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Wisconsin v. Yoder

(Encyclopedia) Wisconsin v. Yoder, case decided in 1972 by the U.S. Supreme Court, which held that Amish children could be exempted from compulsory school-attendance beyond the 8th grade; the Amish (see under...

Wisconsin

(Encyclopedia) Wisconsin, river, c.430 mi (690 km) long, rising in the lake district, NE Wis., and flowing generally SW across central Wis. to the Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien. At Portage it is con...

Wisconsin Overview

(Encyclopedia) Wisconsin wĭskŏn´sən, –sĭn [key], upper midwestern state of the United States. It is bounded by Lake Superior and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, from which it is divided in part by th...

Wisconsin Rapids

(Encyclopedia) Wisconsin Rapids, city (1990 pop. 18,245), seat of Wood co., central Wis., on the Wisconsin River; inc. 1869. Paper, heating equipment, and steel castings are produced. Dairy farms, agriculture...

Dells of the Wisconsin

(Encyclopedia) Dells of the Wisconsin,   The Dells, or The Wisconsin Dells, scenic part of the Wisconsin River, central Wis., NW of Portage. The river has cut a deep gorge through 8 mi (12.9 km) ...

America's Most Livable Communities

Once a decade, Partners for Livable Communities, a national non-profit organization working to restore and renew America's communities, selects the most livable places in the country.…

John Donne: Community

CommunityGood we must love, and must hate ill, For ill is ill, and good good still; But there are things indifferent, Which wee may neither hate, nor love, But one, and t…

Taizé Community

(Encyclopedia) Taizé Community tāzā´ [key], ecumenical Christian community based in Taizē, Burgundy, France. The community was founded by Roger Schutz, 1915–2005, a Swiss Protestant theologian who cam...