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Chronic Senioritis

For proof of how local young people have grown during their years in the Eau Claire Area School District, we only need to look at one piece of…

Sweet Inspiration

A cold, rainy, Wisconsin afternoon doesn’t sound like the ideal conditions for opening an ice cream shop. But on Saturday, May 20, despite…

Cake? I WUV Cake!

Late this past winter, a storm dumped 11 inches of snow on the Chippewa Valley. Eleven inches that quickly melted due to abnormally high…

The Trail We Know by Heart

In the sixth month of my son’s life, I hike him up a mountain. Or at least the closest we have to a mountain here in Wisconsin, which, as it…

Exploring Creativity with DIY Beats

A simple homemade instrument can tune up your child’s social development. There’s just something about the joy of crafting a homemade…

Hanging up Her Apron

After nearly 20 years of owning Sue’s Deluxe Bake Shop – and a lifetime in the baking industry – Sue Ranney is planning to off the apron…