ONALASKA, Wisconsin (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.
For the past five years, she's read to children at the Onalaska Kindergarten Center every Friday. For her efforts, Hjelle is the Jefferson Award winner for March 2014.
If you know a volunteer you believe makes a difference in the community, you can nominate him or her for a Jefferson Award. Look for the Home tab on our website. Click on the home tab, then on Jefferson Awards. At the top of that page, click on Nominate Someone. In the meantime, you can see LuAnn Hjelle's story by watching the attached report from photographers Dustin Luecke and Mike Calarco along with reporter Dave Solie.
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