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Three new Iverson-Freking Award Winners named

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The Iverson-Freking Award has been presented to individuals in the community who have shown an unselfish dedication to helping those in need for more than 25 years in La Crosse. The award is based in Christianity and promotes the acceptance of all other faiths, while helping those who need it most in our community.

On Tuesday, three new people were named as this year's winners: Father Robert Cook, Tom Hundt, and Jane Steingraeber. 

Father Cook is a La Crosse native, ordained by Frederick Freking in 1965, one of the men after whom the award is named. Father Cook said, "When we give something away, somehow it comes back to us. So the person in the community who is a volunteer also receives a great deal. I feel I've received a great deal from the people I've worked with over the years."

Tom Hundt served in the United States Army for 36 years. His service to the community through his church, Rotary Lights, and Freedom Honor Flights, to name a few, has earned him the honor. Tom said, "God gave me some abilities and I feel its on me to use them. I just take every opportunity I can to do that and make the community a better place to live."

 Jane Steingraeber is drawn to people in need. Jane has donated her time and talents to organizations like the Blood Mobile, Franciscan Skemp Auxiliary, and Ruth House. Jane said, "It enriches you. You meet people that you never would meet in any other situation except in that moment. And that's just pure gift."

There will be a special day of recognition for the award winners on January 22, 2014 at 11:30am, at the Radisson Hotel Ballroom in La Crosse.
 
 
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