Volume One Staff

Andrea Paulseth

Staff Photographer

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Royal Credit Union: Delivering Game-Changing Online and Mobile Tools

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Beth Nelson and Morgan Jaeger knew they were in for a learning experience when they accepted marketing internships with Royal Credit Union through the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. They just didn’t know that “digital” would ...

Opening Shot | August 5, 2020

photos by Andrea Paulseth

NEW PAINT JOB, NEW LOOK. The City of Eau Claire unveiled a colorful new logo back in January, and it’s begun to pop up in all kinds of places. Most recently, it appeared on the side of the city ...

RESTAURANTS REBORN: Local Eateries Get Refreshed Look

two local restaurants glow-up, even amid a pandemic

Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Two well-known restaurants in the Chippewa Valley now have new identities after changes in ownership; but despite their name changes, these two establishments still provide welcoming atmospheres with delectable food and drinks ...

DOGGONE FUN: Children’s Theatre Presents ‘101 Dalmatians’

featuring food, friends, and fun, this dinner theater is one you won't want to miss

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Life is good for Roger and Anita and their two dogs, Pongo and Perdita, until Cruella De Vil aims to steal their dalmatian puppies to create her new fur coat. Disney’s 101 "Dalmatians" will hit The Oxford’s stage ...

Eau Claire 14-Year-Old Publishes First Novel

age is nothing more than a number for one local writer ...

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If there’s one thing Georgia Kendziera knows about starting her career at the ripe age of 14, it’s that you should do what you love. And for her, that means writing a book. And then publishing it ...

Local Writer Gives Voice to the Voiceless

new BIPOC writers group offers space for writers of color

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Though Yia Lor – a member of the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild advisory board – enjoys listening to stories from others and connecting with families and children as a social worker, her true passion ...

Black Lives Matter Mural Memorializes Vibrant Lives Lost

'This is still happening,' one muralist says. 'It's not necessarily gotten better.'

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

“Each time the world loses a Black life, a mother, father, son, daughter, best friend, or neighbor is lost ...

‘Conversations in Color’: New Livestream Event Continues Race Discussion

new weekly show debuts Monday on Converge Radio

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton and Ed Hudgins’ new radio series, "Conversations in Color," seeks to fill that need by discussing a number of race-related topics. Their first episode, which will be broadcast ...

Pop-Up Food Truck Event Hopes to Sustain Local Food Economy

some might call it a ‘food truck frenzy’

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

After watching all of the festivals and fairs around the Chippewa Valley get cancelled, Kyle Yudes from Castle Insurance Agency in Eau Claire knew he had to do something ...

Wilson Creek Inn Cultivates Supper Club Vibes

owners turn former Skoog's Parkside in Menomonie to supper club with an upscale focus

Serena DeMars, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Earlier this year, Wilson Creek Inn in Menomonie had plans to serve up great eats to the community before the pandemic hit. But, after a slight delay, this new supper club is now open and ready for business ...

Menomonie's Revamped Stout Craft Co. Features 24 Craft Beers, Food – and Axe Throwing

‘We want to be known for craft beer and craft foods,’ says general manager of what was formerly Stout Alehouse

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Stout Craft Co. in Menomonie – formerly Stout Ale House – got a facelift as of June, with a total rebrand of the restaurant. With new paint, new TVs, new LEDs, new neons, new trimwork, a new bar ...

Local Author Perseveres Despite MS Diagnosis

'Writing a book is like a miracle,' says local author Jenny Knipfer. Writing three? Now that's a feat.

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Jenny Knipfer woke up one day in 2014 to find that her toes were numb. The following day, she woke up to numb legs. Then the next day, the numbness had made its way to her midriff. That’s when she made an appointment with a neurologist ...

Got An Idea? Launch It Downtown With the Jump-Start Contest

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If you’ve got an entrepreneurial dream, it’s time to get it off the ground with the help of the 16th Annual Jump-Start Downtown Business Competition sponsored by Downtown Eau Claire Inc. This business plan ...

My Son Believes He Will Be Killed By Police

in light of Black Lives Matter protests, one local dad urges you to consider biases you didn't know you had

Ed Hudgins, photos by Andrea Paulseth

My son believes he will be killed by the police. He is 11 years old, and he is Black – and living in a very white region, with a very white mom and dad. He’s brilliant, beautiful, and highly perceptive. His 11-year-old brain isn’t yet wired to process events ...

Should I Wear a Face Mask? a Local Physician Weighs In

Wisconsin can learn a lot from Germany's pandemic approach

Jan Stauss, M.D., photos by Andrea Paulseth

I was shocked when I read back in January that the first case of COVID-19 in Germany was diagnosed in my former hometown Munich. In retrospect, it made sense that Munich was at high risk to be affected ...

Draft EC School Plan Would Offer Blend of Virtual, In-Person Education

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When they return to school this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Eau Claire school district students will experience a blend of in-person and virtual learning under a plan scheduled to be considered by the Eau Claire school board ...

HANG IN THERE: 22 Tips to Help You Survive the Summer

CVF Family Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Trying to survive the pandemic summer with the whole family? Here are some suggestions from Chippewa Valley Family staff members and contributors to help you survive and ...