Jefferson Award Winner: Paul Arntzen

For decades, a little-known cemetery in Menomonie sat overrun and uncared for. This month's Jefferson Award winner is honoring the dead by bringing a little beauty back to their final

Jefferson Award Winner: Paul Arntzen

For decades, a little-known cemetery in Menomonie sat overrun and uncared for. This month’s Jefferson Award winner is honoring the dead by bringing a little beauty back to their final resting place. 

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Jefferson Award Winner: Ardie Kelly

Over 20 years ago Ardie decided she wanted to volunteer at The Community Table so she began washing dishes on her lunch break. You can still find her there today! 

Jefferson Award Winner: Ron Decker

500 hundred hours on the road and more than 300 meals delivered. Those would be some impressive numbers for any sub shop or pizza parlor employee but Ron Decker has spent all that time behind the wheel unpaid. 

Jefferson Award Winner: John Henningsen

Across the county 1 in 5 people do not have access to affordable health insurance. They are our neighbors, coworkers, friends and even family. A retired physician from Rice Lake is working to change that, but the work of this remarkable volunteer doesn’t stop at the city limits.

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