Jefferson Award Winner: Debbie Kacvinsky

An Eau Claire volunteer was looking for a way to give back to veterans after her son enlisted. Now, you will find Debbie Kacvinsky at the Chippewa Veteran's Home every

Jefferson Award Winner: Debbie Kacvinsky

An Eau Claire volunteer was looking for a way to give back to veterans after her son enlisted. Now, you will find Debbie Kacvinsky at the Chippewa Veteran’s Home every week sharing her time and talents.

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Jefferson Award Winner: Jim Murray

This month’s Jefferson Award winner enjoys spending time outdoors. Jim Murray from Eau Claire worked behind a desk as an accountant, but spent his off-hours working to keep mother nature pristine.

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Jefferson Award: Everett Tillung

September’s Jefferson Award winner is helping the community one meal at a time. Everett Tillung cooks for thousands of people in Eau Claire from the hungry to the elderly. 

Jefferson Award Winner: Steve Olson

After years of as an officer at the Eau Claire Police Department, July’s Jefferson Awards winner had the goal to stay active in retirement. That passion for fitness has become contagious, spreading throughout the L.E. Phillips Senior Center.

Jefferson Award Winner: Joe Luginbill

Many times, News 18’s Jefferson Awards winner is an unheralded volunteer, making the community better from the background. But June’s recipient is a face familiar to many in the Eau Claire community.

Jefferson Award Winner: Pat Hannack

Pat Hannack might work under the title of ‘pharmacy technician’, but those who know Pat says that does not begin to describe all the work she does at the Open Door Free Clinic in Chippewa Falls.

Jefferson Award Winner: Abigail Beguhn

We’ve all heard that age is just a number, but 91-year-old Abigail Beguhn says the real key to a long life is making life better for those around you.

Jefferson Award Winner: Pat Rumpel

It’s said, that after awhile, you mirror the traits of those you spend the most time with. Well, when you see Pat Rumpel, Kelsey the golden retriever usually isn’t far behind. 

Jefferson Award Winner: Cheryl O’Connell

When the last bell rings, signaling the end of the day at Eau Claire’s Longfellow Elementary, the work begins for Cheryl O’Connell. But she wouldn’t call it that. ..

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