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Today we highlight a story by WPR’s Rachael Vasquez, in collaboration with Wisconsin Life. She profiles Mary and Wilford Kepler of Wauwatosa. They both contracted COVID-19 in April and died hours apart — in the same hospital room, with their beds pushed together. That ended a 74-year marriage that began when Wilford returned from serving in the Navy during World War II.
As Wisconsin eclipses 1,000 deaths during the pandemic, WPR and Wisconsin Life are profiling several residents on that list.
Mary and Wilford Kepler, married 74 years, contracted coronavirus and died just hours apart — WPR/Wisconsin Life
No Big Ten football in 2020 will cost UW athletics and the state millions of dollars in revenue — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
UW System Administration announces layoffs, other cuts as COVID-19 losses grow — Wisconsin State Journal
Interest in homeschooling has ‘exploded’ amid pandemic — Associated Press
The Belmore chronicles: In second interim stint, former teacher, principal leads MMSD through unprecedented year — Cap Times
COVID-19 concerns prompt Superior teachers to resign — Superior Telegram
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‘I refuse to lose’: How this lifelong musician remains resilient through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond — Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
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