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 Awards: Laurie Kessler

HOLMEN, Wisconsin (WXOW) – This month, our Jefferson Award goes to a woman who’s made a personal commitment to helping young people in the Holmen

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Jefferson Award Winner: Colleen Sowa

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) – News 19 along with other community sponsors are recognizing members of our community who are making a difference in the lives

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Easter holiday weather…

Today and Easter Sunday will bring quiet and dry weather. Sunny skies will transition to partly sunny skies for the

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