Slide Show: Jefferson Awards Banquet 2019

Once a year, WXOW and Altra Federal Credit Union gather to honor our Jefferson Award winners from the past year.

March Jefferson Award Winner: Virginia Wintersteen, M.D.

She is a “tireless advocate” for people who have physical challenges.  

Doctor Virginia Wintersteen is an orthopedist at Gundersen Health System.  Beyond that work, she has volunteered for years to provide opportunities for children and adults with disabilities.  Opportunities that did not always exist.

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Jefferson Award Winner: Gail Zahn

Onalaska, WI (WXOW) – She’s received honors before.  Just three years ago, Gail Zahn celebrated her own day in La Crosse, thanks to then Mayor Matt

Jefferson Award Winner: Hilda Matson

They say miracles are made behind the walls of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and the woman performing them is Hilda Matson. Hilda is the Jefferson

Jefferson Award Winner: Barbara Rice

Sparta, Wisconsin (WXOW) — As the clock strikes five some people are closing up shop for the day but Barbara Rice is just getting started.

Marie Glover pets one of the cats at Tabbytown

Jefferson Award Winner: Marie Glover

Westby, WI (WXOW) – –Marie Glover has rescued thousands of animals. Tripod is a three-legged cat that is the reason Marie started Tabbytown. A main


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