Volume One Staff

Tom Giffey

Managing Editor

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5 Heroic Veterans From the Chippewa Valley

Tom Giffey

Red Cloud, a Jackson County native and a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, served in the Marines in World War II and in the Army during the Korean War. On the night of Nov. 5, 1950 ...

Sliding Toward Gold

Eau Claire teen curler headed to youth olympics in Switzerland

Tom Giffey, photos by Jeff Thompson

Thompson, a 17-year-old junior at Memorial High School, was on the gold-medal winning team at the trials, which were held in early ...

Eau Claire Entrepreneurs Celebrate Startup Wisconsin Week

Tom Giffey

For the second year, Eau Claire we be part of the statewide Startup Wisconsin Week, a series of events with the mission of helping Badger State entrepreneurs get off the ground. Startup Wisconsin Week ...

Ghosts From the Past

check out these eerie old images of Chippewa Valley kids celebrating the spooky season

Photos by Chippewa Valley Museum , by Tom Giffey

Sure, you won’t find a Transformer or Pokemon in the bunch, but many of the Halloween costumes in these photos from the early- and mid-20th century look surprisingly ...

Write Off the Page

Chippewa Valley Book Festival makes reading a social affair with 20 author events

Tom Giffey

Reading is typically a solitary act. True, a reader can commune with the mind of a writer via the printed page, but it’s a one-way process. So for readers, meeting authors – hearing directly ...

Little Frights in the Big Woods

bizarre tales of spirits tossing axes in the 1870s

Tom Giffey

In the 1870s, bizarre tales of spirits tossing axes and tearing bibles drew attention to a western wisconsin farm. Was it all the work of a troublesome poltergeist?

The Right Age to Play

Chippewa Valley seniors are recognizing the benefits of an active lifestyle – and for many of them, pickleball is key

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

About five years ago, the City of Eau Claire was poised to remove worn-out, rarely used tennis courts at McDonough Park, a narrow strip of green space tucked away off Centre Street on the city’s near ...

For Whom the Belfry Tolls

former church housing gift shop to be demolished

Nathan Hopp, photos by Tom Giffey

At the busy intersection of North Farwell and East Madison streets in downtown Eau Claire stands a lonely former church that will soon be demolished. This is the shared location of the Belfry House of Gifts ...

New Wilson Park Fountain? Eau Claire Wants Your Input

Tom Giffey

The fountain in Eau Claire’s Wilson Park – a downtown fixture for more than a century – hasn’t worked for nearly a year and needs to be replaced, and the city is seeking input from community members on what a new fountain could look like ...