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WI State Park Camping Reopens

By tstryker | Jun 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

With so many concerts and festivals canceled this year, it’s nice to share a story from the 715 Newsroom about something reopening. Most campgrounds at Wisconsin state parks are now open again. There are a few exceptions, which you’ll find at this link. The DNR reminds us that capacity limits are still in effect. And […] Read More

WI Rental Assistance Program Accepting Applications

By tstryker | Jun 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Here’s some good news if you’ve struggled with rent during the Covid-19 pandemic. Applications open today for Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (WRAP), allowing eligible residents up to $3,000 to catch up on rent or make security deposits. To qualify, you have to be an adult Wisconsin resident and your household income needs to be at […] Read More

Ashton Kutcher Explains Difference Between “All” and “Black Lives Matter”

By tstryker | Jun 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Outside his acting career, Ashton Kutcher isn’t shy about causes close to his heart. Through his nonprofit, Thorn, he aims to end child sexual abuse and exploitation and has testified before Congress to that end. Lately, an issue is literally closer to home. After posting a blackout of his social media and tagging #BLM, he […] Read More

Country Jam, Northern WI State Fair Canceled for 2020

By tstryker | Jun 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Two more Chippewa Valley summer staples have been interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Organizers announced cancellation of the Northern Wisconsin State Fair on Monday, a first in the fair’s nearly 123-year history, due to ongoing concerns about coronavirus and the implications of the large crowds anticipated to attend the Chippewa Falls tradition. On a positive […] Read More

Harry Styles is a Packer Backer!

By tstryker | May 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

We always knew Harry Styles had great taste; this just confirms it. During an interview after performing on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, Harry explained his longtime love for the Green Bay Packers. It began when he started traveling to Los Angeles and staying with a friend who is an Appleton native. When they watched […] Read More

Halsey “Waddling Like a Penguin” After Home Accidents

By tstryker | May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Statistics remind us most accidents happen close to home, but what about accidents in the home? Halsey had near back-to-back mishaps in recent days. As she explained in a UK radio interview, she first broke her ankle in her kitchen. “I was loading the dishwasher and I pulled the door down to load the dishwasher,” […] Read More

Happy Birthday, Stevie Nicks

By tstryker | May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a shortened week with plenty of troubling news to go around, here’s something positive: it’s Stevie Nicks‘ birthday. The rock icon turns 72 today and has kept a positive tone on social media during her self-quarantine. An Instagram post from late March explained how she was staying busy creatively and also listening to Harry […] Read More

Ellen Cuts Her Mom’s Hair

By tstryker | May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

With Chippewa Valley hair salons reopening, there’s excitement in just getting an appointment. Not everyone has that option just yet, so anybody who still has quarantine hair can empathize with Ellen DeGeneres and her mother. For her 91st birthday, Mom got a home haircut (well, buzz, actually) from Ellen. As you’ll see from the video, […] Read More

Kellogg’s Toucan Sam Makeover Botched, Says Social Media

By tstryker | May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Kellogg’s is getting attention for all the wrong reasons after performing a major facelift to Toucan Sam from Fruit Loops. His blue body is now a kind of two-tone blue and turquoise, his beak went psychedelic and his eyes now have an anime look. While it’s not at all unusual for companies to tweak logos […] Read More

See Steve Carell in New “Space Force” Trailer

By tstryker | May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

In just over a week, we’ll be able to stream the next bingeworthy series on Netflix, Space Force. Steve Carell and John Malkovich head up a star-filled cast tasked to figuratively and literally get the government’s new division off the ground. The new trailer promises plenty of laughs (mild language warning for playing it in […] Read More