A Local Sampling

Heyde Center showcases five local artists across mediums

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

Heyde gathers works from top Chippewa Valley talent

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

documentary looks at Chippewa Falls’ computing history

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

Chippewa Falls event revives fur trade, lumbering eras

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

new Heyde Center show covers duo of mediums

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

holiday theater and music show comes to the Heyde Center

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!

annual Oktoberfest mania returns to Chippewa Falls

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

Chippewa Falls winery wins state competition

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

stage and radio show to visit Chippewa Falls

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

Chippewa group has been doing it since before it was cool

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

Chippewa Falls clinic re-teaches your body how to care for itself

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

the newly planned gateway to Chippewa’s downtown

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

‘hot’ new Thai restaurant opens in Chippewa Falls

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 ...

Fight for Your Rights

progressive apolitical event FightingBobFest comes to Chippewa Falls

Thu. May. 12th, 2011  |  Emily Anderson, photos by V1 Staff & Contributors

“We are not campaigning for anyone. ... (Speakers) are not there for their party; they are there for their ideas.” – Jim Dunning, an event coordinator of FightingBobFest

A Breath of Fresh Threads

new apparel company in Chippewa Falls

Thu. Apr. 14th, 2011  |  Lisa de Felice, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Breath of Life, which is partnered with Menomonie’s Ambient Visions Ink, offers apparel with designs created entirely by the local trio. As of now, they offer T-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, and hats, but plan to add jeans, shorts, dress shirts...