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Winona Daily News - July 16, 2015 10:27 am Registration is now open for Winona’s Olympic-style Community Challenge competition. Businesses and organizations wishing to compete in a combination of intellectual, physical and fun events during the week of Aug. 29 through Sept. 2 should sign up now. These events are a great way to build camaraderie and team spirit. Activities include a mud/trail ...

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Article by:  Kim Schneider - Winona Daily News, July 6, 2015 For Winona resident Deb Skarlupka, volunteering is much more than just a way to fill her time — it’s about the good it does for the community. “I’m involved in so many things, I should’ve made a list,” Skarlupka laughed. Before Skarlupka moved to Winona 20 years ago, she lived in Madison, Wis. She had her first volunteering ...

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Published in the Winona Daily News, June 14, 2015. Article written by Ken Mogren Nearly 40 years have passed since I first pinned a number on my shirt to participate in a running event. Ever since, I’ve been an appreciative admirer of the people who volunteer their time so runners, bicyclists and cross-country skiers like me could have our fun. I’ve seen volunteers stand for hours in ...

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Written by: Marcia Ratliff, Winona Daily News   It’s the end of the school year, it’s the beginning of June, and it’s time for Trinona. Now in its seventh year, Trinona has grown from a cozy affair with about 250 participants to an event weekend with around 1,000, in races ranging from the kids’ triathlon to the international-distance triathlon. Along the way, event founder and ...

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Written by Leah Perri, Winona Daily News It all goes back to Joe Vogel. Vogel, who died of cancer in 2010, established Team Vogel vs. Cancer, a Winona organization dedicated to, in its words, “Paying it Forward” by helping other families dealing with cancer. Though Joe has passed, it is his memory that motivates Scott Christiansen, the June Volunteer of the Month, and propels the ...

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Winona Daily News, May 03, 2015  It is often said that volunteers are paid in six figures: S-M-I-L-E-S. Volunteers are worth far more than the T-shirt they receive as recognition of the time and energy they invest in making our community a better place. Live Well Winona understands the value of volunteers, and we recognize that without them our events would not take place. In 2014, ...

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Written by Leah Perri, Winona Daily News   If you’re not growing, you’re dying. It’s a phrase Dennis McEntaffer, the May Volunteer of the Month, has often said in his efforts revitalizing and promoting downtown Winona. The South Dakota native, who owns Sport & Spine in Winona where he works as a physical therapist, said he fell in love with Winona’s downtown when he first came here ...

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Published in the Winona Post on April 29, 2015. Written by AMELIA WEDEMEYER As the days grow longer and the weather warms throughout the state, Winona, in particular, comes alive as residents, students and visitors flock to the natural landscape rife with outdoor activities that the area has to offer. “Winona is such a great area for outdoor activities,” enthused Anna Hudson, Winona Health ...

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Written by: Marcia Ratliff, Winona Daily News - 4/20/15 Winona Volunteer Services isn’t stopping at providing food for Winona residents in need. They’re offering free exercise programs as well. Nutrition and health coordinator Nadine Bayer teaches plenty of nutritious cooking classes to food shelf clients, but she wanted to address more aspects of health. “Health these days means a ...

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April 16, 2015  •  MARCIA RATLIFF Daily News 'Every day is Earth Day': Winona's celebration Saturday to feature themed bus routes, new events This year, Winona’s Earth Day celebration will encourage attendees to get on board — literally. If you go WHAT: Winona Earth Day WHEN: Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Winona State University, corner of Main ...

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