Fun Features in Our Current Issue…

Smooch a Pooch. Tomah animal shelter discovered a unique way to raise funds—with a lovable dog as the star!

Following Her Heart Home. She travels 3,400 miles from Alaska each summer to reconnect with her Wisconsin roots.  

A Boy, His Bike and a Hike. In summer of 1944, a gas shortage wasn’t going to stop this adventurous teen from getting to camp. 

What’s the Buzz? Apiary owners in Coleman devised a honey of a solution to protect their bees from hungry black bears. 

You Never Saw Such Work! Meet Sister Shirley, who retooled herself into a woodworking whiz after “retiring” at age 75.

Two Weeks in Paradise. Fishing, swimming, games and dances made memorable vacations on Lake Nicaboyne in the ’40s and ’50s.

Is This Ireland? No, it’s Tomahawk, where a medieval castle—with turrets, battlements and more—can be found on Lake Killarney.
Learning the Write Way. In a one-room school in the 1920s, a Racine County teacher valued the Palmer Method of Penmanship.

Still Going Strong. In this new department, we feature an Appleton cobbler, who practices a trade you don’t see much anymore. 

On the Hunt...with a Camera. Mukwonago man’s hobby has him seeking out colorful dragonflies and damselflies.
At Home Where the Bison Roam. Barron County family didn’t plan on a huge bison operation, but it’s turned out to be a big success.
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Inside Every Issue…

On the Wild Side—by Tom Davis

My Favorite Ma & Pa Restaurant

Wisconsin-themed Crossword

What's Cookin' in Wisconsin

Window on Wisconsin—reader submissions

Wiscon-Scenes—professional photography

The Big Picture—fold-out panorama

Treasure Hunt—You'll Treasure This Trailer

Where's the W? Contest

Short Memories

Vintage Views

About the Cover: Hikers explore Parfrey’s Glen State Natural Area, part of Devil’s Lake State Park, south of Baraboo. The path along this stream is about a mile in length through walls of sandstone. Photo by Susanne von Schroeder.

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