As summer comes to an end, tourists begin to leave Wisconsin’s northwoods. Every year on Labor Day, people line Highway 51 and wave to the tourists as they head home. These “wave parties” are a way of saying “thanks for coming,” but also, “thanks for leaving.” At Whitman’s Bar and Grill in Hazelhurst, people are gathered to eat grilled corn, hear live music and wave at the cars headed south.
For many years, academic achievement for Hmong students in the Madison area seemed fine. But many parents were doubtful about the data. In assessing students, the Madison School District included Hmong kids in the broader Asian category.
Wisconsin Life host Angela Fitzgerald is off to the races as she explores the Crandon International Raceway. Home of the World Championship Off-Road Races, this dirt track sees thousands of visitors each year.
In his retirement, architectural draftsman Ron Olsen was looking for something to keep him busy. At least his wife Judy was looking to keep him busy. They’ve been married for 55 years and have traveled to see many of the properties designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Enter Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights Neighborhood on the near north side and you’ll find abandoned houses, vacant lots and sometimes the sound of gunfire and violence. This is also the neighborhood where Evelyn Patricia Terry grew up.
No one wants to have an encounter with a bear – well most of us anyway. But a run in with a bear and her cubs gave Carol Dunbar a different view of mothering.
In farm fields across Wisconsin, spring is the time to pick rocks. But Bob Keiper and Gary Eldred aren’t farmers. They’re flintknappers and they’re looking for rocks shaped by ancient hands and then left behind in a farm field outside Hixton, WI.