Wisconsin

1:29pm

Thu August 1, 2013
Code Switch

Sikhs Remember Tragedy By Embracing Faith

Originally published on Thu August 1, 2013 3:48 pm

Worshippers at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek. The Aug. 5, 2012, shooting tragedy has brought some Sikhs closer to their faith.
Erin Toner WUWM

Every Sunday, hundreds of worshippers descend on the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, just south of Milwaukee. They come here to pray and to eat a weekly meal together, called a langar. On Aug. 5, 2012, as women were preparing the meal, a gunman opened fire, killing six people, including the temple president, a priest, fathers and a mother, before turning the gun on himself. Photos of the victims now hang in the lobby of the temple, called a gurdwara.

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6:02am

Mon July 22, 2013
The Two-Way

VIDEO: 'Grandma Drummer' Says She Loves To Play

Originally published on Mon July 22, 2013 6:52 am

"Grandma Drummer" — Mary Hvizda — in action.
Coalition Drum Shop video

We can't start the new week without posting more video of the "grandma drummer" who captured so much attention on Friday.

As we said in an update Saturday, the mystery woman who became a YouTube hit thanks to video of her rocking out at a La Cross, Wis., drum shop has been ID'd as Mary Hvizda, 63, of Onalaska, Wis.

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4:59pm

Fri July 19, 2013
The Two-Way

UPDATE: 'Grandma Drummer' Revealed

Originally published on Mon July 22, 2013 5:41 am

"Grandma Drummer" in action.
Coalition Drum Shop video

The staff at Coalition Drum Shop in La Crosse, Wis., knows her as "Mary."

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5:00am

Thu July 18, 2013
Around the Nation

96-Year-Old Store Owner Wins Standoff With Robber

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 5:45 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Magaretta Wolf has owned a grocery store in Marshfield, Wisconsin for more than 50 years. So when a masked robber recently demanded she hand over the store's cash, she refused, saying you can have all the Tootsie Rolls you want but I am not opening that cash register. By the way, Wolf is 96.

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1:17am

Thu July 18, 2013
Shots - Health News

Tuberculosis Outbreak Shakes Wisconsin City

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 5:45 am

Dale Hippensteel, manages the Sheboygan County health department.
Jeffrey Phelps For NPR

Looking crisp and official in his khaki-colored sheriff's department polo shirt, Steve Steinhardt says Sheboygan, Wis., is a pretty good place to be a director of emergency services.

"Nothing bad happens here," he says, knocking on wood. Unless, that is, you count the tuberculosis outbreak that struck the orderly Midwestern city of 50,000 this spring and summer.

"I never expected TB to be one of the bigger emergencies I'd face when I got into this field," Steinhardt says.

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