Category Archives: Profiles

Local Man Keeps Film Processing Alive

By Max Harding Even though much of the world has moved on to digital photography, film photography still holds a special place in photography shop owner, Bill Eklund’s, heart. Eklund owns Sharp Photo and Portrait, a shop that services both digital and analog needs. The act of film development is something he doesn’t want to

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TV-10 Station Manager Looks To Keep Moving Forward

By Maxwell Inskeep As long as she can remember, Anna Wischmann wanted to be involved with broadcasting. “Coming in as a freshman, I wanted to be in sports broadcasting,” said the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire senior. “Being a part of TV-10 made me realize that that’s not the career path I want to take. But

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Brain trauma victim inspires others through injury

By Nicole Bellford Eager to see familiar faces, family, and sleep in her own bed, Audrey Nelson made the familiar trip from Northwestern College in St. Paul to her home in Cornell, Wisconsin. An icy patch of road near Highway 27 between Cadott and Cornell triggered a head on collision between the car that the

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Eau Claire native opens escape room on west side

By Emilee Wentland They lock you in and don’t tell you how to get out. Typically, this is all participants know about escape rooms prior to visiting Escape EC, Eau Claire’s newest escape room co-owned by Jack Trautlein. “This is most of the people’s first escape room,” Trautlein said. “So we’d like to make it

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Entrepreneur promotes feminism, community with store

By Samantha West If someone had told Rebecca Cooke a few years ago that she was going to open a home goods store in her hometown, she swears she wouldn’t have believed it. “I think a few years ago, I wasn’t here … and I think being home inspired this mindset,” said Cooke, 28. But

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Eau Claire resident impacts the local fitness community

By Kelsey O’Connor Heart pumping, sweat dripping down his face; he pushes with the last of his energy to get the bar back up one more time. He has reached muscle failure. Exhausted from today’s workout he grabs his gear and heads to the locker room to get ready for the rest of the school

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