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Jefferson Award Winner: Randy Walker Video included

Randy Walker retired a few years ago, but that doesn't mean he's stopped working. Three nights a week, his coffeehouse provides a free meal to the needy and homeless in our area.

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Jefferson Award Winner: Mary Jacobson Video included

A Chippewa Falls woman volunteers her time to help mold the next generation of volunteers. That's why Mary Jacobson is the March Jefferson Award Winner. 

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  • Jefferson Award Winner: Mary Erickson

    Jefferson Award Winner: Mary Erickson

    Immigration reform has been a hot topic in Washington and across the country. While the debate over who should be a citizen continues, one Eau Claire volunteer, Mary Erickson, is working to make sure those who qualify are prepared.

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    Immigration reform has been a hot topic in Washington and across the country. While the debate over who should be a citizen continues, one Eau Claire volunteer, Mary Erickson, is working to make sure those who qualify are prepared.

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  • Jefferson Award Winner: Andy Neborak

    Jefferson Award Winner: Andy Neborak

    This month's Jefferson Award winner is well-known in Eau Claire's baseball community, but it's his work off the field that earned Andy Neborak this honor.

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    This month's Jefferson Award winner is well-known in Eau Claire's baseball community, but it's his work off the field that earned Andy Neborak this honor.

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  • Jefferson Award Winner: Ken Adler

    Jefferson Award Winner: Ken Adler

    The December Jefferson Award nominee has volunteered his time so that others in the community can be healthy. Ken Adler is among a small group that got the Chippewa Valley Free Clinic off the ground. 

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    The December Jefferson Award nominee has volunteered his time so that others in the community can be healthy. Ken Adler is among a small group that got the Chippewa Valley Free Clinic off the ground. 

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  • Jefferson Awards Winner: Randy Schneider

    Jefferson Awards Winner: Randy Schneider

    This month's Jefferson Awards winner is a man used to feeding the community almost every day. However, there is one day this restaurant owner shuts down, so he can serve a hot holiday meal to those who would otherwise not have one. His name is Randy Schneider and he is the November Jefferson Awards winner.

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    This month's Jefferson Awards winner is a man used to feeding the community almost every day. However, there is one day this restaurant owner shuts down, so he can serve a hot holiday meal to those who would otherwise not have one. His name is Randy Schneider and he is the November Jefferson Awards winner.

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  • Jefferson Award Winner: Kathy Campbell

    Jefferson Award Winner: Kathy Campbell

    Kathy Campbell spent 25 years working for the Eau Claire School District. Despite no longer receiving a paycheck, Campbell still can be found in the classroom, now as a volunteer.  

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    Kathy Campbell spent 25 years working for the Eau Claire School District. Despite no longer receiving a paycheck, Campbell still can be found in the classroom, now as a volunteer.  

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  • Jefferson Award: Everett Tillung

    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. 

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    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. 

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  • Jefferson Award Winner: Tonya Allard

    Jefferson Award Winner: Tonya Allard

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    When floodwaters hit the Arcadia community in July, a local volunteer was not the first to help, but she was certainly the last.

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    When floodwaters hit the Arcadia community in July, a local volunteer was not the first to help, but she was certainly the last.

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  • Jefferson Award Winner: Steve Olson

    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.

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    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.

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  • Jefferson Award Winner: Joe Luginbill

    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.

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    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.

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  • Jefferson Award Winner: Pat Hannack

    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.

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    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.

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