Covid-19 series

The stories in this Covid-19 series offer a time capsule into life in Wisconsin during this extraordinary time. From a minor league baseball player to a barber to a farmer to an ER nurse, these are stories of resilience and people using their creativity and skills to support their community. Below you will find stories that share our lives, our shared future, our Wisconsin.

“I love creating characters with important life lessons to learn.”

I’m from Fall Creek, Wisconsin, which is a very small town. Growing up, I was surrounded by a family of storytellers. Photos by Andi Stempniak My dad’s a public speaker, and my grandparents love to tell stories. My paternal grandmother has been writing poetry for longer than I’ve been alive, and my mom’s mother used

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Aidan Sanfelippo |Eau Claire, WI

“Being from a family of refugees grounds me.”

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press published ‘Hope Is the Thing: Wisconsinites on Perseverance in a Pandemic’. In this series, we feature five writers who share their experiences as they explore hope in the era of Covid. Jamie Vue contributed an essay to the book. Being from a family of refugees grounds me and is where

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Jamie Vue | Eau Claire, WI