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Vacation

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March 29, 2022

Posting will be slow for the next two weeks. I will be taking a vacation to the west coast and will only be writing on occasion. Things should return to normal around April 15. 

The truth about St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2022
A man dressed as Saint Patrick blesses the crowd in Dublin as the parade makes its way through the Irish capital in 1998.

WisCommunity is on vacation, so are COVID statistics

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June 15, 2021

You may have noticed a slowdown in news on WisCommunity - Your editor is currently taking a vacation i California to visit an old friend. I will be back on the 20th 

It's always something - and then there's the weather

February 5, 2021

So it's the tech week from - er - heck here. Beyond the normal pile of slightly-unexpected tech issues, at the moment our VPS supplier tells us they're having some internet stability into our data center. I've noticed a few periods when we've dropped off the web, which has made life interesting. Add that to the fact that I had to fix 2 different laptops this week, power outages in the area, and a quick drop into the deep freeze starting tonight, it's been quite a week.

Oops again

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February 2, 2021

Well, it's been a week of surprises. I've been trying to shape up some of the behavior of the web site in preparation for doing a complete site upgrade and tuning the server performance. In the process, I managed to forget that I'd left the server in an odd mode while I was debugging something, and the upshot is that this morning it completely ran itself out of memory. The technical term in the system administration for this is "Httpd faw down go boom".

What's up at WisCommunity in January 2021

January 24, 2021

So many projects, so little time. Once in a blue moon, I write a little article to let readers know what is going on here, and what you will see coming in the future. 

Who Are We?

January 23, 2021

WisCommunity is published by Steve Hanson, who is the primary employee at the moment. We are working on expanding our staff and may be taking on an intern and perhaps a part-time employee soon. WisCommunity is involved in a consortium of concerned citizens of Dunn County working toward building a more sustainable news environment.

WisCommunity Mission Statement

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January 23, 2021

WisCommunity brings you community-based news about the Chippewa Valley. Our news is the information you need to engage with the community and to understand more deeply what is happening in your home.

Airing of the Grievances 2020

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December 29, 2020

Yes, it's late for Festivus - but the airing of the grievances happens all year long. For a change I'm going to write about them. Don't worry, some time between now and New Years I'll talk about the things in 2020 that I am happy about.

Thankful

WKRP Turkey Drop

November 26, 2020

This Thanksgiving I am, despite the very odd year we have all had, thankful. I'm still here. I have two daughters who came into my life in a non-traditional way, and we're still a family, though we are half a country apart today. Next year for sure. Still, I cannot help but think of the many chairs at the Thanksgiving table that are empty today, some of them permanently.

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    Celebrate our Founder’s Birthday amd skate for a great cause at Skatin’ Alive, a Modern Roller Disco Party to Benefit The Bridge To Hope. All ticket sales for the event will be donated! $20 admission includes quad skate rental. No free passes or spectator admission. 18+ with ID. We are also collecting donations of most needed items for The Bridge To Hope. Shampoo and Conditioner 12oz, Body Wash 12oz, New Pillows, Nail Clippers, Boxes of Tampons and Pads, Baby Wipes, and Deodorant.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/581343090045845/

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    8:24pm

    CLEAR WATER COMEDY PRESENTS: JODIE MARUSKA LIVE AT THE PLUS

    featuring Jason Schommer

    Jodie may have grown up in Minnesota, but using the restroom at Cabella’s is as close to camping as she gets! After being asked for her autograph the first night she performed standup, she knew she had found her calling. 20+ years later, she is a comedy veteran who has performed across the country in clubs, at events, theaters, casinos, and colleges. In the Twin Cities, she can be seen regularly at Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy and the Comedy Corner Underground.

    Jason Schommer is a standup comedian and storyteller who spent years as the opening act and touring partner for Louie Anderson. Louie said “Jason is funny, clever, smart, and on his way to the big time!”. As a stand up comic, Jason has performed all over the USA as well as Canada and for the US Military in Japan. A regular performer at The Moth, Jason has won numerous Story Slam competitions performed at the GrandSlam at The Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul.

    tickets here:

    https://volumeonetickets.org/events/clear-water-comedy-presents-jodie-ma...

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD
    THE PLUS
    208 S BARSTOW ST
    EAU CLAIRE, WI
    DOORS 7PM | SHOWTIME 7:30PM
    ALL AGES (18+ RECOMMENDED) | GENERAL ADMISSION
    $10 IN ADVANCE (BUY IN ADVANCE, AND RECEIVE ONE FREE RAIL DRINK, DOMESTIC TAP, OR SOFT DRINK)
    $15 AT DOOR

    tickets here:

    https://volumeonetickets.org/events/clear-water-comedy-presents-jodie-ma...

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    OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS

    Only a limited number of tickets will be available for purchase online. Buy in advance, save at the door!
    Online sales close at 6pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door following this time. The show is not- we repeat, NOT sold out unless there is a separate announcement.
    The Plus is a full service restaurant. Drinks and food are available and can be ordered before or during the performance.
    All advance tickets are will-call, print at home, or e-ticket. No physical tickets will be printed or provided. A list will be present at the door to assure your entry when you buy in advance.
    Clear Water Comedy and The Plus reserve the right to remove or deny service to anyone who engages in disrespectful, unruly, or disruptive behavior.. No talking, heckling, texting, or recording is permitted during the performance. No refunds will be provided in this event.

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    4:39pm

    Eau Claire, WI - We are coming to you on February 11th, 2023 from 10am-5pm at the UW-Eau Claire Davies Center!

    Come to explore Everything Spiritual, Holistic & Wellness related. We will have a variety of vendors which may include Psychic, Tarot, & Angel Readings, Aura Photos, Various types of Energy Healers, Essential Oils, Crystals, Gemstones and much much more. We will also have a Group Gallery mediumship event similar to John Edwards and Teresa Caputo, as well as 4 FREE Lectures.

    $5 Entrance Fee. FREE gift bags to the first 25 people. We have something for everyone.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/470557595018563/

  • Steve Hanson
    2:25pm

    As our readers know, WisCommunity has for some time been concerned about the state of news coverage in Dunn County, particularly the declining coverage of civic events and government. This is primarily a one-man operation and it has been difficult to plug the quickly leaking hole in the news coverage dike. 

    I have for several months been involved in a news discussion group consisting of members who are former journalists in the county, the , and other concerned citizens. We are working on developing new ideas and methods for improving news coverage in the county in a sustainable way.

    We are holding a to learn more about what the needs of the community are and how we can work together to develop more sustainable and powerful news coverage. If this is a topic that interests you, we would like to invite you to join us in a session to be held at the Menomonie Library on February 9, 2022 at 1:30 PM. This will be an in-person meeting, but you may also attend and provide comments in an on-line option that will be hosted by WisCommunity.

    Those interested in attending in person on Feb 9 are asked to register at 

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    We welcome input from our readers and sources, particularly in regard to any errors appearing on this site. Please feel free to contact us with any issues or corrections, either through our contact form or by commenting directly on articles on the site. We will make every effort to correct and notate any errors in our reporting and to do so as quickly as possible. 

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