Topics

Wisconsin Originals

  • Search by Term

  • By Topic

  • By Type

Dina Nina Martinez: Ready or Not, Here She Comes

Comedy can be a risky business and Dina Nina Martinez knows that all too well. Originally from Texas, Martinez along ...

Challenge Academy Alumnus From Kaukauna Mentors Next Generation

Joey Smith did not always feel comfortable growing up, and a chaotic time in high school brought him to the ...

Chippewa Falls Teen Performs In New York City Musical About Hemophilia

Colin Orth dreams of being a traveling musician. The teenager plays trumpet in the Chippewa Falls High School jazz band. ...

Ms. Milele’s Legacy Of Telling Positive Stories About The African-American Community

“I came to Madison in 1968,” recalls 85-year-old Madison activist Milele Chikasa Anana. “In that era, when I would look ...

At Home in the Ten Chimneys Estate

Whimsical, colorful and dramatic are just a few ways to describe the Ten Chimneys Estate nestled in the woods outside ...

Black Bears In Wausau’s Backyard

Tens of thousands of black bears roam Wisconsin and yet to see one up close is rare. Jeff Traska has ...

Stitching A Niche With Stoles

White, green, purple, red. Melinda Halom knows her church colors and the corresponding seasons. Halom is a part-time pastor at ...

Milwaukee Woman Carries on Family Tradition of Making Headcheese

Daphne Jones is carrying on a tradition that is deeply personal, and at the same time, ancient and universal. She ...

Newton Man’s Journey to Honor a Forgotten Daughter of Wisconsin Executed by Hitler: Mildred Fish-Harnack

Mildred Fish-Harnack was a Milwaukee-born, University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate and the only American woman executed on the direct orders of ...

Lake Tomahawk’s Snowshoe Baseball Puts A Twist on America’s Pastime

In Lake Tomahawk, the phrase “Take me out to the ballgame” has a different meaning. Instead of peanuts, there’s popcorn. ...

Cadott’s World-Class Archer Right on Target

It’s 7:00 a.m. and Physical Education Teacher Scott Christenson has a gym full of teenage archers up early for practice. ...

LEGOs Are Building Blocks of West Bend Couple’s Relationship

Eric and Emily Krans are unofficial LEGO Master Builders. They create amazing structures from small, colorful plastic bricks. Turns out, ...

Talented Water Skier Bringing Increased Accessibility To The Sport

Grace Petzold’s passion for water skiing started when her parents took her to a ski show in northern Wisconsin when ...

Puppet Maker Holds the Strings on Hobby Turned Livelihood

When Ken Vogel started making puppets in the 1970s, he didn’t actually believe he would still be making them to ...

Middleton Teen Using Indian Classical Dance To Help Others

Shruti Parthasarathy is a dancer from Middleton, Wisconsin. She practices Bharatanatyam, an Indian classical dance form that originated in southern ...