People

We are a unique state, with amazing people who have incredible stories. You'll find some of the best here at WhooNEW. These people will inspire you!

Black Rabbit Farm – The Story of Two Young, Wisconsin Farmers Starting from Scratch

When you hear about young people running a farm, it’s usually someone who’s been farming their entire lives. A parent or other relative typically passes on responsibility to the next generation, and they simply continue in their family’s footsteps. It’s not often you find people who transform their lives in order to start farming from […]

Was Cabaret Singer Hildegarde the Most Romantic Wisconsin Woman of All Time?

Imagine the lights dimming at a Wisconsin supper club. People dining on prime rib and sipping on brandy old fashioneds look up to see a striking blond take the stage. Wearing glamorous and slightly seductive clothing, she sits down at a piano surrounded by roses. With a twinkle in her eye and a bit of […]

Green Bay Singer-Songwriter Kurt Gunn Isn’t Giving Up on Original Music

Can I let you in on a little secret? If you haven’t seen Kurt Gunn perform (and you probably haven’t) you’re missing out. Although he’s a respected veteran of the local music scene, for this performer, many nights the crowd is thin. Well, ‘crowd’ might not be the right word. Chuckling, Kurt tells me “When I […]

17 Patriotic Stories of Wisconsin Military Veterans

This is one time of year when we stop and remember veterans of the U.S Military. It’s important to honor the brave men and women who’ve served our country. But how much do you really know about the history of notable service members from Wisconsin? We decided to take a closer look at some of […]

A Wisconsin Pirate? Discover the Legendary Exploits of Captain “Roaring Dan” Seavey

When you think of pirate adventures – you probably don’t think of the Great Lakes. But I’m sitting here – on International Talk Like a Pirate Day – writing a story about a man who was a buccaneer on Lake Michigan. He was accused of causing shipwrecks, kidnapping, operating a prostitution ring, booze-running, hijacking ships […]

The Story of Clifford Thompson – The Tallest Wisconsinite to Ever Live

Did you know one of the tallest men in the world was a Wisconsinite? Clifford Thompson claimed he was 8’7″ tall. Although, there has been some controversy over his actual height. According to thetallestman.com, he towered 7′ 5″ above ground. And a researcher named Craig Albert, more recently used photo-analysis to determine his size was somewhere […]

Bridging the Gap – How the Honoring Elders Project Brings Generations Together with Storytelling

It’s easy to point a critical finger at society and talk about “how things once were” (I’m only 30 and even I have said that). Most of these arguments about the decline of our character do have some validity to them, but the discussion usually stops there. We seldom dig deeper into the lives and […]

14 Wisconsin Olympians You Can Watch at the 2014 Winter Games

You already know who to root for at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi this month – anyone wearing Red, White & Blue. But you can cheer extra hard for the list of athletes in this article. These people are Wisconsin’s current contribution to the greatest international sporting event in history.

The Prange’s Christmas Window – A Walk Down Memory Lane with Mom

Our memories of Christmastime are a big part of what makes this season so special. Christmas always brings a feeling of nostalgia. It’s a time of year when we find it easier to remember what it felt like to be a kid. The anticipation, the mystery and magic, the joy – it can all come […]

The Real Reason We Call It Chicken Booyah in Wisconsin

Chicken Booyah – that hearty concoction of scrumptious broth, tender veggies and shredded chicken has been a Wisconsin favorite for more than a century. But have you ever wondered how booyah got its name? Where the recipe came from? Or why it’s such a popular dish, especially in Northeast Wisconsin? I started looking into it, […]