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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Evelyn Cole talking during an interview with WXOW

Jefferson Award Winner: Evelyn Cole

HOUSTON, Minnesota  (WXOW)  —- Evelyn Cole does a lot of driving.  “She takes kids to the library to make sure they have access to that.

Jefferson Award Winner: Tammy Hewuse

La Crosse, WI  (WXOW)  — The Jefferson Awards is the Nobel prize for public service and a prestigious award that honors volunteers in the community. This month

Jefferson Award Winner: John Young

La Crosse, WI (WXOW) —– This month’s Jefferson Award winner, John Young has been volunteering for over 50 years.   He’s literally transformed the village

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Jefferson Award Winner: Al Pedrazoli

La Crosse, WI (WXOW) —— “The Jefferson Awards” are the Nobel prizes for public service and a prestigious award that honors volunteers in the community. This


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