Wheeler Unveils a New Veterans Memorial
Wheeler's new Veterans Memorial[Photo credit Brian Lorenz Sr.]. Later this week, Wheeler will dedicate its new Veterans Memorial. According to Village President Ben Stephens, the memorial has been in the works for the last three years and is the result of some collective hard work. Stephens said, "We are very thankful for everyone that helped us, including a good amount of businesses." The 50 Yard Line Bar and Grill arranged a lot of the fundraising efforts.Read full story
Who is Menomonie's 'Iron Knight'?
Who is Menomonie's Iron Knight?(Collage created by author with iStock & Canva) A few weeks ago, I was walking down Main Street, trying to fish my car keys out of my purse. In my distraction, I bumped into someone. I looked up to mumble an apology, and came face-to-face with a person wearing a homemade suit of armor.Read full story
Menomonie's Sad Connection to 'Little House on the Prairie'
In 1932, Laura Ingalls Wilder published Little House in the Big Woods. This was the first of several books that would become the popular Little House on the Prairie series. While these stories mainly chronicled the lives of Laura’s immediate family, she had a large extended family as well. And it is through this extended family that Laura has a sad connection to Menomonie.Read full story
Family-Friendly Menomonie Area Halloween 2021 Events
This year, Halloween is extra special because it falls on a Sunday. That means you can party all weekend long in Dunn County. Here's a roundup of some of the area's family-friendly events.Read full story