Category Archives: Profile

Job Shadow: Kathryn Phernetton, Anchor News 18

By Carly Swisher After seeing a post on Facebook for an anchoring position, while she had been reporting at just one station for five years, Kathryn Phernetton, is now the morning anchor for WQOW News 18.  Phernetton said that she … Continue reading

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Local folk artist gives old materials new life

By Andrew Simser One man’s trash may often be another’s treasure. For Roger Adams this means taking pieces of scrap wood, metal, or fabric and turning it into something new. “What do you do with an old cupboard door?” he … Continue reading

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Air Force vet gives back to other military veterans

By Michael Roemer     For 50 years the American Legion in Fall Creek has helped military veterans, addressing their needs in many ways. Over the last few decades, Norm Brunkow has played a major role in expanding the American … Continue reading

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Area substitute teacher finds passion in coaching

By Nick Schauer As the gymnasium begins to fill with fans at Gilmanton High School in West Central Wisconsin, the assistant coach tends to her players, making sure they are stretched out and mentally prepared for the night’s match-up. It’s … Continue reading

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Local artist incorporates modern dance into her art

By Lauren Hoium Barbara Shafer shows her love for modern dance on her canvas. “I always wanted to be a ballerina,” said Shafer, who works as a modern dance instructor in addition to being a self-employed artist. Over the past … Continue reading

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Eau Claire baker makes bread, sweet buns, a tradition

By Lara Bockenstedt If showing up is one of the more important things to be done in life, Sue Ranney is an expert. Long before the sun makes its appearance, Ranney shows up at Sue’s Deluxe Bake Shop each weekday … Continue reading

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Dance instructor creates family bonds in the studio

By Sydney Purpora When a dancer in Carly Sigears’ class experienced the death of her mother, her team was there every step of the way. The girl had no other relatives, so the dancers and their mothers helped the young … Continue reading

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