Category Archives: Profiles

Mondovi all-natural meat farm to be featured on ‘Wisconsin Foodie’

By Samantha West MONDOVI — Gone are the days of small family farms — the days when most of America grew up on a farm, or at the very least, children had their grandparents’ farm to play freely on and to understand where food comes from. Stephanie and Andy Schneider had been raising cattle, pigs

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New library science instructor dabbles in creative space

By Rachel Schmidt It’s calm and quiet in the Chippewa Valley Technical College library. About two dozen students fill the space but the only sounds are the clicks of computer mice, muted beeps from the circulation desk and the whirr of the printer as it spits out sheets of paper for a waiting student. Shelves

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Local Musician Credits Eau Claire for Musical Success

Matt Hasenmueller didn’t start singing until he was 16. In fact, he didn’t even know he could sing. “Originally, I thought I couldn’t sing,” said Hassenmueller, “I just liked a girl in choir so I joined and that’s when I found out I could sing well. It just came super natural.” Local artist Matt Hasenmueller,

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Local Entrepreneur Advocates for Sex Education Reform

By Tiah Marr An Eau Claire local is trying to change the way young people receive sex education through research, implementation and entrepreneurship. “The older I get, the more ‘Aha’ moments I experience -and they suck.” CEO of Bending Paperclips, Mack John, discusses finding their answer to the question: What is sex? “My goal is expediting those aha

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Professor brings awareness to deaf culture in Eau Claire

By Annemarie Payson In this silent classroom, bodily movement does the talking and the words couldn’t be any more clear. This is the everyday classroom lesson plan for Nicole Jones. No spoken words are ever exchanged between student and teacher. “It really is the best way to learn American Sign Language,” Jones said. Jones is

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Local author finds human connection through his writing

By Evan Hong The summer sun rose over the small town of Hayward, Wisconsin, giving light to a new day. Hardly anyone walked the streets at 6:30 a.m., as most people sought the maximum amount of sleep before their early morning shifts. But there sat Dalton Hessel, all alone in the local coffee shop with

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Eau Claire fitness instructor becomes studio owner

By Jenna Ambrosius One woman went from running around taking care of children to running around in a fitness studio. After taking Zumba classes at a local gym, Emily Balow, owner of Dragonfly Dance and Wellness, decided to become a certified Zumba instructor and began leading classes once a week at the studio under its

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