The Day the Packers Came to Play

Fri. Sep. 5th, 2014  |  Tom Giffey

These days, when the Green Bay Packers come to town, it’s to sign autographs and pose for pictures with fans. In the old days, it was to butt heads with the locals on the gridiron to prepare for the regular season. Nearly 80 years ago ...

The Valley's Love-A-Fair

Tue. Jun. 24th, 2014  |  Tyler Jennings Henderson

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 Local Sampling

Wed. Feb. 19th, 2014  |  Emily Albrent, photos by Luong Huynh

A group of artists have come together to form the February showcase this month at The Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls. Guest curator Ashley Voss said initially the exhibit was going to be interactive, but at the last minute ...

Together Now

Thu. Sep. 12th, 2013  |  Hope Greene, photos by Andrea Paulseth

“A Gathering” is a major exhibit of local artists currently showing at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls. Fifteen area artists of the highest caliber have gathered their work into a large show of some of the best visual art ...

Chippewa Falls Writer Wins Award for Thriller

Thu. Aug. 29th, 2013  |  Emily Albrent

There is a fine line between love and hate, or in this case, murder. Chippewa Falls author Laurie Norlander’s novel Mirror Images follows a young woman named Maddy, who suspects that her former boyfriend, Nic, may be more violent than she ever ...

Capturing Cray

Wed. Jul. 17th, 2013  |  Emily Albrent

Between checking Facebook every couple of hours and Tweeting to our hearts content, we forget that computers have a huge impact on our lives – and locally, on our community. As a reminder, the Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and ...

A Blast in The Past

Tue. Apr. 23rd, 2013  |  Tom Giffey

Hollywood’s got it all wrong: Time travel doesn’t require a futuristic machine. All you need is some historical knowledge and imagination, although guys in buckskin help, too. These elements...

Chippewa Falls High School "Wire Choir"

Wed. Apr. 3rd, 2013

The Chippewa Falls High School "Wire Choir" performs a number of tunes at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls, Wis. on October 28, 2012. The ensemble's concept mixes show choir-style choreography with string instruments.

From Canvas to Celluloid

Wed. Feb. 13th, 2013  |  Hope Greene, photos by Jessica Vollmer

The Heyde Center for the Arts occupies a grand position overlooking downtown Chippewa Falls. Once a temple to education as McDonell Memorial High School, it now houses the Chippewa Valley Cultural Association, providing a needed venue ...

Christmas On Stage

Wed. Nov. 28th, 2012  |  Anna Field

At Christmas is family friendly Minneapolis based production that’s coming to the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls on December 7th at 7:30pm ...

Lederhosen Ahoy!

Tue. Sep. 18th, 2012  |  Emily Anderson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

ober is upon us, and that means it’s time to break out the accordions, brats, and lederhosen to celebrate the area’s German heritage at Oktoberfest. Taking place at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls, this year’s ...

Best Red

Tue. Jul. 24th, 2012  |  Katelyn Hendren

River Bend Vineyard and Winery of Chippewa Falls won the Best of Class award at the Wisconsin State Fair Wine Competition held on June 21. Wines entered in the competition are placed into various divisions based on the type of wine submitted ...

Big River Radio Wave

Tue. May. 15th, 2012  |  Lindsey Quinnies

After forming a band called the RiverBenders with his friends and seeing other live talent pass through his venue, theater owner Mac Cherry decided it would be fun to do a variety show and feature a mix of entertainers. So became the Big River ...

Buying into Organic

Wed. Feb. 22nd, 2012  |  Lindsey Quinnies

The notion of organic food stores and local food co-ops in 1980 was certainly an innovative one, which is exactly why Chippewa Falls residents Barb Harling and Kathy Mandelert founded CHIPS, the Chippewa Falls Organic Food Buying Club. Together ...

Nutrition Response Testing

Wed. Jan. 25th, 2012  |  Brett Bachman, photos by Andrea Paulseth

What has Chippewa Valley residents ranting and raving about alternative health? Everyday people, just like you, are turning their lives upside down through a comprehensive program being offered right in our backyard. Dr. Mike and Julie Court of ...

Through the Front Door

Wed. Jan. 11th, 2012  |  Emily Kuhn

“We’re not just doing it to make a park. We’re doing it so the park will stimulate other property owners to invest in properties and do other things, and that’s what we’re seeing now.” – Chippewa Falls City Planner Jayson Smith

Irvine Park Holiday Lights, Chippewa Falls (2011)

Tue. Dec. 27th, 2011

Local filmmaker Scott Welsch took his camera out to Irvine Park over in Chippewa Falls to capture their big ol' annual holiday light display. The display runs every Christmas season right up through January 1. And he even set his footage to ...

Mahli Thai

Thu. Jun. 9th, 2011  |  Tyler Griggs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When Mahli Thai owner Terri Wilson first discovered the former Bridge Street Station in downtown Chippewa Falls was an empty lot for sale, inspiration and possibility burst from her curious mind. It was early 2011 and she and her husband Tom were ...