little Strange

Vaughter’s ‘Strange Children’ frolic in Volume One Gallery show

Kim Vaughter’s current Volume One Gallery exhibition, “Strange Children.” Vaughter’s exhibit – on display through Aug. 25 ...

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Local Lit

Rewinding the Wedding Tape

The seventh anniversary gift is wool. // I taste it after our wedding tape tradition // when I stay to rewind alone. // Everyone dances off the altar ...

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Three’s Company

sibling’s three businesses – a spa, a chiropractic office, and a spin studio – will share a building

Some families would cringe at the thought of working together or sharing business space. For one local family, however, it’s a joyful arrangement ...

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Local Look

Eau Claire Earns Less but Has More

We’ve got a lot of things going for us in the Chippewa Valley: natural beauty, friendly people, plentiful beer. Unemployment is low, and so is the cost of living. And now, according to some number-crunchers ...

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Parting Words: Kerry Kincaid

former Eau Claire City Council President Kerry Kincaid talks about her record, her resignation, and Eau Claire’s future

In her 25 years in public service, the last nine of them as Eau Claire City Council president, Kerry Kincaid learned that leadership can be both richly rewarding and lonely. As council president, Kincaid not only ...

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Efficiency and Experience

take a look behind the scenes of the new Marshfield Medical Center

Hospitals are often associated with long stays, hefty bills, and uncomfortable recoveries. Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire Hospital is looking to change all of that when it opens later this month ...

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Creating a ‘Healing Environment’

local artwork featured in new hospital

Those visiting the new Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire Hospital may notice the pristine design or the state-of-the-art technology, but what they might want to look more closely at is the artwork on the walls ...

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Food / Drink
Kid Culture

Egg-stra-ordinary Egg-xhibit

children’s museum displays extinct elephant bird egg in new ‘reading nest’

The newly remodeled “Reading Nest” at the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire has some things you might expect and one thing – a very big thing – that you probably won’t ...

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Other Stuff

The Man Who Makes Money Talk

award-winning financial guru Kevin McKinley speaks up about saving, spending – and smartphones

It’s shaping up be to be big year for Eau Claire financial advisor and public radio host Kevin McKinley: This fall, he marks 30 years as a financial advisor (“I’m starting to get the hang of it,” he quips), and last ...

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The View From the Top

Brandon Riechers, CEO of Royal Credit Union, has climbed the ladder of success

Brandon Riechers has spent literally half of his life working at Royal Credit Union, beginning in 1996 as a 21-year-old part-time financial sales representative in the office at Golf Road and Highway 93 ...

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Three Apps to Manage Your Debt

tracks your debts (and maybe even save money, too!) the 21st century way

Debt can be overwhelming, and, in some cases, debilitating. The key to managing this stress is getting a handle on your debt – it is crucial to your financial health to know exactly what you owe, even if you really do not want to know ...

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10 Top Tips for Job Hunters

polish your résumé – and your attitude – to land your dream job

Regardless of the unemployment rate, finding the right job can be a challenge. Volume One reached out to these Chippewa Valley experts and organizations to help compile this job hunters’ guide. Keep in mind these 10 tips while seeking the job that’s right for you ...

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The Shifting Job Landscape

UW-Stout speaker: Industry, education need to work together to meet labor needs

With an increase in contract workers and robots, the work landscape is ever changing, according to James R. Stone III, director of the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education at the Southern Regional Education Board in Atlanta ...

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Jobs by the Numbers (2018)

It’s easy to get snow blindness from the blizzard of employment numbers you hear on the news. Unemployment statistics are updated monthly, sometimes get adjusted when new data comes in, and they constantly ...

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Students Explore the World of STEM

CVTC camp offers fun way to learn science, engineering

Evan Eslinger manipulated the remote control and tried to keep the car under control while going as fast as possible around a corner of the track. It made sense that he was chosen to be his team’s driver ...

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Wisconsin Lacks ‘Brain Gain’

state lags in attracting college educated workers from elsewhere

Wisconsin’s higher education system plays an essential role in the state’s overall economy: Educated workers are essential to a future with competitive wages, innovative industry, and entrepreneurial ...

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Get Your Investments Working for You

ideas to ensure your retirement money is there for you and not the taxman

You’ve probably heard the old joke that here up north there are four seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction. None of us like road construction at the time, right? But it’s better than the alternative ...

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