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Written by:  Marcia Ratliff - Winona Daily News Before she joined Sit to Fit, Melissa Ammann didn’t see herself as ever being a runner, much less enjoying it. She had a couple good excuses for why she was not very active—a young son and an autoimmune disease—but when her sister asked her to consider Sit to Fit in spring 2013, she decided to just go for it. As it turns out, the nine-week ...

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April 06, 2015  •  Jordan Gerard Daily News Bernadette Thicke, a long-time volunteer of the Winona area, was quick to credit others she's served with and wasn't sure she deserved recognition as Volunteer of the Month -- but her volunteer experiences say otherwise. A wife, mother of three grown children and grandmother of five, Thicke started volunteering at PTA meetings and events and Birthright ...

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March 03, 2015 4:42 am  •  Jordan Gerard Daily News   For a former Winona resident, volunteering started as filling free time and soon grew into a passion. Kim Schwab started volunteering when her daughter Katie started school, volunteering in her classroom and being active in the PTA. Schwab said, “I enjoyed helping and working with the kids and just branched out from ...

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Editorial by Brian Voerding, Winona Daily News, February 4, 2015 The Winona City Council didn’t exactly ban smoking in city parks on Monday. Instead, they took a good step in a new direction. The council, in choosing language to discourage smoking in parks, made a smart move, though one potentially worth reconsidering at some point, depending on how much free money in terms of grants the ...

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Article written by Chris Rogers, published online February 2, 2015. Winona Post Should Winonans be allowed to smoke tobacco or e-cigarettes in city parks? On Monday, the Winona City Council will consider a proposal from wellness organization Live Well Winona to ban tobacco in all city parks. The proposal calls for a city policy prohibiting tobacco use in all city parks, including ...

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February 02, 2015   •  Kayla Langmaid Daily News For 19 years, Diane Cada has made and taken wreaths from Winona and placed them at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, the cemetery for veterans in Minneapolis. Cada, her two sisters and their mother craft together handmade wreaths requested by people in the community, and then they place them on veterans’ graves, including her father’s grave, ...

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Article by Tesla Mitchell, Winona Daily News, February 3, 2015 The city of Winona will not be prohibiting smoking in city parks any time soon. But the city will, though, likely be discouraging it. The Winona City Council on a 5-2 vote Monday directed city staff to come up with a policy that would discourage smoking in city parks, without outright banning it. Council members Gerry Krage and ...

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Article by: Jordan Gerard - Winona Daily News January 5, 2015 Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteers usually meet with their “little” once a week for an hour or two, but for a local Big and Little, their friendship lets them meet more often. CJ Robinson, 63, of Rushford, and Kaleb Komperud, 12, of Winona, were first paired together two years ago and have been friends ever since. “I ...

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Winona Daily News  December 01, 2014  • Leah Perri Roderick Baker exemplifies enthusiasm. From planting vegetable gardens in Bolivia to writing a self-help book for young people, whatever project Baker is involved with he does well, with a smile on his face, and with a great story to tell afterward. His passion for helping others, diverse interests and keen desire to learn has made ...

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Winona Daily News  November 24, 2014  • Eunie Alsaker & Jamie Sanders On Nov. 15, we held our first healing grief retreat for area teens. It was a successful and meaningful day. We have many people and organizations to thank, for without their support this day would not have happened. Thank you to the Elizabeth Callender King Foundation grant for funding this pilot retreat. To Live Well ...

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