UWHealth employees Ann Sheely and Julia Burns care for COVID-19 patients. (Photo by John Maniaci UWHealth)
This Week Marks One Year Since the Coronavirus First Came to Wisconsin

An “emergency” committee continues to manage resources and staffing as coronavirus cases move from a mystery to a vaccine target.

The 114-year-old barn at Ela Orchard was a familiar sight every autumn for apple lovers across southeast Wisconisn.
Historic Barn Lost to Fire at a Landmark Racine Co. Orchard

Novelist Jane Hamilton and husband Bob Willard are weighing rebuilding options for Ela Orchard.

This 7-year-old's Virtual Lemonade Stand Raised Enough Money to Feed 600 Families for a Week
WI Girl’s Virtual Lemonade Stand Will Be Highlighted in Inauguration Special About Giving

Her goal was $90, but donors and a non-profit restaurant have helped her raise $53,000.

Chestina Schubert raises her hand as she becomes the first person at University Hospital to be vaccinated on Dec. 17. Herd immunity, or vaccinating 70% of state residents, will not be likely by fall unless the federal government increasing vaccine allocation to Wisconsin. (Photo provided by UW Health)
The First Frontline Worker Vaccinated in Wisconsin Is a Black Woman. That Matters in the Fight for Trust.

This community has been hit hard by the virus. It is also much less likely to trust medical research and the vaccines produced by research.

Clerk Mary Price stands outside the 109-year-old Perry Town Hall. Located in a rural corner of Dane County, Wis., its population is 670. (Photo by Susan Lampert Smith)
Rural Perry’s Only Polling Site Finally Gets Internet and Toilet for Election Day

Recent upgrades made possible through Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act grant.

Election Day countdown
Unsure How Long Until Election Day? Here’s Your Sign.

Mount Horeb woman creates an array of numeric nudges to go vote.

A photo of a quarantined boy wearing a protective mask as he looks through a window. The pandemic is prompting an increase of anxiety and depression in children and teens. (Getty Images)
Ongoing Pandemic Causing Mental Health Issues for Many Teens

Professionals cite lack of normal routine, lack of social interactions as contributing factors.