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Jefferson Award Winner, Judy Gates Video included

These hands have touched the lives of so many especially those at the end of their life. "They've gone through all the stages of death because a lot of them that we get are at the end stage. You know as a hospice volunteer to sit with them, you know they're at peace. They're at peace with life and they're at peace with death," said this month's Jefferson Award winner, Judy Gates. More>>

Jefferson Award Winner, Bob Milisch Video included

Bob Milisch says he learned at an early age, from his parents that you get more out of life when you give.

June Jefferson Award Winner: Randy Thomson Video included

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) He's taught martial arts for 25 years. But, his mission goes beyond teaching self defense.Randy Thomson wants to give back some of what's been given to him.

Vogt honored at national Jefferson Awards gala in Washington

In celebration of her extraordinary contributions to and selfless work within the community, Karen Vogt was honored this evening at a Washington, D.C. awards gala. The event recognized 90 Americans with the 42nd annual Jefferson Awards, regarded as one of the nation’s highest honors for community service and volunteerism. More>>


Onalaskan John Staut wins Jefferson Award Video included

ONALASKA, Wis. (WXOW) --- John Staut is the driving force behind "Centering Onalaska," a non-profit that specializes in "building community pride". According to the woman who nominated John, he is detail oriented and dedicated to making Onalaska shine.

Jefferson Award Winner, Sister Mary Ann Gschwind Video included

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) --- This month's winner is a La Crosse woman who says ever since she was a little girl, the Franciscans left a lasting impression on her and influenced her decision to live a life of service. More>>

Local Jefferson Awards winners honored for their service Video included

Karen Vogt Karen Vogt

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - WXOW honored community members for their public service at the third annual Jefferson Awards banquet Thursday night in La Crosse. More>>

March Jefferson Award Winner: LuAnn Hjelle Video included

ONALASKA, Wis. (WXOW) She spent a career teaching children. When she retired, the transition was a challenge. So LuAnn Hjelle decided to return to the classroom, as a volunteer. More>>

February's Jefferson Award Winner, Bethany Jensen Video included

Ask any teacher and they'll say, if what you're doing works...keep doing it. Bethany Jensen says, "I have a natural gift for math and science and I wanted to use that in some form of volunteering." More>>

Eveline Heitzman, Jefferson Award winner

Sparta, Wisconsin (WXOW) ---- Eveline Heitzman is the Jefferson Award winner for the month of January.  "Once the food is all out, I start cleaning and I'll stay here until it's done."  She runs a tight More>>

Jefferson Award winner Terry Schleifer Video included

La Crescent, MN (WXOW) ---- Terry Schleifer is crazy about cats. "Are you a crazy cat lady? I am. " That use to bother Terry, but not anymore. "I've always known I've been a little bit eccentric cause More>>

November Jefferson Award Winner Larry Pohja Video included

ONALASKA, Wisconsin (WXOW) If you stop by the Onalaska Public Library, chances are you'll see the work of Larry Pohja. Larry is a long time volunteer at the library. More>>

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