150 Years of Excellence

Wed. Aug. 9th, 2017  |  Eric Christenson, photos by Paul Bialis

The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company is celebrating an incredible milestone in 2017: 150 years of brewing beer in Chippewa Falls. Leinenkugel’s has an immaculately rich history of turning Chippewa’s fresh spring water into world-renowned beer since the 19th century ...

Leinie's Goes Big

Wed. Jul. 26th, 2017  |  Max Martinson

Leinenkugel’s began brewing beer in Chippewa Falls in 1867, and they’re still going strong as ever. The storied local brewery and the family that has owned and operated it all this time are celebrating 150 years ...

More Fun Than You Can Handle

Wed. Jun. 28th, 2017  |  Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Get ready to enjoy some delicious fair food, entertainment by nationally known performers (including The Beach Boys, Clint Black, Dennis DeYoung with the music of Styx, and Granger Smith) ...

Eight Decades of Art

Thu. Jun. 15th, 2017  |  Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

80 for 80: A Retrospective of the Art of Susan Phelps Pearson debuts at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls on June 14 and runs through July 12. As its name suggests, the show features more than 80 works of art, focusing principally on paintings and assemblages ...

Cheers to Beers

Tue. Jun. 13th, 2017  |  Eric Christenson, photos by Neal Bennett

The Leinenkugel brothers invite you to their annual ragin’ get-together at the Leinie Lodge to say thank you to Leinie loyalists and beer-lovin’ Wisconsinites of every walk of life. Enjoy family, food, beer ...

Discover Wisconsin Features Chippewa Falls

Thu. Jun. 1st, 2017  |  V1 Staff

An upcoming episode of the travel TV series Discover Wisconsin will feature Chippewa Falls in a starring role. The episode, titled “Chippewa Falls – Pure Fun For Everyone,” will premiere on the weekend ...

Fostering the Business Ecosystem

Thu. May. 18th, 2017  |  Tom Giffey

The story of Chippewa County has always been one of entrepreneurs and innovators, from people with household names like Jacob Leinenkugel and Seymour Cray to scores of unsung business owners whose ...

What's in a Name?

Thu. May. 18th, 2017  |  The Chippewa County Historical Socie

William Irvine was born in Mount Carroll, Illinois, in 1851. When he was only 15 he moved to Chippewa Falls and was employed by the sawmill. At age 22 he married Adelaide Beardsley in Mount Carroll and the two made their home at Chippewa Falls. They had one adopted daughter ...

A New Place to Fish

Thu. May. 18th, 2017  |  Tom Giffey

By next year, a vacant piece of land across from Chippewa Falls’ famed Irvine Park will be transformed into a new park complete with a handicapped-accessible fishing pier and boat launch, a family area and pavilion ...

Riverfront Revival

Wed. May. 17th, 2017  |  Tom Giffey

Considering that Chippewa Falls was born along the river, it’s fitting that its next chapter is taking root there, too. Work is ongoing to transform what was once an underused commercial and industrial ...

Cheers to Oktoberfest

Wed. May. 17th, 2017  |  Marie Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about Oktoberfest that gives me the urge to throw on a dirndl. I’m pretty sure I could rock the Alpine cap as well (though that's not traditional for us German women) ...

Adding on for a Growing Family

Wed. May. 17th, 2017  |  Hannah Mumm

The YMCA is a gathering place for the whole community. It is meant to be an inclusive space – it’s not limited to those who can afford membership at an upscale gym – that promoting wellness ...

A Dam Fine History

Wed. May. 17th, 2017  |  Barbara Arnold

Lake Wissota, one of Chippewa Falls' crown jewels – which sparkles like hundreds of diamonds on a sunny day – and the dam that created it celebrate their 100th birthday this year ...

Don't Pass by the Past

Tue. May. 9th, 2017  |  Barbara Arnold

Step back into an authentic reenactment of a huge 1800s French fur trading camp at the 14th annual “The Past Passed Here” from Thursday, May 11, through Sunday, May 14, at Allen Park in Chippewa Falls ...

Get on the Beer Bus

Mon. May. 8th, 2017  |  Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Western Wisconsin – particularly the Chippewa Valley – is home to many local breweries, distilleries, and wineries. A new service called Eau Claire Brew Hop, the area’s the first and only craft brewery ...

Transatlantic Brew

Fri. Apr. 7th, 2017  |  Barbara Arnold

The new Leinenkugel’s 150th Anniversary Lager has been described as a “marriage” made in beer heaven. Chippewa Valley beer connoisseurs can taste this specially crafted beer at a local launch open to the public on Friday, April 7, from 5 to 8pm at the Leinie Lodge in Chippewa Falls ...

Escaping the Weather

Fri. Mar. 10th, 2017  |  Haley Wright

Snowbirds, an original musical comedy by local composer and retired music teacher Jerry Way, will be performed at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls March 23-26 ...