Tom Giffey

Editorial - Managing Editor

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Thu. Feb. 20th, 2020

Neighbors Can Speak Out on New Boyd Park Plan

Tom Giffey

Want to offer your thoughts about the proposed redesign of Boyd Park? A public input session will be held at 6:30pm Thursday, March 5, at Spirit Lutheran Church, 1310 Main St. The gathering will be hosted by ...

Thu. Feb. 20th, 2020

Five More Noteworthy Wisconsin African-Americans

Tom Giffey

When Joshua Glover, who had escaped enslavement, was locked in a Milwaukee jail in 1854, a mob of 5,000 people gathered outside to set him free. Glover had escaped slavery in Missouri two years ...

Thu. Feb. 20th, 2020

Peters Stepping Aside

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Eau Claire city manager to retire in May

Fri. Jan. 24th, 2020

Sunny Skies CBD in Durand Says the Future Looks Bright for the New Industry

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

On Durand’s Main Street you can catch a glimpse of what could be a big part of rural Wisconsin’s future: There, just past the City Hill, across the street from the Courier-Wedge newspaper office, and next door to the RoosterTail Bar & Grill, is the headquarters of Sunny Skies CBD ...

Fri. Jan. 24th, 2020

The FAQ on CBD

Tom Giffey

everything you wanted to know about CBD, but didn't know who to ask

Fri. Jan. 24th, 2020

Gehrke’s Long Career the Subject of Library Exhibit

Tom Giffey

When sculptor, painter, and woodworker Robert Gehrke died last year at age 68, the Chippewa Valley lost one of its longstanding artistic icons. Gehrke, an Eau Claire native, made his living as ...

Mon. Jan. 13th, 2020

DeMuth Will Lead Menomonie Chamber of Commerce

Tom Giffey

An experienced nonprofit leader in Dunn County has been hired as the new chief executive officer of the Menomonie Chamber of Commerce. Ashley DeMuth, who most recently was ...

Mon. Jan. 13th, 2020

The Chippewa Valley's Most Popular Baby Names of 2019

Tom Giffey

Confession time: When my wife was carrying our first child, I didn’t ease my pre-parental anxiety by absorbing What to Expect When You’re Expecting or some similar advice book. Instead, I read a ...

Thu. Jan. 9th, 2020

New Cannery Plan OK’d

Tom Giffey

residential development already underway in EC riverside neighborhood

Thu. Jan. 9th, 2020

1 Million More

Tom Giffey

Eau Claire chapter of 1 Million Cups continues to grow

Fri. Jan. 3rd, 2020

Student to Star With Chippewa Valley Symphony

Tom Giffey

Every year, some of the most talented teenage musicians in the state compete in the Kristo Orthodontics Young Artist Competition, with the winner taking the stage with ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Dec. 17th, 2019

YMCA Pulls Out of Sonnentag Center Project

Tom Giffey

The Chippewa Valley YMCA will no longer be part of a collaboration to build a shared event and recreation complex on Menomonie Street spearheaded by UW-Eau Claire. Eau Claire Community Complex Inc. – the nonprofit entity ...

Tue. Dec. 10th, 2019

Using Pain as Propane

Tom Giffey

UWEC’s Dennis Beale works to inspire young black men in college, the community

Wed. Dec. 4th, 2019

See Contributes Essay to Anthology About Mourning

Tom Giffey

Acclaimed Chippewa Valley writer Patti See has contributed an essay to an anthology titled What Remains: The Many Ways We Say Goodbye, which was published in November by Gelles-Cole Literary Enterprises ...

Wed. Dec. 4th, 2019

Reading Will Bring Joy to Lit Lovers’ World

Tom Giffey

Hark! The Chippewa Valley Writers Guild wants to wish you a merry Christmas with a seasonally themed evening of words and music on Monday, Dec. 16, at the Pablo Center at the Confluence, 128 Graham Ave. The event ...

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2019

Trolling for Whimsey

Tom Giffey

Altoona’s River Prairie to get interactive sculptures of mythical monsters

Mon. Nov. 25th, 2019

Yes, There Is a Santa Claus

Tom Giffey

what a well-loved editorial can tell us about the truth of the holiday season

Mon. Nov. 18th, 2019

5 Big and Bygone Eau Claire Venues

Tom Giffey

The Eau Claire Auditorium and Armory opened in 1919 at the corner of North Barstow and Galloway streets. It featured a large stage and could seat 2,000. It was designed by Chicago architect George Awsumb ...

Wed. Nov. 13th, 2019

Forging a City

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

second volume of Eau Claire history explores 20th-century industrial era

Fri. Nov. 8th, 2019

Chippewa Valley Parents Share Unique Ways They Celebrate

by Bonni Knight, by Katie Larson, Tom Giffey, Rachel Hart-Brinson, Jessica Miller

Whichever holidays families celebrate this time of year, they inevitably develop traditions: Religious or secular, serious of silly, maintained for generations or ...

Thu. Nov. 7th, 2019

Kid History: a Glimpse of Christmas Past

Tom Giffey

If it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in your house, it may look a lot like this photo, which was taken in 1903: an evergreen tree decked out ...

Thu. Nov. 7th, 2019

Museum Takes Step Toward New Location

Tom Giffey

The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire has taken the first step toward building a newer, bigger home for juvenile joy on North Barstow Street in Eau Claire. If everything goes as planned, the new museum could ...

Thu. Nov. 7th, 2019

Oh Night Divine: La Crosse’s 4 Million Lights

Tom Giffey

From living-room evergreens to the scores of shimmering trees at Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls, twinkling lights are everywhere in the Chippewa Valley during the holidays. But if you’re traveling the state ...

Fri. Nov. 1st, 2019

Explosive Production

Tom Giffey

Menomonie High stages historic Wisconsin premiere of historic play