Maybe We Were Wrong – A Closer Look at Why We Call it a Bubbler in Wisconsin

Almost exactly two years ago – we were launching WhooNEW – a website about all the things that make Wisconsin unique. The very first story that caught on with readers was an article examining the origins of the word “bubbler.” Why did Wisconsinites use the term for drinking fountains? Are there other people in the […]

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 […]

Relive the Legend – Stories from the 1967 Ice Bowl

Some football games we forget – even the big ones. Do you remember who won Super Bowl XLIV five years ago? But then there are football games that people still talk about decades later. The Ice Bowl is one of those legendary games. Every time there’s a somewhat cold football game, people bring up the […]

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 […]

Haunted Fox Valley – 8 Local Ghost Stories

Every town has its tales of terror. But there seems to be something especially freaky about Appleton and the Fox Cities. From historic buildings haunted by their owners, to paranormal gravestones and even our very own “Phantom of the Opera” – you don’t need to go far to find evidence the metaphysical. Whether you believe […]

Saint Hubert’s Shrine in Marinette County: A Wisconsin Hunting Tradition

Whether you’re a hunter or not, in Wisconsin when the temperature starts to drop and the leaves start to change color people start thinking camouflage, blaze orange and deer. The Second Week of Deer Camp and Da Turdy Point Buck can be heard playing on the radio.  Hunters start to gear up and hunters’ widows plan […]

10 Cool Facts About the Packers Bears NFL Rivalry

From the legends of Vince Lombardi and George Halas to the mustaches of Mike Ditka and Mike Holmgren… One of the coolest things about being a Packers fan is all the history connected to our team. Of course, a huge part of the Green Bay Packers’ history is their rivalry with the Chicago Bears. It’s […]

7 Inspirational Quotations from Vince Lombardi

After a disappointing Week 1 of the Green Bay Packers’ 2014 season, fans of the Green and Gold could probably use a little inspiration. Who better to turn to than the man who took the team we love to five NFL Championship victories – including wins in the first two Super Bowls. Vince Lombardi’s football […]

The Story of Paramount Records – Black History Month in Wisconsin

Blues music is arguably America’s greatest cultural gift to the world. Without the blues, music as we know it could not exist. Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards once said, “If you don’t know the blues…there’s no point in picking up the guitar and trying to play rock and roll or any other form of popular […]

Wisconsin or Minnesota? Your Vote Decides the Better State!

You might call the rivalry between Wisconsin and Minnesota a friendly one. Then again –  you might call it a bitter one. Twin Cities Public Television is trying to end the debate once and for all with an online poll put together by the program Are You MN Enough? It seems a bit unfair that […]