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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Judy Gates knitting

Jefferson Award Winner: Judy Gates

Coon Valley, WI (WXOW) – – These hands have touched the lives of so many especially those at the end of their life. “They’ve gone through

Randy Thomson talks in his martial arts studio

Jefferson Award Winner: Randy Thomson

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)  He’s taught martial arts for 25 years.  But, Randy Thomson’s mission goes beyond teaching self defense. Randy Thomson wants to give

John Staut standing in front of some flowers

Onalaskan John Staut wins Jefferson Award

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

Luann Hjelle answering a student's question

Jefferson Award Winner: LuAnn Hjelle

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

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